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Monday, June 25, 2012

Open Percent for Art Project

The UNT Kristin Farmer Autism Center has $15,000 available for the purchase and installation of existing artworks for the walls of the Center's reception room.  Preference will be given to artists who have Autism Spectrum Disorders, including Autism and Asperger's Disorder, or who have strong ties to autism. The Center seeks to create a warm, comforting environment for parents and family members, who visit to complete paperwork, attend therapy sessions, and/or participate in training or other events.  Because the Center's mission includes positively impacting the lives of individuals with autism, artworks that suggest themes of care, hope, optimism, joy and/or related emotions will be given preference.

Artworks will be selected from the UNT Artist Registry during late July 2012. The deadline for creating a profile on the registry to be eligible for this project is July 13, 2012.* A description of the project with specifics about the location is available for download by visiting the UNT College of Visual Arts and Design website. (Scroll to the bottom of the home page and click on the green bar titled "UNT Art in Public Places"; the project is listed under Current Projects.)

Questions: contact Tracee.Robertson@unt.edu

*An artist may create and/or update a free profile on the UNT Artist Registry at any time. Each UNT Percent for Art project has an opening date, when the project is posted, and a closing date, when all profiles on the registry are reviewed for eligibility relative to that project. In the artist profile section titled "Artistic Background", there is an open field in which artists may express interest in a specific project.