C. Michael Dudash
"Western Art for the Inspired Collector..."


Achievements ~ 


* Collector's Choice Award and Best of Show at the C. M. Russell Museum Annual Bebefit Show 2017, Great Falls, MT
* Artists Choice Award at the Quest For The West Show 2016, the Eiteljorg Museum
in Indianapolis, IN
* Artists Choice Award at the Quest For The West Show 2015, the Eiteljorg Museum
in Indianapolis, IN
* Patrons Choice and Artist Choice Awards at the Quest For The West Show 2014, the Eiteljorg Museum
in Indianapolis, IN
* Collectors Choice Award at the American Art Invitational, Saks Gallery, Denver, CO, Dec 2010
*Oil Painters of America - Howard/Mandville Gallery, Kirkland , WA – 2004 Best Portrait of Show Award
*Oil Painters of America – Hilligoss Galleries, Chicago, IL – 2005 Holbein Award of Excellence for “In the Potting Shed”
*Society of Illustrators (NYC) Awards of Merit (approximately 41 awards from Illustrators 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 & 35); Silver Medal Winner Illustrators 30, 1989.
*Society of Illustrators (LA) One Award - 1996 , Two Awards - 1994
*Communications Arts Award of Excellence, 1992 Illustration Annual Award of Excellence,
*1991 Illustration Annual Award of Excellence, 1987 Illustration Annual Award of Excellence,1983 Art Annual
* Art Direction Magazine Certificate of Distinction, 1982
*Desi Awards, Graphics: USA/NY Award of Excellence, 1980
*Society of Publication Designers 1978, 1979 (4 Awards)


Published Articles 

Southwest Art - April 2017 issue - "What Makes Us Human"
Art of the West - Mar/April 2014  "Fine Art and Freedom"
Southwest Art - Dec 2010 issue - "Accuracy and Emotion"
Art of the West – March/April issue 2008 “Eclectic Vision”
Step-by-step GraphicsMarch 1992, "Spicing up Oil Washes" 
Dreams for Sale - Advertising Art for the Movies, 1985, 3 published movie posters for Bacon/Reneric Design
HOW Magazine1986, Article on Bill Gold Advertising and the "Pale Rider" movie poster
Elvis in Art, Elm Tree Books, London 1987 (TV Guide cover painting of Elvis)
The Artists MagazineFebruary 1989, Extensive article written by C.M. Dudash about Sports Illustration.
American Artist MagazineSept. 1990, "C.M. Dudash, Commercial Applications of Realistic Art"

Accomplishments of Note (These are a few highlights…..)

* Voted in to become a member of "Cowboy Artists of America" Oct 2016
*United States Postal Service
- 4 Commemorative Stamps - Equestrian Sports, 1993 Season, May 1, 1993 First Day of Issue; 3 Commemorative Stamps- World Cup, 1994 Season, May 1994 First Day of Issue
*United Nations - 1993 Release of Stamp Series (Aging: With Dignity & Participation)
1987 Release of Stamp Series (Yes to Life, No to Drugs - 6 images)
*Who's Who in the East Listed in the 1993, 1994 Edition
*"The Greatest Illustration Show of America " Published in Japan -Tokumashoten Publishers. 1992- 21 Images over a spread of 14 pages. Large Format Art Book.
*Converse, Inc.- 1985 Completed 6 large Oil Paintings for Corporate Headquarters in Boston , Massachusetts . Average size each: 6' by 7'
*DaySpring Publications Release of the gift book “A Father’s Heritage” based on the painting A Father’s Heritage 1998 *Zondervan Publishing Release of Christmas Gift Book “Good News of Great Joy” in 2000; 11 full spread paintings illustrating the birth of Christ, Second Chapter of the Gospel of Luke
*Honor Books Release of Christmas Gift Book “The Quiet Little Woman” by Louis May Alcott in 2000; 14 full spread paintings.
*“The Greatest Gift” Christian gift book published by DaySpring Cards Inc, The MasterPeace Collection in 2000 based on a painting by C. Michael Dudash
*Multnomah Books Release of the gift book “The Prayer of Jabez” in 2001; eleven illustrations
*“The Illustrator In America 1860-2000” Published by The Society of Illustrators and The Illustration House in 2001. Short Bio and one illustration Page 410 1980-1990 Section
*Painted large portrait of “Chester Arthur – 21st President of the United States ” for the Vermont State House 36”w x 56”h Oil Hung in the atrium area of the state capital June 2001
*Limited Edition Print and Web Site Art for “The Presidential Prayer Team” National Organization 2002, 2003
*Created Painting for the NASA permanent art collection “Going To The Moon” 2007


Gallery Shows ~

Solo Shows:

Robert Paul Galleries in Stowe, VT  2003, 2004, 2005, 2006,2007, 2008

Art Obsession, Inc. – Tokyo, Japan 2004, March and April 2005, Spring 2006,  2007, 2008

Art Vision, Art Voice – Nagoya, Japan 2004, 2005

Art Obsession – Nagano, Japan – one man show Jan 2007

Group Show Participation

"Night Of Artists", The Briscoe Museum, San Antonio, TX

Prix De West, The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, OK 2017, 2016, 2015

Small Works, Great Wonders Show, The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, OK 2015, 2014, 2013

Quest For The West, The Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, IN 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

Oil Painters of America National Show (OPA) –

          Howard/Mandville Gallery, Kirkland, WA – 2004

          Hilligoss Galleries, Chicago, IL  May 2005

          Whistle PikGalleries, Austin, TX  May 2007

          Dana Gallery, Missoula, MT May 2008

The Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ   2003 - 2017

The Legacy Gallery, Jackson, WY 2007 - 2014, 2015, 2016

The Legacy Gallery, Bozeman, MT 2013-2014

Settlers West Gallery, Tucson, AZ 2009-2017 (3 different shows a year)

Coeur d'Alene Galleries,Coeur d'Alene, ID - 2016

Art Obsession, Inc. – Tokyo, Japan 2003-2016 Various Shows

Part of a two man show – Robert Paul Galleries in Stowe, VT  2000, 2001, 2002

Rist Canyon Richard Schmid Auction 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

Art Obsession Tokyo Japan – Group Show “Modern Living Art” Exhibition Jan 2006

OPA Eastern Regional Show – Richmond, VA Sept 2006

OPA Eastern Regional Show – Weatherburn Gallery, Naples FL, 2007

OPA Eastern Regional Show – Richland Fine Art, Nashville TN, 2008

OPA Eastern Regional Show - Walls Fine Art Gallery, Wilmington, NC 2010

Howard/Mandville Gallery small works annual Show – 2003 -2010

C. M. Russell Museum Show 2007-2014, Great Falls, MT

“Let There Be Light” -  traveling show that showcases contemporary Christian art from 2008 - 2009.  Out of the 90 paintings in the show, 11 were C. M. Dudash’s work.

Museum of Biblical Arts, Dallas, TX - Exhibition of 12 paintings showing the life of Christ and several other Christina paintings on display from 2010-2014

Artwork exhibited at the Billy Graham Sacred Art Museum- Annual juried show 1995 to 1998, Wheaton, IL  
1998 – “A Father’s Heritage” received Honorable Mention & Popular Visitors Award

Workshops and Appearances:

Oil Painting Workshop "Portraiture" Post Falls, Idaho Nov 2012
Oil Painting Workshop – Coppini Fine Art Academy,  San Antonio, TX May 2007 and May 2008
Oil Painting Workshop – Columbus OH Nov 2006, Oct 2007, March 2009, May 2010, May 2011
Oil Painting Workshop given at personal studio – June 2006, 2009
Oil Painting Workshop "Masterpeace Christian Fine Arts Foundation" 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014
Oil Painting Workshop - Dallas 2009, July 2011
Lecture and Painting Demonstration - Twin Rivers Center for the Arts, Mankato, MN  2009
Guest lecturer at the Massachusetts College of Art & Design - March 2008
Guest Lecturer and Instructor at Brigham Young University – Feb 2006
Guest Lecturer - Booth Western Art Museum – Cartersville, GA 2004
Oil Painting Workshop Dallas. TX 1999
“Associates in Art” - Art School - Workshop, Los Angeles 1996 & 2000
Guest Lecturer at Columbus College of Art and Design 2006, 2007
Guest Lecturer for Dallas Society of Illustrators
Guest Lecturer for Savannah College of Art & Design
Guest Lecturer for Kansas City Art Directors Club
Guest Lecturer for Rhode Island School of Design
Guest Lecturer for Vermont Graphics Artists Guild
1978 Illustrators Workshop in Tarreytown, NY at Marymount College


 Art Show Jury Duties:

Los Angeles Society of Illustrators Annual Competition 1995
Dallas Society of Illustrators Annual Competition 1997
Nagano , Japan - Japanese High School Painting Competition 2005
Lancaster Art Guild Autumn Festival – Statewide Art Competition, Lancaster , OH – 2007

 Art Prints: 

1984 Eddie Bauer, Inc., “Red Fox in Fall” Limited Edition of 350.
1987 Eddie Bauer, Inc., “Isaiah's Farm” Limited Edition of 400

1988 Eddie Bauer, Inc., “ Crater Lake National Park ” Limited Edition of 500
1989 Substrates Limited Editions, “End of the Season” Limited Edition of 850
1990 Substrates Limited Editions, U.S. Polo Centennial I & 11, 2 Limited Editions of 950 each
1993 Triad Publishing, “BB KING” edition of 650. Co-signed by BB King and Artist
1994 DaySpring, “The Victorious Lion of Judah ” Edition of 2500
1995 DaySpring, “The Journey” Edition of 2000
1996 Triad Publishing, “PELE” edition of 1282. Co-signed by Pele and Artist
1997 DaySpring, “He Shall Hear My Voice” Edition of 3000
1997 Family Christian Center “Limited Edition of 500 “The Anointing of Forgiveness”
1997 DaySpring, “A Father’s Heritage” Edition of 2000
1998 DaySpring, “If Two Shall Agree” Edition of 1000
1999 C M Dudash “Peace In Prayer” Edition of 500
1998 NIKE “Nike Ozark Open” Limited Edition of 300 – Print for tournament giveaway
1998 Triad Publishing “ Stanley Matthews – British Soccer Legend” Limited Edition of 650
1999 DaySpring, “The Light of the World” Open Edition
1999 NIKE “Nike Ozark Open” Limited Edition of 300 – Print for tournament giveaway
2000 DaySpring, “The Triumph of Life” Open Edition
1999 Honor Books “The Quiet Little Woman” – Limited Edition of 1000 – promotional project for publisher
2000 Honor Books “The Quiet Little Woman” Gift Book Cover – Limited Edition of 300 – promotional project for publisher 2000 DaySpring, “My Sanctuary” Open Edition
2000 Art2See, “In His Arms” Open Edition Gift Print
2001 River Oak Publishing “Kate’s Choice” – Limited Edition of 350 – promotional project  for publisher
2001 AT&T National Pro Am at Pebble Beach – tournament Poster of Tiger Woods
2001 Pentecostal Publishing Co. – “The Alabaster Box” Open Edition Poster
2001 The Prayer of Jabez – Limited Edition of 200 for Multnomah Publishing
2001 DaySpring, “The Comforter “ – Open Edition Print
2003 DaySpring, “What God Has Joined Together” – Open edition print
2003 Frontline Graphics,- Open Editions; Series of 5 Sports Prints
2004 Art Obsession – 3 Giclees on Paper – Limited Edition Prints
2004 Art Obsession, Japan – 6 Giclees on Canvas – Limited Editions and Hand Embellished
2004 Triad Publishing – “Mike Weir – 2003 Masters Champion” Edition of 281; Co-signed by Artist and Mike Weir
Four Open edition prints with Carpentree, Inc. 2006
2006 Somerset Fine Art Publishing – “Living Water” Canvas Giclee Print 95 S/N – 15 AP’s; Canvas Edition 250 – 25 AP’s S/N; Paper Print 350 S/N – 35 AP’s
2007 Somerset Fine Art Publishing – “Not By Bread Alone” Canvas Giclee Print 95 S/N – 15 AP’s; Canvas Edition 250 – 25 AP’s S/N; Paper Print 350 S/N – 35 AP’s
2007 Somerset Fine Art Publishing – 2 LEP “Searching For The King” and “The Birth Of The King”
2007 Tapestry Productions – Various Christian limited and open editions – canvas and paper
2008 Somerset Fine Art Publishing – “It’s A Zoo In There” Limited Edition , Canvas Giclees, Canvas Transfers and Paper Prints
2010 - "The Last Hand" Self Published - giclee on canvas OE, various sizes
Variety of Open edition Prints with Somerset Fine Art Publishing 2006-2014
2010-2015 Somerset Fine Art Publishing - large number of Open Edition Prints (Mostly Faith Based)