Brenda Will Kidera Fine Art

Biography

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Brenda Kidera is a representational artist. Her paintings reflect a deep appreciation for the beauty of nature. Kidera captures moments in time with brushstrokes that convey the light and mood and delicate details of her subject matter. She spends hours in the field sketching, observing and photographing, and she spends many more preparing for well-thought-out compositions from the information gathered. Her work has won many awards and has been exhibited throughout the US, including one-woman shows and major art exhibitions. Kidera has been teaching painting in watercolor, oil and acrylic since the 1990’s.

Beyond a fine art degree, Kidera studied classical oil painting and has attended workshops with several nationally recognized artists. Her work has been featured in many publications. Juried Signature Artist memberships include the Washington Society of Landscape Painters, Society of Animal Artists, Baltimore Watercolor Society, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society and Potomac Valley Watercolorists. She also holds memberships in several other organizations: Oil Painters of America, National Watercolor Society, and American Watercolor Society to name a few. For many arts organizations, Kidera has taught painting classes and workshops, given lectures and painting demonstrations, and served as a juror. She continues to paint commissioned portraits, landscapes and other subjects for a wide range of clients.

Kidera’s studio is located in Woodbine, Maryland surrounded by the rural countryside, gardens and wildlife which are inspiration for many of her paintings. Kidera lives with her husband, metal sculptor Ed Kidera.

SELECTED RECENT SHOWS & AWARDS

2018 Ann Nobel Kerr Award and People’s Choice Award, Baltimore Watercolor Society’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Exhibition, BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD

2018 Pennsylvania Watercolor Society’s 39th Annual International Juried Exhibition, Crary Art Gallery, Warren, PA

2017 Baltimore Watercolor Society’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Exhibition, BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD

2017 Barnstormers, Best in Show, Frederick, Maryland

2017 Oil Painters of America 26th Annual National Exhibition, Eisele Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2017 Solo Show, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD

2016 Solo Show, NatureWorks, BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD

2016 M. Graham Award, Baltimore Watercolor Society’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Exhibition, BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD

2016 From the Garden, Two-Woman Show, Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD

2015 Society of Animal Artists 55th Annual Exhibition, Roger Tory Peterson Institute, Amhurst, NY

2015 Pennsylvania Watercolor Society’s 36th Annual Juried Exhibition, Carlisle Arts Learning Center, Carlisle, PA

2015 Baltimore Watercolor Society’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Exhibition, BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD

2014 Society of Animal Artists 53rd Annual Exhibition, The Wildlife Experience, Parker, CO

2013 Society of Animal Artists 52nd Annual Exhibition, Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, Oradell, NJ

2013 Solo Exhibit, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD

2013 Canson-Arches Award, Baltimore Watercolor Society’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Exhibition, Stevenson University, Stevenson MD

SELECTED JURIED GROUP SHOWS

The Athenaeum, Alexandria, VA

Bethesda Row, Bethesda, MD

Bernice Kish Gallery at Slayton House, Columbia, MD

BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD

Kentlands, Gaithersburg, MD

Delaplaine Arts Center, Frederick, MD

Peninsula Gallery, Lewes DE

National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD

Howard County Center for the Arts, Ellicott City, MD

Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD

Chasen Gallery, Richmond, VA

Roger Tory Peterson Institute, Amhurst, NY

Carlisle Art Center, Carlisle, PA

Prince Georges Community College, Laurel, MD

American Painting Fine Art Gallery, Washington, DC

Meeting House Gallery, Columbia, MD

The Wildlife Experience, Parker, CO

Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, Oradell, NJ

University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Kenosha Public Museum, Kenosha, WI

Charles H. MacNider Art Museum, Mason City, IA

River District Art Center, Sperryville, VA

Stevenson University, Stevenson, MD

McBride Gallery, Annapolis, MD

The Mill, Millwood, VA

Columbia Art Center, Columbia, MD

Arts Club of Washington, Washington, DC

Still Life Gallery, Ellicott City, MD

Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA

Zoll Studio of Fine Art, Timonium, MD

Prince George’s Comm.Coll., January 17-February 16

Dennos Museum Center, Traverse City, MI

Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA

Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, FL

Edison Gallery, Washington, DC

Mansion at Strathmore, Bethesda, MD

Gordon Center for the Performing Arts, Baltimore, MD

Patuxent Wildlife Refuge, Laurel, MD

University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, MD

Montpelier Cultural Art Center, Laurel, MD

Ward Center for the Arts, Lutherville-Timonium, D

The Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, Frederick, MD

Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD

Herndon Artspace, Herndon, VA

LaTerra Gallery, Baltimore, MD

Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville, MD

Bendann Art Gallery, Baltimore, MD

Gallery Unicorn, Lutherville, MD

National Watercolor Society Gallery, San Pedro, CA

Fairhaven Community Gallery, Sykesville, MD

Meeting House Gallery, Columbia, MD

Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis, MD

Government House, Annapolis, MD

Three Arts Club of Homeland, Baltimore, MD

Federal Reserve Bank, Baltimore, MD

GUEST ARTIST/SPEAKER/WORKSHOP INSTRUCTOR:

Adult Classes in Watercolor, Oil, Acrylic, and Drawing

Baltimore Watercolor Society

Delaware Watercolor Society

Annapolis Watercolor Society

Olney Art Association

Carroll County Artists Guild

Montgomery Art Association

Laurel Art Guild

Chesapeake Decorative Painters Society

Millsboro Art League

Columbia Art Center

Art League of Ocean City

Howard County Recreation & Parks

Fine Art to Teens & Children

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