Algoma Sculptor Is Guest Juror for New York Competition

HERStory 2017 is an online exhibition presented by Manhattan Arts International (MAI), with the purpose of promoting art by outstanding women artists. It features art by 63 contemporary women artists from around the world. The selections were made from having received more than 1,000 entries from more than 300 artists.

Manhattan Arts International has been presenting exhibitions on its website since 2000. This year, Renée Phillips, the curator of HERStory 2017, and director of Manhattan Arts International, invited Bren Sibilsky, an Algoma sculptor, to be a guest juror in the sculptor category. She is pleased and proud to announce the “Special Recognition Award” for Sculpture has been awarded to Kristina Kossi for her sculpture “Magdalena.”

Excerpts from Bren’s critique include: “I believe there is nothing more brilliant or intoxicating than the rhythmic poetry of the human form as shown in her sculpture. At first glance a viewer might think it is just another beautiful woman pose, which is only part of what it is. I ask you to look further to see the subtle expression and strength that is carefully orchestrated by use of poetic angles and lines, pleasantly leading the viewer through the figure.”

Phillips said, “I am very grateful to have Bren Sibilsky serve as a guest juror for HERStory 2017. She has won several awards from Manhattan Arts International and has achieved international acclaim as an artist. Her participation this year has increased the awareness and appreciation for women sculptors.”

The HERStory exhibition can be viewed at

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