Artists sought for second phase of ‘Creative Crossings’
Artists sought for second phase of 'Creative Crossings' Willis Jacobson email@example.com Oct 27, 2015 A second set of Lompoc crosswalks is set to undergo an artistic makeover. The Healthy Lompoc Coalition, which joined with other community groups to organize the “Creative Crossings” project this year, has put out a call for artists for what it is calling “Phase II” of the project: a pair of crosswalks at the intersection of North I Street and West Walnut Avenue near the city’s Anderson Recreation Center. All local artists are welcome to submit digital entries of original artwork for the crosswalks at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submissions is Nov. 15. Artists must live in the Lompoc Valley and be at least 14 years old. Artists can submit up to two designs. Each winning entry will receive an honorarium of $500 per crosswalk leg. The call for artists was put out just two months after the first phase of the project was completed at the intersection of South H Street and Cypress Avenue. Three local artists had their designs chosen for the four legs of that intersection. The designs were created by Marlee Bedford, who had two of the winning selections, Dionne Lugue and Devyn Adams. A call for artists for that intersection was made in March and the winning designs were selected in May. The artwork was applied to the crosswalks during the final Olde Town Market event on Aug. 21. The "Creative Crossings" project is being funded by a grant from the Santa Barbara Foundation. In organizing the project, the Healthy Lompoc Coalition is collaborating with the city of Lompoc, Lompoc Valley Arts Council and Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau. The project’s goal is to enhance the pedestrian experience and enhance the public art experience in Lompoc, according to the Healthy Lompoc Coalition. Among the guidelines for designs: Artwork should be original and limited to the safety colors of yellow and white with black asphalt as the “canvas,” and the designs should be simple, graphic and easily formatted into a repeating stencil. A design may be for a single crossing, two different designs or one design that encompasses both legs of the crosswalk. For complete details and an application, visit the Anderson Recreation Center at 125 W. Walnut Ave. or www.healthylompoc.org/creativecrosswalk.