50 Artists Selected as Pre-Qualified for Dallas Public Artworks

by Christina Rees December 15, 2014

dallasIt’s become common practice for Texas cities to designate artists as pre-qualified for upcoming public art initiatives based on a biannual Call for Submissions. The City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs Public Art Program received 257 submissions by the September 18 deadline and has now announced the 50 artists it has selected for approval, who will remain on the pre-qualified list for projects the next two years. “The Public Art Committee selected 50 finalists for approval by the Cultural Affairs Commission, which accepted their recommendations in a unanimous vote during their meeting on Thursday, November 20, 2014.”

(There are six projects slated for emerging artists in Dallas for 2015.)

The following artists were selected:

Olaniyi Akindiya, Anne Allen, Sheryl Anaya, Leighton Autrey, Ryan Behring, Gary Buckner, Mick Burson, John Camara, Charles Coldewey, Russ Connell, Isaac Davies, Jose Dominguez, David Duncan, Cassandra Emswiler Burd, Heather Ezell, Kate Firth, George Fowler, Abhidnya Ghuge, Jeff Gibbons, Justin Ginsberg, Heather Gorham, Terry Hays, Laura Kante, Chris Lattanzio, Rachel Livedalen, Sara Lovas, Jason Mehl, Leigh Merrill, Francisco Moreno, Cynthia Mulcahy, Lisa Nigro, Nic Nobilque, Kevin Obregon, Julia Ousley, Theo Ponchaveli, Pascale Pryor, Pio Pulido, Fari Rahimi, Sully Ridout, Jeff Robinson, Jay Shinn, Michael Shubin, Jerry Smith, Erin Stafford, Janna Tidwell, Robertus van der Wege, Laura Walters Abrams, Murielle White, Lauren Woods, and Bobby Zokaites.

Congrats to all!


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Albert Omaha December 15, 2014 - 17:08

Go get your eight percent; you’re pre-qualified! Sounds like one of those unbelievable credit card scams. No sour grapes here; I never even took the time to even apply. And I feel real bad, loser like, about it… Sort of, not really. I wonder what hoops to Medicies(*?) made their artists leap through.
Public art…do we hafta!

Brad Ford Smith December 17, 2014 - 20:36

Congradualations to all the artists. Dallas has plenty of room for more public art. Just remember that public art takes a real beating, so keep it simple and solid.


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