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Santa Cruz Artist Mary Karlton Featured in Fresno Regional Foundation Exhibit

01-24-2013 05:26 PM CET | Arts & Culture

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Santa Cruz Artist Mary Karlton Featured in Fresno Regional

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., January 14, 2013 -- Santa Cruz fine artist Mary Karlton is to have two of her paintings on display in a show opening this week for the Fresno Regional Foundation. Ms. Karlton's featured acrylic paintings honoring the pomegranate are two of a few dozen works selected from those initially shown in Madera County Arts Council's annual Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts show, held in October of last year. Having initially received a first place ribbon in MCAC's Pomegranate Festival category, Ms. Karlton's piece "How Are You, M'Lord?" as well as its companion "Kynthia" are now moving on to Fresno Regional Foundation's exhibit. The selected works will be on display till June 30th throughout the offices and conference rooms at the FRF building, located at 5250 North Palm Avenue, Suite 424 in Fresno.

About Mary Karlton

Mary Karlton studied painting and printmaking in Chicago, San Francisco, and Santa Fe. Her style is eclectic with highly textured works that combine elements of collage, photography, and abstraction. She is captivated by the versatility and expressive potential of acrylic media. Her heroes in the art world are multifaceted and innovative - DaVinci, Lautrec, Van Gogh, Picasso, Dali, Magritte, Klimt, Kandinsky, Schiele, DeKoonig, and Richter.

Her work has been included in a wide array of exhibitions in Northern and Southern California, including various books, galleries, and wine labels.

Recently, her acrylic painting "Anima," a timeless rendering of the female archetype, was honored by placing in the Top 5 from more than 700 submissions for the Light, Space, and Time Gallery's juried 2012 Figurative Art Competition.

Mary lives and paints in the scenic coastal town of Santa Cruz, CA with her husband, musician and photographer Peter Sterbach. To learn more about Mary Karlton or to view her online gallery of artwork, please visit

About Fresno Regional Foundation
Established in 1966, Fresno Regional Foundation serves to better it the California's Central Valley by encouraging philanthropy, charity, and investment. They seek to serve the needs of their donors by providing a wide variety of charitable causes and by grouping funds for the maximum positive impact in the local community. Their areas of focus cover everything from economic, social, environmental, and educational, as well as cultural and artistic endeavors. To find out more about the Fresno Regional Foundation's purpose and history, please visit

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Mary Karlton Fine Art
303 Potrero St., Suite 12B
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060

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