Artists Selected To Create Temporary Public Artworks Across The Valley

Posted By on April 29, 2019

Six cities across the Phoenix metropolitan area issued a collective call for artists as part of the IN FLUX initiative and have selected the Cycle 8 cohort of artists, who will create temporary public artworks in a wide variety of locations throughout the Valley.

The locations range from art centers, libraries and government buildings, to public plazas and plinths. The artworks vary in material, size and style for an exciting range of site-specific experiences. Partner Cities — Chandler, Glendale, Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe — invited artists across all disciplines to submit to a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to produce work that will be on public display for one year, beginning in April 2019.

Each of the cities selected the following artists following a panel review:

Chandler – Pete Goldlust will create a sculpture for a pedestal located on the southeast corner of Arizona Ave. and Boston St.

Glendale – Mary Shindell’s work will be featured in the lobby of Glendale City Hall, 5850 W. Glendale Ave. 

Peoria – Two artists were selected to present three-dimensional works. Eliza Weber was selected for a space outside the Main Library at 8463 W. Monroe St., and Bobby Zokaites was selected for a space outside Sunrise Mountain Library at 21109 N. 98th Ave. 

Phoenix – Daniel Funkhouser and Christy Puetz were selected for Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave. 

Scottsdale – Three artists were selected to present three-dimensional works. Christine Cassano was selected for the northeast corner of Scottsdale Rd. and Oak St. Min Kyu Kim was selected for the northeast corner of Scottsdale Rd. and Roosevelt St. Steven Torres was selected for a location on Via Linda just east of the 101/Pima Freeway.  

Tempe – Kyllan Maney’s work will be featured on the exterior of the Edna Vihel Art Center, 3340 S. Rural Rd. 

A selection panel representing all Valley commissioning agencies, including artists, arts professionals, and community members, selected the artists for each project opportunity following an RFQ. The artists were selected based on quality of past projects, potential to create impactful art projects, and experience in-collaborative design work and community engagement. Each of the artists receives between $5,000 and $10,000 for the creation of a temporary work.

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