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About the Artist


Mary Ostertag was born 1960 in LaPorte, Indiana.
She is a lifetime self taught artist and has received numerous awards, including the Steve Powell Memorial Art Scholarship while living in San Jose, California.
She has won The Almaden Valley Art & Wine logo competition (CA) in 1979. (logo was pictured on wine glasses and sold at the annual festival).
Hair Design, Original Clothing Artistry and Illustration directed her growing talents.
She illustrated for Naples Review Magazine / Created handpainted clothing and accessories for a popular boutique in Olde Naples, FL / Illustrated a cookbook for Conway Elementary in Ladue, MO.
In 1997, she decided to work specifically in Fine Art.
Mary is a member of The Gateway Pastel Artists of St. Louis.
She has attended weekly Figure Drawing sessions for six years.
Mary has sold her work in local galleries. (Missouri Athletic Club Gallery, The Metropolitan Square Grand Lobby Gallery, The Glassworks Gallery), then from her own MaryO Art Studio & Gallery.
Collectors of her art are from all over the country, as well as Canada! 
She attends and coordinates weekly workshops with fellow artists in her own studio space.
Mary focuses on her own personal expression of life through the canvas. 
Recently relocated from Clarksville, Missouri to the Historic Frenchtown neighborhood in St. Charles. MaryO Art Studio and Gallery is now in a newly renovated space in the old McKinley school, founded in 1915




The Metropolitan Square Building is the tallest building in Missouri.
I'm thrilled to have had four annual shows in The Grand Lobby Gallery!

A Special Opening Reception Catered by Kemolls Italian Restaurant


My sister (to my right), Julie flew in from Southern California for this special event. Thank YOU Julie!!!


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