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Mary Elizabeth Eckels, American Artist. Registered silversmith. Recipient 1st place painting Denver Allied Arts Guild, 1965, art scholarship award Boettcher Foundation, 1966. Committee chairman Junior League Denver, 1983-1988; member Clean Denver Committee Public Works, 1982-1984; board directors Womansch. Denver, 1984-1986, Larimer Square Merchants Advisory Board, Denver, 1980-1990.

Background

Eckels, Mary Elizabeth was born on September 11, 1948 in Norman, Oklahoma, United States. Daughter of Richard Wagner and Beverly (Benjamin) Eckels.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, University Colorado, 1984.

Career

Color separator, Lloyd Arkin Advertising, Los Angeles, 1968-1969;dress maker, Benjamins, Albuquerque, 1969;apprentice silversmith, Gusterman's Silversmiths, Denver, 1970-1971;silversmith, Gusterman's Silversmiths, Denver, 1971-1978;owner, silversmith, Gusterman's Silversmiths, Denver, since 1978. Featured expert Niederkorn Antiques-Restoration Clinic, Philadelphia, 1989-1990, Denver Art Museum, 1983. Speaker Denver Public School Career Day program, 1975-1990.

Achievements

  • Registered silversmith.

Works

  • Other Work

    • One woman show Gary Bauman's Lewd Jewel Gallery, Denver, 1977, exhibitions include group shows in Hamilton Building, Denver Art Museum, 2007-2008. Silversmith cruet for Sacrament, Episcopal Church, Castlerock, Colorado, 1981, medals for Telluride Film Festival, since 1973. Artist (gospel book cover) Sterling, St. John's Catholic Denver, 1995.

      Gold ring of office for Archbishop of Episcopalian Diocese, 2005.

Membership

Committee chairman Junior League Denver, 1983-1988. Member Clean Denver Committee Public Works, 1982-1984. Board directors Womansch.

Denver, 1984-1986, Larimer Square Merchants Advisory Board, Denver, 1980-1990. Member of Lower Larimer Arts Association (board director 2002).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: fly fishing, drawing, fancy sewing, ethnic cooking.

Connections

Married Robert Earl Wilkinson, September 7, 1967 (divorced 1970). Married Robert Dales West Junior, March 30, 1984.

father:
Richard Wagner Eckels

mother:
Beverly (Benjamin) Eckels

spouses:
Robert Earl Wilkinson

Robert Dales West Junior