Who is Stephanie?
Stephanie created SGK Fine Arts LLC in 2015 to share the restorative power of art. She began exhibiting art publicly in November 2016. Recent exhibit highlights include her feature in the Vermont Art Guide volume 7 and the cover artwork for the 2018 Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival program.
Stephanie is in love with Monotype Printmaking and Painting. She nurtures it like a mature romance. The mutual discovery is appreciative, intense, and flowing. She judiciously combines etching ink (sticky like hot marshmallow) and oil paint (greasy like buttery fingers) using brayers, pallet knives, rags, squeegees, and found objects. The materials allow her to create subtle, powerful, atmospheric images and to express complex emotional themes.
Stephanie loves life and her family-by-choice. She lives with her spouse, a geriatric cat named Slinky, and a variety of homestead critters in northwestern, Vermont. She enjoys wearing leopard print and All-Stars and lets a mop of wavy brown and grey hair do whatever it wants.
Stephanie experienced emotional, physical, and sexual trauma as a child and adolescent and consequently manages the symptoms of Complex PTSD on a daily basis.
Trauma can change the brain’s structure and disrupt stress-hormone balances, preventing the integration and processing of memory. For those like Stephanie, traumatic memories remain in the nonverbal region of the brain where they persist as current threats. Without intervention, patience, and hard work, many sufferers continue to relive their trauma in both overt and subtle ways.
Artwork gives substance to emotions that are often difficult to express through spoken or written language. It is a powerful tool for release and growth. Stephanie is honored to support those learning how to thrive and experiment with radical self expression, acceptance, and compassion.
Please visit the 3:30 project page to see how you can experience the restorative power of art.
Champlain College, Graduate Certificate, Positive Organizational Development
Mercy Connections Women’s Small Business Program
Boston University, Bachelor’s Degree, Geography, magna cum laude
Hartwick College, Studio Art, Dean’s List
Grants and Awards
2018 Bryan Memorial Gallery scholarship: Eric Tobin Pleine Air Workshop
2015 Vermont Arts Council
May 2018 2018 Artist to Watch Vermont Art Guide, #7
April – August 2018 Program Cover Art Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival
April 2018 Sexual Violence Survivors Exhibit
Artwork of Healing Seven Days
Fall 2017 Frailty The Remembered Arts Journal
January 2017 Taking Steps to End
Domestic Violence with Art WCAX TV
Monotype Guild of New England (MGNE)
Vermont Hand Crafters
Burlington City Arts - Art Sales and Leasing
Nov-Dec 2018 Holiday Show, T. W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier VT
Nov-Dec 2018 Gems Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville VT
Oct 13-Nov 18, 2018 Inside Out, Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester VT
Sept–Nov 2018 Land and Light and Water and Air Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville VT
June 28-Sept 3, 2018 The Sky’s the Limit Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville VT
May 6-Sept 2, 2018 MGNE Fifth National
Monotype/Monoprint Juried Show The Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA
April 16-18, 2018 Sexual Violence Awareness Month The Hive, Burlington, VT
April-August 2018 Maltex Building Burlington City Arts, Burlington VT
March 6-April 27, 2018 Vermont Art Guide, Artist to Watch Spotlight Gallery, Montpelier, VT
February–August 2018 Courthouse Gallery Invitational Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville VT
Nov-Dec 2017 Fantastical Landscapes Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville VT
Nov-Dec 2017 Gems Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville VT
November 2017 Craft Vermont Vermont Hand Crafters, Burlington VT
Oct–Nov 2017 Off the Wall Frog Hollow, Burlington VT
Sept–Nov 2017 Land and Light and Water and Air Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville VT
September 2017 Vermont Hand Crafters Eastern States Exposition, Springfield MA
August 2017 Visual arts at the festival Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival
June-July 2017 Defining Ourselves through Nature 4th Corner Foundation, Windham VT
June 2017 The Color of Light Edgewater Gallery, Middlebury VT
June 2017 Festival of Fine Arts SEABA, Burlington VT
May-June 2017 Cyto Expressions Biotek, Winooski VT
May 2017 Art Wall Northwestern Medical Center, St. Albans, VT
May 2017 Salon de Refusés Kimball Jenkins Estate, Concord NH
January 2017 A World Free of Violence Art’s Alive, Burlington VT
Sept 2016-Feb 2017 Local Inspiration US Attorney’s Office, Burlington VT
November 2016 Craft Vermont Vermont Hand Crafters, Burlington VT