The Fairfield Art Association announces another attempt on its 12th annual summer art installation after a break for a year with Covid. The theme has been changed from “2020” to “2020 in 2021, A BETTER VIEW” reflecting a new attitude for a brighter future. We are excited to offer a very fun design and engage participants eager to create again, while giving viewers something to enjoy and smile about.
The FAA invites area artists, fine craftsman, or creative groups or businesses to participate. Twenty garden nodes around the downtown square and up Main Street to the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center have spaces available for art work placement and will be assigned as entrants sign up and are approved. Registration begins immediately, with pickup of guidelines and wooden design piece starting March 22, at the FAA Studio in FACC, open Monday – Friday from 12 Noon – 4:30 PM or email firstname.lastname@example.org for other pick up arrangement time.
This year the FAA will be providing precut wooden pieces in the shape of eyeglasses thanks to Rob Mitchell at FHS and his industrial arts students. There will be four shaped eyeglass designs to choose from at the FAA Studio, including Cat Eye, Octagon, Rectangle and Round. Any material can be used to decorate or embellish our shaped wood piece. Use of recycled, found, used, and Fairfield related items are encouraged, but most of all being creative, using good taste and making sure all materials are weather proof, of sturdy construction and safe to handle. All completed work must be designed to work with our simple pole installation plans which are provided in our overall guidelines. Complete list of Guidelines to follow can also be found at www.fairfieldartassociation.org
"We have a feeling this will be a popular art installation after a year of pent up creative projects, so we encourage early sign up to reserve a display space and our limited wood forms. This is an art form that can be worked on at home, by yourself or with others", noted by Suzan Kessel, FAA volunteer director. "Some of the glasses will be placed for taking 'Selfie photos' and a reminder that "things are looking up again".
Completed entries must be turned in to the FAA Studio between June 1-3, to be installed prior to June 4, when the “2020 in 2021” Art Display officially opens for Fairfield’s First Friday event. A Silent Auction of all the entries will begin on August 6 and conclude at the September Art Walk with proceeds divided equally between the participant and the FAA.
FAA President (left) Makenzie Champ and Volunteer Director Suzan Kessel (right)
announce the Summer Art Installation theme “2020 in 2021 – A BETTER VIEW”. Four different eye glass designs have been created out of wood by FHS Industrial Arts class students to be used by up to 20 artistic participants for the 12th annual downtown public exhibit.
Photo by Werner Elmker.