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Mary Beth Sasso
& LuluBella


Maple & Main Gallery

Chester, CT


Autumn Light Studio & Gallery

Avon CT

2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015


Petaluma Arts Center Juried Show

Petaluma, CA

2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019


AQUS Cafe Foundry Wharf

Art Exhibit

Petaluma, CA



AQUS Cafe Foundry Wharf

Small Works Exhibit

Petaluma, CA 

2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Spring Lake Village

Santa Rosa, CA

2018, 2020

AQUS Cafe Foundry Wharf

Vessels Exhibit

Petaluma, CA


Sebastopol Library

Sebastopol, CA



Vintage House

Sonoma, CA


Santa Rosa Junior College

Mahoney Library

Petaluma, CA



Five Points Arts


Northwest Connecticut Arts Council

New Britain Museum of American Art


Connecticut Pastel Society




Pastel Society of the West Coast

Petaluma Arts Center

Creative Sonoma


Luther Burbank Center for the Arts 

Since I was a child, art has been my passion, and I have always had a natural talent for drawing. At the age of 14, I began studying under the guidance of Master Pastelist Claudia Post and continued for several years. I pursued a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design from Central Connecticut State University and enjoyed a successful career as a graphic designer for over 30 years. However, in 2008, I decided to return to my roots in fine art.

I am an Adjunct Faculty Instructor of Art at Santa Rosa Junior College and an Artist and Mentor at my studio in New Hartford, CT. I offer private classes to students from 14 to 98 years old, focusing on beginner-level pastel painting and basic drawing skills. I have also taught beginner pastel classes at The New Britain Museum of American Art.


As a Certified Teaching Artist accredited by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, I have also shared my expertise by instructing art at multiple elementary schools in California, as well as leading classes at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts Summer Arts Camp and the Petaluma Arts Center.

By providing a nurturing and secure atmosphere, I facilitate my students' artistic creativity, giving them respite from the pressures of daily life. The most fulfilling part of my work is seeing the delight and sense of accomplishment on my student's faces when they finish their first masterpiece.

Apart from being an artist and teacher, I am also an RYT200 Yoga Teacher. Combining art and yoga can offer a meditative and creative experience that benefits the mind, body, and spirit.

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