2012 Project Finalists

Photo of 2012 candidatesThe artwork will be installed at one of these two sites adjacent to the Greensboro Cultural Center on North Davie Street

Public Art Endowment is thrilled to consider three very unique pieces for its 2012 project installation.

“In general, I think the three pieces again pose different approaches and possibilities,” said Nancy Doll, director of Weatherspoon Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and chair of the Public Art Endowment Art Selection Committee. “I think what makes them seem closer in sensibility to one another is the fact that each is slated for the same location - so that variable is removed from the discussion (in my opinion, a good thing). In other words, we're comparing apples to apples this year.”

Art selection process
The Public Art Endowment is governed by its trustees, who make all final decisions regarding art and project selections. Trustees are supported in their work by the Art Selection Committee, as well as the Steering Committee.

The Art Selection Committee sought works that are of high aesthetic caliber, culturally relevant to our community, build awareness around the value of public art as a community asset and financially feasible at this time.

The Art Selection Committee is made up of Nancy Doll (Committee Chair); Maria Luisa de Herrera, a public art consultant in Los Angeles; Wendy Feuer, assistant commissioner of design and art in the Division of Planning and Sustainability at the NYC Department of Transportation; Pallas Lombardi, program manager of the Art-in-Transit Program with the Charlotte Area Transit System; Cheryl Stewart, a public art consultant in Greensboro; and Laura Way, executive director of Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art in Greensboro.

Each year the committee recommends three works for consideration. This year, we are focusing solely on the pieces themselves –there is only one site being considered for any of these works, adjacent to the Greensboro Cultural Center on North Davie Street. Trustees are then charged with making the final selection through votes cast at their annual meeting. This year’s meeting will be held on Thursday, April 19, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the O.Henry Hotel. Trustees, kindly RSVP to Diane Marks at 379-9100, ext. 122, or email DMarks@cfgg.org.

During the initial phase of the Endowment, installations will be long-term but temporary. Once the Endowment reaches $2 million in pledged funds, trustees will reconsider how works are brought to Greensboro, perhaps as commissioned and/or purchased pieces for permanent installation.

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