A master of translucent tranquil watercolors, Cindy Briggs is known for her sundrenched cityscapes, luminous passageways and portraits with personality. Whether painting in Switzerland, Brazil, New Zealand, Japan, Sundance or on the California coastline, she paints from the heart what inspires her.

An enthusiastic watercolor instructor, she has taken her students to France, Italy, Spain, Greece, Sicily, Turkey, Croatia, Canada, and from Maine to California to Alaska to paint. She also teaches and demonstrates by invitation at regional Art Centers, Art Associations, and often at Daniel Smith Stores and other Art Events.  Inspired by travel, she loves exploring new locations painting her journey along the way. Students appreciate her personalized attention, encouragement to expand their individual style, and her positive teaching approach.  Collectors are drawn to the serenity infused in her paintings.

Cindy Briggs earned a Bachelor of Arts from Brigham Young University and worked for over 15 years as an Art Director for Top Ten Nationally recognized Advertising Agencies in San Francisco, Seattle and Los Angeles, for clients like Levi Strauss and Company, Sunkist, K2 and Adobe.  You can often find Cindy teaching with her best friend and business partner, Theresa Goesling. They are co-owners of Make Every Day A Painting Workshops, LLC – and have been featured in Plein Air Magazine and Outdoor Painter

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Member/Special Events
American Watercolor Society
National Watercolor Society – multiple exhibits, Los Angeles
NorthWest Watercolor Society Signature Board Member, Award Winner
NWWS 75th Internation Open Exhibition & Convention Co-Chair
Oregon Watercolor Society – Award Winner
Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, Las Vegas
Plein Air Magazine – Feature Article April 2016, Wet Paint Section June 2017
Artist in Residence, February thru April 2017, L’Isle sur la Sorgue, Provence, France
High Desert Museum – High Desert Rendezvous 2016
Outdoor Painter – Articles – 3 part series 2015
Arts Central – Best of Show, Oregon
High Desert Art League, Oregon
East Side Fine Arts Association, Bellevue, Washington – Poster Artist
Richard Schmidt Invitational, Colorado 2007 -2012
Plein Air Painter of Oregon Juror
Sunnriver Art Festival Juror, Oregon
DAR National Art Award 2012
16th/18th Kitchen Kaleidoscope Poster Artist (Assistance League of Bend)
Deschutes Children’s Foundation 2014 Featured Artist

Co-Author of “Make Every Day A Painting”
Co-Owner of Make Every Day A Painting Workshops www.MakeEveryDayAPainting.com

Exhibits & Events 2015-2017
Sunriver Lodge Summer 2016
High Desert Museum August 2016
Gary Cooley Gallery 2016, 2017
Broken Top Club Artist in Residence/Art Exhibits 2015-2017
Plein Air Convention 2016 Tucson
Plein Air Magazine March 2016
Plein Air Jackson Hole Wyoming & Exhibit 2016
Workshops in Carmel, Bend, Oregon, and Seattle, WA 2016
Emerald Art Center Workshopo 2016
Featured Artist Kitchen Kaliedascope Fundraiser 2016
Deschutes Children’s Foundation Auction Artist 2015
Emerald City Art Center Workshop March 2015
Broken Top Shows January & October 2015
Broken Top Artist in Residence 2015
Spain Workshop May 2015
France Workshop May 2015
NWWS 75th International Exhibition & Celebration Co-Chair
NWWS 75th International Exhibition Juried Artist
Sunriver Lodge Show August 2015
Hummm Open Studio Show August 2015
Plein Air Magazine September 2015 Painting Event, Colorado
WSO Spring Show 2015

See workshop pages for workshop dates

Tuscano Terrazzo by Cindy Briggs

Exhibit History

Deschutes Childrens Foundation Featured Artist 2014
Lincoln Center, Ft Collins Colorado, Show & Demonstration May16, 2014
Daniel Smith Featured Demonstration & Workshops in January, March & September
Art Station, Bend, Oregon Workshops
Broken Top Exhibit, Bend, Oregon September & October
Broken Top Workshops – Watercolor Mondays
Emerald Art Center Workshop, Springfield Oregon in August
Watercolor Society of Oregon, Fall Show
Workshops in Venice & Switzerland June/July 2014
Goesling Gallery, Mercer Island, WA 2014
Sothebys Gallery, Downtown Bend, September
Cooley Collection Gallery, Sisters Oregon 2014
Bend Your Imagination, Bend, OR 2014
Scott Milo Gallery, Anacortes, WA, October 2014
Sage Gallery, Bend, OR August 2014
St. Charles Hospital – January – March, October – December
Art Station, Bend, Oregon Workshops
Daniel Smith Demonstrations & Workshops
NWWS Demonstration, February Meeting
Emerald Art Center Show April 2013
WSO Spring Show, April 2013 Albany City Hall
WSO Fall Show, October 2013, Bandon Dunes
Artist Cruise May 25-June 1, 2013
Goesling Gallery, Mercer Island, WA 2013
Feature Artist Kitchen Kaleidoscope – June 22 in Tetherow
Bend Your Imagination, Bend, OR 2013
Scott Milo Gallery, Anacortes, WA, July 2013
Sage Gallery, Bend, OR July 2013
Broken Top Country Club, Bend, OR May, October & November 2013
St. Charles Hospital October – December 2013
America’s Best of Watercolor 2013
WSO Spring Exhibition, Portland, Oregon—April 2012
WFWS Exhibit, Las Vegas, Marjorie Barrack Museum, UNLV Campus 2012
Scott Milo Gallery Anacortes, Washington, November 2012
What Lola Wants Bend, Oregon Gallery Artist, Wall Street 2012
Broken Top Country Club, Bend, Oregon, September 2012
Elsenore Gallery, Salem, Oregon, July 2012
Sunriver Art Faire, Juror, August 2012

Sunriver Lodge Betty Gray Gallery, Watercolor Society of Oregon Show
High Desert Museum, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Bend, Oregon, Art of the West Juried Show, August
Scott Milo Gallery, Anacortes, Washington, September/October 2011
Umpqua Valley Arts Center, Roseburg, OR September/October 2011
Richard Schmid Invitational, 2006-2012, Bellvue, Colorado, August
Sotheby’s On Wall Street, Downtown Bend, OR, April & June, 2011
Daniel Smith Gallery, Bellevue, WA, September & December, 2011
River Bend Fine Art Gallery Jan—April, 2011, Bend, Oregon
Northwest Watercolor Society Show, Mercer Island, WA, March, 2011
Oregon Watercolor Society Show, Eugene, Oregon, April, 2011
National Watercolor Society Show, San Pedro, California, May, 2011
Arts Central Gallery, Bend, Oregon, May, 2011
Sunriver Art Faire—Juror
DAR National Show—Juror
National Watercolor Society 90th Exhibition, NWS Gallery, San Pedro, CA, October 30—Dec. 1, 2010
River Bend Fine Art Gallery, Gallery Artist, Bend, Oregon, 2010
Wild River Art Company Gallery Artist, Bend, Oregon, 2010
Richard Schmid Invitational, Bellvue, Colorado, August, 2010
Daniel Smith Gallery, Bellevue, Washington, May, 2010
COCC Rotunda Gallery Bend, Oregon, October/November, 2010
Northwest Watercolor Society, Waterworks Show, Kaewyn Gallery, Nov. 2009
National Watercolor Society 89th Annual Exhibition, City of Brea Gallery, October/November, 2009
Watercolor Society of Oregon Transparent Show, Evergreen IMAX Space Museum, Juried Exhibition in McMinnville, OR. October, 2009
Plein Air Painters of Oregon, High Desert Art Gallery, Juror for Show, 2009, Bend, Oregon—October Takara Gallery 2007 to 2011
Rotunda Gallery, Central Oregon Community College, 2009, 2010
Robert Kelly Gallery, Park City Utah, Gallery Artist 2008-2010

Aspen Lake Lodge, Sisters, OR, 2009
Mockingbird Gallery, Art at the Canyons, 200
High Desert Museum, 2008
NWWS Signature Show—Featured Demo Artist
Sunriver Lodge , July, 2008, 2007
Snohomish Arts Center, Washington, January 2007
Designers Gallery, July, 2007
Tower Theater, 2007, 2008
Wine By the River, 2007
Falcon Crest Gallery, Eagle Crest, Gallery Artist 2006
Barclay Gallery, Sisters, OR 2006 – 2008
Dill & Spowze Gallery, Ketchum, ID Gallery Artist
Sunriver Music Festival—July, 2005
Tour of Italy The Collection Gallery, April—May, 2005
Americana Project My Own Two Hands, Sisters, OR, April, 2005
Seattle Convention Center, NWWS Juried National Show, April—June, 2005 (Juror, Frank Webb)
Brown’s Gallery, Boise, ID, June, 2005
Arts Central Juried Pastel & Watercolor Show, November 2004 Best of Show Award
Mirror Pond Gallery, Bend, OR, 2002/2003/2004
Deschutes Children’s Foundation Auction, May 2004 – 2012
Sage Gallery, Bend, Fall 2003
Arts Central Juried Pastel & Watercolor Show, November 2003
Lloyds Gallery, Ft. Collins, CO Summer 2003
Michener Library, University of Northern Colorado, April 2003
NWWS Waterworks, Seattle Artists’ Gallery, Fall 2002 Seattle Art Award
NWWS National Show, Seattle Convention Center, Seattle, WA Spring 2002
Kirkland Gallery, Kirkland, WA, Spring, 2001
NWWS Juried Waterworks Show, Kirkland Gallery, Kirkland, WA, Fall 2001
Flamingo Gallery, Renton, WA, Summer 2001
Evergreen Gallery, Kirkland, WA, Spring 2001/2000
EAFA Juried Show, Redmond, WA Fall 2000, Poster and 2nd Place Award
Eastlake Performing Arts Center, Sammamish, WA, Fall 1999
Smith-Klein Gallery, Boulder, CO, Spring 1999, 1998
Kenmore Arts Festival, Kenmore, WA, July 1999