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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Call for Entries: Public Art @ Utah State University (Deadline: July 21)

For immediate release
May 10, 2011

Public Art Opportunity at Utah State University
Artist qualifications now being accepted

The Utah Public Art Program, in association with the Division of Facilities and Construction Management and the Utah State University Innovation Campus is announcing a call for letters of interest and qualifications from artists or artist teams interested in creating art for the exterior of the newly completed USTAR Innovation Campus facility in North Logan, Utah.

The deadline for receipt of material from interested artists is 5 p.m. MST, July 21, 2011. All materials should be mailed or delivered to: Jim Glenn, Attn: USU Project, Utah Public Art Program, 300 S. Rio Grande, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84101.

The Art Selection Committee for the project has stated: "The committee believes the art created should be an important part of the inspiration and stimulus for the scientific innovation of the biomedical research planned for this interdisciplinary facility of research." The selected artist(s) will be asked to create artwork derived from the essence of the architecture, community, programs and research housed in this new facility.

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 200 works have been placed in facilities statewide. For more information 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 about programs and services can be found at www.artsandmuseums.utah.gov or by calling 801.236.7555.

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