Forecast Blog

September 1, 2015

Finalists for the 2016 McKnight Project Grant for Mid-Career Public Artists

Forecast Public Art announces five finalists for its annual McKnight Project Grant for Mid-Career Public Artists: Works Progress Studio, Keith Christensen, Christopher Williams, Marcus Young, and Amanda Lovelee. A $50,000 grant will be awarded to one of these Minnesota-based mid-career public artists in mid-December to produce a significant project developed independently by the artist at a site of their choosing anywhere … Read More

Forecast | Artist Grants

August 19, 2015

The 8030 Project

Mara Pelecis' veterans suicide awareness project exhibit at Hennepin County Government Center

It’s estimated that every day 22 U.S. Veterans and soldiers die by suicide — more than 8,000 individuals each year. To provide a tangible depiction of this number, and to help illustrate what that number truly means, Mara Pelecis founded The 8030 Project, a participatory public art project intended to raise awareness of these tragic deaths. With … Read More

Forecast | Consulting

August 17, 2015

“Constellation”

Artist: Melissa McGill

Beacon, N.Y. – Stars provide reference points that guide travelers across land and sea, but what if features of the land—including the built environment—could influence the placement of the stars? Constellation, a large-scale light installation by Melissa McGill that opened in June, draws upon architecture and local history to make this happen. Situated above the … Read More

Public Art Review | Featured, Public Art Review

August 14, 2015

“Labyrinth”

Artist: Gijs Van Vaerenbergh

Genk, Belgium – In celebration of the art center C-mine‘s tenth anniversary, Gijs Van Vaerenbergh designed a large-scale steel labyrinth influenced by the structures of the old coal mine where the center is located. From the top of the old mine shafts, the labyrinth can be seen in full. Known for the 2011 project Reading … Read More

Public Art Review | Featured, Public Art Review

August 10, 2015

“36.5 / a durational performance with the sea”

Artist: Sarah Cameron Sunde

Amsterdam — From 8:15 AM to 9:01 PM on August 10, New York-based artist and director Sarah Cameron Sunde stood in a tidal bay in Katwijk aan Zee on the west coast of the Netherlands for a full tidal cycle. Over this period of 12 hours and 46 minutes, the water rose to her neck and … Read More

Public Art Review | Public Art Review, Recent Projects

July 29, 2015

Collaborations Across Disciplines and Yards

An update about Witt Siasoco's project THIS HOME IS NOT FOR SALE

Artist Witt Siasoco received a Jerome Project Grant in 2015 for THIS HOME IS NOT FOR SALE. Molly Van Avery, a collaborator and project manager, writes about the project. Witt Siasoco rides up to the fifth of eight front yard openings with his drill and latest creation in the back seat of his car. All the setting up … Read More

Molly Van Avery | Artist Grants