Matt Halm of Macungie Named Final ArtPop Billboard Competition Winner
A vibrant mixed media work by Matt Halm of Macungie has been selected as the People’s Choice Award Winner in the inaugural ArtPop Lehigh Valley Billboard Competition. Halm’s work, “Orpheus & Eurydice, 1945,” will be prominently featured on an Adams Outdoor Advertising Billboard in the Lehigh Valley throughout 2015. He joins the five other ArtPop winners who were selected by the ArtPop Jurying Panel earlier this month.
An award winning muralist, Halm’s work can be seen throughout the Lehigh Valley and surrounding region. After studying illustration at Syracuse University, Halm entered the public art field in 2004 and soon found his artistic voice in his bold and vibrant large-scale work. Over the past decade, he has been commissioned for both indoor and outdoor murals for clients including Colgate University, Good Shepard Rehabilitation Hospital, the City of Bethlehem Parks Department and the Community Action Network of Allentown. He is also an accomplished gallery painter whose works have been featured in several galleries and private collections.
The ArtPop People’s Choice Award voting took place from Dec. 8-18, with nearly 1,900 people casting votes. Halm, along with the five other artists selected as ArtPop winners, will have their work on display on Adams Outdoor Advertising Billboards from the week of Jan. 5 through Dec. 31. ArtPop winners previously announced include:
Theo Anderson, Allentown, PA
24 Cattle – Authur, Nebraska (Pigment Print)
Hong Tatt Foo, Schnecksville, PA
Autumn/Joy (Acrylic on Water Paper)
Michael Hess, Allentown, PA
Lilith in Crimson (Oil on Hardboard)
Julie Miller, Allentown, PA
The Arrival (Photo Collage/Digital Drawing)
Olaf Starorypinski, Emmaus, PA
Faces of the Lehigh Valley (Photograph)
ArtPop Lehigh Valley is a partnership between Adams Outdoor Advertising of the Lehigh Valley, the nonprofit ArtsQuest and the Lehigh Valley’s arts community. For more information, please visit www.bananafactory.org/artpop/.