The earth bore much substance, on the mountains the oak at its top yielded acorns and midway bees. – Hesiod (Works and Days)

Steven Munoz

Born in New Mexico

Lives & works in Washington, DC


Originally from New Mexico, Steven came to Washington, DC to attend American University where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in printmaking.
Today, his work is in the permanent collections of the Western Railroad and Mining Museum in Helper, Utah and Arlington County Government in Virginia.


Steven is currently the Director of the Lee Arts Center, a program of Arlington Cultural Affairs. For several years prior to assuming the directorship of the Lee Arts Center in early 2009, Steven was the Grants Officer for Arlington Cultural Affairs managing the grant program for the arts, which supports arts organizations and individual artists in Arlington County, VA.


Steven enjoys spending time as: a board member of City Blossoms; a certified DC Master Gardener; a dog owner, and a coffee drinker. He appreciates a good gin; and he has a passion for sneakers. He is also very fortunate to have a husband who is patient and ever forgiving.


Midway Bee is the name of his printing press and the name comes from a quote from Hesiod, "The earth bore much substance, on the mountains the oak at its top yielded acorns and midway bees."  Bees, gardening and oak trees have long been an interest and presence in Steven's life.




1993 - 1998 The American University

BFA - Printmaking

Grants & Awards 

2019: DC Commission for the Arts and Humanities Individual Artist Fellowship Grant

1998: Elizabeth Van Swinderen Award

1997: Allen M. Carney Memorial Scholarship in Fine Arts


Residencies and Projects

2020: Penland School of Crafts, Winter Residency, January 2020

2019: The Exquisite Gorge Project, Maryhill Museum of Art, White Salmon, WA June 2019

2019: Penland School of Crafts, Winter Residency, January 2019

Individual Exhibitions

2019: Woodcuts New and Old, LDT, White Salmon, WA

2006: Woodcuts The Late Bloomer, New Bern, NC

2006: Day Labor Woodcuts, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA

2003: Recent Woodcuts, go mama go!, Washington, DC


Group Exhibitions

2019: CROSSING BORDERS: Vecinos Unidos en la Nueva América, Marketview Arts, York, PA

2019: SYNERGY, DCAHC, Washington, DC

2019: The Contemporary Print - PrintAustin, Austin, TX

2018: PRINTWORK 2018, AIR: Artists Image Resource, Pittsburgh, PA

2018: Nature’s Grasp: A Printmaking Portfolio Exhibition, Gallery 3700, Arlington, VA

2018: Earth Matters, HIVE Artspace, York, PA

2018: Nature’s Grasp: A Printmaking Portfolio Exhibition, Frogman’s Print Workshops, Omaha, NE

2018: Double Duty, Carroll Community College, Westminster, MD

2018: Impressions 2018 National Printmaking Exhibition, Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

2017: Full Court Press North American Juried Competition, K Space Contemporary, Corpus Christi, TX

2017: BIG INK, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, MD

2017: Nature’s Grasp: A Printmaking Portfolio Exhibition, Lee Arts Center, Arlington, VA

2016: Invisible Cities, Constellation Studios, Lincoln NE

2016: Line Upon Line, Falls Church Arts, Falls Church, VA

2016: SGC International Member Exhibit: FLUX, Portland, OR

2015: Printmakers Exhibit, Falls Church Arts, Falls Church, VA

2015: SGC International Member Exhibit: Sphere, Knoxville, TN

2007: 19th National Los Angeles Print Society’s Another View, Weingart Galleries, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA

2006: National Small Works Exhibition, Washington Printmakers Gallery, Washington, DC

2005: 20” x 20” x 20” A National Compact Competition, LSU Union Art Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA



Montgomery County Public Art Trust, Public Art Collection, Silver Spring, MD

Arlington County Government, Permanent Collection, Arlington, VA

Western Mining and Railroad Museum, Permanent Collection, Helper, UT

Teaching Experience

2011: Woodblock Printing from Start to Finish, March 28- April 25, 2011, Lee Arts Center, VA

2010: Introduction to Relief Printing, September 10, 2010 - October 8, 2010, Lee Arts Center



2004: DC Area Artists 2004 (updated 2006), a publication of The Lab School of Washington

1998: American Literary, Spring 1998, Volume XXI


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