By Bernie Petit
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:
Artists selected by a public vote are: