Current show and awards History:
Artist : Mark Kortnik
Media: Oil painting
Residence: Joseph, Oregon
Education: A. A. Arts Degree - American River College 1974
B.A. Fine Arts Degree - Sacramento State University 1977
1971 Second Place oils. Sacramento Downtown Street Fair
1972 18th Annual Northern California Arts Association exhibitor
1974 1st Place - oil painting, realism -American River College show, Sacramento.
1987 Juried Exhibitor - Museum of Native American Cultural arts, Spokane.
1987 Featured Artist Exhibit - Skylight Gallery, Enterprise, OR.
1988 "Artist Couple Opens Gallery" - Wallowa County Chieftain Enterprise, OR.
1988 Exhibiting Artist- Old Hotel Gallery, Othello, Wa.
1988 Exhibiting Artist- Westover Gallery, Portland, OR.
1989 Third Place oil painting- Mission Mill Village Wildlife Show, Salem, OR.
1991 Juried Exhibitor- Pacific Rim Wildlife Art Show, Tacoma, Wash.
1992 2nd Place Oils - Wallowa County Arts Festival, Joseph, OR.
1993 Peoples Choice Award-Oil "Watchful Spirit, Nightingale Gallery, La Grande , OR.
1993 "Simple Expressions of Powerful Visions" Exhibiting artist Group Show, Skylight Gallery, Enterprise, OR.
1993 "Simple Expressions of Powerful Visions" Exhibiting artist Group Show, Oregon
Trails Interpretive Gallery, Baker City, OR.
1994 Hells Canyon Rock Art Show-Wallowa Mtn. Visitor's Center
1994 Wild Arts Festival Show, Audubon Society , Portland, OR.
1995 Salem Art Fair Juried Artist, Salem Or.- Newspaper article on our Rock Art
1995 Exhibiting Artist in juried Pacific Rim Wildlife Art Show, Tacoma, Wash.
1995 Exhibiting Artist Show -Gallery West , Moscow Idaho.
1996-97 Exhibiting Artist in juried Pacific Rim Wildlife Art Show, Tacoma, Wash.
1997 " Magazine Features Kortniks" Wallowa County Chieftain Newspaper about U.S. ART Mag.
1997 U.S. ART magazine article- August issue "Artists Worthy of Collectors Attention"
1997 U.S. ART magazine article- November issue " Rock of Ages" Petroglyph Paintings
1997 1st Place Oil- "Dawn of Art" Cave Art Lioness-Wallowa County Festival of Arts, Joseph, OR.
1997 Featured Artist Show, Rising Moon Gallery, Kennewick, Wash.
1998 " The Rapture of Raptors" Article featuring artists painting raptor birds/ Mark's "Spirit of North -Gyrfalcon" image / full page.
1998 Inform Art Magazine - " Rock Art Rocks On" Husband / Wife Team on RockArt Paintings combined with Wildlife.
1998 Featured artist exhibit- Maturango Museum Show, Ridgecrest, Ca.
1999-2008 CM. Russell Western Art Show- Heritage Inn, Great Falls, Montana Rm. 169
2009-2013 Western Masters/ Art of the West- Heritage Inn, Great Falls, Montana Rm. 169
2000 Selected to create this year's 18th annual original art show poster design.
2000 Husband & Wife Art Show Directors for Wallowa Festival of Arts Show, Joseph. OR.
Invited Lee Bogle to be this years show judge.
2000 1st Place oil - "Tatanka's Thunder" -Bison - Wallowa Festival of Arts Show
2001-2002 Invited to be featured Husband/ wife artists in Museum show hosted by Gene Favell.
2003 "Realm of the Bighorn"-original oil commission by the Dave Manuel Museum.
2004 1st Place oil- " Dreams for Peace- Red Poppies"- Wallowa Festival of Arts Show
2005 2nd Place Oil painting -"Golden Ridge I" - Wallowa Festival of Arts Show
2006 Quick Draw Fundraiser for Arts Council Event/ Kortnik Floral wins highest bid.
Wallowa County Chieftain Front Page photo.
2009 1st Place oil- " Days of Thunder Past- Bison - Wallowa Festival of Arts Show
2010 "Aspen Grove Gallery - Owners display Passion" The Observer Newspaper article- Dec. 9
2011 1st Place oil & People's Choice Award - "Red Willow Winter" Wallowa Festival of Arts Show, Joseph, OR.
2013 New commissioned painting "Land of the Winding Waters"- Front page photo highlight.
2017 Montana Professional Artists Invitational- Hilton Garden Inn- Missoula , Montana
2017 Spokane Valley Arts Auction Entry & Quick Draw- Center place Regional Event, Wash.
2018 Spokane Valley Arts Auction Entry & Quick Draw- Center place Regional Event, Wash.
2018 Featured Artists & Aspen Grove Gallery article- N.E. Oregon Magazine