"Creativity takes Courage."
As our industry navigates unchartered terrain and challenges, this time calls for creativity and courage. In that spirit, the Educational and Cultural Trust Fund of the Electrical Industry is proud to welcome you to the 36th Biennial Spring Art Festival, where we celebrate the similarities and differences we share, as well as the courage, voices and values that help define our culture.
While we cannot physically share this experience together this year, it still can and should be shared. We encourage you to enjoy the work of these talented artists from our community and to share this page with your family and friends and on social media. Art heals and brings people together and this is certainly a time for both.
First up, you will meet our featured artist, The Workers Art Coalition NYC and after that you can view the artwork of those in our industry.
Additional artwork will be added over the coming days and weeks, so do visit us again. If you missed the original deadline to submit your work, we are keeping the submission period open (for those eligible) for new entries. Click here for submission information.
Enjoy the show and stay healthy. Thank you.
Click here for a list of participating artists.
Featured Artist - The Workers Art Coalition NYC
This year's featured artist is the Workers Art Coalition NYC, a group who works to amplify the voice of social justice movements through the vision of labor, manifested in public art forms.
One of their recent installations, "Muscle Memory," a 10-foot-high spiraling helix of conduit, junction boxes and Mae West conduit hangers, built to convey the "material intelligence" of NYC union construction trade laborers, featuring the work and vision of Local Union No. 3 members, was constructed in Socrates Sculpture Park in Astoria. To learn more about "Muscle Memory," you can click here and here.
The Joint Industry Board is thrilled to announce that "Muscle Memory" has now been installed at the Electric Industry Center, in the courtyard, where you can see it for yourself.
To learn more about The Workers Art Coalition NYC, click here. Below you will find a gallery dedicated to them.