Mary Van Deman chosen Arizona Artist of the Year by Twin Cities Magazine

Oakwood Artist Mary Van Deman has been invited to represent Arizona as 2015-16 Artist of the Year in the Exploring TOSCA (Theatre Opera Shakespeare Culture Art) fifth annual American Artists Series. Exploring TOSCA is a quarterly magazine that provides residents and visitors with information about arts and culture in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. The series features one artist from each state and Mary is the only artist representing Arizona for the 2015-16 series. Her art is currently featured in the fall 2015 issue on pages 52 and 63. The magazine is available online at

“This was quite a surprise to me,” said Mary. “The contact came through my Fine Art Studio Online website: I was pleased and honored to be invited to participate in TOSCA’S American Artist Series. This gives my art exposure on a national level. I am thrilled!”

Mary currently exhibits and sells her paintings at Art, Etc. Gallery located at 96 Main Street in the cool White Mountain Community of Greer, Arizona as well as the Daily Paintworks Online Gallery. She is a longstanding member of the Oakwood Artists League in Sun Lakes.