Awards and Honors

 

Selected Exhibitions

 

     La Quinta Arts Festival, La Quinta, CA; 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

           (award-winner), 2010, 2009, 2008, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002

     Bayou City Art Festival, Houston, TX;  2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

     Sausalito Art Festival, Sausalito, CA; 2009, 2008, 2007, 2005, 2004

           (award winner)

     Park City Kimball Art Festival, Park City, UT; 2009, 2007

     La Jolla Festival of the Arts, La Jolla, CA; 2013, 2012, 2011 (award-

           winner), 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003 (Featured

           Poster Artist), 2002, 2001

     The Artist’s Magazine International Competition,  Finalist 2006,

           2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1997

     Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition, 26th Annual,

           Golden, CO.  1999

     Midwest Watercolor Society, 22nd Annual National Exhibition,

           St. Joseph, MI.  1998

     Louisiana Watercolor Society, 28th Annual International Exhibition,

           New Orleans, LA.  1998

     Arizona Watercolor Association, Juried Member Exhibitions,

           2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997

     “The Best and the Brightest”, Scottsdale Artists’ School,

           Scottsdale, AZ, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1998

 

Awards

 

     FIRST PLACE - WATERCOLOR, Indian Wells Art Festival, 2014

     SECOND PLACE - WATERCOLOR, Indian Wells Art Festival, 2013

     COVER ARTIST, 15th Annual Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour, 2011

     BEST OF SHOW - PAINTING, La Jolla Festival of the Arts, 2011

     AWARD OF MERIT - PAINTING, La Quinta Art Festival, 2011

     SECOND PLACE - WATERCOLOR, Indian Wells Art Festival, 2009

     FIRST PLACE - WATERCOLOR, Indian Wells Art Festival, 2008

     BEST OF SHOW, Anthem Art Festival, 2008

     FINALIST, June 2006, International Artist Magazine Painting Challenge

           No. 33 - Seascapes, Rivers, and Lakes

     FEATURED POSTER ARTIST, Carefree Fine Art and Wine Festivals,

           2006

     SECOND PLACE-WATERCOLOR, Sausalito Art Festival, September 2004

     FINALIST, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1997. The Artist’s

           Magazine International Art Competition

     FINALIST, June 2003, International Artist Magazine Painting Challenge

           No. 15 - Seascapes, Rivers, and Lakes

     FEATURED POSTER ARTIST, La Jolla Festival of Fine Art, June 2003

     FIRST PLACE COVER WINNER, December 2002, North Light

           Magazine Cover Contest

     BEST OF SHOW, November 2000.  Arizona Watercolor Association Fall

           Exhibition

     FIRST PLACE- WATERMEDIA, February 2002; February 2000. “The

           Best and the Brightest”, Scottsdale Artists’ School

     PURCHASE AWARD FOR THE SCHOOL’S PERMANENT COLLECTION

           February  1998. “The Best and the Brightest,” Scottsdale Artists’ School


Publications
 

     ImagesAZ Magazine; November 2011, “Connecting to Beauty” by Donna

           Kublin

     Watercolor Artist; October 2008, “A Place in the Sun” by Paula

           Theotocatos

     International Artist; February / March 2008, Landscape Competition

           Finalist

     ImagesAZ Magazine; October 2006, “Romantic Settings in Watercolor -

           Steve Stento” by Paula Theotocatos

     Watercolor Magic; October 2006, “Testing the Waters” by Michelle Taute

     International Artist; June / July 2006, Seascapes, Rivers, and Lakes

           Finalists

     The Arizona Republic; January 20, 2006, Weekend Living

     Sonoran News; January 18 - 24, 2006, “Artist featured at Carefree Fine

           Art and Wine Festival”

     Alaska Airlines Magazine; January 2006, article on Carefree Fine Art

           and Wine Festival “...featured artist Steve Stento”

     Mesa Foothills; January 2006, Featured Artist of the Month

     The Artist’s Magazine; January 2006, “The Perfect Exposure” by Lisa

           Wurster and Kate Mesch

     Anthem/Deer Valley Independent; December 21, 2005, cover story on

           Anthem Fine Art Festival by Mica Mulloy

     SPLASH 8 - Watercolor Discoveries; North Light Books, 2004

     International Artist; June / July 2003, Seascapes, Rivers, and Lakes

           Finalists

     San Diego Home / Garden Lifestyles; June 2003, “2003 La Jolla

           Festival of the Arts Poster Artist Steve Stento”

     North Light Magazine; February 2003, 10th Annual North Light Cover

           Contest

     SPLASH 7 - A celebration of Light; North Light Books, 2002

 

 

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