The 101st Annual Gold Medal Exhibition, which is an un-themed, all-media, annual Scarab Club member exhibition.
Mary Fortuna has been active in the Detroit art community for twenty-plus years. She graduated from Wayne State University with a BFA in 1992. She has exhibited her work extensively all over Michigan; in Berlin Germany; Bregenze, Austria; Beijing, China; and elsewhere in the United States. Over a period of many years, she has served on the Forum for Contemporary Art at the Detroit Institute of Arts, and on the exhibition committees for the Detroit Artist Market, Detroit Focus and Paint Creek Center for the Arts. She founded, edited and published Ground Up, a magazine devoted to art in Detroit. She is a member of artist collectives The Slippery Weasel Society and Changing Cities. She has worked as a gallery director at Paint Creek Center for the Arts; picture framer; group home program coordinator; cook on a dive boat and at a long series of summer camps and greasy spoons; and as a part-time reindeer. When she's not at work she sews and knits and makes bugs and animals and flowers and plays with puppets and dolls.