A new season of Redmond’s Art Around the Clock rotating outdoor gallery was unveiled recently in Centennial Park. The public attended a ribbon cutting event, celebrating the Redmond Committee for Art in Public Places (RCAPP) presentation of five new juried sculptures. The sculptures will be displayed throughout downtown Redmond for the two year Art Around the Clock gallery season.
Troika by JP Goodman – steel and paint, Regina by Steve Farris – metal vessel, Last Love VI by Patrick Sullivan – red granite, Flor Creciente by Jesse Swickard – painted steel and Abstract Heart by Linda Gilmore-Hill – mixed materials are the newest additions to Redmond’s outdoor public art gallery and represent the third season of Art Around the Clock.
Art Around the Clock is an outdoor public art gallery where artists loan their sculptures to the City of Redmond for two years. This allows the City to display over $100,000 of public art on loan for two years. At the end of the two years, a People’s Choice Award vote is conducted and the winning sculpture is purchased by the City of Redmond to become part of the permanent art collection.
Rant of Ravens by artist Kim Chavez is the most recent People’s Choice Award winning sculpture and will be on permanent display in front of City Hall.
To learn more about Art Around the Clock outdoor gallery, contact Deborah McMahon, principle planner at 541-923-7724 or Deborah.McMahon@ci.redmond.or.us.
LOCAL ARTISTS DONATE SCULPTURES TO REDMOND’S PERMANENT ART COLLECTION
The City of Redmond recently accepted the donation of three sculptures to its permanent art collection. The donations were made by local artists who have participated in Redmond’s Art Around the Clock outdoor public art gallery program and work is still on display: Papoose by Greg Congleton valued at $18,900, Rain Tree by Robert Fouse valued at $5,000 and Iris Bronze by Jerry Werner, valued at $3,200.
“Since 2002 Redmond has played an important role in launching my sculpting career and why I am pleased to donate ‘Papoose’ to the city’s collection,” states artist Congleton.
With discounted purchases and donated art, the Art Around the Clock program has cost the City of Redmond $15,000 and has yielded $75,000 of permanent sculptural art for Redmond’s public art program, resulting in a $4 return for every $1 invested.
“Redmond started its public art program in 2006 with a donation from Phil and Penny Knight, Air Traffic Control, a sculpture by Greg Congleton,” states Heather Richards, community development director. “Over the years we have continued to build our public art program primarily through donations. Redmond is blessed to not only be surrounded by such a diverse and creative artist community but also to have such generous benefactors contributing to our public art program.”