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New Public Art Projects in St. George and Salt Lake City Seeking Artists – 21 March 2016

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Public Art Program of the Division of Arts & Museums, in association with the Division of Facilities and Construction Management, has published two public art project calls for letters of interest and qualifications from artists or artist teams.

The projects are for Dixie Applied Technology College in St. George and the Utah School for the Deaf and Blind – Salt Lake City Campus. The Art Selection Committees for both projects are hopeful the artists selected for these commissions can draw inspiration from and create public art installation(s) that honor the clients, students, communities, missions, and architectures of each project.

“The projects that come out of the Public Art Program are really a point of pride for this state,” said Gay Cookson, Director of Arts & Museums. “As always, we look forward to seeing the artistic vision of artists in Utah and across the country as possibilities for these unique facilities”

The full description and how to apply for these projects is at publicart.utah.gov. Interested artists for the Dixie ATC project should apply by April 4, 2016. The deadline for the Utah School for the Deaf and Blind project is April 25, 2016. Artists may submit qualifications online at www.callforentry.org.

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 percent 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 publicart.utah.gov or contact Jim Glenn atjglenn@utah.gov or 801.245.7271 or Felicia Baca at fbaca@utah.gov or 801.245.7272.