Exhibition Reviews

EARLS COURT GALLERY - Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

"OUT OF THE BACK"

 

BODY LANGUAGE   "Humans move. Sculptures don’t. So how does a sculptor infuse a figure with movement?  One way is to get the viewer to move around the work. Revealing a part of something is the sculptors way of getting us to start walking around the piece." 
See what art critic Regina Haggo reveals about my sculpture in her video review:  BODY LANGUAGE

- Regina Haggo, art historian, public speaker, curator and former professor at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand

 

 

24th ANNUAL SCULPTURE CELEBRATION  2009

CALDWELL ARTS CENTER, LENOIR, NC

 

"The figure has been the subject for sculptors since the beginning of human history...to interpret the figure in an artistically original way at this point in time is almost impossible. Mary-Ann has accomplished this. Her work is powerful from a distance, but the details make it quite exceptional up close."

 

- John Henry, American sculptor, juror - Sculpture Celebration 2009, Lenoir, NC.

Merit Award - "Bound by Round."

 

 

NW ARTIST'S LEAGUE 31ST ANNUAL COMPETITION

WILKES ART GALLERY, WILKESBORO, NC

 

"This sculpture pulled at my heartstrings, as soon as I saw it! A combination of a host of disciplines! Obviously drawing from a wellspring of personal experiences with obvious formative years spent in the company of gifted artisans in an environment where skills can be tirelessly honed. The understanding of the materials, the properties of the underlying structure, the workmanship and application of the surface finish, the rectilinear designs using both gentle and bold elements of shape and color has made this my obvious choice. Every bold statement, purposeful curvature and gentle prick has an essential place. This meant much to me as an architect where you can't escape the attention to detail without which concepts collapse.

 

"The precise and balanced articulation between elements are so well related that I can't help but be reminded of my favorite architect, the Italian master, Carlo Scarpa."

 

- George Kosinski, British architect/painter, juror - NW Artist's League, Wilkes Art Gallery, Wilkesboro, NC. Best in Show - "A Sense of Balance"

 

 

TYNDALL GALLERIES - CHAPEL HILL, NC

"BETWEEN THE EYE AND THE FIRE"

 

"There were many great exhibits in 2004, but one that stood out was the colorful take on modern art by sculptor Mary-Ann Prack at Tyndall Galleries back in February. Prack's stoneware clays are shaped and glazed intuitively, but come out very aware of Matisse, O'Keefe, Miro, and to an extent, Picasso and Kandinsky. Being able to conduct a modern art orchestration while retaining her own style is what makes Prack's work memorable."

 

- Doug Stuber, Visual Arts Critic, Independent Weekly, Durham, NC.

"The Best of the Year 2004" Issue, 1.5.2005, Best Solo Exhibit.

 

 

MANHATTAN ARTS INTERNATIONAL - NYC, NY

"HERSTORY 2004"

 

"Mary-Ann Prack's sculptures resonate pure harmony, balance and the relentless positive spirit of humankind. Simple in form yet endowed with a profound sense of ancient wisdom, they are sublime and full of wonder. Prack is an artist who reaches deep within herself to evoke universal themes. That is why I selected her work to receive an Artist Showcase award in the Manhattan Arts International "Herstory 2004" competition/exhibition."

 

- Renee Phillips, Director, Manhattan Arts International, NYC, NY.

Author: "The Complete Guide To New York Art Galleries"

 

 

LEEPA-RATTNER MUSEUM OF ART - TARPON SPRINGS, FL

"O' APPALACHIA: ARTISTS OF THE SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS"

 

"I haven't been this excited about an artist's work in a long, long time. Mary-Ann's sculpture affects me in so many different ways...and always with total exhilaration; intellectually, spiritually and emotionally. The essence of her creations is really quite magical and her mastery of the medium exquisite!"

 

- Ramona Love Lampell, Arts Advocate and Associate Curator, Leepa-Rattner Museum

Author: "O' Appalachia, Artists of the Southern Mountains," Stewart, Tabori & Chang

 

Selected Exhibitions & Awards

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2004

 

 

"BODY LANGUAGE"

New Gallery of Modern Art, Charlotte, NC

 

"STANDING STILL…IN THE ABSTRACT"

City Gallery at Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC

 

"STANDING STILL…IN THE ABSTRACT"

ASU Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Boone, NC

 

"FIGURES & FACES IN THE ABSTRACT" 

Tipton Gallery, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

 

"THE FIGURE ANEW"

Hawthorne Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC

 

"FORMS & FIGURES" 

Caldwell Art Center, Lenoir, NC

 

"FIGURES & FACES IN THE ABSTRACT" 

Wilkes Art Gallery, Wilkesboro, NC

 

"BETWEEN THE EYE AND THE FIRE" 

Tyndall Galleries, Chapel Hill, NC

 

 

Selected Exhibitions & Awards

2016

 

 

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2014

 

 

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"ART YOU LOVE"

InFocus Gallery, GreenHill Center for the NC Arts, Greensboro, NC

 

"ArtMix"

Caldwell Arts Center, Lenoir, NC

 

"DISTINCT VOICES FROM AROUND THE WORLD"

Tyndall Galleries, Chapel Hill NC

 

"ALTERNATE REALITIES" PRACK / NICHOLS 

Wilkes Art Gallery, Wilkesboro, NC

 

"ArtMix"

Fine Arts Center, Salem College, Winston-Salem, NC

 

"SOME WONDERFUL ABSTRACTIONS" 

Allyn Gallup Contemporary Gallery, Sarasota, FL

 

"FOLLOWING FORM" 

River Gallery, Chattanooga, TN

 

"ABSTRACTION" 

Sawtooth School of Art, Winston-Salem, NC

 

PRACK/NICHOLS 'TWO VISIONS - TWO MEDIA - ONE PASSION'

Wilkes Art Gallery, Wilkesboro, NC

 

"ArtMix" 

The Jones House, Boone, NC

 

"WINTER SHOW" 

Green Hill Center For NC Art, Greensboro Cultural Center, Greensboro, NC

 

"50FIFTY" 

Wilkes Art Gallery, Wilkesboro, NC

 

"ArtMix" 

Wilkes Art Gallery, Wilkesboro, NC

 

"ALL IN THE APPROACH" 

The Galleries, Cabarrus Arts Council, Concord, NC.

 

"CLASSIC CRAFTS" 

Piedmont Arts Gallery, Martinsville, VA

 

"CONTOURS  &  CONCOURSES"   PRACK / DUROCHER

Zenith Gallery, Washington, DC

 

"PRACK/TRAPP - NEW WORK" 

Tyndall Galleries, Chapel Hill, NC

 

The Haen Gallery, Asheville, NC

 

"GO FIGURE" 

Nina Liu Gallery, Charleston, SC

 

"PRACK/DUROCHER" 

Zenith Gallery, Washington, DC.

 

"3-D WOMEN"  

West End Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC.

 

"WOMEN ARTISTS OF WESTERN NORTH  CAROLINA" 

Turchin Center, Boone, NC

 

"PRACK/TRAPP" 

Gallery 9, Banner Elk, NC

 

EXHIBITION/AUCTION - BRAHM  

Blowing Rock, NC

 

Cooper Gallery, Lewisburg, WV

 

ERL Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC

 

Davidson County Arts Center, Lexington, NC

 

MILLENNIUM EXHIBITION - Ashe County Arts Center, West Jefferson, NC

 

Wilkes Art Gallery, Wilkesboro, NC

 

"BORDER BIENNIAL" 

York Museum of Art, Rock Hill, SC

 

 

Selected Exhibitions & Awards

2015

 

 

2013

 

 

2011

 

 

2011

 

 

2011

 

 

2010

 

 

2010

 

 

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2004

 

 

BEST of the BLUE RIDGE

'The White Line', Ashe County Arts Council, W Jefferson, NC

 

"SCULPTURE CELEBRATION"

1st Place, Lenoir, NC

 

"SCULPTURE CELEBRATION"

3rd Place, Caldwell Art Center, Lenoir, NC

 

BEST OF SHOW - "POSITIVE/NEGATIVE" 

National Juried Art Exhibition, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

 

GRANT RECIPIENT - REGIONAL ARTISTS PROJECT

of North West North Carolina

 

"SCULPTURE CELEBRATION" 

3rd Place, Caldwell Art Center, Lenoir, NC

 

BEST OF SHOW - "NORTHWEST ARTIST'S LEAGUE"

31st Annual Exhibition/Competition, Wilkes Art Gallery, Wilkesboro, NC

 

FIRST PLACE SCULPTURE - "NORTHWEST ARTIST'S LEAGUE," 

30th Annual Exhibition, Wilkes Art Gallery, Wilkesboro, NC

 

"SCULPTURE CELEBRATION" 

Merit Award, Caldwell Art Center, Lenoir, NC

 

FIRST PLACE, SCULPTURE -"NORTHWEST ARTIST'S LEAGUE"  

29th Annual Exhibition, Wilkes Art Gallery, Wilkesboro, NC

 

NATIONAL AWARD - "BEST OF AMERICA" 

Sculpture Competition, Williamsburg, VA

 

HONORABLE MENTION - "50th ANNUAL JURIED ART EXHIBITION" 

Rocky Mount Arts Center, Rocky Mount, NC

 

BEST SOLO EXHIBITION - "BEST OF 2004" ISSUE 

"Independent Weekly", Arts Review Magazine, Durham, NC

 

ARTIST SHOWCASE AWARD - "HERSTORY 2004" 

Exhibition, Manhattan Arts International, New York City, NY

 

 

 

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