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The Pfister's 2011 Artist in Residence

Shelby Keefe's First Painting as Artist in ResidenceShelby Keefe is a contemporary impressionistic painter, teacher and performance artist. Born in Whitewater, WI in 1958, she graduated in 1981 from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, WI. After retiring from a career in graphic design in 2005, she operates her own art studio and exhibition space in Bay View, on the south side of Milwaukee.

Her award-winning urban landscape paintings have earned her participation in prestigious nation juried shows, plein air painting competitions, and arts festivals as well as gamering commission work for a variety or corporate clients and private collectors. Her oil paintings are found in collections such as The Bradley Foundation, Acuity, Northwestern Mutual, Ozaukee Country Club, WE Energies, University School of Milwaukee; and other businesses around Milwaukee, and private collections in Wisconsin and around the country.


See Artist in Residence at The Pfister Hotel September 20, 2011

See Update on Shelby Keefe's Upcoming Events & Projects August 15, 2011

See Update on Shelby Keefe's Accomplishments June 28, 2011

See Press Release announcement February 18, 2011

More information on Shelby Keefe can be found at www.studioshelby.com.


Gallery Night

2012 Dates for Milwaukee Gallery Night and Day  April 20 & 21, July 27 & 28, and October 19 & 20


About the Program

According Joe Kurth, The Pfister’s General Manager, “For decades, The Pfister has hosted the much acclaimed Victorian Art Collection, the largest of its kind in any hotel in the world. We want to expand on our reputation as a destination hotel for art connoisseurs by offering our guests and the public a glimpse into the world of art as it is being created – in real time, by amazingly talented artists.”

Find out more, see the Artist in Residence page.


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