Cindy Briggs


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Hi, I’m Cindy Briggs!

A master of translucent tranquil watercolors, I am known for my sundrenched cityscapes, luminous flowers, and portraits with personality. Whether painting in places like Italy, France, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, Portugal, Carmel-by-the Sea, or near my home in Utah, I paint in harmony with life in full color.


With Serenity and translucent light infused into her paintings, Cindy Briggs shares her colorful passion for life in her paintings. The internationally recognized artist has been featured in Plein Air Magazine and Outdoor Painter for her touring workshops in destinations like France, Italy, Spain, Greece, Sicily, Turkey, Croatia, Canada, and from Maine to California to Alaska. The Daniel Smith showcased artist paints in both Watercolors and Oils and can also be seen demonstrating and teaching in person and online at Daniel Smith Stores, Art Centers, Art Associations and special events; such as Smithsonian Studio Arts, V.I.E.W French Escapade, Kimball Art Center in Park City, The Art Station in Bend, Oregon, NWWS, and University of Utah.

She has served as a juror, and has had work juried into regional and international exhibitions with NWWS, NWS, WSO and WW An NWWS Signature Member, Briggs earned a BA in Design from Brigham Young University and worked for over 15 years for major agencies in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle. She is the co-Author of “Make Every Day A Painting” with Theresa Goesling, now in it’s 6th Edition. After an Artist in Residency in France in 2017, following her heart, she moved to Utah to live and work near her family.

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Cindy Briggs NWS, NWWS earned her esteemed Signature status in the National Watercolor Society as a Master artist.

This Signature status in the National Watercolor Society shows the excellence of her work and mastery of the medium. Through this distinction, Cindy’s artwork elevates the arts and helped raise the bar for watermedia art.

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Cindy Briggs Featured

Painting “Brazilian Blues” featured in NWS-RSW 2024 INTERNATIONAL EXHIBIT

The Best of Watercolor – Splash 24
Daniel Smith Brand Ambassador
Watercolor Live 2023
Art School Live with Eric Rhoads
Northwest Watercolor Society Open Exhibition 2023

National Watercolor Society (NWS) Signature Awarded 2022

National Watercolor Society Members Exhibition 2022 and International Open Exhibition 2022
American Watercolor Society
National Watercolor Society, In Multiple Exhibits, Los Angeles
Northwest Watercolor Society Signature Board Member, Award Winner
Oregon Watercolor Society – Award Winner
Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, Las Vegas 2015
Plein Air Magazine, Feature Article 2016, Wet Paint Section 2017, Workshops 2018
Outdoor Painter – 3 part series article 2015
Artist in Residence, L’Isle sur la Sorgue, Provence, France 2017
High Desert Art League President, Bend, Oregon
High Desert Museum – Western Rendezvous Juried Artist & Juror 2012-2020
Arts Central Gallery – Best of Show
Executive Board Member Arts Central, Bend, Oregon
Watercolor Society of Oregon Board Member
Deschutes Children Foundation Featured Artist
East Side Fine Arts Association, Bellevue Washington – Poster Artist
Richard Schmidt Invitational, Colorado 2007-2012
Plein Air Painters of Oregon Juror
Sunriver Art Festival Juror, Oregon
DAR National Art Award 2012
Kitchen Kaleidoscope Poster Artist (Assistance League of Bend)
Watercolor Society of Utah
Intermountain Society of Artists

She is the co-Author of “Make Every Day A Painting” with Theresa Goesling, now in it’s 6th Edition.

Exhibits & Events 2016 to Present


National Watercolor Society International Open Exhibition 2022
National Watercolor Society (NWS) Signature Awarded 2022

National Watercolor Society Juried Members Exhibition 2022
American Watercolor Artist Spotlight 2021/2022
Broken Top Artist in Residence/Art Exhibit, 2016, 2017, 2018
Conde Nast Magazine 2020
Emerald Art Center, Springfield, Oregon Workshop 2016
French Escapade Online Workshops 2020 to Present
Gary Cooley Gallery Artist, Sisters, Oregon 2016, 2017, 2018
Haven Light Art Festival 2020
Haven Light Publishing and Gallery Artist, SLC, Utah 2017, 2018
High Desert Museum – Western Rendezvous Juried Exhibits 2016, 2017, 2020
Intermountain Society of Artists Exhibitions – 2018/2019
Online & Plein Air Workshops with French Escapade 2016-2020
Plein Air Convention 2016, 2017, 2018, 2022
Plein Air Jackson Hole Wyoming & Exhibit 2016
Plein Air Magazine Watercolor Spotlight – 2021/2022
Plein Air Magazine, 2016-Present
Plein Air Pasadena Workshop 2023
Plein Air Provence Workshop 2018
Plein Air Santa Barbara Workshop 2021
Plein Air SW France Workshop 2023
Plein Air Tuscany Workshop 2019
Plein Air Spain Workshop 2022
Provence Workshop 2018
Represented by Haven Light Publishers & Galleries 2018 to Present
Sandy Watercolor Guild Workshop 2019
Smithsonian Studio Arts Workshops 2020 to Present
Terracotta Online Workshops 2020 to Present
University of Utah, Lifelong Learning 2018 to Present
Utah Watercolor Society Exhibition – 2019
Workshop at University of Utah, Fall 2018
Workshops at Kimball Art Center, Park City, Utah, 2018 to Present
Workshops in Carmel, Bend, Oregon, Seattle, 2016-2018

See workshop pages for workshop dates

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Deschutes Children’s Foundation Featured Auction Artist 2015, Event Artist 2016
Emerald Art Center Workshop 2015
Barcelona & Costa Brava, Spain Workshop 2015
Coullioure, France Workshop 2015
NWWS 75th International Exhibition & Celebration Co-Chair
NWWS 75th International Exhibition Juried Artist
Sunriver Lodge Exhibit 2015
Plein Air Harrison Ranch Painting & Exhibit 2015
Watercolor Society of Oregon Spring Juried Exhibit 2015
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
America’s Best of Watercolor 2013

WSO Spring Exhibition, Portland, Oregon—April 2012
St. Charles Hospital October – December 2013
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

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Cindy Briggs Painting featured on the National Watercolor Society (NWS) website

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Camogli, Italy Painting Featured in Two Online Newsletters

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Other Publications

Cindy Briggs Painting Lifes Journeys page 0011 About Cindy Briggs Art Watercolor Painting
Cindy Briggs Painting Lifes Journeys page 0021 About Cindy Briggs Art Watercolor Painting


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