Congratulations to the following artists for being selected to create site-specific artworks for St. John Health’s Sage Living complex. The review committee considered over 120 regional artist submissions and will commission seven final artists: Yulia Avgustinovich, Wendell Field, Katy Ann Fox, Bland Hoke, Lisa Flowers Ross, Ben Roth, and Kathryn Mapes Turner.
St. John’s Health Foundation has selected these artists to create custom, site-specific artwork for Sage Living, a new residential senior care facility located in Jackson, Wyoming. The artwork will contribute to a stimulating and imaginative atmosphere, bolstering creative engagement between residents, staff, and visitors. Artists are tasked with creating memorable first impressions that not only support wayfinding by contributing to the identity of each wing, but also provide residents with a sense of belonging and familiarity.
Five of the seven artists selected are local to Jackson Hole; Wendell Field, Katy Fox, Bland Hoke, Ben Roth, and Kathryn Turner are Teton County resident artists, Yulia Avgustinovich is a Denver-based muralist and Lisa Flowers Ross is a textile artist from Boise, Idaho. Their work ranges from large-scale 3-dimensional sculptures, to intimate paintings of familiar houses and birds, to suit a variety of public spaces in the new facility. Construction of Sage Living is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2021, giving the commissioned artists over a year to finalize their designs and fabricate the original artworks.
“The talent of our local and regional artists is truly incredible. We were amazed to receive over 120 submissions from professional artists who care deeply about making a positive impact for the seniors who will call Sage Living home. Deciding on the finalists was both a difficult and thoughtful process. We are excited about the artworks chosen for some of the most prominent spaces in our new long-term care community. These will be enjoyed by residents and their families, staff, and visitors” said St. John’s Health Foundation President John Goettler.
Together, JH Public Art and the St. John’s Health Foundation assembled a volunteer art review committee to ensure that the highest aesthetic standards are expressed in the Hospital’s art collection. Many thanks to St. Johns Health Foundation and to the review committee for their dedication to this process.
ABOUT ST. JOHN’S HEALTH FOUNDATION
Founded in 1999 by a group of long-time Jackson community members to increase awareness and financial support for St. John’s Health, the Foundation focuses on educating the public and cultivating private philanthropy in support of St. John’s Health. The Foundation helps SJH meet the unique challenges of serving—with excellence and proficiency—a full-time regional population of more than 40,000 that grows to an estimated 100,000 during peak tourist periods. Today, they continue to fund staff education, community health and wellness programs, innovation and technology, capital facilities and equipment— while looking for creative and meaningful ways to support advances in clinical excellence at St. John’s Health.