News

Current & Upcoming

“Engulfed”, Gallery221, Hillsborough Community College,March 8 – May 6, 2021 

Virtual artist reception Thursday, March 11, 6–7 p.m.

Engaging issues around climate crisis, sustainability and pressing ecological concerns, Engulfed is a group show that highlights artistic responses to our evolving environmental issues. Co-curated by Sarah Howard and Amanda Poss, the exhibition features a range of regional voices alongside select works from the Permanent Art Collection of the USF Contemporary Art Museum. Featured artists include Liset Castillo, Mark Dion, Brandie Dziegiel, Kenny Jensen, Carol Mickett & Robert Stackhouse, Laurencia Strauss and Tory Tepp. 

Sarah Howard is the Curator of Public Art and Social Practice, and Research Associate at the University of South Florida’s Institute for Research in Art. Amanda Poss is the Gallery Director for Hillsborough Community College Dale Mabry and Ybor City Campuses. 

https://www.hccfl.edu/campus-life/arts/galleries-hcc/gallery221/future-exhibitions-gallery221

“You Good?”, Creative Pinellas Interactive Public Art, Awarded Artist

Past Exhibits & Events

Creative Pinellas: 2020 Arts Annual“, Group Gallery & Virtual Exhibition, Gallery at Creative Pinellas, Nov 2020-Jan 2021

Featured pieces: “Locus of Control” and “Solastalgia”.

https://creativepinellas.org/artsannual/

“Arts Annual: Beyond the Walls”, Innisbrook Golf and Spa Resort, 2020

Recently I partnered with Creative Pinellas ‘Arts Annual Beyond the Walls’ program which creates new arts & culture engagements with the hospitality/ tourism industry. Here’s a short video Creative Pinellas put together that includes shots of my installation, space and interview tidbits Innisbrook Resort . Works will be on display there through December. Many thanks to Creative Pinellas and Innisbrook Resort for the support and opportunity to share my work with a larger audience. 

Clearwater Signal Boxes, Commission for Clearwater Arts Alliance and Clearwater Beach Association, 2020

Many thanks to Clearwater Arts Alliance and the Clearwater Beach Association for selecting me to create an original image for the local public art signal box project! .Over the course of a few weeks, I worked with the neighborhood association to create an image that represented their community. The image “Nocturne”, is a woodblock print w/ watercolor (originally 12×12”) and depicts the magic hours of summer at Clearwater Beach. Pinellas county’s shoreline is a prime nesting area for loggerhead sea turtles, most almost always return to the same beach to lay their eggs. Continued preservation and protection is a primary goal for many residents that call Clearwater Beach ‘Home’..Once I completed the image, I sent a scanned version to the professional art wrap installer. He then turned it into a giant vinyl wrap that is custom fitted to the dimensions of each signal box..You can find the first box located at the South portion of Clearwater beach at the corner of Hamden and Gulfview Drive. The second box is located at the North end of Clearwater beach at Mandalay and Bay Esplanade.

“Common Ground: Online 2020 Peer Juried Exhibition”, Honorable Mention, Art Center Sarasota, Sep-Oct 2020

https://www.artsarasota.org/common-ground-date

“Hidden Kingdoms, Sawgrass”, Woodblock print on Masa, 22×22″, 2020

“I’ve Come to Look for America”, Curated Exhibition at Dunedin Fine Art Center, June-Aug 2020

“The Mythic Present, No.2”, “Hidden Kingdoms, Brooker Creek”, & “Hidden Kingdoms, Loop Road” were exhibited alongside twelve other artist works representing the complex cultural fabric of our country.https://www.dfac.org/exhibit/ive-come-to-look-for-america/

50th Annual Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, Emerging Artist, Jury Selected, Print Pulled for Jurying, 2020

http://gasparillaarts.com/emerging-artists/

My experience being featured as an emerging artist at Gasparilla Arts Festival was truly gratifying to say the least. I enjoyed talking with SO MANY art lovers and visitors from near and as far as Canada about my printmaking practice. It was an incredible privilege to personally meet face-to-face with those who purchased and connected with my work—an opportunity that rarely presents itself when selling through galleries!
.
“Hidden Kingdoms, Hammock” was pulled for award jurying by the guest juror, Paul Galloway, a collection specialist from the MoMA. Though I wasn’t selected for the best emerging artist award, I’m very humbled to have had my work even considered.

“HO(ME)”, Second Century Studio, 2020

My large-scale print “swamp totem” is featured in this limited-run exhibition that examines the concept of “home” and it’s meaning for individuals and community through the visual arts. I’m humbled to have work featured alongside such an incredibly talented selection of Tampa Bay artists including: Nathan Beard, Saumitra Chandratreya, and Libbi Ponce. Thanks to Christopher Hubbard , Clearwater’s Cultural Affairs Coordinator, for including me in this thoughtful exhibit.

https://www.fox13news.com/video/648112

HO(ME) will run at Second Century Studios, 331-A Cleveland St., from Jan. 21-26. The exhibit will be free and open to the public from 12 to 5 p.m. each day.

Artists’ reception on Thursday, Jan. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg: 2019 Visions of Health Equity, Selected Artist for Juried Community Art Project

Recently, I was selected as an artist by the Foundation for a Healthy St.Petersburg to produce a piece of art that addresses the theme of ‘Health Equity’. I’ve created a 16×20″ woodblock design that is centered around the concept of mental heath wellness.

Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg 2333 34th St. S.,
St. Petersburg, FL  33711Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg

Artist reception Sunday, January 12th, 2020, 3-5p.

Printmakers of The Dunedin Fine Art Center, Octagon Art Center

December 6th 2019-January 16th 2020

Last show of the year! Newest “Hidden Kingdoms” etchings will be on display alongside a variety of works by fellow printmakers of DFAC.

SHINE! SHINE! SHINE! Holiday Show, Dunedin Fine Art Center, 2019

November 2nd-December 23rd 2019

“The Mangrove” (SOLD),”The Messenger”, & “The Cypress” are for sale in DFAC’s 33rd Annual HOLIDAY SHOW and SALE – An Invitational of Fine Art, Craft + Design annual Holiday show.

Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd, Dunedin, FL 34698

2019 NAEA Member Exhibition

June 17th-December 6th, 2019

“The Mythic Present” has been included in the annual NAEA Member exhibit, which showcases artwork created by NAEA’s vibrant professional community of visual arts educators, highlighting the artistic skill and vision of members worldwide. NAEA received 320 submissions and 62 works were jury-selected for gallery display and an additional 72 works were selected for recognition in the NAEA Virtual Gallery( where you can view my piece. )

The Studio@620: 24Hands, Florida GulfCoast Printmakers Group Exhibition

November 9-30, 2019

Both of my featured prints, “Keeper of the Pinelands” & “Keeper of the Wetlands” SOLD.

The Studio@620 620 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Creative Pinellas: 2019 Arts Annual, Featured Artist

November 14th-25th, 2019

Featured artist alongside other past grantees and local professional artists of Tampa Bay for Creative Pinellas’ largest fundraiser of the year. New prints on display and available for purchase until November 25th.

“The Hand Magazine; Issue 26th

Release date, Oct 15th

“The Mythic Present, no.1” and “Islands” are featured in issue 26th of The Hand Magazine, a reproduction-based media, published quarterly. Available now!

BIG INK! @ The Morean Art Center

September 28th & 29th, 2019

For two months I prepped and carved the image on the left into a 40×70″ woodblock that was then ‘pulled’ on BIG INK’S ‘ The Big Tuna’ mobile press at the Morean –a two day event! Read more about BIG INK’s Giant Mobile Printing Press HERE.

Morean Art Center 719 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

24 Hands: Inaugural Exhibition, Art Way Gallery, Seminole, 2019

 "24 Hands is a printmaking collective based on the Florida Gulf Coast. We are twelve founding artists who promote, educate and advocate for printmaking media"

July 12th-September 26th, 2019

Woodblock prints, “The Mangrove”, “The Mythic Present, No.1”, and “The Messenger” are being exhibited at St. Petersburg College

ART WAY GALLERY-UP Building St. Petersburg College, Seminole Campus, 9200 113th St., Seminole, FL 33772

“Dark and Full of Flowers”, A Juried Exhibition, Tempus Projects, 2019

May 18th-June 29th, 2019

“Floridana”, (intaglio print) was included in this thematic multi-media art exhibition juried by Johanna Robotham, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Tampa Museum of Art. More info about the open call here.

Tempus Projects 4636 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33603

Print Residency- University of Maine, April 1st-5th, 2019

It was an honor to be invited back to my Alma Mater for a week long print residency. After spending nearly 16 hours a day in the studio, I successfully carved five 12×12″ wood block and pulled an edition 8 multiple color block prints. The design is inspired by some graphite drawings I completed last year- each exploring the concepts of the mythic present and memory. I also had an opportunity to speak with current undergraduate printmaking students about my professional career as an artist thus far.

#SMF, Dunedin Fine Art Center, March 29th-May 19th, 2019

“Uprise” was exhibited in the Member portion of DFAC’s Annual, Student, Member & Faculty show. This piece also SOLD on opening night!

Emerging Artist Exhibit 2018, Gallery at Creative Pinellas, Sep 27th-Oct 8th, 2018

In April 2018 I was awarded the Emerging Artist Grant competitively offered through Creative Pinellas, the premier local arts agency. For 6 months I produced a new body of work using a press I purchased with awarded grant funds. This work was exhibited alongside 9 other grant recipients for two weeks at the Gallery at Creative Pinellas. You can read more about this process and updates on the work I produced during the grant period by visiting my blog through Creative Pinellas here: https://creativepinellas.org/brandie-dziegiel/

Creative Pinellas Emerging Artist Panel Discussion

September 20th, 2018

I had the extreme privilege of participating in my first artist panel discussion, moderated by Danny Olda, Art critic & Curator. I truly enjoyed my time sharing a little bit of my creative journey and discipline, as well as listening to the other emerging artist’s discuss their process.

Pulling large-scale woodblock prints on press @ DFAC 2018

A short video of my process of pulling large woodblock prints at the Dunedin Fine Art Center’s Print Studio. The prints shown are a series of trees that are iconic throughout the state of Florida. The grouping of large prints, each measuring 24’x36′ on blue banana paper, will be on display at the Creative Pinellas Gallery (Located in Largo) September 27th for the ‘2018 Creative Pinellas Emerging Artist Grantee’s Show’. I will be exhibiting as a Printmaker. Video filmed and edited by my mentor and printmaking extraordinaire Holly Bird, August 2018.