Artist Statement -

Mary Jane Erard, Artist
Juried Member, Pastel Society of America

Mary Jane Erard PhotoMary Jane Erard is an award-winning artist painting in soft pastel, oil pastel, gouache and oil. Her works are usually rural landscapes of the mid-western US and Europe. In the past 10 years Mary Jane's paintings have been accepted in over 55 juried exhibitions and have won over 35 awards. She has also exhibited in over 11 national and international solo shows. Mary Jane's artwork has been published several times in national magazines and books, including the art book "Best of American Pastel Artists" published by Kennedy Publishing, which will be on the market by December of 2009. Please also see the link below to read a recent article in "The Parklander" magazine about MJ's exhibit in Ft. Lauderdale. She is also a juried member of the Pastel Society of America. Mary Jane frequently has work on display and for sale at the Collector's Corner at the Toledo Museum of Art, Space 237 Gallery in Toledo, and at Galleria 1712 a CoOp gallery in Chicago. To arrange for a private viewing of Mary Jane's work please contact her at You may also purchase fine Giclee' prints of Mary Jane's paintings directly from her online print gallery published by Finerworks.

Please join Mary Jane's list serve email service (see "Contact" page), where you will be updated regarding her upcoming art events.

Recent Press (see

Television Review of MJ Erard's Painting "Through the Trees"

Regarding MJ's Exhibit in Ft. Lauderdale.

Artist Exhibitions

Pastel Class by MJ Erard

February 15, 2014

Noon to 4pm

Toledo Botanical Garden - Toledo Artists' Club

A pastel class demonstrating technique and composition will be taught by Mary Jane Erard in the Toledo Artists’ Club studio...

Saturday, February 15, 2014 from Noon - 4 PM*** Cost $35.00/ person

To reserve your seat in the class or for information on how to register please email: Mary Jane Erard at

Please also visit to read more about Mary Jane and to see many of her paintings.

A supply list is online at Some supplies, such as sanded pastel paper, will be made available at the class for a nominal fee. There will be source photos that the entire class will work from & you may bring your own photos to work on too.

To view more works by Mary Jane, please see or visit Facebook Fanpage:


Mary Jane Erard

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