by Steve and Carla Scott
Center for Faith and Life
October 27 - December 18, 2004
There will be a Gallery Reception on October 31, 2004 at 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. All are welcome
Steve and Carla Scott were established artists when they moved to Decorah from Lindsborg, Kansas in 2003. Steve has an MFA in painting from Wichita State University (KS) and has been a studio artist for 30 years. His work has been represented in several major museum and gallery exhibitions across the United State, including the Whitney Museum in New York City. For several years he was affiliated with a major gallery in New Orleans, and he has taught art at the university level. Carla began her studio career in 1980, working primarily in clay and photography. In the mid-1990's her focus shifted to color drawings that now incorporate sewing machine stitching to create texture and dimension. Her work has been featured in both solo and group exhibitions at the regional and national levels. Carla holds a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University and a masters in studio art and arts administration from the University of South Florida. Her professional activities have included teaching, writing, and administration for local, state, and national museums, community art centers, and public education agencies. She is currently director of after-school education programs at Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum in Decorah.
Works in the current exhibit were inspired by patterns in the Iowa landscape that revealed themselves in the numerous trips that took place during the Scott's move from Kansas. Steve says, "It is exciting to be in a new environment filled with fresh experiences, a new brand of nature/landscape, and new people/concepts to absorb and explore in my art." Carla adds, "Since childhood, I have been fascinated by patterns in nature and in manmade objects. I approach my artwork now as an exploration in patterns through the use of color."
Both Steve and Carla are represented by the Rivers Edge Gallery in Lansing, Iowa. Carla also has work in Clover Gallery in Harmony, Minnesota.