Mary Joad Waid and Kenney Mencher

To read about Mary Joan Waid and Kenney Mencher, see the June 2007 issue of The Artist’s Magazine. Here are some pieces that didn’t appear in the issue.

Mary Joan Waid

Fragile Present (pastel, 25 1/2×19 5/8)

Dogwood Shadow (pastel, 19?x25?)

The Singer Revisited (pastel, 29 3/4×22)

Bright Dance (pastel, 19?x25?)

Window at Dawn (pastel, 40×34)

Kenney Mencher

In Martini Veritas (oil, 30×40)

The Music Lesson (oil, 24×24)

It Is What It Is (oil, 36×48)

Little Birdy (oil, 20×30)

Platonic Ideals (oil, 24×36)

Born in Emporia, Kansas, Mary Joan Waid moved to New York City after she graduated from Wichita State University with a degree in fine arts. She has paintings in the collections of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Minneapolis Museum of Art, Wichita Art Museum and the National Academy of Design in New York City. Today she shows her work at Nohra Haime Gallery in New York and Atrium Gallery in St. Louis. Another aspect of her life is that she’s a master teacher of tai chi. For The Artist’s Magazine’s 2007 Competition, she will be the juror of awards in the still life category.

The author of the textbook Liaisons: Readings in Art, Literature and Philosophy (Kendall Hunt, 2002), Kenney Mencher has a master of arts degree in the history of art from the University of California at Davis and a master of fine arts in painting from the University of Cincinnati. He is an associate professor of art and art history at Ohlone College in Fremont, California. His work is currently represented by Elliott Fouts Gallery in Sacramento, California, and Klaudi Marr Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His website is

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