As a fulltime artist, Candy Mayer creates landscapes and still lifes of the Southwest and the borderland in pastels, acrylics, pen & ink, and mixed media collage.
Candy has a BFA in Art and Art Education from the University of South Dakota.
Since moving to the border from Iowa in 1999, Candy and her photographer husband, Charlie, have embraced the area, traveling extensively in Mexico and the Southwest. They held their first joint show, “Alma de Mexico-Caras y Paisajes,” at the Chamizal National Memorial in March, 2008.
She is a member of the El Paso Art Association, the Pastel Society , the Plein Air Painters of El Paso, and the Juntos Art Association. She has exhibited and won recognitions in competitions, including the Arts International, the Sun Bowl, the Paquime Festival in Casas Grandes, Mexico and many EPAA events. She participated in an international show, “Mujeres sin Fronteras/Women without Borders” sponsored by the Mexican Consulate in El Paso.
Three of her works traveled to the Department of Interior Gallery in Washington, D.C. as part of the “Along the Rio Grande” show.
Her work is available at the Sunland Art Gallery in El Paso. She has been the poster artist for La Viña, KCOS-TV , the Siglo de Oro Festival, the United Way, Women’s History Month at UTEP and the El Paso Scene.
Candy has held two one woman shows at Hal Marcus, “Images of Italy” in 2004 and “Travels in Mexico” in 2006. In July, 2007, she returned to her hometown in Iowa for a one woman show, “Borders,” at the Lakes Art Center.
In October, 2008, Candy was inducted into the Hall of Achievement as an Outstanding Graduate of the Spirit Lake High School in Iowa.
Studio: 1317 Tierra Roja, El Paso, TX 79912 #915-581-4971
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