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.  

Latisha Colman

Title of Work- Bantu | Mixed | Winston Salem, Forsyth | www.tishthebrand.com, Instagram @tish.the.brand

Jaden Cooke

Title of work- Dinner | Digital | Greensboro, Guilford | Instagram: @jackie_fungal_the_artist

Jessica Singerman

Title of work – I must love you very much | Oil on canvas | Winston Salem, Forsyth | www.JessicaSingerman.com Instagram: @jessicasingermanfineart

Jessica Tefft

Title of Work- Toy House | Photogram | Winston Salem, Forsyth | www.jessicatefft.com

Kara Hammond

Title of Work- Sow Justice Grow Peace | Water Color & Colored Pencil | Pfafftown, Forsyth| www.karahammondart.com | Facebook

Lance Crumley

Title of Work- Wondrous Apparition Provided by Magician | Oil on board |  Winston Salem, Forsyth | www.lancesfineart.com

The Artists
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Latisha Coleman


3-dimensional painter and freelance graphic designer

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Jaden Cooke


High School student category winner. Graduate of Weaver Academy who plans to attend Maryland Institute College of the Arts this fall.

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Jessica Singerman


Multi-media artist, including watercolors, oils and drawings.

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Kara Hammond


Multi-media artist who responds to contemporary issues with a historical perspective..

Jessica Tefft


Artist, professional photographer and photojournalist based in Winston-Salem.

Lance Crumley


Eclectic artistic style that includes contemporary realism, abstract, wildlife, landscape, plain air, floral and figure paintings.