Awards and Recognition

Mary Lou has exhibited in national juried shows for the past three decades, receiving awards and recognition both locally and nationally. In 2003, a retrospective show for Mary Lou’s 75th birthday had over 100 of her paintings on display, showcasing the prolific amount of work she has produced. Thousands of pieces were considered from collections all over Missouri.


2016 MWS Honorable Mention

Missouri Watercolor Society Members' Judged Exhibition - Saint Louis Missouri

2013 One-Woman Show

Gallery Zeke, Steelville Arts Council - Steelville, Missouri

2012 Missouri Conservation Show

Missouri Conservation Dept. Headquarters - Jefferson City, Missouri

2010 Honorable Judge

Missouri Watercolor Society National Show - Fulton, Missouri

2010 Lifetime Achievement Award

St. James Chamber of Commerce

2009 Best of Show

Missouri Watercolor Society National Show

2008 Award of Merit

Arts Rolla Annual Juried Show - Rolla, MO

2005 Awarded Signature Membership, NWS

National Watercolor Society - Los Angeles, CA

2005 President’s Award

Missouri National Watercolor Show - Fulton, MO

2001 Purchase Award

Dunnegan Gallery - Bolivar, MO

2001 Award of Excellence

Missouri National Watercolor Show - Fulton, MO

1992 Arts For the Parks - Top 100 Artists

Dunnegan Gallery - Bolivar, MO