2013 October 12th and 13th: Christian Family Church World Mission Conference auctioned 2 oil paintings donated by Mark Kuhne: "Sunshine Through the Pine" was sold for $3,700 and "Liquid Sunshine" was sold for $2,800 (100% of proceeds went to CFC World Missions).

2013 October 6th Artist Reception at Kelley Gallery, 512 Second Street, Hudson, WI: see Mark Kuhne's recent paintings on display.  www.kelleygalleries.com

2013 April: Second Mile's 9th Annual Banquet auctioned a watercolor by Mark Kuhne: see www.secondmile.org

2012 - 2014: Mark Kuhne's paintings displayed and available at Kelley Galleries, Hudson, WI: www.kelleygalleries.com

2012 January 4th: the painting "Jezebel" featured as a web post in EYES IN site (www.eyesin.com) for "remarkable work" having "surpassed others."

2012 January 7th, 14th & 21st: Painting Workshop by Mark Kuhne: cost: $100 (per person – includes all supplies & acrylic paints) at Christian Family Church, 9675 W 76th Street, Eden Prairie, MN. Includes (3) Saturdays: January 7th, 14th, & 21st (9 am to 12 noon). Course is designed as an introduction to painting with acrylics, but students will learn and understand advanced techniques. Course is also designed to be less about theory and more hands-on with practical applications…to be fun.

2012 February 4th, 11th & 18th: Painting Workshop by Mark Kuhne: cost: $100 (per person – includes all supplies & acrylic paints) at  Christian Family Church, 2300 Heritage Place NW, Owatonna, MN. Includes (3) Saturdays: February 4th, 11th, & 18th (9:30 am to 12:30 pm). Same as the course in January but at a different location.

2011 Dec 8: Expression of Hope Art Show, Vine Art Center, Mpls, MN: 7 works of Mark's art on display and available for purchase.

2011 Nov 12: Mayer Community Center, Mayer, MN: select works of Mark's art on display and available for purchase.

2011 Sept 30 to Oct 26: 4 paintings selected of Mark's on display (and for sale) in the 27th Annual Members' Juried Art Exhibition, Edina Art Center, Edina, MN.

2011 June 29 Mark Kuhne's painting "Waters Cannot Quench" selected as a finalist in the Abstract/Experimental category of The Artist's Magazine 28th Annual Art Competition (see December 2011 issue of the magazine--contest included more than 7,000 entries).

2011 April 4-10 On location in Auckland, New Zealand.

2011 April 1 Second Mile's 7th Annual Banquet chose the "Make Disciples" painting as their theme: see www.secondmile.org for details!

2011 Mar 7-24 Mark Kuhne Art Exhibit at the Feleti Barstow Public Library (http://fbpl.org).

2011 Feb 25 Mark Kuhne releases his book "Giving God the Helm, Overcoming Storms of Adversity." http://www.amazon.com/Giving-God-the-Helm-ebook/dp/B004OYTTGO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&m=A33GNRXR0E3MM9&s=digital-text&qid=1298597319&sr=1-1  

2011 Feb 10 Mark Kuhne Art Exhibit: all 7 orignal oil paintings of the series "The Voice of the Turtle is Heard" will be on exhibit at Sadie's by the Sea, American Samoa (http://www.samoanews.com/viewstory.php?storyid=23360).

2010 Dec: Giclees of the series "The Voice of the Turtle is Heard" (printed on aluminum 18" x 24") will be on permanent display inside the Koco Bean Cafe, Forsgrens, located in Fagatogo, American Samoa.


  • "Tree of Life" received Honorable Mention, and placed in the Top 200
  • "Door of Hope" placed in the Top 200
  • "Make Disciples" placed in the Top 200

2010 September 1 Mark Kuhne is in American Samoa painting a series: "The Voice of the Turtle Will Be Heard."  Mark is also working on other projects that includes a book and DVD (based on the painting "Tree of Life").  The book is about overcoming through circumstances and the DVD is about contemplative prayer written and produced by Mark and Kristin Kuhne.  www.OvercomingForLife.com.

2010 April 30 Second Mile's 6th Annual Banquet chose the "Showers of Blessing" painting as their theme: see www.secondmile.org for details!

2010 April 8-13 Mark Kuhne will deliver the "Tree of Life" original oil painting to Dmitry Shatrov at his Good News Church in St. Petersburg, Russia.

2009 5th Annual INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN ART COMPETITION (ICAC at www.art4God.com): Mark placed in the Top 200 with 2 paintings titled "Like a Tree Planted by Rivers of Water" and "My Hill is a Blessing." 2007 3rd Annual INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN ART COMPETITION (ICAC at www.art4God.com): Mark received Honorable Mention for painting titled "Christ Yielded Up His Spirit"  -- Portfolio

2009: Photoshop for Professionals (2-day class), by David J. Farr, MCAD / Minneapolis College of Arts and Design.

2007 to present: after years of not painting, resumed painting in 2007.

1988 to present: videography and digital SLR film format, video editing: currently shoot with a Sony HDR XR550 digital camcorder and Canon EOS 5D Mark II.

1978 to 1982: studied glass blowing and mixed media (including creating artwork with cut glass and neon glass tubing and bending) at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

1974 to 1976: studied B&W photography and darkroom film developing/finishing techniques under Douglas Sause. Mostly used a Pentax ME Super SLR as well as Sause's Hasselblad medium format film cameras, lenses, and other photo equipment.

1972 to 1974: studied life drawing and painting with oils under John Brownfield at University of Redlands. Brownfield received his bachelor of fine arts degree from Illinois Wesleyan University and his master of fine arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He taught at the University of Redlands from 1965 to 2003. Brownfield also serves on the Redlands Art Association board of directors. He has an extensive exhibition record and is well known in the regional arts community for his art and his wit.

1971 to 1974: studied composition, drawing, painting and batik under Bernard Lowrey at Redlands High School. Lowrey received his bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Mexico and his master of fine arts from the University of Hawaii. Lowrey was well known for his batiks.