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Glorieta Pinyon Pine was juried into the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Small Works Exhibition at Cathy Kline Gallery in Parkville, MO.

Glorieta Pinyon Pine


"El Matador Beach" won the Second Place Award at the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society for the 2017 Best of America Exhibition taking place at Castle Gallery in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The judge of awards was Jason Sacran.



Three paintings were selected for the New Mexico Art League "Biologique" exhibit. New Mexico Art League Gallery, Albuquerque. www.newmexocoartleague.org.

January 17 to February 25, 2017
Artists Reception: January 29, 2017

Crystal Cove



Canyon Rock Study, Oil 6x8 inches, was selected for the New Mexico Plein Air Painters National Juried Show at Sorrel Sky Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Nov 4 to Nov 28, 2016
Opening Reception: November 4, 5-8pm


Morning Along the Rim, Oil 12x16 inches, was selected for the Oil Painters of America Salon Show at Castle Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN

Sept 30 to October 29, 2016
Opening Reception: September 30


South Rim Splendor, Oil 30x40 inches, was selected for the Oil Painters of America 25th National Exhibition at Southwest Gallery, Dallas TX

May 13 to June 15, 2016
Opening Reception: May 13, 2016 from 5:30-8pm


Grand Canyon Snow and Light, Oil 30x40 inches, was selected for the California Art Club "Landscapes of the West II" Exhibition at the Olaf Wieghorst Museum, El Cajon, California

This painting was a finalist in the Art Renewal Center International Salon, and was exhibited at Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibition.


"Holiday Treasures Salon 2013" at the Debra Huse Gallery 229 Marine Ave, Balboa Island, CA

December 5th-December 29th, 2013
Artists’ Award Reception: Thursday, December 5, 5-8pm

Desert Sandstone Light

Desert Sandstone Drama

4th Annual 6 inch Squared Exhibition and Sale
Randy Higbee Gallery
102 Kalmus. Costa Mesa. CA 92626

Gala Artist’s Reception: December 7th
Exhibition Closing Date: Friday, December 20th

"Millard Ridge Window" and "East Rim Morning Mist" Paintings Selected for the California Art Club - Orange County Chapter's Show "Beyond Boundaries"

The show is hosted by Randy Higbee Gallery, 102 Kalmus Drive, Costa Mesa.

 South Rim Majestic" wins realism award of excellence at the 22nd Annual Juried Exhibition of Oil Painters of America

South Rim Majestic

Brenda's 30 x 40 inch painting "South Rim Majestic" won the "Realism Award of Excellence" in the 22nd Annual Oil Painters of America Exhibition, held at Insight Gallery in Fredericksburg, Texas May 17-June 17, 2013. The juror of awards was world renowned master artist Sherri McGraw.

"Big Sur Rocks" painting is included in the Randy Higbee Gallery's 2012 6-Inch Squared show

Big Sur Rocks

Brenda's 6 x 6 inch painting "Big Sur Rocks" was chosen to be included in the annual Randy Higbee show opening December 8 and running through December 21, 2012. The gallery is located at 102 Kalmus in Costa Mesa, California. This painting was inspired by a trip in September driving and hiking along the coast of California.


"Pacific Magic" painting chosen for the 10th Annual Segil Fine Art Small Works Show

Pacific Magic

Brenda's 9 x 12 inch painting "Pacific Magic" was chosen to be included in the 10th Annual Small Works Show held at the Segil Gallery in Old Town Monrovia, California December 1-29, 2012. The artist's reception and opening will take place on Saturday, December 1 from 5-7pm.

"South Rim Majestic" painting chosen for the 7th Annual Juried Exhibition of the International Guild of Realism

Brenda's 30 x 40 inch painting "South Rim Majestic" was chosen to be included in the 7th Annual International Guild of Realism show to be held at the Jones and Terwilliger Gallery in Carmel, California September 7-30, 2012. The artist's reception and opening take place on September 15 from 5-8pm.

Three paintings to be included in the "Something Superbly Small" Exhibition at the Brea Art Gallery

Brenda's paintings "The Lantern", "Ghost Ranch I" and "Ghost Ranch II" will be included in the invitational exhibition "Something Superbly Small" at the Brea Art Gallery opening June 2 to July 13, 2012.

"Pinnacles at Badlands" chosen to be included in the "Through Your Eyes" Exhibition of the National Park Service in 2012

Brenda's painting "Pinnacles at Badlands" was selected for the online exhibition "Through Your Eyes" consisting of work by selected artists that served as Artists-in-Residence at National Parks.

Pinnacles at Badlands

"Black Canyon" Selected for Oil Painters of America 2011 Western Regional Juried Exhibition

>Brenda's painting "Black Canyon" was chosen for this year’s Oil Painters of America 2011 Western Regional Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, October 8 through October 30, 2011. The exhibit was on view at Lee Youngman Gallery, Calistoga, CA.

Black Canyon

Artist-in-Residence at Badlands National Park in October-November 2010

Brenda was selected for the Autumn 2010 Artist-in-Residence program at Badlands National Park in South Dakota. Artists have long had an impact on our perceptions of national parks. Dramatic photographs, paintings, and descriptive essays helped to stimulate the establishment of many national parks and continues to foster an appreciation of them today. The Badlands Artist in Residence program offers professional artists the opportunity to translate preservation of this place into images that evoke responses from those who may or may not visit the park.

"The Big Picture: Our Nation's Western Parks" Solo show at the Pearce Western Art Museum

Brenda was chosen to be the 2010 Artist-in-Residence at the prestigious Pearce Western Art Museum at Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas. The show had fourteen paintings on exhibition of Brenda's work and included paintings from nine National Parks in the West including Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Petrified Forest, Arches, Death Valley, Joshua Tree, Grand Tetons, Canyon d'Chelly and Olympia National Parks. As Artist in Residence Brenda taught a two-day painting workshop in conjunction with the show.


Howell Grand Canyon Painting wins ARC Staff Award

Brenda's painting, "West Rim Afternoon" was awarded an ARC Staff Award in the Art Renewal Center’s International 2008/2009 ARC Salon™. The Art Renewal Center is a non-profit educational organization committed to reviving standards of craftsmanship and excellence in art and their very impressive website is http://www.artrenewal.org/. The painting "West Rim Afternoon" is now on view and available at the historic El Tovar Hotel, on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.