It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our patron of 16 years, Mary Ellen Shortland, owner of Creative Art Gallery and Framing, who passed away on June 17th. Mary Ellen gave the Saint Louis Watercolor Society their start in the St. Louis area for our first Annual Juried Exhibition and hosted us through the years with great success on both our parts. Her acumen for talent and her ability to read her client’s wishes made for a win win situation and a most wonderful collaboration for many years. We will miss you, Mary Ellen.
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She will be greatly missed. What very sad news.
So very sorry to hear this. Mary Ellen was a wonderful patron of watercolor who really understood the medium. But more, she looked at every piece as a work of art in the whole context of painting. She was a real friend, always willing to talk about the pieces you brought in, interested in the stories behind them. I will truly miss her. My condolences to John and all our friends at Creative. With heartfelt sympathy,