Arts Council

Art in Public Buildings

In 1991, the 51st Legislature of the State of Wyoming passed the Art in Public Buildings legislation. One percent of construction costs of new state-owned buildings is to be utilized for the purpose of placing artwork in the public setting, helping to beautify our public buildings and draw attention to the wealth of artist experience within our region. The artist or artwork for each project is selected by a committee specifically selected for that project.  Committee membership includes:  representatives from the community in which the building is located; representatives from the user agency, artists or other representatives from the art community, the architect for the building, and a representative from the State’s Construction and Management Office.  Staff from the Wyoming State Museum and Wyoming Arts Council coordinate and lead the committee meetings, but do not vote on the selection of artists or artwork. Contact Rita Basom or Camellia El-Antably for additional information about this program.

Recent Projects include:

  • Wyoming State Hospital – 2-D Collection – Evanston
  • Wyoming Boy’s School – Painted Steel Sculpture – Lander
  • Wyoming Honor Farm – Bronze Sculpture – Riverton
  • Wyoming State Fairgrounds – Bronze Sculptures (2) – Douglas
  • Wyoming Medium Correctional Facility – Glass Sculpture – Torrington
  • Northeast Wyoming Welcome Center – Bronze Sculptures (2) – I-90 near Beulah
  • Southeast Wyoming Welcome Center – Steel Sculpture – I-25 South of Cheyenne
  • Joint Forces Military Readiness Facility – 2-D & 3-D collection – Cheyenne
  • Game and Fish Department – Bronze Sculpture – Cheyenne (see video below)
  • Curt Gowdy State Park Visitor Center – Hwy 210 between Cheyenne and Laramie
  • Central Wyoming College – Riverton – LifeTiles Mural – in the Heath and Sciences Building Lobby
  • Sheridan College – Sheridan - mural by Neltje – installed fall 2014 in the Edward A. Whitney Building
  • Northwest College – Powell – national call for entries application coming soon; proposals due August 1, 2014

View a KGWN Channel 5 video of the June 24, 2013, installation of a new bronze sculpture by Guadalupe Barajas at Games & Fish Headquarters in Cheyenne: KGWN –Cheyenne, WY– Scottsbluff, NE News,Weather, Sports

Contact: Camellia El-Antably

Additional Information

Northwest College Yellowstone Building Art in Public Buildings Call

This is a companion page with more information for those interested in applying for the Northwest College Art in Public Buildings project. For full details about the project, please go to CaFÉ and search for Northwest College Art in Public Buildings Project.

For artists interested in applying please find below additional plans and views of the site.

These are a larger version of the plans included on CaFÉNWC plans

Site Plan with Dimensions

Plaza Planting plan with dimensions



Floor plans include reference points to understand the following views. Look for circles that say 3D View and include a triangle with a number inside it to understand the views in relationship to the plans.

3D View 1:

3D VIEW - 1

3D View 2:

3D VIEW - 2

3D View 3:

3D VIEW - 3

3D View 4:

3D VIEW - 4

3D View 5:

3D VIEW - 5

3D View 6:

3D VIEW - 6

Some additional views of the plaza:

NWC presentation - Art selection committee - plaza A

NWC presentation - Art selection committee - plaza B


from above:

NWC presentation - Art selection committee - plaza C