Steven F. Gately
Coordinator of Visual Arts Programs
Associate Professor of Visual Arts
C.B. & Marlene Askins Professor of Art

Francis Marion University

Amanita Verna II
Amanita Verna II, 2000


Born in West Palm Beach, Florida, Gately received his MFA degree from Florida State University. His work is represented in the collections of the Gibbes Arts Gallery, Charleston, South Carolina; The Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, South Carolina; the Fine Arts Museum of the South, Mobile, Alabama; the State Art Collection of South Carolina; and various other public and private collections in ten states.

Speaking of his recent work: "These abstract paintings are meant to convey a physically expressive, tactile surface through brush and knife textures.  They are meant at the same time to convey something less literal; the feeling of a luminous, spacious environment achieved through color.  Although this space is imaginary and no recognizable features were intended, the spontaneous brush strokes and hues could refer to landscape; yellow could allude to sunlight, for example, and blue areas could be perceived as sky or sea.  But it is primarily through the relationship of their formal properties that I hope these works succeed as balanced compositions in the modern tradition."

SG in 1976
Steven F. Gately, 1976


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EDUCATION:

TEACHING:
NATIONAL COMPETITIONS

1968     30th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Paintings.  Society of the Four
           Arts, Palm Beach, Florida.
1970     National Photography Competition.  Beaux Arts Gallery, St. Petersburg, Florida.
1971     Images on Paper '71.  Municipal Art Gallery, Jackson, Mississippi.
1972     7th Annual Juried Art Exhibition.  The Fine Arts Museum of the South, Mobile,
           Alabama.  $500 Top Purchase Prize.
1984     16th W & J National Painting Show.  Washington and Jefferson College, Washington,
           Pennsylvania.
1984     Mid America Biennial National Juried Competition.  Owensboro, Kentucky, Museum
           of Fine Art.  $350 Purchase Award.
1986     Pensacola National Landscape Competition.  Pensacola, Florida, Junior College.  $250
           Purchase Award.
1997     Untitled: Non-Objective Art.  Associated Artists of Winston-Salem.  Sawtooth
           Building Galleries.  Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

REGIONAL COMPETITIONS

1972     Fine Arts Festival IX.  Callaway Gardens, Georgia.  Honorable Mention.
1976     15th Hunter Annual Painting Competition.  Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga,
           Tennessee.
1976     44th Semi-Annual Southeastern Graphics Competition.  Southeastern Center for
           Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  $100 Purchase Award.
1977     Biennial Exhibition of Piedmont Painting and Sculpture.  Mint Museum of Art,
           Charlotte, North Carolina.
1979     Biennial Exhibition of Piedmont Painting and Sculpture.  Mint Museum of Art,
           Charlotte, North Carolina.
1979     47th Southeastern Painting and Sculpture Competition.  Southeastern Center for
           Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  Honorable Mention.
1984     Southeastern Small Works.  Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery, Coker College, Hartsville,
           South Carolina.

STATE COMPETITIONS

1968     10th Hortt Memorial Exhibition.  Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Museum of the Arts.
1970     12th Hortt Memorial Exhibition.  Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Museum of the Arts.
1972     Festival of States Art Show.  St. Petersburg, Florida.  Honorable Mention.
1972     All-Florida Annual Exhibition of Art.  Lehigh Acres, Florida.  1st Prize: Painting.
1972     7th Annual Florida Gulf Coast Juried Show.  Clearwater, Florida.
1972     Best of Florida Annual Exhibition.  Pensacola, Florida, Art Center.
1974     South Carolina Drawing Exhibition.  University of South Carolina at Aiken.  $200
           Top Purchase Award.
1975     South Carolina Arts Commission Annual Exhibition.  Lee Hall Gallery, Clemson
           University, Clemson, South Carolina.
1976     Guild of South Carolina Artists 26th Annual Exhibit.  Greenville County Museum of
           Art, Greenville, South Carolina.
1977     South Carolina Arts Commission Annual Exhibition.  McKissick Museums,
           University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina.  $400 Purchase Award.
1977     $2500 Artist's Fellowship.  South Carolina Arts Commission.
1977     Guild of South Carolina Artists 27th Annual Exhibit.  Columbia Museum of Art,
           Columbia, South Carolina.  $1000 Museums Purchase Award.
1978     Guild of South Carolina Artists 28th Annual Exhibit.  Florence Museum, Florence,
          South Carolina.  $200 Award.
1980     Guild of South Carolina Artists 30th Annual Exhibit.  Gibbes Gallery, Charleston,
           South Carolina.  $100 Award.
1981     South Carolina Arts Commission Annual Exhibition.  Gibbes Gallery, Charleston,
           South Carolina.
1983     South Carolina State Fair Fine Arts Juried Show.  Columbia, South Carolina. 
           Honorable Mention.
1983     2nd Annual Art Competition for Spoleto.  Marble Arch Gallery, Charleston, South
           Carolina.
1984     6th Annual C & S Bank Exhibition.  Florence Museum, Florence, South Carolina.
1984     South Carolina State Fair Fine Arts Juried Show.  Columbia, South Carolina.  $500
           State Record Merit Award.  $100 Third Place Award.
1985     Guild of South Carolina Artists 35th Annual Exhibit.  Gibbes Gallery, Charleston,
           South Carolina.
1985     7th Annual C & S Bank Exhibition.  Florence Museum, Florence, South Carolina.
1986     8th Annual C & S Bank Exhibition.  Florence Museum, Florence, South Carolina.
1989     11th Annual C & S Bank Exhibition.  Florence Museum, Florence, South Carolina.
1989     South Carolina State Fair Fine Arts Juried Show.  Columbia, South Carolina.  $100
           Third Place Award.
1989     Guild of South Carolina Artists 39th Annual Exhibit.  Florence, Museum, Florence,
           South Carolina.  $500 Second Place Award.
1990     12th Annual C & S Bank Exhibition.  Florence Museum, Florence, South Carolina. 
           Honorable Mention.
1991     13th Annual C & S Bank Exhibition.  Florence Museum, Florence, South Carolina. 
           Honorable Mention.
1991     South Carolina State Fair Fine Arts Juried Show.  Columbia, South Carolina. 
           Experimental Painting Merit Award.
1992     South Carolina State Fair Fine Arts Juried Show.  Columbia, South Carolina.
1993     South Carolina State Fair Fine Arts Juried Show.  Columbia, South Carolina.

TWO AND THREE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

1972     New Realists.  Banks Haley Gallery, Albany, Georgia.
1979     Three South Carolina Painters.  Lee Hall Gallery, Clemson University, Clemson,
           South Carolina.
1980     Steven Gately and Kim Chalmers.  Columbia College, Columbia, South Carolina.
1982     Steven Gately and Lawrence Jordan.  McKissick Museums, University of South
           Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina.
1984     Steven Gately and Lawrence Jordan.  Florence Museum, Florence, South Carolina.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1973     Photo Phantasists.  Florida State University Art Gallery, Tallahassee, Florida.
1978     Artists' Resource Forum Exhibition.  Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, South
           Carolina.
1981     Dulin Art Gallery Benefit Exhibition of Southern Artists.  Knoxville, Tennessee.
1985     Carolina Eight.  Florence Museum, Florence, South Carolina.
1986     Landscape Invitational Exhibition.  Catherine J. Smith Gallery, Appalachian State
           University, Boone, North Carolina.
1989     Retrospective:  South Carolina State Art Collection.  South Carolina State Museum,
           Columbia, South Carolina.
1990     Visual Arts and Crafts Fellows Retrospective 1976-1990.  South Carolina State
           Museum, Columbia, South Carolina.
1990     Guild of South Carolina Artists 40th Anniversary Retrospective of Top Award
           Winners.  South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, South Carolina.
1991     South Carolina:  Contemporary Images.  Kentucky Arts Council and Owensboro
           Museum of Fine Art, Owensboro, Kentucky.
1993     FAU Alumni Exhibition.  Ritter Gallery, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton,
           Florida.

TRAVELING EXHIBITIONS

1969-70  11th Annual Sears Contemporary Southern Art Traveling Exhibition.
1973     Florida Creates.
1975-76  Art of the Carolinas.  17th Annual Springs Mills Traveling Show.
1978-79  Art of the Carolinas.  20th Annual Springs Mills Traveling Show.
1979     47th Southeastern Painting and Sculpture Competition.
1986     Guild of South Carolina Artists Traveling Show.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1974     Coker College.  Hartsville, South Carolina.
1975     Francis Marion College.  Florence, South Carolina.
1976     Florence Museum.  Florence, South Carolina.
1976     Francis Marion College.  Florence, South Carolina.
1978     Francis Marion College.  Florence, South Carolina.
1981     Francis Marion College.  Florence, South Carolina.
1981     Coker College.  Hartsville, South Carolina.
1984     Francis Marion College.  Florence, South Carolina.
1985     Francis Marion College.  Florence, South Carolina.
1985     Coker College.  Hartsville, South Carolina.
1987     Francis Marion College.  Florence, South Carolina.
1988     Francis Marion College.  Florence, South Carolina.
1990     Francis Marion College.  Florence, South Carolina.
1992     Francis Marion College.  Florence, South Carolina.
1993     Florence Museum.  Florence, South Carolina.
1994     Francis Marion University.  Florence, South Carolina.
1997     Francis Marion University.  Florence, South Carolina.

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
The Fine Arts Museum of the South, Mobile, Alabama.
The Columbia Museums of Art and Science, Columbia, South Carolina.
The Gibbes Gallery, Charleston, South Carolina.
The Art Collection of the State of South Carolina.
The University of South Carolina at Aiken.
Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.
Pensacola Junior College, Pensacola, Florida.
Richland Memorial Hospital, Columbia, South Carolina.


Gately 2003
Storefront with Bench, Lake Park, Florida, 2002 
Mr. Steven F. Gately
Coordinator of Visual Arts Program
Associate Professor of Visual Arts - Painting/Drawing
C.B. & Marlene Askins Professor of Art
M.F.A., Florida State University
(843) 661-1534
sgately@fmarion.edu
Rue Ravignan, 1997
Rue Ravignan, 1997


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