Special Announcement - Just Mary Designs Is Heading To New York!!!

Exciting news my friends!!  I have been invited to do a solo show in a pop up gallery in NEW YORK CITY!  I can barely contain my enthusiasm!
the New York City debut
of Mary Sterk’s “Body Fab-YOU-lous” artwork
SATURDAY, JULY 11TH | 6:30 – 9:00 PM
The Caelum Gallery in Chelsea
508 West 26th Street, Suite 315
Champagne | Wine | Refreshments
I hope you can join us if - and if so please rsvp!
Get The Inside Right
How did this come about you ask? I would have to say thru the power of like minded folks who connect on the internet.  Several years ago, the amazing Sydney Stone, owner of Stylaphile reached out after finding my art on-line.  We realized that creating body positivity was a passion for both of us - mine thru art and hers thru fashion.  And so an on-line friendship was born!  You can read Sydney's fabulous guest post here that she wrote for my blog.  This past spring, Sydney reached out to inquire as to if I would be interested in doing a solo show in New York sponsored by her company Stylaphile.  My answer wasn't just yes - it was Hell Yes!
Step Boldly Towards Your Future
Here is the full press release - and some thoughts about art that inspires!
Stylaphile Brings Body Positive Artwork to New York City
Mary Sterk’s Body Fab-You-Lous Art to Debut at Chelsea Gallery on July 11th June 22, 2015 New York, NY.   Stylaphile, a popular fashion blog that encourages women to love and accept their bodies, is sponsoring body-positive artist Mary Sterk’s first gallery showing in New York City. The one-night only exhibition will be held on Saturday, July 11th from 6:30–9:00 pm at the Caelum Gallery in Chelsea, 508 West 26th Street, Suite 315.
Mary Sterk, owner of Just Mary Designs, is a mixed media artist from Dakota Dunes, SD. Her work is a colorful explosion of paint, ink, collage, photography and inspirational text. Mary’s many collections of art can be found on-line at www.justmarydesigns.com.
Stylaphile creator and editor-in-chief Sydney Stone became a fan of Sterk’s artwork a few years ago after the two connected online. “Mary’s Body Fab-YOU-lous artwork speaks to women and reminds them that they are not a number on a scale…they are so much more, “ stated Stone.
“I want my work to inspire people to believe that a brighter future is possible. My Body Fab-YOU-lous line was born as I wanted something beautiful to inspire my own journey towards body acceptance and self love. I believe this art line will resonate with any woman struggling with body image or weight challenges, and inspire them to find peace within themselves at any shape and size. In finding and believing in our own beauty, we create space for amazing things to happen in our lives!” says Sterk.
Having suffered from an eating disorder as a teenager, Stone created Stylaphile (StylaphileMag.com) as a way to deal with the dichotomy of loving fashion and trying to love her body at the same time. “The fashion and advertising industry are still sending a negative message to women that they have to look a certain way and be a certain size,” says Sydney. “I want to change that message. I want to help women see themselves in a different light, and I believe Mary’s art does a great job of that.”
Your Worth
July 01, 2015 by Mary Sterk
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