Recent Commissions:

Maine Fishermen's Monument, Portland, ME
Historically, Maine's commercial fishing industry has played a critical role in our nation's and Maine's development. Today, despite facing many challenges, the state's commercial fishing industry remains vital to Maine's culture and economy. As such, the commercial fishing industry must be supported and deserves to be commemorated for its past, present and future contributions to our state and country. It is therefore fitting that a monument commemorating Maine's commercial fishing heritage be erected and dedicated in the City of Portland - Maine's largest city and largest commercial fishing port.

After conducting a nationwide search, the Commission selected a distinguished Maine-based artist team - Christopher Gowell of Eliot and Steven Carpenter from York.

"10 Works in 10 Years"
for the Community Art Legacy Project
in Oregon, IL

Returning to his hometown roots, Steven was chosen as the last artist to create a sculpture in the "10 Works in 10 Years" project in Oregon, IL. Work on this piece will begin in the Fall of 2013. Stay tuned for the prototype that will be featured on this website. Installation of this piece is scheduled for 2015.

Galleries Carrying Steven's Work:

Bowersock Gallery is located in front of Pepe's on the Wharf in Provincetown's historic gallery district, on the tip of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Provincetown is recognized as one of America's oldest continuing arts colony in the country.

The Bowersock Gallery was established in 2004 as a venue to encourage and explore a deeper interest and enjoyment for contemporary, modern, abstract and classical works of art. We are dedicated to being one of the foremost art galleries in New England.

The Barn Gallery, Ogunquit, ME
The award-winning non-profit Barn Gallery offers lively exhibitions, gallery talks, panel discussions and workshops by members of the Ogunquit Art Association and other area artists. Artists and friends meet at the Barn to share exhibitions, programs about art and the creative process, and opportunities to create art. It is the mission of the Ogunquit Arts Collaborative/Barn Gallery to educate and enlighten the seacoast community by nurturing, supporting and presenting art by the best local artists.


Christopher Gowell's Sanctuary Arts is the home of a visually inspiring teaching studio, private arts studios, and gallery — all located in a converted 1861 New England church. Our high-caliber artist/instructors teach skill-based classes designed to fit varying levels of experience to suit the beginner or seasoned artist.

The New England Sculptors Association, organized in 1948 and one of the oldest sculptors associations in the United States, represents a diverse membership of nationally and regionally recognized sculptors. NESA members work and show throughout the world, and are represented in numerous private and museum collections.

National Sculpture Society (NSS) promotes the knowledge of excellence in sculpture inspired by the natural world. Its members create, interpret, exhibit, collect and support the evolving tradition in American sculpture.