276 artists. 17 countries. 16 semi-finalists.

Six to eight finalists to be selected for the Connective Corridor’s $650,000 call for public art

The jury will be interviewing these amazing artists who have made it to the next round to select six to eight finalists for the Connective Corridor’s $650,000 call for public art – a partnership with Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts.

Meet the Connective Corridor Public Art Call Semi-Finalists

16 semi-finalists have been selected out of 276 applications

This week’s blog post is one you’ve been waiting for. After working through 276 applications from around the world, we are happy to announce that our jury has narrowed the list of potential candidates down to 16 semi-finalists. It was quite a process, guided by a prestigious jury and our colleagues at Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, with input from a local steering committee and you, our Syracuse New Times readers.

Making Public Art Official

The encouragement and promotion of the growth of public art in Syracuse

This week’s blog post is by Daniel Ward, curator at the Erie Canal Museum and current chair of the Syracuse public art commission.

Utica Goes Modern for Everson Visit

Prendergast to Pollock: American Modernism at Everson Museum

The Everson Museum of Art’s current show appeals on several levels. Prendergast to Pollock: American Modernism from the Munson-William-Proctor Arts Institute is an exhibition with depth, skillful discussion of changes in art in the United States over a 40-year period, and strong individual works.

Arresting Images at Gallery 4040

Manifestation and Ambiguity runs through May 1 at Gallery 4040

Gallery 4040 showcases three artists who work in different media and employ varying visual strategies in Manifestation and Ambiguity. However, they all share an interest in identity and in discussing that subject with viewers.

Creating a City of Art

Testing boundaries and expanding creative limits

The Connective Corridor is teaming with Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) on an exciting $650,000 call for public art along the Corridor.

Area Artists React to Local Scenery in New Show

“Winter Recipe” now at the Tech Garden

Syracuse Tech Garden's new exhibit presents artworks reflecting a range of interests. Winter Recipe travels from Tipperary Hill to North Salina Street, from a tranquil country locale to a swamp full of dread. The pieces include oils, acrylics, photos and mixed-media works.

Steve Nyland is Raising the Garden

Meet Steve Nyland, the new curator/artist-in-residence at Syracuse Tech Garden

Steve Nyland, the new curator/artist-in-residence at Syracuse Tech Garden, 235 Harrison St., has a full slate of exhibits planned for his yearlong tenure. Nyland’s goal is to “bring the art off the walls” and plans to incorporate a variety of unconventional elements, such as performance art and projected images, in an effort to transform the exhibits into interactive experiences. He wants to make the artwork “less traditional and more populist, and to create a lasting impression on visitors.”

A Call for Public Art Seen Around the World

Connective Corridor Closes Call for Public Art

It’s a wrap. Our call for public art closed this week and it was a call seen round the world. The Connective Corridor, in partnership with the Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts, received 276 applications from five continents, 17 countries, and 36 U.S. states. Of those, 85 are New York State-based, with more than 30 regional artists. Applications are very high quality, with an impressive portfolio of work by both established and emerging artists. The results are truly world-class.

“Illuminating” a City Through Public Art

The jury is in for the Connective Corridor’s call for public art.

Last week’s blog post in our Syracuse New Times series focused on the Connective Corridor’s outreach to artists as part of a $650,000 call for public art – one of the largest in the country. We’re pleased to report that as the deadline approaches, we’ve already received more than 100 entries before the on-line application closes at 11:59 p.m., March 1. The call has made it around the country and across Europe, attracting very high quality artists. Now the challenge is to evaluate entries and develop a short list of semi-finalists. To do that, we’ve assembled a talented jury.