Special Thanks to the Residency Project
I met some very highly spirited and spiritual people during my Artist Residency through the Residency Project. I also had the opportunity to experience the sparkling and pure light of southern California. Most of all, I had clear mental space in which I could explore my work daily for the duration of the residency.
Thank you Residency Project!
Healing Power of Plants and Dear Earth Series
My artwork, created over the past few years, will be on exhibition at Brushwood Nature Center in Riverwoods, IL from February 10 - March 31st. A panel discussion, in the Dear Earth Series, is a part of the exhibition. This is a two-person exhibition with printmaker and artist, Gabriella Boros
I have entered into an exciting new partnership with DAC (Design Art Concepts) of Miami and Greece. They are now exclusively representing a series of my art including my ArtPrize 10 entry "Arise," and a select group of works from my Spring Series. You can see this work on Artsy here: https://www.artsy.net/design-art-concepts/artist/stephanie-rose-bird.
I was selected by Grand Valley Artists of Grand Rapids, Michigan, to exhibit with them for ArtPrize 10. "Arise," pictured here, is my entry. It was created using gold and silver leaf, enamel and acrylic paint, a mirror and birch panels. If you are in Grand Rapids, Michigan during the duration of ArtPrize 10 (September 19 - October 7th) stop by Grand Valley Artists Exhibit at the Water Treatment Facility.
What is ArtPrize?
According to the website, ArtPrize is an open, independently organized international art competition which takes place for 19 days every other fall in Grand Rapids, Michigan. More than five hundred thousand dollars in prizes are awarded each year, which include a $200,000 prize awarded entirely by public vote and another $200,000 prize awarded by a jury of art experts.
For me, it's been an incredible journey so far. I've had to cultivate more stamina than I thought I possessed. I've learned challenging, new techniques, such as working with gold leaf in a traditional manner. I've enjoyed praying and meditating to Medieval Music while I worked daily. The work was a physical, and an incredibly spiritual practice.
My "Ellsworth Kelly Orchid" print is featured in all of the bathrooms of the Hampton Inns, in the Boca Raton, Florida location, through Indie Walls!
Spring/Summer Clothing Collection
Inspired by nature, drawn from intuition; honoring spontaneity, luck and chance, I've lent my art and spirit to a new collection of clothing, which you can find on Vida Voices here: Vida Voices Designs
"Narcissus with Tulips" and "Orchid #5" are being added to a gallery setting of artwork at Restaurant @ Morrison House, Kimpton Hotel, Alexandria, VA. They will be installed in April, at which time I'll add installation views.
Ode to Spring
"Ode to Spring" is an exhibition of Bird's paintings and drawings from the spring and summer of 2015, celebrating the spirit of nature through flowers, plants and landscape.
Exhibited February 1 - 29th, 2016 at North Riverside, Classic Cinema's Gallery, North Riverside IL.