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C&G News Art Explored

My painting ‘Ben Jamin’ is a part of Royal Oak’s Art Explored public art program, and C&G News wrote an article about it. Here’s a link to that article.

https://www.candgnews.com/news/new-batch-of-artwork-on-display-in-downtown-royal-oak-114664

“Ben Jamin,” is located on the Center Street parking deck, 300 S. Center St.

By: Sarah Wojcik | Royal Oak Review | Published August 27, 2019

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7 New Public Art Installations You Can Find In Royal Oak

https://patch.com/michigan/royaloak/7-new-public-art-installations-you-can-find-royal-oak

Here’s your guide to the new public art around downtown Royal Oak.

By Jessica Strachan, Patch Staff
Aug 20, 2019 12:03 pm ET | Updated Aug 20, 2019 12:46 pm ET

Ben Jamin by Steve Miller is located on the Center Street Parking Deck at 300 South Center Street.

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Royal Oak artist receives award for ‘Stasis Hiatus’

Steve Miller receives Corinne Maillard Robinson Award at the BBAC
Stasis Hiatus at the BBAC

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

Source: Royal Oak artist receives award for ‘Stasis Hiatus’

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varnishing Video

Varnish Day

Gotta love Varnish Day!

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Art News

Canvas Pontiac 2019

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

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Art News

Opening Recognition

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.

  • MFAC Opening Evening
  • Gallerist and Juror Jerald Melberg
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Art News

Preview the 2019 Michigan Fine Art’s Competition

Preview the show here: 38th MFAC. This years juror is Jerlald Melberg.

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE OPENING RECEPTION – FRI, JUN 21, 6-8PM. All free & open to the public.

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Art News

Art Opening Friday

Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center’s

38th Michigan Fine Arts Competition

Meet me at the opening this Friday the 22nd, 6pm-8pm | Awards presented around 7pm.

Artwork selected from the surrounding five state region. My selected artwork:

Stasis Hiatus

The Making of Stasis Hiatus

I hope to see you there.

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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

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process animation

Zap Zap

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.

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Mental Fix

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.

Mental Fix, 16 x 20, acrylic on wood panel, started 4/2/19, completed 4/13/19, © Steve Miller 2019

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Me and Tiff (re-shot)

I asked Larry at Fine Art Printing to reshoot these portrait paintings of Tiff and I, because my shots didn’t accurately represent the originals. As you can see below, the new shots are much better.

Thanks a bunch Larry & Tim. Glad to have your help.