This was the first single person exhibition from a local artist. The show consisted of over one hundred works and the MAS hoped to make the local artist exhibition into a yearly practice.
“The several hundred pictures in this exhibition covering a fifteen year period represent but a small fraction of the material available in many media. Her early work is easy to understand and enjoy, for although colored by a distinguishable personal line, it follows familiar norms and traditions . . . Many of her recent paintings abandon objectivity or remain just tangent to it. They call forth the usual query: ‘What is she doing?’ To which her answer is: ‘Pointing out, that’s what I’m doing. What I see, feel, experience – because I want to, desire to, have to.’ ” (Marion Becker, The Work of Maybelle Stamper).