Mark Renner. music, paintings, and . . .

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The Current News:

18 August 2014:

The Terrestrial Orchard - an exhibition of new paintings by Mark Renner will open @ Mokah Gallery in Dallas, on 24 September and run through 26 October 2014. A closing reception will be held on 25 October and run from 6- 9 pm.

Mokah Gallery- 2803 Taylor Street, Dallas, Texas 75226.       Phone: 214.653.0633

2 June 2014: Mark is currently preparing work for a major exhibition opening in Dallas, Texas, this coming September. Details to follow shortly...

17January 2014:  Additional lyrics added to the Lyrics page...

 Mark was a category winner for the PCPC Arts Festival in Dallas back in November...  

For the curious- Mark's Official Facebook page ( link is just below "welcome" banner at the top of this page) is frequently updated with works from his sketchbook, and an occasional glimpse of studio projects and current paintings...

8 October 2013: You can catch Mark's current exhibition, The Peregrine Herd, until the end of October @ the FWCAC in Fort Worth, Texas. Mark will also be showing work later this month at Art House Dallas, for their 3rd year anniversary gala. Tickets and info available @

1 September 2013: Once again, Mark will have an exhibition of new work @ the FWCAC during the month of October- The Peregrine Herd. There will be an artist's reception on Friday, October 4th from 6-9pm. For more

15 July 2013: You can now receive current news and frequently updated views of Mark's work and sketchbooks on the Official Mark Renner Artist's page on 

5 March 2013: Mark has contributed a print - "The Birdwatchers " to the Eight x Eight exhibition at Eden Gallery in Inverness,Scotland. Proceeds from the event go to the very worthwhile Camille's Appeal, supporting the recovery of children with brain tumors.

You can view and purchase work here: 


4 March 2013: Began adding new song lyrics to lyrics page... Recording continues on "Salt and Firewood"...

Gallery sections have been updated....

28 December2012: A late Christmas gift from the Montagnola Music archives...

Cones Gathered.  Free download here -

22 October 2012: Here is a link for a preview track from the forthcoming recording: Salt & Firewood ...

The Bretheren of the Sunrise (ornithological mix)

17 September 2012 : For the second consecutive October, Mark will be exhibiting all new work @ FWCAC, in Fort Worth , Texas. The exhibit will run from 2- 31/October, with an artist's reception on Friday,5 /October, from 6- 9pm. For further information:

26 July 2012: Just announced- "Orphans" a solo exhibition of entirely new paintings and prints from Mark, will show @ the Fort Worth Community Art Center during the month of October. More details to follow...

And... during the month of August, one of Mark's paintings is in the current exhibition -"My Own Time  "  in the library at UTSouthwest, Dallas,Texas .

5/March 2012:  Mark has contributed paintings to two forthcoming exhibitions - Inspired Art- Jonah and the Whale, which runs from 10 April - 19 May @ Studio 1219, in Port Huron Michigan, and - AVAA Regional @ Bob Duncan Center, in Vandergriff Park, Arlington, Texas thru 30 March.

  7/October 2011 :

22/September2011: Mark contributed a print to the 2011 Littlest Print Exchange. You can view all of the participating artist's work here.

16/September2011: The gallery section of the website has been updated.

12/September2011: Mark is completing the last remaining works to be included in "The Deserters" exhibition, opening 3/October and running through the 29th. As noted here before, the opening reception is on Friday evening 7/October, 6-9pm. All are welcome to attend.

 Fort Worth Community Arts Center                                                  1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76107                                 

4/July 2011:  You can now view a selection of Mark's work on the deep and wide ArtSlant site.

14/ June 2011:  Just announced - "The Deserters," an extensive exhibition of Mark's paintings, prints, drawings and sculpture will be held at the Fort Worth Community Art Center, beginning 3/October, and featured the entire month. The opening reception will be held on Friday, 7/October,  from 6-9.                                                 

26/ April 2011:     Mark is a finalist for the 2011 Hunting Art Prize, to be awarded in Houston on 30/April.

27/ February 2011:   Mark has just returned from Ethiopia. Look for some excerpts from sketchbooks at  (posting soon) ... Recording continues on Salt and Firewood . . .

4/January 2011:  Mark will be participating in this year's Atlanta Juried Printmaking Exhibition , opening at the Chastain Arts Center in Atlanta,Georgia on Friday, 14/January. For more information:

29/ November 2010:  Enduring the Going Hence garners a favorable nod in this week's Fort Worth Weekly...

3/November 2010: after a long delay - Enduring the Going Hence , the new recording will be released on the last day of the month (30/November) through The Gate International label . . . Available for purchase from CDbaby, Amazon, iTunes, Napster and the usual music download outlets.

 If you find yourself in the state of Virginia between now and 5/December 2010, one of Mark's prints is included in The 2010 Harnett Biennial of American Prints.

 Mark is currently working on two separate recordings--Seaworthy Vessels are in Short Supply (initial tracks recorded at The Pond in Ellicott City, Maryland in August, featuring some lovely guitar from Jerel Flynn) and Salt and Firewood--a collection featuring field recordings from three continents.

 On the horizon (in 2011)--The Deserters--a solo exhibition of Mark's paintings..