art walk


Honey Salon presents: Nothing is Lost
Recent Paintings and Prints by Mary Jo Maute

Honey Salon is proud to present Nothing is Lost, a collection of paintings, small prints, and studio experiments by Bellingham based artist Mary Jo Maute. Nothing is Lost includes work based of the themes of biology and memory that will be show throughout the venue from June through July. Join us for a festive gallery opening with refreshments, artist reception, and merriment Friday, June 2nd from 6 to 10 PM during The Downtown Bellingham Art Walk.

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Mary Jo Maute’s paintings and prints are a visual dance in celebration of nature’s fecundity. Fragments of abstract plant and animal forms collide, interconnect, and transform in an ambiguous fluid space. Created without a finished image in mind, her work begins with improvisation and is developed through a process edited. Images are layered, erased, overlapped, and interconnected to create a luminous interplay between the sensual nature of paint and mark and the intangible aspects of memory, sensation, and emotion. The formal elements of color, paint and mark continue to fascinate and challenge the artist.

A resident of Bellingham, WA, Maute has a studio at Bay Street Village overlooking the historic Old Town district. She has exhibited in New York, California, Colorado, Montana and Washington and has work in public and private collections including the Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT, the Missoula Museum of the Arts, Missoula, MT, and Deaconess Medical Center, Billings, MT. Maute earned an MFA from University of Colorado, Boulder and a BFA from Daemen College in her native city, Buffalo, NY. She continues to grow as an artist, expanding her knowledge through workshops, travel and experimentation.  She was awarded a residency at Ucross Foundation in Clearmont, Wyoming and is represented by the White Apple Gallery in Whitefish, MT.

To view Maute’s newest collection of works, visit Honey Salon June 2nd through July 28th, Tuesday through Saturday during open business hours. For additional images, showcase details, or artist interview, contact the artist at