Bren Sibilsky, an Algoma sculptor, was juried into the prestigious Manhattan Arts International show, New Beginnings. For more than 30 years, under the direction of its founder Renée Phillips, Manhattan Arts International has promoted thousands of artists from around the world.
About this year’s exhibition Phillips said, “The notion of ‘New Beginnings’ has unlimited interpretations – literally and metaphorically. With this exhibition we were seeking artists who raise our awareness and show us the world we live in with a new pair of eyes. I seek artists who show originality, mastery of their medium, and reflect the theme through their art and artist’s statements. As with all exhibitions I curate, I ask, does this art have an immediate impact on me and does it retain my interest after several viewings? Has the artist found their own unique style that stands out from the other entrants?”
New Beginnings is an online exhibition running through March 20, 2018. The artists selected for this exhibition reflect the notion of new beginnings with artistic originality and a proficiency in their styles and mediums.
Special Award winners were selected from the 57 finalists. Sibilsky’s work is titled “Woman Of Prophecy” and received a Special Honor Award. The sculpture is created in clay and ready to be cast into bronze. To see the exhibit go to manhattanarts.com.
Sibilsky is an international, full-time sculptor, painter and all-around fine artist with work in many collections throughout North America and Europe. Her current focus is on several commissions and planning for this year’s 8th annual Lost Wax Bronze Casting Class at Algoma Atelier of Sculpture and Art with professional instructors Ken and Mary Davidson. The dates for the week-long class are June 18-22. Check brensculpture.com for more information.
Sibilsky’s studio/gallery is open 10 am to 5 pm, Friday through Monday, May through November.