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Utah Division of Arts & Museums Seeks Artwork for Science Center at Snow College – 5 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 Snow College Science Center, has published a call for letters of interest and qualifications from artists interested in creating public art for the new Science Center at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah.

The Art Selection Committee for the new Science Building has expressed they are hopeful the artist selected for this commission will create an installation that will integrate with the theme of a living building to the extent that it promotes active science. The building itself will serve as the edifice that promotes discovery in central Utah. It is hoped the art, in whatever form it takes, will help inspire kids of all ages to become interested in pursuing science as a life-long journey.

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, Dec. 7, 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.