AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Adding to the list of things that make Austin unique, Reagan Outdoor Advertising today began coloring the skyline with artwork discovered through the company’s annual Austin Art Boards competition.
The second annual visual arts contest drew a strong response from Austin’s creative community, receiving 220 entries from artists of all ages—more than doubling the number of entries from last year. Work from the ten Austin Art Boards winners will beautify area roadways for the next 1-2 years on billboards donated by Reagan.
“It’s a privilege to be able to contribute to our city’s unique creative culture by celebrating the work of local artists on our billboards,” said Billy Reagan, president of Reagan Outdoor Advertising. “This year’s competition attracted work from our city’s incredibly diverse and talented field of artists. We’re proud to share their talent with our fellow Austinites.”
Winners in the 2012 Austin Art Boards competition include:
- David Bjurstrom – “Labyrinth”
- Douglas Pollard – “Heat Wave”
- Emily Cayton – “Canyon”
- Jules Buck Jones – “Vestigial Vulture”
- Logan Ganshirt – “Shape Relations”
- Marilyn Flanegan – “Get the Ball”
- Rachel Noffke – “Considering the Birds”
- Reagan Hackleman – “Icon”
- Robert Bolland – “Red Sun”
- Taylor Winn – “On the Lake”
An Austin Art Boards exhibit featuring all winning entries and honorable mentions will be open for public viewing at the Bass Concert Hall (floors L4 and L5) beginning August 22 through October 8. Reagan Outdoor Advertising also plans to host a reception in mid-September to further celebrate the 2012 winners. Video interviews with commentary from this year’s winning artists are available online at www.austinartboards.org.
About Reagan Outdoor Advertising
A family-owned company, Reagan Outdoor Advertising has been operating in Central Texas for more than two decades. The company empowers area businesses, organizations, and individuals to reach mass audiences and drive awareness for their brands and missions while using its reach to support worthy social causes. www.reaganoutdoor.com