Born: Armstrong, BC November 10, 1954
A donation by Casabello Wines Ltd. made it possible for the gallery to qualify for matching funds from the Canada Council Special Purchase Assistance program. Selected by the acquisitions committee.
Mary Jong is a first generation Chinese Canadian born in Armstrong, BC in 1954.
Mary attended elementary, junior and senior high school in Armstrong. She received her Grade 12 diploma through Okanagan College in Vernon. She attained her diploma in Fine Arts at Okanagan College in Kelowna and her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Victoria.
She studied under Pat Martin Bates, Mary McCullogh, Jean Madison, Murray Johnson, George Tiessen, Mike Young, Gerry Garneau and Holly Middleton.