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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Making Connections and Building Community
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Making Connections and Building Community

There are certain advantages to being from a small town. “Connection really matters in small towns,” says Phil Gerbyshak. Phil is from Crivitz, a popular summer destination with a rustic charm in Northwest Wisconsin.  He’s built his own robust community and is passionate about helping people connect. Phil was the featured speaker at an event […]