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Mary Welcome is a citizen artist with an emphasis on cultural empowerment in rural and under-recognized communities. She believes in small towns, long winters, optimists, parades, and talking about feelings. Her life-long collaborators include Cabin-Time, Camp Little HopeM12 Studio, Art of the Rural, Common Field, and the United States Postal Service.

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2017 PROJECTS
M12, Star Route 1; Byers, Colorado
Cabin-Time: E. Sierras
, Sierra Nevada College; Incline Village, Nevada
The Department of Public Transformation
, Outpost; Winona, Minnesota
Curator-in-Residence, OutpostWinona, Minnesota
Artist-in-Residence, Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership and Partnership ArtSt James, Minnesota
Rural Arts and Culture Summit, Springboard for the Arts and Center for Small TownsMorris, Minnesota
Rural Environments Field School, Visiting Faculty; Kansas, Oklahoma
Visiting Artist, Blue Sky Center; New Cuyama, California
From Nothing to Nothing Is No Time at All, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art; Salt Lake City, Utah
Artist-in-Residence, Summit Series, Powder Mountain; Eden, Utah
Cabin-Time 8: Eastern Sierras; Lone Pine, California
Rabbit Island: Works and Research, Devos Art Museum; Marquette, Michigan
Ten Years of Art Shanty Projects, Soo Visual Arts; Minneapolis, Minnesota

2016 PROJECTS
M12, Star Route 1; Byers, Colorado
Epicenter, Curatorial; Green River, Utah
Green River Social Club; Green River, Utah
Next Generation Rural Summit, Art of the Rural and RUPRI; Iowa City, Iowa
UMOCA, Utah Museum of Contemporary ArtArtist-In-Residence; Salt Lake City, Utah
Rabbit Island, Artist-In-Residence with Jack Forinash and Kelly Gregory; Lake Superior, Michigan
Hinge Arts, Artist-In-Residence; with Springboard for the Arts and Partnership for Health; Fergus Falls, Minnesota 
Western Carolina University, Artist-In-Residence with Camp Little Hope; Cullowhee, North Carolina
Rural Environments Field School, Visiting Faculty; Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Arizona
The Land of Here and NowShared Space Studio Restrospective. Co-curator; Fed Galleries, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Fed Galleries, Artist-In-Residence with Eliza Fernand; Grand Rapids, Michigan
The Sand in Your Shoes,
 Visiting Artist + Solo Exhibition. Adams State UniversityAlamosa, Colorado

2015 PROJECTS
M12, Star Route 1; Byers, Colorado
Epicenter, Curatorial; Green River, Utah
Pyramid Youth Programs, site-based curriculum development; Green River, Utah
Elsewhere, South Elm Projects with Camp Little Hope; Greensboro, North Carolina

Rural Environments Field School, Visiting Faculty; Colorado, Nebraska, Dakotas, Wyoming
Shared Space Studio, Residency Co-Director; Pentwater, Michigan
Sierra Nevada College MFA/IA, Artist-in-Residence; Incline Village, Nevada
Cabin-Time: SleepoutWild Horse Canyon, Utah
High Desert Test Sites | Epicenter; Green River, Utah
Cabin-Time: Archipelago; Deer Isle, Maine
The Chamber of Commons with Camp Little Hope; Greensboro, North Carolina
CUAC (Central Utah Art Center): The Last Stand is to Lay Down, Artist-in-Residence with Jack Forinash; Birch Creek Service Ranch, Spring City, Utah

CURRICULUM VITAE, if that's what you're into