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Monday, December 20, 2010

Public Art Opportunity @ USU (Proposals due Feb 10)

For immediate release Wendi Hassan, 801.236.7548
Communications Specialist, Utah Division of Arts & Museums

Claudia Nakano, 801.859.8443
Communications Director, Utah Dept. of Community and Culture

Public Art Opportunity at Utah State University
Call for artist qualifications now being accepted

The Utah Public Art Program, in association with the Division of Facilities and Construction Management and Utah State University, announces a call for letters of interest and qualifications from artists or artist teams interested in creating art for the new College of Agricultural Science on the campus of Utah State University in Logan, Utah.

The deadline for receipt of applications or online submissions from interested artists is February 10, 2011 at 5 pm MST. Information and application instructions are available at www.utahpublicart.org. All hard copy application materials should be mailed or delivered to: Jim Glenn, Utah Public Art Program, 300 S. Rio Grande, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84101.

The community-based Art Selection Committee envisions artwork that is an important part of the inspiration and stimulus for scientific inquiry and explorative academic work at the College of Agriculture.

The Public Art Program was created by the Utah State Legislature in 1985 with the passage of the Percent-for-Art-Act and is administered by the Utah Arts Council through the Division of Arts & Museums. The 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 200 works have been placed in state facilities statewide. For more information and online applications on this and other projects visit www.utahpublicart.org or contact Jim Glenn at jglenn@utah.gov or 801-533-3585.

About the Utah Division of Arts & Museums
The Utah Division of Arts & Museums is a division of the Utah Department of Community and Culture with a goal to promote innovation in and the growth of Utah’s arts and culture community. The Division provides funding, education, and technical services to individuals and organizations statewide so that all Utahns, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or economic status, can access, understand, and receive the benefits of arts and culture. Additional information on the programs and services can be found at www.artsandmuseums.utah.gov or by calling 801.236.7555.

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