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The Pfister Hotel Names Six Finalists for 10th Artist in Residence

Public voting begins January 19 during Gallery Night

By - Jan 16th, 2018 04:06 pm
Pfister Hotel lobby. Photo via Pfister Facebook page.

Pfister Hotel lobby. Photo via Pfister Facebook page.

Milwaukee, Wis., January 16, 2018The AAA Four-Diamond Pfister® Hotel, owned and managed by Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, today announced six finalists for the 2018-2019 Artist-in-Residence program. This year’s finalists are Katheryn Corbin, ceramic figure sculpture; Clare Jorgensen, encaustic painter; Heidi Parkes, fiber artist; Kate Schaffer, painter; Stephanie Schultz, fashion designer; and Alice Wilson, living statue performer, costume and makeup designer.

Works of the six finalists will be showcased through mid-February at Gallerie M inside the InterContinental® Milwaukee, also owned and managed by Marcus Hotels & Resorts, to coincide with the Historic Third Ward’s Gallery Night and Day on Friday, January 19 and Saturday, January 20, 2018. At a special Gallery Night reception at Gallerie M, guests and attendees will have the opportunity to meet the finalists and learn more about their work. The event will be held on Friday, January 19 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with complimentary light snacks, passed champagne and a cash bar,

The 2018-2019 Artist-in-Residence winner will help celebrate the 10th year of the internationally recognized program, which provides an opportunity for local artists to enjoy a highly visible platform to showcase her work. This includes a year’s worth of creating and displaying their work in the designated artist studio and gallery on the first floor of the 125-year-old Pfister Hotel. Guests and the public can visit the artist during her residency in The Pfister’s studio and watch the evolution of each piece come to life while learning about the Artist in Residence’s unique artform and method.

Public Voting

Beginning at noon CST on Friday, January 19, 2018, members of the public will be able to vote online at once per day, or via manual ballot vote at both Gallerie M and the Artist-in-Residence Studio at The Pfister Hotel. Voting will end on Friday, February 16, 2018 at noon CST, and the selection committee will announce the next Artist in Residence soon thereafter. The public voting will comprise of one seat on the selection committee, influencing the final decision. Regardless of who is chosen as Artist in Residence, the winner of the public vote will receive a solo exhibit inside Gallerie M and a $300 Utrecht Art Supplies gift card.

About The Pfister Hotel

Celebrating its 125th year, The Pfister Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in the Midwest and continues to be the premier hotel in downtown Milwaukee. Originally opened in 1893 by businessman Guido Pfister, it was the most lavish hotel of its time. The hotel’s storied elegance had faded following World War II, until 1962, when Ben Marcus, founder of The Marcus Corporation, purchased this grand hotel out of bankruptcy. The Marcus family renovated and restored the hotel to its original glory, adding convention facilities, a parking garage and 23-story guest tower. The Pfister Hotel remains home to the largest collection of Victorian art of any hotel in the world, and offers an interactive augmented reality tour of pieces in this impressive collection.

Today The Pfister Hotel continues its tradition of gracious service and impeccable style, and has been recognized by AAA as a Four-Diamond property for 41 consecutive years. In 2017, The Pfister Hotel was ranked the No. 1 Best Milwaukee Hotel by U.S. News & World Report and was recognized as a Top Hotel in the Midwest in Condé Nast Traveler’s 30th annual Reader’s Choice Awards. This exceptional property is a member of two prestigious hotel organizations, Historic Hotels of America and Preferred Hotels & Resorts. The Pfister Hotel is located at 424 E. Wisconsin Ave. in downtown Milwaukee. For more information, please visit and follow the hotel on Facebook and Twitter (@PfisterHotel).

About InterContinental Milwaukee

Whether you’re looking for vibrant nightlife or a uniquely refined place for meetings, InterContinental® Milwaukee is your downtown destination. Mixing sophisticated elegance with modern luxury, InterContinental Milwaukee offers a chic, upscale atmosphere with a twist of the unexpected. Adjacent to the scenic Milwaukee Riverwalk, InterContinental Milwaukee is centrally located to downtown’s business and theatre districts, parks, restaurants and nightlife. Discover the historic Pabst Theatre, the Milwaukee Public Museum or one of Milwaukee’s many summer festivals. InterContinental Milwaukee is located at 139 E. Kilbourn Ave. in downtown Milwaukee. Find the hotel on Facebook ( or follow it on Twitter (@InterConMKE) to learn more about upcoming exhibits, events and specials.

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts

Marcus Hotels & Resorts owns and/or manages 18 hotels, resorts and other properties in the U.S. The company’s distinctive portfolio includes city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts, historic properties, and premium branded and independent first-class hotels. Marcus Hotels & Resorts is an approved operator for all major lodging brands. A leader in the hospitality industry since 1962, Marcus Hotels & Resorts creates asset value for hotel owners through its expertise in management, development and product repositioning, including hotel food and beverage concepts developed by its Marcus Restaurant Group, featuring premier brands such as Mason Street Grill, ChopHouse and Miller Time Pub & Grill. The company is also growing its experiential restaurant concept, The SafeHouse, with a second location that opened in early 2017 in Chicago, Ill.

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