The Art in Public Places Program of New Mexico Arts and the Local Selection Committee (LSC) for the HJULC seek an artist or artist team to create a site-specific commission project to be situated on a large wall in the computer lab in the HJULC and possibly on an additional very long wall in a nearby area of the building. Digital and new media projects are encouraged, especially those responding to the uses of the computer lab itself, as well as its larger context within the HJULC facility, and NMSU as a whole. The LSC is interested in commissioning a work that speaks to ideas of education, innovation, diversity, and community. The LSC would like the artwork to speak to the 21st Century University – A caring community transforming lives. The artwork should be engaging, yet not distracting, as the space is used for study and school work. Artists are encouraged to explore designs inspired by technology and the collaborative nature of the HJULC facility. Although the LSC is interested in ideas utilizing technology, an element of timelessness will be essential.
Media must be durable, low maintenance, permanent, safe for both children and adults and be ADA compliant. At the selected artist’s expense the artwork may require certification by an electrical, civil and/or structural engineer licensed to practice in the State of New Mexico, and review by a professional fine art conservator.