Stephen continues to paint right up until his death in 2010. He increasingly looks back to his childhood, depicting scenes of farms and family. Leaving NY and Maine in 2007, he and Pam move briefly to Evansville, Indiana, before settling in New Harmony, the location of his very first show at age 18. He receives awards and honorary degrees for his contributions to the arts. Pam and Stephen donate funds, paintings, and their house in Maine, to support the arts.
See here for a list of Stephen’s solo and group exhibitions
Stephen receives the Benjamin Altman Prize from the National Academy of Design
Stephen receives the Edwin Palmer Marine Prize from the National Academy of Design
Awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville
Received a second honorary degree from Maine College of Art, sharing the stage with Yoko Ono
Donates various paintings to the University of Southern Indiana and gives $1.5 million to found the Kenneth P. McCutchan Art Center/Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries
Donates house in Maine along with the paintings inside to the Maine College of Art - subsequently the Pace House residency is created and the house is opened to the public
Moves to Evansville Indiana to an assisted living facility, continues to paint everyday
Opens his first gallery - The Stephen Pace Gallery - in New Harmony, Indiana.
Moves to a house in New Harmony, Indiana
Stephen dies on September 23rd in Evansville, Indiana
Since Stephen's death his work has lived on. He continues to be represented in both group and solo exhibitions across the country.