“My paintings for many years have suggested a sense of energy and movement through abstractions. Structurally they are developed with underlying gestural marks, occasional flickering, kinetic brushwork and less controlled drips, puddles and smears.”


Stephen Yates has lived and painted on the Olympic Peninsula for over 30 years. He has an extensive exhibition history, and has participated in over 130 group exhibits and more than 25 solo exhibits. He has received a number of awards: Artist Trust, Art Matters, Inc., National Endowment for the Arts, WESTAF, and Centrum. 


Port Townsend, WA


MFA, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KA

BFA, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

Boise State University, Boise, ID

Corporate Collections 

Boston Harbor Elementary

Cascadia Community College

Cedarhurst Elementary School

City of Portland, OR

City of Portland Collection, The Visual Chronicle Project

City of Seattle, WA

Crabbe-Husson Corporation 

Eastern Washington University

Elements Too Building Complex

Evergreen State College

Everett Community College

Good Samaritan Hospital, Gig Harbor, WA

Good Samaritan Hospital, Puyallup, WA

Hilton Hotel, Vancouver, WA

Hyatt Hotel, Bellevue, WA

Idlewild Elementary School

Kipton Financial Services

Kitsap Government Admin. Building

La Costa Resort 

Lexus of Bellevue 

Lincoln Square 







Marriott Hotels

Metro Health Medical Center

Microsoft Corporation 

New Market Skills Center

Norm Dicks Brenerton Government Center 

North Thurston District Auditorium

Olympic View Middle School

Overlake Hospital

Port Susan Middle School

President Hotel Project, Kansas City, KS

Providence Hospital

Shoreline Community College

Smokey Point Medical Center

St. Regis Buckhead Hotel

Tacoma Community College

University of  Washington, Bothell, WA

Van Andel Institute

Voyager Elementary School

Washington State Department of Transportation

Yacolt Elementary School

Zeiger Elementary School




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Ancient Voices

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