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Press Contact: Jonathan Marder + Company

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2021 People’s Choice CODAawards

Vote On Favorite Community Artwork, A Global Competition

June 2021 – The general public has the opportunity to vote, June 18th – 30th 2020, on

100 large-scale community artworks from around the world, nominated for a People’s

Choice CODAaward. Hundreds of commissioned art projects were submitted for the

CODAawards, which are given annually to the remarkable works that successfully

integrate art into interior, architectural, and public spaces. The two projects that collect

the most online votes will receive a coveted People’s Choice CODAaward and be

announced, alongside all of this year’s CODAaward winners (one in each of ten

categories), in the August issue of Interior Design magazine.

Vote for your favorite starting June 18th:

Voters are encouraged to rally behind the work they like in the CODAawards categories

of Landscape, Residential, Healthcare, Commercial, Institutional, Liturgical, Public

Spaces, Transportation, Hospitality, and Education.

This year the 374 CODAawards entries represent $477 million in commission fees, and

projects from 30 countries. The diversity of artwork includes “Please Be Seated”, a

public art installation touring across Chinese Mainland; “Sea Change”, an interactive

light-based artwork that activates the pedestrian experience within a bus exchange

transit tunnel in North Vancouver, Canada; and “Eon”, a 30 x 9-foot digital installation

commissioned for Welch Hall, the largest academic facility at The University of Texas.

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Press Contact: Jonathan Marder + Company

[email protected] 917.309.0808

Cindy Allen (EIC, Interior Design), Malene Barnett (Founder, Black Artists + Designers

Guild), and Frances Bronet (President, Pratt Institute in New York City), are among the

eighteen jurors, all leaders in the design and art worlds, who have spent weeks

reviewing and scoring all entries. These jurors will agree on one winner in each

category to create the 2021 CODAawards winners circle (plus the two People’s Choice

CODAawardees that the general public will select).

“When artists, designers, industry resources, and clients work together, places are

transformed into spectacular spaces. CODAworx is the hub of the commissioned art

economy. Our CODAawards is a way to celebrate these works. The 12-day People’s

Choice voting sprint (June 18 - 30) becomes quite heated and the heavy traffic

occasionally brings the website down! It is an exciting race to the finish line - the art

world’s equivalent of the Tour de France!” states avid biker and CODAworx CEO Toni


About CODAworx

CODAworx, the hub of the commissioned art economy, is the place where architects,

real estate developers, and public art agencies creative go to discover and hire talent

for large-scale commission projects. They accomplish this by searching the vast

treasure trove of over 8,000 projects that CODAworx members have published on the

website. It is here that one can find and connect with artists who create amazing

sculptures and wall work, as well as atrium and kinetic artwork, light and digital media,

and structural designs such as bridges and buildings. The CODAawards are the

industry’s prestigious awards program that celebrates the projects that most

successfully integrate commissioned art into interior, architectural, or public spaces.

CODAworx produces this nine-year-old recognition program, along with their National

Media Partner Interior Design magazine, to honor the designers, architects and artists

whose collective imaginations create the public and private spaces that inspire us every