JH Public Art and The Trust for Public Land announce call for artists for Astoria

JACKSON, Wyo. — JH Public Art has been enlisted by The Trust for Public Land and Astoria Park Conservancy to facilitate an artist call for a custom art installation at the revitalized Astoria Hot Springs and Park, which is slated to open in mid-2020.

Astoria, located on the bank of the wild and scenic Snake River just south of Jackson, Wyoming, was once a popular recreation area, before it closed to the public in 1999. The Trust for Public Land and Astoria Park Conservancy have worked with the community, to protect and reopen the hot springs as a part of a 100-acre public park. Over 2,000 residents participated in the community design process, which included multiple events coordinated by Jackson Hole Public Art. The hot springs construction is slated to be completed this summer, and development of the future park is in planning.

As part of the signage welcoming visitors to Astoria, this collaborative artwork will depict a variety of creatures, plants, and natural features found in this impressive landscape. The artist should be prepared to review the community engagement report and ecology studies of the land; consult with Trust for Public Land and Astoria Park Conservancy staff, and conduct research to inform and ground the artwork on the site.

Artists living in Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana are invited to apply. The submission deadline is April 3, 2020 and the finalist, determined by a selection committee, will be announced later in April. Full application and selection process details can be found on www.callforentry.org.

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