For 22 years, art has been Mary Ross Buchholz’s devotion. Buchholz and her husband live and ranch in rural west Texas near the town of Eldorado. Coming from a pioneering ranching family, she offers a glimpse of her daily ranch life through her paintings, sculpture and the most primitive of mediums, charcoal and graphite. Buchholz strives to capture the authenticity of their way of life by gathering reference material from the ranch, and as a result, each piece she creates is a testament to her family’s ranching traditions. Buchholz has participated in many museum shows across the country including Night of Artists at the Briscoe Museum in San Antonio, TX, Small Works Great Wonders at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage museum in Oklahoma City, OK, The Russell at the CM Russell Museum in Great Falls, MT, and Cowgirl Up! At the Desert Caballeros Museum in Wickenburg, AZ. Recognition has come quickly as she has won numerous awards that include: Artist Award Sculptor for the 2020-2024 Night of Artists at the Briscoe Museum, 1st place in the 2019 Members Only Portrait Society of America still-life category and Best Sketchbook Award for Feb/Mar 2018 in the PleinAir Salon Competition. Buchholz was also selected as the winner of the Western Art Collector Award of Excellence in the 10th Annual ARC Art Renewal Center Salon competition and as a finalist in the 11th, 12th, and 13th ARC Salon Competitions.