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Stacey D. Miller

‘Nearer companions’ star in show

March 17, 2016 - John Brandenburg, for The Oklahoman

‘Nearer companions’ star in show

"On Edge" by Stacey D. Miller [Photo provided]

NORMAN — Simple elements of nature lead to visually delightful results in Stacey D. Miller's monoprints at The Depot Gallery.

The Oklahoma City artist said “butterflies and tree frogs were nearer companions than video games” in her childhood.

She said the root of her creativity lies in the “observations and experiences” of nature that “subconsciously drive my work.”

A hummingbird flies “Up, Up, & Away!” past white balls and a yellow-green leaf, backlit by the red-orange sun, in one monoprint.

A winged insect or bee, taking nourishment from a flower, and a butterfly, are the “Ladies in Red,” in another mixed media monoprint.

Rich in color, too, is a print in which a bird flies away from us with a dragonfly, “Into the Red Horizon.”

A skull in the lower right-hand corner gives a more serious dimension to Miller's “Life Cycle,” nicely balancing a stalk of grain and a butterfly.

Dark green vegetation is nearly absorbed into the flat black background of a print in which a skull seems to look up at a moth and leafy foliage.

Winged insects fly above the ghostly husk of two flowers or weeds, while cupped hands hold soil, seeds and a plant, in her “Cultivate Anew.”

More gently humorous and playful is Miller's handling of frogs attached to the fingers of a hand in a “Tropical Paradise.”

The same may be said of prints of a frog “Hidden” by a leaf, one “Hanging By a Limb” and another watching insects while “Waiting on the Next Snack.”

A graduate of East Central University in Ada, Miller was press director at Artspace at Untitled before opening Kasum gallery in Oklahoma City with her husband in 2014.

A fine mix of detailed drawing with strong color and composition, the 14 prints in her show at the Norman train station are highly recommended.

— John Brandenburg, for The Oklahoman

News from The Paseo Arts District: The Print on Paseo! First Ever Juried Print Show

July 2, 2015 - Darla Shelden, City Sentinel

ThePrintOnPaseo

Staff Report

The Print on Paseo is the Paseo Arts Association’s first ever Juried Print Show.
Over 18 Artists and 28 works were selected by Juror Stacey D. Miller.

Printmakers from all over Oklahoma will be exhibiting all styles of printmaking for the month of July at Paseo Art Space (3022 Paseo, Oklahoma City, OK 73103).

The Print on Paseo will display all types of printmaking ranging from traditional style to contemporary. Through this exhibition, the Paseo Arts Association aims to represent and spotlight the depth and diversity of the work of Oklahoma printmakers.

Artists included in The Print on Paseo:

Nicki Albright, Annalisa Campbell, Gayle Curry, Leslie Dallam, Sarah Day-Short, Erin Dvorett, and Ariana Foote.

And … Tandy Horhol, Jann Jeffrey, Hailey Jones, Heather Morefield, Kimberly Nguyen, Danelle Sullivan, Julia Wells, BJ White, George Wilson, Betty Wood and Summer Zah.

As part of this month’s First Friday Gallery Walk in the Historic Paseo Arts District, awards will be given at 7 p.m. at the opening!

Beverages and snacks will be available! Opening is from (6-10 p.m.) TOMORROW (Friday July 3rd).

Juror Stacey D. Miller has her BFA from East Central University with a focus in ceramics, silversmithing and printmaking. She is the [Press] Director at Untitled, where she creates programming and helps develop the open printmaking facility, as well as co-owns Kasum Contemporary Fine Art.

The Paseo Arts Association honored Stacey as the 2011 Oklahoma Artist of the Year, and the PAA is so excited that she will be a juror for our First Friday show: The Print on Paseo!

Made in Oklahoma Art Exhibit is on display.

October 18, 2013 - Ardmorite

In a celebration of art in Oklahoma, the Goddard Center's current exhibit, Made in Oklahoma, coincides with the upcoming Oklahoma Arts Council Conference in Ardmore on Oct. 23-24. The exhibit features Oklahoma artists Jim Dodson Jr., Don Holladay and Stacey D. Miller, and 24 Works on Paper. A formal reception for the Oklahoma Arts Council, the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition and the artists will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday. Both the exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.


"This is an excellent time for these Oklahoma artists to have their work on display at the Goddard Center," said executive director Leila Lenore. "The OAC reception at the Goddard Center will give these artists the opportunity of having their work seen by some of the most influential people in the Oklahoma Arts industry today. Rarely do artists get such extensive exposure in one place."


Ardmore artist Jim Dodson Jr. is among the artists featured. He is a sculpture artist whose theme is "Old World meets New World" with a modernistic approach using recycled farm and agricultural equipment in his work. The materials include steel, bronze, copper, and titanium among others. Dodson's work ranges from tabletop to life sized (or monumental) and can be found in personal collections and airport entrances. The Goddard Art Galleries are open and free to public viewing during normal business hours.


The Goddard Center is located at 401 1st Ave. SW. Contact the business office at (580) 226-0909 for additional information. This exhibit is made possible in part by funding from the Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.



Alumni Exhibition at East Central University’s Pogue Art Gallery.”

July 1, 2013 - Stephen Kovash - Art Focus

Kovash, Stephen. “ Alumni Exhibition at East Central University’s Pogue Art Gallery.” Art Focus Vol. 28 No. 4 July/August 2013: pgs 12-13. 

“AMOA Biennial 600: Printmaking Opening Reception.”

May 22, 2013 - Amarillo Magazine

“AmoA Biennial 600: Printmaking Opening Reception.” Amarillo Magazine 22 May 2013 

See the group exhibit "Alphabet Soup" at Paseo Originals Art Gallery

February 20, 2013 - Daily Oklahoman

This month, Paseo Originals Art Gallery, 2920 Paseo, is hosting a kaleidoscopic exhibition of artwork by represented gallery artists that as a whole demonstrate an extreme diversity of style interest and artistic approach.

Headlining the event will be a jewelry trunk show for the new design collection by Norman artist Tomoaki Orikasa. Originally from Chiba, Japan, Orikasa works as a supervisor and mold maker at the Crucible Foundry in Norman.

Other visual artists featured in the show include Katherine Liontas Warren, Todd Jenkins, Chris Claussen, Stacey D. Miller, Roy Orr, Paul Pfrehm, Barbara Scott, Mary Bechtol, Jan Brieschke, Kate Rivers, Francene Levinson, Brett McDanel, Benjamin Soehnel, Pavel Wang Yu Tsai, John Byrne, Ron Fleming, Micheal Zecca, Wayne McKinzey, Michelle Himes McCrory, Jim Dodson Jr., LeRoy Schultz, Bob Adams, Joe Turk, Tom Wester and Morgan Robinson.

The exhibiting artists represent more than 20 different forms of media ranging from new media to precious metal. The exhibit will be on view through Feb. 27. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, go to www.paseooriginals.com.

City Artist's Paintings Soar At Show

November 8, 2012 - John Brandenburg - Daily Oklahoman

Hummingbirds are “The Flying Jewels,” handled as both surreal and natural phenomena, in a show of monotypes and paintings by Stacey D. Miller at Paseo Originals Art Gallery. The Oklahoma City artist offers viewers selections from her “Natural Impressions” and “Evanescence” series of monotypes, and a third “Bird-Brained Barbie” series of paintings.

 

 Rich yet subtle color and printmaking finesse combine with the nearly irresistible appeal of her avian subjects in the more realistic “Natural Impressions” series, which is in some ways the most memorable.

A Portrait Of Stacey D. Miller

January 6, 2012 - Mockingbird Media

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Stacey D. Miller Named Artist Of The Year

November 27, 2011 - Staff Writer - Daily Oklahoman

 • Dinner: The fifth annual Paseo Arts Awards banquet and ceremony was at the Oklahoma History Center and honored Michelle Junkin, Emerging Artist; Diane Coady, Volunteer Service Award; Annalisa Campbell, Michi Susan Award; Suzanne Tate and Patrick Riley, Lifetime Achievement Awards, and Stacey D. Miller, Artist of the Year. Joy Reed and John Belt received a surprise Visionary Award for their dedication and leadership in developing the Paseo Arts District.

 

 • On the program: Jo Wise, Karen Orr, Jane Sutter, Mime artists, and musical entertainment from “Something Implied.” Larry Bierman read a poem about art.

 

 • Tables: Colin Rosebrook, owner of Paseo Pottery, created a ceramic raku vase for each table which was filled with paper mache flowers made by the students of Edgemere Elementary School.

 

 • Guests: Sandy Martin, Jean and Larry Lucas, Peter Dolese, Kim Haywood, Chris Stinchcomb, Lindsay Houts, Patrick Lippman, Cynthia and Carol Archniaco, Allison Amick, Dr. Sherry Rowan, Liz Eickman, Kim Cooper-Hart, Cathy O’Conner, Suzanne Randall, Marc Barker, Kate Rivers, Claudia Wylie, Alan Atkinson, Ron Farrell, Romy Owens, Janet and John Brandenburg, Connie Herlihy and Cynthia Wolfe.

 

 • Planning committee: Joy Reed Belt, Jo Wise, Jane Sutter, Mary Hendricks, Amy Young.

Oklahoma native John-Paul Philippé returns for Exhibition

October 6, 2011 - Darla Shelden - The City Sentinel

His collection of works ranges from architectural and furniture design to murals, sculptures and handcrafted woodwork. Philippé designed a large sculptural piece that previewed at Balliet's in Oklahoma City, which will be on display at Untitled for the premier of the exhibition.