Steve has been involved with the visual and performing arts throughout his entire career. Heis a designer and visual artist with a B.S. in design and photography from the University of Michigan and an MFA in painting and printmaking from the University of Massachusetts. Steve has been a professor of art and senior university administrator. He remains a strong advocate for arts education and arts in the schools. Sumner has an extensive record of exhibitions and awards, and his work has been shown in over 70 national and international solo and group exhibitions. He has juried a number of national exhibitions and art festivals.