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Mary Culbertson-Stark, American Art educator. Recipient Distinctive Svc. award National Student Council, 1985, Thanks to Teachers award Station KDKA-television, Giant Eagle, 1991, 3 Commendations for Excellence in Art Education, Pennsylvania House and Senate.

Background

Culbertson-Stark, Mary was born on June 2, 1953 in Plainfield, New Jersey, United States. Daughter of Robert Warren and Betty Love (MacFarlane) Culbertson.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, University South Carolina, 1975. Master of Education in Art Education, University Pittsburgh, 1979.

Career

Art instructor K-12 Bethel Park (Pennsylvania) School District, since 1975, chairman art department, since 1992. Art instructor K-12 Peters Township Middle School, 1987. Team leader apprenticeship program Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, Bethel Park, since 1994.

Painting and drawing fellow Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, 1998, 2000, 2003. Associate instructor Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, 2001—2002. Consultant Pittsburgh Fund for Art Education, since 1990, The Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, since 1994.

Artist liaison Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, since 1993. Education consultant Master Visual Artists of Pittsburgh, since 1995. Visiting artist Slippery Rock University, 1997.

Artist-in-residence City of Pittsburgh, 1999. Girls varsity golf coach Bethal Park (Pennsylvania) High School, 2005.

Works

  • Other Work

    • One woman shows, Pittsburgh, since 1984, Carson St. Gallery, 1986-1993, Studio Z, Pittsburgh, 1996, Gallery 937, Pittsburgh, 1996, Martha Gault Gallery, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, 1996, Halan Gallery, Greensburg, Pennsylvania, 1998, Gallery Chiz, Pittsburgh, 1998, 99, 2000, 01, 02, 05, Watercolors Gallery, Pittsburgh, 2000, Westmoreland Museum American Art, Greensburg, Pennsylvania, 2003. Exhibited in numerous group shows, since 1984. (paintings) Ascension of Lisa Steinberg, 1989 (1st place award), (illustration work) Theos Foundation Publications, 1991, (sculpture) Hoyt Institute of Art Regional Exbhn.

      (Award of Distinction 1995). Illustrated (children's book) The Princess, The Person and the Fly, 2001. Billboard proect Celebration of Women, City of Pittsburgh.

Membership

Art director Art Room Gallery, 1986, National Student Council Conference, 1985. Art consultant Pittsburgh Commission for Women Exhibition, 1989-1990. Consultant, speaker Hugh O'Brien Leadership Foundation, 1993.

Consultant Middle States Evaluation, 1993. Teacher/mentor Pennsylvania Governor's Institute for Arts Excellence, 2001, 03. Member National Art Education Association, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh (associate board member, committee member 1992-1998, committee chair 1986-1994, Service award 1988, Distinction award 1988, workshop presenter since 1993), Executive Women's Council Pittsburgh (committee chair since 1992), South Hills Art League, Pittsburgh Watercolor Society (selection committee since 1989), Pittsburgh Print Group, Pennsylvania Art Education Association (workshop presenter interdisciplinary studies).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, golf, sailing.

Connections

Married Gary Stephen Stark, December 10, 1977.

father:
Robert Warren Culbertson

mother:
Betty Love (MacFarlane) Culbertson

spouse:
Gary Stephen Stark