Mary Jay Costello serves on the board of directors of the Hudson Valley Art Association and has exhibited her artwork in regional and national fine art competitions including the National Arts Club and the Salmagundi Club in New York City.

She is a fine arts graduate of Indiana University and has also studied art at the American Academy of Art in Chicago and the Ringling School of Art in Florida. While living in Woodstock, NY, she studied at the John Pike Watercolor School and the Albert Handell School of Pastel Painting.

Her pastel and graphic artworks have won many awards in fine art shows.


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Graphics Award-1990, Watercolor Award-1991
Putnam Arts Council, Mahopac, New York

Honorable Mention Graphics-1990
IBM Art Club, Poughkeepsie, New York

Hudson Valley Art Association Award-1980,
and Honorable Mention graphics-1981&1990
Hudson Valley Art Association, White Plains, New York

Kent Art Association Award-1988
Kent Art Association, Kent, CT

John J. Karpick Memorial Award-1979
Knickerbocker Artists of America, New York, NY

Frank R. Cassidy Award-1988, Ida Becker Fund Award-1980,
Koh-I-Nor Award-1978
Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, New York, NY

Honorable Mention Graphics-1977, and
Honorable Mention Graphics-1980
Academic Artists Association, Springfield, CT

Best of Show-1976
Ulster County Art Association Fall Festival, Kingston, NY

Graphics Awards-1974
Advertising Club of Terre Haute, Indiana



Westchester Community College, Valhalla, New York
Native Plant Center, Visions of Nature Show, 2003

Northridge Gallery, Ridgefield, CT
Gallery Artist-1990 to 2001

Putnam Arts Council, Mahopac, New York
Annual Exhibition-1990-1991

IBM Country Club, Poughkeepsie, New York
Annual Shows-1989-1990

Peekskill Art Museum, Peekskill, New York
Peekskill Art Council Annual Juried Show, 1981

Salmagundi Club, New York, New York
Salmagundi Club 3rd Annual Open Juried Exhibition-1980
The American Artists Professional League, National Exhibition-1982

Westchester County Center, White Plains, New York
Hudson Valley Art Association-1980-1982-1990

National Arts Club, New York, New York
Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, 1978-1990
Knickerbocker Artists of America, 1979

Greek Cultural Center, Springfield, CT
Academic Artists Association-1979-1980-1981-1982

Museum of Fine Art, Springfield, Massachusetts
Academic Artists Association-1977-1978

State Capitol Building, Albany, New York
Exhibition Ulster County Arts Council, prize-winning Art-1977

Ulster County Community College, Kingston, New York
Ulster County Showcase for the Arts, 1977
Cornucopia Exhibition-1978

Woodstock Art Association, Woodstock, New York
Annual Exhibitions-1976-1978

Notre Dame University, South Bend, Indiana
Notre Dame/St. Mary's Invitational Exhibition-1971