We are happy to say that Dorothy, John Stermer’s daughter and estate manager, will be one of the presenters at the New Mexico History Conference this weekend, March 30th through April 1st. Hosted by the Historical Society of New Mexico, the conference will be in Silver City, NM which, coincidentally, was where John Stermer and his family lived the last 20 years of his life.
We would like to extend a huge thank you to the Historical Society of New Mexico and Susan Berry, Board Member, for inviting us to be one of their presenters at this year’s conference. We are honored and thrilled to participate.
Northeast Meets Southwest.
The title of Dorothy Stermer’s presentation is as seen above: “Northeast Meets Southwest”. The presentation will be one of three given about 20th Century New Mexico artists on Friday morning (March 31st). A synopsis of the presentation is as follows:
“Northeast Meets Southwest”. John H. Stermer was an abstract figurative artist who fell in love with New Mexico, and particularly Grant County, where he flourished as a painter, instructor, and leader. Born, raised and trained in New York State, this presentation explores how the people, culture and landscape of the Southwest influenced his art. Dorothy Stermer is one of John Stermer’s daughters and manages the John Stermer Estate and John Stermer Fine Art, LLC. A life long New Mexican, Dorothy had a successful career at Sandia Laboratory in Albuquerque, NM.
As an aside, it was easy to decide what to talk about when invited to participate in the conference. The southwest, and specifically New Mexico, had a profound influence on the evolution of John Stermer’s art and life. He was a New Yorker and North-easterner who embraced and grew to love New Mexico and the Southwest.
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