Public Art: An Opportunity for Furniture Makers

Panel Discussion with Constance Y. White, Toni Sikes, & Craig Nutt as moderator
Friday, June 26, 2015 @ 10:45am - 12:15pm

Percent for the arts and other funding sources have made public art a booming market for artists who are prepared to participate. Because they are accustomed to working with clients on complex projects, furniture makers are well-suited to participate in public art programs. This panel will discuss how to identify opportunities; and how to compete successfully for public art projects, comply with requirements, negotiate contracts, and avoid pitfalls.



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Moderator/panelist: Craig Nutt, a sculptor, furniture maker, and public artist, his work is in numerous public collections including the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. He was recently commissioned by the Metro Nashville Arts Commission to create a public art work commemorating the 2010 Nashville flood as part of its Watermarks program.

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Panelist Toni Sikes, CEO, CodaWorx, a global online community that celebrates commissioned art works.

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Panelist Constance Y. White, Vice President for Public Art, Art and Science Council, Charlotte, NC. Former Art Program Manager, San Diego Regional Airport Authority.