Tightline Studio

Outdoor and Flyfishing Art by Josh Udesen

Artist Resume


M.A. Secondary Education; History, Social Studies and Studio Art
University of Alaska, Anchorage (1997)

B.A. European History / Minor Emphasis Studio Art
University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington (1994)

European History and Art History Semester Study
University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria (1992)

Juried Art Shows:

  • Jackson Hole Art Fair, Annual Juried Show - Jackson Hole, Wyoming (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016)
  • Heart of the West Art Show, Annual Juried Western Art Show, Coeur d'Alene ID and Bozeman, MT. (2016)
  • Vail Arts Festival, Annual Juried Show, Vail Colorado (2015)
  • Crested Butte Festival of the Arts: Annual Juried Show - Crested Butte, Colorado (2013, 2014, 2016)
  • Mountain Arts Festival, Breckenridge, Colorado (2014, 2015)
  • Telluride Festival of the Arts: Annual Juried Show - Telluride / Mountain Village, Colorado (2012)
  • Sun Valley Center Arts and Crafts Festival: Annual Juried Show - Ketchum, Idaho (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Art of the High Desert: Annual Juried Art Show - Bend, Oregon (2011)
  • Boise Art Museum Art in the Park: Annual Juried Art Show - Boise, Idaho (2009, 2010, 2015)
  • Smith and Coelho Annual Art Show: Eagle, Idaho (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Ketchum Summer Art Show: Annual Juried Art Show, Ketchum, Idaho (2007, 2008)
  • Bend Summer Festival: Annual Juried Art Show, Bend, Oregon (2009)

Selected Exhibitions:

  • "Watershed" Solo Exhibition Idaho Conservation League Artist in Residence, December - January 2016, Evermore Gallery, Boise, ID
  • "Nature Narratives" Solo Exhibition, Gallery Five18, January 2017, Boise, ID.
  • "Favorite Things" - Selected artist in four artist show: Fulton Street Showroom. October - December 2015
  • "Fish Art" featured artist in group exhibition of nationally recognized artists. Boise, Idaho, Fulton Street Showroom, May and June, 2015
  • BOSCO (Boise Open Studio) October 2015
  • "Something Fishy" Featured artist, group exhibition, The Studio, Boise, Idaho July 2014
  • Solo Show, Solid Gallery, Boise, Idaho, June, 2015
  • 2013 selected artist for Ketchum / Sun Valley public arts commission. Four separate paintings designed as emblematic of the region for city traffic boxes.
  • "Fish Spots" - Featured artist in fly fishing focused art show. Fulton Street Showroom, Boise, Idaho, August 2013.
  • "Trout Dreams" painting chosen for Boise City Arts and History Department city traffic box public art exhibition (Ongoing)
  • South Fork Lodge, Selected artist for ongoing exhibition, Swan Valley, Idaho
  • Gravel Bar and Grille: Selected artist for ongoing installation, Ennis, Montana (2012 - ongoing)
  • "Road Bike" painting shown in the "Geared" exhibition, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum, Idaho - (2011)
  • Midcurrent - Selected artist for a website devoted to fly fishing fine art. Ongoing.
  • Art Source Gallery: Annual Juried Exhibition, Boise, Idaho (July 2010 & 2011)
  • 4 Q Gallery Fall Exhibition: Boise, Idaho (October - December 2010)
  • That Art Gallery: Selected Fall Artist Exhibition, Bellevue, Washington (November - December 2011)
  • Tully's Art Installation - Solo Exhibition, Boise, Idaho (Fall and Spring 2010 & 2012)
  • The Art of Fishing: Three paintings displayed in exhibition, Mirror Pond Gallery, Bend, Oregon (2006)
Commercial Work:

Patagonia: Ongoing Featured Artist
  • Clothing and Fly Fishing Apparel, Ventura, California
  • Featured artist on seven different apparel selections from 2011 through 2015
  • World Trout Foundation fund raising t-shirt featured artist
Montana Fly Company: Ongoing Featured Artist
  • Fly fishing merchandise, Missoula, Montana
  • One of four featured artist on "Artist Series" merchandise, including fly reels, fly boxes, iPad covers, iPhone covers and a great array of other merchandise.
Jackson Hole One Fly: 2013 Cover Artist
  • Nationally recognized fly fishing tournament and benefit raising money and awareness for the Snake River.
World Trout Foundation:
  • Chosen as the 2011 artist for all promotional materials and fund raising supporting the non-profit World Trout Initiative.
PBArt 2010 Grand Prize Winner:
  • Pabst Blue Ribbon Brewing, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • "6 x 16oz." was chosen as the two-dimensional winner for PBR merchandise nationwide
Arches Magazine - Cover art and Featured illustrations
  • "Trout Dreams" painting used as the cover image for the summer 2011 issue. Illustrated three original drawings for the article "Hooked" featuring alumni in the fly fishing industry.
Koenig Distillery - Commercial Illustrations
  • Featured art on Idaho Potato Vodka labels
Parlor Skis / Museum of Fly Fishing (2017 - 2018)
  • Featured art Skis
Print and Publication:

America's Favorite Flies: 2018
  • Featured contributor: One of 224 collaborators throughout the world with stories written by each.
Big Sky Journal
  • Featured artist: Three original paintings connected to three original fly fishing centered non-fiction essays in 2016 fly fishing annual.
Gray's Sporting Journal:
  • Fly Fishing Annual 2015 back cover
  • Accompanying art for article by John Gierach, Labrador Effect
  • Summer 2015 Back Cover
The Drake
  • Featured in Rod Holders section on 2014 Summer issue, article and photos by Josh Prestin
Fly Rod and Reel
  • Art Reflections, feature in August 2015 section devoted to fly fishing art, authored by Bob White
Fly Dreamers; Online Magazine
  • Featured artist and interview in monthly publication with distribution to over 50,000 subscribers.
Idaho Education News
  • Video and article featuring Idaho teachers engaged in supplemental activities outside of teaching duties, July 2015