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PERSONAL
EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS HIGHLIGHTS
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2016                 One Woman Show - Lawrence Gallery - Oregon
2016                 WATERCOLOR WEST - California - * Awarded the Lilly Award.
2015                 NORTHWEST WATERCOLOR SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL - Seattle, WA
2014                 AMERICAN WATERCOLOR SOCIETY - National Exhibit- New York, NY
2014                 IDAHO ART COUNCILS NATIONAL EXHIBIT - peoples choice - Idaho Falls, ID
2014                 Plein Aire Invitational - Zion National Park - Utah.
2013                 Artist in Residence  on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon
2012                 St. George Art Museum - Gallery 12 exhibit - St. George, UT 
2012                 20 Paintings featured at the Art Museum of Eastern Idaho - ID             

2012                 NATIONAL WATERCOLOR SOCIETY - CA - Presented with Signature Membership

2012                IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THOMAS MORAN - Invitational Plein Air Event- Zion National Park, Utah.

                              *Purchase Award                   

2011                 Two Woman Show at the Juniper Sky Gallery - UT 

2011                 IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THOMAS MORAN – National Invitational Plein air event –  Zion National Park, Utah.

                              * Achievement  Award from the Zion National Park Historical Foundation

2011                IDAHO WATERCOLOR SOCIETY – Boise, ID *Jurors Choice Award & Travel Show.

2011                SIGNATURE MEMBERSHIP INVITATIONAL – Northwest Watercolor Society, WA

2011                NORTHWEST WATERCOLOR SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL EXHIBIT- Mercer Is, WA

2011                SIGNATURE AMERICAN WATERCOLOR INVITATIONAL -  Fallbrook, CA

2011                 IDAHO PAINTS IDAHO - State Wide Exhibit at the Art Museum of Eastern Idaho

2010                ARTIST IN RESIDENCE – Zion National ParkSouthern Utah

2010                ONE WOMAN SHOW IN ZION NATIONAL PARK – Museum – Zion National Park, UT

2009                TRANSPARENT WATERCOLOR SOCIETY OF AMERICA – National - Kenosha, WI

2009                WESTERN COLORADO NATIONAL WATERCOLOR – Grand Junction, CO

2009                AMERICAN WATERCOLOR SOCIETY – National Exhibit - *Travel Show – NY,NY

2009                SIGNATURE AMERICAN WATERCOLOR INVITATIONAL – Fallbrook, CA

2008                PAINT THE PARKS National Exhibit Top 100 – Topeka, KS- Traveled country for 1 year.

2008                Featured at the Salishan Location of the Lawrence Gallery, OR

2008                TRANSPARENT WATERCOLOR SOCIETY OF AMERICA (TWSA) National Exhibit- Minneapolis, MN  

                             *Award: The Edgar Whitney Memorial Award

2008                IDAHO WATERCOLOR SOCIETY – Boise, ID  *Award: The Amy Jones Memorial

2008                PAINT AMERICA TOP 200 – National Show, Topeka, KS

2007                 THE ART MUSEUM OF EASTERN IDAHO ~Three Woman Show (A 20 year retrospective of our work)

2007                NATIONAL WATERCOLOR SOCIETY –  Juried Member Exhibit – California.

2007                NORTHWEST WATERCOLOR SOCIETY -  Signature Membership Invitational, WA

2006                Three Woman Show featured at Lawrence Gallery, Sheridan, OR             

2006                 PAINT AMERICA TOP 100- National Exhibit - Topeka, KS

2006                 AMERICAN WATERCOLOR SOCIETY - *Awarded Signature Membership -Travel Exhibit -  New  York, NY   

2005                                 NORTHWEST WATERCOLOR SOCIETY – WATERWORKS – Seattle, WA

                                *Award First Place

2005               AMERICAN WATERCOLOR SOCIETY – Salmagundi Club – New York, NY

2004               NORTHWEST WATERCOLOR Signature Membership Invitational Seattle, WA

2004               IDAHO PAINTS IDAHO – State competition  *award- 2nd Place

2004               IDAHO WATERCOLOR SOCIETY – *Juror’s Choice Award – Boise, ID

2004               Featured at The Lawrence Gallery, Sheridan Location - OR 

2003               WATERCOLOR WEST – National Exhibit – CA.  *American Artist Magazine AWARD

2003                                ARTS FOR THE PARKS – National Exhibit – Jackson, WY

2003               IDAHO PAINTS IDAHO – State competition –Traveling Show top 25

2002               Featured artist at the Dearing Gallery (Oct.) – Taos, NM

2002               THREE EYES ON ART- a three woman show – Browns Gallery - Boise, ID

2000               NORTHWEST WATERCOLOR SOCIETY 60TH ANNIVERSARY INVITATIONAL

                                   Frye Art MuseumSeattle, WA

 

 

2000                Northwest Watercolor National Juried Show – Seattle,WA

1999                AMERICAN WATERCOLOR SOCIETY – Salmagundi Club – New York, NY

1998                ALLIED ARTISTS OFAMERICA –National Exhibit all Media – New York, NY

1998               WATERCOLOR WEST – International Exhibit – Bree, CA

1998               THREE PERSON SHOW – Noyes Gallery – Lincoln, NE

1997               ST. GEROGE ART FESTIVAL - St. George, UT. * Award First Place Mixed Media.

1997               MARYHILL MUSEUM OF ART - Northwest Regional Juried Exhibition - WA

1996                               SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL WATERCOLOR EXHIBIT - San Diego, CA

1996               THE IFAC ARTS AWARD Presented by the Idaho Falls Arts Council – Idaho Falls, ID

1995               *NOMINATED AND ACCEPTED AS SIGNATURE MEMBER OF

KNICKERBOCKERS ARTISTS USA after show in Sedona, AZ

1995               MID-WEST WATERCOLOR SOCIETY National Exhibit - Greenbay, Wisconsin

1995               KNICKERBOCKER ARTISTS -USA, National Exhibit  - Sedona, AZ         

1995                WESTERN COLORADO-National Watercolor Exhibit - Grand Rapids, CO

1995                NORTH WEST WATERCOLOR SOCIETY - National Exhibit - Seattle, WA

1995               LEWIS-CLARK Northwest Regional Show and Competition - Lewiston, ID

1995               ONE-WOMAN SHOW - Rick College  -  Rexburg, Idaho

1994               ANCIENT ROCKS AND WILD HORSES  ( 2-woman show) - Patio Azul Galleries - Sedona, AZ

1994               MID-WEST WATERCOLOR SOCIETY-National Exhibit - Greenbay, Wisconsin

                                   *Awarded Signature Membership

1994                RED RIVER National Exhibition - Fargo, North Dakota

1994                BEST OF THE WEST - Boise State University - Regional Exhibit - Boise, ID

1994               “THREE EYES ON ART” (3-Woman Show) - Twin Falls, Idaho             

1993                MID-WEST WATERCOLOR SOCIETY  National Exhibit - Greenbay, Wisconsin

1993                OKLAHOMA NATIONAL Watercolor Exhibition - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

1993                WATERCOLOR WEST-National Competition  - Fullerton, California

                                * Awarded Signature Membership in '93

1993                WATERWORKS ‘93 sponsored by North West Watercolor - Seattle, Washington

1993               WESTERN COLORADO NATIONAL WATERCOLOR - Grand Junction, Colorado

                                  *AWARD

1993                WATERMEDIA ’93-National Exhibit -Montana Watercolor Society - Butte, MT                                                                             *AWARD    Signature Membership

1993               One Woman Show - WOOD WALLS & STONE - Browns Gallery- Boise, Idaho

1992               AWARDED SIGNATURE MEMBERSHIP-North West Watercolor - Seattle, WA

1992               WATERCOLOR WEST  National Competition - Fullerton , California

1992               ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL WATERCOLOR EXHIBIT- Foothills Art Center -Golden, CO

1992               WATERMEDIA ‘92-National Exhibit - Hockaday Center for the Arts.  Montana

1992                                NORTHWEST WATERCOLOR SOC-National Competition -Kirkland, Washington

1992                      NORTHWEST WATERCOLOR SOC- National Competition - Washington
  1991                                 WESTERN COLORADO WATERCOLOR SOCIETY National-Grand Junction, CO *AWARD                  

  1991                SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL WATERCOLOR EXHIBITION  - Poway Museum of Art

                                 San Diego, California   *AWARD - PRESIDENTS AWARD

1990-91            NATIONAL WATERCOLOR EXHIBITION OF OKLAHOMA - Kirkpatric Museum     

                                 Complex. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma *AWARD 91

1991               Two Woman Show - 'SISTERS II'  (With potter-sculptor sister, Sherian Miller Frey of  Wayne, Nebraska.) 

                                  Willowtree Gallery - Idaho Falls, Idaho

1990                MID-WEST WATERCOLOR SOCIETY NATIONAL EXHIBIT - Greenbay, Wisconsin

                                 *Selected for the TRAVEL SHOW touring Mid-West

1990-91          SEVEN-STATE REGIONAL ART SHOW (MT,WY,ID,SD,UT,NE,&CO) - Cheyenne, WY

                                 *AWARD - BEST OF SHOW

1990               ARTS FOR THE PARKS TOP 100 ARTISTS  National Parks Academy of the Arts

                                 Toured United States for year  -  Jackson Hole, Wyoming

1990                        One Woman Show – “THE MOTHER EARTH SERIES”  - Paintings and Poems by the

                                   Artist - Gallery 8  KIFI TV - Idaho Falls, Idaho

1990                 SPIRIT OF THE WEST - A state-wide juried traveling exhibit celebrating the Idaho 

                                 Centennial - toured 32 towns in Idaho

1989                 NAMPA CENTENNIAL ART SHOW - State competition - Nampa, Idaho

                                 *AWARD - BEST OF SHOW

1989-90             SNAKE RIVER COMPETITIVE - A four-state regional (MT,OR,WY,ID) - Idaho Falls,ID

                                 *AWARD  '89  SECOND PLACE

1989                 One Woman Show  CANYON WALL SERIES   Corner Gallery - Idaho Falls, Idaho

1989                 40TH ANNUAL SPRING SHOW  - Eagle Rock Gallery - Idaho Falls, Idaho

                                 *FEATURED ARTIST

1988              WATERMEDIA '88 NATIONAL EXHIBITION - Museum of the Rockies - Bozeman, MT

                                 *AWARD JURORS CHOICE

1988               Two Woman Show "SISTERS"  (with potter-sculptor sister, Sherian Miller Frey)

                                 Norfolk Center for the Arts - Norfolk, Nebraska

1987-90           LEWISTON INVITATIONAL ART EXHIBIT   Lewis & Clark St. College - Lewiston, Idaho

1989,87,86      ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL WATERCOLOR EXHIBITION - Golden, Colorado

                                  *AWARD '87    Brass Cheque Award

1988,86           NORTHWEST WATERCOLOR EXHIBITION - Pacific Northwest Regional - Bellevue, Washington

1987-88          WATERCOLOR WEST NATIONAL EXHIBIT - Fullerton, California

                                 *Granted Juried Associate Member Status '88

1986              Three Woman Show  “THREE EYES ON ART”   touring the state of Idaho ( 5 cities)

1985              IDAHO WATERCOLOR SOCIETY   Granted Signature Membership in IWS for                                                                                                      winning an award  for 3 years - *AWARDS presented in 83,84,85,87,88,89,& 90

1983              FEATURED ARTIST  East Idaho State Fair 

1982-83           SPRINGVILLE NATIONAL APRIL SALON-Springville Museum -Springville,Utah

1979               BLACK HILLS TWELVE-STATE REGIONAL- South Dakota

                                 *AWARD  FIRST PLACE IN WATERCOLOR

1978               SNAKE RIVER COUNTRY ART SHOW- Idaho Falls, ID  *AWARD SILVER MEDAL

1977              SNAKE RIVER CONTRY ART SHOW- Idaho Falls, ID  *AWARD BRONZE MEDAL

                                             

 

 

 

Born in Kansas, Gloria Miller Allen has lived in Idaho since 1974, with her husband Tony, and their four (now grown) children. She is a life-time painter whose love of watercolors started in grade one, and has grown into a full time occupation.  She teaches workshops around the country,                       Her book,  "I THINK ~ THEREFORE I ART" was published in 2012, and is available on amazon.com   Her Second Book was published in 2014 and is not an instruction book, but more of a coffee-table book.  "FOUR DECADES OF PAINTINGS AND POEMS"  and is exactly that.  Both books are available through Gloria.

 

 In 1977, she started entering state and regional competitions. In 1986, she was accepted into her first National Exhibition, and in 1991, her first International Show. To date, her work has been included in over 55 national and international exhibits. She holds signature membership in The American Watercolor Society, The National Watercolor Society, The Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Watercolor West, The Northwest Watercolor Society and Knickerbocker Artists USA, as well as several state watercolor societies.    

 

Gloria always has great variety in her choice of subjects.  It might be a pile of rocks, a patch of grass, a crowd of people, an animal, or simply a chair; but whatever the subject, the main interest is always 1) design, 2) value (light & dark) and 3) color-in that order. Currently there is a strong interest in doing large oversize pieces.  Although her main media is purely transparent watercolor, she produces one or two serigraphs a year and occasionally works in pastel, acrylic, or mixed-media.

 

 Her art education consisted primarily of keen observation, many books over many years, and thousands of hours spent at painting.  Although she considers herself to be self-taught, in that she has no formal art education since high school, she has enjoyed wonderful workshops (usually 3 days each) with many great painters.   She credits a strong foundation in value structure to the time spent in the 60's working for Hallmark Cards Litho Art Dept. in Kansas City, Kansas.

 

 

 

 

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS,
COMMISSIONS OF INTEREST
And  PUBLICATIONS

 

2014                 Published second book -  FOUR DECADES OF PAINTINGS AND POEMS - Xlibris Publishing Co.

2012                 Published first book  -  I THINK ~ THEREFORE I ART  amazon.com

2012                 Front page - POST REGISTER - news paper article           

2011                ZION NATIONAL PARK Permanent Collection, Utah

2010                BEST OF WORLDWIDE WATERMEDIA ARTISTS VOL I – Book by Kennedy Publishing

2010                Featured in AMERICAN ARTIST – WATERCOLOR  MAGAZINE – June issue

2007                ST. GEORGE ART MUSEUM – Permanent Collection – St. George,

2006                Featured in IDAHO FALLS MAGAZINE – Sept. issue

2005                THE ART MUSEUM OF EASTERN IDAHO - Permanent Collection, Idaho Falls, ID

2004                FINCH & BROADBENT, PA  Law Office, Boise, ID  *Purchase Award Idaho Watercolor Soc.

2003                Commissioned by City of Idaho Falls to paint Civic Auditorium for 50th Anniversary

2002                Featured in TAOS MAGAZINE  October issue

2002                HEMATOLOGY & ONCOLOGY Associates of Eastern Idaho –Idaho Falls, ID

2001                TETON WOMENS CLINIC. Oldroyd Offices.  Idaho Falls, ID

2000                HAWLEY TROXELL LAW FIRM – Boise, ID

2000                IDAHO GASTROENTERIOLOGY – Boise, ID

2000                BANK OF IDAHOIdaho Falls, ID

1999                                 ST. LUKES HOSPITALBoise, ID

1998                                 IDAHO GASTROENTEROLOGY – Boise, ID

1998                                NORTHWEST COSMETICS LABORATORIES – Idaho Falls, ID

1998                                  PRIMARY HEALTH – Mountain Home, ID

1998                BLUE CROSS OF IDAHOBoise, ID

1997                HEALTH WISE CLINIC – Boise, ID

1996                MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE - Mountain Home, ID (3 pieces)

1996                EASTERN IDAHO STATE BANK    * Purchase award

1996                Painting published in CREATIVE WATERCOLOR by Mary Ann Beckwith published by

                                              Rockport Publishing Co. Rockport, MS

1995                KEY BANK - Boise, ID placed by Artists Unlimited -

1995                *Commissioned by Democrats- a painting of GOVERNOR CECIL ANDRUS

1995                FIRST SECURITY BANK  - Colorado

1995                UNIVERSAL FROZEN FOODS - Twin Falls, ID

1995                Painting for GOVERNOR CECIL ANDRUS - Gift from the Democratic Party in Idaho

1994                Featured in WATERCOLOR '94 issue of AMERICAN ARTIST MAGAZINE

1991& 92         CITY OF ST GEORGE PERMANENT ART COLLECTION - St. George, Utah

1991                ALBERTSON’S Corporate Headquarters IDAHO ART COLLECTION -  5 pieces

                                   Boise, Idaho

1991                 CITY of Idaho Falls....MAYOR”S OFFICE

1990                 KIFI TV  8  GALLERY 8  - Television Station, Idaho Falls, ID

1990                 ALBERTSON’S Corporate Headquarters IDAHO ART COLLECTION  2 pieces - Boise

1990                BHC HEALTH CENTER- Idaho Falls, Idaho  (numerous original  pieces)

1990                KEY BANK Collection - Boise, Idaho

1989                BONNEVILLE HISTORICAL MUSEUM  - Idaho Falls, Idaho

1989                Idaho State University, University of Idaho, Boise State University, Eastern Idaho

                                  Technical College all have “We The People” print done for the state centennial.

1989                Commissioned to design 30 page Coloring Book for HARRIMAN STATE PARK 

                                  Island Park, Idaho

1989                 Cover Design for NORTHWEST ARTISTS CALENDER - CFPR Publications

                                  Portland, Oregon

1989                 Gov. Cecil Andrus, Congressman Richard Stallings, and Mayor Tom Campbell

                                             (We the People of Idaho prints)

1988,89,90,91  Additions to the "HEALING ARTS COLLECTION" - Hospital in Redlands, CA

1988               NAMPA HOSPITAL,  Nampa, ID

1988               EAGLE rO=

AWS   NWS TWSA  WW  NWWS
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