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Posted on: October 7, 2019

Artists Needed for Next Public Art Projects: Signaling History

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The Public Art Committee has brought some amazing art projects and installations to Shorewood. The sculpture "Congruity" between Village Hall and Village Center, the Plensa sculpture at Atwater Park, and the Ghost Train along the Oak Leaf Trail are amazing projects that cultivates an inspiring and thought-provoking environment for all community members to enjoy.

The next project coordinated by the Committee is titled "Signaling History." Eleven traffic signal light control boxes in the Village will be the center of this project. Selected artists will work with the Committee and the Shorewood Historical Society to create artworks which will be transferred to film manufactured by the 3M Company and ultimately wrapped to the vertical faces of signal control boxes, similar to the wraps on public buses.

The Committee is asking artists to submit three examples of their two dimensional artwork along with a resume, contact information, and a statement of their philosophy or concept by Thursday, October 31. Submissions can be as a jpeg in an email with the subject line "Signaling History" to Diane Buck at Otherwise, actual work examples can be delivered to Eve Sappenfeld at 2621 E. Beverly Rd. Please notify Eve at or 414.964.8129 that a delivery will be made. Preference will be given to artists with connections to Shorewood.

A jury of three Shorewood residents will select eleven artists for a commission of $1,000 each. Artists will be selected on the basis of relevant expertise, completeness of submission, and sample work provided. Selections will be announced at a public event in November. Artists are encouraged to research the history of Shorewood at the Shorewood Public Library. Any further questions related to this project or request for proposals should be directed to Diane Buck (

The Village is extremely excited to see what projects are submitted. Please help us get the word out. As we all know, Shorewood has some very talented artists who could do some extraordinary things with this project. Thank you again to the Public Art Committee for this innovative and wonderful idea!

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