ArtSpot ideas wanted

Jackson Hole Public Art is looking for new creative wizards to fill the ArtSpot on West Broadway. Deadline to submit ideas is Aug. 30.

Jackson Hole Public Art needs a new artist for the Broadway ArtSpot.

The nonprofit has put out a call for grand-scale ideas to be featured during 2022.

A project of JH Public Art, the ArtSpot is a place for local and regional artists to display site-specific installations “that inspire moments of discovery and joy” for the more than 30,000 drivers that pass by on West Broadway, according to the request for proposals.

Local and regional artists are invited to apply through Aug. 30 to be the next featured artist.

The ArtSpot has propelled artists to new heights of visibility beyond the walls of their studios. The repurposed chairlift tower has, over the years, hosted memorable installations including Charlie Brown’s “Sweater” by Suzanne Morlock, colorful glass tiles by John Frechette, gunpowder drawings by Danny Shervin, as well as ravens, rocking boats and — currently on display — charging bison.

The selected ArtSpot artist will receive a $3,000 stipend to create a one-of-a-kind installation to be featured for six months to a year.

ArtSpot installations can be made from almost anything and “should amaze without unduly distracting motorists,” according to JH Public Art. They should also be designed and built to withstand Teton County’s challenging and ever-evolving weather conditions.

“Joyfulness, happiness, playfulness and positivity are words to keep in mind,” as well as projects being feasible and appropriate for the budget, JH Public Art reps said.

Details are available at JHPublicArt.org. The winning artist will be announced in September.

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(1) comment

Judd Grossman

Art Spot was a good thing when it started across the street. Then it got tired and dingy. Now at its new location it isn't dingy, but not sure whether it enhances the corridor more than it detracts from the natural landscape.

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