Mark E Miltz

Mark Miltz, a native of Virginia, has been producing and selling paintings since 1974. After earning a fine art degree, he has spent  the last 40 years as a commercial artist and illustrator. Since 2000, he has returned to his first love, representational painting. Concentrating on the figure, he brings to his work a high level of draftsmanship, combined with an appreciation for the abstract qualities of the paint itself.  Miltz attacks his subjects with energetic paint, powerful composition and a strong sense of light. Yet this energy is tempered with profound respect for the great tradition of western figure painting. Though modern in concept, the work pays homage to the masters of the past.  

 

Miltz is currently working primarily in oils, which he likes for their versatility, rich color and strong textural qualities. His work is about the tension between the subject portrayed, and the means used to create the illusion of 'subject'. Tensions and ambiguities within the subject matter itself are at the heart of each piece.  He invites you to explore each painting's many levels with him.

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Awards

  • Best in Show / Following the Light/ 2020

  • Best in Show / La Femme/ 2020

  • Best in Show / Fabulous Forgaries/ 2020

  • Best in Show / Art Speaks on the Bay/ 2019

  • Best in Show / TAA Open Windows Exhibit/ 2015

  • Best in Show / Virginia Artists 2014

  • Best in Show / Tidewater Arts Alliance Annual Juried Exhibition. 2013

  • Best in Show / Suffolk Art League Annual Juried Exhibition. 2005

  • Best in Show / Rawl Museum Arts Annual Exhibition. 2003

  • Best in Show / Tidewater Artist's Association Members Show. 2003

  • Best of Professional Class / Black Canyon Art Exhibition. 1999

  • Finalist / Virginia Commission for the Arts 2004-2005 Fellowships in Painting

  • Realist Painting Award / Virginia Artists 2011, 2019

  • Award of Achievement / PFAC Biennial, Newport News, VA. 2010

  • Award of Excellence/ Mid Atlantic Exhibition/ D'Arts Center, Norfolk, VA. 2009

  • Award of Distinction / Mid Atlantic New Paintings Exhibition/ D'Arts Center, Norfolk, VA. 2007

  • Award of Excellence in Realistic Painting / PFAC Biennial, Newport News, VA. 2008

  • Juror's Choice Award / Hampton Bay Days Juried Exhibition. 2005

  • 1st Place/ Virginia Artists/ Charles Taylor Art Center, 2017

  • 1st Place / Special Category / Montrose Spring Art Exhibition. 2000

  • 1st Place / Professional / Montrose Spring Art Exhibition. 1997, 1998, 2000

  • 1st Place / Professional / Delta Fine Arts Annual Exhibition. 1995, 1996

  • 2nd Place/ Eclectic Exhibition/ D'Art Center 2016

  • 2nd Place / Virginia Artists 2015

  • 2nd Place / Mid Atlantic New Painting 2004, Fredericksburg, VA. 2004

  • 2nd Place / Professional / Delta Fine Arts Annual Exhibition. 1994

  • 3rd Place / Tidewater Arts Alliance Annual Juried Exhibition, 2014

  • 3rd Place / Suffolk Art League Annual Juried Exhibition. 2011

  • 3rd Place / Rawl Museum Arts Annual Exhibition. 2004

  • 3rd Place / Professional / Artist's Alpine Holiday, Ouray CO, 2001

  • 3rd Place / Professional / Montrose Spring Art Exhibition, 1999

  • 3rd Place / Professional / Black Canyon Art Exhibit, 1996

  • 3rd Place / Professional / Montrose Spring Art Exhibition, 1996

  • Dana Adams Award / Suffolk Art league Juried Exhibition 2017

  • Melissa Darden Odom Memorial Award / Suffolk Art league Juried Exhibition 2015

  • Award of Merit / Artists who Teach / Charles Taylor Art Center, Hampton, VA, 2007

  • People’s Choice Award / Artists who Teach / Charles Taylor Art Center, Hampton, VA. 2009

  • Honorable Mention / Artists who Teach / Charles Taylor Art Center, Hampton, VA. 2017

  • Honorable Mention / Mid Atlantic New paintings Exhibition/ D'Art Center, Norfolk, VA. 2003, 2005

  • Honorable Mention / New Waves / Contemporary Art Center of Virginia. 2003

  • Honorable Mention / Professional / Montrose Spring Art Exhibition. 1998, 1997, 1996

  • Honorable Mention / Professional / Artist's Alpine Holiday, Ouray CO. 2001

  • People’s Choice Award / Montrose Spring Art Exhibition. 2001

  • Merchandise Award / Professional/ Montrose Spring Art Exhibition. 1999

  • North Fork Merit Award / Professional/ Cedaredge Apple Festival Show. 1997

  • Hotchkiss Kiwanis Merit Award / Small Painting, Photography and Sculpture Show. 1996

  • Clubb's Ben Franklin Merit Award / Delta Fine Arts Annual Exhibition. 1996

  • Jeanne & John Precup Merit Award / Delta Fine Arts Annual Exhibition. 1995

 

Solo Exhibitions

• "Slices of Life", 2015 Solo show, Charles Taylor Art Center, Hampton, VA.

 • "Yaku Redux", 2015 Solo show • Northern Virginia Community College, Va

• "Retrospective", 2015 Solo show • Thomas Nelson Community College, Hampton, VA

• "Subterra Incognito", Solo Exhibition, Suffolk Museum, Suffolk, VA. 2006

• "Solo Exhibition", Rawls Museum Arts, Courtland, VA. 2004

Juried Exhibitions

• "Virginia Artists", Charles Taylor Art Center, Hampton, VA. 2007,2008, 2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017

• "PFAC Biennial", Peninsula Fine Art Center, Newport News, VA. 2008, 2010

• "Mid Atlantic New Painting 2008", Ridderhof Martin Gallery, Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, VA. 2008 
• "Mid Atlantic New Paintings Exhibition", D'Arts Center, Norfolk, VA. 2005, 2007, 2009
• "In Miniature: Small Works by Hampton Roads Artists", Charles Taylor Art Center, Hampton, VA. 2006
• "Suffolk Art League Annual Juried Exhibition", Suffolk, VA. 2005-2017
• "Hampton Bay Days Juried Exhibition", Hampton, VA. 2005
• "Mid Atlantic New Painting 2004", Ridderhof Martin Gallery, Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, VA. 2004
• "New Waves", Contemporary Art Center of Virginia. 2003, 2004
• “Yaku” (MA Thesis Exhibition), Herbert Read Gallery, Kent Institute of Art and Design, Canterbury, England. 2002
• "Now" exhibition (concept show), Remarque Fine Art, Whitewater, CO. 2000
• “Oil Paintings of the 21st Century” (Invitational), Western Colorado Center for the Arts, Grand Junction, CO. winter 1999-2000
• National Exhibition, Charlotte County Arts Guild, Inc., Punta Gorda, FL. 1998 
• O.P.A. National Exhibition, Oil Painters of America, Taos NM. 1997
• O.P.A. Regional Exhibition, Oil Painters of America, Park City, Utah. 1997
• Artist's Alpine Holiday, Ouray County Arts Association, Ouray CO. 1994, 1995, 1997, 2000

 

Group and Invitational Exhibitions

• "Renewal", The Warehouse, Norfolk, VA. 2008
• "The Family of Man", Charles Taylor Art Center, Hampton, VA. 2008
• "Afterlife", Charles Taylor Art Center, Hampton, VA. 2007
• "Artists who Teach", Charles Taylor Art Center, Hampton, VA. 2007, 2008, 2009
• Rawls Museum Arts Invitational Exhibitions, Rawls Museum Arts, Courtland, VA. 2003, 2004, 2005
• "Works on Paper 2004", D'Arts Center, Norfolk, VA. 2004
• "Friends of JAC", Jaffe Arts Center, Norfolk, VA. 2003, 2004
• "Off The Wall", Jaffe Arts Center, Norfolk, VA. 2004
• Tidewater Artist's Association Members Show, Smithfield Cultural Arts Center, Smithfield, VA. 2003
• Smithfield Cultural Arts Center Invitational, Smithfield, VA. 2003
• Montrose Spring Art Exhibition, Montrose Visual Arts Guild, Montrose, CO. 1996,1997,1998.1999, 2000 
• Black Canyon Art Exhibit, Hotchkiss Fine Arts Association, Hotchkiss CO. 1994,1995,1996,1999
• Delta Fine Arts Annual Exhibition, Delta Fine Arts Association, Delta CO. 1994,1995,1996
• Artist's Alpine Holiday, Ouray County Arts Association, Ouray CO. 1996
• Small Painting, Photography and Sculpture Show, Hotchkiss Fine Arts Association, Hotchkiss CO. 1996
• Cedaredge Apple Festival Show, Apple Shed Arts Complex, Cedaredge CO. 1996,1997
•"No Shirts, No Shoes, All Nudes" Traveling Exhibit, Western Slope CO. 1997,1998

 

Memberships

 • Portrait Society of America, 2014-2015, 2017,2018

• Contemporary Arts Center of Virginia, 2002,2003,2004, 2005

• Tidewater Artists’ Association, 2002
• Oil Painters of America, 1997,1998,1999