National Exhibitions

2021 • California Center for the Arts, Oil Painters of America National, Escondido, California

2020 • Oil Painters of America National, RS Hanna Gallery, Fredericksburg, Texas

2019 • Virtuosos of the OPA, Cutter & Cutter Fine Art, St. Augustine, Florida

2019 • Oil Painters of America National, Illume Gallery of Fine Art, St. George, Utah

2019 • 14th International ARC Salon, New York, NY, Online Exhibition

2018 • Oil Painters of America National, Steamboat Museum of Art, Steamboat Springs, Colorado

2018 • Oil Painters of America National, Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Cincinnati, Ohio

2018 • Sonoran Plein Air Painters Annual Exhibition, Tucson, Arizona

2017 • 13th International ARC Salon, New York, NY, 

2017 • Oil Painters of America Western Regional, Illume Gallery, St. George, Utah

2017 • Oil Painters of America National, Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Cincinnati, Ohio

2016 • Oil Painters of America National, Southwest Gallery, Dallas, Texas

2015 • Virtuosos of the OPA, Salmagundi Club, New York, New York

2015 • Oil Painters of America National, Cutter & Cutter Fine Art, St. Augustine, Florida

2014 • Oil Painters of America Western, Mountainsong Galleries, Carmel, California013

2013 • Oil Painters of America National, Insight Gallery, Fredericksburg, Texas

2013 • Oil Painters of America Juried Salon, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, Michigan

2012 • Oil Painters of America National, Evergreen Fine Art, Evergreen, Colorado
2011 • Oil Painters of America National, Devin Galleries, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

2010 • Oil Painters of America National, Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona

2008 • Oil Painters of America National, Dana Gallery, Missoula, Montana
2007 • Oil Painters of America National, Whistle Pik Gallery, Fredericksburg, Texas
2007 • Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery of Art, San Antonio, Texas
2006 • Mountain Oyster Club's 37th Annual Contemporary Western Art Show, Tucson, Arizona
2006 • Third International ARC Salon Competition, on-line exhibition
2006 • Oil Painters of America Western Regional, Lee Youngman Galleries, Calistoga, California
2006 • Oil Painters of America National, Dana Gallery, Missoula, Montana
2005 • Oil Painters of America National, Hilligoss Galleries, Chicago, Illinois
2005 • Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery of Art, San Antonio, Texas
2004 • Oil Painters of America National, Howard/Mandville Gallery, Kirkland, Washington
2004 • Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery of Art, San Antonio, Texas
2004 • Los Ranchos, El Presidio Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
2004 • Open Market National Juried Exhibition, Tubac Center of the Arts, Tubac, Arizona
2003 • National Miniature Showcase, Howard/Mandville Gallery, Kirkland, Washington
2003 • Oil Painters of America National, Nichols Taos Gallery, Taos, New Mexico
2003 • Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery of Art, San Antonio, Texas
2002 • Oil Painters of America National, Hilligoss Galleries, Chicago, Illinois
2001 • Oil Painters of America National, Zantman Art Galleries, Palm Desert, California
2000 • Oil Painters of America National, Gallery Americana, Carmel, California
1999 • KLH National Showcase, Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, Vermont
1999 • Oil Painters of America National, Vanier Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
1998 • Equine Artists of America, Museum of the Horse, Lexington, Kentucky
1997 • Equine Artists of America, Museum of the Horse, Lexington, Kentucky
1993 • The American Still Life, The Minnesota Museum of Art, St. Paul, Minnesota
1993 • The National Heritage Showcase, Heritage Art Gallery, Alexandria, Virginia
1990 • The Academic Dialogue, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota


Awards and Recognition


 

2020 • American Portrait Society Members Competition Finalist

2020 • Fine Art Connoisseur Artist & Selfie Painting Competition Finalist 

2019 • Award of Excellence, Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition
2019 • 14th International ARC Salon Competition Finalist

2018 • Award of Excellence, Sonoran Plein Air Painters Annual Exhibition

2017 • Award of Excellence, Oil Painters of America Western Regional Juried Exhibition

2017 • Grand Prize, Oil Painters of America National Studio Wet Paint Competition

2016 • Award of Excellence, Oil Painters of America National Plein Air Painting Competition

2015 • Second Place, Tucson Plein Air Painters Society, Fall Members Show

2008 • Second Place, Tucson Plein Air Painters Society, Distinguished Artist Members Show
2006 • Finalist in the Landscape and Still Life Categories, Third International ARC Salon
2006 • Award of Excellence, Oil Painters of America Western Regional Juried Exhibition
2005 • Award of Excellence, Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition
2005 • First Place, Tucson Plein Air Painters Society, Distinguished Artists Member Show
2004 • Grand Prize, Floral and Still Life Competition, International Artist Magazine
2004 • Honorable Mention for Artistic Excellence, Salon International
2004 • First Place, Tucson Plein Air Painters Society Annual Quick Draw
2004 • Third Place, Los Ranchos, El Presidio Gallery
2004 • Best in Show, Open Market National Juried Exhibition, Tubac Center of the Arts
2004 • Best in Show, Tucson Plein Air Painters Society, Distinguished Artists Member Show
2004 • First Place and People’s Choice Master’s Meed Award, Tubac Center of the Arts Annual Juried Exhibit
2003 • Award of Excellence, Oil Painters of America National
2003 • First Place, Tucson Plein Air Painters Society Annual Quick Draw
2003 • Second Place, TPAPS Goes To Tubac, (Tucson Plein Air Painters Society)
2002 • Awarded Signature Member status, Tucson Plein Air Painters Society
2001 • Awarded Signature Member status, Oil Painters of America
1996 • Minnesota Book Award, for authoring Realistic Oil Painting Techniques
1985 • Salmagundi Club Award, New York Salmagundi Club
1983 • Stacey Foundation Scholarship Award


Selected Publications

 

2020 March/April • Fine Art Connoisseur, A Bouquet for Spring (article)
2018 May/June • Fine Art Connoisseur, Gather Ye Rosebuds (article)
2018 May • Southwest Art, OPA National Wet Paint Competition Full Page Ad Award
2018 • Expression by Design: The Art of Kurt Anderson, Studio KLA Books
2018 March/April • Fine Art Connoisseur, Virtuosos of the OPA (article)
2017 Summer • Brushstrokes , Studio Wet Paint Grand Prize Winner (article)
2017 December • The Artist’s Road, Artists Profile (article)
2013 • Illuminations, University of Arizona School of Humanities 
2009 • How Did You Paint That: 100 Ways to Paint Still Lifes and Florals, International Artist Books

2004 December  • Southwest Art, Artists to Watch (article)
2004 June •  The Artist's Magazine, Real-life Rocks (article)
2003 • The Simple Secret to Better Painting, by Greg Albert, North Light Books
2003 January • The Artist's Magazine, Stretching Tradition (article)
2002 July • The Artist's Magazine, Stay Intense (article)
2001 October • The Artist's Magazine, Making Color Count (article)
2001 April • The Artist's Magazine, Breaking the Stillness (article)
2000 August • The Artist's Magazine, Exploring Impasto (article)
2000 July • Australian Artist, Do-it-Yourself Style (article)
1999 • The Best of Flower Painting 2, by Rachel Wolf, North Light Books
1998 • The Best of Portrait Painting, by Rachel Wolf, North Light Books
1997 • The Best of Flower Painting, by Kathryn Kipp, North Light Books
1996 • The North Light Guide to Artist's Techniques, by Phil Metzger, North Light Books
1995 • Realistic Oil Painting Techniques, by Kurt Anderson, North Light Books  
1991 Summer • American Arts Quarterly, (article)
1985 • Realism in Revolution: The Art of the Boston School, Taylor Publishing, Dallas, 1985


Selected Clients & Collections

Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, Mural "Prairie Sky" installed in the Parks Library
Minnesota Supreme Court, St. Paul, Minnesota,  portrait of Chief Justice A.M. "Sandy" Keith
St. Philips Episcopal Church, Tucson, Arizona, 14 Stations of the Cross
Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, portrait of Robert and Ellen Parks, President and Wife
The St. Paul Companies, St. Paul, Minnesota, portrait of Ronald Hubbs, President
Hormel Foods Corporation, Austin, Minnesota, portrait of Richard L. Knowlton, President
Dutton/Penguin Books, New York, New York, cover for Crocodile Burning by Michael Williams
Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota, portrait of Carl Holmes, Benef
actor

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