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Spencer Meagher

Spencer Meagher

Artist Statement

"Deep within my spirit lies a need to express myself that can only be realized through my art. My paintings are an enhanced glimpse into how I view the world around me. I tend to avoid the details and let the color and value tell the story."

 

Biography

Spencer Meagher first discovered his love for art as a young child. He found he was able to express himself through drawing and painting. He refined his skills over many decades with practice and dedication. As an adult, he has attended many workshops to gain a better understanding of his craft. Spencer now paints full time and travels all over the country attending competitions and shows, as well as, teaching workshops. Spencer is a Plein Air and studio artist who works in watercolor, oil and acrylic. When he is not traveling he works out of his studio in Mt. Vernon, IL.

 

Spencer’s work has taken tops awards in art competitions around the country, and has been exhibited in many notable galleries. His paintings have been featured in publications such as, Plein Air Magazine and Plein Air Today. He has also been mentioned in numerous online articles.


Spencer has studied with renowned artists Alvaro Castagnet, Graham Berry, John P.Lasater IV, Joseph Fettingis, Lon Brauer, M. Shawn Cornell and Sterling Edwards.

 

Workshop Teaching

2021 Kanuga Watermedia Workshops, Hendersonville, NC

2020 Peninsula School of Art, Fish Creek, WI

2020 Northbrook Arts Commission, Northbrook, IL

2020 Lakes Region Watercolor Society, Grayslake, IL

2019-2020 The New School for the Visual Arts, Jupiter, FL

2019-2020 Gateway East Artists Guild, Swansea, IL

2018 Muskogee Art Guild, Muskogee, OK 

2017 - 2020 Warehouse 521, Nashville, TN

2017 - 2019 Eureka Springs School of the Arts, Eureka Springs, AR

2017 Cedarburg Plein Air Festival, Cedarburg, WI

2016 Savannah Art Association, Savannah, GA

2016 Shrode Art Center, Mt. Vernon, IL

2015 - 2019 Missouri Artists on Main, St. Charles, MO

2014 - 2016 Southern Illinois Art Workshop, Dubois, IL

2014 - 2019 Grand Marais Art Colony, Grand Marais, MN

2014 Paint St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

2013 - 2019 Augusta Plein Air, Augusta, MO

2012 - 2014 Frontier Community College, Fairfield, IL

2009 - 2012 Green Door Art Gallery, Vincennes, IN

 

Presentations

2019 Gateway East Artists Guild - Watercolor Demonstration

2019 Grand Marais Art Colony - Watercolor Demonstration

2019 University of Illinois Extension - Winter Women's Retreat - Watercolor Demonstration

2018 St. Louis Decorative Artists - Watercolor Demonstration

2018 Saint Louis Watercolor Society - Varnishing Watercolors

2018 Society of Independent Artists - Watercolor Demonstration

2017 ESPA Fest - Plein Air Watercolor Demonstration

2016 Saint Louis Watercolor Society - Watercolor Demonstration

2015 Greater Saint Louis Art Association - Watercolor Demonstration

 

Gallery Representation

2019 The Galleries at Heartland Art Club, Kirkwood, MO

2015 - 2019 OA Gallery, Kirkwood, MO

2016 - 2019 Gallery Augusta, Augusta, MO

2014 - 2017 Gallery at Defiance, Defiance, MO

1995 - 2016 Southern Illinois Artisan's Shop, Whittington, IL

2013 - 2015 Augusta Wood Gallery, Augusta, MO

2013 Green Door Art Gallery, Webster Grove, MO

 

 

Exhibitions

2020 NOAPS Best of America Small Works Exhibition, Annapolis, MD

 2020 Heartland Art Club Members Exhibition at Lindenwood University, St. Louis, MO

2020 Richeson 75 Small Works, Kimberly, WI

2019 Heartland Art Club Inaugural Members Exhibition, Kirkwood, MO

2019 St. Louis Watercolor Society 21st Annual Membership Exhibition, St. Louis, MO

2019 NOAPS Best of America, Park City, UT

2019 MVIS 8th Annual Juried Art Show, St. Joseph, MO

2019 Steelville Arts Council Artist Residency Solo Exhibition, Steelville, MO

2018 St. Louis Watercolor Society 21st Annual Membership Exhibition, St. Louis, MO

2018 STL Skies The Limit Show, OA Gallery, Kirkwood, MO

2018 Salon Show Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, Traverse City, MI

2018 MVIS 7th Annual Juried Art Show, Omaha, NE

2017 St. Louis Watercolor Society Member Show, St. Charles, MO

2017 Many Mini's Small Works Show, OA Gallery, Kirkwood, MO

2017 OPS Plein Air Southwest, Artists Showplace Gallery, Dallas, TX

2017 NOAPS Fall International, On-line

2017 MVIS 6th Annual Juried Art Show, Overland Park, KS

2016 OPS Plein Air Southwest, Southwest Gallery, Dallas, TX

2016 Member's Exhibition, Missouri Watercolor Society, St. Louis, MO

2016 Many Mini's Small Works Show, OA Gallery, Kirkwood, MO

2015 OPS Plein Air Southwest, Southwest Gallery, Dallas, TX2015 Arts in Harmony, Elk River, MN

2015 28th Annual Northern National Art Competition, Rhinelander, WI

2014 Arts in Harmony International Juried Art Show, Elk River, MN

2013 14th Annual Will's Creek Survey Exhibition, Cumberland, MD

2013 Frontier College Community Art Show, Featured Artist, Fairfield, IL

 

Juror Experience

2018 Society of Independent Artists St. Louis Member Show

2018 Queeny Park Spring Art Fair

2017 Cedarburg Plein Air Festival

2016 Savannah Art Association Plein Air

2016 Lindenwood University Student Plein Air Show

 

Collections

Harbourside Place

Hirschbach Trucking

Hutcheson Ford Collection

Kroger Corp., Mt. Vernon , IL

Mitchell Museum

One Park Place Collection

 

Memberships

Missouri Valley Impressionist Society

National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society

Outdoor Painters Society - Signature Member

Saint Louis Watercolor Society - Signature Member

 

 

Awards

2019 Second Place, Carmel On Canvas, Carmel, IN - Juror Shawn Kreuger

2019 Terrie & Lezlie Heath Purchase Award, Carmel On Canvas, Carmel, IN 

2019 Award of Merit, Paint Grand Traverse, Traverse City, MI -  George Van Hook, Juror

2019 Second Place, Quick Paint, Paint Grand Traverse, Traverse City, MI -  Art Martin, Juror

2019 The Gateway International Painting Competition, Finalist - May -  Robin Williamson, Juror

2019 Second Place & Honorable Mention Daily Competition, Steelville, MO - Joseph Orr, Juror

2019 First Place Daily Competition, Steelville, MO - Jane Mudd, Juror

2019 First Place Mixed Media, Second Place Acrylic - Augusta Plein Air - Augusta, MO - Vic Brown, Lisa Ober, Shawn Cornell, Jurors

2019 OPS Plein Air South West - Artists Choice - Peer Artist Jurors

2019 OPS Plein Air South West - Award of Distinction - David Santillanes, Juror

2019 Boldbrush Online Competiton - FAV 15%

2018 Merit Award, NOAPS Online Fall Showcase, - Pat Tribastone, Juror

2018 Merit Award, ManyMINI's Show, OA Gallery, Kirkwood, MO

2018 First Place Nocturne, Bluff Strokes Paint Out, Dubuque, IA - Nancy King Mertz, Juror 

2018 Merit Award, Bluff Strokes Paint Out, Dubuque, IA - Nancy King Mertz, Juror 

2018 Best Oil, Fairfield Paint Out, Fairfield, IL - John P. Lasater IV, Juror

2018 Artists Choice, Northbrook Plein Air, Northbrook, IL

2018 First Place Nocturne, Northbrook Plein Air, Northbrook, IL

2018  Merit Award, Carmel On Canvas, Carmel, IN

2018 Catiri's Fresh Paint, First Place, Amana Colonies, IA

2018 Spirit of Oshkosh, Oshkosh Plein Air, Oshkosh, WI

2018 Third Place, Oshkosh Plein Air, Oshkosh, WI

2018 "FAV 15", April Boldbrush Online Competition

2018 "Finalist" Paintingcontest.org

2018 "1st Place", "2nd Place Quick Paint", Steelville Plein Air, Steelville, MO

2018 "Award of Merit", 2018 OPS Rockport Paint Out, Rockport, TX

2018 "One Park Place Purchase Award", Plein Air KC, Kansas City, MO

2018 "Outstanding Acrylic", April Boldbrush Online Competition

2018 "1st Place", "Artists Choice", "Peoples Choice", Augusta Plein Air Festival, Augusta, MO

2018 "3rd Place" Augusta Plein Air Festival, Augusta, MO

2018 "Chandler Hill Purchase Award", Augusta Plein Air Festival, Augusta, MO

2018 "Quick Paint C0-Winner", First Brush of Spring, New Harmony, IN

2018 "Mayor's Award", Shadows-On-The-Teche Paint Out, New Iberia, LA

2018 "Honorable Mention", 3rd Annual National Juried Show, Rice Gallery of Fine Art, Overland Park, KS

2017 "Finalist Master Artist Category", October Artmuse Contest

2017 "2nd Place", MANY Mini's Show, OA Gallery, Kirkwood, MO

2017 "Award of Merit", Bluff Strokes Paint Out, Dubuque, IA

2017 "Artists Choice", Fairfield Paint out, Fairfield, IL

2017 "Best Other", "Best Watercolor", Fairfield Paint Out, Fairfield, IL

2017 "Outstanding Acrylic", FASO Boldbrush Competition

2017 "2nd Place", Get Out! Paint Out Plein Air, McKendree University, Lebanon, IL

2017 "1st Place Quick Paint", "2nd Place", "Honorable Mention", Paint the Point, Mineral Point, WI

2017 "Finalist", James Gurney's Plein-Air Painting Challenge: Dead Vehicle

2017 "Award of Merit", 6th Annual Missouri Valley Impressionist Society Juried Art Show

2017 "2nd Place", Steelville Plein Air, Steelville, MO

2017 "Hutcheson Ford Purchase Award", "Honorable Mention", Steelville Plein Air, Steelville, MO

2017 "1st Place", Paint KC, Kansas City, MO

2017 "One Park Place Purchase Award", Paint KC, Kansas City, MO

2017 "1st Place Watercolor", "1st Place Mixed Media", Augusta Plein Air Festival, Augusta, MO

2017 "Award of Merit", OPS Southwest Salon En Plein Air Pro

2016 "OA Gallery Award", MANY Mini's Show, OA Gallery, Kirkwood, MO

2016 "John Singer Sargent Award", Missouri Watercolor Society, St. Louis, MO

2016 "Best of Watercolor", Fairfield Paint Out, Fairfield, IL

2016 "1st Place Nocturne", "3rd Place", Paint the Point, Mineral Point, WI

2016 "Honorable Mention", Paint Parkville, Parkville, MO

2016 "1st Place Purchase Award", Eureka Springs Plein Air, Eureka Springs, AR

2016 "1st Place Scout Area Quick Paint", Penn Valley Park Conservancy, Kansas City, MO

2016 "1st Place Mixed Media", "3rd Place", Augusta Plein Air Festival, Augusta, MO

2016 "Washington Sunset Paint 3rd Place", Augusta Plein Air Festival, Augusta, MO

2016 "Silly Goose - A Day in Augusta Purchase Award", Augusta Plein Air Festival, Augusta, MO

2015 "Outstanding Acrylic", September FASO Boldbrush Competition

2015 "3rd Place", "2nd Place", "Honorable Mention", Fall Paint Out, Steelville, MO

2015 "Landscape Award", "Hometown Here Award", Fairfield Paint Out, Fairfield, IL

2015 "Carnaby Square Purchase Award", "Bob Gubbons Award", Fairfield Paint Out, Fairfield, IL

2015 "Honorable Mention", Shorewood Plein Air, Shorewood, WI

2015 "Yum Yum Corp. Award", "3rd Place Quick Paint", Paint the Point, Mineral Point, WI

2015 "Honorable Mention", 15th Annual Cedarburg Plein Air, Cedarburg, WI

2015 "2nd Place", Art & Wine On the Square, Lawrenceville, IL

2015 "3rd Place", " STARCO Purchase Award", Steelville Paint Out, Steelville, MO

2015 "FCNB Purchase Award", "Honorable Mention", Steelville Paint Out, Steelville, MO

2015 "Best of Show", Penn Valley Plein Air, Kansas City, MO

2015 "1st Place Watercolor", "2nd Place Mixed Media", Augusta Plein Air, Augusta, MO

2015 "Award of Merit", Plein Air Southwest

2014 "2nd Place Watercolor", "Honorable Mention", Parkville in Art, Parkville, MO

2014 "Stone Canyon Pizza Montbello Falls Purchase Award", Parkville in Art, Parkville, MO

2014 "Aggie Award - Best Agricultural Painting", Fairfield Fall Foliage Paint Out, Fairfield, IL

2014 "Best Representation of Fairfield", Fairfield Fall Foliage Paint Out, Fairfield, IL

2014 "Bucklund Realty Purchase Award", Grand Marais Paint Out, Grand Marais, MN

2014 "Betsie Bowen Studio Purchase Award", Grand Marais Paint Out, Grand Marais, MN

2014 "2nd Place", "3rd Place", "3rd Place", Steelville Plein Air, Steelville, MO

2014 "Noboleis Purchase Award", "Winner Quick Paint", Augusta Plein Air, Augusta, MO

2014 "Chandler Hill Winery Premier Event Honorable Mention", Augusta Plein Air, Augusta, MO

2014 "Award of Merit", First Brush of Spring, New Harmony, IN

 

Bibliography

2018 Plein Air Today, Jan. 1st, "Painting Tanks and Militaria at Fort Leonard Wood" - Contributing Author

2017 Plein Air Today, Nov. 15th, "Fall Foliage Paint Out Winners"

2017 Plein Air Magazine, Oct/Nov Issue, Vol. 7, Pg. 61, "Trees", Featured Painting

2017 Plein Air Collector, Sept. 6th, "On a Mission At Mineral Point"

2017 Plein Air Collector, Aug. 30th, "The Great American Eclipse En Plein Air"

2017 OutdoorPainter.com, July 12th, "Small-Town Plein Air with Big Rewards"

2017 Plein Air Magazine, Apr/May Issue, Vol. 7, Pg. 61, Bridges, Lead Image

2017 Outdoorpainter.com, May 31, "Awards at Augusta"

2017 Outdoorpainter.com, Apr. 16th, "Big Winners with the Big State"

2017 St. Louis Watercolor Society Blog, Feb. 19th, "Sealing Watercolor Paintings"

2017 Plein Air Magazine, Feb/Mar Issue, Vol. 7, Pg. 116, "Super Moon Draws Out the Artists"

2017 Plein Air Magazine, Feb/Mar Issue, Vol. 7, Pg. 108, "Artist Data"

2016 Plein Air Collector, Nov. 21st, "Super Moon Draws Out Artists"

2016 Outdoorpainter.com, Nov. 7th, "Painting in a City Recovering from a Hurricane"

2016 OutdoorPainter.com, Aug. 27th, Painting "Where Wisconsin Began"

2016 Plein Air Collector, June 7th, "Eureka! There Were Winners in Arkansas"

2016 Plein Air Collector, May 24th, "Winners at Penn Valley"

2016 Plein Air Magazine, Feb/Mar Issue, Vol. 5, Pg. 74-78, "Good Bones for Strong Paintings"

2016 OutdoorPainter.com, Mar 25th, "Penn Valley Park Plein Air Fest"

2016 St. Louis Watercolor Society, Feb. 12th, "Spencer Meagher, Featured in Plein Air Magazine"

2016 OutdoorPainter.com, Jan. 31st, "Featured Artwork"

2016 Plein Air Collector, March Edition, "Featured Artist"

2016 Plein Air Collector, Mar. 27th, "Fleeing to the Big Easy, Returning with Paintings"

2016 OutdoorPainter.com, May 9th, "Hail, Hogs and a Triple Crown Winner, Augusta, MO"

 2015 Plein Air Collector, Aug. 16th, "Winners at Mineral Point"

2015 Plein Air Collector, Jul. 15th, "How to be Different; Go Underground"

2015 Marica Willman Fine Art, May 9th, "2015 Plein Air Adventure"

2015 Plein Air Collector, May 11th, "Many Winners at Augusta Event"

2015 OutdoorPainter.com, Apr. 18th, "Plein Air Southwest Salon Winners Announced"

2015 John Pototschnik Fine Art Blog, April 12th, "2015 Plein Air Salon Winners"

2014 Outdoorpainter.com, Apr. 21st, "Plein Air Luminaries Drawn to Southwest Indiana"

2012 Plein Air Collector, Oct. 23rd, "First Annual in Fairfield, IL"

 

 

 

   

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