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Hirtenstraße 19, 10178 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 24041420


Mary Guntzviller

A graduate of Wayne State University, with a Bachelor degree in Fine Art, Mary has spent her life successfully painting in various mediums. Primarily known for her work in transparent watercolor, her subjects vary from structures, still life or the surrounding scenery, to the bizarre; such as dreams and emotional issues. She also expresses herself through textile and sculpture

Since 1993, Mary has taught adults and children.Her teaching goals are to help others to develop their own visual skills and increase their self-awareness while building their confidence. Whether working with students Plein-air or in a studio setting, her sense of humor and relaxed demeanor generates the kind of critique that frees a student to safely soar with their own creativity and style.


  • 2016 – ArtRapids Fine Art Fair, held in Veterans’ Memorial Park, Elk Rapids, MI
    Sponsored by Art Rapids!, Elk Rapids, MI
  • 2016 – Outdoor Fine Art Fair, held on the Northern Michigan College Campus grounds, Traverse City, MI
    Sponsored by Crooked Tree Art Center, Traverse City, MI
  • 2015 – Outdoor Fine Art Fair, held on the Northern Michigan College Campus grounds, Traverse City, MI
    Sponsored by Crooked Tree Art Center, Traverse City, MI
  • Scholarship High School Art Awards
    Sponsored by Jordan River Arts Council, East Jordan, MI


  • South Haven, MI – Watercolor Demo, Slides & Lecture

Sponsored by the South Haven Center for the Arts

  • Battle Creek, MI – Watercolor Demo, Slides & Lecture
    Sponsored by Southwest Michigan Watercolor Society
  • Elk Rapids, MI – Weekly Watercolor Class
  • Battle Creek, MI – Watercolor Workshop
  • Alden, MI – Weekly Watercolor Class (indoors and Plein-air [seasonal])
  • Dennos Museum, Traverse City, MI – Life Drawing workshop
  • Artcenter, Traverse City, MI – Life Drawing & Watercolor workshops
  • Mackinac Island, MI – Plein-air watercolor workshop & Critique/painting watercolor workshop
  • Glen Arbor Art Association, Glen Arbor, MI – Life Drawing/portrait workshop
  • Pine Hill Nursery, Eastport, MI – Watercolor 3 day class
  • Kettunen Center, Tustin, MI – 5 day watercolor workshop

Continued Education

  • Figure in the Landscape
    Instructor: Don Andrews
  • Abstract Figure & Collage
    Instructor: Bob Burridge
  • Compositional Design; Painting Fabric Surfaces & Art Quilt Workshop
    Instructor: Desi Vaughn
  • Canvas/Surface Preparation
    Instructor: Charles Murphy
  • Chinese Watercolor Workshop
    Instructor: Lien Zhen
  • All Media Workshop
    Instructor: Clayton Beck III
  • Experimental Watercolor Workshop
    Instructor: Mary Anne Beckwith
  • Watercolor Workshop
    Instructor: Joe Fettingis
  • Pastel Portrait Class
    Instructor: Rinaldo Minervini
  • Watercolor Workshop
    Instructor: Irving Shapiro
  • “Figure on Saturday”- Life Drawing
    Instructor: Group, no instructor
  • “Monday’s” – Life Drawing
    Instructor: Proctor, no instructor
  • Watercolor Workshop
    Instructor: Charles Murphy
  • Weekly on site Workshops
    Instructor: Chuck Forman


  • Pastel, graphite, watercolor, and 3’x4’ canvases with acrylic
    Hired & Sponsored By: Traverse City’s Friday Night Live Festival
  • Watercolor Demo
    Hired & Sponsored By: Heritage Festival, Alden, MI
  • Watercolor Demo
    Hired & Sponsored By: Downtown Art Walk; Traverse City, MI
  • 3’x4′ canvas with acrylics
    Hired & Sponsored By: Michigan Municipal League Special Event

Larger Work

  • Murals on Glass (11’ x 4’ to 11’ x 60’) – Grand Traverse Resort, Acme, MI
  • Murals on Glass (6’ x 15’) – Kilwin’s Chocolate Shoppe, Traverse City, MI
  • Murals on Glass (8’ x 20’) – Harborwear Clothing Stores, Traverse City and Elk Rapids, MI
  • Mural on Hardwood Panels (4’ x 16’) – Bellaire Library, children’s section, Bellaire, MI
  • Mural on Drywall (16’ x 50’) – St Luke’s Catholic Church, Bellaire, MI
  • Fiberglass Fish Form (5’ x 4’) – Petoskey Red Cross Fundraiser “The Great Northern Fish-in”
    Sponsored By:
    1. Iridescent stained glass, automobile glitter, and paint applied to surface
    2. 3-D and relief sculpture applied to surface

Commercial Art Work

  • Medical Illustration
  • Blueprint Key Lining
  • Brochures
  • Architectural décor for Condominium complex
  • Restoration of antique Italian Nativity Set: Plaster, nineteen 24” statues
  • Restoration of antique Italian Crucifix; Carved wood Corpus of Christ (10’ crucifix)