Central Texas Photographer and Artist Stephen D. Steger (Tiny) lives and works in Temple, Texas while attending the University of Mary Hardin Baylor pursuing a bachelor’s degree in fine art with an all level teaching certificate. An Amateur Photographer since 1992, in 2015 he returned to school to pursue the arts after resigning from seventeen years of public service in law enforcement and corrections to care for his mother. In 2017, he established Neo Alchemy Arts to feature his artwork and to offer his services as a photographer. Mr. Steger's arts include photography, ceramics, drawing, painting, print making, sculpture, jewelry making, Inkle weaving, glassblowing, and brewing.
I delved into art a bit later in life than many. I tend to be eclectic, and with the various course requirements for an Art Degree, I have found so many artforms with which to express myself. I enjoy the ability to employ skills and techniques from different mediums while working in others! My work is mainly composed from a collection of thoughts, emotions, experiences, and other influences that "resonate within me."
So why "Neo Alchemy Arts"?
Neo for a new or revived form. Alchemy, the Medieval predecessor of Chemistry a science of mixture and reaction. Arts for the multiple disciplines and mediums of art from which I work. Simply "Neo Alchemy Arts" is me as an artist who likes to create new works of art from a mixture of influences and inspiration, through a variety of mediums.
2017 - Associate of Arts - Art - with Honors - Temple College
2017 - Present - University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Grants & Awards
2015 - 35th Central Texas Art Exhibition. Honorary Mention
2016 - 36th Central Texas Art Exhibition. Award of Excellence
2017 - Central Texas Art League Juried Member Show - First Place - Sculpture
Exhibitions & Shows
2015 - 35th Central Texas Art Exhibition
2016 - Temple College Student Art Exhibit
2016 - 36th Central Texas Art Exhibition
2017 - Cocktails & Canvas - Pignetti's Featured Artist
2017 - Temple College Student Art Exhibit
2017 - 2nd Annual Central Texas Art League Juried Member Show
2018 - UMHB Student Show
2019 - CAC Competition and Exhibition
2012 - Present - Society for Creative Anachronism
2017 - Present - Central Texas Art League
2017 - Present - Cultural Activities Center (Temple, TX)
2017 - Present - Professional Photographers of America
Service & Work
2016 - 2018 - Arts & Science Officer - Local Branch - SCA
2017 - Present - Neo Alchemy Arts - Owner, Artist, Photographer
2017 - 2018 - Publicity Committee - Central Texas Art League
2018 - Judge - Central Texas Youth Fair - Art Division
2019 - Present - President - Central Texas Art League
2019 - Present - Volunteer Photographer - Heart Gallery of Central Texas
2019 - Present - Free Lance Photographer - FME News Service