Cloyde Snook Gallery features Quiller retrospective


A retrospective exhibit of Stephen Quiller's works at the Adams State University Cloyde Snook Gallery opens February 8. Quiller will present a lecture at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, followed by an opening reception in the gallery from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. The events are free and open to the public. Quiller's studio and gallery, located in Creede, Colorado, opened in 1970. In 1974, and again from 1981 until 1989 he taught painting, printmaking, design, color theory and art as a profession at Adams State. He is a painter known for his approach to water media and color and has written six books and filmed twenty video and DVDs on these subjects. He conducts a few selected painting workshops each year in the United States and foreign countries. Most recently he has been selected as a water media master representing the U.S. in an International Invitational Watercolor Exhibition in Nanjing, China, a show that will travel throughout China this year.

Quiller is primarily a landscape painter working with subject matter located in the southern San Juan Mountains and Rio Grande River Basin. He also occasionally travels to other parts of the world to do some plein air painting. He is a Dolphin Fellow and signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, National Society for Painters in Acrylic and Casein, Rocky Mountain National Watermedia, and Watercolor West.

He has received the Ralph Smith Memorial Award (2011), Nicholas Reale Memorial Award (2009), the Didi Deglin Award (2008), Hal P. Moore Award (2007), Winsor & Newton Award (2000), Louis Kaep Award (2005), Winsor & Newton Award (2000), and the Walter Greathouse Award (1997) from the American Watercolor Society as well as major awards from the National Watercolor Society and others. He has signature lines of watercolor, acrylic, watercolor paper, palettes and brushes produced by the Jack Richeson Company and has developed the Quiller Color Wheel that is used by artists throughout the world. Quiller's paintings have been on covers and the subjects of articles in many leading art magazines. He has served as a juror for most of the regional and international water media exhibitions.

The retrospective continues in the Cloyde Snook Gallery through February 28. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information call the Adams State Art Department at 719-587-7823.