Meadowlark Gallery: The Artist Biographies

Loren Kovich

Loren Kovich was born on December 21, 1944 in Helena, Montana. He graduated from Helena Cathedral High School and then attended two years at Carroll College. Loren graduated from Montana State University in Bozeman with a Bachelor of Science in Art with a concentration in graphic design. He then went on to teach junior high and high school with two years at Glasgow, Montana and then six years in Billings, Montana.

Loren has been a full time artist since 1978. Loren feels his most notable accomplishments have been becoming a Signature Member of the American Watercolor Society in 2011. He is also a Signature Member of the Transparent Watercolor Society of American and a member of the Montana Watercolor Society. Loren has been a finalist in the Artists Magazine Painting Competition. They have published his work in five books on the instruction of watercolor painting.

Major Awards:

President's Award
29th Annual Montana Watercolor Exhibit - 2011
Helena, Montana

The Realism in Nature Award
Adirondack National Exhibition of American Watercolors 2006
Old Forge, New York

Stu Art Supplies Award
Montana Watercolor Society National Exhibition 2005
Big Fork, Montana

MTWS Founders Award
Montana Watercolor Society National Exhibition 2004
Big Fork, Montana

Cheap Joes Merchandise Award
Montana Watercolor Society National Exhibition 2001
Big Fork, Montana

Helena Framers Award
Montana Watercolor Society National Exhibition 1996
Helena, Montana

Artists Magazine Award
71st Annual Exhibition of the National Watercolor Society 1991
Brea, California

People's Choice Award
Vancouver's 2nd Annual Wildlife Art Show 1990
Vancouver, California

Montana Watercolor Society Member Only Award
MTWS Exhibit 1989
Helena, Montana

First Place
10th Annual St. George Art Festival 1989
St. George, Utah

Gold Medal
Montana Watercolor Society National Exhibition 1988
Bozeman, Montana

Second Place Watercolors
38th Annual Westwood Show 1988
Los Angeles, California

Best of Show
Richest Hill on Earth Show 1985
Butte, Montana

Best of Show
Electrum X111 National Exhibition 1984
Helena, Montana

The Louise Gabbert Award
8th Annual Midwest Watercolor Society National Exhibition 1984
Green Bay, Wisconsin

View high resolution images of works by Loren Kovich when available.