“The program is a fantastic way to bring art to everybody,” Basu said. “As we are building our 30-year-plan, this was an opportunity to showcase traveling and rotating art.”
Over 75 pieces were submitted for consideration last winter, according to Katie Wofford, grants and special project coordinator for the Arts Council. A selection panel met to review all the work submitted and narrowed the selection down to 55.
More sites are welcome, but the owner must be willing to pay the $2,500 artist fee that helps the artist create, transport and install their work, Wofford said.
As the pieces are out in the open, vandalism is always a possibility. A few years ago, one sculpture was targeted three different times with spray paint before it was decided, by both the artist and the site, that it should be removed.
With the final installation of Prism at Merriweather, a brochure featuring photos and addresses of all the sites will be created by the Arts Council. Copies will be available online at email@example.com or by calling the Council at 410-313-2787.
ARTsites 2018 Sculptures & Venues:
Tendril Grove No. 2 by Mark AtteberyAIDA Bistro/Corporate Office Properties Trust