Regional Public Art Networks

Local and regional public art networks are ad hoc groups of public art professionals that meet to discuss specific public art issues in their community. Meetings rotate among host agencies and serve as a networking tool between experienced public art administrators and those new to the field. Sharing of best practices advances the field locally and promotes standards of excellence for public art professionals nationally.

The following regions have organized public art networks. Please contact the representative listed to find a local public art network meeting in your area. If you have a network not listed, or if there is not a network in your region and you would like to lead one, please let us know. Send an e-mail to

  • NowPAC – Northwest: Peggy Kendellen, Public Art Program Manager, Regional Arts and Cultural Council, Portland, OR
  • Northern California Public Art Administrators Network (NorCal PAAN): Steven Huss, Cultural Arts Manager, City of Oakland, CA
  • Minnesota: Kirstin Wiegmann, Director of Education and Community Engagement, Forecast Public Art, St. Paul, MN
  • Public Art Coalition of Southern California: Jian Gorman, Program Coordinator, MetroArt, Los Angeles, CA
  • Greater Chicago-Central Midwest: Jon Pounds, Executive Director, Chicago Public Art Group, IL
  • Texas Public Art Administrators: Carrie Brown, Public Art Project Manager, City of Austin Cultural Affairs Division, TX
  • Florida Association of Public Art Administrators: Christopher Hubbard, Public Art Specialist, City of Clearwater, FL
  • Arizona: Jessica Rajko, Artist Services Coordinator, Arizona Commission on the Arts

Spinning Our Wheels, 2012 - Port of Seattle, Sea-Tac, WA

Public Art Network Award

Every year, the Public Art Network (PAN) Council selects and presents the PAN Award in recognition of innovative and creative contributions and/or exemplary commitment and leadership in the field of public art. It can be given to either an individual or an organization, either public or private. The award is presented at the annual Public Art Network Preconference. (The PAN Award is not a project award. Please refer to the PAN Year in Review below for project recognitions.)

Public Art Network Year in Review

The Americans for the Arts Public Art Network Year in Review annually recognizes outstanding public art projects that represent the most compelling work for the year from across the country. Two or more public art professionals serve as jurors to review hundreds of project applications and select 50 projects from across the country to include. The Public Art Network Year in Review is the only national program that specifically recognizes public art projects. Find out more about the PAN Year in Review, search the PAN Year in Review Database or view recognized projects that are available on CD-ROM in our Online Store.