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Suwanee Seeks Artwork for 2012 SculpTour

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Photo by R. Scott Quady of "Sunbeam II" (by Sydney Atkinson), one of the pieces in the 2011 SculpTour exhibit

WANTED: Sculptures and other artwork that can stand the heat and weather the cold of an outdoor exhibit from May 2012-March 2013. Creativity is a must, and non-conformists are welcome. SculpTour is an equal opportunity exhibit and does not discriminate based on size, material, or style.

The City of Suwanee has issued a request for proposals from artists and teams of artists interested in having their work exhibited in the 2012 Suwanee SculpTour. An outdoor exhibit of sculptures on loan from the artists, SculpTour is designed to be a walkable, interactive public art encounter. The inaugural 2011 SculpTour, which concludes at the end of March, includes 15 sculptures in and around downtown Suwanee.

Selected artists receive a stipend, and the sculpture voted the “People”s Choice”# at the end of the exhibit will be purchased and added to Suwanee”s permanent public art collection. More information about this creative opportunity is available on the Business Matters/Requests for Proposals page at www.suwanee.com. The deadline for submissions is February 17.

The City of Suwanee is committed to utilizing public art as an economic development tool to attract visitors, residents, and businesses to Suwanee; a means to enhance downtown Suwanee and citizens” quality of life; and a way to create a unique sense of identity for the community.

The 2011 SculpTour includes technology-enhanced features that help make the exhibit more interactive. Visitors and residents may vote for their favorite sculpture via the City”s website (www.suwanee.com) or QR codes on each sculpture. In addition, Suwanee created an audio guided tour/podcast that may be downloaded via iTunes.

Suwanee SculpTour is funded entirely by corporate and private sponsors.