ROYAL OAK — Royal Oak artist Steve Miller recently received the Corinne Maillard Robinson Award and $250 for his submission to the 2019 Michigan Fine Arts Competition, which is held by the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center.By: Sarah Wojcik | Royal Oak Review | Published July 9, 2019
Gotta love Varnish Day!
Here’s an easy thing to do. Visit https://www.canvaspontiac.com/2019-handcraft and look at all the artwork submitted to this years handcrafted category of Canvas Pontiac. Click the heart on any entry you feel the love for. I hope you will select my painting Electric Pole as one of your favorite.
I believe this is a juried competition, but the first stage looks like it’s also a popularity contest. So, if you don’t mind sharing with your buds, I hope to see my painting on the side of a building in downtown Pontiac again this year.
Thanks for your support. – sm
The MFAC opening was really fun this past Friday. Thanks to everyone who came out to see the show. I was awarded the Corinne Maillard Robinson Award. What a great surprise. Thanks to the juror Jerald Melberg and the BBAC for this recognition.
Electric Utility Poles interest me for a few reasons.
- They’re ignored yet ubiquitous.
- They’re reminiscent of a crucifix yet come in many variations.
- They jettison up into the sky.
- I imagine invisible current running all around and through them.
This illustrates a new process for me. I started working a little differently by combining loose brushy abstract marks with figurative forms inspired from my snapshots around my neighborhood.
Here’s an animated .gif file of the different stages in the making of my new painting titled, Mental Fix. It was inspired by a strange happening under the viaduct on Normandy Rd next to Delemere Blvd. in Royal Oak.
Wonderful art news!
So very grateful to be selected not only to participate, but win Best of Show (2D fine art) in EC’s online exhibit ‘WARMTH’ with my painting ‘Rocky Climb‘.