BBAC’s 38th MFAC

Yay! My painting “Stasis Hiatus” was accepted for the BBAC’s 38th annual, 2019 Michigan Fine Arts Competition.

This will be my fourth time participating in this 5-state regional competition. Come to the opening, and see all the amazing work selected by this years Juror Jerald Melberg.

I hope to see you there.

Exhibition Opens — Fri., Jun. 21; Reception 6-8pm – Awards Presentation around 7pm

Exhibition Closes — Thurs., Aug 22, 5pm

BBAC Gallery Summer Hours
Mon.-Sat., 9am-5pm

1516 S. Cranbrook, Birmingham, MI 48009


Live Painting Demo

Cruise into Pontiac tonight and tomorrow for a live painting demo.

As a participant in Pontiac’s Art on Wheels Festival, and on the heels of winning first place in Canvas Pontiac’s Art Competition, I will be fabricating a new landscape, painting live and open to the public inside the Alley Cat Cafe, located on the corner of N. Saginaw and W. Lawrence St., in downtown Pontiac, MI.

I will begin the painting Friday night (8/17/18) from 6-9pm, and hopefully complete the work tomorrow (8/18/18) during the busy Dream Cruise afternoon.

During the live art demo, limited edition prints of “Trail Dreams” will be available for $300, credit cards accepted. Also, I have six recent artworks you may enjoy exploring throughout the cafe.

I believe there will be lots of activity with street musicians, multiple artists and craftspeople, and food trucks serving the public, so it should be very interesting to see what that environment inspires in my work. Hope to see you there.
For all of you unable to make the event, I’ll try to post some of the action on my facebook page or instagram Acct. So like or follow me if you haven’t already, to stay in touch, and, Thanks.

Here’s a writeup about the Festival in the Oakland Press.


Canvas Pontiac – 1st Place

As an independent artist, I am very grateful to have received a first place award from the Canvas Pontiac art competition for my painting Trail Dreams.

The judges responded by saying, "from weaving paths through the forrest, with trees that change in and out of focus, a river that leans diagonally to the left, it's perfectly positioned in the pocket part, and really captures your imagination."

With this recognition, and prize money, I will continue painting large scale imaginary landscapes that give viewers new places to explore and enjoy.

I'm thankful for the opportunity to have this painting seen by so many people through this program. My 8'x10' banner will continue to hang on the side of the building located at 35 N. Saginaw, downtown Pontiac, MI., for a full year.

Thank you for your interest and support.

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Art Opening Today

Grosse Pointe Art Assoc. 79th Members Show. The opening is today from 2-4pm at the War Memorial. Hope to see you there, although I’ll be late, coming from my daughters gymnastics meet. Happy Sunday, stay dry.

Unexpected Expedition hanging in the 79th GPAA members show at the War Memorial in Grosse Pointe.

 


Grosse Pointe Peepers!

THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON!

Come to the Grosse Pointe War Memorial. The 79th GPAA Members Show. 2-4pm.

GPAA SHOW POSTCARD

I’m lucky to have two pieces in this show. Thank you GPAA.

An acrylic landscape painting by Steve Miller of a floating island with bigtop stripes, a catfish dragon swimming, clouds floating, a bird peeking, and a volcano popping.
Unexpected Expedition, 60 x 40, acrylic on canvas, © Steve Miller 2017

Acrylic landscape painting by Steve Miller of a bluff overlooking a beach, a plateau, a ball, and a small building on a hill.
Just Bluffing, 36″x24″, acrylic on canvas, © Steve Miller 2017

Unexpected Expedition hanging in the 79th GPAA members show at the War Memorial in Grosse Pointe.


GPAA 79th Annual Members’ Show

 

6:30 – 8 p.m., Thursday, May 11, Art Studio, The War Memorial

TECHNOLOGY in ART with Steve Miller and Ned Devine
Their theme for the evening: Digital technology is as much a part of contemporary art as it is a part of our daily lives. It affects the way we see and interact with the world, as well as how artists respond to it. The influence is so broad that we are now in a post analogue art world. Not to say that painting, sculpture, and photography are dead; on the contrary, they are augmented, just like our reality. Technology interacts with the arts in so many ways. Artists use digital components in research, creation, dispersion, cooperation and collaboration, just to name a few. Digital technologies in the arts have shrunken our physical world while expanding our conceptual capabilities, creating new conversations and expressions about how we view and create art.

 

There is no charge and everyone is welcome. Please register to let us know you are coming:

http://grossepointeartcenter.org/events/events-schedule/#!event-list


Technology in Art

Grosse Pointe Artist Association has asked me to lead a discussion about technology in art with it’s members. I’m not sure I’m completely qualified to lead this discussion, but what the hell, so I’ve asked my friend and fellow artist, and high school art teacher Ned Devine to join me in the presentation and discussion. Here’s our concept:

Digital technology is as much a part of contemporary art as it is a part of our daily lives. It affects the way we see and interact with the world, as well as how artists respond to it. The influence is so broad that we are now in a post analogue art world. Not to say that painting, sculpture, and photography are dead; on the contrary, they are augmented, just like our reality. Technology interacts with the arts in so many ways. Artists use digital components in research, creation, dispersion, cooperation and collaboration, just to name a few. Digital technologies in the arts have shrunken our physical world while expanding our conceptual capabilities, creating new conversations and expressions about how we view and create art.

 

The presentation and discussion will take place Thursday, May 11, in the Art Studio, at The War Memorial, Grosse Pointe, MI.

Please let me know if you are interested in participating in this discussion.


79th Annual Members Show

Just Bluffing,” and “Unexpected Expedition” have been accepted into the Grosse Pointe Art Association’s members show. If you’d like to see these paintings in person, along with several works by other talented humans, here are the details. The show is located at the War Memorial in Grosse Pointe, MI. The exhibition dates are from May 8 – June 12. The reception is from 2 – 4 pm, Sunday, May 21. I will be late to the reception because my daughters have a gymnastics meet. So if you’d like to chat, I’ll be there around three.

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Joy & Wonder GPAA

My painting Improv Song was selected to be included in the Grosse Pointe Artists Association’s Holiday exhibition “Joy & Wonder” which opens Tuesday, Dec. 13th, 6:30 – 8 p.m., at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial.

Members of the Grosse Pointe South Choir will entertain.

I am asking $900 for Improv Song. If you’re interested in purchasing it, but can’t make the opening, let me know.


Group Exhibition Opening Oct. 12

Acrylic landscape painting by Steve Miller of a sad girl daydreaming by the pool when someone makes a splash in the foreground.
Under The Bison Moon, 16×20″, acrylic on GessoBoard, 2016

OPENING RECEPTION/Our Rivers, Our Lakes/fine art
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016
6:30 – 9 p.m.
Boll House (SOC headquarters) 158 Ridge Rd., Grosse Pointe Farms

“Under The Bison Moon” (shown above), “Rainbow Fish Rowboat Waterfall Portal”, and “Fat Man Little Boat” are paintings included in this group exhibition in Grosse Pointe Farms which celebrates our rivers and lakes.

I hope to see you there. It’s free and open to the public, but registrations would be appreciated.


2nd Annual ART BATTLE for KIDS!

LAST YEAR WE RAISED CLOSE TO $800 for Royal Oak Animal Shelter and our goal this year will be to break $1000

Brody, Jude, Miles, Lily, Tarian & Prenity invite you to participate in the 2nd Annual ART BATTLE for KIDS!

Download the ART ENTRY FORM and start making your art now! Each ART ENTRY requires it’s own ART ENTRY FORM and the fee of $10/entry.

We will have food, drinks and prizes for this judged ART BATTLE!!! Also a very special guest DJ!

Spread the word and get started on your ART ENTRY now!

there will be a drop off on Thursday 5/23 4pm – 8pm