Algoma artist Bren Sibilsky Gains Global Recognition

Bren Sibilsky, an Algoma sculptor and painter, has been juried into the Manhattan Arts International show titled: “Celebrate The Healing Power of Art 2008”. The show’s purpose is to promote the scientifically proven fact that Art heals by transforming one’s physiological state and perception.

Releasing the VeilBren’s work titled “Releasing the Veil,” received 8th place overall in this worldwide show. Entries were judged based on how well they related to the theme, technical skill, originality and innovation. Jurors included:

  • Jane St. Lifer, ASA, New York, NY., an Accredited Senior Appraiser and curator with 30 years experience in the international art world. 
  • Edward Rubin, New York, NY, lecturer and art writer whose writings regularly appear in magazines like Art & Antiques, ArtUS, Sculpture Magazine, NYArts, and Contemporary Magazine as well as many ezines. His lectures have been featured at The University of Texas and Cooper Union. 
  • Renee Phillips, New York, NY, Director of Manhattan Arts International (est. 1980), author, and curator of more than 50 exhibitions in New York. 

Bren remarks, “My artwork speaks of the awakening magical transformation of evolution. The timeless dance of nature, illustrated by human fragility, encompassed by our enduring strength to overcome and awaken to our truth. As I work with the alchemy of sculpture, I am forever amazed by the natural magic of nature.” Bren’s dream is to create artwork that can be understood and appreciated on a global level. Her obvious technical skills, combined with her visionary creative abilities are allowing her to have her artwork accepted world-wide, as well as regionally. As Bren’s following increases, comments like the following continue to appear:

“Your work is quite stunning! I am most often impressed with those that have the capacity to grasp the complex issues involved with sculpture. We will look forward to seeing more!” – Anthony Waichulis, Owner, Anthony Waichulis Studio; Arc Accredited Atelier School, Mocanaqua, PA

“Bren Sibilsky is a multi-talented artist fluent in many mediums but her discerning eye is best revealed in her powerful portrait sculptures. Bren’s artwork portrays a surprising mixture of physical strength laced with complex undertones of emotional fragility. I have been a fan of Bren’s work for over 20 years.” – Donna Hanks, financial analyst, Procter & Gamble; Treasurer, Eagle Ranch Estates

“Awakened by an artist in today’s time, Bren Sibilsky’s art spreads the realm of ‘Artistically Magnanimous’. I entered Bren’s studio and witnessed a large-scale sculpture of a full figured black woman. I stood in suspense, filled with awe! Moments later, I was jet-propelled into another dimension by witnessing her paintings lying amongst the walls of her house. It was clear to me through my world travels that this was one of the Greatest Artists of our times.” – Troi D. Gray, collector, entrepreneur, artist, Chicago, IL

See all of the winning show entries at the Manhattan Arts gallery Web site. The show continues through March 31, 2009. Manhattan Arts International recently named Bren “Featured Artist of the Week” (Dec. 29 to Jan. 5). 

Bren Sibilsky is an international, full time sculptor and painter, with work in many collections throughout North America and Europe. Her work has been juried into many regional and international shows including: ARC Salon Finalist in Sculpture 2006 and “Best in Sculpture” for Manhattan Arts International’s “Herstory” in 2007. She has participated in demonstrations and exhibitions at: The Miller Art Museum, The Francis Hardy Gallery, Arc Gallery, Koehline Museum, Fairfield Center for Contemporary Art, Linden Gallery and Barnsite Gallery among others.

Bren graduated from the prestigious Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. Her work is represented in galleries in Arizona, Wisconsin and New York. Bren has had intensive study in the figure with international sculptor Hanna Jubran as well as bronze casting with Mary and Ken Davidson, painting with Bonnita Budysz and mentoring from Craig Blietz. Bren will again be teaching a sculpture portrait class in June at the Peninsula Art School located in Fish Creek and has previously taught sculpture at the Kewaunee Academy of Fine Art (an ARC accredited Atlier).

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