About

About

I was born Jim Maas and raised in Parchment, Michigan. I married Skipper Stipe, and in our union we created the name StipeMaas. I originally came to Athens with Skipper who would begin study at the University of Georgia School of Law in 1988. I finished an MFA at the university the same year that Skipper completed her law degree, and we have lived in Athens ever since. We have two girls, as well as a variety of animals, including a dog, a few cats, and two miniature horses, which keeps us busy.

I am currently working in the Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library at UGA. After completing my Master of Archival Studies from Clayton State University, I set upon a path to work as an archivist, and am currently processing collections as an assistant. Through the years I have worked as a custodian, a stained glass Artist, an Art museum preparator, a carpenter and an electrician, while in constant pursuit of painting. I have always followed the mold of an Artist, having won my first Art contest in first grade, and I have traveled that path ever since. I have shown my work in galleries, taught painting classes and kids' Art camps, documented Art collections, been an Art Show juror, a gallery guard, a clay maker, and I've built large scale outdoor sculptures to name just a few things. I seem to have been able to put my hand onto just about every area of the Art world at least once.

I work in a variety of media including oil, oil pastel, watercolor, acrylic, stained glass, printmaking, and drawing, and have shown in Athens and Atlanta as well as in Kalamazoo for the past thirty years or so. I normally work in landscapes, usually describing a mood that is sometimes quiet, sometimes intense, and gravitates toward the Spiritual.


Education

Master of Archival Studies, Clayton State University, Morrow, Georgia, 2016
Master of Fine Arts, Painting, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, 1992
Bachelor of Science, Art, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1989

Teaching

Exploring Painting, Painting Camp for Teens, Summer Art Camps, Painting for Teens; Lyndon House Art Center, Athens, Georgia, 2007 - 2010

Gallery Representation

Antiques and Jewels, Athens, Georgia; 2008 - 2011
Farmington Depot Gallery, Farmington, Georgia; 2010 - 2011
Dumont Frameworks, Kalamazoo, Michigan; 1995 - 2002
Park Gallery, Kalamazoo Michigan; 1996-99
Trinity Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia; 1997
Smith Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia; 1996

Exhibitions

Landscapes; Portage Public Library, Portage, Michigan, July 2012
Railroad Days; Portage District Library, Portage, Michigan, December, 2010
Gallery Artists Opening Exhibition; Farmington Depot Gallery, Farmington, Georgia, September, 2010
Artists' Spring Cleaning; Aurum Gallery, Athens, Georgia, June, 2009
Recent Paintings; 5 Star Day Cafe, East Side, Athens, Georgia, June, 2009
Painter's Progress; Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan, June, 2008
Spirit of the Land; invitational exhibition to benefit local Land Trusts, State Botanical Gardens of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, 2008
Reflections on Georgia: Two Painters and Two Photographers; Lyndon House Arts Center, Athens, Georgia, December, 2007
Architecture of Landscape; Circle Gallery, School of Environmental Design, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, 2007
Oil Pastels; Prince Avenue Gallery, Athens, Georgia, 2007
Spirit of the Land; invitational exhibition to benefit local Land Trusts, State Botanical Gardens of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, 2007
Landscapes; Prince Avenue Gallery, Athens, Georgia, 2007
Oil and Water; Original Fine Art Gallery, Athens, Georgia, 2006
Creating Our Own Interior World; Clayton Street Gallery, Athens, Georgia, 2006
Spirit of the Land; invitational exhibition to benefit local Land Trusts, State Botanical Gardens of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, 2006
Recent Landscapes; Aurum Studios, Athens, Georgia, 2005
Chris Strunk and Jim StipeMaas; Borgess Woodbridge, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 2005
Double Vision; Aurum Studios, Athens, Georgia, 2004
29th Annual Juried Exhibition, Lyndon House Art Center, Athens, Georgia, 2004
Artists for Preservation; invitational exhibition, Athens Clarke County Convention Center, Athens, Georgia, 2004
Two Views from the Same Path; Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 2003
Mountains in the Eddies; Clayton Street Gallery, Athens, Georgia, 2002
Works on Paper; Mercury Art Works, Athens, Georgia, 2002
Recent Paintings; Aurum Studios, Athens, Georgia, 2002
Athens Lost; invitational exhibition, Lyndon House Art Center, Athens, Georgia, 2001
Athens Academy, Athens, Georgia, 2001
Nine Artists; Park Gallery, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 2001
'Scapes; Lowery Gallery, Danielsville, Georgia, 2000
Landscapes in Four Directions; Brenau University, Gainesville, Georgia, 1999
Jim StipeMaas, Chris Strunk, Todd Zimmermann, Park Street Gallery, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1999
Gallery Artists' Group Show, Heart's Eye Gallery, Athens, Georgia, 1998
24th Annual Juried Exhibition, Lyndon House Art Center, Athens, Georgia, 1998
Art For Athens, Art Auction Benefit for Athens Land Trust, Athens, Georgia, 1998
Relating to Land; Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri, 1997
Landscapes in Four Directions; Clayton Street Gallery, Athens, Georgia, 1997
Age of Koestler; Three Rivers Art Center, Three Rivers, Michigan, 1997
8scapes; Trinity Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, 1997
Atlanta Art Fest; juried exhibition, Atlanta, Georgia, 1997, Third Place Prize
Paintings from the Corner of Your Eye; Aurum Studios, Athens, Georgia, 1996
Athens Area Artists, Aurum Studios, Athens, Georgia, 1996
Southern Landscapes; Dumont Frameworks, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1996
Gallery Artists' Group Show; Smith Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, 1996
Five Ring Circus; Olympic Invitational Show, Athens, Atlanta, and Madison, Georgia, 1996
Another House Full of Art; 115 Whitehead Road, Athens, Georgia, 1995
House Full of Art; 355 Talmadge Drive, Athens, Georgia, 1994
Monotypes by Jim StipeMaas; Last Resort, Athens, Georgia, 1993
Recent Paintings; Art of it All, Athens, Georgia, 1993
Landscapes and Coffee; Athens Coffee House, Athens, Georgia, 1993
20th Annual Lyndon House Exhibition; juried, Lyndon House Art Center, Athens, Georgia, 1992
The Object of Balance; Last Resort, Athens, Georgia, 1992
Recent Paintings; Grit, Athens, Georgia, 1992
Numinous Stuff; 16 S. Main Street, Watkinsville, Georgia, 1992
Graduate Thesis Show, X; Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, Georgia, 1992
Trains in Art; invitational exhibition, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1991
Blurry Landscapes; Fantasy Futons, Athens, Georgia, 1991
Every Kinda Land; Rage, Athens, Georgia, 1991
Kalamazoo Area Show; juried exhibition, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1989 and 1990
One-person show, Blurry Missouri; Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1986

Collections

Permanent Collection, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, ArtReach Program, Kalamazoo, Michigan
David and Suzie Lindsay, Athens, Georgia
Nick Kogan, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Rebecca Mick, Atlanta, Georgia