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Concerning Landscape

Concerning Landscape, curated by Megan Winkel, is a dual-location exhibition that explores the construct of landscape and its various forms of expression. The show at DAM focuses on conceptual interpretations featuring artists Carla Anderson, John Azoni, Helen Gotlib, Carole Harris, Kayla Powers, Sharon Que, Jocelyn Rainey, Jon Setter, and Ann Smith. A presentation of works from DAM members is on view at the neighboring Henry Ford Health’s Brigitte Harris Cancer Pavilion.
Artists on view at Henry Ford Cancer Pavilion:Donald Cronkhite, Pamela Day, Ellen Doyle, Frank James Fisher, Bill Gemmell, Alex Gilford, Birgit Huttemann-Holz, Sarah Kasper, Nancy Kozlowski, Diane Marie Kramer, Matt Lewis, Brant MacLean, Steve Miller, Scott Millington, Christine Monhollen, Jon Parlangeli, Catherine Peet, Kari Rasmussen, Christine Ritchie, Olga Salimova, Bill Schahfer, Mark Zapico Featured Artist: Beto Patino, curated by Jeff Cancelosi 
Opening Reception at DAM: Friday, January 20, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.Artist Reception at Henry Ford:Saturday, January 28, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
 Detroit Artists Market: 4719 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201 Hours: T-S, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Henry Ford Cancer Pavilion: 2800 W. Grand Blvd. Detroit, MI 48202 Gallery located on the 2nd floor Hours: M-F, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Painting of an overgrown landscape near a colorful telephone pole with guy lines and impressionistic sky, vegetation and trees.
Unexpected Garden 36’’’ x 36’’’ x 1.5’’ acrylic on wood panel 10/11/19 © Steve Miller 2019
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2022 Actual Size

Reception Saturday, Dec. 10th from 6pm-10pm

@ Detroit Contemporary

487 West Alexandrine Street
Detroit, Michigan 48208

Exhibition runs:

Saturday, December 3, 2022 12:00 PM – Sunday, December 25, 2022 5:00 PM

You must RSVP here.

For a few decades now, Detroit Contemporary has invited metro artists to submit artwork that is the size of a sheet of paper, 8.5 x 11″. This year there are 46 participating artists including me.

more info.

The show will be up through the end of the year.

Painting progress video. Watch on YouTube for audio.
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Limited Edition Prints

LIMITED EDITION PRINTS

I am offering giclée reproductions of my original painting, PERSPECTIVA at $125 plus tax and shipping. Taking orders for the Holidays. Use my contact page, DM, call or txt me to get yours.

PERSPECTIVA will be reproduced at 16×20”as very limited edition of only 25 prints. Reproductions are printed on 100% heavyweight archival cotton paper using archival inks. Prints will have a small white border and will be signed and numbered by me, obviously. Unframed prints will come protected in an acid-free cellophane sleeve and backing board which you may use when framing.

Unframed prints can be picked up at my studio or delivered by me locally. 

Shipping within the continental U.S. will be an additional expense of approximately $50.

Order by Saturday, Dec. 3rd to get it by Christmas.

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Kid’s Portrait Finished

So happy to finally share this with you.

This portrait was a commission by the father of the children you see in this painting. It’s a birthday present for his wife. So, I’ve been waiting for him to give it to her before I reveal it to you.

As you can see, I was going for realism here. I wanted to capture their likeness, and he says I did a great job. He provided me two photos as source material and I joined them together to make a digital composite, which I painted from.

This is the first time I’ve done a portrait commission for someone I didn’t know and who found me online. The painting took a few weeks to complete.

Here’s a really short video of the paintings progression.

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Perspectiva

Perspectiva – painting progression animation

This is a very short painting progression animation of my painting Perspectiva, 48 x 36 x 1.5″, acrylic on canvas, © Steve Miller 2022

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SOLD

This is Tony. He’s the hardworking small business owner of Sunnyside Landscaping. He recently did a large paving job for our family. Excellent work by the way. Our new and old patios look great.

Anyway, one day I was showing Tony around my studio and he saw this painting of the Royal Oak water tower. He talked about how much time his wife would spend there with their kids when they were little. I said that I had done the same with my girls, and that was one of the reasons I painted it.

To make a long story short. Tony’s and his wife are the new proud owners of Water Tower. He got it for her as a gift.

Nice job Tony, and thanks a bunch.

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Cool Down in the Museum

Steve Miller is one of two Royal Oak artists to have work accepted into the Muskegon Museum of Art.

The 93rd Michigan Contemporary Art Exhibition continues a rich legacy of showcasing the work of Michigan artists, from talented beginners to accomplished professionals. A competitive show, the Michigan Contemporary presents a look at the issues, themes, and materials inspiring today’s Michigan artists. Featured media include painting, printmaking, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, jewelry, and installation. A visitor favorite, the exhibition engages, challenges, and inspires conversation.

Opening Reception & Artist Award Ceremony

Thursday, October 6, 2022  |  5 PM

Exhibition runs through November 30, 2022

Read about the Juror Kira Nam Greene.

MMA About Us page.

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And The Winners Art

As Juror, I’m picking the winners today at the Grosse Pointe Artists Association. Opening & discussion tomorrow 6/9 @ 6:30. It would be great if you could join us.


Information below from the GPAA. Click on the link above to see a preview of the exhibit.

Worlds Collide: Artists combine two seemingly discordant ideas into one finished artwork. Open for in-person viewing, 4-7 pm Thursdays and 10 am – 1 pm Saturdays thru July 14

The artists in this show were asked to combine two seemingly discordant ideas into one finished artwork, leading to some interesting discussions. You can join them and juror for the show, Steve Miller,  for a discussion at 6:30 pm on Thursday, June 9, in the gallery.

You can view the show in-person:

4- 7 pm on Thursdays | 10 am – 1 pm on Saturdays thru July 14.

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Worlds Collide

I’m jurying this one!

For this show, artists are challenged to combine two seemingly discordant ideas into one finished artwork. The goal is to discover the unexpected when opposing forces occupy the same physical space. The focus should be on the coalescing of ideas, not mediums.

Submit it by May 16.

With that being said, get busy, take good photographs and remember: Concept is King, Craft is Queen, and Artists are Alchemists.

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Hatchback 16 Opening

Thanks for coming. The show is up through April 23rd.

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Hatchback 16

See “Cool Down” in person at Hatchback 16, a group exhibition juried by artist Taurus Burns for Hatch Art Gallery.

Opening Reception Saturday, April 2 6pm-9pm
Artist Talks
Saturdays at 2pm (starting April 9)

Exhibition April 2 – April 23, 2022 
Hatch Art Gallery
3456 Evaline
Hamtramck MI 48212

Gallery Hours: 
Saturdays, Noon – 6pm 
Thursdays, 6pm – 9pm 
Fridays, 6pm – 9pm

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Black & White

@ the Grosse Pointe Artists Association

This exhibition challenges artists to look at a world without color. From subtle shades of grays to black, we are seeking work ranging from realism to surrealism and abstraction.

The Juror, Marat Paransky is a sculptor, painter, photographer and mixed-media artist. Born in Kiev, Ukraine in 1986, his family settled in Mero Detroit in 1997. He received an MFA degree in Visual Arts from the Lesley University College of Art & Design in Cambridge, MA, and undergraduate degrees in fine arts and political science. His art has been exhibited throughout Michigan, as well as in Boston, San Francisco, Fayetteville, AR, and Windsor, ON. 
Marat’s work generally falls under the umbrellas of themed projects. One body of work focuses on the nuclear power/weapons industry. It combines his interest and research into the nuclear disasters, as well as its ties to his early childhood in Ukraine. Another project looks at chance and found objects/images. It takes the form of collage and assemblage, and there is often the inclusion of bits and pieces of Marat’s older artworks. Finally, there is the group of works that deals with recent political and artistic developments. The emphasis here is on text, language and symbols from everyday life, and it takes a more personal and self-reflexive approach.

Dates

Start Date: Mar 10, 2022

Reception Date: Mar 11, 2022

End Date: Apr 28, 2022