Brooke Borcherding – Q1 Art Competition – Artist Portfolio Magazine

Brooke is a 29 year old award winning artist who is dedicated to an ongoing inquiry of responding to the landscape through paint.  Growing up painting palm trees of southern California, she moved to Oregon which inspired her to take an easel outside for the first time in 2009.  Brooke received her BFA from the University of Oregon in 2010, but is mostly self taught by observing/ responding to nature.  With a practice of plein air and studio painting, her current work of deconstructing the landscape aims to shed light on the beauty of ordered chaos.   The goal is to create an engaging visual scene that takes you deep into space and dances between the real and the inevitable unreal of paint on a canvas.
She now works as a full time artist in Seattle WA.

2010    Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting,
University of Oregon


White Bird Gallery, Cannon Beach, OR
American Art Company, Tacoma, WA
Casco Bay Artisans, Portland ME
Tsuga Fine Art, Bothell, WA
Jessup Cellars Gallery, Yountville, CA
Scott Milo Gallery, Anacortes, WA

Featured in Southwest Art Magazine’s 21 under 31 annual selection
Best Plein Air, Plein Air & More Festival, Cannon Beach OR
Best In Show, Americana and Independence Day Show, Tsuga Fine Art, Bothell WA
Honorable Mention, Miniatures, Kenmore Art Show, Kenmore WA (Juried by Irina Kirienko Milton)
Award of Merit, Issaquah 1st Annual Plein Air Paintout, WA
Yamhill Lavender Festival Honorable Mention, (Juried by Ramona Youngquist), Oregon
Beauty of the Northwest Honorable Mention, Gallery North, Edmonds
City Scene Honorable Mention, Hillsboro Plein Air Paintout, Walters Cultural Arts Center, Hillsboro, OR (Juried by Eric Jacobson)
Juror’s Award of Distinction, Umpqua Plein Air Paintout, Umpqua Valley Arts Association, Roseburg, OR (Juried by Thomas Kitts)
Honorable Mention, SCAL 81st Annual Exhibition, Contemporary Landscape Painters of California, (Juried by Scott A. Shields)
Juror’s Choice Award (George Billis), National Juried Exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts, Lynchburg, VA
Juror’s Choice Award (Christine L. Sundt), Mayor’s Art Show, Jacob’s Gallery, Eugene, OR
Best in Show, Pacific Northwest Art Annual (juried by founder Adell McMillan, Kelly Rauer of Portland Art Center), University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

Title:Under the Shelter of Fall Medium:	Acrylic Size:	30x30
Title: Under the Shelter of Fall
Medium: Acrylic
Size: 30×30
Title:Ode To Schmid Medium:	Acrylic Size:	30x30
Title: Ode To Schmid
Medium: Acrylic
Size: 30×30
Title:Heading North Medium:	oil Size:	24x30
Title: Heading North
Medium: oil
Size: 24×30
Title:Hardware Lane Medium:	oil Size:	40x30
Title: Hardware Lane
Medium: oil
Size: 40×30