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October 13 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, repeating until November 12, 2017


artCentral in Carthage presents “MICHAEL STEDDUM: unleashed! DOG SHOW”, 6 October – 12 November, 2017, an Exhibition of Oil and Watercolor Paintings of Canines at Rest, Work and Play.

The Opening Reception takes place 6-8 pm, Friday, October 6, 2017, at Hyde House, 1110 East Thirteenth in Carthage.

The public is invited. Admission is free. Donations are welcome.

HOMETOWN BANK is the generous underwriter for this Exhibition.

GALLERY HOURS: Fridays & Saturdays 12:00-5:00, Sundays 1:00-5:00, All other days call (417) 358-4404 to schedule a visit.

Artist Michael Steddum, a California transplant, is a much admired Missouri artistic treasure—an inspiration to all artists who aspire to make their living by their loving.

Michael loves dogs. A practitioner of “paint what you know and love”, Michael is at his easel six days a week expressing his passion as he paints everyday scenes of the canines he loves and enjoys. His ability to touch our heartstrings, while felt with pleasure by those of us nearby, echoes internationally with his patrons from Europe to Japan to Canada.

As we follow the postings of Michael’s digital journal, candidly, generously he reveals the layer-by-layer unfolding that leads to the completion of each new work. We see an initial concept and composition sketched with his exquisite black and white drawing laid on paper or canvas. We are awed at his mastery of his brushes and pigments. Fluent in oil and watercolor, his paintings are poignant in richness of depth and sensitive in nuance of color. Each is another exquisite rendering of one or more of our beloved companions at work or rest or play. Each causes our hearts to sing.

Joining the United States Navy in 1984, Michael was an Illustrator during the latter part of his enlistment. After the military, Michael worked for a gallery in San Diego, California, where he honed his skills in the marketing of art. A 2014 Summa Cum Laude graduate with a BFA from MSSU, Michael is a self-published artist with more than 500 limited edition prints to his credit. He has produced numerous commissions for companies such as Field & Stream Apparel and Vance Creek, as well as for private collectors.

What a pleasure to honor and exhibit an artist of true excellence. Equally well-versed in his art making and in his highly professional presentation, Michael is indeed a true inspiration—a man with his talents unleashed.


October 13
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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artCentral @ Hyde House
1110 East 13th Street
Carthage, Missouri 64836 United States
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