12 area artists to have their work featured on billboards in 2019

ArtPop announces its billboard competition winners


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  • People’s Choice winner Joe Edelman, Allentown — "Blue," digital photography




  • Hannah Hess, Nazareth Area High School — "Submerged," acrylic on masonite




  • Lucille Norella, Waymart — "Flower Garden," botanical pressed flower art




  • Mallory Zondag, Bethlehem — "Growth No. 4," wool, silk and cotton




  • Marlana Holsten, Shawnee on Delaware — "Poetry in Motion," photography




  • Lee Riley, Bethlehem — "Wandering," glass and oil on wood




  • Jon Montenegro, Allentown — "Sleeping Misty," digital art




  • John Cheer, Allentown — "Beauty and Wonder," Stoneware clay, porcelain clay and glass




  • James Chesnick, Stroudsburg — "Pulse Reaction," acrylic




  • Dana Hess, Allentown — "Blessed," hand-cut stained glass, art glass and mosaic til




  • Amy Alessi, Mount Bethel — "Colours of the Highlands," watercolor, pen and ink



THE WINNERS

The complete list of ArtPop 2019 winners is as follows:
Amy Alessi, Mount Bethel — "Colours of the Highlands," watercolor, pen and ink
John Cheer, Allentown — "Beauty and Wonder," Stoneware clay, porcelain clay and glass
James Chesnick, Stroudsburg — "Pulse Reaction," acrylic
Dana Hess, Allentown — "Blessed," hand-cut stained glass, art glass and mosaic tile
Marlana Holsten, Shawnee on Delaware — "Poetry in Motion," photography
Jon Montenegro, Allentown — "Sleeping Misty," digital art
Lucille Norella, Waymart — "Flower Garden," botanical pressed flower art
Lee Riley, Bethlehem — "Wandering," glass and oil on wood
Craig Werkheiser, Bethlehem — "The Snow Leopard Trio," pastels
Mallory Zondag, Bethlehem — "Growth No. 4," wool, silk and cotton
High School Competition:
Hannah Hess, Nazareth Area High School — "Submerged," acrylic on masonite
People’s Choice Winner:
Joe Edelman, Allentown — "Blue," digital photography


Exciting mediums like hand-cut stained glass, fiber art, and botanical pressed flowers highlight the 12 winning works in the fifth annual ArtPop Billboard Competition.

The contest was presented by ArtPop Street Gallery, Adams Outdoor Advertising, Pocono Arts Council, ArtsQuest and Kutztown University. The winning artists, selected via a juried competition, will have their work displayed on Adams Outdoor Advertising billboards on major thoroughfares in the region from the week of Jan. 7 through the end of December 2019.

This year’s competition expanded to an 11-county region, open to artists residing in Berks, Bucks, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Pike, and Wayne counties in Pennsylvania, as well as Warren County in New Jersey. More than 170 entries were received for the competition.

Among the 12 winners is Hannah Hess of Nazareth Area High School, who impressed the judges with her dynamic acrylic work on Masonite depicting a girl “Submerged” in water. Hess will not only have her work on a billboard for all of 2019, she will also be awarded a cash prize of $500 and a $2,500 scholarship to a Kutztown University art program by the Kutztown University Foundation.

A way to be seen“Billboards are a great way to be seen and heard, so Adams is proud to use that visibility to bring attention to the talented artists across the Eastern Pennsylvania region,” says Adams Outdoor Advertising General Sales Manager Jeffrey Chandler. We owe so much to the local art community for providing us with inspiration, culture, and for producing the skilled designers and illustrators that make up our creative teams in all of our markets across the nation.”

In addition to the scholastic winner, the official jurying panel selected 10 artists ages 18 or older to be featured on area billboards next year. The twelfth winner, Joe Edelman of Allentown, was chosen as the “People’s Choice Winner” through a public vote that ended Nov. 17. More than 4,600 people voted in the competition this year.

For more information on the local ArtPop program, visit bananafactory.org/artpop/. For details on the national ArtPop program, check out ArtPopStreetGallery.com.

Related storySee related story at pikecountycourier.com:

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