Professor of Art
Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor
Mary Vernon, Professor of Art and Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor at Southern Methodist University, teaches painting, drawing and SMU’s noted color theory course, Color and Meaning. She was born in southern New Mexico, educated at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. Vernon is a Fellow of the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture. Her national service to the arts includes membership on the Board of Directors of the National Council of Arts Administrators, the Wishbone™ Educational Advisory Board, Advisory Board of the Texas Biennial and membership on the Board of Trustees of the Dallas Museum of Art. She has served as the U.S. State Department Visiting Artist in Chile (2003), has shown her work in France, Hungary and Kazakhstan, and is represented by Valley House Gallery of Dallas.