Ralph L. Steeds



223 Church Street                                       Home Phone: (910) 843-3559
Red Springs NC 28377                                          e-mail rsteeds@nc.rr.com

I own and operate a professional printmaking shop in Red Springs North Carolina. 
The shop is fully equipped with a lithographic press and etching press.  All  inks, supplies and materials are on hand to produce professional, original prints.
I print my own hand pulled lithographs, relief and monotype prints.  The shop is open by invitation to artists wishing to produce (under my direction) hand pulled original lithographs on stone or metal plates, relief prints, monotypes and experimental one of a kind works.       
1975 to 2008 (retired from teaching 2008)  teaching experience at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Pembroke, North Carolina. Teaching, etching, lithography, silkscreen, drawing, painting, The History of American Indian Art and Foundation Courses.Responsible for the supervision and maintenance of the printmaking workshop (studio) at The University of North Carolina At Pembroke from 1975 to 2008. Instructor (Two Graduate Assistant ships), simultaneously, University of Oklahoma, responsible for teaching two classes in intaglio for both advanced and beginning students, a class in silkscreen, and an independent studies class in painting, 1972 to 73.Instructor (Graduate Assistant) at University of Oklahoma, teaching beginning printmaking, fall 1972. Instructor (Graduate Assistant) at University of Oklahoma, teaching beginning drawing, spring 1972.
2005 summer. Taught American Indian Art History for three weeks at Chung Yuan Christian University, Chung – Li Taiwan.


Bachelor of Arts
in Education.  University of Central Oklahoma, 1966

Graduate Study
Master of Fine Arts.  University Of Oklahoma, 1973.  Printmaking and Painting.
Post Graduate work in printmaking and drawing, 1974 – 1975.

Participated in the summer workshop on Printmaking (wood-block printing). Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle Maine. 2003.

Studied at the Tamarind Institutes Summer Workshop for professionals and teachers in the techniques necessary for successful printing with aluminum plates. This was a four-week workshop which included the theory and chemistry of metal plate lithography, drawing techniques and materials, processing and editioning. Color theory and multiple runs were also taught.  July 8-August 2, 1996.

Appointed to Professor Emeritus, March 2, 2006.
Received the Special Recognition Award for service to the university and the regional community. May 9, 2003.
Received the Adolph Dial Faculty Award for creative work.  Presented by Pembroke State University (University of North Carolina at Pembroke). 1992.

Commission granted by the Fayetteville Museum of Art, Fayetteville, North Carolina.  An edition of 175 lithographs for the donors of the Museum.

“Boxed-In”, nineteen poems and five etching, by Gar Bethel and Ralph Steeds.
(A limited edition, hand bound book containing five hand printed etchings in each copy.)

Designed the book cover for “Small Wonder,” a collection of poems by Gar Bethel.  The book was published by Point Rider Press, at The University of Oklahoma, Norman Oklahoma.

“A Traveling Circus”, a book of poems by Gar Bethel, with the cover art and containing five hand pulled lithographs by Ralph Steeds.


Adam Cave Fine Art Gallery
115 1/2 East Hargett Street 2nd floor
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601

email : gallery@adamcavefineart.com 
ph: (919) 838 6692
website : http://www.adamcavefineart.com  

Mr. Ben Pickard       
Pickard Art Gallery Inc.
541 Northwest 39th Street
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Phone: (405) 524 3514
e-mail  pickart@coxinet.net


Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art,  1900 W. MacArthur, Shawnee Oklahoma 74804.
The Cameron Art Museum collection,
Joel and Lila Harnett Print Study Center, University of Richmond Museums
Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Study Collection, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa.
University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas
Bristol Myers, Inc., Morrisville, North Carolina
Duke Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina
Polo, Incorporated, Houston and Dallas, Texas
Lawrimore Communications Inc., Charlotte, North Carolina
Fayetteville Museum of Art, Fayetteville, North Carolina
Study Collection, University of Southern California at Chico State University
Collection, Larson Drawing Collection, Trahern Gallery, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville Tennessee.
Pilot Life Insurance Company, Fayetteville, North Carolina.
Johnston Properties Inc., of Greensboro, North Carolina
Westover Company Inc., Greensboro, North Carolina
Winstone Press Archive Collection.
Private Collection, Sidney Chafetz, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
Drs Helen C.M. Marres Schretlen, Rijksprentenkabinet, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
The Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio.
Collection, House of Humor and Satire, Gabrovo, Bulgaria.
Collection, Kohler Art Library, Study Collection, Madison, Wisconsin.
Collection, the Texas Tech University, Color Print Study Collection, Lubbock Texas.
Southern Graphics international print collection and Archives.

Private Collections in Korea, Brazil, Japan, England, Netherlands and others.

Included in over 225 National, International and Regional exhibitions since 1980.

Participated intwelve invitational exchange print portfolios since 1996.

Complete list available upon request.

© Ralph L. Steeds 2008