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Public Art Call for USU Eastern Campus in Price – 9 Oct 2014

The Utah Public Art Program of the Utah Division of Arts and Museums, in association with the Division of Facilities and Construction Management and Utah State University Eastern, has published a call for letters of interest and qualifications from artists or artist teams interested in creating public art for the new Central Instruction Building on the Utah State University Eastern Campus in Price, Utah.

The design of the new Central Instruction Building, by Method Studio Architecture, makes symbolic reference to the natural setting, to the cultural and economic history of the region, and to the continuing commitment of the college to serve the people in the region. The Art Selection Committee is looking for site-specific artwork that will harmonize with and reinforce these key symbolic messages.

The full description and details of how to apply are at www.utahpublicart.org. The deadline for receipt of material from interested artists is 5 p.m. MST, November 14, 2014. 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% 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, more than 200 works have been placed in state facilities statewide. For more information, visit www.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.