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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. 

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​2016 was one heck of a year! I think the only thing that progressed for me was the art. 
Awards
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

​Featured here: 
#BeautifulBurgPodcast ALERT!!!! Here's a GREAT episode with wire artist Brandy Stark who talks about her hero Paul Eppling and solves a 20 year old art mystery for me! It's a wonderful story! And tho First Night is over, Exec. Director, Allen B. Loyd is always a wonderful guest. This is our 3rd year and 3rd show together. Enjoy! http://lirpodcasts.com/podcast/beauty-the-burg-episode-112-featuring-allen-b-loyd-brandy-stark/

​Also rec'd this email:
Congratulations!

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. 
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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, Summer 2016
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:
I am working on a few projects which included the need for multiple photos of a single work.  Below is a compilation of images of the "Red Haired Mermaid".
Artist information Sheet
Artist Biography (link to webpage)
I got BEST IN SHOW!  It's my first time with that win ever -- for "Reflections of a Flamingo".