July 30, 2014

NEA Awards More Than $5 Million to 2014 Our Town Projects

Washington, DC (July 2014) – The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)—an independent agency of the federal government tasked with supporting and funding artistic endeavors—announced it will award 66 Our Town grants for a total of $5.07 million to organizations in 38 states. Established in 2011, the Our Town grant program funds creative projects that promote civic development through arts … Read More

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July 10, 2014

Jane Chu Named NEA Chair

Washington, DC (2014) – In June, the United States Senate confirmed Jane Chu as the new chair of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), a position that had been left vacant since Rocco Landesman stepped down in 2012. Prior to her appointment, Chu served as president and CEO of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in … Read More

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June 30, 2014

Norie Sato Receives 2014 PAN Leadership Award

Nashville, Tenn. (June 2014) – Seattle artist Norie Sato was recently awarded the 2014 Public Art Network (PAN) Award in recognition of her contributions to the public arts community. Sato has been active in the Seattle art scene since the 1970s, creating sculptures and two-dimensional works that utilize a wide variety of materials, including metal, video, light, glass, integrated … Read More

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May 28, 2014

Summer Arts Festivals 2014

Check out the arts festivals happening around North America this summer and start making travel plans. Here is a list to get you started: 2014-2016 Vancouver, British Columbia Vancouver Biennale - Guided by the theme “Open Borders / Crossroads Vancouver,” the 3rd annual Vancouver Biennale will include a variety of artistic mediums, including music, performance, sculpture, and … Read More

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May 1, 2014

Ursula von Rydingsvard Receives ISC Award

Hamilton, NJ (April 30, 2014) – German-born, New York-based sculptor Ursula von Rydingsvard was one of two artists to be awarded the 2014 International Sculpture Center’s (ISC) Lifetime Achievement Award in Contemporary Sculpture. The award celebrates artists who have generated an impressive body of sculptural work and advanced their artistic field. Von Rydingsvard is best known for her large-scale sculptures. … Read More

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April 1, 2014

In Memorium: Anna Valentina Murch (1948-2014)

Artist and teacher Anna Valentina Murch died Wednesday, March 26, in San Francisco at the age of 65. Originally from Scotland and raised in London, Murch spent more than 20 years as a professor of art at Mills College in Oakland, California. She was known for harnessing the beauty of water, wind, and light in … Read More

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February 26, 2014

Fractured Atlas Announces Winners of Arts Entrepreneurship Awards

New York, NY (2014) - Fractured Atlas – an influential arts service organization established in 1998 – has announced the five winners of their inaugural Arts Entrepreneurship Awards. One winner is Todd Scalise, artist, designer and founder of Higherglyphics. Scalise has redefined how public art can stimulate economic development by approaching every public art project as a business … Read More

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January 25, 2014

Sacramento Receives Grant to Create Virtual Art

Sacramento, Calif. - Thanks to a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, 11 artists will create artworks to enhance Sacramento’s Broadway District virtually. None of the artworks—whether sculpture, mural, etc.—will exist in a physical location but rather as digital files, visible only on a smartphone or tablet. The project, Broadway Augmented, will use … Read More

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October 14, 2013

“Ballroom Luminoso” Wins a SXSW Eco Award

Austin, Texas - Ballroom Luminoso by Arizona-based artists Joe O’Connell and Blessing Hancock has been named the winner of the 2013 SXSW Eco Award for Transformative Design. The work, made of recycled bicycle parts, structural steel, and LED lights, is located beneath an 1-35 overpass in San Antonio, Texas.

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September 30, 2013

Call for Suggestions: International Award for Public Art

Global – Forecast Public Art and the Institute for Public Art have opened a Call for Suggestions for the second International Award for Public Art. The award honors excellence in the field while also seeking to increase visibility for public art internationally and to foster knowledge through research, discussion, and debate. Please send suggestions by … Read More

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