Cee Neuner and I welcome you to the first ever publication of Photographing Public Art Challenge (#PPAC) which we are co-hosting, We will take turns, one of us hosting every week exploring art in public places. We invite you to join in the fun of exposing public art where you find it – at home or in your travels.
“What distinguishes public art is the unique association of how it is made, where it is, and what it means.”Association for Public Art
As writers of this challenge, we don’t have all the answers. We will explore a deeper meaning of public art as we go through the challenge.
“…every public art project is an interactive process involving artists, architects, design professionals, community residents, civic leaders, politicians, approval agencies, funding agencies, and construction teams.Association for Public Art
Marsha’s Samples of Public Art
Photo Challenges are all about the photos.Cee Neuner
The #PPAC is deliberately open – photographer’s choice. Here are some ideas to get you started.
- Seasonal Displays
- Statues and Sculptures
- Store Windows
- Car Shows
- Artistic Construction (benches, buildings, bridges)
- Wall Art (not just murals)
- Art has to be freely visible from a public street, freeway, or walkway.
- Photographers have free access of use for their photos – no copyrights by the artists.
- The challenge starts every Friday by 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time.
- Write a post on your blog, publish it, and include a link back to the appropriate host’s post – not on Cee’s or Marsha’s #PPAC page. Also write us a comment and paste the link into the comment. Sometimes pingbacks are missed.
- Visit at least two or three other participants in the community and leave them a comment.
Marsha’s #PPAC #1: Freeway Art
This week my camera took me to Scottsdale, AZ, where it is 118 degrees. Guess what? I didn’t have to leave my car for some of these, and the rest only took a split second to shoot.
I love that the freeways are fairly clean in Scottsdale in spite of how hot it is to get out and clean them!
On the other side of the freeway – our destination – there’s a biking and walking path that is also decorated – double sided freeway art.
How cute are these prickly pear cacti? They may well show up in another challenge calling for squares or spots.
Being off the freeway allowed me to get up close and personal with the flip side of this freeway art.
I hope you enjoyed this first #PPAC post. Cee and I invite you to join in and show us your wonderful finds. We will both be visiting your creative posts. Take us with you on your next Photographing Public Art outing. Your choice of topics!
Cee will host next Friday’s #PPAC. See you at your place.