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Scratchboard: Casas Grande Fish Effigy. John Stermer Artist

Scratchboard And Ink: Works in Black And White

By Peggy Stermer-Cox | Jul 25, 2018

Scratchboard: A black ink surfaced cardboard with a white clay undercoat.  Used by artists. Among Favorite Works. Greetings! Some of my favorite works by the artist John Stermer (Dad) are his drawings on black and white scratchboard (also referred to as scraper-board).  Furthermore, I think it was just fun for him to create these pieces.   Scratchboard:  Additive & Subtractive Process. The approach is simple enough, that is to say just two values: black and white.  And, it is an interesting challenge to alternate shapes …

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Floral Painting: Daisy In Blue; Detail

Floral Painting, Optical Mixing &”Daisy In Blue” In Particular

By Peggy Stermer-Cox | May 19, 2018

Floral, in this case, the depicting of flowers in art.  Floral Color! Greetings!  Its springtime here and flowers are everywhere.  The blossom’s colors, bright or soft, give a sparkle to the landscape.  Roses, irises, and peonies shine in the neighbor’s yards.   The joy of flowers in spring had me thinking about Dad and his floral paintings.  So, I thought I would share with you my memories of John Stermer and “Daisies In Blue”.   Somewhat Wilted Flowers, Please. As I recall, Dad liked to …

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Special: Rose Theme II John Stermer Artist

“Rose Theme II”; About A Special Painting

By Peggy Stermer-Cox | Mar 27, 2018

When something is singular, memorable or remarkable, then it can be said to be special. In particular, the artist John Stermer felt that the painting Rose Theme II to have a special place in his development as a painter. Introduction & Purpose. Greetings!  A few days ago, I was corresponding with family members about the John Stermer painting Rose Theme II. We agreed that it is a special painting.  For example, the artist’s wife Lucianna Stermer, my Mom, recalled that the painting had earned an …

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Authentication: John Stermer Paintings

Authenticating John Stermer Paintings

By Peggy Stermer-Cox | Jan 14, 2018

Greetings. I would like to highlight one of the services we enjoy doing: authenticating a John Stermer painting. Background. To explain, from time to time a John Stermer painting passes to a new collector. This could be the result of sales through auctions, estates or person to person, for example.  Other times, people inherit a John Stermer painting through relatives . In any case, the new collector may want to know more about the painting, the artist and to make sure it is a John …

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Holiday Wishes

By Peggy Stermer-Cox | Dec 24, 2017

Thank you for your support and interest in the fine art of John Stermer. We hope that the new year is a good one for you and your family. And, we look forward to sharing more paintings and stories about John Stermer. Until next time, our warmest regards!  

The John Stermer Owl Painting

By Peggy Stermer-Cox | Nov 30, 2017

Greetings! I would like to share my recollections, and a bit of conjecture regarding the John Stermer painting titled “Hoot Owls”. Birds As Theme. This is one of the few paintings in the John Stermer body of work that includes birds as a subject.  The thunderbird of “Sioux Eagle” being one of the other paintings featuring birds.  In any case, I figure “Hoot Owls” had to be inspired by something special or particular. Friend of Ornithologist. Our Dad, John Stermer, was a friend of Dr. …

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John Stermer Painting: Sioux Eagle and the story about it.

Thunderbird: The Story About the Commission of the “Sioux Eagle”

By Peggy Stermer-Cox | Oct 20, 2017

Purpose. Greetings!  This essay is about the genesis of the painting “Sioux Eagle” by my father, artist John H. Stermer.  The subject of the painting, the sacred thunderbird, is an unusual one for my father.  I would like to tell you about on the clients who commissioned the painting.   Then I will tell you a story about the commission and in doing so, explain why I think this painting is unique among the John Stermer works The story I tell is based on my …

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Nancy Salem, Guest Speaker ARTFull Saturday, John Stermer Retrospective

By Peggy Stermer-Cox | Oct 4, 2017

Announcement. Greetings!  We are pleased to announce that Ms. Nancy Salem is our John Stermer Retrospective Artist Insight guest speaker for “ARTFull Saturday” at The Gallery ABQ. Invitation. You are invited to join us this for “ARTFull Saturday” on the 21st of October from 1 to 4 pm.  The Gallery ABQ location is 8210 Menaul Blvd NE, in the Hoffmantown Shopping Center. Nancy will speak at 2pm and her topic of discussion is “Investing In Art”. About Ms. Salem. Ms. Salem has worked in the …

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Julia Mandeville, Special Guest Speaker

Julia Mandeville ARTScrawl Guest Speaker, John Stermer Retrospective

By Peggy Stermer-Cox | Sep 27, 2017

ARTScrawl Details & Timings. Greetings!  We are pleased to announce that Ms. Julia Mandeville will be our ARTScrawl Friday special guest speaker during the John Stermer Retrospective at The Gallery ABQ (8210 Menaul NE, Albuquerque NM; Hoffmantown Center). ARTScrawl Friday is from 5 to 8 pm on Friday, October 6th..  Ms. Mandeville will speak at 6pm. Ms. Mandeville is Chief Programs Officer for The Harwood Arts Center.  Her  topic of discussion will be the local Albuquerque arts community as well as the “how and why” …

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John Stermer Giclee

First Ever Paintings Released As Giclee Reproductions

By Peggy Stermer-Cox | Sep 23, 2017

Announcing New Giclees. Greetings!  For the first time ever, the John Stermer Estate will release four images as giclee prints during the upcoming retrospective exhibition, October 2017 at The Gallery ABQ. The Giclees. This first edition features four images: Gladiola, giclee $325 Sandia Peak Juniper, giclee $325 Sioux Eagle, giclee $400 Bulldogger, giclee $425 Two prints of each image are available at Retrospective. Carr Imaging of Albuquerque NM scanned the paintings and created the giclees. The Details. Each giclee is gallery-wrapped canvas and ready to …

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