Vote for The Wish!

I’m off to California tomorrow to teach a workshop at the San Francisco Center for the Book, followed by the Codex Book Fair, which begins on Sunday. I’ve just completed the first short leg of my trip – I’m at my friend and fellow paper artist Jill Power’s home in Boulder, because I didn’t want to have to get up to drive the 2-1/2 hours in the morning. 45 minutes seemed much simpler, plus I got to see Jill!

Her work is inspiring, to say the least. She works sculpturally with paper in a completely different way than I do, and she integrates her deep concern for the environment into her pieces. View and read more about it here

Essential Waters, by Jill Powers

Essential Waters, by Jill Powers

My post this week will be short and sweet, and I’d like to ask a favor of you. Remember The Wish, my community installation project at Anythink Huron Street Library in Denver? 


Well, the library is trying to get it nominated as BEST NEW PUBLIC ART in Denver’s free alternative weekly newspaper, Westword. Wouldn’t it be cool if it won? More people would visit this amazing, forward-thinking library and The Wish!  

So, I’m asking you to nominate The Wish, and here’s what you need to do:

Go to: and type in “The Wish by Helen Hiebert” under the “Best New Public Art” category. (Casting a vote does require you to sign in with a Voice Nation account, which you’ll be prompted to create if you don’t already have one  – it only requires an email address. Alternately, you can vote using your Facebook or Twitter accounts). Please note that you don’t need to live in Colorado to vote.

The Wish was featured in the July 2014 issue of Anythink Library’s Spark Magazine. Check out this quarterly publication – it’s lovely.

The library is also nominating the Anythink Backyard Concert Series in “Best Free Entertainment” in case you’d like to vote in that category while you’re there.

Many thanks, and I look forward to sharing my Codex experience with you next week!

Now please click here to cast your vote for The Wish!



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