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.
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2016 was one heck of a year! I think the only thing that progressed for me was the art.
Accepted into Amalie Arena's Open Call for Artists2016 -2017 season, Flamingo! October 2016
“Twelve Days of Dali” Members Event, Dali Museum, Creative Exhibitor December 2016 Still Life Show, Pinellas Park Art Society, Pug City Merit Award, December 2016 “Scapes” Pinellas Park Art Society, Peering Through A Portal. Third Place, November 2016 October Member’s Show, Suntan Art Center, Shiva Nataraja: Lord of Death, Dance, Meditation and Teachers
Honorable Mention, October 2016
“Mayor’s Choice” Pinellas Park Art Society, Flamingo Knows! Merit Award, September 2016 Necronomicon 36, Tampa, Octopus, Second place, 3-D art, 2016 “Fur, Fins, and Feathers” Pinellas Park Art Society,Flamingo! Merit Award, August 2016 “Member’s Show” Suntan Art Center, Are You Being Koi With Me? Honorable Mention, July, 2016
"Flamingo Knows", Passadena Arts and Culture Show, February 2017
Also rec'd this email:
After receiving hundreds of submissions for the May edition of Average Art we are pleased to inform you that your submission has been chosen to be featured in the magazine. The magazine is 'industry focused' and will be sent to a number of different art organisations in the hope that the featured artists will gain some recognition for there work. With your artwork we will include your name and contact details. If we need any more information from you we will contact you by email. The magazine will be published on the 1st May 2017 and can be bought online here. Pre-orders are available! Remember, we have a call for entries every month and you are more than welcome to submit new work. (check website for details).
Average Art 10 (May)
Current and Upcoming Shows:
April - May 2017: "Circus" at Pom Poms Teahouse
Stirling Art Center, Dunedin. Opening Reception: May 12, 5:30 to 8:00.
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.
I got BEST IN SHOW! It's my first time with that win ever -- for "Reflections of a Flamingo".
I got this in email: (7/22/2017)
Thank you for participating in the jury process for the Art Show for the 2017 World Fantasy Convention in San Antonio. The jurists spent a lot of time on the decisions for acceptance. I am pleased to let you know that you have been accepted into the Art Show for this year’s WFC.
I’ve attached an entry form for the Art Show. Please fill that out and send it in, with payment as soon as possible. I need to have that in hand by August 15, if at all possible. I don’t expect there to be issues with amount of space requested vs. amount of space available.
Once all of the space requests are in hand, I’ll work on setting up my online system for art entry. It allows you to enter in the information for your artwork online and then generate bid sheets and control sheets. This system has been used at ArmadilloCon for over a decade and at the San Antonio WorldCon in 2013.
We have not finalized the address to which mail-in art will be mailed. I hope to have that information by September 1.
Once again, congratulations on your acceptance into WFC 2017! I hope it is successful for everyone.
ASD WFC 2017
One Day Tampa Bay jury results
Amanda Cooper <email@example.com>
Your work has been selected for the Morean Arts Center’s One Day Tampa Bay juried exhibition. It was a difficult decision for the jurors due to the excellent quality of work presented for selection. Out of nearly 400 entries, only 50 were selected for the show. It was a completely blind jury, based only on the artistic merit of each photograph.
We hope you will plan to attend the opening on Saturday, November 11th from 5 to 9pm.
Below are the pieces that were selected for the exhibition:
Brandy Stark 01 (Skyway closeup)
Brandy Stark 04 (rainbow)
Brandy Stark 05 (plywood)