ARTIST REGISTRY

The Springfield Regional Arts Council has created a registry of artists in Springfield and our 27-county region in Southwest Missouri. The Artist Registry is compiled as a comprehensive catalogue and made available at local design trade shows and business expositions for residential and commercial purposes. Images of the artists' works are also presented in an electronic slideshow at various events and locations.

Click an artist name to learn more and get a closer look at the artist's work. Artists should only be contacted for inquiries in buying, commissioning, or exhibiting their artwork.

Artist Profiles

    Steven Schroeder


  • painting,poetry
  • Contact Info

  • https://stevenschroeder.org/
  • https://artmajeur.com/stevenschroeder
  • steven_schroeder@vacpoetry.org
  • stvnschrd@gmail.com
  • (312) 566-8194
  • About Yourself

  • Steven Schroeder is a poet and visual artist who lives and works in Chicago. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1982 and — after three years as a social worker, family counselor, and organizer in the Texas panhandle — taught religious studies, philosophy, and humanities at universities in the United States and China until retiring from teaching in 2016.

  • I grew up on the High Plains in the Texas Panhandle, and that is where I first learned to take nothing seriously. Emptiness plays an important role in both my poetry and my painting: I often find myself spending as much time on what is not there as on what is. This usually means focusing on a single image and letting the whole composition spring up around it — not a narrative but an all at once that evokes a here and now that is, here, now, neither. A likely story is likely to grow out of this when readers and viewers encounter it, but I hope my art always invites more than it contains.

  • 2022: Stories from the Road. Online exhibit at The Episcopal Church & Visual Arts (ecva.org).
    2022: Abstract HeART For All, Buttonwood Art Space, Kansas City.
    2021: Pure Enjoyment, The Creamery Art Center, Springfield, Missouri.
    2021: Visions of the Flint Hills, Buttonwood Art Space, Kansas City.
    2021: In the Silence of Our Hearts. Online exhibit at The Episcopal Church & Visual Arts (ecva.org).
    2021: Landscapes, Arts Illiana Gallery, Terre Haute, Indiana.
    2021: Home, Buttonwood Art Space, Kansas City.
    2021: Art for the Animals, Buttonwood Art Space, Kansas City.
    2021: Nature’s Bounty, Buttonwood Art Space, Kansas City.
    2020: Liturgical and Sacred Art Exhibit, Springfield Art Association, Springfield, Illinois.
    2020: “Connection,” Buttonwood Art Space, Kansas City.
    2020: “Symmetry,” Tall Grass Arts Association Gallery, Park Forest, Illinois.
    2020: “Art of Kindness,” Buttonwood Art Space, Kansas City.
    2020: “The Crow Show,” Arts Illiana Gallery, Terre Haute, Indiana.
    2019: “Celebration,” Buttonwood Art Space, Kansas City.
    2019: “Visions of the Flint Hills,” Buttonwood Art Space, Kansas City.
    2019: “Pure Enjoyment,” The Creamery Art Center, Springfield, Missouri.
    2019: "Beautiful Light. Hope. Healing. Wellness," juried art show at Buttonwood Art Space, Kansas City.
    2019: “TA-DA! Inspire. Discover. Transform," juried art show at Buttonwood Art Space, Kansas City.
    2019: Ann Metzger Memorial National All Media Exhibition, juried art show at the St. Louis Artists' Guild,
    St. Louis.
    2019: Pentimento, juried art show at the Tall Grass Arts Association Gallery, Park Forest, Illinois.
    2018: “Visions of the Flint Hills,” juried art show at Buttonwood Art Space, Kansas City.
    2018: “Pure Enjoyment,” juried art show at The Creamery Art Center, Springfield, Missouri.
    2018: Solo Exhibition. Learning to See Nothing. Eleanor Hays Art Gallery, Northern Oklahoma College,
    Tonkawa, Oklahoma
    2018: Solo Exhibition. A Gift of Fire. Chalice Abbey Center for Spirituality and the Arts, Amarillo, Texas.
    2018: “The Road Show,” juried art show at Arts Illiana Gallery, Terre Haute, Indiana
    2018: “Bloom,” juried art show at Buttonwood Art Space, Kansas City.
    2018: Arts Illiana Gallery Juried Exhibition 2018, Terre Haute, Indiana
    2018: Solo Exhibition. In the Path of Totality. The Grandview Gallery, Ada, Oklahoma.
    2018: Solo Exhibition. A Cloud of Witnesses. Fremont Public Library, Mundelein, Illinois.
    2018: Liturgical and Sacred Art Exhibit, juried art show at Springfield Art Association, Springfield, Illinois.
    2018: “Resilience: the 4 Seasons,” juried art show at Buttonwood Art Space, Kansas City.
    2018: “The Crow Show,” juried art show at Arts Illiana Gallery, Terre Haute, Indiana.
    2018: This Fragile Earth. Online exhibit at The Episcopal Church & Visual Arts (ecva.org).
    2018: Telling God Stories in the 21st Century. Online exhibit at The Episcopal Church & Visual Arts
    (ecva.org).
    2017: Solo Exhibition. Circle Dance. Arlington Green Executive Center, Arlington Heights, Illinois.
    2017: “To Reform: Artists Respond to the Reformation,” juried art show at Eide/Dalrymple Gallery,
    Augustana University, Sioux Falls, SD.
    2017: “Pure Enjoyment,” juried art show at The Creamery Art Center, Springfield, Missouri.
    2017: “Visions of the Flint Hills,” juried art show at Buttonwood Art Space, Kansas City.
    2017: “Light and Shadow,” juried art show at Mildred M. Cox Gallery, William Woods University, Fulton,
    Missouri.
    2017: “Music to My Eyes,” The Creamery Art Center, Springfield, Missouri.2017: Solo Exhibition. In A Landscape. Meet Chicago Northwest, Schaumburg, Illinois.
    2017: Ann Metzger Memorial National All Media Exhibition, juried art show at the St. Louis Artists' Guild,
    St. Louis.
    2017: “World Visions,” juried art show at Buttonwood Art Space, Kansas City.
    2017: Springfield Regional Arts Council members show The Creamery Art Center, Springfield, Missouri.
    2017: Solo Exhibition. Inflections. Rolling Meadows Library, Rolling Meadows, Illinois.
    2017: Solo Exhibition. A Mime Face on Memory. Blackstone Library, Chicago.
    2017: Solo Exhibition. Epiphany: what light does on edge. Chalice Abbey Center for Spirituality and the
    Arts, Amarillo, Texas.
    2017: “Urban+Abstract,” juried art show at Buttonwood Art Space, Kansas City.
    2016: “Pure Enjoyment,” juried art show at The Creamery Art Center, Springfield, Missouri.
    2016: “Visions of the Flint Hills,” juried art show at Buttonwood Art Space, Kansas City.
    2016: Juried Exhibition at Arts Illiana Gallery, Terre Haute, Indiana.
    2016: group exhibit at Sulzer Regional Library for the International Day of Peace, Chicago .
    2016: Liturgical and Sacred Art Exhibit, juried art show at Springfield Art Association, Springfield, Illinois.
    2015: Annual All Media Exhibition, juried art show at Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor,
    Michigan.
    2015: Horizon: Contemporary Landscape, juried art show at Community Arts Center, Danville, Kentucky.
    2015: “Pure Enjoyment,” juried art show at The Creamery Art Center, Springfield, Missouri.
    2015: “Visions of the Flint Hills,” juried art show at Buttonwood Art Space, Kansas City.
    2015: Solo Exhibition. Classic Cinemas. North Riverside, Illinois.
    2015: Solo Exhibition. Dispersed Cities: Recent Work on Paper and Canvas, The Paper Crane Gallery,
    Canyon, Texas.
    2014: Freeport Art Museum 11th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition, Freeport, Illinois.
    2014: Artists Association of Northern Colorado Online Juried Show.
    2014: Horizon: Contemporary Landscape, juried art show at Community Arts Center, Danville, Kentucky.
    2014: 5th Annual “Small Works” Exhibit, juried art show at Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti, Michigan.
    2014: “Visions of the Flint Hills,” juried art show at Buttonwood Art Space, Kansas City.
    2014: Art at the Center-The Abstract Exhibition, juried art show at the Tomahawk Ridge Community
    Center, Overland Park, Kansas.
    2014: Third Coast National, juried art show at K Space Contemporary, Corpus Christi, Texas.
    2014: St. Louis Artists’ Guild Regional Summer Exhibition, juried art show at the St. Louis Artists’ Guild,
    St. Louis, Missouri.
    2014: “Art of the Center,” juried art show at the Tomahawk Ridge Community Center, Overland Park,
    Kansas.

    Ph.D. University of Chicago · Ethics & Society · 1982
    M.A. University of Chicago · Divinity · 1976
    B.A. Valparaiso University · Psychology · 1974



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