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Shirley Wagner/Jason Butler Artist Statement

Set within the Village of Oak Creek's Public Art-in-the-Roundabouts, the artist team of Shirley Wagner and Jason Butler explored the recreational theme as offered by the committee. It was the artists’ intent to create a thought provoking piece of public art in their unique style of artmaking which would tell the story of the Oak Creek community from a fresh, contemporary perspective. For this reason, the artist team is proposing a contemporary 12-16' sculpture of a golfer. A golfer will celebrate the outdoor recreational theme in an exciting new format that will set Oak Creek apart from neighboring communities while elevating the art experience for all. The two-person sculpture team with multiple disciplines collectively bring to this endeavor over 40 years of experience in designing, creating, constructing and installing public sculpture.

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Artists Biography

Shirley Wagner

EDUCATION BFA Studio Art Youngstown State University Youngstown, Ohio

GALLERY REPRESENTATION Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, AZ PUBLIC ART 2022 Brandi Fenton Park Burden (Purchase Award), SculptureTucson, Tucson, AZ 2022 Miller Plaza, Scottsdale Public Art, Bliss, Surge and Zenith, Scottsdale,AZ 2018 Tucson Medical Center Healing Arts, Human Architecture, Tucson, AZ 2017 University of Arizona School of Architecture, Sustainable Beauty, Tucson, AZ

HONORS AND AWARD 2022 AZ Commission for the Arts Grant recipient, Arizona 2022 Scottsdale Public Art Grant, Scottsdale, AZ 2006 Nominated for The Governor’s Art Award, AZ

Jason Butler

EDUCATION University of Arizona-School of Art, Tucson AZ | MFA, Sculpture | 2006 Humboldt State University, Arcata CA | BA, Art Studio | 2002 Mendocino College, Ukiah CA | Associate of Arts, Art | 1998 PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS Fire Station #188 | Goodyear AZ $100,000 | 2022 Fire Station 9 Public Art | Tucson AZ $70,000 | 2021 Kolb Road Public Art | Tucson AZ $90,000 | 2021 Valencia Road Public Art | Pima County AZ, $140,000 | 2020 Pistor Middle School Public Art | Tucson AZ $10,000 | 2020 Polo Sport | Banner-UMC Hospital, Tucson AZ $25,000 | 2019 Fragments of Us | Oro Valley AZ, $35,000 | 2018 El Paso Public Art | Pima County AZ, $50,000 | 2017 Quail Trail | Oro Valley AZ, $35,000 | 2015 To think that I saw it on Navajo Street! | City of Tucson AZ, $25,000 | 2013 Walk Out | Sabino High School-Bike Lanes Project, Pima County AZ, $12,000 | 2012 Dunbar Spring-Art Benches, City of Tucson AZ, $15,000 | 2011 Michael Perry Park, City of Tucson AZ, $25,000 | 2011 Atturbury Wash Greenway Sculptures | City of Tucson AZ, $25,000 | 2010

AWARDS/HONORS Best Public Art of 2010, Orange County Weekly, Los Angeles CA | 2010 Daniel Shultz Foundation, Artist Project Grant | 2010 John Conway Scholarship, University of Arizona-School of Art | 2005 Medici Scholars Grant, University of Arizona-College of Fine Arts | 2004 Haldeman Scholarship, University of Arizona-School of Art | 2004 Graduate College Scholarship, University of Arizona Graduate College | 2004 First Prize, $1,000 Award, Gillian Hodge Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition | 2003 Floyd Bettiga Scholarship, Humboldt State University | 2001

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