Art Selection and Permanent Collection

Washington State Collection

The Art in Public Places program (AIPP) facilitates the acquisition and placement of artwork in publicly accessible places throughout Washington State. Percent-for-art funds are generated by new state building construction in state agencies, community colleges, universities and public schools. Local committees representing the project sites make all final artwork selection decisions, resulting in over 4,700 works of art located throughout Washington State's public buildings.

These works are the State Art Collection, which represents 28 years of artwork acquisitions based on decisions made by the people who work or study in the places where the work is installed. This collection includes a variety of media and a broad diversity of contemporary artistic production from many of Washington State’s notable artists and other artists nationwide.

Artists working with the Art in Public Places program have been juried into the Artists Resource Bank through a competitive process held once every two years.