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  Mary Serfass can't remember when art wasn't a major part of her life.  She was born in New York City in 1956, and   spent some of her childhood in Palmerton, Pennsylvania.  She has worked in many mediums, including oil, watercolor, stone lithography, etching, charcoal and graphite.  After earning a BA in fine art from Penn State University, she returned to her favorite medium, pen and ink, particularly the stipple technique.
    Images are rendered in black and white, using the finest technical pens available.  Color is sometimes added via colored pencil, watercolor, or both.  Some drawings are enhanced with sterling silver, 24 karat gold, or a variety of precious metal leafs, including 23k gold, white gold, pale gold, lemon gold, moongold, palladium, copper and bronze.  Her signature style includes extending parts of the images onto the surrounding mat.  ("It's not fun to stay in the lines."  she says.)  A single drawing may take hundreds of hours to complete.
    Her work has been described as elegant and uplifting.  A few quotes: "The artist shows her command of her medium as well as her ability to draw, a skill not to be taken lightly."
"With their firmness, yet delicacy of expression,... they powerfully evoke the natural world that inspires the artist."
    She became fascinated with miniature art in 1985, and began exhibiting and winning awards in miniature art shows in New Jersey (MASNJ), Washington, DC (MPSGS), Florida (MASF), Georgia, (GMAS), Montana (MMAS) and the Cider Painters of America (CPA), The Hilliard Society (UK)  and the Royal Miniature Society (UK)
    In 2000, two of her mixed media drawings were part of the World Exhibition of Miniatures, held in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
In 2004, two of her mixed media drawings were part of the World Exhibition of Miniatures, held at the Smithsonian in Washington DC.  In 2008, two more were selected  for the World Exhibition, this time in Burnie, Tasmania, Australia.  In 2012, three of her works were chosen for the World Exhibition in Moscow, Russia., and three more of her works were selected for the World Exhibition in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2016, as well as The Hilliard Society's international exhibition in the UK. 
  In 2013, she was honored to serve as sole awards judge for the 80th anniversary of the MPSGS.    She is a member of the Miniature Painters Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington, DC (MPSGS), the Miniature Art Society of Florida (MASF)  the Cider Painters of America (CPA), and The Hilliard Society (UK)
    In 2015, she was elected to signature membership in the Miniature Artists of America, (MAA) an elite group spanning the globe.
    She resides in Bethlehem, PA with her husband, Doug.
    Mary Serfass is grateful to have been involved in the arts for most of her life, and hopes to continue for many years to come.

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serfass morning mist low res.jpg (386031 bytes)

serfass for you to sing low res.jpg (311813 bytes)
sserfass phoenix low res.jpg (493543 bytes)
morning mist
ink/ colored pencil on rives gray paper
image: 11 x 10"; framed: 20 1/4 x 17 3/4"
...for you to sing.
colored pencil/ ink 
image: 2 x 7"; framed: 8 1/2 x 13 1/2"
phoenix
ink/ colored pencil
image: 10 x 11"; framed: 19 x 20"
serfass the giant will rise low res rgb.jpg (243576 bytes)
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serfass yellow leaves low res.jpg (338125 bytes)
serfass wisteria four low res.jpg (513949 bytes)
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the giant will rise
ink/ colored pencil on metallic rice board
image: 10 x 7 1/2"; framed: 18 x 15 1/2"
yellow leaves
ink/ colored pencil
image: 8 x 12"; framed: 17 1/2 x 21"
wisteria four
ink/ colored pencil
image: 12 x 20"; framed: 22 x 29"
serfass moondance low res.jpg (284881 bytes)
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serfass copperline low res.jpg (397789 bytes)
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serfass another mans treasure low res.jpg (410208 bytes)
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moondance
ink/ colored pencil
image: 4 x 3"; framed: 11 x 8"
copperline
ink/ colored pencil
image: 4 x 7"; framed: 12 1/4 x 14 1/2"
another man's treasure
colored pencil/ ink on vellum
image: 6 x 5 5/8"; framed: 13 1/2 x 13 1/8"
serfass fireflies 5 low res.jpg (293446 bytes)
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serfass a long way from oz rgb low res.jpg (174101 bytes)
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serfass winter little farm 4 low res.jpg (181946 bytes)
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Afireflies! (no. 5)
ink/ colored pencil/ gold leaf on obonai paper
image: 8 x 8"; framed: 17 x 17"
a a long way from oz
colored pencil on vellum
image: 7 3/4 x 5 3/4"; framed: 14 3/4 x 11 3/4"
winter, little farm no. 4
ink/ graphite on metallic rice board
image: 10 x 4"; framed: 18 x 10"
 serfass nightlights low res.jpg (383629 bytes)
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nnightlights
ink/ colored pencil/ gold leaf
image: 5 x 10; framed: 12 x 17"
 

miniatures

 serfass into the night low res penny.jpg (373211 bytes) serfass finally low res.jpg (249463 bytes)
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 serfass cold stream running low res penny.jpg (267426 bytes)
into the night
ink/ colored pencil/ 18 & 23k gold leaf
image: 2 3/4 x 1 1/2"; framed: 5 3/4 x 4 1/2"
$1250.00
finally
ink/ colored pencil/ 24k gold
image: 2 1/2 x 1 1/2"; framed; 5 x 4"
$1250.00
cold stream running
ink/ colored pencil
image: 2 1/4" dia.; framed: 4 1/2 x 4 1/2"
$1250.00
 
 serfass overlooking the bushkill low res.jpg (143166 bytes) serfass shine on low res penny.jpg (410236 bytes)
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serfass light the way low res.jpg (119624 bytes)
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ooverlooking the bushkill
ink/ colored pencil/ 24k gold
image: 2 x 3"; framed: 5 x 6"
$1250.00
*First Place, Mixed Media
Miniature Painters Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington, DC
2016
shine on
ink/ colored pencil/ silver
image: 2 1/2" dia.; framed: 5 3/4 x 6 1/8"
$1400.00
 light the way
ink/ colored pencil/ 23k gold leaf
image: 2 3/4 x 1 3/4"; framed: 5 x 4"
$1250.00
 serfass treasure part two low res.jpg (306062 bytes) serfass autumn at bushkill low res.jpg (239082 bytes) serfass and miles to go low res penny.jpg (190353 bytes)
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treasure, part two
colored pencil/ graphite on vellum
image: 3 1/4 x 1 1/2": framed: 6 3/4 x 5"
$1250.00
autumn at jacobsburg
ink/ colored pencil, 24k gold, sterling silver
image: 2 1/4" dia.; framed: 5 3/4 x 5 3/4"
$1250.00
...and miles to go
ink/ colored pencil
image: 1 7/8 x 1 1/8"; framed: 4 3/8 x 3 5/8"
$850.00
serfass fingals moon 2 low res.jpg (154180 bytes) serfass thicket in winter low res.jpg (99553 bytes)
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serfass autumn flame low res.jpg (512650 bytes)
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fingal's moon revisited
ink/ colored pencil
image: 2 3.4 x 2"; framed: 7 x 6 1/4"
$1250.00
a thicket in winter
ink/ colored pencil on rives gray paper
image: 2 1/2 x 1 1/2"; framed: 6 1/2 x 5 1/2"
$1000.00
First Place- Mixed Media
MPSGS Exhibition, Washington , DC, 2012
autumn flame
ink/ colored pencil
image: 4 x 1 3/4"; framed: 7 x 4 1/4"
$1250.00
serfass those 3 little trees low res.jpg (358149 bytes)
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serfass left framed low res unframed.jpg (156913 bytes)
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serfass a golden afternoon low res.jpg (223951 bytes)
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those three little trees
graphite/ colored pencil
image: 2 1/4" dia.; framed: 6 1/4 x 6 1/4"
$800.00
left...
ink/ bronze on bark paper
image size: 2 x 2"; framed: 4 1/4 x 4 1/4"
$750.00
a golden afternoon
ink/ colored pencil/ 24k gold
image: 2" dia" (3 1/4 x 3" with remarque)
framed: 7 1/2 x 7 1/2"
$1250.00
serfass monocacy afternoon.jpg (332546 bytes) serfass yggdrasil low res.jpg (333354 bytes)
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serfass catch the moon low res.jpg (386009 bytes)
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monocacy afternoon
ink/ colored pencil
image: 2 3/4 x 2"; framed: 6 x 5 1/4"
$975.00
Yggdrasil?
ink on bark paper
image size: 2 1/2 x 2 1/2"; framed: 5 1/2 x 5 1/2"
$750.00
catch the moon
ink/ colored pencil/ silver
image: 3 1/4 x 1 1/2"; framed: 6 1/2 x 4 3/4"
$900.00
serfass 3 in winter 1 low res.jpg (451833 bytes)
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serfass 3 in winter 2 low res.jpg (402630 bytes)
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serfass 3 in winter 3 low res.jpg (421237 bytes)
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three in winter I
ink/ colored pencil on unryu paper
image: 3 1/2 x 2"; framed: 7 x 6 1/2"
$2100.00/ suite of 3
Leonards Claims Award
Cider Painters of America 
International Exhibition, 2013
three in winter II
ink/ colored pencil on unryu paper
image: 3 1/2 x 2"; framed: 7 x 5 1/2"
three in winter III
ink/ colored pencil on unryu paper
image: 3 1/2 x 2"; framed: 7 x 6 1/2"
serfass red dragon.jpg (282265 bytes)
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serfass yellow dragon.jpg (302352 bytes)
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serfass suite birches low res.jpg (370018 bytes)
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red dragon
colored pencil/ ink/ silver/ gold
image: 3 x 1"; framed; 8 x 6"
$750.00
yellow dragon
colored pencil/ ink/ gold
image: 3 x 1"; framed; 8 x 6"
suite: birches
ink on kinwashi paper
each image size: 3 x 1; each framed size: 7 x 5"
$925.00/ the pair
serfass summer evening 10.jpg (165516 bytes)
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serfass poppies opening low res.jpg (275425 bytes)
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summer evening no. 10
ink/ colored pencil/ 23k gold leaf
image: 1 1/2" dia.; framed: 5 1/4 x 5 1/4"
$750.00
winter: little farm no. 2
ink on metallic rice paper
image: 3 x 1 1/2"; framed: 7 x 5 1/2"
$750.00
Honorable Mention
Chambersburg Council for the Arts
International Exhibition
Chambersburg, PA, 2013

Honorable Mention
Heartland Art Guild Miniature Exhibition
Paola, KS, 2013

First Place: Combined Categories
Artistic Designs Gallery
Miniature Art Exhibition
Brownsburg, IN, 2014

poppies opening
ink/ colored pencil on board
image: 1 3/4 x 1 1/2"; framed: 5 3/4 x 5 1/2"
$750.00
serfass rust low res.jpg (128759 bytes)
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serfass lens garden iris low res.jpg (131768 bytes)
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serfass wolf moon low res.jpg (175324 bytes)
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rust
ink/ bronze acrylic on bark paper
image: 2 1/2 x 1 1/4"; framed: 6 x 5"
$750.00
Len's garden: irises
ink/ colored pencil/ 16k gold leaf
image: 3 1/4 x 1"; framed: 6 1/2 x 4 1/4"
$800.00
wolf moon
ink/ colored pencil/ silver
image: 3 x 1 1/2"; framed: 6 3/8 x 4 1/2"
$775.00
serfass on the hill low res.jpg (175505 bytes)
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serfass winter little farm 3 low res.jpg (93744 bytes)
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serfass st johns eve low res.jpg (337936 bytes)
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...on the hill
ink/ colored pencil on rives gray paper
image: 2 3/4 x 2"; framed: 5 3/3 x 5"
$775.00
winter: little farm no. 3
ink on unryu paper
image: 2 1/4 x 3 1/4"; framed: 5 3/4 x 6 3/4"
$800.00
st. john's eve
ink/ colored pencil/ 23k gold leaf
image: 2 x 2"; framed: 6 x 6"
$800.00
new holland 3 am low res.jpg (313844 bytes)
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serfass medusa by moonlight low res.jpg (255825 bytes)
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serfass cold spring morning low res.jpg (391869 bytes)
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new holland, 3 am
colored pencil on black board
image: 1 3/4 x 3 1/2"; framed: 4 3/4 x 6 1/2"
$700.00
medusa by moonlight
ink/ colored pencil/ silver
image: 2 1/2 x 1 1/2"; framed: 6 x 5"
$800.00
cold spring morning
ink/ colored pencil on unryu paper
image: 3 1/2 x 3", framed: 7 x 5 1/4"
$1000.00
serfass sometimes in winter low res.jpg (135762 bytes)
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serfass flirting with venus low res image.jpg (193153 bytes)
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serfass autumn gold low res.jpg (416971 bytes)
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sometimes in winter
ink/ colored pencil
image: 2 x 3"; framed: 5 x 6"
$800.00
flirting with venus
ink/ colored pencil/ silver
image: 1 1/2 x 2"; framed: 6 x 6 1/2"
$800.00
autumn gold
ink/ colored pencil
image size: 2" dia.; framed: 6 x 6 3/4"
$800.00
serfass fireflies at twilight low res.jpg (226224 bytes)
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serfass the notch late summer low res.jpg (198132 bytes)
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serfass when all things ripen low res.jpg (450084 bytes)
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fireflies at twilight
ink/ colored pencil/ 23k gold leaf
in obonai paper
image: 2 3/4 x 1 3/4"; framed: 5 3/4 x 4 3/4"
$900.00
Best in Mixed Media
Seaside Art Gallery's 24th 
International Miniature show,
Nags Head, NC 2015
ththe notch, late summer
ink/ colored pencil
image: 3 1/2 x 1 3/4"; framed: 6 1/2 x 4 3/4"
$1250.00
First Place, Drawing
Miniature Painters Sculptors & Gravers Society
2015
when all things ripen
ink/ colored pencil
image: 3 x 1 3/4"; framed: 6 1/4 x 5"
$850.00
First Place, Drawing
MPSGS 81st International Exhibition
Washington, DC, 2014
serfass august bushkill creek penny.jpg (244558 bytes)
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serfass less traveled low res.jpg (210159 bytes)s
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 serfass the other side low res.jpg (197864 bytes)
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august, bushkill creek
ink/ colored pencil/ shell gold
image: 3 1/8 x 1 3/4"; framed: 6 3/8 x 4 3/4"
$1250.00

lless traveled
ink/ colored pencil
image: 3 3/8 x 2 1/2"; framed: 6 1/2 x 5 1/2"
$1250.00

 the other side
ink/ colored pencil
image: 3 3/8 x 2 1/2"; framed: 6 1/2 x 5 1/2"
$1250.00
 Best in Mixed Media
Artistic Designs Gallery 9th annual 
miniature show, Brownsburg, IN, 2015
serfass loblolly and moon low res.jpg (436679 bytes)
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serfass tapestry low res.jpg (456281 bytes)
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serfass the bend low res.jpg (489975 bytes)
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loblolly and moon
ink/ colored pencil
image: 3 3/4 x 2"; framed: 7 1/2 x 5 1/2"
$1250.00
First Place, Mixed Media
Miniature Art Society of Florida
41st International Miniature Show, 
Dunedin, FL 2016
tapestry
ink/ colored pencil/ gold/ copper
image: 2 1/2" dia.; framed: 5 1/2 x 6 1/2"
$1250.00
Winner, Bette Search Memorial Award
Cider Painters of America
International Miniature Exhibition, 
Kingston, PA 2015
tthe bend
ink/ colored pencil
image: 1 3/4 x 1 3/4"; framed: 5 1/4 x 5 1/4"
$995.00
 
serfass the firefly dance 3 low res.jpg (208945 bytes)
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serfass tir na nog low res.jpg (181167 bytes)
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 serfass embrace low res penny.jpg (374651 bytes)
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 the firefly dance no. 3
ink/ colored pencil/23k gold leaf
image: 2 1/4" dia.; framed: 6 3/4 x 6 3/4"
$900.00
tir na nog
ink/ colored pencil/ 23k gold leaf
image: 3 x 1 1/2"; framed: 6 1/4 x 4 3/4"
$1250.00
 
Best in Mixed Media
Seaside Art Gallery, Nags Head, NC, 2016
embrace
ink/ colored pencil/ silver
image: 2 3/4" dia.; framed: 4 7/8 x 4 7/8"
$1250.00
 

pprints

fireflies print.jpg (358419 bytes) serfass red leaf.jpg (270104 bytes) serfass winterscape 4 low res.jpg (170098 bytes)
fireflies
s/n litho, limited to 150 
image: 14 3/4 x 12"
enhanced with gold acrylic
$125.00

deluxe edition of 50 enhanced with 
23k gold leaf
$350.00
SOLD OUT

25 enhanced artist proofs
enhanced with multiple precious metal leafs
$450.00

one red leaf
image: 9 1/2 x 11"
s/n litho, limited to 250
$95.00

25 enhanced artist proofs
$250.00

winterscape no. 4
image: 8 1/4 x 13"
s/n litho, limited to 250
$95.00

25 enhanced artist proofs
$250.00

All images (c) Mary Serfass.
All rights reserved by artist.
Price and availability subject to change without notice.
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