Carol's Awards & Shows Resume
Current show and awards History:
Artist : Carol McLaughlin Kortnik
Media: Watercolor, Pastel, color pencil, Bronze sculpture
Residence: Joseph, Oregon
Education: Drawing & Art Appreciation courses- Walla Walla College 1978
1980 Honorable mention-Pendleton Arts Festival -Pendleton. OR.
1980 Third Place Miniature- Wallowa Valley Festival of Arts, Joseph, OR.
1981 Outstanding Artist Award -Wallowa County Fair Exhibit, Enterprise OR.
1986 Merit Award- Western Art in Eastern Oregon, Enterprise, OR.
1987 Third Place Award- Western Art In Eastern Oregon
1987 Featured Artist at Crossroads Art Center, Baker City, OR.
1987 Featured Artist at Skylight Gallery, Enterprise, OR.
1987 Exhibiting Artist at Old Hotel Gallery, Othello, Wash.
1987 Exhibiting Artist at Westover Gallery, Portland, OR.
1988 "Artist Couple Opens Gallery" Wallowa County Chieftain Newspaper
1991 Second Place Miniature- Wallowa Valley Festival of Arts, Joseph, OR.
1991 Juried Artist - Pacific Rim Wildlife Art Show, Tacoma, Wash.
1992 First Place Miniature - Wallowa Valley Festival of Arts, Joseph, OR.
1993 Exhibiting Artist- N.W. Wildlife Art Show, Nightingale Gallery, La Grande, OR.-
"High Country Quail"
1993 Exhibiting Artist- Visions in Art Gallery- McCall. Idaho
1993 Exhibiting Artist- "Simple Expressions of Powerful Visions", Skylight Gallery, Enterprise, OR.
1993 Exhibiting Artist- "Simple Expressions of Powerful Visions", OR, Trail Interpretive Center, Baker City, OR.
1994 Hells Canyon Rock Art Show- Wallowa Mt. Visitor's Center, Enterprise, OR.
1994 Wild Arts Festival Juried Artist- Audubon Society, Portland, OR.
1994 First Place Watercolor - Wallowa Valley Arts Show, Enterprise, OR.
1995 First Place Watercolor - Wallowa Valley Arts Show, Enterprise, OR.- "Canyon Wren & Petroglyphs
1995 Juried Artist- Pacific Rim Wildlife Art Show, Tacoma Wash.
1995 Newspaper Article " Best of Art Fair" Salem Art Fair, Salem , OR.
1995 Featured Artist- Gallery West -Art Gallery, Moscow, ID.
1996-97 Juried artist- Pacific Rim Wildlife Art Show, Tacoma Wash.
1996 Juried Artist- Leigh Yawkey Birds in Art Show- Wausau, WI.
1997 U.S. Art Magazine article- August issue-"Artists Worthy of Collectors Attention
1997 Magazine Feature Kortniks" Wallowa County Chieftain Newspaper- Congratulation.
1997 U.S. Art Magazine article- November issue- "Rock of Ages" Petroglyphs combined with wildlife images.
1997 Featured Artist Exhibit- Rising Moon Gallery, Kennewick Gallery
1998 Inform Art Magazine- "Rock Art Rocks On"-Husband / wife team on Rockart combined with wildlife images.
1998 Featured Artist Exhibit- Maturango Museum Rock Art Show- Ridgecrest, Ca.
1998 First Place Award- Mixed Media Collage-Wallowa Valley Arts Fest. Joseph, OR.
1999- 2008 CM Russell Western Art Show- Heritage Inn, Great Falls, Mt. rm. 169
2000 Art Show Directors/ chairmen - Wallowa Valley Arts Festival, Joseph, OR.
2000 1st place award- Best of mixed media collage- WVAF, Joseph,OR.
2000 1st place award- Best of Watercolor - WVAF, Joseph,OR.
2001-2002 Featured Arts Exhibit -Favell Museum, Klamath Falls OR.
2003 Best of Watercolor Miniatures - Wallowa Valley Arts Festival, Joseph, OR.
2004 Second Place Watercolor- 'Working the Rope" Wallowa Valley Arts Festival, Joseph, OR.
2006 Represented by Valley Bronze Gallery - Astoria, OR. -Director Debbie Roberts
2006 Directors Choice Award- "Autumn Leaves -Quail" Wallowa Valley Arts Festival, Joseph, OR.
2008 First Place Watercolor- "Aspen Grove -Moose" Wallowa Valley Arts Festival, Joseph, OR.
2010 "Aspen Grove Gallery - Owners display Passion" The Observer Newspaper article- Dec. 9
2012 Watercolor Painting Commission -("Stately Morning") . Now retitled "Daybreak"- Red Tail Hawk.
2012 TV Broadcast Episode Artist Carol McLaughlin- Art Beat Oregon, OPB March
2017-2018 Juried Artist- Women's Art Show- Josephy Art Center, Joseph, OR.
2018 Spokane Valley Arts Auction- Center place Regional Event Center, Wash.
2018 Featured Artist & Aspen Grove Gallery article - N.E. Oregon Magazine
2018 2nd Place award Watercolor- "Birds of a Feather-Chickadees" -Wallowa Valley Arts Festival Sept. 2018- Josephy Art Center, Joseph, OR.