Mary Whyte Donates Bronze Statue to the City of Charleston
Watercolor Figurative Artist, Mary Whyte donated the only bronze statue of her career to the City of Charleston. The bronze statue of ‘Lilly’, a little girl reaching to the sky was installed at the Waterfront Park, downtown Charleston, South Carolina. An unveiling and dedication ceremony, hosted by Mayor John Tecklenburg, was held at Joe Riley Waterfront Park, Vendue Range & Concord Street, Charleston, South Carolina 29401, on Friday, April 15th at 11:30 AM, EST.
“On behalf of our citizens, I'd like to thank Mary Whyte. This remarkable statue of Lilly is a beautiful and joyous work of art, and I can't imagine a more appropriate home for it than Waterfront Park.” Mayor John Tecklenburg
“The statue of Lilly is not only a tribute to our African American community, but will be a joyful welcome to Waterfront Park visitors as well.” Mary Whyte
WE THE PEOPLE Opens at the National Museum of the Marine Corps
Mary Whyte Receives the National Daughters of the American Revolution's Highest Honors
Mary Whyte Awarded Two National Honors
Mary Whyte has been awarded the DAR's Medal of Honor, the organization's highest award for her contributions to our American Heritage. Former recipients include Barbara Bush and Tom Brokaw. READ MORE HERE
The Emotion of a Moment - The Pat Conroy Literary Festival
A Mary Whyte interview by Holland Perryman for the Pat Conroy Literary Festival and the Crescendo arts festival.
Carolinas Freedom Foundation Awards the Freedom Award to Mary Whyte
Mary Whyte received the Freedom Award by the Carolinas Freedom Foundation, at the Charlotte Convention Center, with more than 700 veterans, sponsors, first-responders and guests in attendance. Pictured with Mary is the Carolinas Freedom Foundation Founder, Col. Quincy Collins.
Although watercolor has been recognized as a quintessentially American medium, it is receiving increasing attention globally. A new book publication from Russia called Masters of Watercolor features one of Mary Whyte's paintings on the cover, and includes works by many of the world's finest contemporary watercolor painters. This fall Mary Whyte will be joining several artists to paint in China.
An Artist and a President Recently Mary Whyte was invited to Dallas to “talk art” with George W. Bush. The former president took up painting five years ago, and during the visit inscribed his recent book to Whyte with “From one artist to a really fine artist.”
Charleston Symphony Orchestra concert, Friday, May 26, 2017 from 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
As the winner of the Pursuit of the Podium fundraising contest, Mary Whyte conducted a short piece during the curtain raising concert, Sunset Serenade, on the steps of the U.S. Custom House, kicking off Piccolo Spoleto, Charleston's fourteen day arts festival through June 11th. Brava Mary!
(Photo by Jack Alterman)
The Gibbes Museum of Art presents an Artist talk: Artist and Subject: Mary Whyte and Mary Jackson
Artists Mary Whyte and Mary Jackson will talk with Gibbes Executive Director Angela Mack about their work, their relationship, and the role of the artist and the sitter.
In partnership with Piccolo Spoleto Festival
Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting Street, Charleston, South Carolina 29401
Wednesday, May 31
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
In 2016 the Portrait Society of America chose Mary Whyte as the Society’s Gold Medal recipient. A renowned watercolor artist, Mary is also a teacher and author whose figurative paintings have earned international recognition.
Gold Medal Announcement
Truth, Skill and Vision - these three words are engraved on the reverse side of the Portrait Society's Gold Medal. This award, presented annually by the Portrait Society, honors a lifelong dedication to excellence, as well as recognition of a distinguished body of work that serves to foster and enhance fine art portraiture and figurative works in America.
Past recipients have included some of America's most renowned artists including Andrew Wyeth, Jamie Wyeth, Nelson Shanks, Philip Pearlstein and Burton Silverman. Join us as we congratulate Mary Whyte as her name is added to this impressive roster of artists of achievement.
CBS NEWS SUNDAY MORNING - Mary Whyte Featured Artist
"Whether we are artists or not, we all seek a life that is filled with “more” - more creative pauses, more colorful relationships, more meaning. Everyone wants the secret to success and happiness. In my classes, I show students that they have to identify what they are feeling in order to paint, that the quality of their production is not primarily about technique or copying. As artists, we paint from our hearts as well as our heads."
Mary Whyte, An Artist's Way of Seeing