Call for artists: “CycleLove – the art of the bicycle” at the Riverfront Arts Center

The Riverfront Arts Center in Stevens Point’s Pfiffner Park will be having a bicycle-themed art exhibit this spring. The exhibit, entitled “CycleLove – the art of the bicycle”, will be open from May 7 through June 7.

RAC Director Nancy Thorsen has recently put out a call for community artists of all abilities to submit artwork for this show. In her announcment, she calls upon “artists, designers and bicycle enthusiasts” to submit “art about bicycles, art made from bicycles, or art about cycling culture” for display in the exhibit.

bike art pic

Perhaps Poky Pedalers can be inspired by this artwork incorporating bicycle fenders, created by local artist Mike Godell

We may be able to incorporate a visit to the CycleLove exhibit during one of our May Poky Pedals. But of more immediate interest, this is a great opportunity for Poky Pedalers to combine their creative energies with their passion for bicycling.

The submission deadline is April 1, so time is of the essence if you want your Poky Pedaling inspired artwork to be included in the exhibit.

By the way, if you need to incorporate bike parts into your sculpture or jewelry or collage or whatever, I understand that John at Point Area Bicycle Service (1311 Strongs Ave, Stevens Point) has quite a few bins full of scrap bike parts. Another option for searching through bins of bike parts is Shifting Gears (2116 Wood St, Stevens Point). I suspect you can get a pretty good collection of raw ingredients for an awesome bike-part masterpiece at a reasonable price by visiting either of these local bike shops.

The following is from the official “Call for Artists”:

CycleLove – the art of the bicycle
Submission Deadline: April 1, 2015
Exhibit Dates: May 7 – June 7, 2015

Artists, designers and bicycle enthusiasts: we are accepting fine art submissions
 about bicycles, art made from bicycles, or art about cycling culture for an upcoming juried exhibit at the Riverfront Arts Center in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.

This exhibit will highlight fine art inspired by or created from bikes in a variety of media, styles, and interpretations. This theme is meant to be broadly interpreted in order to offer a chance for you to share your love of bicycles and cycling with others through a gallery exhibit just steps away from the Green Circle Trail on the Wisconsin River.

Artists may submit up to 3 artworks. Best of show awards will be given.

A flyer with more detail about how to submit your artwork can be found here. If you have further questions, contact RAC Director Nancy Thorson at 715-343-6251.

The CycleLove exhibit promises to be outstanding. But it would be even more outstanding with several interpretations of bicycling from a Poky Pedaler perspective.

Whether you think of it as expressing Bike Fun through art, or expressing art through Bike Fun, this is a great opportunity. I hope Poky Pedalers consider uncorking your creative juices and submitting your favorite Bike-Fun-themed artwork for the show.


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