Mary Konchar

Hometown: Easton, MD

Mary purchased her first camera on the birth date of her grandson over twenty years ago, and has never looked back. Having had a lifelong interest in nature, wildlife, and all things outdoors, it was completely natural for her initial subjects to be insects, flowers, birds, mammals, and the landscape. Over time her photographic interests have grown to include portraiture, architecture and event photography.

Mary does all of her on work from capture to print. She also works closely with other artists to create large format prints of their own work, be it photography or fine art reproductions.

Although Mary does most of her photography near her home on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, she has also done work at Grand Teton, Yellowstone, Shenandoah, Acadia, and Great Smoky National Parks, and at several National Wildlife Refuges, including Blackwater, Bombay Hook, Prime Hook, Chincoteague, Umbagog, Bear River, and Canaan Valley (where she served as “Photographer in Residence” over three one month periods during 2009-2010).

Mary’s awards include Best in Show at the Easton Waterfowl Festival in 2009 and 2013, and a Highly Honored winner in the mammal division of Nature’s Best Windland Smith Rice International contest. Her photographs have been exhibited in galleries and shows in several Maryland locations, and many are incorporated in the displays at the Blackwater NWR Visitor Center.

Art at the Museum, Photography Gallery