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Mary Lee Rybar: Works of a ‘lifelong artisan’

Posted on October 4, 2023 by Sonoma Valley Sun

The Sonoma Valley Regional Library will feature an exhibition of works by Mary Lee Rybar October 1 through 31. 

Meet the artist at a reception on Friday, October 6, from 4 to 5:45pm in the library’s Forum room. Light refreshments will be served. It is free and open to all. 

Rybar is a multi-faceted artist, encompassing the roles of painter, printmaker, sculptor, and lifelong artisan. 

Finds & Happenings 2, 22×30 original oil monotype with hand embossment

“I am captivated by the interplay of line, light, color, and motion within the tapestry of everyday life,” she says. “My creative compass is rooted in following my innate curiosity, embracing the creative process, and allowing it to chart my course.”

Her “profound appreciation for handcrafted uniqueness” manifests in a diverse body of work, spanning from the abstract to the representational, and across various mediums. 

Noteworthy achievements include receiving a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant in Printmaking and an invitation to be a Fellow at the Vermont Studio Center. 

Her art has graced the walls of renowned institutions such as the Sawtooth Museum for the Arts in Salem, NC, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art. For more information and to view her portfolio, visit

 The exhibition is part of the series organized by local artist Aparna Sinha with the assistance and support of Cathy Coleman and the Friends of the Sonoma Valley Library.

The library is located at 755 West Napa Street, Sonoma.



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