Solo Exhibitions

  • McClintock Distilling, Frederick, MD
    • "Metal on Brick" 2017
  • The Goldman Gallery, Rockville, MD 
    • "The World of Feelings: When Colors Get Along"  2016
  • Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Synagogue, Bethesda, MD
    •  "Mara Clawson: Pastel Paintings" 2016
    •  “Mara Clawson: The Adventures of Moses" 2005 


Juried and Invitational Exhibitions

  • Descanso Gardens at Sturt Haaga Gallery, La Canada, Flintridge, CA

    • "Portraits in the Garden 2: BLOOM!" March 2017

  • Joan Hisoaka Healing Arts Gallery, Washington, DC 

    • "Alchemical Vessels V: The Night Journey" March 2017

  • VisArts, Rockville, MD

    • "VisAbility-Selections from the VisAbility Art Lab" January 2017

  • 2016 VSA Emerging Young Artists - Traveling Exhibition
    • "(Re)Invention" 2016-2017,  Award of Excellence Winner
  • Shatto Chapel at First Congregational Church, Los Angeles, CA

    • "Alimento" 2016

  • Art 17, Washington, DC
    • "Art Enables at Art17” a four women show,  2014
  • The Gallery at Art Enables, Washington, DC
    •  “Outsider Art Inside the Beltway” 2007, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015       
  • MOCA DC, Washington, DC
    • “Outsider Art Inside the Beltway” the 1st annual juried invitational show.  2006


Group Exhibitions:

  • The Personal Visions Gallery at the Dennis and Phillip Ratner Museum, Bethesda, MD
    • "Collective" May and June 2017



  • Home Room Department of Education Blog, "Very Special Student Artists Display Vision, Imagination in VSA Exhibit at U.S. Department of Education" by Nancy Paulu. December 2017.

  • Washington Post, "Young artists express themselves in a D.C. space receptive to their message" by Sarah Larimer. November 2017.

  • Center Scene “Former Camp JCC Camper Comes Full-Circle with  Her Art” by Andrea Kronzek. November 2016.

  • Selle, Betty-Carol. Self-taught, Outsider and Folk Art: A Guide to American Artists, Locations and Resources. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., Inc. 2016. Print.

  • Voice of America, “Artists with Disabilities Showcase Their Talents” by Julie Tobah. April 2014.

  • BabagaNewz “Mara Clawson – Her Pictures are Worth a Thousand Words” by Beth Panitz. February 2006.

Press Clippings

Catalogue from the art exhibit on food called Alimento, shown at the Shatto Chapel at First Congregational Church of Los Angeles, from October 7, 2017- November 6, 2016.

This is the (Re)Invention catalogue for the 2016 National Juried Exhibition of 15 Emerging Young Artists With Disabilities #VSAEYA

VSA Department of Education Panel Discussion 2017