I was nominated for "Best Local Maker" for Creative Loafitings' Best of the Bay event. Update:  Didn't win.  Again.  I am the Susan Lucci of the art world. 9/18
This was an honor!  My Sunshine Skyway Bridge photograph was highlighted as the "Last Looks" -- it got its own page! -- in Tampa Bay Magazine!  I was so honored and so shocked!
October 2018: 

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Image Name: Reflections of a Flamingo - Invited

Brandy Stark:

Thank you for participation in our "Hit Me with Your Best Shot" bird photography competition.
Bird Watchers Digest has completed their deliberations and made their choice of those photographs that will be exhibited in our Gallery. 
Your selected piece/s will be listed in this email.

Dear ODTB Photographer, 

Congratulations! The jurors at the Dunedin Fine Art Center have selected 50 images for the photographic exhibition at the Dunedin Fine Art Center in January 2019. With over 400 images submitted they had a tough time. Names were hidden from them – this was a blind jury – so you should be very proud to be included in this show.  

You will need to do the following: 
Have images printed and framed. Frames should be basic black, white, or gray – no fancy, ornate or distracting frames – no colorful matts please. Use neutral mattes. Frames should be wired and ready to hang. No metal or canvas prints. Take advantage of holiday sales at Michaels for frames!Framed pieces should be between 11x14 and 20x24 framed. You do not have to have them professionally framed – please be economical but keep images looking professional.  
Please create and attach a label for the back of the image to include: Name, title of piece, price or NFS (not for sale). 

You must deliver your work to me at the Morean Arts Center by December 19th, 5pm OR deliver the work to the Dunedin Fine Art Center ONDecember 20th between 10am -4pm. Late work will not be accepted.  
The exhibition is January 11-February 24, 2019. The opening reception is TBD. Please visit the DFAC website and discover our north county sister arts center - https://www.dfac.org/ 

Pinellas Park Art Society: 11/2018 Merit Award, photography, "Angel" ( left)

Necronomicon, Tampa: 10/2018 3rd Place, 3-D, "Demoness" (right)

"Blue" won 2nd Place in the S. Passadina ArtSpring show
After a great deal of debate and input, I entered "Blue" for my 2-D submission to the show.  It placed 2nd for photography!  3/28/19

April 2019:  Honorable Mention, "Are You Being Koi With Me?", Fur, Fin and Feathers Art Show, Tampa Regional Artists.

May 2019:

Awarded a $1,000 scholarship to produce the Augustus Caesar art show at Art Lofts.

Awarded $100 scholarship to attend the Arts and Business course at the Greenhouse.  

Lastly, "Flamingo" was accepted into the 47th Annual Art Exhibition at the Lakeland Art Guild.  

On behalf of the Lakeland Art guild, Congratulations!  One or more of your art entries has been selected for our 47th Annual Lakeland Art Guild Exhibition.  After careful deliberation, the judge, Jonathan Simon, selected 106 pieces from the... submissions from both categories.  
Hi Brandy,

Thank you for your application.  
We are awarding half tuition scholarships, and can offer you one.

Jury Selection:  7/20/19
Your Art has been selected to be showcased in the eighth annual installment of ArtOfficial Intelligence: The St. Pete Robot Exchange. This year the show will be held at two primary locations. Your Art has been selected to be displayed at the Morean Arts Center. 
Here is some super important information:

The Exhibition will run from September 6-27, 2019; Opening is Sept. 14 and includes a March of the Robots!