Mary Balda


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Webster University, St.Louis, MO 2006
Certificate in Art Therapy, Webster University, St. Louis, MO 2006

Work Experience

Teaching Artist at SlingShot art studio & gallery, Santa Barbara, CA  2013-present


2014    No Waste Earth::AFS Gallery::Santa Barbara,CA
2014    What Will They Create?Mischief!::Juried Assemblage Exhibit::AFS Gallery::Santa Barbara, CA
2013    Pianos on State:: Collaborative Music& Art Experiment::Santa Barbara, CA
2013    Small Images::Juried Exhibit::Atkinson Gallery @ SBCC::Santa Barbara,CA
2013    From Dusk ‘Till Drawn::MCA Santa Barbara:: Santa Barbara, CA
2013    Twins::Juried Invitational::Santa Barbara Tennis Club:: Santa Barbara, CA
2013    B-Sides::114 Chapala St. #A::Santa Barbara, CA
2012    AMASS:: Mural Project::The Funk Zone::Santa Barbara, CA
2012    Exhibiting Artist::Coffee Collaborative::Isla Vista, CA
2012    Last Thursdays::Isla Vista Food Co-Op::Isla Vista, CA
2010    10Xx:An Exhibition of 10 Female Artists::.Abryant Gallery::Chicago, IL
2010    12th Annual Art Auction::Bemis Center::Omaha, NE
2010    Emerging Art Auction::Daniel Cooney Fine Art::New York, NY
2010    From There From Here::The Red Arrow Gallery::Joshua Tree, CA
2009    Orchid Collective Showcase & Art Show::Bernard House Gallery::Chicago, IL
2008    Night of 1,000 Drawings::Artist Space::New York, NY
2007    All Systems Go!::Oglesby Gallery,FSU::Talahasee, FL
2007    School Portraits::Big Studios Gallery::Kansas City, MO
2007    Featured Artist::The Roasterie Café::Brookside, MO
2006    First Fridays::The Blue Wolf Gallery::Kansas City, MO
2006    Insert Title Here::Brentwood Space::Brentwood, MO
2006    Now is Now::Wireworks Loft Space::St. Louis, MO
2005    Hey Look at Us::The Cornerstone Gallery::Independence,MO
2005    Nework::The Sargent Gallery ::St. Louis, MO
2004    Nada Dada 7::1608 Gallery::St. Louis, MO
2001    Student Show::Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Opie Gallery::Kansas City, MO

Honors & Awards

2013    1st Place 2D::Small Images Juried Exhibit::Atkinson Gallery @ SBCC::Santa Barbara,CA
2011    Invitation & Selection to Parallax Art Fair::Parallax AF::London, United Kingdom
2006    1st Place BFA Senior Exhibition::Webster University::St. Louis, MO
2003    3rd Place Music Video Award -Video Exhibit::Johnson County Community College::Overland Park,KS
2003    1st Place Fine Arts Scholarship in Drawing::Johnson County Community College::Overland Park,KS
2001    1st Place Fine Arts Scholarship in Sculpture::Johnson County Community College::Overland Park,KS


New American Paintings, West edition. # 72, 2007
The Ampersand, Webster University bi-annual arts and literature publication, 2006
Seniors reveal BFA best”, review, The Journal, Webster University, 2006