Monday, August 17, 2009

What exit is your artwork?

Representing Route 35- Allen Barnett, Asbury Park NJ

As a former Jersey boy, the joke is that folk in the Garden State all ask what exit are you from? Personally I think George Carlin's observation that we "park in the drive way and drive on the Parkway" (what they call the highway in Jersey) is a lot funnier. Well now you can ask what exit is your art exhibition.

Palisades Insurance recently sponsored a competition for the state's first-ever Highway Art Gallery. The gallery consists of 13 billboards lining New Jersey's highways. The winners were selected based on votes received on a web site set up for the competition.

I can't say I like all the artwork but the idea of a roadside art gallery is a great one. For more info, check out

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