B. Stark Art - Stark Images

B. Stark Art - Stark Images The works of Brandy B. Stark. Pieces are wire metal sculptures with found objects.

Trying something different for next week
05/18/2024

Trying something different for next week

04/29/2024
Mmmmm ...ermaidy!
03/31/2024

Mmmmm ...ermaidy!

Come and visit me on March 30th at the fairgrounds St pete! If you use this code you get a discount as well! As per the ...
02/20/2024

Come and visit me on March 30th at the fairgrounds St pete! If you use this code you get a discount as well! As per the fairgrounds, here's some information:

Please share this graphic as a post promoting Mystical Mermaid March share this deal with your fans so they can get $5 off tickets with Promo code FINS24

Throughout March, Fairgrounds St. Pete welcomes visitors for an exciting lineup of mermaid-themed events. All month long, programming will include meet-and-greets with noteworthy members of the mermaid community and face painting every Saturday from noon to 4 p.m., in addition to live watercolor portraits, a panel discussion featuring two prominent finfluencers, a trunk show with handmade swimwear from Lost Ocean, a collaboration with Mertailor’s Mermaid Aquarium Encounter and even a Sirens Silent Disco.

Well folks, how many of you have been trying to claim 2024 is a better year and have been disappointed by this unending ...
01/31/2024

Well folks, how many of you have been trying to claim 2024 is a better year and have been disappointed by this unending month of january? You're not alone. So some folks are calling for a new start to 2024 and we are here to help. We are going to turn February into the new October (Winter edition). If you all haven't had enough of our wonderful holiday, as we now have not one, not two, not three, but four events, then you are our kind of people!

Feb. 10: Valentwe'en 2024: Tell-Tale Heart opens during Art walk, 5-9 pm. We will have belly dancing performances at 6:45 and 7:30 in Brian James's studio, a spirit reader and B. Stark art studio, one artist will dress in costume to tell the story of her art in the kitchen gallery, we will have a modern St Petersburg-based Edgar Allan Poe greeting in the front gallery and reminding folks to vote for their favorite piece, and the spirits of St Petersburg will have a station in the Creative Lofts conference room next gallery space to talk about our ghost tours, paranormal investigations, answer questions, gather stories, and let you know about our upcoming events! We might even see if we can find a couple of our local spiritual denizens who reside in the building. There is a free drawing for prizes as well! And to top all of that off, artists from all over the Tampa Bay area are presenting their interpretations of Edgar Allan Poe's Gothic stories. 100% of art sales go direct to artists to help support local!

Feb. 17, Valentween comes to Smokin' 19! This was a former motor Lodge, establishment of interesting repute and now a billiards room / bar / barbecue spot. Artists have permission to show art and 100% of sales go directly to the artists. We hope to have an event here too for the Saturday opening. More to be determined.

February 24, we are doing a Valentwe'en Full Moon Ghost Tour in haunted historic Roser Park. There are four tours scheduled between 5:00 and 8:00 p.m. and the cost is $20 per person. The event can be accessed via our events page and Eventbrite for tickets.

February 27th we will be doing a presentation for Nerd Nite at Bayboro Brewing. Keeping with our theme, we're going to continue to spread the joy of our holiday and talk about its origins, we are going to show you some of our delightful evidence from our recent paranormal investigations, including Roser Park, and we will do a paranormal q&A answering questions about phenomenon, perhaps reviewing evidence or listening to stories, and sharing any advice that we have! Tickets are for sale, doors open at 6:30 and the event starts at 7:00. More info: http://nerdnite.com. There will be three presentations each 15-20 minutes plus 5 minute question-and answer sessions. More information and be found at http://nerdnite.com, or [email protected] .

Thank you for the support!

Questions? Contact Brandy Stark at [email protected].

Order our first book now! St. Martin's Press (an imprint of Macmillan) is publishing our first book, How to Win Friends and Influence Fungi: Collected Quirks of Science, Tech, Math and Engineering from Nerd Nite, a collection of 71 of our favorite fun-yet-informative presentations from around the wo

New Paranormal Pets episode up! One of the biggest misconceptions about our pets is that they don’t have a voice, but no...
12/18/2023

New Paranormal Pets episode up! One of the biggest misconceptions about our pets is that they don’t have a voice, but nothing could be further from the truth. Animal communicator Ellie Laks is our guest for this podcast. She discusses some of her techniques to become connected to animals, some of the communications that she's gotten, her new book, and her rescue, the Gentle Barn. - See more at:

These pet podcasts are about paranormal encounters with past pets... on Pet Life Radio.

CALL TO ARTISTS!Are you looking for the lost Lenore?  Have a raven chatting “nevermore?”  Then this is the show for you!...
12/12/2023

CALL TO ARTISTS!
Are you looking for the lost Lenore? Have a raven chatting “nevermore?” Then this is the show for you! Valentwe’en is back for its 10th year in 2024. This year’s theme features the master of melancholy, Edgar Allen Poe, and the show is called “Tale-Tell Heart”.
Artists may interpret the theme as they see fit –any images of Poe or his writings, and all manner of supernatural interactions that fit the theme are welcome! Entry into the show is free (though donations are always welcome!). All media is accepted. There are two awards: People’s Choice (done during the opening reception) and the Most SPIRITed (chosen by the event sponsors, paranormal investigation team, the SPIRITS of St. Petersburg). All sales are direct to artist with no commission taken.
The opening reception is during the Second Saturday Art Walk on Feb. 10, from 5 – 9 PM. Free and open to the public.
To apply, contact Brandy Stark at [email protected] by Jan. 20st. Include a photo of the work and approximate size. If it is in the conceptual phase, include description and approximate dimensions.
For artists accepted to the show, Art drop off is by appointment (days other than Monday/Wednesday are open for meeting) from Jan. 21 to Jan. 30. Art pick up is by appointment March 1 – 4.
Artists do need to include two tags on standard business-size white cardstock (title card) paper that includes the title of the work, medium, size, cost, and artist’s direct contact information. Tags are due with art drop off.

If anyone is looking for a creepy Christmas cheer holiday show, this is a free call to artists and a free event to atten...
12/02/2023

If anyone is looking for a creepy Christmas cheer holiday show, this is a free call to artists and a free event to attend. Reception is Friday 12/15.

Tonight!!! I will be there waiting tours and having a shared booth!
10/21/2023

Tonight!!! I will be there waiting tours and having a shared booth!

Happy national day of pugs! It's truthfully a thing. You can look it up! Here I am engaging with the pugs and some of th...
10/15/2023

Happy national day of pugs! It's truthfully a thing. You can look it up! Here I am engaging with the pugs and some of their favorite things to help celebrate the day.

10/13/2023
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10/12/2023

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I will be at three of these! HAUNTIZAAR, Roser Park and Halloween on Central!!

Halloween on Central, Hauntizaar, Great Glass Pumpkin Patch, Dirty John's Freakenstein, Boo Bash among upcoming St. Pete Halloween events.

My peace, houses and hurricanes, made it in.
08/01/2023

My peace, houses and hurricanes, made it in.

Transporting!
07/30/2023

Transporting!

Hey guys, there are two tickets that are the fairgrounds has given me to give away to Lucky winners who sign up for the ...
03/23/2023

Hey guys, there are two tickets that are the fairgrounds has given me to give away to Lucky winners who sign up for the prize on my Instagram account. I will screenshot the information below but please go to Instagram and look for b.starkart, then this post, for details.

Awwww!!!! :)
02/03/2023

Awwww!!!! :)

Well I fixed this.
01/30/2023

Well I fixed this.

01/23/2023

Valentwe’en 2023: Kiss of Death January 21, 2023 by Post Do you have the post-holiday blues?  Are you missing the spookiness of Halloween?  Then we have the cure for you:  Valentwe’en 2023:  Kiss of Death.  The theme for this year is the seductive, powerful and alluring vampire!  Kisses, ...

12/09/2022

Can you start my piece? Event is this Saturday.

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B. Stark Art (Artist Statement)

After 20 years as faculty in higher education, I spent a lifetime studying the shifting dynamics of human culture. I love the pride of the ancient world, the marvels of the Middle Ages, and the wildly shifting ways of modern life. It is my passion for these subjects that inspires me as an artist. This enthusiasm is expressed through wrapped wire metal sculptures which host moments of time, personal energies and emotive states. These works become mediums for dialogue. The wire hosts my energy and mystery. The photography captures zen moments of time.

The award winning Metal Myths series evolved from a sculpture class that I took as an undergraduate. These works are designed as a way to attract a new generation of art lovers. The goal is to present elements of fantasy and imagination manifested through modern media to the audience. Additionally, these pieces represent a form of interconnections: each wire is unique on its own but intertwined with the others so it becomes part of the comprehensive whole.

Metal Myths are made through a process of wrapping and weaving which connects me to the long standing tradition of women’s expression through tapestry. I utilize metal as my thread; for greater depth metals of different textures, consistencies and diameters are used. To add vibrancy, pieces of the sculptures are hand-painted with various hues of alcohol ink. Found objects are used to bring the piece into the present and to upcycle discarded items into a new function.

I design my photography to make familiar objects exotic and beautiful. The camera is used to exaggerate the image’s shape, form, light and texture. To keep the soul of the photograph intact, few digital alterations are utilized. Each photograph is printed in an enlarged format to allow the viewer closer access to the subject. Though the subjects seem readily apparent, the true focus is subtle. It can be the refraction of light on the surface of water, the abstracted shapes produced by a reclining animal, or the play of shadow across a unique surface.

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