Mark Andres is a painter, filmmaker and educator. Son of Illustrator Charles J. Andres, Mark Andres studied at Williams College, The Art Institute of Boston, and The University of Massachusetts (Amherst) . His paintings are in numerous public and private collections including the Portland Art Museum, the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Maryhill Museum, Oregon Health and Sciences University and University of Portland. His art is represented by Augen Gallery. He is a recipient of a Massachusetts Artists Foundation Fellowship and an Oregon Literary Arts Award Grant. His silent animated feature films have been have been official selections at numerous film festivals and been awarded Best Animated Film at the Independent Filmmakers Showcase in Los Angeles (three times), the California Film Awards, the Hollywood Boulevard Film Festival, Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards, the Mexico International Film Festival, as well as received awards from the International Independent Film Festival Awards, Back in the Box Screenplay Competition, and LA Underground Film Forum. His films have screened at Cinema 21, the Hollywood Cinema, Beverly Hills Music Hall and Livingroom Theaters. For his work as an educator, Andres is the recipient of a Gordon Galbraith Award for teaching excellence, a U.S. Bankcorp Teaching Award, a NISOD Award for Teaching (University of Texas, Austin) and he was named Higher Education Art Educator of the Year by The Oregon Art Educators Association. He has been on the faculty of PCC Rock Creek since 1991.