Stella Sullivan

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Stella  Sullivan Summer Houses
Summer Houses, 1972
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Stella  Sullivan A Grove
A Grove, 1977
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Stella  Sullivan A Little Grove
A Little Grove, 1979
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Stella  Sullivan A Little Grove
A Little Grove, 1979
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A Little Grove, 1979
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A Little Grove, 1979
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Stella  Sullivan

Stella Sullivan

Stella Sullivan Description

Stella Sullivan (1924-2017)

Selected Biographical and Career Highlights

  • 1924, Born in Houston, TX.
  • 1945, Earns B.A. from Rice Institute (studies Architecture for 3 years)
  • 1949-1950, Studies at Museum of Fine Arts School, Houston, 
  • 1950-1951, Studies at School of Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts, Detroit, Michigan
  • 1954, Earns MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
  • 1961-1970, Instructor at Museum of Fine Arts School, Houston (9 years)
  • 1961-62, Instructor at Brazos Port Art League, Freeport, TX
  • 1962-1966, Instructor at University of Houston; established printmaking department
  • 1963, Instructor at University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware (1 summer)
  • 1963-64, Instructor at Gallery 75, Conroe, TX
  • 1970-71, Instructor at Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX (1 year)
  • 1970-71, Instructor of workshops in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Telluride, CO
  • 1971, Opens the Stella Sullivan School of Art, Houston, TX (30 years)
  • 1999-2017, Holds studio at Art Square Studios on South Main
  • 2017, Dies in Houston, TX at age 93

 

Selected Prizes, Awards

  • Houston Annual: Purchase Prize 1954; Cash Prize 1951; Honorable Mention 1953
    • 1951 Cash Prize/Schlumberger Award, Still Life with Squash, oil
    • 1953 Honorable Mention Purchase Prize, Eucharistic Still Life, oil
    • 1954 Purchase Prize/Contemporary Arts Association, Still Life with Blue Fruit, oil
  • Annual Texas Crafts: Cash Prize 1955
    • 1955 Cash Prize/Decorated Fabric Award, Ceramic Line Print, silk screen (image on cover of catalogue)
  • Second Prize – Houston Post 6thAnnual Easter Art Show
  • First Prize, Honorable Mention and Ribbons in various Art League of Houston Shows
  • Ceramic Jewelry Award – San Antonio Craft Guild Third Regional
  • Honorable Mention – Fabric – International Craft Alliance – McAllen, Texas
  • Honorable Mention – Acrylic painting – Rice University Alumni Association
  • Honorable Mention – Drawing – Rice University Alumni Association 
  • Fiber Artists of Houston, Honorable Mention Printed Fabric
  • Seventh Annual Texas Crafts Exhibits, Craft Guild of Dallas and the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts – Decorated Fabric Award
  • Craft Guild of San Antonio, Third Regional Exhibition, Witte Museum, 1962

Selected Exhibitions

  • 1951 26th Annual Exhibition of Work by Houston Artists, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas (cash prize)
  • 1951 13th Annual Exhibition of Texas Painting and Sculpture 1951–1952, circulated:       Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; Witte Museum, San Antonio, Texas
  • 1952 27th Annual Exhibition of Work by Houston Artists, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
  • 1952 14th Annual Exhibition of Texas Painting and Sculpture 1952, circulated: Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Witte Museum, San Antonio; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
  • 1953 28th Annual Exhibition of Work by Houston Artists, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas (honorable mention)
  • 1954 29th Annual Exhibition of Work by Houston Artists, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas (purchase prize)
  • 1954 Solo, Arts and Crafts Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
  • 1954 Solo, Degree Show, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
  • 1955 (March) 30th Annual Exhibition of Work by Houston Artists, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
  • 1955 7th Annual Texas Crafts Exhibition, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, Texas (cash prize)
  • 1955 First Annual Religious Art Show, University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas
  • 1955 (December) 31st Annual Exhibition of Houston Artists, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

·       1955, Solo, The Playhouse Theater, Houston, Texas

  • 1956 8th Annual Texas Crafts Exhibition, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, Texas
  • 1956 Annual Art Rental Exhibit, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas
  • 1957 7th Annual Houston Post Easter Art Exhibit, Houston Art League Building, Houston, Texas
  • 1959–60 34–35th Annual Houston Artists Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
  • 1959, 1961 Solo, Rudi’s Club, Houston, Texas
  • 1961 Texas Watercolor Society 12th Annual Exhibition, Witte Museum, San Antonio, Texas; selection circulated: Junior League, Galveston, A&M University, College Station; Dallas Public Library, Dallas; A&I College, Kingsville, Gates Gallery, Port Arthur; Wichita Falls Art Association, Wichita Falls; Waco Art Forum, Waco; Texas Fine Arts Association, Austin; Texas Western College, El Paso, Texas

·       1961, Solo, Art League Studio Tour, Houston, Texas

  • 1962 Craft Guild of San Antonio 3rd Regional Exhibition, Witte Museum, San Antonio, Texas
  • 1962, 1972 Solo, Bank of Texas, Houston, Texas
  • 1962–63 Museum School Faculty Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
  • 1964-65, 1967-68 Solos, Montgomery County Library, Conroe, Texas
  • 1967 Sales and Rental Exhibition, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas
  • 1968 Solo, Houston Baptist College, Houston, Texas
  • 1968 Solo, Galleria del Mar, Freeport, Texas
  • 1969 Southwest Biennale Craft Exhibit, International Folk Art Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • 1970-1971 Solos, Houston Public Library, Houston, Texas
  • 1970 Solo, Sheridan Art Gallery, Telluride, Colorado

·       1971-72  Solo, Stella Sullivan School of Art, Houston, TX

·       1972, Solo,Stella Sullivan School of Art, Houston, TX

·       1973, Solo,Kate Frost, Houston, TX

·       1976-78, Solo, Surroundings, Houston, TX

·       1982, Solo,Ouisie’s Table, Houston, TX

  • Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas
  • Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan
  • Beaumont Art Museum, Beaumont, Texas
  • Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Corpus Christi Museum, Corpus Christi, TX
  • Masur Art Museum, Monroe, LA
  • Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
  • Texas Visions, Houston, TX
  • International Folk Art Museum, Santa Fe, NM
  • Texas Watercolor Society, San Antonio, TX
  • Houston Early Texas Art Group, Fondren Library at Rice University, Houston, TX
  • Houston Art in Houston Collections, The Heritage Society and CASETA

·       Leslie Muth Gallery, Houston, Texas

·       Lowell Collins Gallery, Houston, Texas

  • 2004, Modern Madonna, Biblical Arts Museum, Dallas, TX
  • 2004, Timeless: A Retrospective of Selected Women Artists of Texas, 1940 to Present,David Dike Estates, Dallas, TX
  • 2004–05 Rice Institute and the Visual Arts in Houston: 19001960, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, Texas
  • 2005 Solo, David Dike Fine Art, Dallas, Texas
  • 2006 Houston Art in Houston Collections: Works from 1900 to 1965, Heritage Society Museum, Houston, Texas
  • 2006–07 Of This Vast State: Women Artists of Texas, 1900–1960, Women’s Museum, Dallas, Texas
  • 2007 Now and Then: Contemporary and Early Texas Artists, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas
  • 2007 Timeless: A Retrospective of Selected Women Artists of Texas, 1940 to Present, David Dike Fine Art, Dallas, Texas; William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas; Wichita Falls Museum of Art at Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas
  • 2008 Founders of Houston Art: Thirty Artists Who Led the Way, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas
  • 2009 Lone Star Still Lifes, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Canyon, Texas
  • 2009 Back to the Future: Elements of “Modern” in Mid-Century Texas Art, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas
  • 2009 A Texas Sampler: Vintage Paintings by Thirty Texas Artists, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas
  • 2009 Texas Paper: Watercolors, Pastels and Drawings from the Lone Star State, 1938-2008, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas
  • 2009-10 Texas Art Seen, Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas
  • 2010 Third Anniversary Show: A Tribute to Houston Artists, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas
  • 2010 Pioneering Women: Three Modernists in Houston—Dorothy Hood, Leila McConnell, Stella Sullivan, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas
  • 2011 Southeast Texas Art: Cross-Currents and Influences, 1925–1965, Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, Texas
  • 2011 Lone Star Modernism: A Celebration of Mid-Century Texas Art, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas
  • 2011 Portrait of Houston: 1900–2011, Alliance Gallery, Houston Arts Alliance, Houston, Texas (catalogue)
  • 2011 Breakthrough: Sixty Years of Texas Abstraction, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas
  • 2013 Restless Heart: The Collectors’ Quest to Find Texas in Art, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas
  • 2013 Rhythms of Modernism, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas
  • 2013 Summer Encore Exhibition, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas
  • 2014 Houston Founders at City Hall Art Exhibition, City Hall, Houston, Texas
  • 2014 A New Visual Vocabulary: Developments in Texas Modernism 1935-1965, One Allen Center, Lobby Gallery, Houston, Texas
  • 2014 Lone Star Masters of Modernism, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas
  • 2015 Bayou City Chic: Progressive Streams of Modern Art in Houston, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas (catalogue)
  • 2016, This WAS Contemporary Art: Fine and Decorative Arts in Houston, 1945 – 1965, Heritage Society, Houston, TX

 

Selected Public Collections

  • Anderson, Greenwood and Company, Houston, Texas
  • Bank of the Southwest, Houston, Texas
  • Church of the Holy Faith, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, Houston, Texas
  • Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Houston, Texas
  • St. Basil’s Church, Angleton, Texas
  • St. Philip Neri Church, Houston, Texas
  • Texas Institute for Research and Rehabilitation, Houston, Texas

 

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