"A rewarding career in museum work and cultivating the arts includes the founding of the Munce Art Center in 1981 and the directorship of Sullivan Munce Cultural Center in Zionsville, Indiana for over 20 years. In 2001, she happily returned to painting professionally full-time. In 2008, she saw the opening of the Kellar Mahaney Gallery in Zionsville by her daughter with whom she currently works to develop fabric designs and accessories based on her stunning collection of original paintings.
“I believe in color, energetic brushstrokes, scale, and experimentation. A row of breathtaking Cosmos flowers swaying in the breeze gives me such joy and hopefully that joy translates in my paintings.”
Selected accolades include: “Distinguished Hoosier” by Indiana Governor, Frank O'Bannon in 1998; “Outstanding Work in Any Medium” Award at the 2005 Hoosier Salon Exhibition; Dedication of the Munce Art Center Gallery in her name as the “Edie Kellar Mahaney Gallery”; one of “50 Over 50 Awe-Inspiring Women” by Kappa Delta Sorority (National Chapter) in 2007. Kellar Mahaney original paintings can be found in collections worldwide."