Olay and ArtWorks Announce, “Light as Air” Public Art Competition Winners


ArtWorks and Olay announce the “Light as Air” themed public art contest winners today. The contest was open to female artists throughout Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky, and asked for public art inspired by the new Olay Whips moisturizer.

The winners are:

  • Cassidy Foleyis from Cincinnati, Ohio. She believes that stories, especially in art, have the power to save people, especially women. Foley is designing a mini mural for her Light as Air inspired piece.
  • Nora Salazaris from Wyoming, Ohio. She plays with perspective, proportion and bold color in her art. Her featured piece will be a mini mural.
  • Jess Summersis from Cincinnati, is a surreal fantasy photographer. Summers makes the impossible possible in her work. Her work will be shown as a mini mural.
  • Shannon Timurais from Strongsville, Ohio outside Cleveland. Her work focuses on poseable art dolls and animal sculptures. Timura’s Light as Air piece will be a sculpture.
  • Jessica Wolf, is from Cincinnati, Ohio. Wolf’s style combines her favorite medium – paper - with ambient or integrated light. Her Light as Air piece will be a sculpture.

In all, ArtWorks and Olay selected two sculptural works and three mini murals. The winning pieces will be installed in Over-the-Rhine as well as the Central Business District of Cincinnati. The pieces will also be featured on Olay.com and in national advertising.

Final designs and award prizes will be announced on Wednesday, June 13. The art will be installed by June 8 and will be on display through August.

About Olay:Olay is a worldwide leader in skin care and has been trusted by women for over 60 years. Olay continues to hold to the philosophy it was founded on: to maintain a deep understanding of women’s changing needs and to combine products that fit their needs with the latest advances in skin care technology. The end result—superior product performance women have come to expect from Olay. It brings healthy, beautiful skin to more than 80 million women on five continents.

About ArtWorks:Since 1996, ArtWorks’ has been transforming people and places through investments in creativity. ArtWorks has hired over 3,300 youth and 2,900 professional artists who have completed over 12,000 public and private art projects. ArtWorks has also trained over 570 creative entrepreneurs contributing to Cincinnati’s economic growth. We work to enrich the region’s social, economic, and cultural vibrancy and to create a lasting legacy to Cincinnati’s talent. Creativity is our currency. To learn more or to support ArtWorks, visit ArtWorksCincinnati.org.