MCA Featured Artist MaryPat Ettinger, Dec. 2020

Mary Pat Ettinger is a storyteller. She tells her tales with paint, words, and weavings—all  emanating from the creative inspiration that gives her work a distinctive and identifiable character. There is both softness and strength in her writings and paintings, a unique juxtaposition that comes only with years of artistic experience.

Many find her work peaceful and nostalgic. Mary Pat paints solitude and tranquility and she paints t every day. For her, making art is akin to breathing. Depending on what’s happening in her life at any given time, artistic creation is both a source of joy and a source of solace. “Life still is beautiful,” Mary Pat says. “You have to continue to be what you were created to be no matter what life throws at you.” Timely words of wisdom in this difficult time.

Learn more about this beautiful soul who creates beautiful works of art that help you find a past—and maybe a presence—you thought was lost. Read her story in San Juan Silver Stage. See Mary Pat’s work on her website,

Featured Artists & Shows

January.Marko Marino
February, Wine & Roses
March, Gary Ratcliff
March, San Juan Weavers Guild
April, Joan Anderon
May, Tim Brady
June, Square Deal Fundraiser
July, Narrow Gauge Railroads
July 17, Artisan Market
August, Natalie Heller
September, Pat Jeffers, solo show
September, Piano Concert Fundraiser
October, MVAG
November, Julia Reid
December, Cheri Isgreen

February, Mike Simpson
March, Sheryl Williams
July Barbara Kendrick, pastel
October, Bonnie Heidbrak, photography
December - Mary Pat Ettinger, paintings

December, Virginia Blackstock