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Art Selection Committee Seeking Public Art for new USU Campus in Brigham City – 6 April 2015

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Public Art Program of the Division of Arts and Museums, in association with the Division of Facilities and Construction Management and Utah State University Brigham City, has published a call for letters of interest and qualifications from artists or artist teams interested in creating public art for the inaugural building of the new USU Brigham City campus.

The deadline for receipt of material from interested artists is May 22, 2015, 5 p.m. MST. Artists may submit qualifications online at www.callforentry.org. The Art Selection Committee hopes to commission a public art installation(s) that shares a reverence and desire to honor the natural environment and human history of this part of Northern Utah.

“Our Public Art Program is one of our division’s most visible outreach programs, with artwork by world-renowned artists and designers installed in public buildings across the entire state” says Arts & Museums Director Lynnette Hiskey. “It’s always a thrill to see these projects come together.”

The Public Art Program was created by the Utah State Legislature in 1985 with the passage of the Percent-for-Art-Act. This statute allows for 1 % of construction costs for new or remodeled State facilities to be added to the project for the commissioning or acquisition of art that is site specific to the facility and community. To date, over 220 works have been placed in State facilities statewide. For more information visit the public art page found under programs at utahpublicart.org or contact Jim Glenn at jglenn@utah.gov or 801.245.7271, or Felicia Baca at fbaca@utah.gov or 801-245-7272.