Out of the 100 artists who submitted qualifications for the Call for Artists, five finalists were selected by a jury of project administrators, arts professionals, and representatives of the Frankford community. At a community meeting on January 27th, Christine Rojek, Robert Roesch, Pete Beeman, Jim Galucci and Jake Beckman unveiled their proposals.
Each artist gave a presentation that covered the details of the proposal including materials, lighting, color, durability, size and placement in the park. They were all well thought out and incorporated many of the important concepts about Frankford.
On February 18th The Destination Frankford Selection Panel, with input from the Frankford community at the public meeting, announced that it had chosen Christine Rojek as the winner of the Womrath Park Sculpture Competition. The Chicago based artist brings with her a long record of achievement and widespread recognition that includes the creation of multiple interactive environments that appeal to wide audiences.
You can read the rest of the details on the Destination Frankford web site. See the video below as Christine Rojek talks about her proposal.