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2017 ArtPop Artists

Arts Council Announces Artists for Second ArtPop Program

Works by five local artists are featured on regional billboards


The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County launched the ArtPop project in April of 2016 by promoting local artists’ original works through the use of donated outdoor advertising space. Five works were chosen to appear on billboards on major arteries in a 13-county region as space becomes available on billboards owned by Fairway Outdoor Advertising. Five new artists were chosen for the 2017 ArtPop program, and new billboards will be installed the third week of April.

Video about ArtPop from founder, Wendy Hickey

Artists whose works will be prominently displayed on billboards throughout the region by The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County during the next year:


Sharon Hardin, Winston-Salem. Title of work: “Shades of Super Moon” Medium: Watercolor

Skyler Holley of Winston-Salem.  Title of work: “The Lighthouse” Medium – Oil on Canvas

Barbara Mellin, Winston-Salem. Title of work: “Peony”   Medium: Watercolor


Gary Taylor, Thomasville.  Title of work: “United we …”      Medium: Photography


Bradley Tucker Pilot Mountain.  Title of work:  “Pacifier”   Medium: Fabricated, powder coated, steel sculpture


The Arts Council is partnering with ArtPopStreetGallery creator, Wendy Hickey, and the Greensboro Division of Fairway Outdoor Advertising. The Arts Council is paying for the creation of the artwork on the billboards and Fairway is contributing the outdoor advertising space.

Video about ArtPop Creator Wendy Hickey

Photographs of original artwork are printed on vinyl and will be used from program inception for one year. Vinyl could be potentially anywhere in the Fairway Outdoor coverage area. There are no guarantees on locations, as they could be anywhere for any length of time, and vinyls will rotate across available locations in the market on a space available basis.

We are excited to bring more art in unexpected places to our community,” said Jim Sparrow, President and CEO of The Arts Council, “and by partnering with Fairway Outdoor Advertising we can take art to hundreds of thousands of travelers in and around community. These amazing works of art will delight all who see them as they go to and from work or go about other daily activities.  The works range from abstract and provocative to representational. The highways become a gallery for everyone to experience art.”

There were 42 submissions, and works were chosen through a juried process chaired by Cheryl Lindsay, Hanesbrands and Arts Council board member. Other members of the panel were Saul Guinto Salinas, Que Pasa Media Network; Rosa Otero, Salem College Art Department; Tammy Evans, Winston-Salem State University, Department of Art + Visual Studies; Laura Hortal, Forsyth Technical Community College Department Chair – Humanities, Fine Arts and Communication; Tiara Reynolds, Fairway Outdoor Advertising, Art Director and ArtPopStreet Gallery Founder, Wendy Hickey.

Thank you to our partners: ArtPop Founder, Wendy Hickey from and the Greensboro Division of Fairway Outdoor Advertising

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