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Sandy Stevenson

An artistic eye, a spiritual heart

About the Artist

BIOGRAPHY

Florida artist Sandy Stevenson in her studio

Stevenson crossed a threshold the day she took her first art lesson. “I knew without a doubt I would spend the rest of my life expressing my feelings and view of the world through art.” 

As an award winning artist, her work has appeared in invitational, international, national, and regional juried shows. HGTV’s "Look Who’s Coming to Decorate" featured two of her paintings.  Her most recent artistic undertaking is the writing of religious icons.

Stevenson has studied with a number of internationally known artists. Marietta Dantonio gave her that first life altering lesson. She has also studied with AMARIS of Mexico City, Karl J. Kuerner, III, and Eo Omwake. “I am indebted to each for giving me a prospective from which to view the world.”

A love of adventure and concern for the human condition led Stevenson from Creamery, a rural community in southeastern Pennsylvania, to New York City and a first career in Social Work. In the mid ‘90’s she spent year-long sojourns in Mexico City and Hong Kong from which she traveled throughout Mexico, Southeast Asia, and China. Some of her most compelling portraits were a result of the people she met along the way. She presently resides on a barrier island in Florida.

 

SELECTED AWARDS

Best of Show for After the Deluge, Expressions of Faith, Gallery at Grace, Wilmington, DE 
Juror's Description: “Competent technique and presentation…combine with sound artistic practice with emotional response to themes.”

First Place for The Path to Opportunity, Villanova University Gallery, Villanova, PA

Juror's Description: “A work that conveys a strong spirit of place.  Unusual color and composition suggest an extraordinary location where one might move easily into a spiritual place.”

Third Place for The Road to Passage, Community Arts Center 2003 Annual Members’ Exhibit, Wallingford, PA

Juror's Description: “The light and mystery are compelling”.

Honorable Mention for Surf’s Up, The Delaware Valley Art League, Radnor, PA

Juror's Description: “the luminosity in this little piece is just wonderful”.

HGTV’s “Look Who’s Coming to Decorate” featured two of the artist’s paintings.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

INVITATIONAL SHOWS

Immaculata University Art Show, Immaculata, PA
Chester County Art Association Gala, West Chester, PA
Habitat for Humanity Art Gala, Chester, PA
The Arc of Chester County, West Chester, PA
Karl Kuerner Student Alumni Show, Garnet Valley, PA

TWO/THREE PERSON SHOWS

Shades of Blue and Green, Tyme Gallery, Haverford, PA
Diverse Traditions Universal Vision, Gallery at Grace, Wilmington, DE
Seascapes, ArtWorks, Chestertown, MD

SOLO SHOWS

Southco Inc, Concordville, PA
DELCO Chamber of Commerce, Media, PA
Taylor Hospital, Ridley Park, PA
Saunders House, Lankenau Hospital, Wynnewood, PA

JURIED SHOWS 

Celebrating America, A.E. Backus Museum, Fort Pierce, FL 
Fine Art Small Works, Darby Gallery, Vero Beach, FL 
Expressions of Faith, Gallery at Grace, Wilmington, DE
80th Annual International Juried Show, Art Association of Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA
Inner Essence, Tyme Gallery, Havertown, PA
Pen Med Summer Show, Delaware Valley Art League, Radnor, PA
Color: Bold/Subtle, Chester County Art Association, West Chester, PA
The 2nd Biennial Regional Juried Exhibition, Rehoboth Art League, Rehoboth Beach, DE
The Bounty of Spring, National League of American Pen Women, Wilmington, DE
60th Mid-Atlantic Regional Art Exhibition, Maryland Art League, Baltimore, MD

MEMBERSHIPS

National League of American Pen Women, Inc.
Vero Beach Art Club
Art Mundo 


EDUCATION

Iconography workshops with Kathy Sievers, The Iconographic Arts Institute
Iconography Workshops with Father Richard Cannuli, Villanova University, PA 
Master Class with Douglas David 
The Barnes Foundation
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Delaware Art Museum
The Chadds Ford Academy of Fine Arts 
Darlington Arts Center
BA in Sociology, Muhlenberg College 
Masters Degree in Social Work, Columbia University 

BOOKS/ARTICLES

“Artists Speak: The Revelations of Contemporary Artists”, published by Friends of Artists Equity Trust in North America, 2012

CONTACT

For comments and information email the artist at sandystevensonart@gmail.com or call 484-844-1766.