Brenda Stein (center) with Governor Phil Bredesen and his wife, First Lady Andrea Conte.


Collections and Commissions (partial list)

The Tennessee Residence, Permanent Collection, Nashville, TN 2010
First Lady of Tennessee, Andrea Conte, Nashville, TN 2010
Richard and Jane Eskind, Nashville, TN 2010
John and Beth Interlandi, Nashville, TN 2010
John and Heidi Hassenfeld, Nashville, TN 2009
Metro Nashville Parks Department, Beaman Parks recognition series, Nashville, TN 2008
Metro Nashville Parks Department, Warner Park recognition series, Nashville, TN 2008-2010
Ms. Martha Ingram/Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville, TN 2007
Mr. Olen Bryant, Cottontown, TN 2007
Mr. Bill Ivey, Nashville, TN 2007
Town of Huntingdon, Huntingdon, TN 2007
Tennessee Arts Commission, Permanent Collection, Nashville, TN 2007
Fisk Jubilee Singers, Nashville, TN 2007
Tennessee Arts Commission, Nashville, TN 2007
AT&T Inc., Nashville, TN 2007
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Garrison, Nashville, TN 2006
George and Pat Bullard, Nashville, TN 2006
Governor Phil Bredesen, Nashville, TN 2005, 2007
Governor Jennifer Granholm, Lansing, MI 2005
Governor Joe Manchin, Charleston, WV 2005
Governor Bill Richardson, Sante Fe, NM 2005
Governor Brian Schweitzer, Helena, MT 2005
Governor Mark Warner, Richmond, VA 2005
Ms. Norree Boyd, Executive Director, Metro Nashville Arts Commission, Nashville, TN 2005
Tennessee State Museum, Permanent Collection, Nashville, TN 2005
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Page, Nashville, TN 2005, 2006
Mr. Keith Urban, Nashville, TN 2002
Mrs. Albert Gore, Sr., Carthage, TN 2002
Dr. Brigid Hogan, Nashville, TN 2002
Sir John Vane, Nobel Laureate, London, England 2001
Mayor Phil Bredesen, Metro Nashville Arts Commission/Greenways for Nashville 1999


Nashville International Airport, Flying Solo Exhibition, Juried, Nashville, TN 2010
Wiregrass Museum of Art, Through the Wood and Around the Block, Dothan, AL 2010
Customs House Museum, Modern Girls, Invited, Clarksville, TN 2010
Arrowmont School of Art and Crafts, Women in Wood, Invited, Gatlinburg, TN 2009
LeQuire Gallery, Nature of Wood, Nashville, TN 2009
Centennial Arts Center, Brenda Stein, Joan Lawler, Lee Hamblen, Nashville, TN 2009
Tennessee Art League Premiere Gallery, Consider the Source, Juried Solo Exhibition, Nashville, TN 2009
Nashville International Airport & Tennessee Association of Craft Artists, Unexpected Treasures 2, Invited, Nashville, TN 2009
Customs House Museum, Second Biennial Tennessee Arts and Crafts, Juried Exhibition, Clarksville, TN 2008
Renaissance Center, Solo Exhibition, Dickson, TN 2008
Centennial Arts Center, Cumberland Valley Chapter of TACA Group Exhibition, Nashville, TN 2008
Renaissance Center, Cumberland Valley Chapter of TACA Group Exhibition, Dickson, TN 2008
Bennett Galleries, 3rd Annual Group Craft Exhibition, Knoxville, TN 2007
Brentwood Academy, Fine Art in Brentwood, Invited, Brentwood, TN 2007
University School of Nashville, artclectic, Juried, Nashville, TN 2007
Centennial Arts Center, Brenda Stein, Lori Putnam, Gayle Levee, Nashville, TN 2007
Rose Center, Brenda Stein Solo Exhibition, Morristown, TN 2007
Bennett Galleries, 3rd Annual Group Craft Exhibition, Knoxville, TN 2007
LeQuire Gallery, Winter Exhibition, Nashville, TN 2007
University School of Nashville, Empty Bowls Exhibition, Nashville, TN 2006 – 2007
Renaissance Center, 8th Annual Regional Art Exhibit, Dickson, TN 2006
LeQuire Gallery, LeQuire Gallery Holiday Show, Stein/LeQuire Collaboration, Nashville, TN 2006
University School of Nashville, artclectic, Invited, Nashville, TN 2006
Tennessee Association of Craft Artists, Spring Fair, Merit Award Winner, Nashville, TN 2006
Customs House Museum, Wood Revealed – Woodcarving and Woodturning in Tennessee, Clarksville, TN 2006
LeQuire Gallery, Winter Wonder, Nashville, TN 2006
Leu Art Gallery, The Appeal of Woodturning: John Jordan and Brenda Stein, Nashville, TN 2005
LeQuire Gallery, The LeQuire Invitational 2005, Nashville, TN 2005
Tennessee Arts Commission, In Through the Outdoors, Nashville, TN 2005
University School of Nashville, artclectic, Nashville, TN 2000 – 2004
4 Bridges Art Festival, Award~Best in Wood, Chattanooga, TN 2003
Governor’s Inaugural Exhibit, Art Ball, Nashville, TN 2003
Madison Art Center, Against the Grain, Madison, TN 2002
Watkins College of Art and Design, For the Sake of Art, Nashville, TN 1999
Ultimate Art Gallery, Texture, Color, People, and Places, Nashville, TN 1999
Centennial Arts Center, Celebration ’98, Nashville, TN 1998

Awards and Recognition

Tennessee Arts Commission & Governor Bredesen, Selected to design and create the 2007 Governor’s Awards in the Arts, Nashville, TN 2006 – 7
Tennessee Arts Commission and the Southern Arts Federation, Selected for Southern Artistry Registry, 2007
Tennessee Association of Craft Artists, Spring Fair, Merit Award Winner, Nashville, TN 2006
4 Bridges Art Festival, Award – Best in Wood, Chattanooga, TN 2003

Art Education Programs

Appalachian Center for Crafts, The Thrill of Turning Green Wood, Instructor, Smithville, TN 2009
Arts Council of Williamson County, Art: Up Close and Personal, Speaker, Franklin, TN 2009
Tennessee Art Education Association, Middle Tennessee Region Spring Conference, Speaker 2008
Nashville International Airport, Arts in the Airport,Nashville, TN 2005-2008
Nashville Area Arts Studio Tour, Nashville, TN 2008
Nashville Public Television, Tennessee Crossroads (#2329-4), Nashville, TN 2006
Do-It-Yourself Network, DIY Tools and Techniques, Episode DIT-240, Nashville, TN 2004
Cheekwood, Crafts Outreach, Nashville, TN 1999 – 2008
Tennessee Association of Craft Artists, Crafts Within the Curriculum, Nashville, TN 1999 – 2004
Lifeworks Foundation and TACA, Empty Bowls Project, Fall Fair, Nashville, TN 2003 – 2004
Visual Arts Alliance of Nashville, Studio Tour, Nashville, TN 2002
Nashville’s Table, Empty Bowls Project, Fest de Ville, Nashville, TN 2001
Mayor’s First Day Celebration, Nashville, TN 2000 – 2001

Juror Experience

Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, Nashville, TN 2009
Tennessee Association for Craft Artists Cumberland Valley Chapter, Centennial Arts Center and Renaissance Center Group Shows, Nashville and Dickson, TN 2008
Arkansas Arts Council, 2008 Arkansas Living Treasure Award, Little Rock, AK 2008
Maternal Infant Health Outreach Worker Program, Vanderbilt University Center for Health Services, Commitment to Excellence MIHOW Accreditation Program sculpture award, Nashville, TN 2004

Education and Professional Development

Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, TN
University of Wisconsin, B.S., La Crosse, WI