A Signature Member of O.P.A and winner of the the O.P.A. Bronze Medal for oil painting in the 2011 OPA National Exhibition, Hanson was awarded Best of Show at the 2014 Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters event in Grand Teton National Park. Mr. Hanson was awarded both Artists’ Choice, and Best of Show at the 2012 Door County Plein Air Festival, First Place in 2013 and Featured Artist of the year in 2011. 2014 he
Recent publications featuring his work include Plein Air Magazine Feature and Cover 2013 and Southwest Art Magazine Feature and Cover 2012. Mr. Hanson has appeared in American Art Collector, Creative Convergence 2010, 2011.