Eric Stegmaier Illustration
11/9/2018 "Life and Death" diptych to be used as album cover art
The San Diego-based band "The Donnis Trio" will be releasing a new album in early 2019 that will feature my "Life and Death" diptych as its cover art. This will be the second album cover for The Donnis Trio that features my work (the first was for their single "Time to Forget"). Additionally, Nate Donnis penned and performed an amazing song inspired by my "Life and Death" piece called "Time to Go", which can be found here:

I am so excited for this new album to drop, and am very grateful to Nate for his artistry and for this opportunity. Check out "The Donnis Trio" here"

4/23/2018 Archaeology Boot Camp
I am extremely proud to announce that I am developing an after-school curriculum that I will begin teaching in August 2018 called "Archaeology Boot Camp". This course, designed for grades 8-12, is being developed in partnership with Milestone C, whose mission is to "Motivate and empower future STEAM leaders to make confident college and career decisions".

I am very much looking forward to working with Milestone C and their host school(s), and I am honored to be added to their prestigious roster of instructors.

For more information about Milestone C, visit:
For more information about the "Archaeology Boot Camp", please visit


5/5/2017 Milford Arts Council "Spring Showcase" Invitational: Firehouse Gallery
I'm honored to have shown two paintings... and to have sold one :-) at Milford Arts Council's "Spring Showcase" invitational: April 3- May 5, 2017 at the Firehouse Gallery, 81 Naugatuck Ave.

6/4/2016- CT Collaborative: Salmagundi Club NYC
I'm proud to be part of the Connecticut Collaborative exhibition at the Salmagundi Club in Manhattan June 5-18, 2016. Please join me at the artists reception on June 9 from 6 - 8 pm. Visit for more info.

9/14/2015: Music Inspired by Art
I am positively honored to have one of my paintings serve as the inspiration for a beautiful song written and performed by Nate Donnis of The Donnis Trio and Rodello's Machine.

Check it out here:

5/21/2015: Two Hundred + Archaeological Illustrations Published
After over a decade of work, travel, and collaboration, the final report for the excavations in the Late Roman Fort at Yotvata in southern Israel (which contains over 200 illustrations of mine), has been published!

It was a wonderful project led by two of the best directors in the field, and I'm honored to have been a part of it. For more information, go to

3/24/2015: Band logo/album art *UPDATE *
The Donnis Trio's awesome new track "Time to Forget" (featuring original artwork by me) is now available on iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify. Check it out!

1/7/2015: Band logo/album art
My art will be accompanying The Donnis Trio's new track release entitled "Time to Forget." I will post the completed artwork to this site and my FB page at the appropriate time. This promises to be a really fun project! Check out the band's website on

5/28/2014: Otto Magazine Announcement
I'm honored to announce that my painting "Morning's Glory" has been accepted to be included in volume 11 of "Otto", Tunxis College's art and literary magazine.
5/21/2014- NY Air National Guard Prints
I'm pleased to announce that the commemorative prints of "That Others May Live" have been sent to members of the New York Air National Guard's 101st, 102nd, and 103rd Rescue Squadrons. I'm honored to have my work hanging in the homes and offices of the men and women of the 106th Rescue Wing!
11-22-2013 Arms and Artist Day: Higgins Armory- Worcester, MA

I just spent a fantastic day at the Higgins Armory (which is closing its doors after 83 years on December 31) as an invited artist for an "Arms and Artist" day. I spent the afternoon with several amazing artists- including the one and only James Gurney- sketching and shooting reference photos of the objects and architecture from this amazing place. It is our collective hope to launch an exhibition of the artwork generated by all of the artists as a final "tip of the hat" to the Higgins.

Thanks to the staff at Higgins Armory and to all of the wonderful artists that I met yesterday. A special thanks to artist Greg Shea for organizing this event and for inviting me to take part!


Upcoming Exhibition: "Keepin' It Real" Sept. 7-28, 2013
An exhibition featuring over 60 works by 4 award-winning CT artists: Ajay Brainard, Sean Michanczyk, Charles Santarpia, and me!

Guest Juror for Milford Arts Council's "Land and Sea" Exhibition

Firehouse Gallery- Milford, CT
I'm honored to be serving as the guest juror for the "Land and Sea" exhibition at the Firehouse Gallery in Milford, CT. The show dates are August 29th- September 27th, 2013. I hope to see you at the opening!
New Project!
I'm starting a painting that will be the centerpiece of a limited edition series of prints that will commemorate 3 NY Air National Guard squadrons' service in Afghanistan. I should have images up on the site by March (since that's when the prints are due).
Another New Show Scheduled
"The Evident and the Essence" will be opening at the Farmington Valley Arts Center's Fisher Gallery in Avon, CT on August 4, 2012 from 6-8pm. This show is the second collaboration between Sean Michanczyk and myself. Come check it out!

25 Arts Center Ln
Avon, CT 06001

"The Unveiling" to be featured in Hartford Courant
The Unveiling will be showcased in the "My Towns" section of the Hartford Courant on Sunday May 27.

Painting accepted into CT Academy of Fine Arts 2012 show!
The Unveiling has been accepted into the 2012 CT Academy of Fine Arts Exhibition at the Mystic Arts Center. The show is up from May 25 - July14, with the opening reception on June 7 from 6-8pm. Hope to see you there!

The Mystic Arts Center
9 Water Street
Mystic, Connecticut 06355
Open 11:00 - 5:00 daily & weekends

New show scheduled!
The Evident & the Essence at Farmington Valley Art Center's Fisher Gallery. This show is slated for August 2012 and is another collaborative with Sean Michanczyk. More details to come.

Farmington Valley Arts Center
25 Arts Center Lane
Avon, CT 06001

Upcoming exhibition
Plantsville Art Opening: Pinxit: New Works by Sean Michanczyk & Eric Stegmaier

Paris in Plantsville Gallery and Studio is pleased to announce the opening of Pinxit: New Works by Sean Michanczyk & Eric Stegmaier on view from April 14 to May 1, 2012. Pinxit presents some 20 traditional and trompe l’oeil works completed by the award-winning artists over the past two years.

Michanczyk’s trompe l’oeils, with their rich palettes and traditional themes, successfully blend a Baroque style with modern materials and subjects.

Stegmaier’s work explores a vast range of natural, historical, and literary subjects in both charcoal and oils. His style, self-described as being “loosely tight”, reflects compositional complexity and attention to detail.

Paris in Plantsville is located at 15 West Main St. Plantsville, CT 06479. For more information, please call 860.426.1149.
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"Morning's Glory" Wins Best in Show Award at FVAC
Paris In Plantsville Resident Artist Eric Stegmaier recently won Fisher Award of Excellence/Best in Show at The Farmington Valley Arts Center show Interpretations and Inspirations juried by Clinton Deckert.

Fisher Award of Excellence/Best in Show:
Eric Stegmaier, West Hartford, CT, Morning's Glory, Oil on Canvas Board

Interpretations and Inspirations
An open juried exhibit of artwork selected by Clinton Deckert.
October 7-31, 2011

FVAC Fisher Gallery, 25 Arts Center Lane, Avon, CT 860.678.1867
Gallery Hours Wednesday - Saturday, 12:00-4:00p.m.
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