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New Buildings in Utah Seeking Artists to Create Public Art – 16 Aug 2016

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Division of Arts & Museums has published two calls for letters of interest and qualifications from artists or artist teams interested in creating public art for The Juvenile Justice Services Building in Ogden and The Utah Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control’s facility in West Valley.

The Juvenile Justice Services Building being built in Ogden is looking for Utah and/or American artists. The public work should reflect or draw inspiration and context from the Juvenile Justice Services’ mission to help youth, families, and others in mending and building a stronger, healthier community. The deadline to apply for this project is Sept. 12, 2016.

The Utah Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control’s new facility being built in West Valley is looking for only resident Utah artists. They will create public artwork that may draw inspiration from or derive context from their customers, the community, architecture, cultures or the magnificent Utah geographies. The deadline to apply for this project isSeptember 23, 2016

The full description and how to apply for both projects is at publicart.utah.gov

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 240 works have been placed in State facilities statewide. For more information contact Jim Glenn at jglenn@utah.gov or 801.245.7271or Felicia Baca at fbaca@utah.gov or 801.245.7272.