1. "Miami Herald" Dec. 15 1968; Part 2, page 33-G

    2. "Diario las Americas" by: Maria Elena Saavedra, reporter. January 15, 1972.

    3. "The Voice" Re: Art exhibit. May 9, 1975.

    4. "Miami Herald" by: Griffin Smith reporter. July 27th 1975, page 5-H.

    5. "Miami Herald" Aug. 8, 1975, page 4-C

    6. "Diario las Americas": August 12, 1975, page 18.

    7. "Replica Magazine", Puerto Rico, Sept. 3, 1975, page 80. re: BACARDI show.

    8. "Diario las Americas" by: Raquel Puig Saldivar, January 30, 1976.

    9. "Miami Herald" Feb. 27, 1976, page 6-C.

   10. "Miami News" by: Helga Silva, April 6, 1976, page 15.

   11. "El Vocero" Puerto Rico, Re: Art Show at Carnegie Library, Sept. 28, 1976

   12. "Replica" News Paper, Oct.11, 1976, page 13. Re: My Art Exhibit in Puerto                  Rico.

   13. "El Miami Herald" Galería by: Rafael Casalins, Dic. 6, 1976.

   14. "Diario las Americas" Sept. 19, 1976, page 17 B.

   15."El Nuevo Día" Puerto Rico, Oct. 1976, page 38.

   16. "Miami News" July 14, 1976.

   17. "El Mundo" Puerto Rico. Oct. 1, 1976, page 12-A.

   18. "Diario las Americas" May 8, 1976, page B-1.

   19. "El Miami Herald" by: Raquel Puig Saldivar. Feb. 8, 1978 on the Front Page and         "Galeria"  page 9.  Re: Painting Entitled: "The Last of the Last Suppers".

   20. "Diario las Americas" by: Fernando Alloza, April 13, 1980, page 16.

   21. "Diario las Americas" May 29, 1980, page 10 Re: Bust sculpture of          former President of Cuba, Carlos Prío Socarrás.

   22. "Miami Herald" by: Tom Swalon, Jan. 22, 1981, page 1-A Re: Welded "Eagle"          sculpture.

   23. "Diario las Americas" Re: Almanaque Histórico Cubano 2005. May 2004.

   24. "The Miami Herald" Re: Almanaque Histórico Cubano 2005, by: Christine          Armario, Arts and Entertainment. Monday July 26, 2004 page 3

   25. "Barry University Magazine" Vol.11 No:1 Fall 2004, page 6.Re:Calendar Cubano          2005.

   26. Instituto Edison Newsletter. page 7. Re: Cuban Calendar

   27. Interviewed by: Maria Elvira Salazar, Radio 1140 AM. in June 2004. re:          Almanaque Histórico Cubano.

   28. Interviewed by: Orlando de Cardenas in TV Channel 17 in August 2000 and         in  May 2004.
  Orlando de Cardenas entrevista a Maria Tuma, Artista Cubana en el Canal 17    TV. en Miami, Fla.

   29. Interviewed by: Marta Flores in Radio Mambí October 2004. re: Almanaque 2005


      30. Interviewed by Ms.Feria in "La Poderosa" Radio Re: Almanaque (calendar) 2005
             Dec. 1, 2004, in Miami.

      31. Interviewed by Ruby Feria on December 20th at "La Poderosa" from 3:15 P.M.
           to 3:30 P.M. about the calendar, the bust of José Martí and the painting
           of the rescue of Elián González: "La Marsellaise Cubana".See it under PAINTINGS.

      32. Interviewed by Ninoska Perez Castellón on December 23, 2004 at Radio Mambí,            Miami, Florida; about the Cuban calendar 2005 I made and the bust of José Martí.

      33. MARIA TUMA interviewed on Channel 17 WLRN Miami, Florida by Vilma Petrash            on Sunday Feb.11, 2007 6:00 PM. in the program "TEMAS de MUJER".


Governor Haydon Burns Scholarship; Florida - 1967.

National Scholastics; gold key in oil painting; National Competition; 1966.

Silver Knight Award; Miami Herald; 1966.

WQBA Honorable Mention on the opening of my art show at the Bacardi Art Gallery; 1975.

NIKON Award of Excellence in Nature Photography; NY. City; NY. 1976.

Certificate of Appreciation for the contibution to the community from Dade County Mayor Steve Clark in 1997.

Certficate of Appreciation from Julio Martinez; Mayor of Hialeah; Fla. for the Advisory Board Care for the Soldiers in the Gulf War, 1991.

Maria and her students received many Art Awards and commendations throughout the years in Dade County Public Schools.

Keep Alachua County Beautiful, plaque Silver Award for Outstanding Achievement by Media and Public Relations. 2004

Merit Award: ribbon and $50. check for "PARROT", an Oil Painting at Rossetti Art Gallery, Pompano Beach Florida August 2010

Accepted as a Member of ASTA American Society of Traditional Artists in 2011. Founded by Ed Copley.

Second Place and People's Choice on my painting self portrait "Marie d' Art" oil on linen 24" x 30" at the Broward Art Guild, Summer 2011.
See the painting: click here.

2011 The Richeson Painting Competition: Animals, birds and wildlife. Finalist on "Parrot" oil 36"x 36". See this painting: click here

2014 The Richeson Figure Portrait Competition Meritorious Award on "Grand Christmas" oil 40"x30.
See the painting: click here

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Maria Tuma
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