Stellaria Art Studio
about the artist

MaryBeth specializes in educational and scientific illustration and art education. She majored in chemistry and biology in Kansas City, Missouri and completed a Master’s Degree in Biochemistry at Georgetown University. It was there that she realized a strong  interest in educational graphics. Art education was and is pursued in Minnesota where she resides with her family just outside of Minneapolis.

Her work includes a book by a magician for “bigger kids” in the corporate world, illustration for a local nature center, book illustrations for a state park and illustrations for school lab manuals.


“My goal as an artist is to attempt to capture the wonder of discovery and joy so inherent to childhood and transmit it through illustrations of everyday learning illustrations. I would love for the viewer to experience a true joy of learning when they look at my illustrations.”


Exhibits and Shows
•Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Great Plains Chapter exhibit at Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha, NE,
  November 15–December 31, 2018
•Children’s Book Illustrators Guild exhibit at Pierre Botineau Library, Minneapolis, XX– February 23, 2015
•Children’s Book Illustrators Guild exhibit at Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, May 1 – August 14, 2015
•Children’s Book Illustrators Guild exhibit at Pierre Botineau Library, Minneapolis July 6 – August 30, 2015
•Guild of Natural Science Illustrator member exhibit, Insects as Inspiration for Art; Augustana College, Rock Island, IL,
  August 1 - mid November, 2014
•Children’s Bookl Illustrators Guild exhibit at Anoka County Library Mississippi branch, August 2-September 30, 2014 •Fourth Coast Illuminated, Guild of Natural Science Illustrators exhibit at Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo,     Michigan, July 1-September 10, 2014
•Children’s Book Illustrators Guild exhibit at Pierre Botineau Library, Minneapolis, May 1-August 30, 2014
•Nature Through Art exhibit, Langworthy Gallery, Seward, NE, October 7-November 22, 2013; same works shown at  
  Red Path Gallery, Seward, NE, January - February, 2014; prints of works shown at Pioneers Park Nature Center, 1, 2014
•Children’s Book Illustrators Guild exhibit at Bafill-Locke Center for the Arts, Fridley, MN,
  November 19- December 21, 2013
•Great River Chapter, American Society of Botanical Artists exhibit at Lakeville, MN Center for the Arts,
  July 1 - August 31, 2012
•Children’s Book Illustrators Guild exhibit at Owatonna Art Center (MN), September 9-29, 2013
•Children’s Book Illustrators Guild exhibit atAugsburg Park library, Minneapolis, March 2-30, 2013
•Children’s Book Illustrators Guild exhibit at Washburn library, Minneapolis, October 1-November 31, 2012
•Children’s Book Illustrators Guild exhibit at Penn Lake library, Bloomington, MN, March 1- April 30, , 2012
•Children’s Book Illustrators Guild exhibit at Pierre Botineau Library, Minneapolis, January 15-March 25, 2012
•Children’s Book Illustrators Guild exhibit at Banfill Locke Art Center, MN, November 15-December 17, 2011
•Great River Chapter, American Society of Botanical Artists exhibit at Phipps Center for the Arts, August 12–
  September 18, 2011
•Children’s Book Illustrators Guild exhibit at Pierre Botineau Library, Minneapolis, June 1-August 30, 2011
•Great River Chapter, American Society of Botanical Artists exhibit at Hudson Hospital and Clinics,
  July 15-October 10, 2010
•Great River Chapter, American Society of Botanical Artists exhibit at
  Minnetonka Center for the Arts, June 10-July 22, 2010
•Children’s Book Illustrators Guild exhibit at Minnesota Center for Book Arts, April 8th - June 20th, 2010
•Children’s Book Illustrators Guild exhibit at University of St. Thomas, St.Paul, MN, January 22-February 28, 2010 •Children’s Book Illustrators Guild exhibit at Red Wing Art Center, October 1 - November 22, 2009
•Great River Chapter, American Society of Botanical Artists exhibit at the Bloomington Art Center,
  June 4-July 24, 2009
•Children’s Book Illustrators Guild exhibit at Owatonna Art Center, Fall, 2008
•Great River Chapter, American Society of Botanical Artists exhibit at Robbin Gallery, Robbinsdale, MN,
  February 1-27, 2008
•Children’s Book Illustrators Guild exhibit at Edina Art Center, July 12 - August 14, 2007
•Children’s Book Illustrators Guild exhibit at MN Center for the Book Arts,
  November 17, 2006 - January 9, 2007
•Guild of Natural Science Illustrators juried show at Kenosha, WI Public Museum, September 16 - November 12, 2006 •Gathering of Artists and Illustrators of Nature juried show at Bell Museum of Natural History, May 13 - August 27, 2006
•Instructors’ exhibit, Como Zoo and Conservatory, February 8– March 18, 2005
•Gathering of Artists and Illustrators of Nature juried show at Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge,
  January 6 - February 15, 2004
•Gathering of Artists and Illustrators of Nature juried show at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, May 4 - June 23, 2002
•Gathering of Artists and Illustrators of Nature juried show at Como Park Conservatory, February 1 – March 26, 2001