Porcelain Painting - The QueenFebruary 9, 2018

The Boca Raton Museum Artist Guild sponsored a juried exhibit at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Dr., Coral Springs, Fl. Mary Belle was an award winner in this show. The porcelain picture of “The Queen” won the judge’s recognition award. The opening reception was held at the Boca Art Guild’s new gallery on N. Federal Hwy. Boca Raton Florida.,

FloridaScapes FlyerJanuary-April 2018 FloridaScapes,

Featured Artists, Mary Belle Cordell, Diane Delorey, Timothy Forman, Kirsten Hines, Christina Lihan, Debbie Rubin, Francisco Sheuat.

 From lush tropical landscapes to the rushing surf, sandy beaches and stunning birds that call South Florida home Florida provides a unique backdrop for creative souls.

Presented in partnership with ArtServe , an award-winning non-profit arts incubator, the work on display highlights local artists who have achieved distinction for their singular artistic styles and themes .
After exploring a variety of media Mary Belle eventually settled on porcelain painting, which is her passion. She will have four of her porcelain paintings on exhibit at South Side School and is presently on the teaching staff.

Celebrating Women in Art FlyerMarch, 2018

The National League of American Pen Women member show is on exhibit at Bailey Hall at Broward College, 3501 SW Davie Road, Davie Florida. Mary Belle will be showing five of her portraits of women painted on porcelain.The theme of the show is Celebrating women in the Arts. Her porcelain painting of “The Queen” won best in the show last year in this prestigious exhibit.


September 9, 2017

Mary Belle submitted a paper in the Vinni Ream competition sponsored by the National League of American Pen Women. Mary Belle is the past president of the Fort Lauderdale Branch and Women of the year and the National Art Chairman of this group. Vinnie Ream at the age of 18 years of age was commissioned to create for the Federal government a statue of Abraham Lincoln to stand in the Capital Rotunda.Mary Belle was selected to show one of her porcelain paintings with the Vinni Ream historical papers at the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum in Jacksonville Florida.

Bonnet House Table DecorationsEntirely Entertaining is one of the major funding raising events at Bonnet House Museum and Gardens. Mary Belle has been on the silent auction committee and reservation committee for several years. She has donated her jewelry and artwork to this worthy event for many years. Thirty local decorators are selected to decorate their tables with spectacular table designs which include their own porcelain,  silver, and fresh flowers. This event is considered one of the outstanding events of the season and Mary Belle is privileged to be a part of it.


December 2, 2016

Mary Belle donated a porcelain painting of Koi Fish, value $1,000 to the Children’s Diagnostic and Treatment Center of Fort Lauderdale.  Their pediatric outpatient facility provides medical care, case management, social services and other types of intervention to children and adolescents with chronic illnesses and developmental disabilities and provides support and education to their families.

Her artwork was reproduced on note cards and calendars to be used to support this worthy cause.

Victorian Christmas Tree decorated with hand painted porcelain ornamentsHoliday Magic, Festival of Trees Soiree and Program:

 This year was the first year the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens hosted the Festival of Trees.The beautiful historic home and gardens were filled with holiday decorations. Mary Belle donated a Victorian Christmas tree that was displayed in this beautiful setting. Her tree was decorated with 100 hand painted porcelain ornaments. Each ornament was painted with china paints, fused glass, and 14K gold. The tree was auctioned off and found a wonderful home in Fort Lauderdale.

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