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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Gallery 24/7

The Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission initiated a new Public Arts project this year called "Gallery 24/7" where New Jersey resident artists were invited to submit artwork for display on traffic control boxes (TCBs) throughout Somerset County. The intent of the project is to promote the arts in non-traditional venues and this certainly is non-traditional!  TCBs are those large steel boxes you see along the roads near traffic lights and pedestrian crossings.

The Commission received 72 submissions from 40 artists, and my painting "On Cider Mill Road" was one of the 10 pieces chosen:

"On Cider Mill Road"
18x24" oil on canvas

Of course the painting isn't actually hanging outdoors, the selected artworks were reproduced on a vinyl film and then applied to the TCBs. The work is expected to remain in place for at least 3 years.

My painting is installed at the intersection of Skillman Road and County Rt 601 in Montgomery Township, next to the Skillman post office. It's funny that from some angles, my painting really blends in with the surrounding farmland:







You can read more about "Gallery 24/7" at the Somerset County Public Art Project webpage.

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous3:20 AM

    That looks great. Must feel good to have the art work out in the public eye. Does it have your name on it? I might have to steal one of the boxes to get one of your paintings.
    Dewey

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  2. It doesn't have my name on it, but the County is doing some PR for the project and the 10 artists who were selected. I've seen a few newspaper articles about it already.

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