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Artist

Megan Seiter

United States

Born in 1986

Joined Artisor: February 2024

Artist Stats

Total pieces for sale: 1

Bio

Megan Seiter is an American artist specializing in colored pencil still life realism. Originally from Rhode Island, She received her Bachelor of Fine Art from Maryland Institute College of Art, and in 2009 moved to California to build her career as an artist. Megan’s drawings are distinguished by an attention to fine detail and nuance in color. She works with colored pencils and pastels, building intricate layers of color that add depth and luminosity to her work. 

Megan’s fixation with realism began the moment she picked up her first crayon. Like most children, her drawings consisted of simple stick figures. She drew them by the dozens, transforming her house into a gallery of colorful artwork. Her goal even then was to create pictures that would accurately represent the world around her. 

As a young adult Megan began attending figure drawing sessions, and fell in love with the human form. Each model she encountered offered a unique opportunity for her to explore texture, shape, and unconsidered beauty. She continued to study portraits and figures as an undergraduate student, and though her focus eventually shifted, this exploration of the figure left a lasting impression on her work. She still infuses many of her still life drawings with the same quiet intimacy that she did in her portrait work. Megan has discovered that, like people, she can find surprisingly emotive qualities in inanimate objects. Her compositions focus on the subject alone so as to shine light on the details that make each object distinctive.

Education

2009

B.F.A. Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

2006

Scuola Leonardo da Vinci, Italy

2006

Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY

 

 

Bio Author: I.G.O.R. Show in Scottsdale

  • Artworks
  • Curriculum Vitae

Selected Exhibitions

2023   

Efflorescence Meyer Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Pushing Forward Reaching Back American Women Artists, Murrells Inlet, SC

Coors Western Art Exhibit National Western Stock Show, Denver, CO

2022

Beyond the Line Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Fall Salon Exhibition International Guild of Realism, Online

IGOR International Juried Exhibition McBride Gallery, Annapolis, MD

2021

Five and Under Arcadia Contemporary, New York, NY

Small Works Show Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA

Annual International Exhibition Colored Pencil Society of America, Online

Spring Salon Exhibition International Guild of Realism, Online

Lifting the Sky Exhibition American Women Artists, Online

Juried Spring Exhibition, American Women Artists, Online

Explore This! Colored Pencil Society of America, Online

2020

Inside the Lines UK Colored Pencil Society, Online

Annual International Exhibition Colored Pencil Society of America, Online

Spring Salon Exhibition International Guild of Realism, Online

Explore This! Colored Pencil Society of America, Online

2019

Auction to Benefit the Artists Incline Gallery, San Francisco, CA

CPSA International Exhibition Brea Gallery, Brea, CA

PCD Alumni Show Providence Country Day School, East Providence, RI

2013

Auction to Benefit the Artists, Incline Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2012

ArtPrize Juried Competition, Federal Square Building, Grand Rapids, MI

2011

CPSA International Exhibition, Charles W. Eisemann Center, Dallas, TX

2010

CPSA International Exhibition, Museum of Los Gatos, Los Gatos, CA

The Green Show, California Modern Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Ekphrasis, Art Scene Today, Online Exhibition

Taste 2010: Garden of Earthly Delights, Root Division Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2009

MICA BFA Exhibition, Decker Gallery, Baltimore, MD

Variety Group Exhibition, Jordan Faye Contemporary, Baltimore, MD

2008

Good to Be Green Local Artist Group Exhibition, Swansea, MA

 

Awards

2024

PanPastel Award for Distinction – Explore This! Competition, Colored Pencil Society of America

2023

Third Place – Annual Art Competition, Colored Pencil Magazine

Honorable Mention – ARC Salon

2022

First Place – Annual Art Competition, Colored Pencil Magazine

First Place – Artistic Excellence Competition, Southwest Art Magazine

Best in Show – Inside the Lines Exhibition, UK Colored Pencil Society

Fine Art Connoisseur Award – Sprint Juried Exhibition, American Women Artists

2021

Second Place – Annual Art Competition, Colored Pencil Magazine

Best Floral – Fall Salon Exhibition, International Guild of Realism

Honorable Mention – Artistic Excellence Competition, Southwest Art Magazine

Windsor & Newton Award for Exceptional Merit – Annual International Exhibition, Colored Pencil Society of America

Best Still Life/Botanical – Jackson’s Painting Prize

Best Floral – Spring Salon Exhibition, International Guild of Realism

Distinguished Achievement in Still Life Award – Lifting the Sky Exhibition, American Women Artists

Honorable Mention – Strokes of Genius Competition, Artists Network

2020

Runner-up Best In Show – Inside the Lines Exhibition, UK Colored Pencil Society

Third Place – Boynes Emerging Artist Award 

Honorable Mention – Annual Art Competition, Colored Pencil Magazine

Honorable Mention – Strokes of Genius Competition, Artists Network

2013

First Place – Annual Art Competition, Colored Pencil Magazine

2012

Honorable Mention – Annual Art Competition, Colored Pencil Magazine

Publications

2024

American Art Collector, March 

2023

American Art Collector, December

International Artist Magazine, October

The Best of Drawing Magazine, Winter

2022

Southwest Art, December

Colored Pencil Magazine, December

Fine Art Connoisseur, June

International Artist Magazine, June

Color Magazine, March

Colored Pencil Magazine, March

The Best of Drawing Magazine, Annual

2021

American Art Collector, December

Southwest Art, December

Colored Pencil Magazine, December

Colored Pencil Magazine, November

International Artists Magazine, October

Southwest Art Magazine, August

Colored Pencil Magazine, June

Color Magazine, June

International Artist Magazine, February

The Best of Drawing Magazine, Annual

2020

Colored Pencil Magazine, December

2013

Drawing Magazine, Winter Issue

Colored Pencil Magazine, November

2012

Colored Pencil Magazine, November

 

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