News and Events



January 17 – Mount Saint Joseph University Alumni Invitational

Reception on February 17, 4:00 – 7:00, Studio San Guiseppe Art Gallery

February and March – Courtroom sketches completed for the Larry Householder trial.

Commissioned by Spectrum News. The trial was held at the Potter Stewart US Federal Court House in Cincinnati, Ohio.

March 9 – Mysteries From Above

A documentary featured on the Smithsonian channel included the painting titled “Winter Solstice Celebration.” Mysteries from Above Documentary.

June 16 and 17 – Birds Gone Wild, opening reception on June 16, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

This art exhibition/fundraiser benefits RAPTOR INC,
The event features the work of 12 Masterworks for Nature Artists. On June 17th, from 10:00am – 4:00pm, the artists will sketch several birds of prey from life. Sketches will be auctioned off online and 100% of sales will benefit the rehab and education programs of RAPTOR INC. Eisele Gallery, at 6936 Madisonville Road, Cincinnati, Ohio, will be hosting the event.


February 7 – Presentation to the Duveneck Society at the Cincinnati Art Museum, 2:00pm

Mary Louise Holt will present new information about the up-coming UNESCO World Heritage Site inscription of eight ancient Native American earthworks. All are located in the state of Ohio. Two of her original paintings are on permanent exhibit at the Fort Ancient Museum, one of the future World Heritage Sites.

June 25 – Cincinnati Nature Center’s “Noteworthy Natives” Garden Tour, 9:00am – 5:00pm

The artist’s garden will be the featured garden on the tour and the artist’s studio will be open to the public..

July 8 – Bird’s Eye View at the Eisele Gallery, opening reception – 6:00-8:00pm

Mary Louise Holt is one of several Cincinnati artists invited to participate in this exhibit to celebrate birds of all kinds. Eisele Gallery is located at 6936 Madisonville Road, Cincinnati, Ohio.


January 11 – The Native American Cultural Center Opens in Mariemont

Several prints of original paintings of Shawnee life are on permanent display at the center as well as many Native American artifacts from the Madisonville Burial Site. Location of NACC: 6907 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, Ohio 45227

Sept 9 – The Great Eastern American Wilderness, Wildlife and Native People – Presentation and exhibit

Thomas Moore University – Eva G Farris Gallery 333 Thomas Moore Parkway, Crestview Hills, Kentucky


January 29 – The Great Eastern American Wilderness, Wildlife and Native People

The 2:00pm Historical Presentation will take place at Marjorie P. Lee, 3550 Shaw Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio 45208


In the Audubon Tradition Exhibit and Sale

Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the Cincinnati Museum of Natural History and Science
Featuring 75-100 of the top North American Bird and Wildlife Artists
September 12, 2019 – January 5, 2020
Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati, Ohio


Historic Metz House Grand Opening

Celebrating the life of Charles Metz, physician and archeologist of
 Native American burial sites and villages of the Ohio Valley
August 15, 5:30 – 9:00pm art exhibit and sale
6111 Madison Road, Cincinnati, Ohio
Sponsored by the Madisonville Community Urban Development Corp. 

Interview on WVXU Around Cincinnati

Mary Louise Holt discusses the Cincinnati Museum Center’s
 Up-coming exhibit titled: In the Audubon Tradition.
The show airs on September 8 from 7-8:00pm

Cincinnati Nature Center – Annual Back to Nature Fundraiser

Saturday, May 11, 7:00pm
4849 Tealtown Rd. Milford, Ohio



Between the Miamis – Great Art for Great Parks  (more Info)

Friday, March 16, 2018 –  opening reception
Art Design Consultants
310 Culvert St. Cincinnati, Ohio 45202


Friday, April 13, 2018 –  opening reception
Sharon Woods Park
Sharon Woods Centre
11450 Lebanon Road
Sharonville, Ohio



The Great Eastern American Wilderness, Wildlife and Native People

June 19, 6:p.m. – Power point presentation:
East Row Garden Club, Newport, Kentucky
September 19 – The Ohio Society, Cincinnati Country Club, Hyde Park, Ohio

The Great Eastern American Wilderness, Wildlife and Native People

February 18, 10:30 a.m.    Power point presentation:
Hosted by the Daughters of The American Revolution
Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church, 8300 Indian Hill Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45243


Interviewed on a NPR program called Around Cincinnati.

The program will be aired on Sunday evening, February 12,  between 7-8:00pm


Art fundraiser for the Cincinnati Nature Center:  Enchanted Evening in the Woods

Saturday, May 12, 6:00pm, Cincinnati Nature Center


Artists for Conservation Festival and International Ornithological Congress

Wednesday, August 22 – 25, Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, British Colombia
My recent painting titled: A Wary Old Bird was selected for inclusion in the AFC exhibit held at the Congress/AFC Festival.
Also included is my latest painting titled Mangrove Finch, Galapagos.  It will be one of 678 paintings depicting endangered birds from around the world and will be  included in the Silent Skies Collaborative Mural Project.



Thompson House Gallery’s Spring Open House

Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7, 2017  12: – 5:00pm both days
with John Ruthven and guest artists from
Masterworks for Nature Read More

Saturday, May 13, 2017 6:00pm

Back to Nature – Cincinnati Nature Center’s annual art exhibit/fundraiser Visit Website


Wood Thrush Conservation Awards and Exhibit for Masterworks For Nature

Sunday, October 1, 2017  2-5:00pm
Cincinnati Nature Center,  4949 Tealtown Rd. Milford, Ohio 45150,
Phone: 513-831-1711   Email


The Great Eastern American Wilderness, Wildlife and Native People

February 18 – Daughters of the American Revolution, Armstrong Chapel, Indian Hill, Ohio
November 11 – Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati, Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Mariemont, Ohio


Fort Ancient Earthworks

This new DVD coming soon –  featuring the history of Fort Ancient Earthworks. Featuring  paintings by Mary Louise Holt “See Cover“ Fort Ancient has been officially selected for the Archaeology Channel International Film Festival in May. It has also been selected for the Arkhaios Film Festival.

Wood Thrush

Wood Thrush Conservation Award presented to the artists of Masterworks for Nature

Indian Hill Connection

Article written about me in my local magazine “Indian Hill Connection”

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Art Classes

Fundamentals of Drawing and Painting

Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati


Art classes for adults of all Skill Levels – 2023 schedule

Winter session    –     January 12 – March 2
Spring session      –        March 16 – May 4
Summer Session       –       May 18 – July 6
Fall Session – September 28 – November 16

Classes are held on Thursdays mornings from 10:00 – 12:00, Afternoon classes are also available

For more information about all classes and to register:

call –  513-226-3833 or email –