Loren Kovich

March-April 2019


Loren Kovich


Loren is a Montana native who graduated from Montana State University.  He has been a professional artist for more than 30 years.  He is also a well respected workshop instructor.  He is represented in private and corporate collections across the United States and Internationally.  His work has been accepted and received awards in numerous national and regional juried shows.  Loren is a Signature Member of the American Watercolor Society, a Signature Member of the Transparent Watercolor Society of America and a member of the Montana Watercolor Society. Loren's website

Loren has been a finalist in the Artists Magazine Painting Competition and has been featured in the following books on painting:

-Splash 4

-Splash 5

-Keys to Painting Light and Shadow

-Great Paintings from Photographs

-100 Ways to Paint Flowers and Garderns

Major Awards:

President's Award

29th Annual Montana Watercolor Exhibit - 2011

(Helena, Montana)

The Realism in Nature Award

Adirondack National Exhibition of American Watercolors 2006

(Old Forge, New York)

Stu Art Supplies Award

Montana Watercolor Society National Exhibition 2005

(Big Fork, Montana)

MTWS Founders Award

Montana Watercolor Society National Exhibition 2004

(Big Fork, Montana)

Cheap Joes Merchandise Award

Montana Watercolor Society National Exhibition 2001

(Big Fork, Montana)

Helena Framers Award

Montana Watercolor Society National Exhibition 1996

(Helena, Montana)

Artists Magazine Award

71st Annual Exhibition of the National Watercolor Society 1991

Brea, California

People's Choice Award

Vancouver's 2nd Annual Wildlife Art Show 1990

Vancouver, California

Montana Watercolor Society Member Only Award

MTWS Exhibit 1989

Helena, Montana

1st Place

10th Annual St. George Art Festival 1989

St. George, Utah

Gold Medal

Montana Watercolor Society National Exhibition 1988

Bozeman, Montana

2nd Place Watercolors

38th Annual Westwood Show 1988

Los Angeles, California

Best of Show

Richest Hill on Earth Show 1985

Butte, Montana

Best of Show

Electrum X111 National Exhibition 1984

Helena, Montana

The Louise Gabbert Award

8th Annual Midwest Watercolor Society National Exhibition 1984

Green Bay, Wisconsin             


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