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Mary Nagel Klein is an award-winning artist based in the Washoe County, Nevada.  She is widely known for her captivating still lifes and stunning landscapes - as well as her mastery of the painting medium casein.  Nagel Klein has been painting for over 20 years and her work is highly regarded by both fine artists and art connoisseurs alike.


Girl Roller Skating - 1962 (age 4)




Minnesota River School of Fine Art, Burnsville, MN, 2003-04


public collections


Cozad Public Schools, Cozad, NE

St John's University, Collegeville, MN

Eastern Nebraska Veteran's Home, Bellevue, NE

Bethesda Hospital, St. Paul, MN




2020    Poetry-Art Collaboration Chapbook, Red Wing, MN

2018    Casein Fine Art Painting, self-published book

2013     Red Bird Chapbooks, Twin Cities, MN

2012     Augsburg Fortress, Minneapolis, MN

2009   Bosphorus Art Project Quarterly


select exhibitions


2023      Reno Tahoe International Art Show, Reno, NV

2022      Reno Tahoe International Art Show, Reno, NV

2021       Miniature Show, Latimer Art Club, Reno, NV

2021       Solo Show, Incline Village Library, Incline Village, NV

2020     Solo Show, Frameworks Gallery, St Paul, MN

2020     Poetry Art Collaboration, St James Hotel, Red Wing, MN

2019      NorthStar Watermedia National Exhibition, Lakeville, MN

2019      Summer Exhibition, Groveland Gallery, Mpls, MN

2019      Solo Show, Hewing Hotel, Kolman & Pryor Gallery, Mpls, MN

2019       Featured Artist, Red Wing Arts, Red Wing, MN

2018       National Society of Painters in Casein & Acrylic, Salamagundi  Club, NYC, NY

2018       Spring Floral Show, Opening Night Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2018       American Impressionist Society, Cincinnati, OH

2017       Small Paintings, Red Wing, MN

2017       Sleep & Stroke Conference, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

2015       Solo Show, Women’s Club of Minneapolis, MN

2014       Solo Show, Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Mpls, MN

2014       Solo Show, Children's Theatre Company, Mpls, MN

2010       Solo Show, Birger Sandzen Gallery, Lindsborg, KS

2009      Fine Art Exhibition - 2009 Minnesota State Fair, St. Paul, MN

2008      Solo Show, Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, MN

2008      Solo Show, St. John's University, Collegeville, MN

2008      Irving Sandler Selects, Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY

2007       The Blogger Show, Agni Gallery, New York, NY

2007       The Blogger Show, Digging Pitt Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2006       Solo Show, Bethesda Hospital Gallery, St. Paul, MN

2005       Solo Show, Rogue Buddha Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2005       Tri-State National, Beaumont, TX

2005       American Impressionist Society 6th National, Taos, NM

2004       Vanitas, Robbins Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2003       Solo Show, Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI

2002       Year-Long Traveling Exhibition, National Watercolor Society, USA

2002       Solo Show, Into the Mystic Gallery, Minnetonka, MN

2001       83rd National Watercolor Society Exhibition, Orange County, CA

2000     MN State Watercolor Society 2000, White Bear Lake, MN


awards and honors


2021     Signature Status with the Northstar Watermedia Society

2021      Honorable Mention, Latimer Art Club, Reno, NV

2020     Juror - Poetry-Art Collaboration, Red Wing, MN

2019      Judith Benham Art Award - Northstar Watermedia

2019      Artist in Residence, Robert Henri Museum, Cozad, NE

2018       Demo Artist – NorthStar Watermedia Society

2017       Top Art Award – Mayo Clinic

2009      Artist's Initiative Grant - MN State Arts Board

2001       $1000 Cash Award from International Artists' Magazine

2001       Cover Image on Art Calendar Magazine

2000       First Honors, MN Watercolor Society

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