• Mary Ellen Long Journey of an Artist
  • Mary Ellen Long Journey of an Artist
  • Mary Ellen Long Journey of an Artist

Mary Ellen Long – Journey of an Artist


© 2014
edition of open
6 x 7.75 x .125 in inches


The catalog “Journey of an Artist” has been published during the year of my retrospective exhibition at Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado, 2014. This exhibit covered 49 years of art making, The works ranged from painting and printmaking to installation, book art, and handmade paper sculptural works.

handmade paper inclusion, glossy paper for photographs

Mary Ellen Long was born in Los Angeles and lived in North San Diego County before moving to Durango, Colorado 34 years ago. A multi-media artist, she exhibits throughout the wide world of art. She received BA and MA degrees from San Diego State and has received grants from the Colorado Arts Council. Mary Ellen has been a featured artist at The Center for Book Arts in New York City and has been an artist-in-residence at Edgemont Highlands in Durango creating outdoor environmental art for 9 years. Her book art has been placed in collections such as the Sackner Archive, MOMA Library, UCSD Special Collections, The Athenaeum in La Jolla, California and the National Museum for Women in the Arts Library. A recent retrospective “Journey of the Artist” was shown at Fort Lewis College Art Gallery in Durango, Colorado.

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Mary Ellen Long – Journey of an Artist

by Alicia Bailey time to read: 1 min