Mary Catherine B. Raines is a 2009 National Board Certified visual art teacher; earned an MAT in Art Education and a BFA (concentration in painting and drawing) in Studio Art from the University of South Carolina. Currently she teaches the International Baccalaureate Visual Arts Classes, Advanced Placement Art, PCA 2, Advanced 2-D Design, Painting and Art 1. She sells works with the Trenholm Artist Guild in the 1425 Inn, the TAG market and show, Best Mattress on Devine and personally at Haven's Gallery on Devine Street. Past exhibitions include a 4 person show at Certus Bank on Main, the Columbia Museum of Art Educators Gallery, HOFP Gallery, Sandlapper Art Gallery, Columbia College Invitational, Lipscomb Gallery and McMaster Gallery at the University of South Carolina. In the 2014 South Carolina State Fair, Mary Catherine Raines won 2nd place in the Professional painting division for her artwork, Britt's Beach.
Every Year Ms. Raines' PCA students win National and State Gold and Silver Scholastic Awards. For Seven years, Mrs. Raines was honored to receive an award for the most student winners at the South Carolina State Fair. The PCA Visual Arts program had the honor of exhibiting collections of student works at the internationally acclaimed Martin Gallery in Charleston, SC three years in a row! The students also exhibit at the Village Artists Gallery, the Good Life Cafe, TAPP's on Main Street and other venues in the greater Columbia area.