New Hope, PA, June 17, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Steve Messenger was born in Maryland and began drawing at age three. In high school Steve began receiving commission work and gained admission to the Maryland Institute College of Art.
After attending his first year, Steve left art school to work as a road groom for the Korean Olympic show jumping team. After sixteen months on the road Steve took a job at Gates Head Farm in Solebury, PA. and began looking and appreciating art in New Hope and Lambertville.
In 1999 Steve left the horse show world in order to apply to the University of The Arts in Philadelphia and began classes that fall, earning his BFA degree in 2001.
Steve may have left work in the horse show world, but not the horses. He began to photograph horses as well as, a three day event rider, and his girlfriend Amy. The artist saw in his most radical photos a way to explore new ideas in contemporary realism using a traditional Bucks County subject.
Steve has exhibited work at the Phillips’ Mill juried annual show as well as most shows of note in the area including: Riverbank Arts, Hick’s Art Center, Windy Bush Gallery, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Hrefna Jonsdottir Gallery, Cheltenham Art Center, Prallsville Mill Arts Bridge, Mixed Media, Sally French Gallery, Swan Gallery, 77th Annual Phillips Mill Show, Mixed Media Drawing Show.
1999 Philadelphia Watercolor Club - award in acrylic
2001 Miriam Lewis Scholarship
2004 Honorable Mention - Cheltenham Arts Center
2005 Best in Show, Mixed Media - Doylestown
2005 Best in Painting - Cheltenham Arts Center
2006 Honorable Mention, Mixed Media - Doylestown
Howard Gallery of Fine Art & Custom Frame Shop is located at 77 W. Bridge Street New Hope, PA. Free off street parking makes it convenient to shop or browse. Hours are from 10am - 5pm Tuesday through Saturday & 12 - 5pm Sunday or by appointment.
Many more original paintings and sculpture by more than 30 artists can be seen in their eight room, two story gallery or on their web site www.howard-gallery.com. For additional information about any of the artwork contact Howard Cooperman: (215) 862-5272 or email - email@example.com