"Two Rings" by Dee Briggs, photo by Natalia Gomez.
This morning, the Downtown Partnership
announced the 2014-2015 lineup for the 16th Annual Art on the Streets
juried sculpture competition. The 11 works chosen — culled from among entries from four countries, 21 states and 16 Colorado cities — come from the following artists and artist teams:
, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Timothy D. Cassidy
, New York Mills, Minn.
, Fruitland, Md.
, Petaluma, Calif.
, Colorado Springs, Colo.
, Ottumwa, Iowa
, Las Cruces, N.M.
James Alan Murray
, South Portland, Maine
, Hilo, Hawaii
, Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Indy
covered Tirado's solo show at Pikes Peak Community College
last October, here
Adina Ana Vomisescu
and Juliana Morar
, Toronto, Canada
The jury includes returning judge Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
museum director and chief curator Blake Milteer
, local architect Michael Collins
and Salida artist Jimmy Descant
, who has shown his work extensively in the Springs and around the state. The three will decide the winners of the contest, but there's a people's choice award you can vote for as well. All the costs that go into the prize money, set-up and take down are covered by private support.
An opening reception and awards ceremony will be held Thurs., June 12, which means also that in the weeks preceding, the sculptures will be set up throughout downtown (with last year's batch being removed). By then, the Partnership will have a walking guide to each work, as well as the numerous other public pieces installed downtown permanently.