When I look back on my over fifty years of making art, the arc swings over the word PAPER - art on paper and of paper.  My love of paper has always connected to nature such as  in the Winter Pressing and Talisman series;  collected  book pages evolve into collage;  paper made from fibers of Asian origin become assemblage and sculptural forms; ephemeral handmade papers appear in my installations in nature and gallery settings; and many varieties of paper are used in my artists' book forms.

I began making works with paint and progressed to printmaking which included silk screen, intaglio, and lithography.  My early influences were California artists including Corita Kent where text and image informed my prints.  Returning to school in the 70’s, I was introduced to the artists’ book movement, mixed media, and collage and began experimenting with dimensional ideas and non-illusionary materials.  LenoreTawney  and Joseph Cornell inspired this work. Throughout this period,  nature and cultural event were prime sources for my ideas.  

Thirty-five years ago I moved from an urban environment to an isolated mountain landscape, leading me to themes documenting nature and ritual from the distant past.  My outdoor site installations place me in the progression of earth artists that have worked with land forms and natural elements.  I have chosen to intervene in nature subtly, with a primary interest in process and time-influenced projects. For nine years I worked in the Edgemont Highlands development in Durango.Colorado, creating environmental installations along the wild trail system there.  I have created environmental site works in sculpture parks and conservancies in the U.S. and Canada.  In the spring of 2008 I created a large environmental site work at the Denver Botanic Garden in Chatfield, CO.  Along with these outdoor installations, I have also created indoor installations that involved environments of handmade paper and natural elements.  The film “Seeing the Forest for the Trees” has  been made that documents this work.   Artists’ books, editioned and one-of-a-kind,  have been an important element in my work throughout the years.  They allow me to document my environmental statements and other subjects such as family, the process of aging, and cultural issues.  My work in the collage medium has the book being a primary theme.

Galleries in Los Angeles, New York, and Denver have handled my collage work.  Recently, my works on paper and artists’ books use mixed media such as pigment, pencil, and sands with photography evolving from travel experiences.  Found materials and the calligraphic nature of languages have figured in my book art..    And the Winter Pressing series continues my annual ritual of burying  paper under the winter snow which documents the snow amount for the season.



1979    M.A., San Diego State University, CA - Printmaking

1977    B.A., San Diego State University, CA- Painting, Printmaking 

1973    Santa Reparata Graphic Art Centre, Florence, Italy - Printmaking

1952-55    University of California, Santa Barbara, CA - Early Childhood Education


2018    COLLECTION: MARY ELLEN LONG, Art Library, Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO           

            EARTH PRESSINGS: MARY ELLEN LONG, The Ink Shop, Ithaca, NY (An exhibit with artist Genie Shenk)


2015    ICONS AND ELEMENTS, Stronghouse Gallery, Telluride, CO (included Works on Paper Trunk Show)

2014    PULP MASTERY: Two person exhibit with Melissa Jay Craig, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO    

           JOURNEY OF AN ARTIST, Environmental Photographs, Open Shutter Gallery, Durango, CO

           JOURNEY OF AN ARTIST, Retrospective, Fort Lewis College Art Gallery, Durango, CO

2013    COLLAGE TRUNK SHOW, The Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, La Jolla, CA

2012    RECENT ACQUISITIONS and A GARDEN OF ARTISTS’ BOOKS:  The Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, La Jolla, CA

2010-13    ROOTS,  A Traveling Exhibit: The Land Gallery, Albuquerque, NM; The Art Library, Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO:

            Ah Haa, Telluride, CO; The Rotunda Gallery, The Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, La Jolla, CA

2010    MARY ELLEN LONG:WORK IN THE COLLECTION, The Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, Reading Room, La Jolla, CA

2009    ASPEN, The Co-Lab at Three Springs, Red House Gallery, Durango, CO 


             Long Beach, CA, curator: Jean Clad (one room installation)

2007    FOREST WALK, Susan Hensel Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

             FOLLOWING THE PASSAGE: MAPPING A FRIENDSHIP, Collaborative Installation with poet Grace Cavalieri, poet and

             Kathryn Moller, Prof. of Theater, Fort Lewis College, Artposium, Colorado Art Ranch, Durango, CO

2006-08    SEEING THE FOREST FOR THE TREES, documentary film by Spiralbound Studio and Durango Community Access TV,  premieres in   

             Durango, CO and at the Geisel Library, UCSD, La Jolla, CA (Pegasus Award given 2009)

2006    MISSIONARY MUSE, The Art Library, Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO (with Chet Anderson, photographer)

2005    ARTISTS’ BOOKS: BOOKS OF SIGNIFICANT SCALE, Cal Poly, Pomona, CA, curator: Jean Clad (one room installation)

2003    EVOLUTION OF THE BOOK, Durango Arts Center (with Laurie Dickson, author of Artists’ Interiors)

2002    JOURNEYING INTO DIFFERENCE, Ellis Crane Gallery, Durango, CO

             FROM THE FOREST LIBRARY, Monthly Featured Artist, The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY

             FOREST WALK, Fort Lewis College Art Gallery, Durango, CO

2001    DETRITUS, Geisel Library, Special Collections, UCSD, La Jolla, CA (commission and exhibit)

1999    TRAVEL VISIONS, The Art Library, Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO

1997    RECENT WORK, The Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, La Jolla, CA

            VESTIGE, SYMBOL, VERSE, Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO

1996    BIBLIOTHECA:TERRA, Artworks/Bookarts Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1995    CONSTRUCTIONS, The Art Room, Durango, CO (with Ron Fundingsland, printmaker)

1992,94    ECHOES IN TIME, (COVisions grant), Kruglak Gallery, Mira Costa College, Oceanside, CA; Durango Arts Center, 

            Durango, CO; Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, CO; William Carlos Williams Center, Rutherford, NJ

1993    ON RETURNING, The Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, La Jolla, CA

1987    MARY ELLEN LONG: Windows on White, New York, NY;  LA ArtCore, Los Angeles, CA;  Boulder Center for the Visual 

            Arts, Boulder, CO; Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, CO

1986    MARY ELLEN LONG,  Western Colorado Center for the Arts, Grand Junction, CO

1985    MARY ELLEN LONG, Soho 20, New York, NY

1983,84    MARY ELLEN LONG, Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO

1983    COLLAGE: MARY ELLEN LONG, Hunsaker/Schlesinger Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1979,80    MARY ELLEN LONG, Spectrum Gallery, San Diego, CA; MASTERS EXHIBITION, San Diego State University,

             San Diego, CA;  MARY ELLEN LONG, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA


2008    ART OF NATURE, Denver Botanic Gardens, Chatsfield, CO (environmental art installation)

2004-13    ARTIST-IN-RESIDENT, The Highlands at Edgemont, Durango, CO(Art Along the Wild Trail)

1998    ARTIST-IN-RESIDENT, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL, (David Nash, Master Artist)

1997    ARTIST-IN-RESIDENT, CO State University, Pingree Park, CO

            MEMORIAL, Valley Inn Nursing Home, Mancos, CO (outdoor meditation site)

1996    ARTIST-IN-RESIDENT, ASPEN GUARD STATION, San Juan National Forest, Mancos, CO

            COLORADO PUBLIC ART DIRECT PURCHASE,  University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO (Lichen triptych)

1995    REFLECT, RECLAIM, RETHINK, Aspen Commercial Core, Public Sculpture Commission, Aspen, CO

            REVISION SERIES, Santa Sabina Center, Dominican College, San Rafael, CA

1994    STONE QUARRY HILL ART PARK, Cazenovia, NY (site installation)

1993    THE MILLENNIUM PROJECT, Cataraqui Conservation Authority, Kingston, Ontario, Canada (site installation)

             RAVINE REVISIONS, Connemara Conservancy, Artists’ Sculpture Grants Residency and Exhibit, Dallas, TX

1987,88    PAPER PRAYER PATHWAY/PAPER PRAYER FLAGS, Santa Sabina Center, Dominican College, San Rafael, CA



            ANNUAL JURIED SHOW, Durango Arts Center, CO (honorable mention)  juror, Josie Lopez

            THE POETRY OF STONES: ARTISTS' WALKS, The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, La Jolla, CA

2017    COLLAGES FROM THE ATHENAEUM'S PERMANENT COLLECTION,  The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library,  La Jolla, CA

            REACTION/ACTION: A collaborative installation, Studio &, Durango, CO



           THE WHITE SEASON and THE SWEETHEART SHOW,  Durango Arts Center, CO

            RECENT ACQUISITIONS at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, La Jolla, CA

            THE SECRET SALE, The Athenaeum, La Jolla, CA


            MADE IN AMERICA: CRAFT  ICONS OF THE 50 STATES, Mingei International Museum, San Diego, CA

            (UN)BOUND:Artists’ Books from the Athenaeum, Music & Arts Library,  Central Library, San Diego, CA

            ANNUAL JURIED SHOW, Durango Arts Center, CO

            CSART, (Community Share Art), & Gallery, Durango, CO

            ARTISTS' BOOKS PREVIEW, (ABECEDARIAN AT GEISEL LIBRARY), Foyer Gallery, Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH

            GALLERY DIRECTOR INVITATIONAL, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO

2014    IN AND OUT OF SCULPTURAL BOOKS, The Ink Shop, Ithaca, NY (curator: Kumi Korf)

            AN ENDURING WILDERNESS, Durango Arts Center, (installation)

2013    LOOKING AFTER TREES, Western CO Center for the Arts, Grand Junction.CO(curator: Meredith Nemirov)

           WASHI AND OTHER EPHEMERA: The Art of Handpapermaking, Durango Arts Center, CO 

           MEMBERS EXHIBIT, San Diego Book Arts, Cerritos Library, CA:  Graficas Gallery, Nantucket, MA

2012    SWEETHEART OF THE ARTS exhibit, ABSTRACT VIEWS, both at Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO

            SHIN JIDAL:CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE PAPER & BOOK ARTS, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis

            LONGING FOR HOME, Susan Hensel Gallery, Minneapolis, MN (invitational)

            21 ARTISTS CREATE BOOKS, University Art Gallery, CSU Dominguez Hills, CA(curator: Jean Clad)

2011    MATTER AND SPIRIT, Biola University, La Mirada, CA (invitational)

           VIVO Book Art Event, Vivo Gallery Gallery, Santa Fe, NM (invitational)

           VISUAL JOURNALS, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO

           DURANGO BLOOMS, Durango Arts Center, CO (honorable mention)

2010    LIBRARY FOLIAGE, Studio 2 Gallery, Austin, TX (curator: John Sager)

            SIGNS OF THE FOREST, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (curator: Jean Clad)

            33 IDEAS, Colorado Art Ranch, Denver International Airport, CO

            RESURRECTIONS:ECO-LOGY AND ECO-NOMY, Boulder Public Library Gallery, Boulder, CO (curator:J. Heath)

            EDGE TO EDGE, San Diego Book Arts, Japanese Friendship Garden, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA

            MAKING THEIR MARKS, Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO

2009    FRIENDS OF THE ART LIBRARY EXHIBIT, Japan Journal Journey Box installation, Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO

            OPEN DOORS, Durango Arts Center, Durango, CcO

            HIGH FIBER, Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, AZ

            20/20 VISION: A Retrospective, Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO (invitational)

            OPENING A BOOK, The Land/Gallery, Albuquerque, NM (curator Jeffrey Lee)

            5th INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS’ BOOK TRIENNIAL, Vilnius, Lithuania (traveled to Europe, Australia, South Korea)

            WIDE OPEN, Business of Art Center, Manitou Springs, CO (curator: Lin Fife)

            BOUNDLESS TRANSFORMATIONS:THE BOOK AS ART, Art Students League, Denver, CO (curator: Alice McKim)

            7th BIENNIAL ARTISTS’ BOOK JURIED EXHIBITION, The Athenaeum, La Jolla, CA (juror: Stanley Strauss)

            PAPER NARRATIVES, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO (curator: Alicia Bailey)


            SAN DIEGO BOOK ARTS NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBIT, UCSD,  La Jolla, CA (juror: Erika Torri, catalog) 

            CONNECTIONS: EARTH + ARTIST - A Tribute Art Show in Resistance to Desert Rock, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO

            BOOK SHOW, Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, AZ (curator: Margaret Suchland)

            YOUR DOCUMENTS PLEASE, traveling exhibition: Japan, Hungary, Slovakia, Mexico

            SECRETS AND LIES, Contemporary Artists’ Books, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR (juror: Gay Walker & L. Russell)

2007   HOME SHOW, Fort Lewis College Art Gallery, Durango, CO (installation)

            SAN DIEGO BOOK ARTS MEMBERS EXHIBIT, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

            REPUBLIC OF LETTERS, P. Thompson Gallery, Stratford, NZ & Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch, NZ

            HOT PURSUITS, Adams State College, Alamosa, CO (curator: Gerry Riggs)


            BLACK, WHITE AND READ, Center for Book Arts, NYC, San Francisco Center for the Book, Cerritos Library, Cerritos, CA

                Minneapolis Center for the Book, University of Western England-Bristol, England (curator: Gloria Helfgott. catalog)

            COLORADO GOLD, Hagnauer Gallery, Business of Art Center, Manitou Springs, CO (curator: Gerry Riggs)

    2006  THE OPEN BOOK, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ (invitational)

            HOLD IT, Shy Rabbit Contemporary Arts, Pagosa Springs, CO (invitational)

            FORMS, FIGURES, SYMBOLS, Shy Rabbit Contemporary Arts, Pagosa Springs, CO (curator: Gerry Riggs)

            RECYCLED, Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO (invitational, installation)

            SAN DIEGO BOOK ARTS JURIED SHOW, UCSD Geisel Library, La Jolla, CA (juror: Lynda Claassen)

            WHITE LEAVES/BLACK SHADOWS, Book & Paper Art, Zipp Gallery, Santa Fe, NM (invitational)

            FRIENDS OF THE ART LIBRARY GROUP SHOW, Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO    

            SCULPTURAL BOOKWORKS, Edge Gallery, Denver, CO (curator: Alicia Bailey)

            A READER’S ART 6, “Changing the Wind”, Susan Hensel Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

            SPIRAL BOUND, “A Spiritual Journey of Aging”, Front Porch Gallery, Carlsbad, CA (invitational)

            THE ELEMENTS: CREATIVE ENERGY, Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ

2005-06   ZIPP GALLERY ARTISTS’ BOOK & DRAWING SHOW, Santa Fe, NM (invitational)

2005    ARTISTS’ BOOKS:JAPANESE THEME, San Diego Book Arts Member show, Japanese Friendship Garden, San Diego

             30 YEARS OF INNOVATION, SURVEY, Center for Book Arts, New York, NY (curator:Jae J. Rossman)

2004    DURANGO INVITATIONAL-COLLABORATIONS, (with metalsmith Pam Pniak), Ellis Crane Gallery, Durango, CO

            MATTER AND SPIRIT EXHIBIT, Wells College Book Arts Center, Aurora, NY

            THIRD BIENNIAL WOMEN BOOK ARTISTS’ EXHIBITION, Converse College, Spartanburg, SC

            FINE CRAFTS:FOUR VIRTUES, Denver International Airport, Denver, CO

            BOOK ARTS 2004, Bright Hill Center, Treadwell, NY (catalog)

2003   ALCHEMY OF FIRE, Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO (installation)

            SAN DIEGO BOOK ARTS, San Diego State University Library & Mission Valley Library, San Diego, CA

            UNDER COVER: BOOK ARTS, St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, MO (curator, MJ Goerke)

            BEYOND READING, Ellipse Arts Center, Arlington, VA (invitational)

            THE BOX AS CONTAINER, Angeles Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA (curator: Jean Clad)

            WASHI IN AMERICAN ARTISTS’  BOOKS, Center for Book Arts, New York, NY (curator: Rory Golden)

2003-04   BRIGHT HILL PRESS 1st, 2nd NATIONAL BOOK ARTS JURIED EXHIBITION, Word & Image Gallery, Treadwell, NY

2002   SOLACE, Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO

            TOLERANCE AND HUMAN RIGHTS, Collins Gallery, Central Library, Portland, OR

            EAT YOUR WORDS, 3rd Annual Edible Book Tea, Center for Book Arts, New York, NY

            BOOK EXPLORATIONS, The New Art Forum, Kingston, MA 2002,

 2002,05, ’06ARTISTS MEMBERS EXHIBIT, The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY

2001    VISUAL ICONS, Furlong Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin Stout, Menomonie, WI (curator: Jean Clad)

            TRANSACTIONS:ARTISTS’ BOOKS, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. Johns, Newfoundland

            BY NATURE’S DESIGN, William D. Connor Art Gallery, Carlsbad, CA (invitational, catalog)

            NOT FOR PUBLICATION: IN THE SPIRIT OF THE BOOK, Hillwood Museum, Long Island University, Brookville, NY

            CELEBRATION, Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Cazenovia, NY (catalog)

            THE DREAM MILL, Lakewood Cultural Center, Lakewood, CO

2000   WORD PICTURES/PICTURE WORDS, Sandusky Cultural Center, Sandusky, Ohio

            BOUND & UNBOUND, BOOKS BY ARTISTS, Baum Gallery, University of Central Arkansas, Ccnway, AR

1999   P.S. 26 SCHOOL YARD SCULPTURE SHOW, Plummer School, Fort Collins, CO (site installation)

            SECOND SHOW, The Land/An Art Site, Mountainair, NM (catalog)

            PUSHING PAPER, The Gallery on the Hudson, Irvington, NY (installation)

            BEFORE/NOW, Artworks/Bookarts, Santa Monica, CA

            OPEN & CLOSED, Fullerton College Art Gallery, Fullerton, CA

            INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION, 6th Book Arts Fair, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (juror’s choice)

1998   TEXTILES, FIBERS, THREADS: THE BOOK SHOW, Center for Book Arts, New York, NY (catalog)

            BOOKATECTURE, Astral Design Gallery, Richmond, VA (curator: Carol Barton)

            PARADISE LOST: EVOLVING VISIONS OF THE CO LANDSCAPE, Mountain College Gallery, Glenwood Springs,CO

1997-98   BOOK AS ART, LITERARY SOJOURN,  E. Bliss Center for the Arts, Steamboat Springs, CO

1997    THE UNCOMMON BOOK, Center for the Arts and Humanities,  Sun Valley, ID

            THE ARTIST BOOK, Fine Arts Center, Taos, NM

            COPTIC AND COLLAGE, Center for Book Arts, New York, NY (catalog)

1996   POETS AND PAINTERS, slide presentation: The Cultural Center, Charleston, WV;  exhibit: W. Virginia State College,

               Institute, WV (honoring of collaborations with Grace Cavalieri, Washington, DC poet)

            WELL WORN TEXT, Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts, Chicago, IL

            GRIM AND GRIMMER, Center for Book Arts, New York, NY (catalog)

            ENDANGERED, The 4th Oregon Book Biennial, Forest Grove, OR & Bumbershoot Book Fair, Seattle, WA (catalog)

            SCIENCE IMAGINED, Berkeley Art Center Association, Berkeley, CA

            ARTISTS’ BOOKS, The Living Room, Santa Monica, CA

            LIGHT LET LOOSE, Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts, Chicago, IL

            BOOK AS ART, Literary Sojourn, E. Bliss Center for the Arts, Steamboat Springs, CO


Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, CA         ,

Vamp and Tramp Book Sellers, LLC, Birmingham, AL,,,

Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO                          


2010,14-16 Annual Community Photography Exhibit, Open Shutter Gallery, Durango, CO

2005-13    International Collage Exhibition and Exchange, New Plymouth, New Zealand

    Durango Arts Center, CO: Juried shows -’03, ’04, merit ’07, ’10,’12, ‘14, '18  Four Corners Commission - ’05, Best in Show ‘10 

2007-13    Furniture as Art Auction, KDUR 

     Durango Arts Center Advisory Board (2009-present) 

     National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC


1991    Creative Fellowship in the Visual Arts (installation) & COVisions, Colorado Council on the Arts

1981-84    Artist in Residence, State of Colorado

1971    Artist in Residence, San Diego City Schools


2011,13,16    Curator, SEUSS ON THE LOOSE, WASHI AND OTHER EPHEMERA, THE WHITE SEASON,Durango Arts, Center, Durango, CO

2008      Juror: Four Corners Commission Exhibit, Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO

2004-16   FOAL (Friends of the Art Library) member, Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO  (part of the Sweethearts of the Arts honoring 2016)

2000      Juror, Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO

1997-‘03  Curator of Exhibits (national and regional) - Art Library, Durango Arts Center, Durango. CO

1997        The Cultural Center, Capital Complex, Charleston, WV (slide presentation with Grace Cavalieri reading)

1994-95   Curator: The Book Unbound, National Traveling Book Arts Show

1987-88   Director of Workshops and Programs, Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO

1986-88   Panels, Organization Grants and Art in Public Places, State of Colorado        

1979         Animated film for La Jolla Civic University Symphony production of Ravel operaa, UCSD, La Jolla, CA
1965-‘14   Private teaching: young people, adult and college educator


Grace Cavalieri Papers, George Washington University,       Musee de l’ Art du Collage, Bretagne, France

Gelman Library, Washington, DC                                             Animas Museum, Durango, CO

Art Colle, Sergines, France                                                      Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA

School of the Art Institute of Chicago Library, Chicago, IL    National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC

Sackner Archive of Concrete & Visual Poetry, Miami, FL      New Museum Library, New York, NY

Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona       University of Washington Special Collections, Seattle, WA

Visual Arts Workshop Archive, Rochester, NY                       Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Minneapolis College of Art Design Library                            Museum of Modern Art Library, New York, NY

Getty Museum Rare Books, Los Angeles, CA                        UCLA Art Library, Los Angeles, CA

Whitney Museum Library of American Art, New York, NY    Boise State University Library, Boise, ID

National Museum of American Art Library, Smithsonian      Special Collections, Geisel Library, UCSD, La Jolla, CA

San Diego State University Special Collections, CA            Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, La Jolla, CA

Cerritos Library, Cerritos, CA                                                 Marriott Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Texas Tech University, Southwest Collections,                    University of Denver, Penrose Library Acquisitions, CO

Trak Gallery, Tsankolavrerov School of Fine Arts,                Penn State UniversityCollection-Hazelton campus

  Plovdiv, Bulgaria                                                                   Yale University and Baylor University Special Collections


Colorado State Public Art Collection                                   JP Morgan, New York, NY

Intradesign, Los Angeles, CA                                               UPS, Atlanta, GA

Coldwell Banker, Los Angeles, CA                                       Mitsui Bank, Los Angeles, CA

Hunt Corporation, Houston, Texas                                       Rosewood Hotels, Bel Air, CA
Campton Hotel, San Francisco, CA                                      Century Plaza, Los Angeles, CA                

Mill River Hotel, Connecticut                                                Citibank, N.A.

Ramada Renaissance Hotel, San Francisco, CA                 Nabils Restaurant, Kansas City, MO

Security Pacific National Bank, Los Angeles, CA                Stouffer’s Concourse Hotel, Los Angeles, CA

Sheraton, Baltimore, MD & Tyson’s Corner, VA                   Sheraton Hotel, Washington DC

Four Seasons Hotel, Newport Beach, CA                            Four Seasons Hotel - Austin, TX, Wailea, Maui & Singapore

Biltmore Hotel, Santa Barbara, CA                                       Rialto Hotel, FL

Alicante Hotel, Garden Grove, CA                                       L’Escoffier Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA

Filenes, Boston, MA                                                              Fairmont Hotel, San Antonio, TX

RCA, New York, NY                                                              Mountain Bell, Denver, CO    

Mitsubishi Corp., Los Angeles, CA                                     Mitsubishi Corp., Nokia & Irvine, TX
Northern Trust Corp., San Francisco, CA                           Spanish Bay Resort, Pebble Beach, CA
Westin Hotel, Kauai, HI & Taipei                                         Grand Floridian Beach Resort, Orlando, FL

Hyatt Regency, Waikoloa, HI, Taipei & Wailea, Maui         Princess Hotel, Scottsdale, AZ

Cole & Dietz, New York, NY                                                Century City Hotel, Los Angeles, CA

Checkers Hotel, Los Angeles, CA                                      Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles, CA

Citi Corp, Long Island, NY                                                   Ocean Grand Hotel, FL

Sherwood Hotel, Taipei, Taipan                                         Contrappunti, Ambassador Hotel, Taipei Hotel, Taipei

The Peninsula, Beverly Hills, CA                                        Antlers Hotel, Colorado Springs, CO

The Peaks, Telluride, CO                                                    Lowes Hotel, Santa Monica, CA

Courtyard Hotel, Los Angeles, CA                                    American Express, New York, NY

Pepsi Co, New York, NY                                                    Yokohama Royal Park Hotel, Japan

London Wilshire Hotel, Los Angeles, CA                         Dai Ichi Hotel, Tokyo, Japan
Four Seasons, Los Angeles, CA                                       The Claridge, Jupiter Island, FL

Golden Unicorn Restaurant, Hong Kong                         Grand Tiara Hotel, Nagoya, Japan (29 piece commission)

Pfizer Corporation, New York, NY                                    Jones Day, Chicago, IL

Korn-Ferry (SMI), Durango, CO                                         Amoco, Denver, CO


2014    JOURNEY OF AN ARTIST: THE ART OF MARY ELLEN LONG, self-published, on-demand, IMac

2013    OFFERINGS,  self-published., on-demand,  IMac

2011     ON LINE INTERVIEW, Dottie Moore,, The Gallery, Creative Traces

2010    BOOKS THAT TELL THE STORY, Ampersand,  D. Kogan, San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, CA

2009   NOVEL CONSTRUCTIONS, Shirle Gottlie,

            CURATOR FINDS INSPIRATION IN BOOKS, Jason Lipeles, Press Telegram, Long Beach, CA

            NOVEL IDEAS: Durango Artist Exhibits Work at Museum in Long Beach, CA, Patricia Miller, Durango Herald

            MEET ARTIST MARY ELLEN LONG, Kinsee Moran, KSUT Public Radio, Durango, CO

2008   METAMORPHOSE DU LIVRE, Catalog of The Center of Contemporary Artists’ Book, Verderonne, France

            THE COPELAND COLLECTION, 100 collages from International Exhibition/Exchange, Okato, NZ

            500 HANDMADE BOOKS, Lark Books, (juror: Steve Miller)

            A LEAF, A STONE, A PINECONE, Documentary Unveils the Art of Mary Ellen Long, Judith Reynolds, Durango

             Telegraph, Durango, CO

2007   DREAMCASTING, A RESPONSE TO “FOREST WALK”, poet Sandy Beach, Susan Hensel Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

            DETRITUS, self-published, limited edition


              Durango, CO

            MARY ELLEN LONG INTERVENING SUBTLY WITH NATURE, Jules Masterjohn, Durango Magazine, Durango, CO

            LITTLE LINE,  author Grace Cavalieri & illustrator Mary Ellen Long, International Children’s Digital Library

            A VISIT WITH MISSIONARY MUSE, Jules MasterjohnDurango Telegraph, Durango, CO

            NEW DIRECTIONS IN ALTERED BOOKS, Lark Books, (juror: Gabe Cyr)

            FORGING A PATH OF CREATIVITY, Jules Masterjohn, Durango Telegraph, Durango, CO

2005   WILDFIRE INSPIRED BEST OF SHOW PIECE, Patricia Miller, Durango Herald, Durango, CO

            EXCEPTIONALLY SCALED ARTISTS’ BOOKS, judith Hoffberg, Arts Scene, Los Angeles, CA

            FOREST ROOMS, self-published, limited edition

2004  AMERICAN ART COLLECTOR, Vol. I, Book 2, Central States, Alcove Books

           DESIGN!  A Lively Guide to Design Basics for Artists & Craftspeople, Steven Aimone

           LITTLE LINE,, a children’s book by Grace Cavalieri, illustrated by Mary Ellen Long

2003    ARTISTS’ INTERIORS, Creative Spaces, Inspired Living, Laurie Dickson, Rockport Publishers

2002    THE DECORATED PAGE, Gwen Diehn, Lark Books

             NATURE STYLE, Marthe LeVan, Lark Books

             ART ALONG THE PATH, Judith Reynolds, Durango Herald, Durango, CO

2001-02   DOG-EARED MAGAZINE, A Journal of Book Arts 

2000    WHO’S WHO OF AMERICAN WOMEN, Millennium Edition    

1999    TRAVEL VISIONS, Charlie Langdon, Durango Herald, Durango, CO    

             NON-ADHESIVE BINDINGS, Keith A. Smith, “Books Without Paste of Glue”, Vol. 1

1998    METAPHORS FOR TIME, Judith Reynolds, Durango, CO

1997    HANDMADE BOOKS AND CARDS, Jean Kropper


1996    SPACES LOADED, Michael Paglia, Westword, Denver, CO        

1995    MIGRATIONS, Grace Cavalieri poet & Mary Ellen Long illustrator, Visual Library Publications

            COVER TO COVER, S. La Plantz

            DREAMS OF MOTHER, The Raven Chronicles, Seattle, WA