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"Draw" Tour
Mexico City-Museo de la Cuidad de Mexico
June 19-Aug 15 2010
Curated by Erik Foss and Curse Mackey

More then 450 artists in illustration, graffiti, tattoo, literature, design, animation, skateboard, music, and psychedelic worlds

Artists whose original works are in the show include : Raymond Pettibon, Tom Sachs, Chris Johanson, Terence Koh, Dan Colen, Swoon, Aurel Schmidt, Benjamin Cho, Ozzy Osbourne, DAZE, Karen O (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), R. Crumb, Alex Grey, HR Giger, Clive Barker, Robert Williams, Wes Lang ,Eric White, Rich Jacobs, Barry McGee, Rick Griffin, Ron English, Neck Face, Tim Biskup, Ed Templeton, Mark Gonzales, Jack Rudy, Derek Hess, David Byrne, Mark Dean Veca, Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance), Kevin Long/Spanky, Hank Williams III, WK Interact, Shawn Barber, Doze Green, Kevin Llewellyn, Tara McPherson, Les Claypool and many, many more…including me!!

Press Release
Fuse Gallery NYC

"LIVE! The Wigbillies @ ’The Duck’ "
(This is my band, with husband Paul Therrio and special guests. We play acoustic instros, and cover such tunes as “I’m A-Gonna Kill You”, “Crow Black Chicken”, “Sleepwalk”, “The Dentist”, “Long Black Veil”, and “In Walked Bud”.) Not only is Cousin Mert joining us, but the world famous Petey Bogle, drummer fantastico!!)

Paintings for you to poop on!
  Friday, March 26, 2010 6:00PM
Tattoo Factory Gallery
4443 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL. 60640

Everything But The Kitsch N Sync
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA. 90027
March 5 – 28 2010
March 5 8-11pm opening reception
(I have two pieces in this year)

Friday, February 12, 2010
6:00 - 9:00PM
Scott Eder Gallery
18 Bridge Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
This Great Show includes some of the best and boldest talents working in comix today. Here's a chance to see original art work by Glenn Head, Danny Hellman, Mark Dean Veca, David Sandlin, Tim Lane, Jayr Pulga, Chadwick Whitehead, Sam Henderson, Mary Fleener, Rick Altergott, R. Sikoryak, and Matso.... Many of these exciting artists will be on hand to meet you, discuss their work, and their insights into the comics scene. HOTWIRE's contributors have graced the pages of the very best comix anthologies--such as RAW, R. Crumb's WIERDO, SNAKE EYES, DRAWN AND QUARTERLY, as well as mainstream publications like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Nickelodeon, and The Village Voice.

"The Birth of the Fleenalele"

Carolyn Grant from the Carlsbad Museum of Making Music introduced me to Rick Turner of Renaissance Guitars and asked if I wanted to paint some ukuleles... Here are the first two!

Fleenalele #1 (slideshow)
This first one made it's debut at the NAMM show in Anaheim California. Painted with acrylic paints this is now owned by George Mezalis.

Fleenalele #2 (slideshow)

Introducing: The Nekkidlele!


"BubbleGun 3"
Scott McCloud wasn't kidding 20 years ago, when he said computers would shrink the world, (or something like that. Here's proof. This latest little gem comes from the Czech Republic and Slovakia, and the third issue devoted to female cartoonists. It's all in Czech, but you can "read the art" very easily. I let them print a three page story about the great singer/comedian, Rusty Warren, that was written by Soozie the Floozie and illustrated by me several years ago but was never published.
Other contributors include Trina Robbins, Jennifer Camper, Aza, Bara Jilkova, Jaroslava Dejlova, Erika Grendelova, Elke R. Steiner, Ina Korneliussen, Nancy Pena, Melissa MacAlpin, Aneta Bendakova, Margreet de Heer and Jaroslava Kocova. For more info: (only in Czech language)
Click on the image of the cover, and you can see pictures of the publishers celebrating the release of this issue and baptizing it with...milk!
Here's the original version in English.
And here's the comic in Czech:

Available August 2009 pre-order at the web site below


Another fine issue by editors, Gioia Palmieri and Everett Rand. When they asked me to do the cover, I jumped at the chance!
Mineshaft will start serializing excerpts from Robert Crumb’s “Dream Diary”, starting with this issue, plus Charles Bukowski’s last poems, (with Dennis Eichhorn and Pat Moriarity), Skip Williamson, James G Mundie’s “Cabinet of Curiosities”, Bruce Simon on the Death of Newspapers, Sophie Crumb, Christoph Mueller, Aaron Lange, Ed Piskor, Robert Armstrong, Simon Deitch, Frank Stack, B.N. Duncan, David Collier, Spain and MORE!!!

HOTWIRE # 3 - Fantagraphics Books
Edited once again by the diabolical mind of Glenn Head.

Available Jan 2010.

I have a 12 page story in there in ultra black and white, done with real ink on real paper. It’s called “The Judge” and is the story about the gun culture of America and my li’l role in it.

(Stories of mummies, geese, pigs, flies, prima donnas, and little women)

Edited and published by Tom Pomplun

November 2009 will see the release of an all new Graphic Classics, in full cover. “Little Women” adapted by Trina Robbins and Anne Timmons, and lesser known short stories like “Buzz” illo’d by Mary Fleener, and “The Piggy Girl” by Shary Flenniken.

"ARTISTS by ARTISTS" group show
(Mary Fleener curator)

Encinitas Library Community Room
540 Cornish Dr., Encinitas, 92024
PH: 760-753-7376
Show runs: Dec 1 2009 - Jan 15 2010
Artists reception: Sunday Dec 13 1-4pm
The public is invited.

"Scott Saw: Rider of the Rocket Bird" -->
Acrylic on canvas 18 x 24 inches

This show will be twenty eight portraits of artists by other artists. I was in a show called "Movers and Shakers" last year, and thought it would be interesting to do the same thing in the Encinitas community. I selected a list of people I felt were doing unusual things with their art, and it's a wide variety of people. Some are famous, some not so famous, and some simply well known and loved in their neighborhood, but they are all very cool. Then I thought of a list of artists I like, and once again, some are highly trained in their genre, but some are naïve and some self taught. We,(my partner, Dody Tucker and I), threw the names in a hat, and that's how we paired up our artists with their models.

I will be posting pictures of the artists posing with their art was the work comes in.

<--"Scrojo's Ruin" by M. Fleener

"Strips, Scripts, and Scapes"
Contemporary Comix in Southern California

PH: 951-684-7111

Web Site: www.riversideartmuseum.org

Currently on Exhibit from:
June 22- August 22 2009
Featuring: Mike Bertino, Martin Cendreda, Mary Fleener, Roberta Gregory, Walt Holcombe, Brent Harada, Sammy Harkham, Rusty Jordan, Taylor McKimens, Travis Millard, John Pham, Johnny Ryan, Souther Salazar, Mark Todd, Esther Pearl Watson, and Megan Whitmarsh.

My story about Diane DiPrima, that was in “The Beats-A Graphic History”, is in the show, as well as the original color cover for SLUTBURGER #5

Encinitas Library
540 Cornish Dr.
Encinitas CA 92024

Here is my entry in the “Wearable Art” category and I won first prize!!!
Everything except the mask, thread and beads to attach the beer bottle caps was recycled and obtained from thrift stores, including the dress maker’s form. I sewed 660 bottle caps on the hat and jacket and it took about a week. I’d been collecting bottle caps for a couple of years, and picking up stray ones on the beach.

Everything But the Kitschen Sink
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA. 90027
Preview night: Thursday, March 5 '09 7-9pm
Opening reception: Friday, March 6 '09 8-11pm
I will be exhibiting my latest “Scary Goddess” piece, “Our Lady of Organized Vituperation”. And I think I may have set a record for being in more group shows at this gallery than anyone in LA! I’ve been showing there yearly since 1990!!

LOWBROW ART- Nine San Diego Pop Surrealists
Oceanside Art Museum
704 Pier Way
Oceanside, CA. 92054
For more info and directions:
Opening Reception: Saturday Jan. 24 2009 5-7pm (admission $10)
Exhibit is ongoing from: January 24 - May 24 2009
Artists: Mary Fleener, Charles Glaubitz, Pamela Jaeger, Tim McCormick, Scott Saw, Scrojo, Jason Sherry, Jen Trute, Ron Wharton.
I will have 5 pieces in the show, including 3 from my new series, “Scary Goddesses”.

New Paintings in the Shop!
- A series of "Fifi" portraits on black velvet.

- "Leaving my Body" & "Voodoo Angels" series'. Acrylic paintings done after Katrina. Available now for only $100! (+Shipping & Handling)

Untitled Document Past Events - 2011-2013 | 2009-2010 | 2005-2008 | 2002-2004

Paul Therrio (guitar, vocals), Chris Coffino (drums), and Mary Fleener (Bass, dulcimer, vocals), play electric and acoustic blues, jazz, and Americana roots music and lots of originals. We have a PA, and don't play loud! Hire for gigs- fleenerwerks@cox.net.


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