Six 2020-2021 ArtPop Winners
Arts Council Names Six 2020-2021 ArtPop Winners
“Street Gallery” billboard art soon to be displayed in 12-county region
Winston-Salem, NC (July 13, 2020) --The Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County has announced the winners in its 2020-2021 ArtPop Street Gallery competition. ArtPop fosters collaborations between arts organizations, such as The Arts Council, and the private sector to promote the work of local artists on available media space, such as billboards. The traveling public enjoys engaging public art, and ArtPop artists receive visibility that affirms their considerable talent and often boosts their careers.
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.
Lamar Advertising of Greensboro, one of the largest billboard companies in the world, is partnering with ArtPop by providing space on six static vinyl billboards over a 12-county region (Forsyth, Alamance, Caswell, Davie, Davidson, Guilford, Montgomery, Randolph, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, and Yadkin). http://www.lamar.com/greensboro
Adams Outdoor Advertising is also a partner and will be providing space on five digital billboards within Forsyth County. https://www.adamsoutdoor.com/market/winston-salem-nc/
Installations of the winning entries are expected to be made by the week of July 20, 2020, and will rotate over the course of the next year.
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.
Winners of the 2020-2021 ArtPop Street Gallery regional competition
Latisha Coleman. 3-dimensional painter and freelance graphic designer.
Title of Work- Bantu
City/County- Winston Salem, Forsyth
Website/Social Media: www.tishthebrand.com, Instagram @tish.the.brand
Jaden Cooke. High School student category winner. Graduate of Weaver Academy who plans to attend Maryland Institute College of the Arts this fall.