Mara Rago Photography

“The soul of my subject, the soul in between and the soul of myself…
these three combined, create my art”

VOLUNTEER FUNDRAISING WORK
~Celebrate Life Celebrate Art – Donated fine art print for silent auction 2016
~Save the Ta-Ta’s A fundraiser for Breast Cancer 2015
~Celebrate Life Celebrate Art – Donated fine art print for silent auction 2013
~Rainforest Alliance Fundraiser – Donated fine art prints for exhibit 2011
~Homeless Children’s Educational Fund – billboard for Taste of Broadway 2010-2011
~Rankin Boro – photograph children with Santa at annual Rankin Light up Night. 2000-2011
~Celebrate Life Celebrate Art / Arts for Aids 1998-2010 – donated fine art prints
~Spring Shuffle Fund Raiser – donated fine art prints for auction April 2006-2008
~WYEP Raise the Roof Gala Benefit – donated fine art print for auction August 2005
~Bare Bones Productions – donated fine art print for silent auction October 2004
~MARF (mesothelioma applied research foundation)
shown graphic before & after prints of cancer victim for mesothelioma awareness
September 2004
~Labco Dance fundraiser – donated photographs for advertising as well as fine art prints for silent auction February, 2004
~Children’s Hospital Party at the Point Fundraiser donated portrait sitting October 2003
~City Theatre – donated fine art print for theatre fundraiser September 2003
~Shellie Show (Shellie Jacobs) – donated print for accident victim fundraiser March 2003
~Blue Ruin Gallery Silent Auction Fundraiser-
donated fine art print for gallery fundraiser Nov 2002
~United for Jamie Stickle 2002 – donated fine art print for reward fund
~Pittsburgh Aids Task Force Monthly Men’s Brochures- photography in 96′-97′ and photography for Aids Prevention Brochures for Women in 97′
~Frank Borelli Aids Benefits @ City Theater; donated framed prints for raffles in 97′, 98′, 99′.
~Pittsburgh Aids Task Force “Gods & Monsters” benefit postcard, poster, & billboard photo. 2000

EXHIBITS

“Whites” Boulevard Gallery Pittsburgh PA September 2015
“Through Our Eyes” group exhibit benefitting Rainforest Alliance.
Pittsburgh, PA 2011
“Anew” (Fine Art Florals) Jeffrey Smith Studio, Lawrenceville, PA August 2010
“Au Natural” (Collaboration of fine art photography and abstract with artists Melinda Esmond and Allison Pochapin) Pittsburgh, PA August 2009
“Square Footer” (fine art 12x12 installation) The Mojo Collection Gallery
Kansas City, MO February 2009
“Man” (A collection of Male Form) Blue Moon Pittsburgh April 2007
“Carnal Souls” (B/W nude study of captured movement at Red Room, Pittsburgh, PA
January 2005
“Beauty and the Bike” (Original B/W portraits from 05 calendar at Spinning Plate Gallery) Pittsburgh, PA September 2004
“Marada Kick Off Exhibit” (B/W Portraitures) Spinning Plate Gallery
Pittsburgh, PA November 2003
“A Vision” (B/W Women Forms) Muse Gallery, Shadyside, PA February 2003
“The Work of Women” (B/W fine art nudes) Blue Ruin Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA January 2003
“OUT on Liberty” (B/W Portraitures of athlete, Suz Falvey) Pittsburgh PA, December 2002
“Feminine/Masculine Frames” (Original B/W portraits from 03 calendars)
Muse Martini Lounge, Pittsburgh PA) October 2002
“Feminine/Masculine Frames” (Original B/W portraits from 03 calendars)
Sands Convention Hall, Las Vegas NV September 2002
“X” (B/W & Color Portraitures of Adult Film Superstar Janine Lindemulder)
Blue Ruin Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA August 2002
‘Unblurred II” (B/W Feminine Frames 2002 Originals)
Spinning Plate Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA 2001
“The Beautiful Line” (B/W fine art nudes) Garfield Artworks, Pittsburgh PA 2001
“Unblurred” (B/W portraits) Spinning Plate Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA 2000
“Sculpted Souls” (B/W Athletic Fine Art Portraiture) Fitness Factory, Shadyside 1999
“Bared Souls” (B/W Fine Art) New York, New York 1998
“Souls of Steel” (B/W Portraiture) Icon Pittsburgh’s Steel Party1997
“Living Souls” (B/W Portraiture) at Common Grounds Coffee House, Shadyside 1996

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