STEPHEN CALHOUN #experimental #outsider #cleveland #photographer #generative #artist and image auteur!

Four Noble Truths In a Nutshell - Stephen Calhoun  

September 21:2018
To celebrate International Peace Day, Manhattan International Arts (NYC) and Healing Power of put together a juried online exhibition of fifty artists from around the world. The Artists For World Peace Exhibition includes my artwork from 2017, Four Noble Truths In a Nutshell.


Everyday Ascent #2 - Stephen Calhoun  

July 26: 2018
Everyday Ascent #1 (2017,) a mixed process photograph, has been juried into My Treasures Are Within: 12th Annual Ohio Online Visual Artist Registry (OOVAR) Juried Exhibition–to be held at the Columbus Metropolitan Main Library, 96 South Grant Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215 from November 29 through January 12, 2019. This honor has been accorded to my artwork for the third year in a row by various jurors for this statewide show.



July 26: 2018
The group show Here and Now: Four Mindful Art Practices includes artworks by Lainard Bush, Eva Volf, Kathy Skerritt, and myself. The exhibit runs from July 26-August 18, the gallery at The Beachwood Community Center. I’m honored to be showing at one of the regions crispest galleries. Thank you Susan Merdler, gallery director. (photo:Knysna Blue Welcome)


The Background of a Habit - Stephen Calhoun   July 20: 2018
The Background of a Habit (2015) has been provided to The Church of Art, an element of the 2018 edition of Rooms to Let, July 28/29, Slavic Village, Cleveland.
    July 13: 2018
In response to an open call, I have provided an artwork not seen before now in Cleveland, Wired Mandala, to the WE CAN Exhibit at The Doubting Thomas, in Tremont, Cleveland, Ohio.
MAndalas by Stephen Calhoun   March 2: 2018
Cleveland artist Kathy Skerritt hosted a pop-up exhibit of my artwork in her studio in the Waterloo Arts District Cleveland. This led to lots of rewarding interactions. Twenty artworks were installed in one of her studio’s room and in the hallway behind the prominent gallery, Article. I was delighted to showcase large artworks from 2015 and mandalas from 2017, giving people a chance to see pieces up close for the first time.
    January 1: 2018
Blue Baraka (2017)) was selected to appear in Academy Graphic Communications 2018 desk calendar.  It is showcased on the facing page to week eleven. 
    November 15: 2017
The Experiential Learning Community of Practice (IEL) has accepted my proposal for a presentation at next year’s annual conference. Creative Choices, Intuitive Realizations- An Interactive Exploration and Inquiry is the title and it will be presented June 23, 2018. I last presented in 2016. (I’m also an independent researcher in the field of experiential and transformative learning in adult development.)
artist Cleveland photographer Stephen Calhoun   October 9: 2017
This semester at DePaul University, professor Lin Bathsheva Kahn asked her dance students to create dances inspired by their experience with my art work, Sonny Sharrock In Heaven
    August 23: 2017
Wired Mandala, a photographic mixed process piece printed to 34″ laser cut aluminum circle, has been juried and accepted into the Ohio Arts Council’s annual OOVAR Exhibit. The exhibit–what I call the ‘state show’–runs from November 24 to January 6, 2018 at the main library, Columbus Public Library, in the Carnegie Building.
    August 14: 2017 At the invitation of gallerist/curator Mary Urbas, I have submitted two art works to be exhibited at the annual Skull & Skeleton Show at The Gallery at Lakeland, Lakeland Community College, Kirtland, Ohio. The show runs September 21-October 26, 2017.
  June 2: 2017
A photographic self-portrait guest conducted by Roger Talbott, has been included in Liz Maugan’s collective piece, The Artists’ Trust. This artwork is featured in MOCA Cleveland‘s regional group exhibit, Constant As the SunThe Artist’s Trust brings together around four hundred 8 1/2 x 11 self-portraits of local working artists. The open call for contributions apparently has ended up as one of the largest assemblies of portraits of a creative community installed in one place.
    May 11: 2017
Explosive Ideas and Namita’s Twenty-Twins were both accepted into The 8th Annual May Show at Lakeland Juried Art Exhibition at The Gallery at Lakeland. (The gallery is on the campus of Lakeland Community College in Kirtland, Ohio.) The exhibit runs from May 18-July 14. Dr. Louis A. Zona, Executive Director/Chief Curator at the museum of the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown is this year’s juror.
    May 1: 2017
Angelic Blues (2015) has been accepted into the 2017 Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition that takes place from June 2 to July 21, 2017 in the Collingwood neighborhood of Cleveland. I submitted an 18×12 proof printed to acrylic because of the exhibit’s dimensional parameter. The one-of edition is 40×28″.
    April 10:2017
Oh Good Party, a private fine art concierge/advisory based in Toronto and Shanghai, invited me to submit artworks for the consideration of their members at the end of last year. An interview was conducted in March, and it can be read on their web site.
    March 1:2017
Art Valero, founder of emergART, invited me to submit a small portfolio of artworks to be evaluated for inclusion his curated virtual gallery. Check out the introductory video to get an idea of what his cutting edge concept of a curated virtual gallery is all about.

(update: December 1, 2017 – my portfolio of artworks joins the roster of international artists of emergART.)
    October 14 :2016
Photographs Kabuki Warrior (2014) and Welcome to the Mardi Gras (proof-2014) have been installed in the 22nd Annual Peoples’ Art Show at the Galleries at Cleveland State University. The exhibit opens October 28.
    October 6:2016
Confucian Feminine Conduction #1 has been selected to be exhibited at the 10th Annual Ohio Online Visual Artist Registry Juried Exhibition. It will be held at the Columbus Metropolitan Main Library November 3, 2016 through January 7, 2017 at the main library downtown in Columbus, Ohio.
Stephen Calhoun one man exhibit   May 6:2016
Gallerists Deba Gray and Serena Harrigan, owners of Gray’s Auctioneers,  have installed and will present for the next year an exhibit of fifteen pieces in their sun-filled main gallery. Ms. Gray discovered my artwork in 2014.