About Mary Beth

EDUCATION

2019

Tara Sweeney, Watercolor Workshop

Karlyn Holman, Watercolor Workshop 

2018

Karlyn Holman, Watercolor Workshop

2017

Cherene Bebeau, Watercolor Workshop

Karlyn Holman, Watercolor Workshop

Tonja Sell, Watercolor Workshop

Tonja Sell, Online Watercolor Workshop

2016
Karlyn Holman, Watercolor Workshop

2015

karlyn Holman, Watercolor Workshop

 

2014

Karen Knutson, Watercolor Workshop

karlyn Holman, Watercolor Workshop

 

2013

Karen Knutson, Watercolor Workshop

karlyn Holman, Watercolor Workshop

Frank Zeller, Watercolor Workshop

 

2012

Carla O'Connor, Watercolor/Mixed Medium Workshop

karlyn Holman, Watercolor Workshop

 

2011

Dale Laitinen, Watercolor Workshop

karlyn Holman, Watercolor Workshop

Holly Jorde, Abstract Expressionism Drawing Class

 

2010

karlyn Holman, Watercolor Workshop

Keith Thompson, Watercolor Workshop

Stephan Quiller, Watercolor Workshop

 

2009

Sue Pavlatos, Watercolor Workshop

Wendy Rouse, Watercolor Workshop

Karlyn Holman, Watercolor Workshop

Louise Lundin, Watercolor Workshop

Don Andrews, Watercolor Wokshop

 

2008

Calvin DeRuyter, Watercolor Workshop

Karlyn Holman, Watercolor Workshop

Joyce Gow, Watercolor Workshop

 

2007

Karlyn Holman, Watercolor Workshop

Gert Jacobson, Watercolor Workshop

 

2006

Elsie Cook, Watercolor Workshop

Loyde Backus, Watercolor Workshop

Joyce  Gow, Watercolor Workshop

John Salminen, Watercolor Workshop

Karen Knutson, Watercolor Workshop

Louise Daley, Watercolor Workshop

 

2005

Louise Lundin, Watercolor Workshop

Karlyn Holman, Watercolor Workshop

Keith Thompson, Watercolor Workshop

 

2004

Betty Brown , Watercolor Workshop

Karlyn Holman, Watercolor Workshop

Louise Daley,  Pastel andWatercolor Workshop

 

2003

University of Minnesota Duluth, Split Rock Program;Watercolor with James Boyd-Brent

Betty Brown, Watercolor Workshop

Jan Wise, Acrylic Workshop

 

2001

Duluth Art  Institute, Watercolor Workshop with Karlyn Holman

 

2000

Don Andrews, Watercolor Workshop

Duluth Art Institute, Watercolor Workshop with Skip Lawrence

 

1996

University of Minnesota Duluth, Split Rock Program;Watercolor with

Cheng K. Chee

 

1985-1994

Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Minnesota Duluth

 

1975-1985

James and Edie VanCamp, Oil Painting

 

1975

John Peyton, Oil Painting

 

EXPERIENCE

2019

Instructed 2 day workshop for Northwoods Friends of the Arts in Cook, MN.

Instructed a 4 day Watercolor Workshop at Dillman's  Creative Art Workshops in Lac du Flambeau, Wi. Returning in 2020 

2018

One of the featured artists in The Thin Veil art show at Zeitgeist Arts Cafe.

Instructed 2 day workshop at The Art Corner in Ely, Mn

Demonstrated for Arrowhead Art Club and the Lake Superior Watercolor Society in Duluth, MN.

One of the featured artists in the Lake Superior Watercolor Society, Lakeside Gallery Show. 

Instructed 2 day workshop fo r Northwoods Friends of the Arts in Cook, MN.

2017

Instructed 2 day workshop for Northwoods Friends of the Arts in  Cook, MN.  April & Sept, 2017

2016

Instructed 2 day workshop for Northwoods Friends of the Arts in Cook, MN.

 

Demonstrated for Arrowhead Art Club and the Lake Superior Watercolor Society in Duluth, MN.

Instructed a one day Collage Workshop in Duluth, MN.

 

2015

Demonstrated for the Artists of Minnesota Spring Show
 

Instructed 2 day workshop for Northwoods Friends of the Arts in Cook, MN.

 

2014

Instructed 2 day workshop in watercolors and acrylics for members of the Arrowhead Art Club, Carlton, MN


2013

Instructed 2 day workshop in watercolors and acrylics for members of the Arrowhead Art Club, Carlton, MN

 

2011

Presentation at Duluth Women's Club

 

2009

Instructor, University of Minnesota Duluth's University for Seniors Watercolor Class

 

2008

Instructed 2 day workshop in Two Harbors, MN to Voyageur Art Club on Watercolor Collage

Instructed 2 day workshop in Carlton, MN on Watercolor Collage

 

2006-2008
President of the Lake Superior Water Color Society


1995-Present

Owner, Instructor, Artist; The Art Cellar

Teach fundamentals of art to adults through drawing, oil painting, pastels  and watercolors.

Arrange and present studio shows in the Duluth area

 

2006

Lectured and demonstrated to an advanced placement 12th grade class at East High School

Instructor, University of Minnesota Duluth's University for SeniorsWatercolor Class

 

2003

Instructor, Life House

Taught a 3 week program

 

2002

Instructor, Life House

Taught a three month drawing course to at-risk teens

Artist/Instructor Carla O'Connor with Mary Beth Downs

 

Art From the Heart

Read more about

Mary Beth Downs

in the April 2008 edition of

The Senior Reporter Magazine.

Copyright The Senior Reporter -- with permission

Artist, Mary Beth Downs

1st Place Winner of the 2010 Dylan Days Visual Art Contest for the watercolor titled, "Lay Lady Lay" at Zimmys in Hibbing, MN.

Mary Beth Downs 

Artist/Instructor

email artcellarduluth@gmail.com

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