Creative Thursday: Going Public – Getting a Jump-Start in Public Art

Thursday May 22, 2014 5:00 PM
 

A Special Creative Thursday: Going Public – Getting a Jump-Start in Public Art

with David Griggs, Owner of Griggs Design

David Griggs will lead this workshop about submittals and proposals for public art competitions. Directed towards artists who want to jump-start their public art careers, this class will be filled with information to improve your odds in the highly competitive public art world. The workshop will review basic submittal approaches and proposal strategies that can be customized for individual artists. David Griggs is a self-employed artist who graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder with an M.F.A. in Fine Arts. With over 50 commissioned works of art, he has also consulted for Denver Housing Authority, Lowry Redevelopment, and the integration of artwork into Denver’s Light Rail system.

David Griggs

David Griggs

More on David:
David Griggs is a Denver-based artist who has completed over 50 commissioned works of art throughout the United States. Primarily a designer of architecturally integrated, site-responsive public art, he has also participated in many Master Planning and Design Team projects, including the Design Team for Hope, Arkansas, President Bill Clinton’s birthplace.
 
David has lived and worked in Denver for 35 years. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder with a Masters Degree in Fine Arts. He has worked in many capacities in the arts, including gallery manager, museum preparator, and studio artist. For the last 25 years he has been self-employed as a public artist, designing and building work for percent-for-art, public art, and private commissions. Commissions include projects for Albuquerque, Anchorage, Boulder, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Jacksonville, Las Vegas, Madison, Santa Fe, Stockton, Toronto, and Washington. Increasingly David has become involved in projects that require not only designing and building Public Art, but also the planning, strategizing and advocating for Public Art involvement. He was a consultant for the design and integration of artwork into Denver’s Light Rail system for the West Corridor, the first of the “Fastracks” lines to be built. Other consultancy positions have included projects for Denver Housing Authority and for the Lowry Redevelopment Authority.  Not only has he discovered an ability to contribute to these situations, but he has also realized an enthusiasm for pursuing Public Art in a broader, more strategic fashion.

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