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Mark Stephenson Awards

  • Jurors Award 2019: Art in the Square, Southlake, TX.

  • First Place Photography Award (spring 2018): Beverly Hills Art Show, Beverly Hills, CA.​

  • CHANGEMAKER Award (2018): Indian Wells Arts Festival, Indian Wells, CA.

  • Best of Show Award (2017): Beverly Hills Art Show, Beverly Hills, CA.

  • First Place Photography Award (2017): Beverly Hills Art Show, Beverly Hills, CA.

  • Mayor's Choice (Purchase) Award (2017): Art on the Square, Belleville, IL.

  • Best of Show Second Place Award (2016): Indian Wells Arts Festival, Indian Wells, CA.

  • Purchase Prize Award (2016): La Quinta Arts Festival, La Quinta, CA.

  • Joan Voss Renner Purchase Award (2015): Art on the Square, Belleville, IL.

  • First Place Photography Award (2015): Indian Wells Arts Festival, Indian Wells, CA.

  • Best of Show Award (2014): Redlands Festival of Arts, Redlands, CA.

  • Second Place Award (2014): the Beverly Hills Art Show, Beverly Hills, CA.

  • Best of Category (Photography) Award (2013): La Quinta Arts Festival, La Quinta, CA. 

  • Poster Artist Award (2013): La Quinta Arts Festival, La Quinta, CA.

  • City of  La Quinta Civic Purchase Award (2013): Gold Cattails, nine 24x24 inch panels. Installed in the lobby of La Quinta City Hall.

  • Best of Show Award (2013): Temecula Arts Festival, Temecula, CA.

  • Best of Category (Photography) Award (2012): Chicago Botanic Garden Art Fair, Glencoe, IL. 

  • Best of Category (Photography) Award (2012): Gold Coast Art Fair, Chicago, IL.

  • Honorable Mention Mixed Media Award (2012): Beverly Hills Art Show (spring), Beverly Hills, CA.

  • First Place Award (2011): Rancho Mirage Art Affaire, Rancho Mirage, CA.

  • Honorable Mention Mixed Media Award (2011) Affaire in the Gardens (fall), Beverly Hills, CA.

  • Best of Photography Award (2011): La Jolla Art and Wine Festival, La Jolla, CA.

  • Best of Category Third Place Award (2011): Port Clinton Arts Festival, Highland Park, Chicago, IL.

  • Outstanding Achievement Award (2011): Chicago Botanic Gardens Art Festival, Chicago, IL.

  • Best of Show (2011): Art In The Park, Ojai, CA.

  • Best of Photography (2011): La Quinta Arts Festival, La Quinta, CA.

  • Most Appealing Display (fall 2010): Affaire in the Gardens, Beverly Hills, CA.

  • Best of Photography (2010): Cantigny Art Festival, Wheaton, IL.

  • Best of Photography (2010): Lincolnshire Art Festival, Chicago, IL.

  • Best of Show: Photography (2010): The Woodlands Waterway Art Festival, Woodlands, TX.

  • Colorgraphix Award (2010): Palm Springs Art Museum Artist Council Members Juried Exhibition.

  • Benchmark Award (2009): Art In The High Desert, Bend, OR.

  • Artist Award (2009): Salem Art Fair, Salem, OR.

  • Invitational Award (2009): Art Fair on the Square, Madison, WI.

  • Third Place Award (2009): Affaire in the Gardens (spring), Beverly Hills, CA.

  • First Place Award (2009): Indian Wells Arts Festival, Tennis Garden, Indian Wells, CA.

  • Third Place Award (2009): Bayou City Arts Festival Spring 2009, Memorial Park, Houston, TX. This award not in category, but of all artists in the whole show!

  • Award Of Merit (2009): The La Quinta Arts Festival 2009, La Quinta Civic Center Campus, La Quinta CA.

  • Award Of Merit (2009): Southwest Arts Festival, Empire Polo Club, Indio CA. Just one award of merit given in each category!

  • Most Appealing Display Award (2008): Affaire in the Gardens (fall), Beverly Hills, CA.

  • Third Place Award (2008): Affaire in the Gardens (fall), Beverly Hills, CA.  

  • Best Photography Exhibit (2008): Malibu Arts Festival, Malibu, CA.

  • Third Place Award (2007): Affaire in the Gardens (spring), Beverly Hills, CA. First time for me. The show has a solid reputation for high quality fine art.

  • First Place Award (2007): City of Palm Springs Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Palm Springs City Hall, Palm Springs, CA.

  • First Place Award (2006): The Southwest Arts Festival, Empire Polo Grounds, Indio, CA.

  • Poster Artist (2005): The Southwest Arts Festival , Indio, CA. www.southwestartsfest.org .

  • Second Place Award (2005): The Southwest Arts Festival, Indio, CA. www.southwestartsfest.org 

  • First Place Award (2004): Art Affaire at Whitewater Park in Rancho Mirage, CA.

  • Third Place Award (2004): Indian Wells Arts Festival, Tennis Garden, Indian Wells, CA. www.iwaf.net 

  • First Place Award (2004): The Southwest Arts Festival, Indio, CA. www.southwestartsfest.org 

  • People’s Choice Award (2004): CBS 2/Time Warner Arts Fest for the benefit of the Foundation for the Retarded, Rancho Mirage, CA.

  • First Place Award (2004): City of Palm Springs Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Palm Springs City Hall, Palm Springs, CA.

  • Second Place Award (2003): Indian Wells Arts Festival, Tennis Garden, Indian Wells, CA.

  • First Place Award (2003): City of Palm Springs Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Palm Springs City Hall, Palm Springs, CA.

  • Two First Place Awards and One Second Place Award (2002): City of Palm Springs Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Palm Springs City Hall, Palm Springs, CA.

  • Honorable Mention Award (2001): Palm Springs Desert Museum Artists Council Juried Exhibition, group show, Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA.

  • People’s Choice and Honorable Mention Awards (2001): Artists of the Desert 35th Annual Exhibition, Sky Valley Community Center, Sky Valley, CA.

  • Honorable Mention Award (2001): City of Palm Springs Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Palm Springs City Hall, Palm Springs, CA.

  • First Place Award (2000): Artists of the Desert 34th Annual Exhibition, Sky Valley, CA.

  • 15th Annual Business Week Award for Excellence in Corporate Advertising (1999): Created marquee image used in The Timken Company’s award winning trade magazine ad campaign.

  • ABC Silver Six Award for A Sense of Community (1993): a special publication by Hewlett Packard Corporation documenting some of the company’s philanthropic projects around the world.

  • IABC Gold Quill Award for All Fired Up (1991): a photo essay about fire brigade training commissioned by ARCO for publication in its employee magazine the Spark.

  • City of Santa Barbara Award for Outstanding Public Service (1983): for photographing and designing brochures for the city Rec. Dept. and for organizing photography for the 1983 Special Olympics book while student at Brooks.

  • Place Photography Award (spring 2018): Beverly Hills Art Show, Beverly Hills, CA​

  • CHANGEMAKER Award (2018): Indian Wells Arts Festival, Indian Wells, CA.

  • Best of Show Award (2017): Beverly Hills Art Show, Beverly Hills, CA

  • First Place Photography Award (2017): Beverly Hills Art Show, Beverly Hills, CA

  • Mayor's Choice (Purchase) Award (2017): Art on the Square, Belleville, IL.

  • Best of Show Second Place Award (2016): Indian Wells Arts Festival, Indian Wells, CA.

  • Purchase Prize Award (2016): La Quinta Arts Festival, La Quinta, CA.

  • Joan Voss Renner Purchase Award (2015): Art on the Square, Belleville, IL.

  • First Place Photography Award (2015): Indian Wells Arts Festival, Indian Wells, CA.

  • Best of Show Award (2014): Redlands Festival of Arts, Redlands, CA.

  • Second Place Award (2014): the Beverly Hills Art Show, Beverly Hills, CA.

  • Best of Category (Photography) Award (2013): La Quinta Arts Festival, La Quinta, CA. 

  • Poster Artist Award (2013): La Quinta Arts Festival, La Quinta, CA.

  • City of  La Quinta Civic Purchase Award (2013): Gold Cattails, nine 24x24 inch panels. Installed in the lobby of La Quinta City Hall.

  • Best of Show Award (2013): Temecula Arts Festival, Temecula, CA.

  • Best of Category (Photography) Award (2012): Chicago Botanic Garden Art Fair, Glencoe, IL. 

  • Best of Category (Photography) Award (2012): Gold Coast Art Fair, Chicago, IL.

  • Honorable Mention Mixed Media Award (2012): Beverly Hills Art Show (spring), Beverly Hills, CA.

  • First Place Award (2011): Rancho Mirage Art Affaire, Rancho Mirage, CA.

  • Honorable Mention Mixed Media Award (2011) Affaire in the Gardens (fall), Beverly Hills, CA.

  • Best of Photography Award (2011): La Jolla Art and Wine Festival, La Jolla, CA.

  • Best of Category Third Place Award (2011): Port Clinton Arts Festival, Highland Park, Chicago, IL.

  • Outstanding Achievement Award (2011): Chicago Botanic Gardens Art Festival, Chicago, IL.

  • Best of Show (2011): Art In The Park, Ojai, CA.

  • Best of Photography (2011): La Quinta Arts Festival, La Quinta, CA.

  • Most Appealing Display (fall 2010): Affaire in the Gardens, Beverly Hills, CA.

  • Best of Photography (2010): Cantigny Art Festival, Wheaton, IL.

  • Best of Photography (2010): Lincolnshire Art Festival, Chicago, IL.

  • Best of Show: Photography (2010): The Woodlands Waterway Art Festival, Woodlands, TX.

  • Colorgraphix Award (2010): Palm Springs Art Museum Artist Council Members Juried Exhibition.

  • Benchmark Award (2009): Art In The High Desert, Bend, OR.

  • Artist Award (2009): Salem Art Fair, Salem, OR.

  • Invitational Award (2009): Art Fair on the Square, Madison, WI.

  • Third Place Award (2009): Affaire in the Gardens (spring), Beverly Hills, CA.

  • First Place Award (2009): Indian Wells Arts Festival, Tennis Garden, Indian Wells, CA.

  • Third Place Award (2009): Bayou City Arts Festival Spring 2009, Memorial Park, Houston, TX. This award not in category, but of all artists in the whole show!

  • Award Of Merit (2009): The La Quinta Arts Festival 2009, La Quinta Civic Center Campus, La Quinta CA.

  • Award Of Merit (2009): Southwest Arts Festival, Empire Polo Club, Indio CA. Just one award of merit given in each category!

  • Most Appealing Display Award (2008): Affaire in the Gardens (fall), Beverly Hills, CA.

  • Third Place Award (2008): Affaire in the Gardens (fall), Beverly Hills, CA.  

  • Best Photography Exhibit (2008): Malibu Arts Festival, Malibu, CA.

  • Third Place Award (2007): Affaire in the Gardens (spring), Beverly Hills, CA. First time for me. The show has a solid reputation for high quality fine art.

  • First Place Award (2007): City of Palm Springs Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Palm Springs City Hall, Palm Springs, CA.

  • First Place Award (2006): The Southwest Arts Festival, Empire Polo Grounds, Indio, CA.

  • Poster Artist (2005): The Southwest Arts Festival , Indio, CA. www.southwestartsfest.org .

  • Second Place Award (2005): The Southwest Arts Festival, Indio, CA. www.southwestartsfest.org 

  • First Place Award (2004): Art Affaire at Whitewater Park in Rancho Mirage, CA.

  • Third Place Award (2004): Indian Wells Arts Festival, Tennis Garden, Indian Wells, CA. www.iwaf.net 

  • First Place Award (2004): The Southwest Arts Festival, Indio, CA. www.southwestartsfest.org 

  • People’s Choice Award (2004): CBS 2/Time Warner Arts Fest for the benefit of the Foundation for the Retarded, Rancho Mirage, CA.

  • First Place Award (2004): City of Palm Springs Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Palm Springs City Hall, Palm Springs, CA.

  • Second Place Award (2003): Indian Wells Arts Festival, Tennis Garden, Indian Wells, CA.

  • First Place Award (2003): City of Palm Springs Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Palm Springs City Hall, Palm Springs, CA.

  • Two First Place Awards and One Second Place Award (2002): City of Palm Springs Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Palm Springs City Hall, Palm Springs, CA.

  • Honorable Mention Award (2001): Palm Springs Desert Museum Artists Council Juried Exhibition, group show, Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA.

  • People’s Choice and Honorable Mention Awards (2001): Artists of the Desert 35th Annual Exhibition, Sky Valley Community Center, Sky Valley, CA.

  • Honorable Mention Award (2001): City of Palm Springs Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Palm Springs City Hall, Palm Springs, CA.

  • First Place Award (2000): Artists of the Desert 34th Annual Exhibition, Sky Valley, CA.

  • 15th Annual Business Week Award for Excellence in Corporate Advertising (1999): Created marquee image used in The Timken Company’s award winning trade magazine ad campaign.

  • ABC Silver Six Award for A Sense of Community (1993): a special publication by Hewlett Packard Corporation documenting some of the company’s philanthropic projects around the world.

  • IABC Gold Quill Award for All Fired Up (1991): a photo essay about fire brigade training commissioned by ARCO for publication in its employee magazine the Spark.

  • City of Santa Barbara Award for Outstanding Public Service (1983): for photographing and designing brochures for the city Rec. Dept. and for organizing photography for the 1983 Special Olympics book while student at Brooks.