Thursday, June 24, 2010

press releaseContact:
Liz Bartolomeo
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Baltimore, MD — June 24, 2010 — In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Public Art Network, Americans for the Arts today announces the 2010 Public Art Year in Review. The Year in Review recognizes 40 of the year’s best public art works in the United States and Canada, consisting of projects from 29 cities in 15 states. The works were chosen from more than 300 entries from across the country.

Two independent public art experts—artists Helen Lessick and Fred Wilson—curated the 2010 Year in Review, which reflects the most exemplary, innovative permanent or temporary public art works created or debuted in 2009. Their selections were announced at the Americans for the Arts Half-Century Summit Public Art Pre-Conference held in Baltimore. This is the 10th year that Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts, has recognized public art works. The artists and commissioning organizations involved in creating and supporting these public art works will receive letters of recognition and congratulations from Americans for the Arts.

 “In cities and towns across the country, public art makes an indelible impact and enhances our lives,” said Robert L. Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts. “We congratulate the artists and commissioning groups of the 10th annual Public Art Year in Review and look forward for honoring more great works in the decades to come.”

Click here to view the Year in Review list as a PDF.

2010 Public Art Year in Review

Christy Ten Eyck & Judeen Terrey
Phoenix, AZ
City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture

Janet Echelman
Her Secret is Patience
Phoenix, AZ
City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture

Norie Sato & Bill Will
Spirit of Inquiry
Phoenix, AZ
Valley Metro Rail

Susan Narduli
Fresno, CA
California State University, Fresno

Sara Daleiden
Domestic Hollywood
Hollywood, CA
The artist with Woodbury University’s Professional Development Awards and the University of Southern California’s Master of Public Art Studies Program

Peter Shelton
Los Angeles, CA
City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs Public Art Program

Cliff Garten Studio
Sentient Beings
North Hollywood, CA
J.H. Snyder Company with The Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles

Maya Lin
What is Missing?
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Arts Commission’s Public Art Program

Mickey Smith
Collocation (NATURE)
Gainesville, FL
University of Florida Art in State Buildings Program

Peter Shelton
Indianapolis, IN
Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library Foundation

Matthew Dominic Farley
Lawrence, KS
The artist

Ellen Driscoll
Filament Firmament
Cambridge, MA
Cambridge Arts Council

Sarah Doherty with participating artists
Axis Alley
Baltimore, MD
Axis Alley

Laura Haddad & Tom Drugan
Elemental Landscape
Chapel Hill, NC
Town of Chapel Hill Public Arts Office

Tony Oursler
Splatter Project #1
Astoria, NY
Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art, Department of Education and School Construction Authority Public Art for Public Schools Programs of the City of New York

Ellen Harvey
The Home of the Stars
Bronx, NY
MTA Arts for Transit

Sean Capone
Camera Rosetum
Brooklyn, NY
DUMBO Arts Center and the DUMBO Improvement District.

The League of Imaginary Scientists, E.K.K.O choreography collective, David Garin, Annie Kwon, Matt McBane
Brooklyn, NY
iLAND, Inc. with the Danish Arts Council

Carter Hodgkin
Electromagnetic Fall
Flushing, NY
Queens College, Dormitory Authority of NY

Alan Michelson
Third Bank of the River
Massena, NY
Art in Architecture Program, US General Services Administration

Mark A. Reigelman II
Wood Pile
Cleveland, OH
Cleveland Public Art

riza A + D
Big Pipe Portal: Making the Invisible Visible
Portland, OR
Regional Arts & Culture Council

Carolyn Law
Sky to Earth
Portland, OR

Stacy Levy
Ridge and Valley
Penn State University, PA
Office of Physical Plant, Penn State University

Steve Powers
Love Letter
Philadelphia, PA
City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program

Dan Corson
Emerald Aura
Memphis, TN
UrbanArt Commission

Buster Graybill
Bait Box
Austin, TX
City of Austin, Art in Public Places Program

Bill Davenport
Giant Mushroom Forest
Austin, TX
City of Austin, Art in Public Places Program

Brad Goldberg & Diana Goldberg
Fair Park Station
Dallas, TX
Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Brad Oldham & Brandon Oldenburg
“The Traveling Man” Series
Dallas, TX
Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Jim Hirschfield & Sonya Ishii
Houston, TX
Houston Arts Alliance

Sean Healy
Gesture Politics
Houston, TX
US General Services Administration Art in Architecture Program

Matthew Geller
Open Channel Flow
Houston, TX
Houston Arts Alliance

Gary Bates
Rain Scale
Auburn, WA
Washington State Arts Commission, Art in Public Places Program

Beliz Brother
Everett, WA
Washington State Arts Commission, Art in Public Places Program

Peter Reiquam
Landing Zone
Everett, WA
Snohomish County Arts Commission

Janet Zweig
The Opposite of a Duck
Fall City, WA
King County Library System

Dan Corson
Oscillating Field
Seattle, WA
Sound Transit

Connie Watts
Seattle, WA

Fiona Bowie
Vancouver, BC
City of Vancouver Cultural Services Public Art Program

Photos and descriptions of these works will be included on the Americans for the Arts 2010 Public Art Year in Review CD-ROM, which is available for purchase at the Americans for the Arts Store at, and is used as a planning tool for communities developing public art programs and projects. The CD-ROM is considered an invaluable visual resource by public art administrators, artists and designers, educators, libraries, universities, art commissions, and consultants.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Americans for the Arts is the leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. With offices in Washington, DC, and New York City, Americans for the Arts is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts. Visit us online at

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