The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

January 21, 2013

Stephenson receives honor for work


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Monday, January 21, 2013 — Salisbury-based artist Mark Stephenson, of Mark Stephenson Painting, Portraiture and Fine Art, was awarded an honorable mention for his self-portrait in the 2012 Portrait Society of America’s Members Only Competition.

The Portrait Society of America has members across the country and around the world. The winning works will be featured in the International Artist Magazine and The Art of the Portrait Journal. Stephenson’s painting was selected from submissions by 654 professional artists.  His studio is at 110 S. Main St., Suite A Salisbury.

Stephenson, who lives in Misenheimer, has also recently been accepted into the advanced portrait painting continuing education session with artist Michael Shane Neal in Nashville, Tenn. He will spend a week this July studying with a select few other artists.

See Stephenson’s work at www.markstephensonpaint ing.com.