2016 ArtPop artists announced

Categories: ArtPop, ASC, Blog

By Bernie Petit
Communications Manager

ASC is pleased to announce the 20 regional artists that will be part of ArtPop in 2016. ArtPop is a program in which local artists submit their work to be displayed on available billboard space. ASC, Adams Outdoor Advertising and ArtPop founder Wendy Hickey partnered to launch the local program in 2014.

Billboard installations will begin the week of January 4, 2016, and selected artworks will be displayed throughout the year in Adams Outdoor Advertising’s Charlotte coverage area.

There is no cost to the participating artists. Adams Outdoor Advertising provides the billboard space and ASC covers the production costs of reproducing selected artists’ images on vinyl to fit the billboards.

Hickey established ArtPop as a 501c3 in August. She has expanded the program to seven U.S. cities with a mission to promote local artists work through available media space.

A jury composed of local arts and design experts selected the top submissions for the Charlotte area program, with artists ranked among the top submissions automatically receiving invitations to participate. A public vote on CharlotteCultureGuide.com determined the final participants.

Jury-selected program artists (with artistic mediums in parenthesis) are:

Jean CauthenJean Cauthen (oil painting on canvas)

Christopher CraftChristopher Craft (encaustic painting on cradled wooden panel)

Leonor DemoriLeonor Demori (acrylic paint on glass)

Chris EvansChris Evans (acrylic on wood panel)

Julio GonzalezJulio Gonzalez (acrylic painting)

Laura HitchcockLaura Hitchcock (oil painting)

Foozhan KashkooliFoozhan Kashkooli (oil on board)

Allison LuceAllison Luce (fired clay with oxides, under-glaze, glaze and mixed media)

Kyle MosherKyle Mosher (mixed media)

Nicholas NapoletanoNicholas Napoletano (oil paint on canvas)

Osiris RainOsiris Rain (oil on linen mounted to aluminum panel)

Veda SaravanVeda Saravan (acrylics on canvas)

Sydney SogolSydney Sogol (fiber art, weaving, yarn)

Jimi ThompsonJimi Thompson (acrylic/digital)

Rob YoungRob Young (acrylics)

Artists selected by a public vote are:

Susan CardSusan Card (acrylic painting and mixed media)

Barbara EllisBarbara Ellis (acrylic on canvas)

Elyse FrederickElyse Frederick (acrylic and oil pastel)

Jennifer Parham GilomenJennifer Parham Gilomen (thread, rice paper, wax, tea, wallpaper, cotton rag paper)

Veronica MaldonadoVeronica Maldonado (oil on canvas)