Art informs life; Life informs art and Creativity.
Stephen Potter has been a metal sculptor in the Dallas, TX area for the past 15 years, glass sculptor for 8 years, and psychotherapist for over 40 years. He was Treasurer and Board member of Texas Sculpture Association from 2008-2015, and is currently Treasurer and Board member of Texas Jewish Arts Association. He has studied metal sculpture with Art Shirer, Ian Eisenmann, and Dan Sellers, clay sculpture with Debbie Ballard, and glass sculpture with Nan Phillips. In his professional life, he has also worked as an Instructor, Dept of Pediatrics, UT Health Science Center of Dallas, Richland College, and Adjunct Professor for UTA and UT Austin Schools of Social Work.
Stephen’s art has been influenced by Pablo Picasso, Alexander Calder, Joel Shapiro, and David Smith. His art reflects an ongoing fascination with, and optimism about, the people around him, and his background in clinical social work and psychotherapy informs his work. The writings of Carl Jung, Carl Rogers, and Fritz Perls about dreamwork and symbols have also been influential.
EDUCATION & TRAINING:
BS 1965, MSW 1967
Metal Sculpture – Art Shirer and Dan Sellers, Creative Arts Center; Ian Eisenmann, Brookhaven College; Scott Trent, Bill J Priest Institute
Clay Sculpture – Debbie Ballard, Creative Arts Center
Stone Sculpture – Carolanne Haggard, Creative Arts Center
Fused Glass – Nan Phillips
Brookhaven College – Photoshop and Illustration
2016 – Juried exhibition, Lampasas Assn For the Arts, Art in the Park, Lampasas, TX
2016 – Lakewood Conservatory of Fine Arts Two Man Show, Dallas, TX
2015 – Juried exhibition, Marble Falls Sculpture on Main, Marble Falls, TX
2015 – Sept-Oct Illumination – TSA Juried Small Works Exhibition, Dallas, TX
2015 – Aug TJAA Juried Show, Ft. Worth Community Arts Center, Ft.Worth TX
2015 - TJAA Annual Member Showcase, TVAA Gallery, Dallas, TX
2014 - TJAA Member Showcase, Ft. Worth Community Arts Center, Ft. Worth, TX
2014 – TSA Member Show, Mesquite Arts Center, Mesquite, TX
2014 – N. Dallas Studio Tour, Dallas, TX
2012 – TSA Member Show, Oak Cliff Cultural Center, Dallas, TX
2012 – TSA Juried Show, Grapevine Convention Center, Grapevine, TX
2011 – TSA Juried Exhibition, Art Center of Plano
2011 – TSA Membership Exhibition, Oak Cliff Cultural Center, Dallas, TX
2010 – Collaborage I – Eisemann Center for Performing Arts, Richardson, TX
2010 – Collaborage II – Synergy in Collaborative Art, PFamily Arts, Plano, TX
2009 – TSA juried show, HCG Gallery, Dallas, TX
2008 – TSA 25th Sculpture Anniversary Show
His art can be found on the Artists pages of Texas Sculpture Assn and Instagram under PSPSCULPT.He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org, or cell: 214.534.4223.
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