11: Mary Tartaro

Mixed Media Location: 2720 Smith Grade

‘Mad Queen’
cast aluminum with patinas and oxide dyes

Mary is a native New Yorker with a BFA in Painting and an MFA in Sculpture. She has twenty years of experience teaching art at the university level and has also worked as a gallery director and an art therapist. Retired from teaching, she serves as an Arts Commissioner for the City of Santa Cruz. She is a Mixed media artist working primarily in cast metal, ceramics and recycled materials. Her metal pieces are cast in her backyard foundry.