ABOUT MICHAEL STANLEY

Jon Michael Stanleymstanleypastels
Atlanta, GA

Bio: Michael Stanley has been working in pastels for thirty years as a hobby and has recently decided to pursue his talent in the medium as a career. His love for pastels lies in the enjoyment of transforming onto paper the rich colors and unique shading of his subject matter. Michael specializes in botanicals, birds and animals. For the past twenty years, Michael has worked as an architect and landscape architect for the federal government and has lived in Atlanta, Miami and Washington, D.C. Michael attended undergraduate school at University of Detroit where he received a Bachelor of Architecture and graduate school at Louisiana State University where he received a Master in Landscape Architecture. He is a member of the Southeastern Pastel Society and the Atlanta Artist Center. Michael has decided to make Atlanta his permanent home.

 

  • Exhibited and won Honorable Mention Award from the Pilot Clubs of Metropolitan Atlanta at the 2013 Georgia Artists with Disabilities Exhibition
  • Exhibited in the juried Atlanta Artist Center show, The Red Dash in February 2014
  • Exhibited in the juried Atlanta Artist Center credentialed show Dogwood Show-Spring Spectacular in April 2014
  • Exhibited in the Southeastern Pastel Society 16th International Juried Exhibition in May 2014
  • Had an art opening with Mason Murer art gallery in Atlanta in August 2014
  • Was represented in the fundraising event 2014 City Lights Benefit in Pontiac, MI in August 2014
  • Was represented in the fundraising event Southern Shindig for Skyland Trail in Atlanta in August 2014
  • Art reception at Blue Heron Nature Preserve in Atlanta in March 2015
  • Exhibited in the Southeastern Pastel Society 2015 Juried Members Exhibition in April 2015
  • Interviewed by local NPR journalist Kate Sweeney to have a news segment for his art work on All Things Considered in May 2015
  • Exhibited and won Best of Show Award and Honorable Mention Award from the Pilot Clubs of Metropolitan Atlanta at the 2015 Georgia Artists with Disabilities Exhibition
  • Exhibited in the Festival of Arts at the Cumming United Methodist Church in April 2016
  • Exhibited in the Southeastern Pastel Society 17th International Juried Exhibition in May 2016
  • Art exhibit at Skyland Trail art gallery in June 2016
  • Exhibited in the SCAA World of Art in Georgia Exhibition in July 2016
  • Exhibited in the Southeastern Pastel Society Roswell Visual Arts Center Exhibition in August 2016
  • Exhibited and won Honorable Mention Award from the Pilot Clubs of Metropolitan Atlanta at the 2016 Georgia Artists with Disabilities Exhibition
  • Was represented in the 2nd Annual Mardi Gras Ball fundraising event by the Voila Foundation in February 2017
  • Exhibited in the Southeastern Pastel Society 2017 Juried Members Exhibition in April 2017
  • Received Southeastern Pastel Society’s Member of Excellence Award in April 2017
  • Exhibited in the Festival of Arts at the Cumming United Methodist Church in April 2017
  • Exhibited in the Summer Serendipity Exhibition at the Johns Creek Art Center in August 2017
  • Exhibited and won Best in Show and Honorable Mention Awards from the Pilot Clubs of Metropolitan ¬†Atlanta at the Georgia Artists with Disabilities Exhibition
  • Exhibited in the Festival of Arts at the Cumming United Methodist Church April 2018