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Mary Neely is an award-winning Midwest photographer. Mary’s been taking photographs nearly her entire life, starting with a box camera as a child.  She sees beauty all around her in light, textures, and shape, and tries to share it through her photography.


She’s exhibited in several galleries in Illinois, and has works in private collections in New York, Santa Fe, Florida, Michigan, and Kansas. Mary has given presentations and lectures on representational and abstract photography to the Art Institute of Chicago Community Associates and to the Lake County Art League, and has taught digital photography classes at the Jack Benny Center for the Arts.


She’s a former vice-president of the Lake County Art League, and a member of the Dandelion Gallery, Patrick Tufo Gallery, the Waukegan Arts Council, Artists on the Bluff, Chicago Area Visual Artists, Robert Wright Gallery,   Blue Moon Gallery, the Muses of Mirth, and  National Women's Caucus for Arts.





g.    She is currently exhibiting at the Dandelion and Tufo Galleries in Waukegan, Illinois.

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