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More Photos From the 2012 North Ogden Art & Food Festival

Posted in Art Festival Announcements, Art Shows, Steve Stones with tags , , , , , , , , on September 2, 2012 by Steve Stones Art
Victoria Hinson at  the 2012 North Ogden Art & Food Festival

Victoria Hinson and family enjoy themselves at the 2012 North Ogden Art & Food Festival.

NOAF, Art & food festival

A family of patrons at the 2012 North Ogden Art & Food Festival explore the offerings of local artist Steve Stones.

Ogden, Utah, Artist, Steve Stones, NOAF

Patrons at the 2012 North Ogden Art & Food Festival entertain as they visit the booth of Steve Stones.

Mike Hurst of Hurst's Handblown Glass at the 2012 North Ogden Art & Food Festival in the Booth of Steve Stones.

Artist Mike Hurst of Hurst’s Handblown Glass at the 2012 North Ogden Art & Food Festival pays a visit to Steve Stones. Hurst’s offerings can be viewed and purchased at : www.hurstshandblownglass.mysite.com

Beau Burgess, Steve Stones, North Ogden, Utah.

Ogden, Utah artist Steve Stones enjoys the company of his friend Beau Burgess at his booth. Stones has been a participant in the Annual North Ogden Art & Food Festival for several years, and states that his favorite part of joining the festival is seeing smiles on the faces of patrons as well as impromptu visits from his friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inspiration Behind Santa’s Naughty Book Revealed!

Posted in Art Festival Announcements, Fan Questions with tags on December 9, 2011 by Steve Stones Art

Al Jones wanted to know where the inspiration to create Santa’s Naughty Book, which has been censored from the Bountiful Davis Art Center’s 2011 Holiday Exhibit, came from.

Steve Stones "Santa's Naughty Book."

Steve Stones "Santa's Naughty Book."

Steve Stones reveals that the original idea came straight from his home! Stones’ mother was throwing away some Christmas decorations, and rather than seeing the items wasted, Stones kept them for later use.
When the time came for Stones to put his resources together and create more holiday related paintings, Stones wanted to change the traditional image of Santa. Stones then visualized what type of a “Naughty Book” might be a little more realistic and fun; thus, Santa’s Naughty Book was produced.
If Santa’s  reputation was that of a typical pervert with a list of naughty women from all over the globe, parents everywhere would certainly rethink the tradition of leaving  cookies and milk out before bedtime, favoring condoms and KY jelly in exchange for toys instead.

The Bountiful Davis Art Center’s Holiday Exhibit to Show One Art Piece Less

Posted in Art Shows, Holidays with tags , on November 16, 2011 by Steve Stones Art
Steve Stones "Santa's Naughty Book."

Steve Stones "Santa's Naughty Book."

Late on the afternoon of November 14, Steve Stones received a phone call from a representative at the Bountiful Davis Art Center with the request to retrieve his art piece entitled Santa’s Naughty Book. When Stones asked her why his work was censored, the representative claimed the Bountiful Davis Art Center’s Board of Trustees held a vote and didn’t approve of the piece because children would get the wrong impression of the fictional character known as Santa Claus. She also stated that Bountiful is a conservative community, and the art center was seeking traditional works to display in the show.

We wouldn’t want a conservative community’s ability deliver the lie of Santa Claus to be tarnished with any inaccurate interpretations of who Santa Claus is to the children, much less go against tradition. Additionally, let’s not mention to the Board of Trustees that Stones’ remaining piece Locust Gift Giver, which will be displayed through the entire show, isn’t traditional.
SHHHH!
If the Board of Trustees develops suspicions that Locust Gift Giver isn’t within the traditional realm, fans need to just say to them, “Obviously, grasshoppers love to dress up like Santa Claus and hop into homes, leaving gifts for everyone to enjoy!” Then insist, “It’s tradition!”

Steve Stones "Locust Gift Giver."

Steve Stones "Locust Gift Giver."

This isn’t the first time Stones has been censored at the Bountiful Davis Art Center; for example, in 2002 when Stones held a solo exhibit, the Board of Trustees refused to hang Pussy Crunch Cereal among the rest of his show, citing a lack of wall space.

Steve Stones' painting, "Pussy Crunch Cereal" was removed from his 2002 solo art exhibit at the Bountiful Davis Art Center. The art center claimed there wasn't enough room to hang the piece among the rest of Stones' collection of works.

 

For additional reading, please read The Political Surf blog of Steve Stones’ co-blogger on Plan9Crunch, Doug Gibson.

Steve Stones’ “Santa’s Naughty Book” Censored at the Bountiful Davis Arts Center’s Annual Holiday Exhibit

Posted in Announcements, Art Shows with tags , , , , , , , on November 15, 2011 by Steve Stones Art
Steve Stones "Santa's Naughty Book."

Steve Stones “Santa’s Naughty Book.”

We have just received word that “Santa’s Naughty Book” has been censored from the Bountiful Davis Art Center’s Annual Holiday Exhibit. Details later…

Stones’ Artworks Selected for the Annual Holiday Exhibit at Bountiful/Davis Art Center

Posted in Announcements, Art Shows, censored, Steve Stones, Things Steve Enjoys! with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 6, 2011 by Steve Stones Art

The Annual Holiday Exhibit at the Bountiful Davis Art Center , located at 745 South Main Street in Bountiful, is just around the corner. Thanks to your votes, Steve will be checking the two winning pieces into the show tomorrow. The opening reception for the exhibit is on November 18 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., and the show runs until December 28. Be sure to check it out!

Steve Stones "Locust Gift Giver."

Steve Stones “Locust Gift Giver.”

Steve Stones "Santa's Naughty Book."

Steve Stones “Santa’s Naughty Book.”

“Monster Sex Fiend (In 3-D)” Censored Once More

Posted in Announcements, Steve Stones with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 9, 2011 by Steve Stones Art

Steve Stones’ “Monster Sex Fiend (In 3-D)” has been censored twice in the Ogden area.

Those of you who’ve been following Steve Stones’ art for the past few months know that his work entitled “Monster Sex Fiend (in 3-D)” was censored at the North Ogden Arts Festival last August; however, despite its notoriety, the artwork sold a few weeks later. Stones repainted a variation of “Monster Sex Fiend (in 3-D)” of a larger scale and hung it on display at the Carnival of Chaos haunted house located on Riverdale Road.

Stones stated that he felt the piece was in line with a theme of the spook alley, which is “The Seven Deadly Sins.” However, Stones was surprised when he received a phone call requesting that he retrieve “Monster Sex Fiend (in 3-D)” after complaints were lodged due to the word “Sex.”
Management members overseeing Carnival of Chaos didn’t want to give the overall impression that the haunted house was advocating sex; therefore, “Monster Sex Fiend (in 3-D)” was immediately removed from the wall.

Remember folks, while enjoying your experience at the Carnival of Chaos, please keep in mind that even though you may see simulated murders and other psychotic anti-social behaviors, paired with  concepts of greed, wrath, sloth, pride, envy, lust and gluttony, that Carnival of Chaos does not advocate sex.

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