Mary Vernon “Paintings” opens Nov. 20 at Valley House Gallery

Join us this Saturday, November 20, 4:00pm-8:00pm, for the Opening Reception for Mary Vernon’s solo exhibition “Paintings” at Valley House Gallery in Dallas. Preview the entire exhibition at


Valley House Gallery is honored to present our eighth solo exhibition of paintings by Mary Vernon. Born in Southern New Mexico, Vernon was educated at the University of California, Berkeley, and The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.

Mary Vernon served as Professor of Art at Southern Methodist University for 50 years, beginning in 1967. Now retired from teaching, she works full-time in the studio. About the paintings in this exhibition, Mary Vernon states:

“The long tradition of landscape painting is one of conceptual positions and ideas revealed through images recalling the world. Still-life, as an intimate form of landscape, explores the same concerns. Color, the major actor in my painting, transforms my geometric plan. Geometric structure determines the field, color occupies it, navigating through the structure, making space, asserting the presence of things waiting on our recognition. We see that color, within a structure, does what the poet Charles Tomlinson claims—

“Brings the mind half way to its defeat,
Among these overlappings, half-lights, depths,
The currents of the air, these hiddenesses.”

Mary Vernon will give an Artist Talk on Saturday, December 11, at 11:00am.

“Mary Vernon: Paintings” will be on view through January 8, 2022.


The gallery and garden will be closed for Thanksgiving:

Thursday, November 25
Friday, November 26
Saturday, November 27

Regular gallery and garden hours are 10:00am-5:00pm, Monday through Saturday. We are always closed on Sunday.

December holiday hours to be announced later.

Cheryl and Kevin Vogel
Laura Green
Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden
6616 Spring Valley Road, Dallas, Texas 75254

Open Monday-Saturday, 10:00am-5:00pm
Masks required in the gallery