Mary Shaffer’s selected Public Collections & Commissions include Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Museum of Modern Art; Kyoto, Japan; Museum of Art & Design; New York, NY; Smithsonian Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art; Washington, DC; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada; Huntington Museum; Huntington, WV; Museum Bellerive; Zurich, Switzerland; Museum of Decorative Arts; Lausanne, Switzerland; The Detroit Institute of Arts; Detroit, MI; The Toledo Museum of Art; Toledo, OH; Musee du Verre; Sars-Poteries, France; Blumenthal Performing Arts Center; Charlotte, NC; Corning Museum of Glass; Corning, NY; Palm Beach Community College Museum of Art, Palm Beach, FL; Stadt Museum; Fraunau, West Germany; Glas Museum; Ebeltoft, Denmark; Frontrunner Awards for Sara Lee Corporation; Chicago, IL; Berman Museum of Art, Collegeville, PA; The Pappajohn Pavilion; Iowa City Hospital, Iowa City, IA; U.S. Chancellery in La Paz, Bolivia; Indianapolis Museum, Indianapolis, IN; Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, PA; Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI; Providence Park Department, Providence, RI and Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
Honors Mary Shaffer has received include 2009 USA Simon Award, USA Artist, Los Angeles, CA; 2008 Award of Excellence, Art Critic Award, Habatat International, Royal Oak, MI; 2007 Award of Excellence, Corning Museum Curator’s award, Habatat International Royal Oak, MI; 1996 Innovative Use of Glass in Sculpture, Urban Glass, Brooklyn, NY; 1995 Visionary. Museum of Art & Design, New York, NY; 1994 Fellowship for Individual Artists. National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D.C.; 1988 Visiting Artist, Wheaton Village, Millville NJ; 1987 Fellowship for Individual Artists. D.C. Commission of Arts and Humanities; 1981 Glaspris ’81. Kassel Competition, West Germany; 1979 Huber Grant. Wellesley College. Funded study of art in Czechoslovakia; 1979 Artist in Residence, Pilchuck School, Stanwood, WA; 1977 Glass in Architecture Award. National Endowment for the Arts through the RISD; 1974 Fellowship for Individual Artists. National Endowment for the Arts; 1972 Citation of Excellence. U.S. Labor Department for directing manpower program.