HarborWalk Public Art Challenge Budgets $47,000- Call For Art FAQ Part II



Catherine Ryan writes-

Hi Joey,

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions that the Committee for the Arts has received from artists as they are going about applying for the Gloucester HarborWalk Public Art Challenge:

Q. JUROR BIOGRAPHIES? The complete list of jurors will be announced during the call. We are delighted that these folks have signed on:
Andrée Bober, Landmarks Director, The University of Texas at Austin , TX
Andrée Bober works with some of the most promising and admired artists of our time to build the public art collection for The University of Texas at Austin . As founding director of Landmarks, Bober’s inspired initiative was to partner with the Metropolitan Museum of Art to bring twenty-eight modern and contemporary sculptures on long-term loan to the university’s main campus. Her acquisitions for the public art collection include works by Mark di Suvero and Sol LeWitt. She has led commissions by artists Ben Rubin and James Turrell. Bober curates an ongoing series of video art called Landmarks Video that features a different artist each month. Previously, she was Deputy and Interim Director for the Contemporary Arts Center , Cincinnati , leading the project to build Zaha Hadid’s first American building. Prior to CAC, Bober led curatorial and administrative projects for institutions such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum , Smithsonian Institution, and the Bard Graduate Center for the Study of Decorative Arts. Bober’s diverse background includes painting conservation, which she studied in Vienna . http://landmarks.utexas.edu/

Trevor Smith, Curator of Contemporary Art, Peabody Essex Museum , Salem , MA
Trevor Smith is the inaugural Curator of Contemporary Art at the Peabody Essex Museum . With 800,000 objects, nearly one million photographs, and other holdings, PEM has the 4th largest collection in the country! In 2010 Smith launched FreePort , a program exploring the role of trade, exchange and translation in the dynamics of cultural change. Evoking PEM’s 18th-century origins in global trade, FreePort facilitates the exchange of ideas across disciplines critical to the evolution of a 21st century museum. Smith’s FreePort commissions have included Charles Sandison, Marianne Mueller, Susan Philipsz, Peter Hutton, Michael Lin and Candice Breitz. FreePort [No. 006]: Nick Cave opens March 2, 2013. Trevor Smith brings 20 years of expertise as a contemporary curator. Previous highlights include Curator, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, NYC; Biennale of Sydney; Director of Canberra Contemporary Art Space; and the Curator of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of Western Australia. In 2011 Smith co-curated the 3rd Singapore Biennial. http://www.pem.org

Peter Sollogub/Chris Muskopf, Architects, Cambridge Seven Associates, Cambridge , MA
Cambridge Seven Associates, a global architecture and design firm, was founded in 1962. Peter Sollogub has been a principal designer for many of Cambridge Seven’s best-known museum and aquarium projects ( Chattanooga , Baltimore , Greensboro , Virginia , Osaka , and Genoa ). His recent completed projects include the Gloucester Harborwalk; Virginia Beach District Master Plan; exhibits for the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island; planning and conceptual design for Nova Southeastern University ‘s Oceanographic Science Center in Fort Lauderdale , Florida ; the University of Miami Rosenstiel School Of Marine and Atmospheric Science Master Plan and Laboratories; and the New England Patriots Hall of Fame. Current work includes the new Marine Technology and Life Sciences Seawater Research Facility for the University of Miami , and the San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame. For over thirty years, he has also maintained teaching appointments at Harvard, MIT, the Boston Architectural Center , RISD, and others. Chris Muskopf has been the project manager most recently for Canada ’s Sports Hall of Fame, which features 20,000 square feet of exhibits as part of an overall $30M project in Calgary . He also was project manager for CBS Scene in Foxborough, and design leader for projects including the Gloucester HarborWalk, renovations for the Museum of Science , and the Franklin Park Zoo. Muskopf has prior work experience in a variety of design firms including Stoss Landscape Urbanism & Brian Healy Architects. He received his Masters of Architecture from MIT and has served as a guest critic for various universities including MIT, Northeastern University , Boston


Made up of citizen volunteers appointed by the Mayor and City Council, The Committee for the Arts was established by City ordinance in 2000 to promote and celebrate Gloucester ’s cultural heritage.  The Committee recently has worked to preserve and increase awareness of Gloucester ’s WPA murals and other City-owned art. Additionally, the Committee develops and promotes educational programs and establishes awards and honors to recognize local artists. It implements a city-wide public art policy.

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