106th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition

Unexpected Garden has been accepted to the Scarab Club’s Gold Medal Exhibition!

I’m very excited to have this painting selected by juror Mario Moore to be included in this group exhibition. The Scarab Club was founded by a group of artists in 1907. It has a rich history, for which I’d love to be a part of, starting with this exhibit.

Follow the link to read more about the artist/painter Mario Moore and the tradition of the Gold Medal Exhibit. Hope to see you at the opening.


Pagan Landscapes

Saturday, November 16th, 4-9pm, Art Exhibit, @ Pagan Pathways Temple, 28736 John R., Madison Heights, MI


Pagan Landscapes

This is a one day art show that features the art of Mark Barrera, Jonathon Bowen, Steven Gamburd, Dominique Alisha Luchow and Steve Miller.
The five artists display new work on canvas depicting the natural world’s elusive aspects, either outside our windows or viewed by our mind’s eye. DJ Candle-Ends will be providing an atmospheric soundscape.
JOIN US!
This is a NO Cover event. Snacks and beverages provided.About the Venue

dateSaturday, November 16, 2019 at 4 PM – 9 PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/564578324287375/?active_tab=about


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’


Varnish Day

Gotta love Varnish Day!


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


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

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.


‘Rocky Climb’ Best of Show

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‘.

Embrace Creatives YouTube channel: slide show of online exhibition titled Warmth.