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 David Newell for additional information about this program.
Recent Projects include:
Call for Artists, CWC Health and Science Center, Riverton, Wyoming
Call for Artists, Curt Gowdy State Park Visitor Center, Wyoming
Contact: Rita Basom