Completed Art Contests

NRNY Sculpture Art Project

In 2021, the City of New Rochelle sought entries for a juried art competition to design and install art-work on a new version of the “NRNY” Sculptures, with the winning entry receiving $1,500 for each sculpture.

"Long Island Sound" by Selena LozanoNRNY statue 1

For this sculpture piece I wanted to create something fun, playfully and nostalgic. Growing up in New Rochelle I shared a lot of wonderful experiences with friends and family; But overall some of my favorite memories happened with my father. At a young age my father used totake me on his fishing trips by Glen Island, Hudson Park or Five Island. It was such a joy watching him go through the process of getting bait at Hudson Park, preparing his fishing rod and waiting for a catch. My father would end up catching blue fish, snappers, porgies and bass. Being around my father meant the world to me and with that being said, I created a sketch honoring him and our times together by the ocean. In my sketch I depicted the many kinds of fish and sea life that roam the Long Island Sound. From Butterfish, Windowpane Flounder, Yellow Sponge, Blue Fish and many more. Since many of my fishing memories happened as a child, I wanted to create a sketch that depicted a child-like approach; for instance mimicking a coloring book. Children Coloring books are usually quite colorful and carry a cartoon style. The sea creatures in my sketch follow a vivid color palette and bring a sense of playfulness.

Selena Front
"Wavelength" by Patricia PardiniNRNY statue 2

Bright blue background, colorful red-orange, green and violet circles with black lines weaving throughout the elements.


Pardini Front

Potter Avenue Bridge Mural Contest
In spring 2021, the City of New Rochelle opened a juried art competition to beautify a main thoroughfare outside of Downtown New Rochelle- the Potter Avenue Bridge. Two murals, highlighting life in New Rochelle, were solicited for both the western and eastern sides of the bridge, which spans I-95 and the Metro North Railroad. The selected winner received $1000 per side.