Bruce R. Stam Fine Art


2019 "Creativity Award, Sedona Arts Center

2015 Second Place Award - Oils  Glendale Arts Council

2015 Purchase Award  Glendale Arts Council

2014 Purchase Award, Chandler-Gilbert Community College.  Oil Painting

2010 Second Place Watercolor, Wickenburg, AZ

2010 “Artist of Distinction” Award, Retro Show, Mesa, AZ

2009 First Place Watercolor, Wickenburg Art Club Fine Arts Festival

2008 Presidential Purchase Award, Juried Art Show, Mesa, Arizona

Juried Shows

2018, Members Show, Sedona Arts Center

2018, Beaux Arts, Scottsdale Artists School

2018, Glendale Arts Council Show

2017, Desert Foothills Land Trust, Carefree, AZ

2017 Sedona Art Center, Sedona AZ

2017 Best & Brightest, Scotsdale, AZ

2017 Glendale Arts Council Show

2016 Fresh Paint, Scottsdale, AZ

2016 Best & Brightest, Scottsdale, AZ

2015 Fresh Paint, Scottsdale, AZ

2015, Glendale Arts Council Show

2015, Best & Brightest, Scottsdale, AZ

2014, Maricopa Colleges, Phoenix, AZ

2014, Glendale Art Council, Glendale, AZ

2013, Northern Trust Bank, Phoenix, AZ

2012, Glendale Art Council Show, Glendale, AZ

2011, Portrait Artists of Arizona, Gammage Hall, ASU, Tempe

2010 “Best & The Brightest”  Scottsdale Artist School

2009 Glendale Arts Council. 46th Annual Juried Fine Arts Competition

2009 Arizona Watercolor Association, Spring Showing of Fine Arts

2009 Arizona Watercolor Association Fall Exhibit

2008 Arizona State Fair

Professional Accomplishments

Judge, Gilbert Visual Art League, Spring Show, Gilbert, AZ  2017

Juror, Art Show, Jerry's Artarama, Tempe, AZ  2017

Artist In Residence, Casa Grande Parks and Recreation, 2013.  Position funded by the Arizona Commission for the Arts.

Artist in Residence, Osborn School District, 2013

Teaching Artist, Phoenix Center for the Arts, Phoenix, AZ

Artist in Residence, Arizona Museum for Youth, Mesa, AZ

Teaching Roster Artist, Arizona Commission for the Arts (2009-2010)

Artist in Residence, Summit School, March & April 2009

Artist in Residence, Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy, 2009-2010  Funded by the Arizona Commission for the Arts

Professional Organizations

Arizona Art Alliance, Juried Member

Arizona Watercolor Association, Juried Member

Transparent Watercolor Association of America

Portrait Artists of Arizona

Solo Shows

2013, The Terraces, Phoenix, AZ

2009 Casa Grande Art Museum, Casa Grande AZ

2009 Fishfader House, Salem, OR

2009 CoffeeBuzz, Phoenix, AZ

About Bruce Stam:

Having studied with great contemporary artists, including Charles Reid and William Scott Jennings, Bruce Stam investigates the impact of color in painting. In his watercolor and oil paintings, Stam seeks to capture the essence of a person, the personality of a beloved pet, or the dynamics of a landscape by using color in surprising and harmonious ways. Stam begins each painting with an accurate sketch that allows for an expressive use of color and design in the painting. Stam’s art career began when he was quite young, when he won his first coloring contest. Since then, Stam has received the Presidential Purchase Award and other awards, and his art hangs in museums and private homes in North America and Europe.