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Joanna Barnum
Evie Baskin
Mari Betz
Kathy Bush
Richard Caruso
Diane Cary-Thomson
Rick Casali
Sandy Cohen
Teresa Cowley
Sarah Dansberger
Janet Darlington
Michele del Pilar
Lynn Der
Elza Dima
John Ebersberger
Laura Era
Cedric B. Egeli
--Founding Member
Joanette Hoffman Egeli
--Founding Member
Melissa Gryder
Palden Hamilton
Jeanie Hendryx
David Lawton
Sharon Littig
Bill Mapes


Jeanean Songco Martin
Abigail McBride
Nancy McCarra
Katherine Meredith
Llsa Mitchell
Diane Monday
Dorothy Newland
--Founding member

Marjorie Perrin
Mary Pfister
Kai Lun Qu
Pat Roberie
Desirée Holmes Scherini
Ann Sharp
Martin Slater
Susan Snyder
Marjorie Tressler
--Founding Member
Andrée Tullier
Gerard Valerio
Laura Way
Jennifer Heyd Wharton
Pamela Wilde


Joanne Aarons
Cynvia Arthur-Rankin
Anne Barnett
Alison Bell Belt
Patricia Blast
Maryann Brail
Patricia Brannan
Blandine Broomfield
Ellie Brown
Denison Byrne
Maggie Cao
Scott Chapman
Joan Chatterton
Martha Clark
Allison Clock
Rick Conn
David Connolly
Lesa Cook
Gary Cuddington
Marleen Cunningham
Rita Curtis
Marie Erb
Nina Ellsworth
Janet Ewing
James Fennell
Isis Ferreira
Janet Gartrell
Diane Hall
Marg Harbachewski
Glenna Hartwell
Colette Henriette
Hai-Ou Hou
Betty Huang
Barbara Hughes
Christine Ivancin


Tim Kelly
Janice Kirsh
Marguerite Sizemore Laroche
Diane Ingri Levy
Julia Mann
Isabella Martire
Mary Mchugh
Michael McSorley
Deborah McWilliams
Barbara Miller
Donna Mitchell
Sheila Myers
Catherine Nickle
Holly Perdue
Betty Pethel
Rebecca Wallace Pugh
Elizabeth Santin
Leslie Sater
Barbara Schatz
Anne Sieling
Anne Singer
Kristie Tolbert
Sarah Wardell
Don Wilson
Nancy Winchester
Cindy Winnick
Larry Witham
Robin Wolfgang
Melissa Yanowitz
Bryan Zidek




Mary is a charter member and former Maryland Ambassador for the Portrait Society of America, and an accredited member of MSPP. She is a member of the Oil Painters of America and the Frederick County Art Association. She has attended Master classes at the Art Student's League and at private master classes throughout the country with artists such as Daniel Greene, John Howard Sanden, Nelson Shanks and Robert Bateman. She lives in Walkersville, Maryland.

Mary Pfister continues to take portrait commissions, having done 5 for her church in the last couple of years, and recently she completed a portrait of Laurel Cucchi, who was the Executive Director of Hospice of Frederick County for 34 years.

Mary recently attended the 20th Anniversary of the Portrait Society of America’s annual conference in Reston, Virginia. She wanted to be there to see renowned artists such as Burt Silverman, Everett Raymond Kinstler and Daniel Greene, possibly for the last time, as these legendary artists are in their late 80s or 90s. She was hoping to see John Howard Sanden, who was a part of her early portrait training.

Mary teaches painting in her home studio in Walkersville. Mary says, "I have a phenomenally talented group of artists who paint with me, and paint so well (landscapes, still life, equine etc) that it is difficult to continue to call them students. We inspire each other every Tuesday. Beginners are always welcome."