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“We Regret to Inform You…” sculpture named People’s Choice 2013

Staff Writer
Austin 360

Bethany Cobb sculpture “We Regret to Inform You…” has been selected as the 2013 People’s Choice selection and added to the permanent collection of art at Austin City Hall, officials announced Tuesday.

Cobb crafted a dress using rejection letters from job applications and art exhibitions to which she had applied, printing the letters on fabric then using a dress pattern from 1954 to fashion shirtwaist dress.

Cobb is currently an adjunct assistant professor in the fine arts department of Austin Community College as well as a freelance commercial artist.

Each year the public is invited to vote for a favorite artwork from the annual year-long City Hall People’s Gallery display of work from regional artists. The People’s Choice winner is then added to city’s permanent collection.

“We Regret to Inform You” is currently displayed on the third floor of city hall.

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