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With an aim to promote our area artists and create temporary outdoor public art, the Arts Council partners with Adams Outdoor Advertising to produce billboards for artist members. These billboards are initially placed outside of Ingham County in order to attract out-of-county visitors to the region and are moved periodically throughout the Greater Lansing area by Adams. A wealth of community feedback indicates these billboards are not only visually attractive but are also effectively raising awareness about artists in Ingham County.

Deadline to Apply: Submissions for this year are closed until 2018

Download the official RFP and guidelines

2016/2017 Billboards

Select a billboard to view the artist's statement!

Juanita Baldwin Billboard

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Juanita Baldwin

Artist

I have always liked photography. I took lots of pictures when I was a teenager, but mostly of trivial scenes. Now, several decades later, I can appreciate the freedom this medium offers to express my creativity. I constantly look for new approaches and opportunities to share my vision. My submission shows sunrise over a remote Chilean island. Sun rays dance with the rising, ethereal fog from the ocean, creating a lyrical, universal scene that can be experienced almost anywhere around the globe. Sometimes, there is poetry in a landscape, painted or photographed, and I want people to feel that.

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Laura B Delind Billboard

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Laura B. DeLine

Printmaker

I have been cutting and hand-printing linocuts for over 30 years. I enjoy working with linoleum because it is an unpretentious medium, has no pre-existing texture, and lends itself to bold, spontaneous images. I am drawn to the challenge of black and white design and to the problems presented through the interactions of positive and negative space. Organic shapes figure repeatedly in my work. Birds, especially, provide me with a read-made “excuse” to play with shape and pattern and to see the world in simple, sensitive, and often whimsical ways.

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Juanita Baldwin

Artist

I have always liked photography. I took lots of pictures when I was a teenager, but mostly of trivialscenes. Now, several decades later, I can appreciate the freedom this medium offers to express mycreativity. I constantly look for new approaches and opportunities to share my vision.My submission shows sunrise over a remote Chilean island. Sun rays dance with the rising, ethereal fogfrom the ocean, creating a lyrical, universal scene that can be experienced almost anywhere around theglobe. Sometimes, there is poetry in a landscape, painted or photographed, and I want people to feelthat.

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Dana Gardner-Clark Lightbox

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Dana Gardner-Clark

Mixed Media Painter

From the 2013 series: "Being Human ; The Anthromorphasized Beast""Is there any more mysterious idea for an artist then the conception of how nature is mirrored in the eyes of an animal"? - Franz Marc In a Postmodern technological age yearning for "mindfulness " and infantile "magical thinking" I'm curious what the non-human gaze has to tell us about being human?

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Julie Haan Billboard

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Julie Haan

Kiln-Formed Glass Artist

I work with glass in a unique style I refer to as kiln-formed art glass. Using crushed glass along with other innovative techniques to create imagery, the finished mural takes on a three dimensional quality. Through a process of firing and layering the glass several times, greater detail and depth is achieved. The techniques I created to accomplish this, from layering pieces to engineering the mounting system, are pioneering in the field of kiln-formed art glass. The submitted photo is a cropped image of a 6'X12' mural I created that is on display at Delphi Glass Corporation in Lansing, Mich.

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Ivan Iler Billboard

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Ivan Iler

Kinetic Metal Sculptor

As a metal sculptor I am most fond of kinetics, the idea of trying to reproduce not only the forms of nature, but also its motions is appealing to me on a very fundamental level. There is beauty in form; there is elegance in motion.

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Jennifer Medler Billboard

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Jennifer Medler

Artist

Jennifer Medler is the artist pumping paint and portraits through Jennifer Jean Designs. Jennifer specializes in vintage inspired paintings and illustrations with a unique take on expression, line work, and color. You can find Jennifer in her studio working on commissioned projects, painting in her garden in Lansing, Mich.

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Wendy Shaft Billboard

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Wendy Shaft

Printmaker

I am a maker of prints. My work is inspired by the natural world. I use patterns, shapes and lines to express the composition with a vocabulary of mark making. I print directly on paper and textiles from my hand carved blocks. This linoleum relief print, “Round About” is part of a series influenced by being back in an agricultural area after living for many years in Alaska. Now I am enchanted by fields of produce and farm markets as well as being humbled by where our food comes from.

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Wendy Shaft

Printmaker

I am a maker of prints. My work is inspired by the natural world. I use patterns, shapes and lines to express the composition with a vocabulary of mark making. I print directly on paper and textiles from my hand carved blocks. This linoleum relief print, “Round About” is part of a series influenced by being back in an agricultural area after living for many years in Alaska. Now I am enchanted by fields of produce and farm markets as well as being humbled by where our food comes from.

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2015/2016 Billboards

Ingrid Blixt BillboardJane Reiter BillboardKimberly Lavon BillboardLaura Gajewski BillboardMarissa Tawney Thaler BillboardSamskee deBourbon BillboardThomas Korpalski Billboard

2014/2015 Billboards

Kate Cosgrove BillboardMichelle Detering BillboardJoel F. EllisBen Fuhrman BillboardKim Kauffman BillboardJeremy Thompson Billboard

2013/2014 Billboards

Deborah Fehrenbach BillboardCatherine Tonning-Popowich BillboardPamela Timmons BillboardMarta Bagratuni BillboardJane Reiter BillboardIngrid Blixt Billboard

2012/2013 Billboards

Linda Beeman BillboardKimberly Lavon BillboardSue Preiss BillboardZahrha R BillboardJenny Schu BillboardJon Whitney Billboard

2011/2012 Billboards

Barbara Hranilovich BillboardKate Cosgrove BillboardMelissa Dey Hasbrook BillboardValentin Pulido Billboard

2010/2011 Billboards

Diane Newman BillboardJanel Schultz BillboardLinda Beeman BillboardCraig Mitchell Smith BillboardSahrah R Billboard

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