Photo Courtesy of Christopher Winston

Bio
Central Texas Photographer and Artist Stephen D. Steger lives and works in Temple, Texas while attending the University of Mary Hardin Baylor pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Major in Art Education. 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. 
Artist Statement

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.

Education

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

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

 

Memberships

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 - Volunteer Photographer - Heart Gallery of Central Texas

2019 - Present - Free Lance Photographer - FME News Service

 

© 2018 by Stephen Steger