Sandy Springs to acquire 4 works from sculpture competition

“Optimistical,” by Nathan Pierce, was one of four pieces selected by Sandy Springs to be purchased from the ArtSS in the Open sculpture competition. CITY OF SANDY SPRINGS

Sandy Springs announced it has selected four pieces of art as the winners of the inaugural ArtSS in the Open sculpture competition, and the city will pay their artists $72,000 total to acquire the works for its permanent collection.

The selected works, from a field of nine, are “Optimistical,” a stainless steel and cast acrylic sculpture by Nathan Pierce; “Doppelganger,” an oiled steel sculpture by Carl Billingsley; “Delilah,” a sculpture of Cor-ten steel, stainless steel, chrome, plastic and silicone by Joni Younkins-Herzog; and “Hand Plant,” a galvanized and powder-coated steel sculpture by Jack Howard-Potter. (Younkins-Herzog, of Athens, was the sole Georgia artist selected.)

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“The addition of these four pieces continues to support the city’s efforts to further cultural arts in our community, and we look forward to building that collection with each year’s competition,” said Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul.

Sandy Springs said it is working with ArtSS and consultant Designing Local to identify permanent locations for the pieces. Information:

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