M A R K S   A A R D S M A

R E S U M E

EDUCATION:

BFA – Drake University; Des Moines, IA

 

ONE-PERSON EXHIBITS:

RECENT WORK - JAN CICERO GALLERY; Chicago, IL

RECENT WORK 2 - JAN CICERO GALLERY; Chicago, IL

RECENT WORK 3 - JAN CICERO GALLERY; Chicago, IL

WINNER INVITATIONAL - Evanston; IL

THE ART CENTER – WESTERN COLORADO CENTER FOR THE ARTS; Grand Junction, CO

BIRDS OF PREY WATERCOLORS NEW WORK - HELLER GALLERY; Highland Park, IL

BIRDS OF PREY - NEWPORT GALLERY; Bannockburn, IL

BIRDS OF PREY WATERCOLORS - HELLER GALLERY; Highland Park, IL

 

CURATED EXHIBITS:

ART OF THE REAL

     Each of the Art of the Real shows interests itself in the "non-objective": art that is not

     representational, that contains no recognizable figures or objects, art that has no intentional

     derivation from any concrete matter.  Specific exhibits address a different art concept....color,

     line, surface, light.

WHITE ON WHITE (art of the real seven) - Space Gallery; Denver, CO 2017

BLACK (art of the real six) - SPACE GALLERY; Denver, CO 2015

SURFACE (art of the real five) - SPACE GALLERY; Denver, CO 2014

LINES & GRIDS (art of the real four) - SPACE GALLERY; Denver, CO 2013

THE OTHER PRIMARY COLORS: WHITE BLACK GREY (art of the real three) - SPACE GALLERY; Denver, CO
       - voted BEST OF DENVER 2012 GALLERY SHOW GROUP

ART WITHOUT ILLUSION (art of the real two) - LAKEWOOD CULTURAL ARTS CENTER; Lakewood, CO 2012

ART OF THE REAL - SPACE GALLERY; Denver, CO 2011

 

BIRDS OF PREY: THREE PERSPECTIVES - HELLER GALLERY; Highland Park, IL

 

GROUP EXHIBITS:

 

2017

WHITE ON WHITE (art of the real seven) - Space Gallery; Denver, CO

 

2016

COLORADO WOMEN IN ABSTRACTION INVITATIONAL - Center for Visual Art; Denver, CO

 

2015

BLACK (art of the real six) - SPACE GALLERY; Denver, CO

 

2014

SURFACE (art of the real five) - SPACE GALLERY; Denver, CO

FUSION V - SPACE GALLERY; Denver, CO

12"x12" - SPACE GALLERY; Denver, CO

 

2013

LINES & GRIDS (art of the real four) - SPACE GALLERY; Denver, CO

30 SQUARE - SPACE GALLERY: Denver, CO

ART OF THE STATE - ARVADA CENTER FOR THE ARTS; Arvada, CO (recipient of Clyfford Still Museum Award)

 

2012

WORKS ON PAPER - SPACE GALLERY; Denver, CO

THE OTHER PRIMARY COLORS: WHITE BLACK GREY (art of the real three) - SPACE GALLERY; Denver, CO

       -  voted BEST OF DENVER 2012 GALLERY SHOW GROUP

ART WITHOUT ILLUSION (art of the real two) - LAKEWOOD CULTURAL ARTS CENTER; Lakewood, CO

 

2011

ART OF THE REAL - SPACE GALLERY; Denver, CO

 

2011 - 2002

EDGE OF ABSTRACTION - CENTER FOR THE ARTS EVERGREEN; Evergreen, CO

VIRIDIAN ARTISTS, A CONTEMPORARY ART GALLRY; New York, NY

64th ANNUAL EXHIBITION - CENTRAL CITY GALLRY; Central City, CO

100X100 - CENTER FOR THE ARTS EVERGREEN; Evergreen, CO

POST CARDS FROM THE EDGE - VISUAL AIDS – ZIEHERSMITH; New York, NY

COLOR - LAKEWOOD CULTURAL CENER (invitational); Lakewood, CO

PAINT SCULPT SHOOT EVERGREEN INVITATIONAL - CENTER FOR THE ARTS EVERGREEN; Evergreen, CO

26th ANNUAL ALL COLORADO ART SHOW - CURTIS ARTS & HUMANITIES CENTER; Greenwood Village, CO

100X100 - CENTER FOR THE ARTS EVERGREEN; Evergreen, CO

MINIATURES - CENTER FOR THE ARTS EVERGREEN; Evergreen, CO

POST CARDS FROM THE EDGE - VISUAL AIDS - METRO PICTURES; New York, NY

SELF PORTRAIT - CENTER FOR THE ARTS EVERGREEN; Evergreen, CO

2008 ROCKY MOUNTAIN BIENNIAL - FORT COLLINS MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART; Fort Collins, CO

PSS - PAINT SCULPT SHOOT EVERGREEN INVITATIONAL- CENTER FOR THE ARTS EVERGREEN; Evergreen, CO

CARTE BLANCHE - THREE PERSON SHOW - EAST END APPLIED ARTS; Aurora, CO

AXIS GALLERY NATIONAL 2008 - AXIS GALLRY; Sacramento, CA

25TH ANNUAL ALL COLORADO ART SHOW - CURTIS ARTS & HUMANITIES CENTER; Greenwood Village, CO

1078 GALLERY JURIED SHOW 2008 - 1078 GALLERY; Chico, CA

8th ANNUAL POSTCARDS FROM THE WILD WILD WEST - THE NICOLAYSEN MUSEUM; Casper, WY

SMALL WORKS - CENTER FOR THE ARTS EVERGREEN; Evergreen, CO

PAINT SCULPT SHOOT EVERGREEN INVITATIONAL - MASTER ARTIST SHADOW MOUNTAIN GALLERY; Evergreen, CO

PAINT SCULPT SHOOT EVERGREEN INVITATIONAL- CENTER FOR THE ARTS EVERGREEN; Evergreen, CO

24th ANNUAL ALL COLORADO ART SHOW - CURTIS ARTS & HUMANITIES CENTER; Greenwood Village, CO

THE EVERGREEN ART OPEN 1 - CENTER FOR THE ARTS, EVERGREEN; Evergreen, CO

PORTRAIT OF SELF-EXPRESSION - EVERGREEN ARTS CENTER; Evergreen, CO

POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE - VISUAL AIDS - SIKKEMA, JENKINS & CO.; New York, NY

ON AND OFF THE WALL - EVERGREEN ARTS CENTER; Evergreen, CO

PAINT, SCULPT, SHOOT EVERGREEN - EVERGREEN ARTS CENTER; Evergreen, CO

HIGHER GROUND - THE SQUASH BLOSSOM GALLERY; Colorado Springs, CO

LANDSCAPE IN THE POST MODERN INTERNATIONAL - BRAD COOPER GALLERY; Tampa, FL

NATURE’S INSPIRATION: WILDLIFE OF THE ROCKIES II - EVERGREEN ARTS CENTER; Evergreen, CO

ART OF THE ANIMAL KINGDOM - BENNINGTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS; Bennington, VT

23RD ANNUAL ALL COLORADO ART SHOW - CURTIS ARTS & HUMANITIES CENTER; Greenwood Village, CO

SEEING RED - THE SQUASH BLOSSOM GALLERY; Colorado Springs, CO

15TH NATIONAL EXHIBITION - NCAA - LINCOLN CENTER; Fort Collins, CO

STRENGTH - KD MOORE GALLERY; Evergreen, CO

MONOCHROME AND MULTICHROME - EVERGREEN ARTS CENTER; Evergreen, CO

POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE - VISUAL AIDS - ROBERT MILLER GALLERY; New York, NY

NATURE’S INSPIRATION: WILDLIFE OF THE ROCKIES - EVERGREEN ARTS CENTER; Evergreen, CO

CELEBRATION - KD MOORE GALLERY; Evergreen, CO

22ND ANNUAL ALL COLORADO ART SHOW - CURTIS ARTS & HUMANITIES CENTER; Greenwood Village, CO

THE LAST PICTURE SHOW - EMIL NELSON GALLERY; Denver, CO

58TH ANNUAL EXHIBITION - CENTRAL CITY GALLERY; Central City, CO

14TH ANNUAL STATE WATERMEDIA - COLORADO HISTORY MUSEUM; Denver, CO

18TH MCNEESE NATIONAL WORKS ON PAPER - ABERCROMBIE GALLERY; Lake Charles, LA

14th NATIONAL EXHIBITION - NCAA - LINCOLN CENTER; Fort Collins, CO

37th ANNUAL VISUAL ARTS - MEADOWS GALLERY CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS; Denton, TX

WOW - CORE NEW ART SPACE; Denver, CO

DRAWING SHOW - BOULDER MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART; Boulder, CO

MOUNTAIN CLAY, AN EXHIBIT OF FINE CLAY - EVERGREEN ARTS CENTER; Evergreen, CO

POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE - VISUAL AIDS - BRENT SIKKEMA GALLERY; New York, NY

SMALL WORKS/MINIATURE SHOW - NORBY GALLERY; Cave Creek, AZ

COLORADO WATERCOLOR - LAKEWOOD CULTURAL CENTER; Lakewood, CO

COLORADO WATERCOLOR - BOTANIC GARDENS GALLERY; Denver, CO

8TH ANNUAL LINES INTO SHAPES - ART CENTER OF ESTES PARK; Estes Park, CO

19th ANNUAL CONSERVATORY ART CLASSIC - BOSCQUE CONSERVATORY; Clifton, TX

ELEANOR BLISS CENTER FOR THE ARTS - THE DEPOT; Steamboat Springs, CO

21ST ANNUAL ALL COLORADO ART SHOW - CURTIS ARTS & HUMANITIES CENTER; Greenwood Village, CO

57TH ANNUAL EXHIBITION - CENTRAL CITY GALLERY; Central City, CO

13TH ANNUAL STATE WATERMEDIA - COLORADO HISTORY MUSEUM; Denver, CO

ROCKY MOUNTAIN BIENNIAL - MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART; Fort Collins, CO

DESIGNER GALLERIA - NEO ART GALLERY; Denver, CO

THE MUSIC IN ME - NEO ART GALLERY; Denver, CO

FEMME – INSPIRED WORKS BY 50 WOMEN ARTISTS – 12TH STREET GALLERY; Golden, CO

REFLECTIONS OF PEACE - 12TH STREET GALLERY; Golden, CO

INTENTIONS IN BLACK AND WHITE - 12TH STREET GALLERY; Golden, CO

PROJECT SAFEGUARD BENEFIT: LASTING IMAGES OF ART; Denver, CO

 

2002 – 1971

SMITH SYMPOSIUM - RYERSON WOODS GALLERY; Deerfield, IL

BARREN GROUNDS BIRD OBSERVATORY; New South Wales, Australia

EAGLE DAYS; Rock Island, IL

BIRDS OF PREY: THREE PERSPECTIVES - HELLER GALLERY; Highland Park, IL

NORTH AMERICAN FALCONERS’ EXHIBIT; Waverly, IA

RYERSON NATURE ART EXHIBIT - RYERSON WOODS GALLERY; Deerfield, IL

ADDENDUM, MORE CHICAGO ARTISTS; Chicago, IL

RUTGERS NATIONAL DRAWING 79 - STEDMAN ART GALLERY; New Brunswick, NJ

7 X 9 SHOW INVITATIONAL - N.A.M.E. GALLERY; Chicago, IL

20TH CENTURY ARTISTS INVITATIONAL - FERMI LAB GALLERY; Batavia, IL

WORKS ON PAPER, 77TH EXHIBITION BY ARTISTS OF CHICAGO AND VICINITY

       -  ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO; Chicago, IL

COOL ABSTRACTION INVITATIONAL - RICHARD GRAY GALLERY; Chicago, IL

29TH ILLINOIS INVITATIONAL - ILLINOIS STATE MUSEUM; Springfield, IL

THE 2ND N.A.M.E. DRAWING SHOW - N.A.M.E. GALLERY; Chicago, IL

MODULES, SHAPES AND GRIDS INVITATIONAL - NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY GALLERY; Evanston, IL

THE WEDNESDAY EVENING GROUP DRAWINGS INVITATIONAL - BERGMAN GALLERY,

       -  UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO; Chicago, IL

WOMEN INVITATIONAL; Highland Park, IL

DRAWINGS - N.A.M.E. GALLERY; Chicago, IL

GRAND SALON; Chicago, IL

NEW TALENT SEARCH - RICHARD GRAY GALLERY; Chicago, IL

FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS; Evanston, IL

NEW HORIZONS IN ART; Chicago, IL

DRAWINGS INVITATIONAL; Winnetka, IL

 

AWARDS/PRIZES (selected list):

2013 -  CLYFFORD STILL MUSEUM AWARD - ART OF THE STATE

2007 – JUROR’S CHOICE AWARD - 24TH ANNUAL ALL COLORADO SHOW

2006 – 2nd PLACE PASTEL - PAINT, SCULPT, SHOOT EVERGREEN

2006 – 1st PLACE - NATURE’S INSPIRATION: WILDLIFE OF THE ROCKIES II

2006 – JUROR’S CHOICE AWRAD - 23RD ALL COLORADO SHOW

2006 – JUROR’S CHOICE AWARD - MONOCHROME AND MULTICHROME

2005 – 3RD PLACE - CELEBRATION

2005 – 2ND PLACE - 14TH NATIONAL ART EXHIBITION – NCAA

2005 – DR. PH. MARTIN AWARD I - 37TH ANNUAL VISUAL ARTS EXHIBITION

2004 – JUROR’S CHOICE AWARD - 57TH ANNUAL EXHIBITION – GCAA

2003 – 1ST PLACE, MEMBERS’ AWARD - EAA

2003 – 3RD PLACE, MEMBERS’ AWARD - EAA

 

PUBLICATIONS:

2008 DESERT HAWKING IV: QUAIL by Harry McElroy

2006, 2005,2004,2003 MIKE’S FALCONRY SUPPLIES, spring

2003 HAWK CHALK,

2003 WESTERN SPORTING PUBLICATION, spring cover

2002 AMERICAN FALCONRY, featured artist, March

2002 AMERICAN FALCONRY, September

2001 SOAR, spring

2001 SEEDING THE SNOW, spring

1999, 1997, 1996, 1994, THE JOURNAL – NORTH AMERICAN FALCONERS’ ASSOCIATION

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

Clyfford Still Museum

Denver Art Museum

Denver Museum of Contemporary Art