Thomas Kitts Awards:


Quick Overview of 2011 Competitions, Invitationals & Exhibitions
2011 12th Annual American Impressionists Society
2011 13th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational
2011 Plein Air Curacao | Best International Artist
2011 Plein Air Easton | Best New Artist
2011 Telluride Plein Air
2011 Los Gatos Plein Air
2011 Carmel Art Festival | 1st Place & Mayor’s Choice

Select Group Shows
12th Annual Juried Exhibition | American Impressionist Society Mountain Song Gallery, Carmel California
Oil Painters of America 19th Annual National Exhibition 2010 Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale Arizona
Top 100 Artist Show & Arts for the Parks National Exhibition Tour National Parks Academy of the Arts, Jackson, Wyoming, 2005-2006
New York Art Expos: 2002, 2001, 2000 New York, New York
East Meets West Chetwynd Stapelton Gallery, Portland, Oregon, 1998
Oil Painters of America, 7th National Exhibition P & C Gallery-Georgetown, Washington D.C., 1998
Oil Painters of America, West Coast Regional Show Jones & Terwilliger Gallery, Carmel, California, 1997
Messages From the Interior Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, Portland, Oregon, 1997
Oregon Landscape Painters Chetwynd Stapelton Gallery, Portland, Oregon, 1996
Pacific Northwest College of Art Faculty Exchange Salem, Oregon, 1993
Your Show of Shows, Society of Illustrators New York, New York, 1990


Select Solo Shows
Visual Meditations on the Northwest Landscape Canessa Park Gallery, San Francisco, California, 1995
First Light Over Sauvie Island Chetwynd Stapelton Gallery, Portland, Oregon, 1994
Sauvie Island & Other Changing Oregon Landscapes Le Meitour Gallery, Portland, Oregon, 1993
Landscapes, Cityscapes & People, Le Meitour Gallery, Portland, Oregon, 1992
Paintings From the Last Six Years Le Meitour Gallery, Portland, Oregon, 1990

Select Awards and Recognitions
Best International Artist Plein Air Curacao, 2011
Best New Artist Plein Air Easton Plein Air, 2011
1st Place & Mayor’s Choice 19th Annual Carmel Art Festival, 2011
Honorable Mention Laguna Plein Air Painters Association. 2010
Honorable Mention Telluride Plein Air. 2010
Top 100 Artist, Arts for the Parks National Parks Academy of the Arts, Jackson, Wyoming, 2005
Award of Merit Connecticut Art Director’s Club, Connecticut, 1989
Award of Merit Oregon Art Annual, Salem, Oregon, 1988
Silver Medal Illustrator’s 28th Exhibition, Society of Illustrators, New York, New York, 1986
Gold Medal Art Director’s Club, New York, New York, 1986
Honorable Mention Society of Publication Designers, New York, New York, 1986

Select History of Galleries, Expos and Sales Affiliations
New York Art Expo 2001, 2002, 2003
Artifacts Gallery
, Cambria, California
Desert Art Source, Palm Desert, California
SoHo Fine Art Gallery, Las Vegas, Nevada
Collector’s Editions, Kauai & Hawaii
The Lanning Gallery, Sedona, Arizona 1997 to 1999
Rip Caswell Gallery, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, 1997 to 2001
Carlton Gallery, Carlton, Oregon, 1996 to 1998
Chetwynd Stapelton Gallery, Portland, Oregon, 1994 to 1999
Le Meitour Gallery, Portland, Oregon, 1990 to 1994
Gango Gallery, Portland, Oregon, 1988 to 1989
The Augustine Collection, Portland, Oregon, 1987 to 1988


Select Corporate/Institutional Collections & Private Commissions
Publix Corporation, Telluride, 2011
Mariott Corporation, Palm Desert, 1998
Portland Trail Blazers, Paul Allen Foundation, Portland, Oregon
Kaiser-Permamente Collection, Portland, Oregon

Professional Affilliations
Artist Member, Oil Painters of America
Associate Member, California Art Club
Artist Member, American Society of Impressionists
Artist Member, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association
Instructor, Pacific Northwest College of Art, 1990 to 2000
Artist Member, Society of Illustrators, New York, 1986 to 1994


Arts-related Education
Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1984, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri