Forecast is proud to announce that Witt Siasoco’s public art project THIS HOME IS NOT FOR SALE was selected and recognized as part of the Americans for the Arts 2016 Public Art Network Year in Review. The project was selected by jurors Lucas Antony Cowan, Franka Diehnelt and Constance White and was publicly presented on Friday, June 17th at the 2016 Public Art Pre-conference in Boston.
The Americans for the Arts Public Art Network (PAN) Year in Review annually recognizes outstanding public art projects that represent the most compelling work for the year from across the country. This year PAN received 260 applications from public art programs and artists. A total of 38 projects were selected from the open call process.
Artist Witt Siasoco received an Emerging Artist Project Grant (formerly Jerome Project Grant) in 2015 for THIS HOME IS NOT FOR SALE. Molly Van Avery served as a collaborator and project manager. Together they worked with poets to create a series of screenprints inspired by conversations with owners of previously foreclosed homes. The artworks were installed in the front yards of eight Minneapolis houses utilizing repurposed realty signs.