Wyoming Arts Council

Wyoming Arts Council call for artist entries

In 1951, the 51st Legislature of the state of Wyoming passed the Art in Public Buildings legislation requiring that 1% of the construction costs of new state owned buildings be utilized for the purpose of placing art work in the public setting, helping to beautify our public buildings and draw attention to the wealth of artist expertise within our region. The Wyoming Arts Council is responsible for coordination, implementation and execution of the Art in Public Buildings Program. Direct any questions about the project to Ann Larson, APB coordinator at the Wyoming Arts Council, alarso@state.wy.us or 777-5923.

The call for artist entries is for an installation at the Wyoming State Fair Grounds. A new multi-purpose show center was completed in 2005 and a Livestock Pavilion completed in 2006, adding over 130,000 sq. ft of space. The Art in Public Buildings project will focus on these new additions at an outdoor site that will be a focal point and gathering place for the new facilities.

A brochure is now available with a description of the project and initial submission requirements.
Artist application and materials to the Wyoming Arts Council for the first committee review must be postmarked by October 1, 2007. Committee will announce the finalists in November, 2007. Other deadlines follow.

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