* Mary Rose Holmes *

Mary Rose Holmes

Plain Aire Cottage Artist, Medium -  Oil

Education -

Fine Arts degree, Agnes Cott College, Atlanta, Georgia. Continued art education: Rollins College, Florida. University of Florida. Gulf Coast Museum of Art, Largo, Florida. Founding member of Plein Aire Cottage Artists (3 Members)

Publications -

PBS, TV Fox News, Tampa Tribune, NY Russian American News, St. Petersburg Times, Bellair Bee, Clearwater; Barrier Islands Gazette, Florida; Clearwater Gazette, Florida, Palm Beach Post Newspaper, Florida. Published Author-Hyde Park Metro, Tampa, Florida.

Mission -

I am a fifth generation Floridian and third generation Florida Artist.  My mission is to record the beauty of Florida, it's landscapes, water, and unique coastal cottages. I also love to paint spiritual art and agents in particular.  Our Plein Aire Cottage Artists group generously contribute to numerous charitable organizations.

Exhibitions and Awards - 

2003-2009 - On going exhibition at Guppy's Indian Rocks Beach, Florida

2007 - Diploma Florence Biennial, Florence, Italy. Juried International Exhibition of Contemporary Art (Lifetime invitation to exhibit at future Biennials)

2004 - Gulf Coast Art Museum, Juried Exhibition, Largo Florida

2003 - The Beach Art enter, Indian Rocks Beach, Florida. Plein Aire CottageArtists Exhibition

2004 - Exhibited at Tampa Museum of Art, Florida. Agnes Scott College, Atlanta Georgia. JJ  Watts Art Gallery. Leepa-Rattner Museum, Tarpon Springs, Florida

2003 - Alla Prima Art Gallery Juried Exhibition Plein Aire Artists

2006 - Studio Encanto, St. Petersburg, Florida Plein Aire Artists Exclusive Exhibition

2006 - Leepa Rattner Museum, Tarpon Springs, Florida

2007 - Award-Recipient of the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation Award

2002 - Award-Recipent of the Woman of Distinction, Tampa, Florida

2008 - Exhibition Pasco-Hernando College, Florida Exhibition, Save our Cottages, The Plein Aire Cottage Artists

2009 - Exhibition Cornell Museum of Art, Delray, Florida.  Save our Cottages, The Plein Aire Cottage Artists

2006 - Exhibition Calvary Episcopal Church, Spiritual Art Exhibition, Exclusively Plein Aire Cottage Artists

2003 - Diploma from University of Florida, for Course #AR06.1379 (College of Design Construction and Planning School of Architecture)

Commissions and Collections -