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ARTPOP PEORIA 2016 ARTIST SELECTIONS AND PEOPLE’S CHOICE CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENT

ARTPOP PEORIA 2016 ARTIST SELECTIONS AND PEOPLE’S CHOICE CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENT

 

PEORIA, IL- April, 19, 2016– ArtPop Peoria is pleased to announce the ArtPop Peoria 2016 artists and People’s Choice Contest selections. The ArtPop Peoria 2016 jury, which included distinguished arts, business and community leaders, scored the artwork according to artistic and technical merits, as well as visual appeal. The jury selected four of the five winning artists as well as a pool of five artists to be featured in a People’s Choice Contest. The four winning artists and the People’s Choice Award recipient will be featured on individual billboards from June 2016 to June 2017 with the locations circulating throughout the region.
 
ArtPop Peoria 2016 Artists and Art Selections

-Dana Baldwin, “Dreams Unwind”

-Rick Melby, untitled

-Orion Richey, “Primal Spirals, Gold Hand and Moon Dust”

-Craig Stocks, “Scene Seen on C Street”
 
ArtPop Peoria 2016 People’s Choice Contest Participants

-Cathie Crawford, “Halcyon Days”

-Tracey Frugoli, “Copper Goddess”

-Carol Quell, “Journey I”

-Nichole Gronvold Roller, “Impulse”

-Linda Webb, “Migrating Monarchs”
 
The Public Is Invited To Vote

Those who wish to vote for their favorite ArtPop People’s Choice Contest entry can do so by visiting: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ArtPop2016 or the ArtsPartners website at http://artspartners.net/artpop-peoria/. The deadline for the People’s Choice Contest is on May 15, 2016. The People’s Choice Award winner will be announced on May 19th at the Waterhouse Banquet and Catering Facility in the MAXAM Building (316 SW Washington St, Peoria, 61602). The keynote speaker will be Wendy Hickey, the ArtPop national organizer.
 

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ArtPop Peoria is an initiative of ArtsPartners of Central Illinois. This is our second annual event and we are seeking to display art from local artists that is appropriate for public viewing. The art will be rotated on Adams Outdoor billboards for one year in various locations throughout the Peoria area.
 
ArtsPartners of Central Illinois, Inc. promotes the arts as a vital component of central Illinois’ cultural and economic development. Founded in 1999, ArtsPartners of Central Illinois, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to build awareness and strengthen the arts as an economic catalyst for the Peoria area.
 
If you would like more information about this topic, please contact the ArtPop Peoria Committee at artpoppeoria@gmail.com.

 

ArtPop Peoria 2016 Artists and Art Selections

 

-Dana Baldwin, “Dreams Unwind”  

-Rick Melby, untitled

-Orion Richey, “Primal Spirals, Gold Hand and Moon Dust”

-Craig Stocks, “Scene Seen on C Street”
 

ArtPop Peoria 2016 People’s Choice Contest Participants

-Cathie Crawford, “Halcyon Days”  

-Tracey Frugoli, “Copper Goddess”  

-Carol Quell, “Journey I”  

-Nichole Gronvold Roller, “Impulse”  

-Linda Webb, “Migrating Monarchs”

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