The Artistry of

Margaret Stermer-Cox

 

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Art Show!

 Peggy is the solo artist at the Rogue Valley Manor in Medford.  On display and available for purchase will be many of her works.

And we invite one and all to join us at the art show!

When:

July 1st – July 31st

Where:

Rogue Valley Manor

The Skyline Plaza

1200 Mira Mar Ave.

Medford OR

Watercolors

Recent Works

Mixed Media

Ms. Kitty Collection

Colored Pencil

Toy Pony Collection

Acrylics

"Old School, New School", watercolor by Margaret Stermer-Cox, WSO Spring Aqueous Exhibition Fourth Place Award

WSO Award for Painting “Old School, New School”

Honored

Greetings!  I’m pleased to say that my painting “Old School, New School” earned the Fourth Place “High Desert Region Award in the Watercolor Society of Oregon’s (WSO) Spring Aqueous Media Exhibition.  Artist Ms. Gale Webb was juror. (more…)

"Old School, New School", watercolor by Margaret Stermer-Cox, WSO Spring Aqueous Exhibition Fourth Place Award

“Old School, New School”, Watercolor in WSO Show

Juried In

I am pleased to say that my watercolor painting “Old School, New School” has been accepted into this spring’s Watercolor Society of Oregon (WSO) Aqueous Media Exhibition.  Artist Ms. Gale Webb, AWS/NWS served as juror. (more…)

Hang Up & Pet Me, Rogue Valley Biennial

Juried Into Rogue Valley Biennial

Good news!  My watercolor painting “Hang Up and Pet Me” will be showing in the Rogue Valley Biennial! (more…)

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Artist Biography

234 - Torsten on Bass, $650 (Watercolor, 14" x 22")

“Torsten on Bass”

 In 2002, I began working as a watercolor painter after retiring from a career in the United States Army. However, my art training started as a child. As a daughter of New Mexico artist John H. Stermer, I grew up seeing and studying paintings every day. My father taught me through his work. His influence is seen in my use of color and line in my paintings.

My art studies have been self-guided. I use books, community classes and workshops as my teachers. Instructors include watercolor artists Frank Webb, Barbara Nechis, and Caroline Buchanan. One of my best learning experiences has been when I taught watercolor painting in my local community of Ocean Shores, WA. My current residence is Talent, Oregon.

I have shown my works in galleries, juried, group and solo shows in Washington, Oregon, Montana and New Mexico. My paintings are in private collections in the west, New York and Norway.

I am a signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society and Montana Watercolor Society; a juried member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon; and an associate member of the National Watercolor Society. I have served as a show juror; I volunteered as gallery and show curator. In 2011, I served on the Northwest Watercolor Society board as Awards Chair.

 Artist Statement

I begin my paintings with an idea. My subject is what I see, remember or imagine. I draw lines and shapes, looking for rhythm and feeling. I build the painting by layering color after color. My color sense is a reflection of my childhood in New Mexico fused with colors of my home in the Northwest. My goal is to go beyond the surface to find joy, wonder and a little bit of mystery. Then, I add a line, drip, dot or splash to remind myself it’s a painting!

Galleries

212 - Café, Espresso and Daisy, $650 (Watercolor and Acrylic, 13" x 22")

“Café, Espresso and Daisy”

2013 – 2014: Art and Soul Gallery
2011 – 2012: Mermaid Cove, Ocean Shores, WA
2010 – 2011: Artist Showcase Gallery, Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA
2008: Shearwater Gallery, Seaside, OR
2007: Land’s End Gallery, Ocean Shores, WA
2006: The Muse Gallery, Ocean Shores, WA
2005 – 2006: Pacific Arts Studio, Pacific Beach, WA
2003 – 2004: 369Up Gallery, Ashland, OR

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Exhibits and Publications

Exhibits:

2015 Boulevard Coffee, Ashland OR
2011 Mermaid Cove, Ocean Shores, WA
2010 – 2011 The Book Hut, Ocean Shores, WA
2006 – 2007 Coldwell Banker Building, Ocean Shores, WA
2006 Caffé Amici, Ocean Shores, WA
2006 Clyde & Sylvia’s Frame’s and Things, Aberdeen, WA
2005 Colored Pencil Society, Members Show, Bothell, WA
2005 Stermer Family Art Show, Silver City, NM
2004 Pangea Restaurant, Ashland, OR
2003 – 2004 Grey Gull Resort, Ocean Shores, WA
2002 – 2004 Realty World Building, Ocean Shores, WA
2001 Edward Jones Offices, Ocean Shores, WA

Publications:

“Journeys To Abstraction, Vol 2″, Sue St. John, Publisher, soft cover book, 2015
“A Walk Into Abstracts, Volume 3″, Sue St. John, Publisher, e-book; 2011
Senior Sunset Times Cover ; September 2006

 

Juried Shows

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2015 California Watercolor Assoc 45th Nat’l Exhibition, Pleasanton, CA
2014 Watercolor Society of Oregon, Fall Exhibition, Medford OR
2014 Northwest Watercolor Society 74th Int’l Open Exhibition, Seattle WA
2013 Watercolor Society of Oregon, Fall Exhibition, Bandon OR
2013 Watercolor Society of Oregon, Spring Exhibition, Albany, OR
2012 Associated Arts of Ocean Shores Juried Show, Ocean Shores, WA
2011 Northwest Watercolor Society Waterworks Exhibition, Seattle, WA
2011 Montana Watercolor Society Watermedia 2011, Bigfork, MT
2011 Port Townsend / Expressions Northwest Show, Port Townsend, WA
2011 Sequim Arts Juried Show, Sequim, WA
2010 Montana Watercolor Society Watermedia 2010, Bigfork, MT
2010 Port Townsend / Expressions Northwest Show, Port Townsend, WA
2010 Collective Visions Gallery Juried Show, Bremerton, WA
2009 Northwest Watercolor Society Waterworks Exhibition, Bothell, WA
2009 Montana Watercolor Society Juried Art Exhibition, Kalispell, MT
2009 Peninsula Art League Seventh Annual Juried Show, Gig Harbor, WA
2009 Olympia Art League Capitol City Arts Show, Juried; Olympia, WA
2009 Emerald Arts Center Spring Juried Exhibition, Springfield OR
2009 Associated Arts of Ocean Shores Juried Show, Ocean Shores, WA
2009 Collective Visions Gallery Juried Show, Bremerton, WA
2008 Collective Visions Gallery Juried Show, Bremerton, WA
2008 Associated Arts of Ocean Shores Juried Show, Ocean Shores WA
2008 Peninsula Art League 6th Annual Juried Show, Gig Harbor WA
2008 Olympia Art League Capitol City Visual Arts Exhibit, Olympia WA
2005 Sequim Arts Juried Show, Sequim, WA
2005 Associated Arts of Ocean Shores Juried Show, Ocean Shores, WA
2004 Allied Arts Association Juried Show, Richland, WA
2004 Jewelry Studio, Juried Abstract Watercolor Show, Ashland, OR
2003 Regional Arts Council of Central Oregon, Juried, Bend, OR
2003 Associated Arts of Ocean Shores Juried, Ocean Shores, WA
2002 Associated Arts of Ocean Shores Juried, Ocean Shores, WA