Tuesday, June 24, 2014

2014 Finalists Unveiled!

The Public Art League received 51 fantastic entries from all over the world in response to the 2014 Call to Artists.  Of the entries, our advisory Jury panel selected 10 that we hope to bring to the Champaign-Urbana area this year.

This year's finalists are:

 “Adam & Eve Mourning Over the Soul of Abel”
  by Bryan W. Massey Sr.,  (Conway, AR)
  Height:  10’ 2",  Width:  5’,
Depth:  3’,  Weight:  900lbs,
Materials:  Painted Steel

  by Michael Shewmaker,  (Hilo, HI)
  Height:  8',  Width:  6',  Depth:  5',  Weight:  700lbs,
Materials:  Stainless Steel

  by Sarah Deppe,  (Madison, WI)
  Height:  9', Width:  9',  Depth:  12',  Weight:  700lbs,
Materials:  Metal Rod, Industrial Plastic & Rubber

  “Reflective Moments”
  by  Ruth Gee,  (Hastings, MI)
  Height:  40”,  Width:  24",
Depth:  45”,  Weight:  350lbs,
Materials:  Cast Bronze

  “Spiral the Gate”
  by Ray Katz,  (Pontiac, MI)
  Height:  10',  Width:  4',  Depth:  9'  Weight: 350 lbs
Materials:  Welded Aluminum

  “Rules of Civility”
  by Kristin Garnant,  (Camanche, IA)
  Height:  65", Width:  Variable,
Depth:  12", Weight:  90lbs ea.,
Materials:  Steel

  “Flamenco Revisited”
  by Ruth Aizuss Migdal,  (Chicago, IL)
  Height:  21', Width:  8', Depth:  10', Weight:  5000lbs
Materials:  Painted Steel

  by Nicole Beck,  (Chicago, IL)
  Height:  18',  Width:  4’,  Depth:  5’,  Weight:  1000lbs
Materials:  Stainless Steel & Epoxied Mosaic

  “Stranger Reduction Zone”
  by Timothy C. Flood,  (Denver, CO)
  Height:  10’,  Width:  17",
Depth:  20",  Weight:  <100lbs
  Materials:   Aluminum, Plastic, Electronics, Audio & People

  “Jester Street Light”
  by Kimber Fiebiger,  (Minneapolis, MN)
  Height:  108”,  Width:  36”,
Depth:  30”, Weight:  300lbs
Materials:  Bronze, Glass Light Globe & Acrylic Paint

Thank you to all of the artists who submitted work in 2014!

The Public Art League is now seeking sponsors to bring all of these incredible sculptures to the community.  Response thus far has been fantastic and a number of the 2014 finalists have already been sponsored.  Information regarding sponsorship can be found here: (sponsorship).  If you have interest in becoming a sponsor and bringing a piece to the area, please contact us at info@publicartleague.org.

Thank you for your support of the Public Art League!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The Public Art League's 2014 Sculpture Unveiling

Tuesday, June 17  5:30p - 7:00p

indi go Artist Co-Op
9 East University Ave, Downtown Champaign

Please join us on Tuesday, June 17 from 5:30p-7:00p at indi go Artist Co-Op as we unveil the sculptures that could make their way to Champaign-Urbana this year! Artists from all over the country have submitted their entries and you will get a chance to see the wonderful pieces that have been selected for installation.

Wine, beer & hors d'oeuvres provided.  Please join us for this exciting evening!

Please RSVP by Friday, June 13 to


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