Project Art oversees the care of more than 5,800 objects, including more than 2,200 framed posters and 3,900 works of original art.
These feature a variety of media, such as drawing, printmaking, painting, sculpture, ceramic art, fiber art, photography, and mixed media. The artwork selected seeks to soothe, stimulate, and educate the hospital audience.
The permanent collection includes five concentrations:
Work by accomplished artists who have lived in Iowa or were educated in Iowa.
Modern American Masters
Work by nationally and internationally recognized twentieth-century American artists.
Work by internationally recognized artists exemplifying current directions in the contemporary glass movement.
Work by visual artists just beginning their professional careers.
Work reflecting historic and contemporary artwork by people of various cultures. A large number of Turkish weavings included in this category incorporate intricate weaving, rich color, and complex patterns, reflecting a variety of historical techniques and traditions unique to Turkish artisans. Acquired in 1987, this collection includes prayer rugs, saddle bags, storage bags, and kilims from the early 1900s.
Submissions to the UI Hospitals & Clinics Collection
A priority of Project Art is the acquisition, installation, and maintenance of a permanent art collection, which serves as a visible expression of the commitment UI Hospitals & Clinics has made to humanize the hospital environment.
Support for this collection comes from direct gifts from patrons and artists and purchases supported by commissions from exhibition sales and hospital funds. Purchases of artwork are in accordance with the Iowa Art in State Buildings program.
Because Project Art receives numerous inquiries from artists interested in selling their artwork to the hospital, we ask that those interested in selling please send the following to email@example.com:
1-10 jpeg images of available works - (titled: 01.last_first.jpg, 02.last_first.jpg, etc.)
Corresponding image list with titles, media, dates, dimensions, and prices of available works
Current CV and/or resume
Current artist statement
Contact information and website (if applicable)
Files submitted should not exceed 10 MB total.
Please do not call about your email submission. Due to the volume of submissions received, we will only reply back if there is interest in seeing more of your work.
Keep in mind that even if we think your work would be suitable for the UI Hospitals & Clinics collection, we may not have a proper location for it at the time of submission. We will keep all submissions on file for review as new works are needed.
If you are interested in a temporary exhibition with Project Art please complete an application.
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to view your submission.