Photo Courtesy of Christopher Winston
Stephen D. Steger lives and works in Central Texas. Recently graduated summa cum laude from the University of Mary Hardin Baylor with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Major in Art Education Stephen has added the title of Art Teacher alongside that of Artist and Photographer, having begun his new career at a local high school.
An amateur photographer since 1992, he returned to school to pursue the arts in 2015. Previously he had made a career in Law Enforcement and Corrections spanning seventeen years from which he resigned to care for his mother.
In 2017, he established Neo Alchemy Arts to feature and sell his artwork and to offer his services as a photographer. Mr. Steger's arts include photography, ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, jewelry making, Inkle weaving, glassblowing, and brewing.
I delved into art a bit later in life than many. My interest tends to vary and with the various course requirements for a Fine Arts Degree, I have found so many art mediums 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 of a collection of thoughts, emotions, experiences, and other influences that "resonate within me."
So why the name "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 and through a variety of mediums.
2017 - Associate of Arts - Studio Art - Temple College
2020 - Bachelor of Fine Arts - Art Education -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
2020 - Selected for Digital Showcase GuruShots "Memorable Portraits" Exhibition, Matca Space for Photography, Hanoi. Vietnam
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
2018 - Present - First Fridays with Artist-2-Artist Showcase
2019 - CAC Competition and Exhibition
2020 - UMHB Spring Senior Exhibition
2020 - GuruShots "Memorable Portraits" Exhibition, Matca Space for Photography, Hanoi. Vietnam
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 - 2020 - Judge - Central Texas Youth Fair - Art Division
2019 - Present - President - Central Texas Art League
2019 - Present - Free Lance Photographer - FME News Service