All Moved In - Category: From the Studio
I am finished moving into my new space at the Pfister Hotel. The Stephanie Barenz Gallery is now open for business! I will be in the studio during these hours:
Monday-Friday: 10am to 6pm
Saturday: 1pm to 6pm
By Appointment: contact me through my website to reserve a tour of the Victorian Art Collection or to schedule a studio visit.
I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the staff at the Pfister Hotel. You have been so amazing to me and I appreciate all your help and support!
I'm the Next Pfister Artist-In-Residence! - Category: No Category
Dear Friends and Family,
It is with great joy that I get to announce to you that I won the Pfister Artist-in-Residence! I feel so honored and am very humbled by my experience as a nominee. I’m inspired by the talent surrounding me and energized by the way the Milwaukee community embraced my work. I am so excited to start my residency in April and begin work on my proposal, "The Carriers."
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Pfister staff and administration for their support in the process and for believing in my work and my talent. I am so grateful for this opportunity. I would also like to thank each and every one of you for the support you have given me this last month. It meant so much to me to see you voting and posting on Facebook, sending emails and texts, and forwarding your words of encouragement.
I would love for you to visit me at the Pfister gallery during my residency. I will be moving in April 1st, and keeping regular hours. I will be there Monday through Friday, from 10am to 6pm and will have hours on Saturdays as well.
The welcome party is being held at the Rouge Ballroom at the Pfister on April 19th during Gallery Night from 9pm to 11pm. The event is open to the public. You can also visit me that night from 5pm to 9pm in my studio at the Pfister and see what I have been working on.
You can also follow this blog, at www.stephaniebarenz.com, where I will be posting updates on my experience, as well as times and dates for all of my events in the coming year.
Again, thank you so much for your love and support. It meant so much to have so many people cheering for me. Take care and all the best to you and yours!
New Piece "GOLDEN" created for Pfister Finalist Exhibition - Category: No Category
I created this piece for the Pfister Finalist Exhibition at Gallerie M in the Intercontinental Hotel. It is called "GOLDEN" and is based off a trip that my husband took to India. The piece was done as an example of what I could do at the Pfister. In my application proposal I said that I would talk to guests about thier stories about travel, the Pfister, and Milwaukee and then create a painting based off the conversations we had.
The piece on the left is called "Middle Kingdoms" and is from a series that I did this past fall.
Stop by Gallerie M if you get the chance and remember to vote STEPHANIEB to 22333! Thanks!
Hanging Work at Gallerie M - Category: No Category
Today I got to hang up my pieces "Middle Kingdoms" and my newest work "Golden" at Gallerie M. It is a beautiful space in the Intercontinental Hotel on Kilbourn Ave. Every year this space houses the Pfister Finalists for the thier Artist-in-Residence program.
It was really cool to hang work in a hotel gallery, a venue I have never shown in before. I think freelance artists should really explore these kind of alternative spaces more. The main reason being that it gets way more exposure and reaches an audience it wouldn't normally get to if it was in a traditional gallery. Just walking around the lobby for a few minutes I saw Turkish and German businessman talking on thier cell phones, valets, people eating lunch, and hotel guests coming and going. Since my work deals so much with travel and moving between locations, it seemed very at home in the hotel environment. I am looking forward to the opening tomorrow night!
I will be there from 5 to 9pm and should be close to my work for the rest of the evening. Afterwards I am heading over to the Pfister for the gallery night closing party that is open to all of the public. So stop by and say hi if you get the chance!
Public Voting for Pfister Artist-In-Residence Begins - Category: No Category
Public Voting Begins
Here is some information about how you can vote for me to get the Pfister Artist-In-Residence. Over the course of the next few days I will be posting more information about the opening at Gallerie M.
Beginning at noon on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, members of the public will be able visit The Pfister’s Web site, and Facebook pages for The Pfister, www.facebook.com/thePfisterHotel, and InterContinental Milwaukee, www.facebook.com/InterContinentalMilwaukee, to vote for the artist they’d like to see as the next artist in residence. Votes also can be cast via Twitter by tweeting the artist’s first name and first initial of last name, without spaces, to “@poll” (ex. @poll STEPHANIEB), or by texting the artist’s first name and first initial of last name to the number “22333” (ex. STEPHANIEB). Voting will end Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 at noon, and the selection committee will announce the next artist in residence soon thereafter. The public vote will equate to one seat on the selection committee, influencing the final decision