Mary McInnis  

Artworks in oils and pastels

Mary was born in Richland WA and raised in the West Seattle area of Puget Sound.  She has spent her entire life pursuing creative outlets of various kinds: drawing, painting, photography, stagecraft, handcrafts, music.  She attended several different institutions of higher learning before and after marriage including Seattle Central Community College, Denver Community College, University of Texas at Arlington, culminating in a BFA in Painting at the University of Washington in 1987 where she discovered the joys of pastel painting.  Having two children created a need to put away the oils and concentrate on pastels.  In 2008, (after the children were old enough to know better than to mess with mom's paints) she returned to oil painting and now divides her time between the two mediums, with occasional forays into acrylics and mixed media.  She has recently increased her time at plein air painting, both in oils and pastels.  She is a signature member of the Northwest Pastel Society, a member of Peninsula Art League, Pastel Society of the West Coast, and Plein Air Washington.  She currently lives in Port Orchard WA, across the water from her childhood home, with her husband of 35 years.  



The Gig Harbor Garden Tour Association (GHGTA) is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization. Our mission is to provide annually a quality garden tour to promote literacy for children and adults on the Gig Harbor and Key Peninsula. Visit

The GHGTA invites local artists to submit two-dimensional garden related artworkto be considered for the publicity poster for the 2019 Gig Harbor Garden Tour. The selected artist will not receive a monetary stipend but will benefit from many facets of publicity and exposure such as posters, rack cards, press releases and program booklet. The selected artist will be able to have a complimentary booth space in the 2019 Garden Tour.


  1. Any 2-dimentional garden related themed art is eligible
  2. Vertical format only.
  3. Size –Minimum: 12” X 16”, not to exceed 18” X 24” preferably.
  4. An oversize image will be subject to cropping for graphic reproduction purposes.

Images must be smaller than 4MB, but at least 1920 pixels on the longest side.

Minimum 150 DPI, preferably closer to 300 DPI. Images should be in JPEG format.

If using image from iPhone send it as “Actual Size”

Only digital images will be accepted. Two submissions per artist.


Be sure to include: Your name, mailing address, phone number, Title of Artwork(s), media dimensions w/o frame

Email submissions to the Gig Harbor Garden Tour website:


The artist retains ownership of the artwork but will sign a release allowing GHGTA to have professional digital scans of the artwork made for publicity purposes. GHGTA will assume those costs.


Accepting Entries August 10, 2018

Entry Deadline November 5, 2018

Deadline for delivery of selected artwork December 1, 2018

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