Friday, March 15, 2013

PAL News - Spring 2013

2013 Call to Artists

The Public Art League is seeking artists to display sculptures in the Champaign-Urbana community.  Selected sculptures will be installed as part of PAL's rotating sculpture leasing program once sufficient donations are pledged.  The deadline for submissions is June 7, 2013. 

More information and downloadable application forms are available at

"Single Twist" at the iHotel

"Single Twist" By Mary Angers (Long Branch, NJ)

If you happen to be strolling through the lovely lobby of the iHotel, you will notice "Single Twist" by Mary Angers.  The piece is devoted to the geometry of moving planes and forms.

Thank you to Fox/Atkins Development, LLC for the site sponsorship of this piece.

PAL Launches New Website

The Public Art League would like to thank the Graphic Design Program at Parkland College for selecting PAL as one of their service learning projects for a web design course in fall 2012.  From a number of fantastic designs developed by the course's students, the submission from designer Scott Sheltra was selected.  Please visit to see our new site!  Thank you again to Parkland's Graphic Design Department, its students and to Professor Paul Young for overseeing the project.

PAL Welcomes a New Board Member

Please join the Public Art League in welcoming Whitney E.W. Hartman to the PAL Board.  Whitney graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor's degree in political science.  Following graduation, she worked for the I Hotel and Conference Center where she fulfilled a number of positions and responsibilities including sales, marketing, and

Currently, she is finishing her thesis for her Master's degree in Bioethics from Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC).  Whitney is married to Andrew Hartman, of JSM Apartments.

Sculpture Maps Available!


A big thanks to designer Gretchen Wieshuber (Studio 2D) for contributing her time and talents to the design of our 2013 sculpture maps.  The brochures show the locations of all of the Public Art League sculptures installed in Champaign-Urbana.  Pick one up at brochure stands throughout the community or contact us at and we will send you one.   

Downloadable maps are available at:

Thanks again Gretchen!  


It's Time to Renew!

As spring approaches, it is time to renew your Individual, Family or Business Friendship with the Public Art League.  Your support as a Friend is critical to the effort to bring more public art to our community.  Visit and renew (or join) today!