Local Artist is Finalist in International Arc Salon Competition

“Pride of Friesland” by Bren Sibilsky is a finalist in the International Arc Salon 2013 Competition.

Bren Sibilsky, an Algoma sculptor and painter, was recently selected as a finalist in the International Arc Salon 2013 Competition. The Arc Salon is undoubtedly the most prestigious collection of artists in the entire world. To be listed among them is truly a measure of the high quality work that Sibilsky produces year after year. Her “Pride of Friesland” was chosen as a finalist in this worldwide show with over 2,000 entries.

Wouter, a purebred Friesian, and Sibilsky developed a strong friendship during the sculpting process, which was done on location. Wouter seemed to love the attention and, at times, actually “posed” for Sibilsky, standing proudly as she talked to him and sculpted his likeness. To view Sibilsky’s winning entry visit

Sibilsky is an international, full-time sculptor and painter, with work in many collections throughout North America and Europe. Among Sibilsky’s current projects at The Algoma Atelier of Sculpture and Art (Sibilsky’s newly remodeled teaching facility) is a lost wax bronze casting class with professional instructors Ken and Mary Davidson the week of Sept. 9 – 14 with the onsite bronze pour on Sept. 13. Reservations are required. Sibilsky will also teach a “portrait sculpture” class and a “sculpting the figure” class at the Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek and at the Academy of Fine Art in Denmark.

The Algoma Atelier is located at E5977 Fremont Road in Algoma. For more information call 920.487.4200.