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Historic Displays At Shanghai EXPO

Already 1,000,000 visitors have viewed Steve's work displayed at Coca-Cola's Pavilion during the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.

Originally Posted on October 18th by Ted Ryan at 03:43:12 AM in Global:

"The main theme of the Coke Pavilion at EXPO is about the Happiness Factory and the various films and characters that have been developed. 

We have several displays of our artifacts sprinkled around the building.  Two packaging displays highlight the innovation theme of the pavilion.  One is our classic bottle chronology showing the evolution of the package to the contour bottle.  The second is the a display of our space can and dispenser.  Both of these displays are in the common plaza that does not require the guest to wait in line to see.

Then, outside the VIP and meeting area, two of our Steve Penley paintings are on display.  All three of the exhibits are popular and attract crowds and comments."

To view article and see paintings please visit Coca-Cola's blog:

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Carrie Penley October 26, 2010 0 tags (show)

Flowers, Red



Flowers on Red Background
Archival Gilcee on 310g 100% Cotton Paper
Image size: 24" x 24"

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Carrie Penley October 03, 2010 0 tags (show)

Bulldogs shirts are here!

Finally, Bulldog shirts have arrived!  

Printed on American Apparel 100% cotton super soft shirts 

in red and heather grey.



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Carrie Penley September 28, 2010 0 tags (show)

Alys Sound


July 29, 2010

Inaugural "Alys Sound" Event Scheduled for Labor Day Weekend

Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 4, and plan to attend “Alys Sound.”

This unique musical event will be hosted in conjunction with an art show at the red loggia at Caliza, tentatively featuring the artwork of Steve Penley (  

The event will be open to the public, and a cash bar will be available.

A brief schedule of events is outlined below, and more details will be posted soon.

  • (4 p.m.) Appetizer menu available at Caliza
  • (4 to 6 p.m.) Music in the Pedestrian Path
  • (4 to 7 p.m.) Music and Art Exhibit in Loggia at Caliza

August 10, 2010

'Alys Sound' Event Scheduled for Labor Day Weekend

Relax as Art Imitates Life Through the Natural Sounds of Alys Beach

Alys Beach, FL - (August 10, 2010) – In celebration of Labor Day weekend, Alys Beach, in conjunction with Escape to Create, is proud to host ‘Alys Sound’ on Saturday, September 4, from 4 to 6 p.m. along the pedestrian path. In addition, live jazz will be performed by Sean Dietrich ( from 5 to 8 p.m. at Caliza, with artwork by Steve Penley ( being featured at Caliza Pool.

Dr. Charles Norman Mason - creator of ‘Alys Sound’ and Escape to Create ( artist-in-residence - teaches composition at Birmingham-Southern College and in the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. For a number of years, Mason has explored an area of interest he calls Music for Porous Architecture. He has written a number of pieces contemplating what it means to take into consideration the architectural space within which the work would appear.

 “As we were walking down the street or pathway in Alys Beach, I noticed that there are many beautiful sounds,” said Mason. “From the dry wispy sound of wind blowing through the palm trees to the water gurgling from pet watering fountains, ‘Alys Sound’ will use those natural sounds to create aural beauty that complements the natural sound of the passageway and encourages pedestrians to slow down as they are walking the path so they might observe more of the visual and aural beauty.”

 The concept of Alys Sound employs six musicians who will merge with pre-recorded music/sound from eight speakers. The live musicians will provide a beautiful, contemplative, sonorous sound that will naturally produce canonic textures as a result of distance. For example, if two musicians are performing the same music, but are separated by distance, the result will sound, to a listener, as if the distant musician is echoing the nearer musician. The pre-recorded portions will consist of music that interacts with the live musicians and create beautiful sonorities derived from local sounds such as waves, shells and wind. 

 Many of the ideas will have their parallel with architecture. For example, just as an architect uses visual space to affect the flow of people through a house, music will be used to affect the flow of people through a space. The music will also be used to draw people to special spots that they may overlook otherwise, or to define large spaces, just as a designer might use a sculpture at the end of each street to define the visual space.

 Mason has received many awards for his compositions including the American Composers Orchestra “Playing it Unsafe” prize, the 2005 Rome Prize, the Premi Internacional de Composició Musical Ciutat de Tarragona Orchestra Music prize, and a National Endowment of the Arts Individual Artist Award. His music is published by Living Artist Publishing and is available on ten different compact disc recordings. For further information about Dr. Mason, please visit,


One of the most beautiful new towns in the world, Alys Beach is located on Scenic Highway 30A in Florida's panhandle, along what The New York Times said "may be the best beach in the continental U.S." The resort town's extraordinary architectural vision drew inspirations from both Bermuda and the family courtyard homes of Antigua, Guatemala. When complete, Alys Beach will be home to 900 villas and courtyard homes, as well as restaurants, parks, shops and other resort amenities. Alys Beach is the first Fortified...for Safer Living® community in the world, and all homes are built to Florida's Green Home Designation Standard. For home sales or vacation rental information, please call 866-481-8387 or visit


Established in 1993 as an artist residency program, Escape to Create's mission is to foster the creation of art that teaches and inspires by offering artists a supportive environment for creative work and to further the appreciation of the arts as an integral part of community life.Escape to Create is supported by a vibrant community that celebrates artistic endeavor through residencies,literary conferences, theatrical events, lectures, exhibitions and school visitations throughout the year. For more information, contact Malayne DeMars, 850-534-0000,

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Carrie Penley August 17, 2010 0 tags (show)


In a bright yellow, this reproduction has depth, vividness and the ability to modernize any traditional setting or stand on its own in a minimal interior.  For those who are not afraid of color this is for you.

Flowers on Yellow
Archival Gilcee on 310g 100% Cotton Paper
Image size: 24" x 24"

Stretched canvas and custom sizes available by request.

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Carrie Penley August 14, 2010 0 tags (show)

H Stockton Tailgate 2010

Vince Dooley Book Signing, Steve Penley Art Display & Catered Varsity Lunch. Saturday, August 21st, Park Place

Join us on Saturday, August 21st at H. Stockton Park Place from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. as we celebrate our Tailgate Kickoff in style. Vince Dooley will be in the store autographing his new book Vince Dooley's Garden: A Horticultural Journey of a Football Coach from 12-3 P.M. Steve Penley, Atlanta's premier artist and illustrator of Coach Dooley's book, will be with us all day displaying his artwork. So, stop in to enjoy a world famous Varsity chili dog as we kick of the football season. Check out our Facebook for more details.

For more information please visit

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Carrie Penley August 12, 2010 0 tags (show)

Georgia Music Hall of Fame

Macon, Georgia: Cradle of American Music, Works by Steve Penley
On display Sept. 10, 2010 - July 9, 2011 

Macon, Georgia: Cradle of American Musiwill feature more than 20 portraits of musicians by nationally recognized artist Steve Penley. Although he was born in Chattanooga, Penley grew up in Macon, where he was influenced early on by television, comic books and music. This exhibition pays homage to the many musicians also connected with the Southern city including Little Richard, Otis Redding, the Allman Brothers Band, R.E.M., James Brown, Robert McDuffie and others.

Best known for his portraits of popular icons, from George Washington, Albert Einstein and Winston Churchill to Coca-Cola, Penley's signature style employs bold color, strong brush strokes and vivid imagery. His work has been shown in multiple exhibitions and galleries in Atlanta, New York City and Washington D.C. and commissioned by prominent corporate and private collectors around the world. Penley was also the official artist of the G-8 Summit on Georgia's Sea Island in 2004. He has published two books of his work, Penley (Longstreet Press) and The Reconstruction of America (Mercer Press) and was named "Georgia Author of the Year" in 2002. He also illustrated Vince Dooley's Garden (John F. Blair Press), a book about the legendary football coach's passion for horticulture. 

Penley Preview Party
Thurs. Sept. 9, 2010

$25 for General Public
$10 for Georgia Music Hall of Fame members at Solo, Duet and Band levels
Free for Hall of Fame Members at the Friend, Patron and Benefactor levels
Meet and mingle with Steve Penley while enjoying colorful cocktails, heavy hors d'oeuvres, music from Macon and an exclusive ribbon cutting ceremony for the exhibition. For reservations, call 478-751-3334 or e-mail:

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Carrie Penley August 11, 2010 0 tags (show)

Reagan Edition


View a recent edition offered of Reagan and see how paint is added to each reproduction to give every one its own uniqueness.  Only 85 reproductions are available in this edition.

Archival Giclee Reproduction on 310g Art Paper

Signed, Painted On, and Numbered Edition of 85

 Size: 24" x 24"


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Carrie Penley July 23, 2010 0 tags (show)

Framing Made Easy

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Carrie Penley July 23, 2010 0 tags (show)

Lincoln Print - Glenn Beck 8/28 Project

** This promotion is now closed.  Thank you for your participation.  A version of this print will be available soon on our site.  

Donate $100 or more and you will receive a print of Steve Penley's Restoring Honor: Abraham Lincoln.  Proceeds will benefit Special Operations Wounded Warrior Foundation.  This promotion will continue until the 2,500 donated prints are exhausted, at which time the promotion will end. The prints will be shipped in 5-6 weeks from the end-date of the promotion.  

Abraham Lincoln

Signed Lithograph on 100 lb. paper
by Steve Penley
Size:  22" x 28"

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Carrie Penley July 15, 2010 0 tags (show)