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Meet the President

Charles HammellComment

Today is election day in the United States. As I write this, the outcome of the election is not clear. But, I do know who will be the next president of the Antiques Dealers Association of America in 2017 – Steven S. Powers.

I first got to know Steven as a dealer through visiting various high end antiques shows. His booths are always fresh and edgy. I like that. I also like what he has for sale in his cases –snuff bottles, boxes and Native American items. I collect snuff bottles so Steve’s booth is always a stop on my rounds at a show. Steve is a specialist in Native American Woodlands /Sculpture and an expert in treen, burl and folk art. He is your go to for early wood objects. He has written two books, “ North American Burl Treen: Colonial and Native American” and the woodlands volume of “Art of the Spirit World, The Steven Michaan Collection.”

Steven S. Powers is also a talented and prolific painter. My husband Charlie & I were fortunate to be in the area to attend an open house where Steve has his studio. It’s great to see an artist in his world. A few years ago, Steve used one of my photographs that I post on social media as a springboard for one of his paintings. Quite an honor for me, to be sure. The painting has sold.

You can check out his websites for antiques or paintings at  www.stevenspowers.com  and www.stevenpowerspainter.com

A sample of artwork by Steven S. Powers

Steve's palette - I love the green!