Billboard Art Contest Winners: Billboards Are Up!

Posted: May 20, 2011
Source: Farrell Howe
Phone: (269) 349-7775 ext. 3112

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The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Billboard Art contest was a huge success!

The winning artists' billboards are now up and beautifying morning commutes! Below is where you may find your favorite artist's billboard! (please note these will rotate to new locations!)

Kara Aubin/Daniel Juzwiak: US131 1 mile n/o VW Ave. (Schoolcraft)
Michelle Zorich/Katherine Martin: I-94 1 mi w/o Sprinkle Rd.
Wendy Vaughn: I-94 300 ft w/o Sprinkle Rd.
Meg Tang: I-94 w/o Sprinkle Rd.
Scott Aldrich: US 131 0.5 miles n/o VW Ave. (Schoolcraft)
Jean Stevens: 3520 E. Cork St e/o Gembrit Circle
Jerry Harty: 3520 E. Cork St w/o Gembrit Circle
Randy Bronkema: I-94 Business 0/5 mi s/o Lake St.
Mary Brodbeck: US-131 0.7 mi s/o "D" Ave. WS, south facing
Sy Ellens: US 131 0.4 mi n/o Stadium Dr. WS, north facing

Have you seen one of these billboards? Follow the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts on Facebook and tell us which billboards you have seen, and what you think!

Billboard Art is presented by Adams Outdoor Advertising and the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. The program was developed as a way to promote local artists and contribute to the atmosphere of Kalamazoo being a thriving artist community.

More than 60 artists applied and an artist panel selected 20 candidates to be voted in by the public. Voting took place on the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts website, and more than 2,000 votes poured in to determine the final 10 artists.

Winners also receive free hosting of their artwork, contact information and artist statement at a designated URL on the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts website, as well as be feted at a KIA reception on Friday, October 21, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. during Art & All That Jazz. Artists' works will be on display and available for purchase.

For more information regarding Billboard Art, please contact:

Caroline DeNooyer, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, (269) 349-7775 ext. 3111 or Wendy Hickey, Adams Outdoor Advertising, (269) 342-9831 ext 212.