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My recent painting Lavender Falls was accepted into the online exhibit about water by Art Fluent. Here’s what they said in the acceptance email, which is for the most part a much better read than rejection emails. Link to the exhibit is below.

Steve Miller:

We are thrilled to inform you that your artwork has been selected to be part of our online exhibit, AQUEOUS. Your submission stood out from 581 entries from seven countries worldwide, and we are honored to have the opportunity to showcase your work.

We were blown away by the incredible quality and diversity of the submissions we received, but your work truly spoke to us. We believe that your talent and creativity will inspire others and make a real impact in the art community.

Your work is now proudly displayed on our website, We encourage you to share this exciting news with your friends, family, and followers and to take advantage of this incredible opportunity to expand your reach and connect with new audiences…

We are passionate about supporting the arts and giving back to the community. As a part of our culture, we have donated to various art organizations across the United States since our inception in 2020, and we are committed to continuing this important work.

Again, congratulations on being selected for our exhibition, and thank you for allowing us to feature your incredible art. We wish you all the best in your future artistic endeavors, and we hope this exhibition will be just the beginning of an exciting and successful journey for you.

Amy Matteson Neill
Creative Director

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Crain Communications

Rotating Art Program

I delivered five of my paintings to Crain Communications Detroit this morning for their rotating art program. These paintings will be on display until February 6, 2024. Thanks Amanda Koss for the invitation. If you happen to work there, please post a picture of your favorite and tag me. If you’d like to see them in person, message me and I’ll make the arrangements. Then maybe we can go have lunch after.


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Black & White

Opening, Artists Talk, & Awards Tonight!

Happy to be 1 of 65 artists using black and white to tell visual stories for this exhibition.

Join the artists and jurors at 6:30 pm on Thursday, Sept. 21, for a gallery talk.

Jurors Jennie Osman and Helen Kendall of the art department at University Liggett School will present awards and give one artist awarded Best of Show a solo show for the 2024-2025 Guest Artist Season in the Manoogian Gallery at University Liggett School.

The Black and White exhibition will be up through Friday, Nov. 10 at the War Memorial in Grosse Pointe Farms.

The link above gives you a preview of the show. However, art is always better in person. Hope to see you there.

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The 94th Michigan Contemporary Art Exhibition

Ben Jamin, 48” x 36”, acrylic on canvas, 3/28/19, © Steve Miller 2019
Ben Jamin, 48” x 36”, acrylic on canvas, 3/28/19, © Steve Miller 2019


Congratulations, again, for your acceptance into the 94th Michigan Contemporary Art Exhibition! This year marks 94 years of celebrating Michigan artists at the Muskegon Museum of Art and we are excited to continue the rich legacy of this exhibition with you and your artwork.

We hope you, your family, and your friends will join us for the Opening Reception and Artist Award Ceremony next Thursday, September 28 at 5 PM. A cash bar and snacks will be available.

Event Schedule:

Opening Reception (in the gallery): 5-6 PM

Artist Awards Ceremony (in the auditorium): 6-7 PM

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Royal Oak Art Walk

The first ever Royal Oak Art Walk is this Friday evening.

Thanks to the City of RO for this brand new annual event connecting the public with downtown businesses paired with local artists.

I’m thrilled that the Royal Oak Arts Commission has paired me, Steve Miller, to exhibit a several of my favorite paintings with painter and art teacher Lisa Spatola, and Royal Oak Artist Laurette and Poet Roberta Brown. We will be sharing our work with the public at the Atelier School of Art located at 407 East Fourth Street in Royal Oak. Fri. Aug. 11 from 5-8pm. Our paintings will be on display and for sale alongside the incredible work of the instructors and students of the Atelier. Also, Roberta will be presenting an ekphrastic poetry reading and writing workshop. 

Wine and beer and refreshments will be available. Scan the QR code on the image for a map, and put it in your calendar. 🎨
Hope to see you there.

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Small Packages 2023

Last Nail & Critters

Below are two artwork cigar boxes I’ve donated to the Small Packages silent art auction in support of @ferndalepride and @small_packages_show You may bid on them May 20th. Event info here. The single cigar box with the railroad spike I’m calling Last Nail, and the cubed box I’m calling Critters.

Hope to see you there.

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Worldwide Finalist

FACES 2023
International Juried PAINTING Exhibition

The artwork for this exhibition has been selected and voted on by three jurors based on the theme “close-up” faces of persons or animals, originality, quality of work and technical skill.   Learn more about the artist, inspiration behind the art and a link to their website by clicking on the images! Artist’s represented in this exhibition are from USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China, Germany, Spain, Israel, Bangladesh, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Romania, Turkey, Russia & Czech Republic.

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Our Town Art Show & Sale

Thrilled to say that three of my large landscape paintings have been juried by Barbara Heller and Grace Sera into the Birmingham Community House’s Our Town Art Show & Sale.

Here are the details:

OUR TOWN Opening Night Party: March 30, 2023, 6-9:00 p.m. (Juried Artists attend for free)

OUR TOWN Art Show & Sale: FREE ADMISSION on Friday, March 31 & Saturday, April 1, 2023 (10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. both days)

OUR TOWN Online Exhibit & Sale: March 31 – April 15, 2023

This all media and juried art show provides a forum for Michigan artists to display and sell their work. The Show includes paintings, pastels, sculptures, glassworks, fiber, photography, jewelry, and mixed media. Artists receive sixty-five percent of the proceeds from the sale of art, while thirty-five percent goes to the programs and services provided by The Community House, a non-profit organization serving people in the community for 100 years!

If you are interested in attending the opening night, here’s a link to purchase tickets. It’s a fundraising event for The Community House after all. If you’d like to learn more about the organization, here’s a link to that.

Reach out to me if you have any questions.

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Postcard Salon

What: A Postcard Salon is an exhibition where all artworks are the size of a postcard, 4 x 6 inches. Also, all artworks are for sale for only $30.

Where: The Muskegon Museum of Art

When: Exhibition runs from March 30 – April 21, 2023 | Reception is Thursday, April 20 | 5:30 PM (Sale starts at 6:30 PM)

If you happen to be in Muskegon during the reception then you’ll probably be able to grab your first Steve Miller, you savvy art collector you.

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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


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.