Mark Boedges BIO

An up and coming artist, Mark Boedges has in a short time amassed numerous awards and shown his work in many galleries. Although art was always a part of his life, Mark came to painting in a more serious manner only during, and immediately after, college. Out of high school he attended the University of Kansas where he received a degree in philosophy. But by then the painting bug, and in particular painting plein air, had already taken hold. He went back to school to study Fine Art at the University of Colorado. Preferring a more traditional approach to painting, Mark left the program after two years to study exclusively from nature. Painting plein air had become his sole focus, and it would remain so for several years. Through this study his skills quickly developed. His first show was in 2003 and it was a great success, nearly selling out. But all artists need mentoring, and realizing that in order to further progress he needed guidance, Mark began to seek out other artists and to attend workshops to learn everything he could about his craft; which he continues to do to this day.
Among the top honors Mark has received are the Grand Prize for Landscape and a spot on the cover of International Artist magazine, as well as more recently the Joseph Hartley Memorial award at the prestigious Salmagundi Club in New York City, Best in Show at the America.

Professional Affiliations
  • Putney Painters
  • Oil Painters of America
  • Lyme Art Association
  • American Impressionist Society
  • Guild of Boston Artists

Mark Boedges Recognition

2016 Awards Judge – Land, Light, Air Exhibition
2016 Awards Judge – Laumeister Fine Art Competition
2015 Artists’ Choice – Easton Plein Air
2015 Best Marine – Easton Plein Air
2015 Best in Show – Wayne Plein Air
2015 Plein Air Salon – 2nd Place Overall
2015 Feature Article – April Issue – Southwest Art
2015 Plein Air Salon – Dec/Jan – Best in Show
2014 Feature Article – Nov/Dec Issue – Art of the West
2014 Best In Show – American Impressionist Society
2014 Artists’ Choice – Door County Plein Air
2014 Best Architecture – Easton Plein Air
2014 Best in Show – Wayne Plein Air
2013 Best in Show – Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art
2013 Featured Artist – Oct/Nov Plein Air Magazine
2013 Best in Show – Vermont Plein Air
2013 Artists’ Choice – Vermont Plein Air
2013 Best in Show – Door County Plein Air
2013 Artists’ Choice – Door County Plein Air
2012 Artistic Excellence Award – Dec. issue Southwest Art Magazine
2012 Featured Article – Oct/Nov. issue International Artist Magazine
2011 Joseph Hartley Memorial Award – Salmagundi Club
2011 Bohnert Memorial Award – Hudson Valley Art Assoc
2010 Grand Prize – Feb/March issue International Artist Magazine



2 comments for “Mark Boedges BIO

  1. Amy Webber
    March 4, 2017 at 9:56 AM

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