Scott Stephens is Professor of Art and Chair of the Department of Art. He earned his MFA degree from the University of Alabama and the BFA from Washington University in St. Louis.
His studio practice is in large-format printmaking and historic photographic processes. He directs the printmaking concentration and assists with instruction in the photography program. His interests in big prints has lead to the creation of large-format print facilities at Montevallo featuring a 44 x 84 inch Takach etching press that is suitable for intaglio, relief, plate lithography and monoprinting techniques.
Stephens’ prints have been seen in over 100 exhibitions and are held in regional public collections as well as private and corporate collections nationally. His work has been recognized with a fellowship from the Southern Arts Federation/National Endowment for the Arts and two individual artist fellowships from the Alabama State Council on the Arts in 1992 and 2002. In 2006 Stephens was designated the Carnegie Foundation CASE Alabama Professor of the Year.
Tina Horenkamp Simonton
Quilts of Gee's Bend
Film and Camera: Selections from The Do Good Fund
About the Hoover Public Library Galleries
Visual art is an integral to the Hoover Public Library. We have a vast permanent collection ranging from purchase awards from our Southern Voices featured artists to pieces selected to complement our facility. Through our partnership with the Bluff Park Art Association, we sometimes host pieces from their permanent collection. We have a Frank Fleming sculpture on permanent loan from them as well.
We own two photography collections, Chip Cooper's Alabama Troubadours collection and photos of Joe Minter's Sculpture garden. These travel for display throughout the Hoover/Birmingham area.
To encourage art for all ages, the Hoover Public Library displays artwork by children from Hoover schools.
We rotate the displays in our other galleries to exhibit nationally and regionally juried artists (Friends Gallery and Plaza Gallery) as well as up-and-coming local artists (Administrative Gallery).