PRINCETON, NJ – June 22, 2017 - / Mary Sue Veerkamp-Schwab is very pleased to announce that her watercolor painting, "The Sacred Dance" will be featured at the 48th annual Garden State Watercolor Society juried exhibition in Princeton, NJ, from June 22 to August 18, 2017. 

“The Sacred Dance,” Mary Sue says, “was created when I was invited to witness the Hopi Butterfly Ceremony on the Second Mesa of the Hopi Reservation in Arizona. Light in that part of Arizona is completely different from other areas in the U.S. and the vivid colors of the handmade headwear and wardrobe against the ancient dusty buildings was my inspiration. Only the spontaneity of watercolor could capture the joy these girls exuded from being a part of this ceremonial dance.”

The exhibition will take place at the D & R Greenway, 1 Preservation Place, in Princeton, NJ.  For further information on this event contact Tess Fields, and their website  The opening reception will be held on Thursday, June 22nd, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

About the Artist:

Mary Sue specializes in commissioned portraits of homes, historic locations, children, pets and is a private art instructor for children, teens and adults. She has worked as a professional graphic designer, art instructor and storyboard artist. Mary Sue is often inspired by her travels and the many places where she and her family have lived.

Mary Sue has been featured in many local art shows in New Jersey. Her painting commissions include family portraits, historical locations, and animals. Her painting “Willa” recently won Special Merit Award in the 2017 International Artist Magazine Competition and the Light Space & Time 2017 “Animals” Art Exhibition.

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