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artbravowebsiteMary Belle Cordell was one of the honored few who had her work selected to be in the latest juried art exhibit at ARTSERVE GALLERY, 1350 East Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The jurors for this show were William Braemer, Art Fusion Galleries, Marisa j. Pascucci, Boca Museum of Art and Irene Sperber, Miami Art Zine.

Mary Belle says lilt is always an honor to be selected to be in THE ARTBRAVO show because there are so many talented artists who apply each year.” There were a record number of pieces submitted and the caliber of work was extremely high this year. Many of her fine art  porcelain paintings will be exhibited in local galleries and shows in 2014.

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Mary Belle Cordell has selected one of the Bonnet House carousel animals to paint for her entry in the Viva Florida 500, Best in Show Series at Gallery 928 located at 928 NE 20th Ave. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida opening July 25, 2013 6:00pm – 8:00pm.

The ornate saddle that is on the lion featured in her porcelain picture is decorated with colored enamel and 14K gold fired in a kiln at a temperature of 1800 degrees.  The second tile in the picture features the lion wearing the gilded saddle.  What a magnificent beast.

The award winning picture titled Storm on the Beach will also be previewed during this show.

Storm on the Beach

Storm on the Beach

Storm on the Beach

Carousel Lion porcelain pinting by Mary Belle Cordell

Carousel Lion


 

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George Washington Porcelain Painting

George Washington Porcelain Painting

The Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge has commissioned porcelain artist Mary  Belle Cordell to paint a picture of George Washington to be unveiled on February 17, 2013 at a fund raiser at a private home.  The porcelain art picture will be auctioned off at the Freedom Foundation Ball on February 23, 2013 at the Coral Ridge Yacht Club in Fort Lauderdale.

I am very honored to be selected topaint a picture of one of our great presidents.  Each year the Freedoms Foundation raises funds to send selected young people to Valley Forge, Pennsylvania to learn about our government.

Last year the Freedoms Foundation gave an award to the book “Happy Birthday Mr. Lincoln.”  I was one of the writers featured in this book.   I wrote about the porcelain dinnerware that has been used in the White House by each president.

Porcelain Painting of American Flag by Mary Belle Cordell

Porcelain Painting of American Flag by Mary Belle Cordell

George Washington Porcelain Painting by Mary Belle Cordell

George Washington Porcelain Painting by Mary Belle Cordell

 


 

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100_1191June 2, 2013 marked the second year that porcelain artist Mary Belle Cordell co-chaired the day long tile painting event with the Boca Raton The School of the Arts.  Cancer survivors and their families arrived on Sunday morning to paint tiles for their loved ones.  Each person painted a poem or thought that had helped them through difficult times.  The tiles painted this year will be added ot the two hundred tiles that were painted last year.  The tiles are on the wall of the lobby at the Lynn Cancer Institute, 701 NW 13 Street, Boca Raton, FL 33268.  The art work is truly amazing and may be seen by all who pas through this beautiful building.

Mary Belle has added her expertise by asking for donations and ordering glazes for this project.  She also painted and helped glaze many of the tiles that were completed.


 

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Mary Belle Cordell has been studying egg tempera and water guilding gold leaf with Russian painters Suzanne Scherer and Pavel Ouporov. Studying this old masters style of painting with these world class artists has been a wonderful experience for me.

The Getty Museum in California is now showing this type of art work from Venice, featuring Icons painted with egg tempera and gold leaf. I traveled to California and was privileged to see this exhibit.

 Egg Tempura

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Porcelain art students of Mary Belle Cordell will be exhibiting their class work in the Boca Museum the Art school gallery from January 28th until February 8th ,2013. Mary Belle has been on the faculty of this fine art school for ten years. You may view this porcelain exhibit daily at the school located at 801 West Palmetto Park Road ,Boca Raton, Florida, 33486

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The National League of American Pen Women is an organization comprised of women in the arts, letters and music. Mary Belle is professional artist and writer in this organization. She has also been president, and women of the year of the Fort Lauderdale branch. She was also appointed to be the National Art Chairmen and reviewed all art work presented for membership in this organization. 

Recently Mary Belle and Gail Smith, musician and composer were Featured in the National Pen Women newsletter. Mary Belle’s porcelain art was printed on the jacket of Gail Smith’s new CD titled “Reflections.” Their collaboration as Pen Women has been very successful.

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Mary Belle Cordell will be showing her porcelain paintings in the Impressions fine art show in the Carl Weinhardt Gallery at the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens. The show will be on display from May 7th until March s” 2013. Bonnet House is located at 900 N. Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Mary Belle is vice president of the Bonnet House Alliance and is also a member of Bonnet House Fine Artist Guild.

China Painting Yellow Orchids

China Painting Yellow Orchids

China Painting Yellow Orchids

China Painting Yellow Orchids

Peaches Still Life China Painting

Peaches Still Life China Painting

Peaches Still Life China Painting

Peaches Still Life China Painting

China Painting Iris

China Painting Iris

China Painting Iris

China Painting Iris

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Butterfly Piano

Butterfly Piano

Butterfly Piano Porcelain Art by Mary Belle Cordell

Butterfly Piano Porcelain Art by Mary Belle Cordell

Mary Belle Cordell was the guest artist at the Florida State Music Teachers convention at the Grand Hotel in Boca Raton Florida. She presented the National and State music teachers presidents with her original art work titled, The Butterfly Grand Piano.

The porcelain art displayed at this convention featured musical notes on small boxes, and large tiles featuring pianos and notes.

 

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Mary Belle recently was invited to present weekly art classes for the women who attend Taylor’s Closet. Taylor’s Closet is a nonprofit organization that helps girls in the Foster Care system of Broward County. Designers and stores donate new cloths to be given to the girls. The girls are so happy to receive two new out fits each month. Receiving counseling and lots of love from the caring staff is also part of the program.

Mary Belle also sponsored a table at a tea to raise funds for Taylors Closet. Mary Belle hand painted manatee plates and tea pots for this event. Each Hand painted plate featured a different manatee.

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