Stephanie Spay

Stephanie Spay
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Stephanie Spay is an award winning Indiana based oil painter with a constant passion for the figure and portrait, an enthusiasm for still life, and a fascination for landscape.  She was drawn to art at a very tender age and has been smitten with the relationship ever since.  As a teen, she placed in several drawing competitions in her high school.  She was awarded a scholarship her first year at John Herron School of Art, Indianapolis.  Upon graduation, she taught elementary art for a time

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About My Work:

I stagger between two realms when painting. I enjoy exploring the complexities of the human experience, yet I am often drawn to painting scenes of ordinary daily life. I endeavor to marry these two fascinations with unusual points of view and tricks of the light, challenging the viewer to engage a little longer before moving on.   Whether it be figurative or still life, my themes lie somewhere between candid moments in time and posed scenarios. I paint in a realist style with loose and fluid brushwork which allows me to play and invent, creating a tension between realism, magical realism, and abstraction.

 

http://www.stephaniespay.com

Affiliations:

I am a member of the Hoosier Salon, The Indiana Artists Club, The Portrait Society of America, and The Hamilton County Artists Association.

Awards:

EXHIBITION                 

 

2006

Group Exhibit Hoosier Salon

Indianapolis, IN

 

2007

Group Exhibit Columbia Club

Indianapolis, IN

 

2007

Solo Exhibit Artists Vineyard

Noblesville, IN

 

2018

Juried Exhibit

Figures of Speech

Anderson Museum of Art

Anderson, IN

 

2018

Juried Exhibit

Hoosier Salon 94th Annual Exhibition Indiana State Museum

Indianapolis, IN

 

2019

First Place in Oils

All Our Best Hamilton County Artist Association

juried

Birdie Gallery

Noblesville, IN

 

 2019

Third Place in Portraiture

Hoosier Salon 95th Annual Exhibition

juried

Indiana State Museum

Indianapolis, IN

 

2019

Best of Show                                        

Figures of Speech

juried

Anderson Museum of Art

Anderson, IN

 

2019

First Place                                        

Juried Exhibit

Open Space:  Art About the Land Minnetrista

Muncie, IN

                                                                                                                                                                                                

2019

Group Show

A Light Within Hoosier Salon

Second Presbyterian, McFarland Hall

Indianapolis, IN

 

2020

88th Annual Juried Exhibition of Indiana Artists

Online only due to Covid-19

Indianapolis, IN

 

2020

Best of Show

First Place in Oils

HCAA All Our Best Juried Exhibit

The Birdie Gallery

Noblesville, IN

 

2020

Outside Inside

featured artist exhibit

Art On Main

Carmel, IN

 

2020

Best of Show

1st Annual Fishers Arts Council Exhibit

juried

Fishers City Hall Art Gallery

Fishers, IN

 

2020

Merit Award

The Indiana Heritage Arts 2020 Exhibition and Sale

juried

Brown County Art Gallery

Nashville, IN

 

2020

Richmond Art Museum 122nd Annual Exhibition by Indiana and Ohio Artists

juried

RAM

Richmond, IN

 

2020

Ethereal Epiphany

juried

Curated by Didi Menendez and Sergio Gomez

33 Contemporary

Chicago, IL

 

2021

Music Man

juried online exhibit

curated by Alessandro Tomessetti

33 Contemporary

Chicago, IL

 

2021

Florals

juried online exhibition

curated by Elizabeth Barden

33 Contemporary

Chicago IL

 

2021

Vintage Portrait

juried online exhibit

curated by Didi Menendez

33 Contemporary

Chicago, IL

 

2021

First Place in Oils

All Our Best

Hamilton County Artists’ Association

The Birdie Gallery

Noblesville, IN

 

 

2021

43rd Indiana Heritage Arts Exhibition and Sale

juried

Brown County Art Gallery

Nashville, IN

 

2021

Merit Award

Indiana Artist Club Annual Members Exhibition

juried

Richmond Museum of Art

Richmond, Indiana

 

2021

Best of Show

The Hoosier Art Salon 97th Annual Exhibition

juried

Indiana State Museum

Indianapolis, Indiana

 

2021

Merit Award

RAM 123rd Annual Exhibition by Indiana and Ohio Artists

Juried

Richmond Art Museum

Richmond, IN

 

Publications

 

Fine Art Connoisseur

Go Figure

November/December 2020

 

iArtistas

Spring 2021

 

Guide Artists

October 2021

Fine Art Connoisseur

January 2022