Thanks to Sarah Sliwa for taking time away from her Belgian adventures to entice us with her delicious posts. Up next is Mary Cook. Mary is an artist who received her M.F.A in Painting from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY (2008), and her B.F.A in Painting and Drawing from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco/Oakland (2005). She has gained valuable experience as an artist in the studio and in her travels abroad. She developed a particular interest in working for non-profit contemporary art institutions after interning at the Wattis Institute of Contemporary Art in San Francisco, as well as from experience as a curatorial research intern at Art21. Mary contributes to NY ARTS magazine and currenty works as Art21′s Executive Assistant to the Director.