ArtScape announces People’s Choice Award


ALAMOSA —The City of Alamosa’s ArtScape public art on loan program announced the 2017 People’s Choice Award Sculpture winner is “Johona-Mai” by Kasia Polkowska and Kyle Cunniff of Alamosa.

Everyone was encouraged to vote for their favorite sculpture through the city’s website during the voting period, June 2nd to Sept. 1st. City council will be presenting the award at their November 15th city council meeting at 7 p.m. at city hall.

“Johona-Mai,” located on the northwest corner of Main Street next to Alamosa State Bank, is a vibrant piece made from mosaic stained glass. The artists created “Johona-Mai” to reflect the region using Southwestern colors in the design. The color palette includes mostly blue and yellow to reflect our blues skies and sunshine in the San Luis Valley. The sculpture will be on display until September 2018.

The ArtScape public art on loan program was created by the city with the assistance and leadership of the volunteer Art Committee. Each year new sculptures will be selected and displayed throughout downtown. A People’s Choice Award will be given each year and the piece with the most votes will win a monetary prize.

Sculptures are also available for sale to the public, business owners, and visitors with a 20 percent commission going to the city for reinvestment in the art program. More information can be found at or call Jolene Webb at (719) 587-2509.

Caption: Artists Kasia Polkowska and Kyle Cunniff with "Johona-Mai" Photo courtesy of City of Alamosa