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Utah Division of Arts & Museums Seeks Artwork for Developmental Center in Alpine – 6 Nov 2015

SALT LAKE CITY— The Public Art Program of the Utah Division of Arts and Museums, in association with the Division of Facilities and Construction Management and the Utah Department of Human Services Developmental Center, has published a call for letters of interest and qualifications from artists interested in creating public art for the new Developmental Center in Alpine, Utah.

“The Art Selection Committee is hopeful the artist selected for this commission will create an installation that will reflect and honor the Center’s clients and their goal for each client to achieve levels of independence, with behavioral and medical stability and the ability to return back to a community residential setting,” said Utah Public Art Manager Jim Glenn.

The full description and how to apply is at publicart.utah.gov. The deadline for receipt of material from interested artists is 5 p.m. MST, Nov. 30, 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 220 works have been placed in State facilities statewide. For more information visit publicart.utah.gov or contact Jim Glenn at jglenn@utah.gov or 801-245-7271 or Felicia Baca at fbaca@utah.gov or 801-245-7272.