These five artists were selected by the Memorial Artist Selection Sub-committee out of 86 interested artists from across the United States and internationally. Thank you to all the artists who applied.The auction raised about $37,000 for the memorial, says Bob Cutter, chief of the Colorado Springs Together nonprofit set up to help victims of the fire.
Shortly following the rendering preview event, the Memorial Artist Selection Sub-committee will make their final decision and notify the artist. A contract will be developed between the selected artist and the City of Colorado Springs, as this memorial will become a permanent piece of public art, owned by the city. The memorial is to be completed and installed in time for its dedication ceremony on June 26, 2014 in Mountain Shadows Park.
We extend gratitude to the Memorial Artist Selection Sub-committee for their hard work and heartfelt dedication during this daunting task. We also thank Steve Weed again for donating his artwork for the community auction fundraiser that secured the funding needed for the memorial.