Mark Farina

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    Mark Farina

     

    Watercolor 11 x 14

    Resting Nude by Mark Farina was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the July 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

     

    Biography

     

    Mark attended to Florida State U. on a partial golf scholarship until he became interested in art which became his main interest for the remainder of my collage education. After graduating from college, he made a livelihood in both golf and commercial art. He moved to the Monterey Peninsula in the early 80’s and freelanced as a graphic designer and illustrator. During this period, he was also painting in watercolor and oil. Inspired by the spectacular scenery of the Monterey Peninsula he started painting en plein air (outside on location). This became a passion and eventually fine art painting became his full-time vocation.

     

    Mark’s interest in subject matter is not limited to just the landscape. He also paint still-life, architecture and figures.

     

    Galleries

     

    Awards (Partial List)

    • 2019-  Outstanding Watercolor -  July Fine Art Studio Online Monthly Competition
    • 2017 -  Oil Painters of America National Exhibition - Honorable Mention for still-Life
    • 2016  - Carmel Art Festival  - Best Local Artist
    • 2016 -  Watercolor West -  Award of Merit
    • 2015  - Outdoor Painters Society Southwest Salon Honorable Mention
    • 2015 -  Big Blue Plein Air - Monterey Best of Show
    • 2015 -  Carmel Art Festival - Honorable Mention, Best Local Artist
    • 2014  - Carmel Art Festival Honorable Mention
    • 2014  - Outdoor Painters Society National Exhibition, Honorable Mention

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    Major Juried Shows

    2019

    • 109th California Gold Medal Exhibition
    • American Impressionist Society National Exhibition, Salmagundi Club 
    • American Impressionist Small Works Exhibition
    • Virtuosos of the Oil Painters of America  
    • Watercolor West 51st Annual Juried Exhibition
    • Hudson Valley Art Association National Exhibition 

    2018 

    • 108th California Gold Medal Exhibition
    • American Impressionist Small Works Exhibition

    2017

    • Southwest Salon - Outdoor Painters Society
    • 107th California Art Club - Gold Medal Show, Autry Center for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA
    • Oil Painters of America National Exhibition - Elise Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

    2016 

    • 106th California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibition
    • Southwest Salon - Outdoor Painters Society
    • Hudson Valley Art Association - Salmagundi Club, NYC

    2015

    • 105th California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibition
    • American Impressionist Society 
    • Southwest Salon -  Outdoor Painters Society. Dallas, Texas
    • Virtuosos of the Oil Painters of America - Salmagundi Club, NYC
    • Oil Painters of America Salon, McNeil Gallery, Birmingham, AL

    2014

    • Oil Painters of America National Exhibit, Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT
    • Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibit, Mountain-song Gallery, Carmel, CA
    • American Impressionist Society  15th Annual Exhibition, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO
    • Outdoor Painters Society 2014 Saloon, Southwest Gallery, Dallas, Texas
    • California Art Club Gold Medal Show, Autry National Center Museum, Los Angeles, CA
    • Transparent Watercolor Society 38th Annual Exhibit, Kenosha Public Museum, WI

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