Sunday, August 10, 2008

Round Robin Photo Challenge: Public Art

Hi, Robins! I hope you've seen the entry Steven posted last night; if not, just scroll down when you're done here. It is an update of our Welcome entry, with an added FAQ addressing questions we've either answered before or wished someone had asked before doing something else.

This challenge is now closed. Thank you for playing!

Meanwhile, it's time to announce a new Challenge! I've wanted to use this one for a long time, but it always seemed I had some reason to put it off. The topic, Public Art, was suggested by our own Carly this past November. She describes the concept this way:

Public Art.

Every town across America has something artsy about it. Most cities have a public art program, although it may take a little bit of research to find where all the displays are located. My idea is to seek out the artsy side of the towns we live in or near, post the photo or photos and maybe write a short description of the art and the artist. If there is currently no display of Public Art in your area, then show us how your town decorates to invite visitors to your area. Banners, Welcome signs, etc.


Neat, huh? I don't know about your town, but Tucson has lots of public art, large and small, lofty, historic and sometimes just plain eccentric! In fact, I've been amassing photos of this for a while. Now I've got to go back and do the research part, and find out who made the public art, and when and why.

The date of the Challenge will be Saturday, August 23rd. As always, we ask you to RSVP below, and please don't post your entry early! Check the entry below this one for guidelines. Now go be photographers, and we'll see you all in just under two weeks, as we enjoy everyone's displays of Public Art!

Karen
for Carly and Steven

(Above: Metal statue outside an Oracle Road shopping center, Oro Valley, AZ)


Linking List:


Carly - Posted!
Ellipsis
http://ellipsissuddenlycarly.blogspot.com

Karen - Posted!
Outpost Mâvarin
http://outmavarin.blogspot.com

Momma - Posted!
Sandcastle Momma
http://sandcastlemomma.blogspot.com

TJ - Posted! (8/23)
TJ's Photo Blog
http://tjphotoexpressions.blogspot.com/

Annie - Posted!
Pictures of Craziness
http://krspkrmmom.blogspot.com

AND...

Me and My Phone - Posted!
http://neemom.blogspot.com

Wammy - Posted!
The Ellis Family Cincinnati
http://www.theellisfamilycincinnati.blogspot.com

Vicki - Posted!
Maraca
http://mymaracas.blogspot.com/

Molly - Posted!
Return of the White Robin
http://returnofthewhiterobin.blogspot.com

Riccardo
Photo Blog (Private blog)
http://riccardophotoblog.blogspot.com/

Pamela - Posted!
The Dust Will Wait
http://thedustwillwait.blogspot.com/

Swampy - Posted!
Anecdotes, Antidotes, & Anodes
http://anecdotes.typepad.com

Em Dy - Posted!
Captured Beat
http://capturedbeat.blogspot.com

Jama Hameed - Posted!
Sweet Memories
http://mummyjam.blogspot.com

Jennifer Robin - Posted!
Robin's Woods
http://robinswoods.blogspot.com/

Teena - Posted!
It's all about me!
http://purple4mee.blogspot.com

Gattina - Posted!
Keyhole Pictures
http://gattina-keyholepictures.blogspot.com/

Charish -Posted!
Charish-Me
http://www.charish-me.blogspot.com

Maryt - Posted!
Work of the Poet
http://workofthepoet.blogspot.com

23 comments:

Karen Funk Blocher said...

This is my artfully public announcement that I'll play!

Karen
Outpost Mâvarin
http://outmavarin.blogspot.com

Carly said...

I will be there! :)

Carly
Ellipsis
http://ellipsissuddenlycarly.blogspot.com

Sandcastle Momma said...

Count me in!


Momma
Sandcastle Momma
http://sandcastlemomma.blogspot.com

TJ said...

I am limited but I am sure to find something here.
That's what is so much fun, that push to look at things and for things as subjects of the digital eye.
TJ
TJ's Photo Blog
http://tjphotoexpressions.blogspot.com/

Annie said...

I'm in...but this time...I'm gonna do double duty!

Annie =)
Pictures of Craziness
http://krspkrmmom.blogspot.com

AND...

Me and My Phone
http://neemom.blogspot.com

Woohoo!

Wammy said...

I'm in!
Wammy
The Ellis Family Cincinnati
http://www.theellisfamilycincinnati.blogspot.com

MyMaracas said...

Sounds like fun. I'm in.

Vicki
Maraca
http://mymaracas.blogspot.com/

Molly said...

Count me in...August 23. I will put the date on my calendar

Molly
Return of the White Robin
http://returnofthewhiterobin.blogspot.com

Riccardo said...

From now on I'll hunt public art !! See result on saturday, lol !

Pamela said...

I'm going to play again. I haven't been consistent in my joining - but I sure want to post this time!!

Swampwitch said...

Message from the Emergency Swampcast System:
"I want to play !"

Swampy
Anecdotes, Antidotes, & Anodes
http://anecdotes.typepad.com

Sahvvy said...
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Sahvvy said...

I definitely want to play! :)

Sahvvy
Instantaneous Exsistence
http://instantaneousexsistence.blogspot.com/

Em Dy said...

Will be there.

Em Dy
Captured Beat
http://capturedbeat.blogspot.com

Jama said...

I definately play!

Jama Hameed
Sweet Memories
http://mummyjam.blogspot.com

Jennifer Robin said...

OK, I'm ready to play!
Jennifer Robin
Robin's Woods
http://robinswoods.blogspot.com/

Teena in Toronto said...

Mine's up ... some 'hood art!

Teena
It's all about me!
purple4mee.blogspot.com

Pamela said...

Ooops
I didn't follow the rules
Pamela
The Dust Will Wait
Art in the Park

Gattina said...

I just published too !
Gattina
http://gattina-keyholepictures.blogspot.com/

Sandcastle Momma said...

Mine's up!

Momma
Sandcastle Momma
http://sandcastlemomma.blogspot.com

charish said...

I back count me in.
Charish
Charish-Me
www.charish-me.blogspot.com

the teach said...

Karen, I really thought I signed up for the Photo Challenge earlier but I guess I didn't. I hope I can sign up now and say I am posted.

Maryt/theteach
Work of the Poet
http://workofthepoet.blogspot.com

TJ said...

I tad late but I am in!.
Off to check everyone out...
TJ
TJ Photo Expressions
http://tjphotoexpressions.blogspot.com/2008/08/artseylocal-my-town.html