I am overjoyed to announce that my husband classical figurative sculptor Sabin Howard and his partner architect Joe Weishaar won the WW1 Memorial Commission.
There will be more on the World War 1 Memorial Commission website. Vice Chair Edwin Fountain spoke beautifully about the team and their design and a few minutes was captured on Periscope. Watch for yourself!
I am the first to acknowledge Joe Weishaar's unusual brilliance. His design conception has an extraordinarily graceful simplicity and elegance that bespeak his genius. However, I am Sabin Howard's wife, and I am incredibly proud of him. Here's a quote from the Chicago Tribune:
Officials of the U.S. World War One Centennial Commission, which approved his team's design on an 8-1 vote, said Weishaar's decision to include on his team Sabin Howard, an experienced classical sculptor from New York City, was pivotal to the win. The commission voted after an independent jury of seven experts earlier this month unanimously picked the team's design.
The story was picked up by news organizations around the country, indeed, around the globe. Articles appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Reuters, and Curbed. The Twitterverse was alive with the news. By the way, if you're on Twitter, Follow @SabinHoward and @WW1CC The WW1 Centennial Commission!