Pronghorn Center announces open call for Wyoming artists

(Gillette, Wyo.) - Gillette College is looking for local artists to apply to the "1% for Public Art" project for the Pronghorn Center. The Wyoming Arts Council is searching for installations for the student center when it opens in December, to cover both of its entrances and the lobby area. They're looking at ceiling mounted pieces or mobiles, 2D work, 3D relief sculpture, kinetic sculpture, or other wall mounted work. The chosen projects will have up to $38,250 available to cover fees, material costs, labor and installation. The Pronghorn Center will house athletics, specialized nursing programs, student government, and veteran’s services, as well as flex-use classroom space, conference rooms, and a fitness center for faculty, staff, and students. It will be utilized by not only the college, but by the Gillette community and the state. The review committee is seeking work that is reflective of both the college and of the community and region as a whole. Artists must apply through CaFE . Proposals will be reviewed and final selections will be made by a committee appointed by the Wyoming Arts Council and the Northern Wyoming Community College District. The committee will include members of the Gillette College faculty, community members, artists, the architect, and commissioners from Campbell County and the State Parks and Cultural Resources Commission. This call is only open to Wyoming artists. The deadline to apply is April 18. For more information, please contact Rachel Clifton at the Wyoming Arts Council at or 307-777-5305. Feature photo: An artist's rendering of the finished Pronghorn Center //