13 Jan 2013

2013 Artist in Residence Finalist – Stephanie Barenz

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2013 Artist in Residence Finalist – Stephanie Barenz

Stephanie Barenz – Milwaukee, WI   Proposal: “THE CARRIERS” The Pfister carries thousands of stories from over a hundred years. The famous Victorian art collection, the antiques, and rooms have served as silent witnesses to all of it. Every day a new story is written and this is where my proposal begins. The title “The […]

13 Jan 2013

2013 Artist in Residence Finalist – Pamela Anderson

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2013 Artist in Residence Finalist – Pamela Anderson

Pamela Anderson – Wauwatosa, WI   Proposal: As the 2013 Pfister Artist in Residence I will engage Pfister visitors in dialog about the correlations and contrasts between Victorian Art and my style of painting, the Abstract Expressionist style. Victorian Art’s vibrant colors evoked high society during the 19th century.  Brighter emotional colors and dynamic strokes […]

13 Jan 2013

2013 Artist in Residence Finalist – John Kowalczyk

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2013 Artist in Residence Finalist – John Kowalczyk

John Kowalczyk – Milwaukee, WI   Proposal: MKE: A City With 4 Seasons If given this opportunity, I will create four distinct bodies of work for the gallery nights. Each body of work will include fifteen paintings and the general inspiration will be one of the four seasons. Currently I am working on a winter collection. […]

13 Jan 2013

2013 Artist in Residence Finalist – Eddie Villanueva

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2013 Artist in Residence Finalist – Eddie Villanueva

Eddie Villanueva – Milwaukee, WI Proposal: If you grant me the opportunity to become the next Pfister Hotel Artist in Residence, I will accomplish the following objectives.  I will develop a new body of acrylic and oil paintings based on my response to the bustling environment of the hotel, it’s lavish architecture, and it’s rich history. I […]

28 Dec 2012

Christmas with the Tamscins

I think most people who’ve hosted a large gathering will agree that not having to cook on Christmas is a gift in itself. Being able to celebrate with your family, minus the grocery shopping, prep work and dishes leaves you a lot more time for holiday cheer. One thing was also particularly evident this Christmas day at […]

28 Dec 2012

The Menu of Holiday Past and Present

There are all kinds of relics to uncover here at the Pfister Hotel. With the holidays in full swing, food comes to my mind right away.  In my home, food for any celebration is always given the utmost care and attention, like a newborn baby. As I was poking around last week, I hopscotched my […]