Mary Kay Ebersold was born and raised in Spencer, MA. While pursuing a degree in Elementary Education at Framingham State University, she studied drawing, design and color theory. Mary Kay left teaching in 1980 to raise her family. After starting a home-based pottery business and Gifted Hands consignment gift shop, Mary Kay opened Spencer Frameworks, a custom frame shop and gallery, which became a gathering place for local artists.

In 2001, she and six other artists established the Massasoit Art Guild which today includes over 100 members from 20 Central Massachusetts towns. Mary Kay served as Guild President for 5 years, and currently holds a position on the MAG Executive Board of Directors.

She studied watercolor and acrylics with William Griffiths at the Worcester Art Museum School, acrylics and oils with Pierre Theriault at the Charlton Community Arts Center, and oils with Charlotte Wharton, CM,PSA, David Lussier of Woodstock, CT and Mary Moquin, Cape Cod. She has also studied with a talented group of mentors as a member of the Massasoit Art Guild.

Always in search of new subject matter for her paintings, Mary Kay photographs local scenes, views from her travels in the US and abroad, and other unusual subjects.

Mary Kay has won many awards for her painting and photography including a Best in Show at the Charlton Old Home Day Exhibition and the Mildred Terry Memorial Award in 2011 & 2012 and the People's Choice Award at the Massasoit Art Guild Annual Show. Her work was accepted into the 'National' and 'All New England' and 'All Cape Cod" juried shows at the Cape Cod Art Association, and received the People's Choice Award for her painting 'Smoky Mountain Blues'. Her work has been displayed in libraries, galleries, & homes throughout Central Massachusetts as well as in the Massachusetts State House.

Mary Kay and her husband John moved to Bourne, MA in 2015. With the beauty of Cape Cod to inspire her, she became an artist member of the Cape Cod Art Association and The Chatham Center for Creative Arts . Her work can also be seen at the Eastwind Gallery in Orleans, MA. www.eastwindgallery.net