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The Artist Statement of Brandy Stark (PhD):

Religions hold a beautiful understanding of the world: We are interconnected to nature and to each other. In nature we find the underlying communal whole, the essence that ties us all together. In community we are to learn to work together and to encourage the bettering of self, community, and the world. I integrate these ideas into my art by incorporating found objects into wire works created by twisting and sewing individual wire pieces together. It is a reminder that everyone and everything has a purpose; the individual is essential to the work and yet becomes absorbed by it. It is my hope that my art will remind the viewer to analyze the relationship they hold with the world around them and to fully engage with the incredible nature of what we experience daily. 
Awards and Juror Selection:

*"Locally Sourced" Juror Selection, November
*One Day Tampa Bay juror selection for three works, November
*World Fantasy Convention juror selection, November
*2nd Place, Necronomicon Art Show, Tampa, “Setting Out the Stars” Oct.
*Nomination for Creative Loafing “Best of the Bay” – Best Artist and Best Artist Not Regularly Covered by Creative Loafing
*Palm Harbor Library, juror selection for art show, August – September
*Best in Show, Stirling Gallery, Dunedin, Ants to Zebras show, “Reflections of a Flamingo” May
*Honorable Mention, Passadena Arts and Culture Show, “Flamingo Knows” February 

*“Twelve Days of Dali” Members Event, Dali Museum, Creative Exhibitor December 
*Still Life Show, Pinellas Park Art Society, Pug City Merit Award, December 
*“Scapes” Pinellas Park Art Society, Peering Through A Portal. Third Place, November 
*Amalie Arena open call for artists, Flamingo, 2016 – 2017 season October
*October Member’s Show, Suntan Art Center, Shiva Nataraja: Lord of Death, Dance, Meditation and Teachers 
*Honorable Mention, October, Pinellas Park Art Society, Merit Award, People’s Choice Award, 2016
*Mayor’s Choice Show, Pinellas Park Art Society, Flamingo Knows! Merit Award, September 
*Necronomicon 36, Tampa, Octopus,Second place, 3-D art
*Fur, Fins, and Feathers Pinellas Park Art Society,Flamingo! Merit Award, August 
*Member’s Show Suntan Art Center, Are You Being Koi With Me? Honorable Mention, July

*Necronomicon 35, Tampa, Florida First Place, 3-D art

*Westercon 67, Salt Lake City Trailblazer Award
*Capricon Art Show 34, Chicago Winner, Artist Challenge, 2014

*Windycon, Chicago Best Fan 3-D Art, 2012
*Necronomcion, Tampa, Florida 3rd Place, sculpture, 2012

*Coastcon, Biloxi, Mississippi 1st Place, 3-D art, 2010
*TESA Members Show 1st Place, 3-D art, 2010
*Necronomicon, Tampa, Florida 2nd Place, Sculpture, 2010
*Wet, Wild and Witty, St. Pete Beach, Florida Most Original/Off The Wall, 2010
 Off The Wall, St. Pete Beach, Florida G-String (3-D art) award, 2009
*TESA Members Show, 3-D 1st Place, 2008
*, Stamp Design Contest 2nd Place, 2008
 *RokCon Art Show, Arkansas Best Sculpture, 2008
*CoastCon, Mississippi Best Concept Design &Best Sculpture, 2008
*Cat Keychain, Capricon, Ohio Most Original Humor, 2005

*Mermaid, Rok Con Best Sculpture, 2004
*Dragon*Con, Atlanta, GA Best 3-D Artwork Amateur, 2000

​Current and Upcoming Shows:

Morean Holiday Show, One Day Tampa Bay:  Morean Art Center, St. Petersburg, Florida
World Fantasy Convention, Texas

Places where you can get my art:

Suntan Art Center, Craftsmen Gallery --  next to the Don Cesar, St. Pete Beach 
Morean Art Center Gift shop -- 701 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, Florida.
Beach Art Center, Indian Rocks Beach.
Latest Creations, Fall 2017
To see a larger image click on the pictures below. Photography, polymer clay and wire sculptures are my specialty. For availability, location and information, please email me. 
Completed works:
Artist information Sheet
Artist Biography (link to webpage)