Through a competitive open call process, a selection committee of the Montana Arts Council selected the original oil painting Whispered Assignment by Tracy Lynn Pristas for installation through the Percent-for Art Program of the State of Montana. Multiple interior and exterior sites where identified by the selection committee. All recognized locations were where the public had easy access for viewing the artwork. The renovated Gaines Hall Building on the MSU-Bozeman campus houses science and modern language classrooms, labs, study rooms, a large lecture hall, staff offices, a student center, and conference rooms along with several outdoor patio spaces.
The selection committee was looking for creative and finely-executed artwork made of durable materials guaranteeing the longevity of their investment. Artwork that would assure the public safety and would fit installation standards. Art pieces that would complement the predominate color palette of sage green, dusty blue and gold tones and blend with the modern feel of the architecture with its seen but camouflaged heating, and plumbing. Even the title of this original oil Whispered Assignment, made it the perfect fit for this student study rooms.
There was an extremely close working relationship with the director of the Montana Arts Council, the MSU selection committee and the artist Tracy Lynn Pristas. Completing the acceptance and release forms, contractual agreement, providing a painting maintenance document and applying for a state of Montana independent contractor exemption certificate. Plus securely crating and shipping the artwork.
Each Tracy Lynn Pristas painting is infused with Reiki healing energies, the positive vibration from her hands is directly transmitted into each artwork. The viewer feels the uplifting energies from the piece.
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