Billboard Art 2020

ABOUT

The Lincoln Billboard Art Project was created to unite, support, inspire, and bring joy and healing to our community, and provide financial support to local artists during the pandemic, through a privately supported community art project.

A Request for Submissions was released seeking submissions of artwork that used text and imagery to unite, support, inspire, and bring joy and healing to the Lincoln community to be presented on one of ten different billboards throughout the city. The original RFS is available here as a PDF

ARTWORK SELECTION

Forty-two artwork submissions were received by Lincoln artists and ten works were selected for billboard presentation. Selection preference was given to artists whose income and work have been immediately impacted by the pandemic. Additional criteria included the artwork’s ability to unite, support, and inspire the community, its suitability to the billboard format, and its creative use of imagery and text.

BILLBOARD ARTWORK

Images may not be used without permission of the artists.

Wendy Jane Bantam, Artist / Instagram: wendy_jane_bantam
Lindsey Day, Artist
Andy Dillehay, Artist / Instagram: andydillehay
brooke petermann, Artist / Instagram: brookepetermann_art
Danny Reneau, Artist / Instagram: danny.reneau
Wes Staley, Artist
Nolan Tredway, Artist / Instagram: nolantredwayart
Ian Vesper, Artist / Instagram: tattooed_lens
Samantha Wicht, Artist / Instagram: samwichtart
Aileen Wiles, Artist / Instagram: simplyprinted

WHERE & WHEN

Artwork will begin to be placed on billboards around May 27 and each work will remain up for at least four weeks. A list of billboard locations and artwork installation dates will be available soon.

IMAGES OF ALL ARTWORK SUBMITTED

Images may not be used without permission of the artists.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Contact Deb Arenz, Director, Public Art Lincoln: publicartlincoln@gmail.com

MADE POSSIBLE BY THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF:

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR REVIEW PANEL

  • Rich Bailey, Retired Chairman, Bailey Lauerman
  • Barbara Bartle, President, Lincoln Community Foundation & Public Art Lincoln board member
  • Lynne Boyer, Public Art Lincoln board member
  • Santiago Cal, Assoc. Prof. of Art (Sculpture), UNL & Public Art Lincoln board member
  • Aaron Holz, Prof. of Art (Painting & Drawing), UNL
  • Pam Hunzeker, Marketing Executive, Bailey Lauerman and Lincoln Community Foundation
  • Lynn Johnson, Director, Lincoln Parks and Recreation & Public Art Lincoln board member
  • Kathy LeBaron, Community Affairs Coordinator, Lincoln Industries & Public Art Lincoln Co-Chair
  • Clay Smith, Partner, Speedway Motors/Speedway Properties & Public Art Lincoln board member
  • Richard Vierk, CPA and Attorney & Public Art Lincoln Co-Chair