The Public Art Committee (PAC), managed by Arts & Humanities Bainbridge (AHB), and the City of Bainbridge Island (COBI), are pleased to announce the winner of the People’s Choice Award for its outdoor sculpture exhibition, Something New III.
The project, now in its third year, brings three bold new public art pieces to Bainbridge Island’s downtown corridor and City Hall. Close to 400 community members voted in this year’s competition and of the three sculptures, Fossil II by Lin McJunkin and Milo White received the most votes. The talented artist team of McJunkin and White also created the dazzling Iris Flare sculpture in 2018, landing the very first People’s Choice Award of the Something New rotating art project.
The Something New program provides both a dynamic public art experience and an ongoing opportunity for sculptors from around the Pacific Northwest to exhibit their work. The project brings a collection of sculptures to three outdoor sites around Winslow for a yearlong exhibition. New pieces are selected and rotated into these permanent locations annually, bringing “something new” to Bainbridge Island each year.
Artists: Lin McJunkin and Milo White, located along Winslow Way near the intersection of Ericksen Ave
Shape of Memory
Artist: Fumi Amano, located just off Madison Ave. N. next to Doc’s Restaurant
Artist: Abe Singer, located outside of City Hall
McJunkin and White will receive a $1000 check, plus a formal letter of accolade from the City of Bainbridge Island on Thursday, June 17 at 3:30 PM. The award ceremony is open to the public and will take place in front of the Town & Country Market on Winslow Way E., where the vibrant glass and metal hexagon shaped sculpture is located.
About PAC: The Public Art Committee is a program of Arts & Humanities Bainbridge. The Public Art Committee (PAC) is a group of citizen volunteers who are dedicated to enhancing public space through access to public art. PAC administers the City of Bainbridge Island’s Public Art Program and is responsible for proposing new works to the City Council, assisting with design and implementation of installations, and advising the City on maintenance of the existing collection. The Public Art Committee is Steve Rabago (chair), Susan Arens, Patty Bell, Grace Harris, Andy Navage, Shawn Parks, Amy Roberts, Debra Ruzinsky, Denise Stoughton, Anne Smart. More information can be found at ahbbainbridge.org/public-art/.