CODAworx is an creative online platform that connects artists, designers, and fabricators with municipalities and developers who commission artwork. The organization continues an active presence in shaping public arts in the U.S. and around the world. Their annual CODAawards is an international competition given to those to excel in integrating commissioned artwork into interior, architecture, and/or public spaces. Design categories include Landscape, Residential, Healthcare, Commercial, Institutional, Liturgical, Public Spaces, Transportation, Hospitality, and Education. Cindy Allen (EIC, Interior Design), Lisa Kim (Director, Ford Gallery), and Jennifer Kolstad (Chair, American Society of Interior Design) are among the sixteen jurors, all leaders in the design and art worlds, who have spent weeks reviewing and scoring all 446 entries to narrow down the Top 100. These jurors will agree on one winner in each category to create the 2020 CODAawards winners circle (plus the two People’s Choice CODAawardees that the general public will select).
Art installations across Canada are among the Top 100 finalists for a prestigious CODA award; given to those who successfully integrate commissioned art into interior, architectural, and/or public spaces. For two weeks starting June 18, the public can vote! The two installations that receive the most votes will win a People’s Choice CODA award. Canada represents 10% of the Top 100 finalists in this international competition with installations in Ontario, Alberta, Nova Scotia, and Quebec.