Yesterday I found out that I was an award winner. I have been accepted into the Public Art Atlanta National Art Registry. I was one of 18 artists chosen.
Here is how the City of Atlanta describes the registry:
The Public Art Atlanta National Registry serves as the preferred vendor list for soliciting artists for major and minor public art commissions and direct purchases of artworks for the City of Atlanta and serves as a qualified professional Public Artist list for additional commissioning agencies. The Office of Cultural Affairs Public Art Program will look to present registry artists’ work to project managers and communities for consideration in up coming commissions, invitations and direct purchases. Congratulations to the eighteen artists recently awarded a slot on the registry.
I am very honored to have been chosen and I hope now the city will look again at my proposal for a 100 foot mural along Northside drive near the Old Atlanta Waterworks Facility. My idea involves the flow of water from sky to sea. It would be perfect at that location and give commuters at the 17th Street and Northside Drive intersection something to look at while they sat in their cars. I will resubmit my concept soon.