Mary E. Foster, MFA --Artist, Speaker, Trainer, Creativity Coach

4631 Hess Rd. Saginaw, MI 48601

Phone (989) 752-0635 or cell (989) 992-4916

E-mail: maezabeth@aol.com, or mefoster@maryefosterart.com

websites http://maryefosterart.com *  http://photography-tips-and-resources.com *

facebook, https://www.facebook.com/PhotographyTipsAndResources

Summary of Qualifications

I am a practicing professional artist and educator. I have a strong passion for the arts, which comes across in my work. My strengths include working with diverse students with varying abilities in the physical classroom, as well as, the virtual online classroom.

Education

MFA 2007 Central Michigan University, Photography concentration

BFA 2001 Saginaw Valley State University

2017 John Maxwell Leadership Coach, Teacher, Trainer, Speaker

Professional Experience

2013- present, Self employed independent artist teaching workshops from my studio

2009-2013 Art Institute of Pittsburgh/Online Faculty/Digital Photography

2009-2012 Saginaw Valley State University/Continuing Education/Art Instructor

2007-2007 Saginaw Valley State University Visiting Artist Lecture/Black Studies department

2005-2006 Central Michigan University, ‘Instructor of Record’ Introductory Photography

2002-2005 VSA Arts Of Michigan, Detroit, MI, Resident Artist

2002-2005 Huron Learning Center, Visiting resident artist

2001-2004 Saginaw Public Schools, Substitute teacher

2001-2002 21st Century Learning Programs, Art instructor

2001-2003 University of Michigan Prison Art Program, visiting artist

2002-2004 Arts commissioner, Saginaw MI

2002-2004 Focus Hope, Detroit, MI, Teaching Artist/Mentor

1998-1999 Arts Midland, Midland, MI, Volunteer

Relevant Experience

• Digital cameras

• 35MM, medium format, large format

• Building and technical process of pinhole camera

• Darkroom safety, chemical use and setup, color and black and white print processing

• Traditional color and black and white film processing, and color slide processing

• Alternative processes

• Mixed media painting

• Curriculum development

Fellowships 2004-2006 King-Chavez-Parks Future Faculty Fellowship recipient

Honors/Awards

2008 First Place, B&W photography, Lawrence Street Gallery Juror: Balthazar Korab

1999 Award of Excellence, SVSU, winner of photography artwork titled:Man

1998 First Place, All Area photo Show, Saginaw Art Museum, Juror: Howard Bond, Ann Arbor, MI

1997 First Place, Cardinal Sins Art and Literary Magazine, SVSU

Exhibition Record (*solo shows)

2016 Project Consciousness, Saginaw, MI

2016 Hats Off to the Arts, Mt. Pleasant, MI

2015 Hats Off to the Arts, Mt. Pleasant, MI

2014 Hats Off to the Arts, Mt. Pleasant, MI

2013 Grand Rapids Art Prize, Grand Rapids MI

2012 Saginaw Township Art show, Saginaw, MI

2011 Hats Off to the Arts, Mt. Pleasant, MI

2010 Hats Off to The Arts, Mt Pleasant, MI

2009 Lawrence St. Gallery, Ferndale, MI

2009 Hats Off to The Arts, Mt.Pleasant, MI

2008 Hats Off to The Arts, Mt. Pleasant, MI

2008 Lawrence St. Gallery, Ferndale, MI, 1st place prizewinner, Juror: Balthazar Korab

2008 A&J Galleries Bay, City MI

*2008 Saginaw Valley State University MLK benefit

*2007 MFA Thesis Exhibition Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI

*2007 Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant,

2006 Wisconsin African American Center

2005 Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI Faculty show

2005 Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI

*2004 Juneteenth Cultural Center, Saginaw, MI

*2004 Saginaw Dow Center, Saginaw, MI

*2003 Horizon Center, Saginaw, MI

*2003 Huron Learning Center, Bad Axe, MI

*2003 Huron Learning Center, Bad Axe, MI

*2003 Saginaw Chamber of Commerce,

2003 Studio 23, Bay City MI

2003 Saginaw Valley State University Saginaw, MI

2003 Channing Peak Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

*2002 Horizon Center, Saginaw, MI

*2002 Consumer Energy

*2001 Anderson Enrichment Center

2001 Saginaw Art Museum

2000 Anderson Enrichment Center

2000 Saginaw Art Museum

1999 Saginaw Art Museum

1999 Arts Midland, Midland, MI

1999 Saginaw Valley State University Saginaw, MI

1998 Saginaw Art Museum, 1st place prizewinner, Juror: Howard Bond Ann Arbor, MI.

1998 Saginaw Valley State University Saginaw, MI

1995 Saginaw Valley State University Saginaw, MI

1993 Saginaw Valley State University Saginaw, MI

Catalogs works included in

1997 Cardinal Sins Art and Literary Magazine

2006 Race and Gender Matters ABEA and the UWM

Publications

2007 Thesis, Me, Myself, And I; Depictions of a Black Woman in 21st Century America

Collection

Saginaw Art Museum 2004-2015

Memberships College Arts Association, Women’s Caucus for Art