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      2019 NoWPAC Conference "The New NW Rules of Public Art" in Seattle

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      October 23, 2019

      Wednesday   7:00 PM

      104 17th Avenue South
      Seattle, Washington 98144

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      2019 NoWPAC Conference "The New NW Rules of Public Art"

      2019 Northwest Public Art Consortium (NoWPAC) Conference October 23-25 Seattle, WA   The New NW Rules of Public Art   NoWPAC is an opportunity for public art administrators and artists to connect, share ideas, and celebrate what it means to be working in our field in the Northwest.   This year’s theme is The New NW Rules of Public Art. In 2013, Situations UK created the much talked about document “The New Rules of Public Art”. Meant as a tool to break down and discuss the role of art in the public realm, it has helped many rethink how they approach the work they do.    NoWPAC 2019 is asking that we redefine the “rules” for ourselves. Working in a time of changing communities, a need for equity and inclusion, staggering unaffordability, aging collections and deaccessions, questions about sustainability, and a complex political climate, what are our new benchmarks? These are some of the ideas we want to address at the conference with your help.   Join us for an opening reception plus two full days of presentations, conversations, and tours to determine the New NW Rules of Public Art.    Schedule: Wednesday, October 23rd Opening Reception at MadArt Studio 6-8pm   Thursday, October 24th Presentations and Sessions at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute 9am-4pm   Dinners in Public Located all over Seattle from 6-8pm   Friday October 25th Presentations and Sessions at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (and Tours in various locations) 9am-4pm   Keynote Presenters:   Sharita Towne Sharita Towne is a transdisciplinary artist and educator based in Portland, OR, born and raised on the west coast of the U.S. along Interstate 5—from Salem, OR, to Tacoma, WA and down to Sacramento, CA. She works with Lisa K. Bates in the Black Life Experiential Research Group, engaging local and global Black geographies, histories, and possibilities. She is also known as “Mariah Carrie Mae Weems,” one-fourth of the post-colonial conceptual karaoke band Weird Allan Kaprow. Towne holds a BA from UC Berkeley in Interdisciplinary Studies & Art, an MFA from Portland State University in Contemporary Art Practices, and teaches at the Pacific Northwest College of Art.   Annie Han + Daniel Mihalyo:  LEAD PENCIL STUDIO    Korean born Annie Han and U.S. born Daniel Mihalyo have been collaborating as Seattle-based LEAD PENCIL STUDIO since 2002, working in the area of installation art and sculpture at an architectural scale. Their work ranges widely in materials, scales and disciplines - to explore their interest in architectural space and its influence on human behavior, ecosystems and social history of specific sites. With professional training in art and architecture, their mediums include ceramics, photography, video, sculpture, drawing, design, and installation. Their work has been exhibited broadly throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia with over 15 solo museum exhibitions and 30 group shows.      Han and Mihalyo each earned professional degrees in architecture from the University of Oregon. Their artwork and installations have been exhibited at the UT Austin Visual Art Center, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, MassArt Boston, Henry Art Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Boise Art Museum, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Portland Art Museum, Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design (BC), Exploratorium Museum, American Academy in Rome, Center on Contemporary Art, Aichi Triennial and Prague Quadrennial.   They are recipients of the Founder's Rome Prize for Architecture, Architecture League of NY Emerging Voice Award, PAM Contemporary NW Art Award, and the Van Alen Institute New York Prize.    Past awards and residencies include the Creative Capital Foundation, Artist Trust Fellowship, City Artist Award, MacDowell Colony, Headlands Center for the Arts and Center for Land Use Interpretation.   Administrator Registration: $60/person Artist Registration: $15/person   If cost is a barrier to your attendance, please email Alison.Post@seattle.govfor a discount code.    Each registration includes a Dinner in Public, lunch on both days of the conference, and morning coffee.    Need a hotel stay? Use our group code at the Silver Cloud Hotel.  Book via this link:

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