August 16, 2018 6-8pm | Steven Walker Artist reception

Date / Time: August 16, 2018  6-8pm

Venue: The Loft Coworking Space – 152 E Main St, Harbor Springs, MI 49740

Steven Walker photoPlease join us for an opening reception for resident artist Steven Walker to be held on Thursday, August 16th at The Loft in downtown Harbor Springs. This reception is in partnership with Harbor Inc.

Steven Walker was born in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and raised in Richmond, Virginia he discovered his love for art at a very early age. With little interest in anything else, Steven took the next big step towards his pursuit of a career in art when he earned his bachelor’s degree in fine arts at Virginia Commonwealth University. He would later earn his masters in fine arts from Marywood University, where he also met his wife/ fellow artist Evelyn.

Instant success was not in the cards as Steven continued showing at a string of coffee shops, libraries, and other businesses. Eventually, his hard work paid off with a few local awards that soon caught the attention of two gallery owners. Since his venture into gallery life, his landscapes have been well received by collectors as his paintings are part of several private collections such as Airstream Inc., Hilton Hotels, the Boy Scouts of America, Dominion Resources, Virginia State Department, the National Parks Service, the Columbus Convention Center, and the United States Air Force.

Since going full time as an artist in 2008, Steven has been included in several local and national juried competitions including the Richeson 75 Landscape Competition, Plein Air Salon, the International Salon Competition, the Oil Painters of America Salon and the Art Renewal Center. Steven also had the privilege of being a part of a statewide traveling exhibition with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Steven’s work will be on display soon at the Crooked Tree Arts Center, Traverse City location, as part of the Oil Painters of America Exhibition.  The juried exhibition includes over 200 pieces by many of the top oil painters working today and is presented exclusively by CTAC-TC from June 23 – September 1, 2018.

Steven currently resides in Hahira, Georgia where he continues to work hard on the advancement of his career, with the assistance of his lovely wife Evelyn and studio assistant/daughter Poppy. Currently, his work is represented in Kentucky, Ohio, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, Oklahoma and Washington, D.C.

To learn more about Steven please see his website at stevenwalkerstudios.com