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Utah Arts & Museums Seeking Artists to Create Artwork for the University of Utah’s Oral Health Science Building

The Division of Arts & Museums’ Public Art Program, in association with The University of Utah School of Dentistry is currently seeking artists or artist teams to create public art for the new Ray and Tye Noorda Oral Health Sciences Building on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The Art Selection Committee for this project believes site specific public art for the facility can be an important part of the inspiration and stimulus for clinical excellence, educational pursuit, research and discovery for staff, students and visitors. “Utah Arts & Museums is honored to be working in partnership with the community at the University of Utah in helping coordinate site specific art work for this important new dental health facility,” says Arts & Museums Director Lynnette Hiskey. “Involving artists in the creation of public space not only enhances the facility but deepens the experience of the place for staff, visitors and students.”

The full description and how to apply is at utahpublicart.org Interested artists must apply by 5 p.m. MST, Jan. 16, 2015. Artists may submit qualifications online at 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, over 230 works have been placed in State facilities statewide. For more information visit 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.