PRESS & PUBLIC PLACES MARIA'S IDEAS MURALS & ART CAN BE SEEN
Client List below, additional references can be provided upon request.
My art now available at the Gift Shop in The National Aviary in Pittsburgh, PA! www.aviary.org
Sarris Candies Shop, Canonsburg, PA- 400 feet of candy land murals & 3 ceiling domes embellished with thousands of Swarovski Crystals and hand painted candy pieces. 5 whimsical Animal trophies encrusted with jewels, Pretzel people, chocolate drips and more!
The Frank Sarris Transplant Unit at Montefore Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, Athena's Cafe mural.
Pittsburgh ZOO & PPG Aquarium- Jambo Grill 9 animals on walls , images of actual animals at the zoo.
Pittsburgh Zoo- Islands beach area, and quick fact signs in Islands exhibit.
Pittsburgh Zoo - Designed 10 murals for animals art painted on fence in Kids Kingdom Playground, and I painted Alligator drum kids area.
Pittsburgh Zoo - Siamang exhibit murals, also the Mural at the Carousel, I was commissioned by PPG paints to design the 55 ft long mural, I drew the design on the fence and guided 25 employees from PPG to paint the mural , part of their community day, after they finished I enhanced with a bit more detail.
Firstwatch Cafe Bridgevile, PA and Century lll - wall murals
Aviva Brick Oven and Aviva Express in Mars, PA- Large Italian inspired murals, in foyers and dining areas.
Image One Salon, Jefferson Hills, PA . mural & sign
LSG Sky Chefs Headquarters, Coraopolis, PA Pittsburgh Airport
Evolve Dance Complex, Cranberry, PA dance studios and custom art piece at reception desk
Perfection Tumbling Cheer, Canonsburg, PA
Children's Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA.- collaborated with Randy Baumann of WDVE radio morning crew, designed a bead for The Beads of Courage Program, bead features a colorful heart. Pictured in the Art Gallery on this website.
Pediatric Alliance, Bridgeville, PA, waiting rooms and exam rooms.
Pediatric alliance, Canonsburg, PA, waiting rooms and exam rooms.
John F. Slater Funeral Home in Brentwood, PA, 3 large murals in foyer.
Dormont Library, Dormont , PA- large whimsical donation tree at reception desk.
Mt.Oliver business district, 11 panels painted by Maria decorate the vacant windows.
O'Donnell Consulting Engineers Inc. Bethel Park, PA-9 large canvas pieces custom made for the office.
Gary Cartwright DDS. Dental Office, Bethel Park, PA- 3 large canvas murals ,waiting room
Camp Bow Wow Pittsburgh South, Castle Shannon, PA- multiple areas throughout the establishment.
Duquesne University, Board Room at the International Programs Office
Verland Equestrian Therapy- Sewickley, PA
Savolskis-Wasik-Glenn Funeral Home Munhall, PA
Direct Finance Co. Mt. Lebanon, PA
Christ Hope Church, Brighton Heights, PA
Allison Park Assembly of God Church - Playrooms.
Lucca Ristorante-Shadyside, PA
South Western Health Center Assisted Living -Lobby
Valley National Gases, Conference Room- Washington, PA
South Side Local Development Company -Mural restoration of 12th and Carson St. mural, and others in the South Side.
Pediatrics South Mt. Lebanon, PA-entrance
Iron Oxide Recovery Inc, Pittsburgh, PA
Beinhauer Funeral Homes, Bridgeville and Peter's Twnp. - Playrooms
Greenawalt Furnature Showrooms, Madison, PA
The Grand Hall Priory, North Side-Pittsburgh PA
St. Louise DeMarillac, McMurray, PA- Library and bathrooms
Perry Highway Lutheran Church - Wexford, PA
Clients who have welcomed Maria's art into their homes and businesses:
Mr. and Mrs. Frank and Athena Sarris
Mr. and Mrs. Bill and Jamie Sarris
Mr. and Mrs.Lynn and Charina Swann-Former Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Fame Great
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph and Mary Cindrich
Mr. and Mrs.Jim and Katie Leyland-Former Pittsburgh Pirates manager
Mr. and Mrs. Jim and Hedy Krenn
Mr. Randy Baumann-WDVE Radio morning crew
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Danforth
Mr. and Mrs. Jim and Irene Cibrone/ Cibrone Bakery Castle Shannon
Mr. Ray Piacquadio- Pasta Too Restaurant
Mr. and Mrs. Bob and Tracy Errey former Pittsburgh Penguin
Mr. and Mrs. Rick and Sheryl Kehoe-former Pittsburgh Penguin
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Alexander, 100.7 FM Radio DJ Pittsburgh, PA
Maria is an exclusive member of NAPEW-National Association of Profession & Executive Women.
Inducted into the NAPEW "Women of Excellence" Registry 2007-2008, also chosen "Woman of the Year" in her field!
Maria's Art Featured in Media Magazine Articles-Newspapers-Television
List of some of the press/artcicles/publicity for the Mural art by Maria's Ideas has been in business since
1982-36 years! There have been numerous stories written over the years from the beginning, this list is of the recent articles written about the murals.
Featured guest on Pittsburgh Today Live November 2, 2017
Featured Artist November, 2017 at National Aviary Wings & Wildlife Art Show
Featured guest on Pittsburgh Today Live August 31, 2018. My "Studious Sloffee" art as a fund raiser for Bethel Park Public Library, and other libraries in Allegheny County.
Whirl Magazine November 2017 Spotlight on Artists and
Whirl Magazine art featured in December 2017 Holiday Gift Guide
Pittsburgh Post Gazette Seen column Night in the Tropics July 11, 2016 Magazine section
The Alamanac October 26, 2016 Pink Pittsburgh
Whirl Magazine October 2013 issue story by Andrea Bosco "Eye of the Beholder"
Whirl Magazine November issue 2015 my "Flamingo" painting and participation at Wings & Wildlife Art Show at National Aviary 2015
Featured on Pittsburgh Today Live KDKA TV 2 -November 4th, 2015 with my art and husband Johno Prascak and his art we created for Wings & Wildlife Art Show at National Aviary 2015
Feature story Celebrating 30 years in business, Pittsburgh Today Live KDKA TV2, May 28, 2012
Numerous mentions 2013-2015 on the show featuring the murals and art.
KDKA TV-2, Dave Crawley's KD Country 1991 & 2004
World Wrestling Entertainment Magazine, 2007 Holiday issue
Gallery Profile in Designing Home Lifestyles Magazine, 2007 Summer issue
Jr.League Designer's Showhouse-Crafton 1999, Urn with wisteria in hall & mural of Noah's Arc in playroom, which was also featured in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette Home & Gardens, May 1,1999. This same mural was also entered and accepted for the award by ADEX-Awards for Design Excellence featured in 2001 Design Journal Magazine.
Jr.League Designer's Showhouse-Shadyside 2004,Tropical palms and monkey bathroom
The national magazine-DW&C Decorating and Window Coverings Magazine, May 1999 issue
Pittsburgh Magazine, March 2002
The Almanac Home & Garden, April 5, 2006
The Observer Reporter-Homes, February 23, 1997
The South Hills Almanac-Lifestyles, October 6, 1999
Observer Reporter-Homes, April, 25, 2004
Designed & illustrated a Holiday card which was distributed nationally to over 40,000 clients of O'Donnell Consulting Engineers, Inc.
Featured in calendar by Iron Oxide Recovery, Inc.
South Pittsburgh Reporter Oct. 2007 for 11 murals in retail window display in Mt.Oliver for Hilltop Economic Development Corp.
South Hills Record featured as part of designer room makeover
Peter's Patch 2011, Artist Goes Out on a Limb for Dormont Library
Hilltop EDC Summer-Fall Newsletter 2011
The Almanac Newspaper front page story May 30, 2012
Canon-McMillan Patch, June 2, 2012
The Alumni Carrickulum , Summer issue 2012
Celebrating 37 years in business!
Same phone number and area in Pittsburgh, PA !