Artists

Artist and Sculpture Facts

  • 160 sculpture designs were submitted by 36 artists
  • 50 sculpture designs from 23 artists were selected by sponsors
  • 7 states are home to the artists: California, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Tennessee, and Ohio

50 Sculptures by 23 Artists

Artists were selected to create imaginative bike rack sculptures. After a thorough review process, 23 artists were selected to influence IPFW IPFW Sculpture with Purpose™ by sharing their talent and creativity through their expression of a three-dimensional legacy for Fort Wayne.

In September of 2012, local and national artists of all disciplines were invited to submit a proposal to create imaginative bike rack sculpture designs for one of three different sculpture types:

  • Anniversary sculpture—$5,000 artist stipend
  • Celebration sculpture—$2,000 artist stipend
  • Commemorative sculpture—$1,000 artist stipend

How Designs Were Selected

The initial phase of artist selection was based on the artist’s application, résumé, and design drawings. Artists selected for phase two were asked to submit a scaled model of the proposed sculpture constructed, ideally, in the intended production material.

After a thorough review process, 23 artists were selected to influence IPFW Sculpture with Purpose ™ by sharing their talent and creativity through their expression of a three-dimensional legacy for Fort Wayne.

Once the Model was Approved

After a sponsor selected a sculpture design, the artist submitted detailed information that was reviewed by the City of Fort Wayne and consulting engineers to ensure the sculptures met necessary compliance and structural codes.

On October 2, 2013, the sculpture models were displayed at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art for the community to get their first look.

Exciting Presentations Communitywide

On May 17, 2014, IPFW joined forces with Fort4Fitness, Arts United, Visit Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne Trails, and the Downtown Improvement District, the YLNI Barr Street Market, and Visit Fort Wayne to kickstart the summer and celebrate the presentation of the 50 sculptural bike racks that comprise IPFW Sculpture with Purpose.

Kickstart is a one-day community celebration of bikes, art, and music that has something for everyone, and will become an annual Fort Wayne tradition.

Selected Artists

Robert Barnum
Mecosta, Michigan
David Bibelhauser
Louisville, Kentucky
Marie Ankenbruck Davis
Brighton, Michigan
Delineation Architecture + Interior Design
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Design Collaborative
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Joan Drizin
Noblesville, Indiana
Hadiya Finley
Topanga, California
Suzy Hendrix
Memphis, Tennessee
Alec Johnson
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Mary Kannapell
Prospect, Kentucky
Matt Kelly
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Bob Kiel
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Todd Kime
Toledo, Ohio
Benjamin Powers
Fort Wayne, Indiana
LeaAnn Powers
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Gregory Mendez
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Jim Merz
Fort Wayne, Indiana
John Mishler
Goshen, Indiana
George Morrison
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Mary Morrison
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Nathan Pierce
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Cary Shafer
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Brett Wilds
Fort Wayne, Indiana

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