Jim Stoker

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Jim Stoker
JIM STOKER (American, b. 1935) Jim Stoker was born in 1935, in Nash, Texas, and raised in Atlanta, a rural town in East Texas. He received a B.F.A. in Applied Art from The University of Texas at Austin in 1957, and an M.A. in Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking from New Mexico Highlands University in 1962 where he studied with Elmer Schooley. Stoker painted throughout a teaching career which culminated in a 30-year tenure at Trinity University in San Antonio. Selected Biographical and Career Highlights · 1935, Born Nash, Texas · 1957, B.F.A. in Applied Art, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas · 1962, M.A. in Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking, New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, New Mexico · Summer 1963–1965, Post-graduate study in painting, drawing and printmaking, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania Selected Exhibitions Solo Exhibitions · 2016, Jim Stoker: Reflections of Nature, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas (catalogue) · 2013, Jim Stoker: Riparian Landscapes, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas · 2011, Jim Stoker: Retrospective, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas (catalogue) · 2009, Two-person show, Semmes Gallery, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas · 2002, A Naturalist’s Eye, Hunt Gallery, San Antonio, Texas · 1986, Theater Gallery, Incarnate Word College, San Antonio, Texas · 1983, Bless the Beasts, Charlton Art Gallery, San Antonio, Texas · 1979, Southwest Craft Center, San Antonio, Texas · 1976, James Stoker: Recent Paintings, Meredith Long Gallery, Houston, Texas · 1973, Jim Stoker Retrospective: 1953-1973, San Antonio Art League’s Artist of the Year Exhibition, San Antonio Art League, Koehler Cultural Center, San Antonio, Texas (catalogue) · 1971, Art Department Gallery, Incarnate Word College, San Antonio, Texas · 1970, Art Department Gallery, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas · 1970, Environmental Studies, Witte Memorial Museum, San Antonio, Texas · 1970, The Bright Shawl Gallery, San Antonio, Texas · 1969, Art Department Gallery, New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, New Mexico · 1968, San Antonio Men of Art Guild, The Art Center, San Antonio, Texas · 1967, Art Department Galleries, Texas Lutheran College, Seguin, Texas · 1967, Art Department Galleries, Texas A & I University, Kingsville, Texas · 1967, Art Department Gallery, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas · 1966, Art Department Gallery, San Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas (with Howard Lewis) · 1966, San Antonio Men of Art Guild, The Art Center, San Antonio, Texas · 1965, David Gallery, Houston, Texas · 1965, Houston Public Library, Houston, Texas · 1965, Art Department Galleries, Amarillo College, Amarillo, Texas · 1964, Art Department Gallery, Houston Baptist College, Texas · 1964, The Bright Shawl Gallery, San Antonio, Texas · 1962, San Antonio Men of Art Guild, The Art Center, San Antonio, Texas · 1962, Art Department Gallery, New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, New Mexico · 1961, San Antonio Public Library, San Antonio, Texas · 1961, San Antonio Men of Art Guild, The Art Center, San Antonio, Texas · 1960, Art Department Gallery, West Texas State University, Canyon, Texas Group Exhibitions · 2018, Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery) · 2018, Art of the Sacred Texas Springs, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas · 2017, TREES: A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.(Greek Proverb), Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas · 2016, Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery) · 2015, Contemporary Art Invitational, San Antonio Art League Museum, San Antonio, Texas · 2015, Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery) · 2014, 60th Anniversary Exhibition: A Celebration of Valley House Artists, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas · 2014, Summer Cut, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas · 2014, Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery) · 2012, Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery) · 2011, The Good Earth, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas · 2011, Fresh & Salty(a Valley House Gallery group exhibition), Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, Texas · 2010, Shorelines, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas · 2010, 80th Annual Artist Exhibition, San Antonio Art League and Museum, San Antonio, Texas · 2009, Nature Studies: Jim Stoker, Paintings and Eloise Yantis Stoker, Clay, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas · 2009, Thank You Fort Worth: An Appreciation from Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, Texas · 2008, Texas Tour: 100 Years of Texas Landscape Painting, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas · 2007, Away from Home: Artists Roam and Respond, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas · 2006, Kingdom Animalia: Creatures Big and Small by Artists Old and New, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas, 2006 · 2006, Summer Show, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas · 2006, Davis Gallery, Austin, Texas · 2006, 76th San Antonio Artists Exhibition, Art League Museum, San Antonio, Texas · 2005, Hunt Gallery, San Antonio, Texas · 2005, Parchman-Stremmel Gallery, San Antonio, Texas · 2005, 75th San Antonio Artists Exhibition, Art League Museum, San Antonio, Texas · 2003, Invitational Landscape Show: Memories, Wiford & Vogt Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico · 2003, 73rd San Antonio Artists Exhibition, Art League Museum, San Antonio, Texas · 2002, 72nd San Antonio Local Artists Exhibition, Art League Museum, San Antonio, Texas · 2001–2002, Hunt Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
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