Steve Wetzel

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Steve Wetzel  Highmount, Pennsylvania (now resides near Harrisburg, Pa)

Our lives are sometimes shaped by what we hold most dear during our youth and developmental years.  My love for the outdoors and fascination with drawing was formed at that early stage of my life, and only continued to become a stronger force as years passed.

Drawing always seemed to be second nature to me and despite a natural love for sports and physical activities, no matter what was happening around me, I was always very content just to have a pencil and a few scraps of paper.

As a painter I spent a number of years learning about the craft of painting en plein air from John David Wissler, whose MFA work at the Parson’s School of Design in New York, his teaching techniques and focus on Hans Hofmann’s theory of “push-pull”, and the interdependent relationships between form, color and space greatly influenced the way in which I began to approach my work.

To this day my primary focus as an artist are landscapes painted on location, concentrating on capturing atmosphere in concert with the shapes, forms and structures of my chosen subject.,  email:

In addition to showing at the Gallery at La Cigale Steve Wetzel will be showing in the following exhibitions in 2018:



The Gallery At Second, 608 North 2nd Street, Harrisburg, Pa.

Dual exhibit with Peter DeHart

May 3 to June 9, 2018

Reception Dates: May 18 from 6 to 9 pm, and June 3 from 1 to 4 pm

Lebanon Picture Frame and Fine Art, 847 Cumberland St., Lebanon, Pa.

Group Show of the Gallery's Artists

April 6 - 28, 2018

Reception: April 6 from 5 to 8 pm

Art Association of Harrisburg Summer Soiree Series, 2916 North 2nd Street, Harrisburg, Pa.

Group Show of 4 Artists

One night only - June 30, 2018 from 5 to 8 pm.

Ticketed Event: $45 per person in advance or $50 per person at the door.  Advance tickets can be obtained online through Art Association of Harrisburg's website or by calling the Art Association of Harrisburg.

Art Association of Harrisburg, 21 North Front St., Harrisburg, Pa.

Invitational Group Show of Plein Air Landscapes/ 8 Artists

July 27 through August 30, 2018

Reception: July 27 from 5 to 8 pm.

Lebanon Picture Frame and Fine Art, 847 Cumberland St., Lebanon Pa.

Small Works Exhibit/ Group Show


Lebanon Picture Frame and Fine Art, 847 Cumberland St., Lebanon, Pa.

Dual exhibit with Julie Riker

November 2 to November 30, 2018

Reception: November 2 from 5 to 8 pm.