SISTERS, OR -- Sisters-area residents are encouraged to help select the artwork to be installed in the city's new roundabout. Three artists presented scale models of their proposals to Sisters and ODOT officials on Thursday.
Models of "Butte," by John Fleming of Seattle and Jeff Wester of Sisters; "A Land of Contrasts," by Danae Bennett Miller of Tumalo; and "Mountain Helix," by Roger White Stoller of Portola Valley, CA are all on display at Sisters City Hall, until February 16. The community is asked to view the options and provide feedback. The Art Selection Committee will then make a final recommendation to City Council at the end of the month, and Councilors will select the artist and design concept.
The winning piece of art will be installed in the middle of the roundabout at Highway 20 and Barclay Drive, likely by fall. City officials say the project is fully funded by a Federal Lands Access Program Grant (FLAP).
UPDATE (2/20/18): The Art Selection Committee is extending the period in which people can view the models. They will remain on display at Sisters' City Hall through February 28. The Coommittee is expected to then make its recommendation to City Council March 14, after which time Councilors will make a decision on the final design concept.
Photo: Kittelson & Associates