Fine Art with the Finest Collectors in Mind

Fine Art with the Finest Collectors in Mind

Current Exhibition

PAMELA SPIKA

Mixed Media Paintings

Pam’s passion and curiosity for painting have won her numerous awards at some of the best art shows and festivals. Pam is inspired by the movement and rhythm of patterns, bold, pleasing, vibrant colors, masterful contrasts and unpredictable asymmetry balanced by strategically placed lines. Pam believes art is an expression of creativity that should bring emotion to the mind, interest to the eye, engages the viewer and should stand strongly and independently on its own requiring no “artsy” explanation.

Pam has her own very distinct style using a blend of technical, geometric precision with contemporary, lively color incorporating a little bit of control and a little bit of chaos! Pam’s artistic technique involves a mixture of mediums where she draws her designs on paper or canvas. For some pieces, a collage of decorative papers is applied in the background. She then textures the surface to add depth and dimension. Once dry, she paints with acrylics and adds fine details with colored pencils, crayons and metal leafing.

STACEY UTECH

fused glass

The daughter of an architect, I’ve loved all aspects of design since I was big enough to sit at my dad’s drafting table. The gratification of seeing a vision come to fruition is so exciting!  I realized I wanted to be an interior designer. Seven years later I was beginning my education at K-State, and in 1987 I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design.

In 2008, I was introduced to a new passion… the art of fused glass. The ability to express myself through a ‘hands-on’ format is truly therapeutic for me, and in 2010 I started my art studio, CopperSnob  My fascination with Raku pottery lead to my early glass pieces being fabricated predominantly from highly textured, iridescent colors that, once fired, resembled Raku. The desire to try new things and stretch the limits has led me to incorporate bright colors, experiment with various techniques, and incorporate unusual mounts and display styles.

Art of the Week

VINCE FARNSWORTH

"THE FALL PALETTE"
20 x 30 archival pigment ink on satin canvas

The incredible colors of the Colorado fall are reflected in this Cimarron pond. The partly cloudy sky has created conditions that illuminate the hillside in the background while causing brilliant reflections in the shaded pond.  A wisp of wind disturbs the surface just enough to render the reflection in a very painterly way.  The intermittent rain stopped for just a minute, long enough to capture this unique scene.  Aspen, scrub oak, sage and evergreen combine to create the beautiful palette.

We make it easy to incorporate art into your everyday life through our digital presence.  Our “Art of the Week” series delivers an inspirational photo of a current work of art on exhibit straight to your inbox every Wednesday for a little way to pick you up in the middle of the week. Be sure to sign up for it HERE.

We know art is best experienced in person. Nothing can beat the emotional connection of seeing a piece of work in front of you. Adding art to your collection should not be based on photographs alone, and we invite you to visit Stephen Smith Gallery to connect more intimately with the striking work that you want to make yours.

Future Exhibitions

Stephen Smith Gallery is continually seeking diverse art to exhibit on a rotating schedule. We invite you to visit the Gallery and experience the varied art mediums so many talented artists bring to our welcoming, historic space.

Rolling Through 24x18
August 2019

COLIE RYAN of Philadelphia, PA
HEAVY OIL PAINTING

Fast Track
AUGUST 2019

CINDY MANRY OF TOPEKA, KS
MIXED MEDIA on canvas

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