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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Craig Screven

Silent Presence Gallery
Work P.O. Box 4344
Dayton Ohio 45401 United States
Website: Silent Presence Gallery


Craig Screven is a 1989 graduate of Dunbar High School and a 1993 graduate of the Ohio State University where he majored in drawing and painting. While at the Ohio State University, he had the opportunity to take classes under nationally known African American Artist, Pheoris West. He had his art accepted in 2011 and 2013 Black Creativity National African American Art exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Illinois.  He is the owner and curator of Silent Presence Gallery. He has exhibited his artwork in Ohio, Kentucky, Nevada, New York,  Washington D.C., California and on the Internet.  Craig is deeply involved in exploring the computer as a tool for creating his art.  His digital images have been included in exhibits as far away as California.

Artist Statement

I create emotional and expressional impressions of life.  They are created in several mediums such as digital, pastels, watercolor, oil paint, and wood.  Color, line, space, figure, and movement are important elements.  Events (parties, sports, and family gathering), music, history, and other African American artists influence my work. 


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