MaryTess MayallExecutive Director
MaryTess Mayall, the Executive Director of Blue Line Arts, was born and raised in Roseville, California. Her appreciation for the arts started early while living in the south of France during her formative years. She attended Oakmont High School, Sierra College, and continued to pursue her artistic journey at Fresno State, where she majored in Art and minored in French.
As a strong supporter of arts in the area, MaryTess has been active in the Arts Council of Placer County, the Auburn Art Walk and The Placer Artists Studios Tour. In the past, she has also served as the Chair for the Placer Artists League, a valuable network for local and emerging artists. She currently serves as Vice President for the Downtown Roseville Merchants and as a board member for the Downtown Roseville Partnership (PBID), focusing on projects that support a vibrant arts and culture scene.
Joining Blue Line Arts in 2016, MaryTess brought with her a strong passion for providing art education opportunities and supporting artists in building their careers. After serving as the Co-Director for 5 years, she is honored to lead Blue Line Arts as the Executive Director. MaryTess has made an impact by fostering initiatives such as the Tour Talk Create field trip program for K-12 students and the Susan Cooley Gilliom Artist in Residence & Teaching program (SCG ART) to nurture artistic growth and development. Her favorite aspect of the job lies in curating exhibitions, as they offer an ever changing platform to showcase truly unique and exciting works to the community.
Beyond her work at the gallery, MaryTess loves nature walks around the Folsom Lake area with her high school sweetheart, Mike and their two dogs, Zuzu and Fumanchu. She also enjoys reading, gardening and immersing herself in art projects within her cluttered studio.
MaryTess remains dedicated to providing opportunities for artists of all ages to learn, grow, and thrive, while simultaneously enriching the community with captivating art experiences. And she is always looking forward to meeting and engaging with fellow art enthusiasts!