2020 ArtPop Finalists
More than 60 artists submitted entries for this year’s competition. There are six winners -- five adult artists and one high-school senior artist who will be attending college for visual arts studies in the fall.
This is the fourth collaborative partnership between ArtPop, the Triad billboard industry and The Arts Council. Since 2016, a total of 15 artists have benefited through increased exposure and sales for their artwork.
“This collaboration with the billboard industry is one of The Arts Council’s most rewarding projects,” said Randy Eaddy, Arts Council President and CEO. “It recognizes the talent of extraordinary visual artists in our region and places their work squarely in the public eye along our highways. In fact, it creates a ‘Street Gallery’ with countless numbers of viewers each year.”
All works submitted for the ArtPop competition are original works of art. ArtPop (Art+ Public Outdoor Project = ArtPop) Street Gallery started in 2016 and has grown each year. During the coming year, ArtPop will result in the provision of more than $300,000 of billboard space from Lamar Advertising and Adams Outdoor Advertising. Billboard locations can be anywhere in the 12 counties for any length of time during the year.
3-dimensional painter and freelance graphic designer
High School student category winner. Graduate of Weaver Academy who plans to attend Maryland Institute College of the Arts this fall.
Multi-media artist, including watercolors, oils and drawings.
Multi-media artist who responds to contemporary issues with a historical perspective..
Artist, professional photographer and photojournalist based in Winston-Salem.
Eclectic artistic style that includes contemporary realism, abstract, wildlife, landscape, plain air, floral and figure paintings.