California Award Presented to Algoma Sculptor

Algoma sculptor, Bren Sibilsky was one of six sculptors to receive the Cultural Patriot Award for her entry in the P.I.C.T.U.R.E. Art Foundation’s recent, world-wide call for sculptures for the centerpiece of the new sculpture garden at California State University, Dominguez Hills.

The foundation’s criteria for submissions was to seek sculptures that evoke the interaction between cultures, either positive or negative, and/or the interaction between traditions and the modern world.

Sibilsky’s submission, “Daedalus,” illustrates how knowledge creates understanding, but along with knowledge comes responsibility. The story of Daedalus reminds the viewer how the intelligent mind of the human race has the ability to understand problems and overcome obstacles through knowledge and ingenuity, regardless of race, creed or culture.

The Cultural Patriot Award recognizes the designs that successfully invoked the special qualities of a given culture or cultures. This award also qualifies Sibilsky for membership in the P.I.C.T.U.R.E. Art Foundation Sculptors Circle.

Sibilsky lives and works in Algoma, where she has her studio and display area, open Friday through Monday, May through October. For more information visit or