Denise LaRue Mahlke

Denise LaRue Mahlke


Born in Victoria; resides in Whitehouse


Painted: Purtis Creek SP and Washington-on-the-Brazos SHS



Studied landscape painting with Robert Rohm, Lorenzo Chavez, T. Allen Lawson, Len Chmiel, Skip Whitcomb among others, 1998–2018.

Studio Art, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, 1979–1981


Career Highlights

Gold Medal, Works on Paper and Kieckhefer Award, Best of Show, The West Select, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona, 2013

Master Signature Member, American Women Artists, 2013

First Place in Landscape, Art Renewal Center International Salon, Port Reading, New Jersey, 2010, 2012


Selected Exhibitions

Looking West, American Women Artists, Steamboat Art Museum, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, 2019

36th Annual Roundup Exhibition and Sale, Museum of Western Art, Kerrville, 2019

Perspectives of the American Experience, American Women Artists, Rockwell Museum, Corning, New York, 2018

Painting Red Rocks Country, Past & Present, Small group exhibition, Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, Georgia, 2017

Stormy Weather; Western Atmospheres, Small group exhibition, Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Wickenburg, Arizona, 2017

Small Works, Great Wonders, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma, 2012–2014, 2016–2018

California Art Club’s Annual Gold Medal Exhibition, Pasadena, California, 2016, 2018, 2019

Maynard Dixon Country, Invitational Fine Art Show and Sale, Mt. Carmel, Utah, 2003–2017

Prevailing Winds, American Women Artists, Master Signature and Signature Members Exhibit, Booth, Western Art Museum, Georgia, 2014

The West Select, Western Art Invitational Exhibition and Sale, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona, 2013–2014


Selected Public Collections

Brinton Museum, Big Horn, Wyoming

Tia Collection, Santa Fe

Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts, Mt. Carmel, Utah



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