BIG NEWS!  THE PAINTER'S PALLETT OF MARK AKINS HAS MOVED TO GRAND JUNCTION, CO! The Grand Mesa, Colorado National Monument, Colorado and Gunnison Rivers, and Moab are all within my wheelhouse.  Love it here!


UPCOMING EVENTS:  Juried into 2018 Santa Fe Plein Air Fiesta 4/27-5/4, Juried into 2018 Plein Air Southwest - Rockport, Tx 5/21-5/26, Juried into the Douglas Land Conservancy "Capturing the Beauty of Open Land" 6/18-6/24 2018. Juried into 2018 Estes Valley Plein Air 8/18-9/30


RECENT AWARDS AND EVENTS:  Steamboat Plein Air June, 2016 & 2017, PAPNM paint-out Jemez Springs, NM 2017, 2017 Colorado National Monument plein air (Honorable Mention), Plein Air Meeker 2017 (People's Choice Award), Plein Air Moab 2017,  Littleton Plein Air June 2016, Juried into 33rd All Colorado Art Show Greenwood Village June-July 2016, Best in Show Depot Gallery 64th annual April 2016, Installation of 3 permanent pieces at Littleton Adventist Hospital, Juried into Santa Fe Plein Air 2014-2015, Juried into Plein Air Rockies 2015, Award of Merit Oils Escalante Plein Air 2013, 16 paintings over 5 years juried into Colorado Plein Air, Victor Celebrates the Arts: Sarah Bradley, Patron and a 1st and 2nd Place Quick Draw Award over last 4 years, Patron Award Fairplay Plein Air, 2 paintings juried into "Enchanted Lands" Albuquerque 2014, 1st Place All Colorado Invitational, 2nd place Depot Gallery annual, 2014... 






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