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Winter of 2013-14
Bali, Indonesia

For the winter of 2013-14 Stephen Bennett, Amanda Carson and volunteers conducted workshops in Bali, Indonesia. These workshops inspired over 250 young artists!

Workshops were held in:

The BIS, (
www.baliinternationalschool.com)

The Green School (www.greenschool.org)

Bali Spirit Fest (www.balispiritfestival.com)

Art of Living (www.artofliving.org)

'The 5th Invitation to Love', A Valentines Day fundraiser for handicapped children and adults.

2010 - 2011
December 10 to April 30

Faces of the World Exhibit

Press Reception
Tuesday, January 11 from 1pm to 4pm


A large selection of Stephen Bennett's World Portraits-many of which are 7 x 5 feet will be on display.

East Gallery
Atlantis, The Palm
Dubai

2010
October 21 to November 19

"World Portraits Exhibit & United Nations Stamps"

Opening Reception
Friday, October 22 at 6:00pm


A selection of World Portraits-some of which appear on the latest Indigenous People series of 18 stamps produced by the UN Postal Administration for 2010 plus the 18 produced for 2009 will be on display.

Lobby Show Walls
133 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY

2010
October 21

First Day of Issue - United Nations Postal Stamps

Thursday, October 21
from 9:00am to 5:00pm


Second Series of UN Postage Stamps issued that feature 18 of Stephen Bennett's World Portraits.

ASDA Mega Stamp Show
The New Yorker Hotel
481 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY

Buy Stamps Online Here.

2009
November 12 to 28

"Uniting Through Faces"
A selection of portraits from January 2009 United Nations exhibit, New York.

Opening Reception
November 12th, 6:00pm


Repton Art Gallery
Nad Al Sheba 3 & 4
Dubai, UAE
Phone Number (Landline): +9714 426 9393
GPS Coordinates:
N25° 08.750'
E55° 22.626'

2009
Thursday, October 8

UNITED NATIONS Indigenous People Series of Stamps Featuring 18 World Portraits by Stephen Bennett


First Day of Issue & Meet the Artist
11am to 3pm • New Yorker Hotel
481 Eighth Avenue, NYC


The United Nations Postal Administration is featuring Stephen Bennett's World Portraits for their 2009 Indigenous People postage stamps. The series of 18 stamps will be issued in 3 countries and 3 languages at the United Nations headquarters/offices located in Austria, Switzerland and the United States.


(Left) Sheet of 6 United Nations postage stamps specifically for the United States. All 18 stamps are available for purchase as of October 8 at all 3 UN locations. To see other designs, please click here.

2009
March 9 - March 12

"Uniting through Faces"

LAC Gallery
9490 Genesee Ave
La Jolla,CA 92037
Please contact (347) 232 8996 for more information.



(Left) Goggle Girl
Acrylic on Canvas
80 x 64 inches
Tanzania

2009
March 8

NIKA Water Launch Party

Sunday, March 8, 4:00PM

Host: Jeff Church / NIKA Water
Location: La Jolla Country Day School
9490 Genesee Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037 US
Phone: (858) 472-2064

Please join us to celebrate the launch of NIKA Water!

Stephen Bennett has donated his portraits to the NIKA label will also be at the launch together with some of his great artwork.

For more information about NIKA Water, please visit www.nikawater.org

2008
October 8 - October 31

"South East Asia and Back"


Artist Reception
Tuesday Oct. 21, 5:30-7:30pm

The show in MV's Wolfe Gallery includes portrait paintings from Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, and Morocco. This exhibit is a preview of his upcoming show FACE to FACE, Uniting Humanity, at the United Nations Visitor's Lobby, New York in Aug. 2009.

Wolfe Gallery
Toledo, OH
Open Weekdays 8:30-5:30 pm
Contact: 917.238.1173 and 718.389.9210 or 419.517.3802

(Left) "Bario Baseball" 80 x 64 inches , Acrylic on Canvas, Sarawak 2006

2008
September 12 to October 7

Between Worlds: PTSD and Other Effects of War
A Group Art Exhibition


Artist Reception
September 12th: 6-8pm

The group includes Mario Verta, Stephen Bennett, Rita Leistner, M.J. Alhabeeb, Anastasia Nelson, Davis Scott Woodard, Terry Mahy and Ernie Velasco.

Chancellor's International House - Davis
10 College Park
Davis, CA

(Left) PNG, WWII Veteran

2008
July 18 to August 15

"Friends and Family: Portraits"


Artist Reception
Friday, July 18th: 5-9pm and
Saturday, July 19th: 4-6pm


Stephen Bennett will show 12 images of his "Faces of the World" series.

Red Bluff Art Gallery
516 Walnut Street
Red Bluff, CA 96080


View Press Release

(Left) 100 Mile Smile

2008
July 10 to July 13

"Our People Our Culture"


Lecture and Exhibition
Orang Ulu House,
Sarawak Cultural Village, Malaysia
Curated by Irene Lim Ai Soik
Sponsored by the Sarawak Tourism Board

(Left) Longboat to Longhouse

2008
May 1st to June 12th

KINSHIP
Stephen Bennett:
One Man Show


Curator: L.L. Powers
Sponsor: The Durst Organization

Conde Nast
4 Times Square @ 42nd Street
New York,NY

(Left) Baby Powder Flower Power
Papua New Guinea
80 x 64 inches
Acrylic on canvas
April 2008

2008
March 1st thru May 1st

"Face Out"


Highlighting the progress made by the Australian government towards the recognition and apology to the Stolen Generation

ELLIMAN GALLERY
299 Bedford Avenue,
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
(347) 232-8996

(Left) "Drinking Camp"
Acrylic on canvas, 80 x 64 inches,
Katherine, Australia. 2004.

2008
May 8th to May 11th

Join Stephen and Soaringwords in New Orleans as we connect with hundreds of children and families that were affected by Hurricane Katrina.

For more information please go to www.soaringwords.org

2008
Tuesday, March 14th

KINSHIP,
Stephen Bennett:
One Man Show


Artist Reception
Thursday, Thursday March 20th


Lobby Gallery
1155 Avenue of the Americas
(between 44th and 45th Street)
New York

Curator: L.L. Powers
Sponsor: The Durst Organization

(Left) "Beach Baby"
Acrylic on canvas
80 x 64 inches
2008

2007
November 15 to December 16

FACE to FACE, Uniting Humanity


Artist Reception
Thursday, November 15
6pm to 9pm


An exhibit of Stephen Bennett's large-scale (5'x7') portraits of indigenous peoples. This previews an exhibit to be featured at the United Nations in 2008. To encourage corporate sponsorship to benefit Faces of the World Inc. a non profit educational organization.

At the James Gray Gallery until December 16.
For location and hours please visit:
http://jamesgraygallery.com/


(Above) A Berber Shepherd along the roadside on the way to Ouarzazate. (Right) Mint tea and melon for breakfast at the Berber camp in the dunes of Erg Chebbi before travelling back to Rissani

2007
September 11th to October 4th

Toured the Erg Chebbi Dunes, Atlas Mountains, and surrounding countryside of Morocco, North Africa.


Read more about Stephen’s trip to New Orleans at the Soaringwords organization website.

2007
August 21st

Montifiore Hospital, New York. Stephen and his team help create colourful portraits and more importantly, “Soaring Smiles”, in many wards at the Children's Hospital of Montefiore during workshops held there.


2007
July 19 to October 19th

“Into Their Eyes” Portrait
Painting Exhibit


Meet the Artist Reception
Friday, August 10 - 6pm to 8pm
At Planet Thailand, 133 North 7th Street
Williamsburg, Brooklyn until August 31.

This exhibit celebrates International Day for the Worlds Indigenous People being held at the United Nations Headquarters.

2007
July 1 to August 31

Exhibit of Indigenous Portraits


United Nations Visitor’s Lobby

2007
February 15 to December 31

Stephen is presently in his New York studio painting portraits of peoples of Papua New Guinea, Papua and Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand.

 

(Left) Stephen painting woman of the Karen Tribe from Northern Thailand. He only uses photos that he's personally taken as visual reference.

2006-2007
October 1 to February 14

Toured Papua New Guinea,
Papua (Indonesia) and
Peninsular Malaysia.

(Left) Attended the annual "Goroka Show"in Papua New Guinea to photograph and interview 80 tribes of Highlanders.These tribes compete through dance and colorful costumes made of feathers, birds, mud, beetles, moss, paints, animal hides, beads, plants and pleated leaves.

(Left)Indigenous Asli children gather around Stephen in the Cameron Highlands in Peninsular Malaysia.


2006
July 1 to August 31
(Exhibit was extended to September 30)


Exhibit of paintings at the Sarawak Museum, Kuching, Sarawak, East Malaysia and teaching portrait painting workshops at schools and cultural centers in Kuching.