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 Jim Stoker  (1935 - )

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Lived/Active: New Mexico/Texas      Known for: landscape painting, graphics, teaching

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Biography from Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden:
Born:
July 28, 1935, in Nash, Texas

Education:
1957 B.F.A. in Applied Art, University of Texas at Austin
1962 M.A. in Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking, New Mexico Highlands University
Summer 1965 Full Scholarship, Pennsylvania State University
Summer 93, 94, 95 Post-graduate study in painting, drawing and printmaking, Pennsylvania State University

Solo Exhibitions:

1960 Art Department Gallery, West Texas State University
1961 San Antonio Men of Art Guild, The Art Center
1961 San Antonio Public Library
1962 Art Department Gallery, New Mexico Highlands University
1962 San Antonio Men of Art Guild, The Art Center
1964 The Bright Shawl Gallery, San Antonio
1964 Art Department Gallery, Houston Baptist College
1965 Art Department Galleries, Amarillo College
1965 Houston Public Library
1965 David Gallery, Houston
1966 San Antonio Men of Art Guild, The Art Center
1966 Art Department Gallery, San Angelo State University
1967 Art Department Gallery, Trinity University
1967 Art Department Galleries, Texas A & I University
1967 Art Department Galleries, Texas Lutheran College
1968 San Antonio Men of Art Guild Galleries
1969 Art Department Gallery, New Mexico Highlands University
1970 The Bright Shawl Gallery, San Antonio
1970 Witte Memorial Museum, San Antonio, Texas
1970 Art Department Gallery, Southwest Texas State University
1971 Art Department Gallery, Incarnate Word College
1973 San Antonio Art League, Koehler Cultural Center, San Antonio, Texas
1976 Meredith Long Gallery, Houston, Texas
1979 Southwest Craft Center, San Antonio
1983 Charlton Art Gallery, San Antonio
1986 Theater Gallery, Incarnate Word College
2002 Hunt Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
2009 Two-person show, Semmes Gallery, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas

Group Exhibitions:
2002 72nd San Antonio Local Artists Exhibition, Art League Museum, San Antonio, Texas
2003 73rd San Antonio Artists Exhibition, Art League Museum, San Antonio, TX
2005 75th San Antonio Artists Exhibition, Art League Museum, San Antonio, Texas
2005 Parchman-Stremmel Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
2005 Hunt Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
2006 76th San Antonio Artists Exhibition, Art League Museum, San Antonio, Texas
2006 Davis Gallery, Austin, Texas
2006 Summer Show, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2006 Kingdom Animalia: Creatures Big and Small by Artists Old and New, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas, 2006
2007 Away From Home: Artists Roam and Respond, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2008 Texas Tour: 100 Years of Texas Landscape Painting, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2009 Thank You Fort Worth: An Appreciation from Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, Texas
2010 Shorelines, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2011 Fresh & Salty (a Valley House Gallery group exhibition), Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, Texas

Awards, Honors, and Prizes:
1959 Painting Competition, El Paso, Texas
1959 Award for painting, San Antonio Local Artists’ Exhibition, Witte Memorial Museum
1960 Award for painting, Texas Painting and Sculpture Competition, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts
1961 Honorable mention, Chelmont National
1961 Award for painting, San Antonio Local Artists’ Exhibition, Witte Memorial Museum
1961 First place award for painting, San Antonio River Art Show
1961 Award for drawing, Southwestern Print and Drawing Exhibition, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts
1962 First place award for painting, San Antonio River Art Show
1963 Award for painting, San Antonio River Art Show
1963 Award for painting, San Antonio Local Artists’ Exhibition, Witte Memorial Museum
1964 Award for etching, Southwestern Print and Drawing Exhibition, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts
1965 First place award for painting, San Antonio River Art Show
1966 First place award for painting, San Antonio River Art Show
1966 Award for drawing, Houston Local Artists’ Exhibition
1967 Award for painting, San Antonio River Art Show
1968 Award for painting, Texas Watercolor Society Exhibition, Witte Memorial Museum
1969 Second place award for painting, San Antonio Local Artists’ Exhibition, McNay Art Museum
1973 “San Antonio Artist of the Year” designation by the San Antonio Art League
1976 Second place award for painting, San Antonio Local Artists’ Exhibition, McNay Art Museum
1977 Second place award for painting, San Antonio Local Artists’ Exhibition, McNay Art Museum
1978 Pace Purchase Award, San Antonio Local Artists’ Exhibition
1979 First Place Purchase Prize (Best of Show), San Antonio Local Artists’ Exhibition, McNay Art Museum
1983 Marcia Koehler Memorial Award (Painting), San Antonio Art League, 53rd Annual Artists’ Exhibit
1985 Grumbacher Award for painting, Texas Realism, St. Edwards University, Austin, Texas
1986 First Place Prize (Best of Show), Julian Onderdonk Memorial Purchase Prize, 56th Annual Artists’ Exhibition, San Antonio, Texas
1987 Second place award for painting, San Antonio Artists’ Exhibition, Koehler Cultural Center
2002 Contributors Award for oil painting, 72nd San Antonio Local Artists Exhibition, San Antonio Art League
2003 Award, 73rd San Antonio Artists’ Exhibition, Art League Museum
2005 Award, 75th San Antonio Artists’ Exhibition, Art League Museum

Literature:

School Arts Magazine, “The Creator in World History,” by Jim Stoker, April 1961

School Arts Magazine, “Still-Life Stimulus,” by Jim Stoker, 1962

Management Forum Magazine, front cover illustrated by Jim Stoker, November, 1966

San Antonio Artists 1968 Exhibition, booklet published by The San Antonio Art League, 1968

The San Antonio Light, The Art of Jim Stoker, September 7, 1969

San Antonio Express/News, Wildness is a Necessity, by Eloise Stoker, Photos by Jim Stoker, November, 2, 1969

The San Antonio Light, Multi-Media Show by Jim Stoker, 1969

The San Antonio Light, Ancient Indian Rock Paintings Lecture, by Agnes Heller, March 7, 1971

San Antonio Light, Abstract Realism, 1972

Booklet, Jim Stoker, Retrospective: 1953-1973, published by the San Antonio Art League, October 1973

The Citizens Journal, Atlanta, Texas, Atlanta’s Son to Give Art Show, October, 1973

North San Antonio Times, Jim Stoker is League’s “Artist of Year,” by K. Pardue Newton, November 1, 1973

San Antonio Express News, From People to Things – a Growth, by Ron White, November 4, 1973

San Antonio Light, Jim Stoker is Artist of the Year, November 4, 1973

San Antonio Express/News, Art Whirl, Jim Stoker is Top Artist, October 28, 1973

San Antonio Light, Women’s World, Wives to see Cave Pictures, February 26, 1973

46th Annual San Antonio Artists’ Exhibition, published by the San Antonio Art League, 1976

San Antonio Express/News, Modern Texas Art, November 22, 1976

Citizens Journal, Atlanta, Texas, Jim Stoker is Writing Art History, January 18, 1976

San Antonio Light, Art Scene, by Glenn Tucker, April 10, 1977

47th Annual San Antonio Artists’ Exhibition, booklet published by the San Antonio Art League, 1977

San Antonio Light, 47th Annual Local Exhibition Opens, April 3, 1977

The Herald, Entertainment, November 17, 1977

National Print and Drawing Competition, booklet, published by Provincetown Art Association, Provincetown, Mass., July-August 1977

Citizens Journal, Atlanta, Texas, $8,000 Research Grant Awarded Atlanta’s Son, October 19, 1978

San Antonio Express, Grant to Aid Trinity Professor with Book, October 24, 1978

San Antonio Light, Art Scene, by Glenn Tucker, November 19, 1978

48th Annual San Antonio Artists’ Exhibition, booklet, published by the San Antonio Art League, 1978

San Antonio Light, Pace Purchase Prize, April 30, 1978

San Antonio Magazine, Jim Stoker quoted in article on backpacking and two Stoker color photographs used as illustrations, August 1978

The North San Antonio Times, Art Views and Reviews, by John Leeper, Jr., October 18, 1979

49th Annual San Antonio Artists’ Exhibition, booklet, published by the San Antonio Art League, 1979

San Antonio Light, Art Exhibit Opens at McNay, April 1, 1979

San Antonio Express/News, Who, What, Where on the Social Scene, by Eve Lyn Sawyer, May 16, 1979

San Antonio Express/News, Artists You Can Bank On, mention of the acquisition of a Stoker painting by the San Antonio Museum of Art, January 16, 1983

The San Antonio Express/News, Art Group Presents Annual Exhibit, reproduction of Stoker painting “Rhinos Detour Left,” October 30, 1983

The San Antonio Express/News, Angles, Animals in Thoughtful Shows, reproduction of Stoker painting and review of one- man show, December 4, 1983

The San Antonio Northside Recorder, Paintings of Animals Make Social Comment, article about Stoker one-man show, November 3, 1983

The American Statesman newspaper, Austin, Texas, published photo of Stoker award winning painting in Texas Realism exhibition

San Antonio Light newspaper, “Trinity Professor Wins Art Award,” December 21, 1985

San Antonio Recorder-Times. “Trinity University Professor Wins Award,” December 26, 1985

San Antonio Express-News, “Jim Stoker, Professor of Art at Trinity University, has won the Grumbacher Award” (Texas Realism)

San Antonio Light, “Jim Stoker Deemed Top Artist”, April 7, 1986

The State of Art, (statewide publication), “Stoker Wins Grumbacher Award”, March, 1986

Current Newspaper, San Antonio, reproduction of Stoker painting in Texas Realism exhibition, San Antonio Art Institute, January 15, 1987

San Antonio Express-News, Texas Realism Mirrors Artist, by Dan Goddard, January 11, 1987

Southwest Art Magazine, two page article, “Jim Stoker,” July, 1987

Painting was reproduced in the San Antonio Light newspaper concerning the Trinity Art Faculty Show, April 4, 1989

Conference Proceedings Journal, National Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists, New York City, “The Natural Way to Create: Striving for Originality,” by Jim Stoker, 1989

Conference Proceedings Journal, National Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists, New York City, “Art and the Environment” by Jim Stoker, 1993

VOA: voices of art magazine, San Antonio, “Jim Stoker: Confetti Painting,” by Paula D. Stone, V14.2 2006, pages 40-41, detail of Guadalupe River Cedar Sage reproduced.

Frederick Turner, “The Eyes of Texas: Texas Art and Texas Light,” American Arts Quarterly, published by The Newington-Cropsey Cultural Studies Center (Hastings-on-Hudson, New York), Summer 2010, Volume 27, Number 3, pages 27-33.

Video:

Produced 27 minute television videotape, Canyons of the Painted Caves (with Eloise Stoker as co-author and producer)

Teaching:

1957-61 San Antonio Independent School District
1961-62 Northeast Independent School District, San Antonio
1962-66 Houston Baptist College
Summer 1963 Teaching Assistant, Pennsylvania State University
Summer 1964 Teaching Assistant, Pennsylvania State University
Summer 1968 Sul Ross State College
1966-1996 Trinity University, San Antonio
1988-1996 Chair, Department of Art, Trinity University
1996 Professor of Art, Emeritus, Trinity University

Public Collections:

Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas
Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin
Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas
Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania
Prairie View College, Prairie View, Texas
Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, New Mexico
San Antonio Art League, San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas

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