The city I live in, Fort Saskatchewan, AB ( Canada)
started an initiative in 2005 sponsored by City council to acquire one piece of Art every year for the purpose of displaying it publicly in city buildings as it then becomes part of their permanent Art collection.
Last year, I had the pleasure of being on the selection panel to decide the 2013 selectee.
How it works:
Artists who reside in the city submit a piece of Art they’ve created in the last two years to the committee, and the panel votes/debates which piece they feel will be of “lasting value” to the public & the city’s collection.
I was invited back to the panel again this year, but instead, I submitted a piece in October. On Thursday, I was thrilled to hear that my stained-glass- style painted guitar “Hallelujah” was honoured as the 2014 Art in Public Places’ newest addition to the City’s Art Collection!
The official presentation is happening this Friday at the Alberta Lottery Fund Art Gallery at 6:45 p.m., where Mayor Gale Katcher & I will unveil the piece to the public!
I would like to personally invite EVERYONE to come out to this event! I’d love to meet and chat with you as well as have your support!
As an added Bonus, you can get tickets to take in Tim Tamashiro at the Shell Theatre right after the presentation!
Keep checking back this week as I’ll be updating with all the media covering this event. 🙂
Also, on an unrelated note, I’m having a give away on my Facebook page for some custom painted jewelry when I reach 200 and 250 likes. So share, share, share, and you could WIN some custom jewelry as a OOAK Christmas gift for you or someone special!
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