Mary Vernon: New Work reception Sept. 21 at Valley House

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Join us for the opening reception this Saturday, September 21, 6:00pm-8:00pm, for Mary Vernon’s exhibition “New Work.” Mary Vernon will give an Artist Talk on Saturday, October 5, at 11:00am. View images of paintings in the exhibition at

“The really good artists around now, of whom Vernon is one, take their virtuosity as a gift, and give it away as a gift to our powers of sight and our capacity for joy. They don’t take it entirely seriously—it’s like dancing with a god, or wrestling with an angel—but they respect it too. They’re on such good terms with it that they’ll josh it a bit so it doesn’t put on airs. Mary’s outrageous sense of humor is everywhere in her work, but it’s not lightweight—it’s as serious as a Shakespeare comedy.” —Frederick Turner

Valley House Gallery is pleased to present our seventh solo exhibition of paintings by Mary Vernon. Vernon recently retired as Professor of Art at Southern Methodist University where she began her 50-year teaching career in 1967, now giving all of her time to her second career in the studio. Born in Southern New Mexico, Vernon was educated at the University of California, Berkeley, and The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. A comprehensive catalogue of Mary Vernon’s paintings from the last five years will be published in conjunction with this exhibition. A booklet, “Stories,” will be available as well.

Learn more about Mary Vernon and her work at

The exhibition will be on view Monday through Saturday, 10:00am-5:00pm, through October 26, 2019.

Listen to an interview with Mary Vernon about her 50-year teaching career at SMU at and listen to Mary Vernon interviewed by Craig Gould on the weekly podcast “Outside of New York” that features in-depth discussions with members of the art world who live and work outside of New York, at

Cheryl and Kevin Vogel
Laura Green
Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden
6616 Spring Valley Road, Dallas, Texas 75254
Hours: 10:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Saturday