Industry News 3/30/2016

Artist Jon Steele To Showcase Fine Art, Photography at Art Center of Corpus Christi In July 2016

Jon Steele, Texas’ most published surf photographer, introduces his latest exhibit, ‘Strong Current,’ at the Art Center of Corpus Christi starting July 13, 2016. Steele, a Texas native, makes his living traveling the world, documenting surf, and capturing his perspective of the world’s oceans. Steele’s latest collection, ‘Strong Current,’ showcases his artistry and skill, developed over 20 years, thirteen countries, three oceans and countless waves. The event will kick-off on July 13th with an artist reception from 5-7pm at the Art Center in Corpus Christi. Exhibition will continue July 14th through August 19th at the Center.

“The pull of the ocean carried me from surfing and lifeguarding on the Gulf Coast to graduating from Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara before sweeping me out to the famed Pipeline in Hawaii and the biggest waves around the world,” Steele says. “I want my work to inspire others to think outside of their comfort zones and push them to follow their dreams and passions.”

The Art Center of Corpus Christi is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to nurture and promote regional artists and art as a service to our diverse community. For more information about the Art Center of Corpus Christi, visit

“Jon’s work is true grit. He has a knack for the uncommon surf scene.” - Pete Taras, Surfing Magazine photo editor

“Jon Steele captures and exposes surfers, skaters and artist nomadic life on the edge. He is all that he photographs.” - Art Brewer, renowned surf photographer

Steele’s work has been featured in all the top surf and skateboarding magazines and in industry ad campaigns throughout the world, including Surfers Journal, Surfing Magazine, ESPN, Sector Nine, and the New York Times. Stand Up Journal recently featured Steele and his work. He was listed as one of the “Top 20 Most Up and Coming Photographers” by Surfers Journal in 2004. He has held the top staff photographer position for Sector 9, the biggest skateboarding company in the world, for the past 7 years. Steele’s mentors include iconic photographers Art Brewer, Herbie Fletcher, Dan Merkel, Tom Servais and Peter Beard. For more on Jon Steele’s artwork visit

Who: Jon Steele’s ‘Strong Current’ Fine Art and Photography Exhibit

When:  Artist Reception Date: July 13th, 2016, 5-7pm
Exhibit runs July 14 - August 19, 2016

Where:  Art Center of Corpus Christi
100 North Shoreline Blvd.
Corpus Christi, Texas 78401