Judge for 2019 Plein Air Emery County

Stephen Henry

Born in Texas, I come from a rural background, steeped in tradition and values that are familiar to the American heartland.  I identify with the simple, pragmatic way of life, and I have always had an affinity for the outdoors and isolated landscapes. The area that I now call home, Utah, offers a similitude to the farm and ranch culture that I grew up in.  The setting of that culture, however, is far more spectacular than that of my prairie home!


I am absolutely in love with these mountains, and all things associated with them.  The sentimental aspect of my artist nature finds comfort in the tangible and familiar, such as horses, barns, corrals, etc. The “adventurous painter” side of my personality, though, is enamored with the visual beauty of this area.  My goal is not only to paint with my rural “voice”, but also to capture the grandeur and emotion of these Rocky Mountains.  They truly are, as I have heard said, “The marrow of the earth!”


I consider myself, without a doubt, truly blessed to have the calling of an artist.  It is even more of a blessing, in my view, to live-out that calling in an area that has to be among God’s finest creations. 









































Award of Merit, Printmaking, Midwestern State University 1992 Student Exhibit

Award of Merit, Sculpture, Midwestern State University 1998 Student Exhibit

2nd place, Post (Texas) Art Guild Show 2002

Honorable Mention, Post (Texas) Art Guild Show 2002

Juror, Brownfield , (Texas), Art Guild Art Show

Eccles Community Arts Center 2005 Statewide Competition

2nd Place, Palette Club 2005 Membership Show

Honorable Mention, Palette Club 2005 Membership show

Ogden Farmer’s and Art Market 2005 Poster Contest winner

Bountiful Statewide Art Competition, 2007 and 2015

Best of Show, 2007 Ogden Palette Club Membership Show

Best of Show, 2007 Eccles Community Art Statewide Art Competition

2nd Place, Bountiful-Davis Art Center 2008 Statewide Art Competition

Eccles Community Art Center 2008 Statewide Competition

Third Place, 2014 Ogden Plein Air Competion

Honorable Mention, 2014 Midway Art Association Plein Air Competion

Purchase Award, 2014 Midway Art Association Plein Air Competion

Second Place, Quickdraw, 2014 Driggs  Plein Air Competion

Honorable Mention, Music on Main, 2014 Driggs  Plein Air Competion

Purchase Award, 2015 Ogden Plein Air Competion

Honorable Mention, 2015 Midway Plein Air Competion

Honorable Mention, 2016 Palette Club of Ogden Membership Show

Award of Excellence, 2016 Steamboat Springs Plein Air Festival

Honorable Mention, Midway Paintout, 2017

Award of Excellence, 2017 Steamboat Springs Plein Air Festival

First Place, Park City Nursery Plein Air 2018

Honorable Mention, Driggs Plein Air Competition, 2018

Honorable Mention, BDAC Nocturne Plein Air Competition

Honorable Mention, BDAC Plein Air 2019


Whereintheworldispleinair? 2017, 2018 & 2019




The Local Galleria

Driggs, Idaho


Gallery 25

Ogden, Utah




Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1999

Midwestern State University

3410 Taft Blvd, Wichita Falls, TX 76308

  • All-level teacher certification endorsement

  • Studio emphasis in printmaking


Professional Experience


High School Art Instructor, 2008 – present

Two Rivers High School

955 w. 12th st., Ogden, UT 84404


High School Art Instructor, 2003 – 2008

Christian Heritage High School

Riverdale, UT


Art Coordinator, 2000-2003

Post Independent School District

200 W 6th St, Post, TX 79356


High School Art Instructor, 1999-2000

Chico High School

263 FM2952, Chico, TX 76431


Professional Memberships


Texas Education Association

Texas Art Educator Association

Utah Art Educator Association

Midway Art Association

Utah Watercolor Society