top of page

News and Events

Wagner Emilys Tablescape.jpg
Juror's Choice Award: Emily's Tablescape

Juror's Choice Award, National Prize Show Cambridge Art Association
May 2023


Emily's Tablescape


Opening Reception: May 19, 2023

Show Dates: May 19-July 7 2023

I made this in Emily Passman's studio one Sunday and included some of her objects and her good suggestions. A paper collage of abstract still life with flowers, shells, and statue.

Wagner_Mother and Child in Portsmouth_pa
Group Show: Three Stones Gallery

The Chi of Everything

I am thrilled to announce I will be a guest artist at Three Stones Gallery for a summer group show!


I will have 17 works on view, beginning on the Summer Solstice and running through July 26th. I will be paired with a wonderful painter, Colleen Pearce, along with several of the gallery’s represented artists.

I will be at the opening reception June 29th at 6 PM and hope to see you there!

Opening Reception:
June 29 at 6:30 PM

Show Dates:
June 29 - July 26

Wagner_All About the Wallpaper 1800x.jpg
Danforth Art Museum

Danforth Annual Juried Show

I am excited to share that my collage "All About the Wallpaper" was juried into the Danforth Art Museum's annual juried show.  The Danforth is a lovely small museum in Framingham, MA with an excellent permanent collection I saw for the first time on drop-off day despite raising my children in the next town!

Opening Reception:

June 24, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Show Dates:
June 24 - September 17, 2023

mom and blue stripe son web (1).jpg
Open Studio 2022

Please join me for Open Studio

Sunday December 11, 11am - 5pm

Treehouse Studio (aka my apartment)

43 Aberdeen Ave., Cambridge


Parking is open on Sundays

dscf2056_6240 x 4160_wagner_nataliamirabito.jpg
Lincoln Library Solo Show

Gardener's Bouquet

I am very happy to have the chance to show some of my tapestries at the Lincoln Library's charming gallery. 


The works were made during pandemic times as a way to keep my life drive fueled with creative action that could still be done in isolation.  They reflect my interest in the domestic objects and landscapes that we use and tend every day, a source both of comfort and inspiration.

Concord Art Association

Nefertari and Bowls

The collage depicts some of my favorite objects - dishes, flowers, and a statue from my small collection.  It's a sister to the image below from the Member's Prize show at Cambridge Art Association. Very fitting, since Nefertari was the sister of the more famous queen Nefertiti.

Wagner_Mara_Blue Garden.jpg
Newburyport Art Association

Blue Garden

This tapestry is narrow and tall, 18" x 38" (detail to the left here) and hangs either from an invisible bar or a decorative Indonesian rod made for this purpose. It was the first in a new series of larger tapestries begun in the early Spring of 2022.  


Wagner_Mara_Not in Kansas Anymore (2).jpg
Newburyport Arts Festival

Waterfront Festival in Newburyport

If you are looking for something fun on Sunday, May 15th, I will be participating in Newburyport Arts Festival weekend.  From 10 -1 on Sunday along the waterfront at the harbor or along Inn Street (TBD) I will be at a tent selling my works on paper, and fabric to benefit the Community Care Network. Let's hope for a sunny day.


web square_Mara Wagner Variations chair 02.jpeg
Marblehead Arts Association
Centennial National Exhibit

Variations 2022

The series of blind contour bistro chairs was done on summer vacation in 2021 when the pandemic was still hot and bothering. They are drawn on book pages from a discarded copy of "Simple Genius" and then colored and collaged with ink and painted papers. 


Wagner_Mara_Nefertari and Hydrangeas.jpg
Members Prize Show 2022



Nefertari and Hydrangeas


The collage was made from painted and purchased papers and acrylic paint.  I features one of my favorite statues and flowers from the summer garden that dry very well and can take us through the winter, persimmon season!

Wagner Emilys Tablescape.jpg
Meditations from the Quarantine Studio: Tapestries

The tapestries currently on view were all hand-stitched in my pandemic work/home. Each work includes fabric that came from clothing my family has worn, e.g. my brother’s Hawaiian shirts that his daughter will not let him wear in public, dresses my daughter wore in India while studying water purification or in Kenya helping prevent HIV transmission, or snippets my artist daughter donated from leftovers in her curated collections of amazing upcycled things.


My fiancé donated shirts, and I received many gifts of cloth from neighbors and friends when they heard of my new practice. 


The rods on which they hang were made in Indonesia and sold by a fair trade company here in the US.

Email Catherine Fernbach for more information about any of the pieces.

Begonia and Blues.jpg

I am thrilled to announce that my collage “Begonia and Blues” was chosen for Best in Show by juror  Dr. Jessica May, Managing Director of Art and Exhibitions with The Trustees, and Artistic Director of deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum.

In conjunction with this exhibition I delivered an on-line talk that is now available on YouTube

bottom of page