About Fran Stoval

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When I open my box of pastels, I have an irresistible arsenal of color and texture."

Fran Stoval likes the versatility of being an artist. Trained in graphic arts at Weber State College, she worked for many years as an illustrator for Los Alamos Technical Associates before finally turning her attention full time creating fine art. After working in oils, she studied pastel painting techniques at the University of New Mexico, as well as taking workshops. She is now a proud member of the Pastel Society of New Mexico.

In 1992 Stoval was in the process of updating her home and decided to create a stained glass piece for her front door. She took a class at the Art Center at Fuller Lodge and before she knew it she was using her graphic design and her computer skills to create amazing stained glass panels. Stoval began teaching that very same stained glass class in 1998 and has been asked to teach every year since.

From 1996 to 1998 she participated in the Los Alamos Studio Tour. Her work has been displayed at Mesa Public Library, Café Allegro, Andrews Fine Art Gallery, Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery, the Art Center at Fuller Lodge, the Coffee House Café, and her own Fran Stoval’s Fine Art gallery on Canyon Road.

In 2009 Mosaics became a new challenge. Mountains of small leftover glass needed to be repurposed and what better way than to cover objects in glass designs. In 2009 she had a one man show in the Portal Gallery at the Fuller Lodge Art Center displaying her Mosaics.

Today Fran Stoval is well known in the community for her pastels that represent New Mexico landscapes, and her intricate designs and vibrant colors in stained glass and mosaics.

Resume


2012
  • Accepted in the “Rhythm and Rhyme” art show at FLAC
2011
  • Accepted in the “Outside In” art show at FLAC and was awarded Juror’s Pick
  • Participated in the Sec Sandoval Side Walk Chalk Painting contested
  • Set Painter for LALT Go Back for Murder
  • Props for LALT “Thousand Clowns”
  • Help paint set for LALO production “In to the Woods”
2010
  • Accepted into the National Pastel Society Show and became a signature member
  • Spring Art Show and displayed at Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery
  • Accepted in a Art Show at Village Arts
  • Show a painting at Millicent Rogers Gallery in Taos
  • Help paint set for “Seascape” LALT
2009
  • Accepted in the “Four Seasons” and a one man art show in the Portal Gallery, ACFL
  • One man show in the Portal Gallery located in the ACFL
  • Set advisor and painter for Sherlock Holmes LATA
  • Juror for the Sec Sandoval Side Walk
  • Sec Sandoval Side Walk Chalk Painting contested
  • Participated in a “Art Stroll” Opening he Fine Art Gallery & Studio to the Public
2008
  • Produced “The Importance of Being Earnest,” LALT
  • Accepted in the “Creations in Metal and or Jewelry,” “Tradition Fine” and “Members Best” art shows, ACFL
2007
  • Set Painter for “How the West was Dun,” LATA
  • Set Designer, Set Painter for the Broadway show “Annie Get Your Guns, LALO
  • Set Designer, Set Painter for the LALT show “UFFDA”
  • Accepted in the “New Mexico Lands of Enchantment” art show, ACFL
2006
  • Exhibited pastels at the Unitarian Church
  • Taught Art Camp, ACFL
  • Accepted in the Traditional Art Show, ACFL
  • Gave a one day stained glasswork shop for ArtXcapes
2005
  • Set Painter for “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” LATA
  • Accepted into the “Tradition Fine Arts” and “Los Alamos Images” art shows at the ACFL
  • Exhibited in the “Sacred Feminine” art show, UNM-LA
2004
  • President of the Los Alamos Light Opera
  • Producer, Set designer the Broadway show “Music Man,” LALO
  • Set Painter for “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” LATA
  • Accepted into the National Pastel Society Show
  • Accepted into the “Traditional Fine Arts” show, ACFL
2003
  • Set designer for, “She Loves Me,” LATA
  • Set Designer for the “Laughter on the 23rd Floor,” Adobe Theatre in Albuquerque, NM
  • Accepted in the “Enchanted by Bandelier” art show, ACFL
2002
  • Set Designer and Set Painter for the Broadway show “The King and I,” LALO
  • Accepted in the “Touch of Glass” art show, ACFL
2001
  • Accepted into the “Art from the Flame” art show at the ACFL
  • Exhibited pastels at R Books and Café Allegro
  • Set Painter for “Wait Until Dark” LATA
2000
  • Set Designer, Set Painter, Logo Designer for the Broadway show, “The Secret Garden,” LALO
  • Exhibited pastels at Café Allegro
  • Set Designer and Set Painter for “Cowgirls,” LATA
1999
  • Exhibited pastels at Café Allegro and at the Senior Center
  • Accepted into the “Traditional Fine Arts” and the Pajarito” show at the ACFL
  • Set Painter for the Broadway show, “Kiss Me Kate,” LALO
  • Accepted into the “New Mexico Glass Artist Association” art show
1998
  • Set Painter and Logo Designer for the Broadway show, “HMS Pinafore,” LALO
  • Accepted into the “Traditional Fine Art”, and “Small Wonders,” ACFL
  • Accepted into the New Mexico Glass Artist Association art show
  • Had a painting excepted for the third year in the New Mexico National Pastel Society Show
1997
  • Accepted into the “Que Pasa”, Flight of Fancy” and Twentieth Anniversary Celebration art shows at the ACFL
  • Had two paintings accepted into the National Pastel Society Show, in Albuquerque
  • Set Designer for the “Laughter on the 23rd Floor,” LATA
1996
  • Helped paint the mural for the Maria Benitez dance tour at the Radisson Hotel
  • Set Designer for the Broadway show, “Damn Yankees,” LALO
  • Had a Stained Glass Panel accepted into the “Biennial Craft Exhibit,” ACFL
  • Accepted into the New Mexico Stained Glass Annual art show in Albuquerque
  • Had a pastel painting accepted into the National Pastel Society show in Albuquerque
1995
  • Set Designer for “Morning at Seven,” LATA
  • Exhibited stained glass at the Unitarian Church
1994
  • Exhibited pastel and stained glass at Mesa Public Library
  • Accepted in to the “Biennial Craft” show at the ACFL
  • Scenery Coordinator and Logo Designer for LALO Broadway show, “Oliver”
1993
  • Accepted in the “Biennial” art show ACFL
  • Lead Set Painter for LALO show, “Wonderful Town”
  • Set Painter for “Harvey,” LATA
1992
  • Set Painter for the Broadway show, “Carousel.” LALO
Permanent Collection
  • Los Alamos Senior Center
  • Los Alamos Mesa Public Library

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