Following ArtPrize 2014 I decided to stay and have permanently relocated to Greenville (Yes, Greenville Michigan!) from San Jose, California. The people here are incredibly kind. I've been lucky to be able to earn a living being creatively self-employed first as a couture bridal accessory designer then as a web designer. But in my heart I've always been an artist afraid to pursue a career in art after dropping out of college when the curriculum to earn an Advertising Art degree became too creatively stifling. In June 2013 I came to MI for the first time to pick up a tiny travel trailer I'd designed and had built here. I learned about Art Prize on a return trip to MI that fall, to camp the UP, and was inspired to enter as I've always loved the idea of everyday people seeing art in everyday public places. The natural beauty of Michigan and its seasons perfectly complements the organic nature of my work. On a return trip in the spring of 2014 I saw my first ever Sandhill Crane. When I came to Grand Rapids (to learn more about ArtPrize) I saw three more flying over the highway. It felt fitting to want to bring my tiny cranes to a state that is home to very special cranes of its own. I now live out in the countryside and there are a pair of cranes that nest in the marsh behind the house. I've found the place where I belong :)
Stacie's ArtPrize Entries
These are Stacie's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Stacie's Past Work
These are images of past work that Stacie has done.