Brenda Stichter

Brenda Stichter

Brenda Stichter was trained in Commercial Art at the University of Northwestern, St. Paul, but has been “painting seriously” for the last several years since she and her husband became empty-nesters. She considers herself an emerging artist, with success in local and regional venues and modest sales. She has begun teaching painting workshops, giving lecture style presentations, and judging for local art events. Her acrylic paintings are mostly abstracts or abstracted landscapes. She portrays her response to beauty, culture, and Scripture passages or principles in her work. Occasionally, she will also paint representational or experimental work. She has participated in local, state, and national exhibitions and contests, and is currently teaching, studying, and painting regularly in the pursuit of excellence in her work. She works in a studio in her home near Warsaw, IN. She is a member of the Lakeland Art Association, Warsaw, IN; the Fort Wayne Artists Guild, Ft. Wayne, IN; Christians in the Visual Arts; and a 2016 Hoosier Woman Artist.

 

Artist’s statement: Choosing to use abstract painting as a language, I am attempting to communicate in a way that will cause the viewer to want to know more about each work, ask what my message might be, and enjoy the color and emotion of each painting. I hope that joy and celebration is evident in much of what I paint.

Please check out her art work at:
BrendaStichter.com
http://brendakaypaintings.blogspot.com
www.facebook.com/BrendaKayPaintings

Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2017 My Favorite Things, The Gallery, Warsaw, IN
2016, 2015 The Gallery, Warsaw, IN
2016 Oakwood Resort, Syracuse, IN
2016 Warsaw City Hall Art Gallery, Warsaw, IN
2015 Central Square Gallery, Glenwood, MN
2015 Canal Street Gallery, Winona Lake, IN
2014, 2013, 2012 Warsaw Community Public Library, Warsaw, IN

Selected Group Exhibitions: (* award received in this exhibit)
2018 *92 County Art Show, Clark Gallery, Honeywell Center, Wabash, IN
2017 The Five Group Exhibit, The Gallery, Warsaw, IN
2017 GOD in the Abstract, joint exhibit with Andy Corp, poured acrylic artist, Lakeland Art Center, Warsaw, IN
2017 SALI National Abstract Art Exhibition XIII, Indianapolis, IN
2017 *Ventures in Creativity, Fort Wayne, IN
2017 *Think Spring, Lakeland Art Association Spring Juried Exhibit, Warsaw, IN
2017 Clay and Canvas, joint exhibit with Elizabeth Wamsley, potter, Performing Arts Center, Warsaw, IN
2017 Artist Forum Group Exhibit, The Gallery, Warsaw, IN
2016 2016 Hoosier Women Artists, the Statehouse, Indianapolis, IN
2016 SALI National Abstract Art Exhibition XII, Indianapolis, IN
2016 *Fort Wayne Artists Guild 39th Annual Ventures in Creativity Exhibition, Ft. Wayne, IN
2015 *Juried show, Lakeland Art Association Gallery, Pierceton, IN
2014 Clark Gallery, Wabash, IN

Teaching and Related Experience
2017, 2016, 2015 Painting workshops taught in art centers and home studio
2016 Short lecture presentation, What Makes a Good Abstract Painting, The Gallery, Warsaw, IN
2016 Judge for Student Art Competition, The Gallery, Warsaw, IN
2016 Presentation, Principles of Abstraction, Artist Forum, Warsaw, IN
2015 Guest Artist, An Evening on Broadway, Ft. Wayne, IN