Regional Professional Groups By State

Arizonia

Arizona Commission on the Arts, Kristen Pierce, Organizational Services Coordinator

California

Northern California Public Art Administrators Network (NorCal PAAN), Steven Huss, NorCal PAAN Contact

Public Art Coalition of Southern California (PAC SoCal), Rebecca Ehemann, PAC SoCal Contact

Colorado

Colorado State Public Art Network, Michael Chavez, Public Art Program Manager, Denver Arts & Venues

District of Columbia

District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia (DMV) Regional Public Art Network, Liesel Fenner, DMV Contact

Florida

Florida Association of Public Art Professionals, Malinda Horton, Organziation Manager

Idaho

Northwestern Public Art Conference (NoWPAC), Deane Shellman, 2017 NoWPAC Host

Iowa

Iowa Arts Council - Iowa Public Art Network (IPAN), Matthew Harris, Administrator

Maine

New England Foundation for the Arts - Public Art ProgramSummer Confuorto (Gros Ventre/Mi'kmaq), Program Coordinator

Maryland

District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia (DMV) Regional Public Art Network, Liesel Fenner, DMV Contact

Massachusetts

New England Foundation for the Arts - Public Art ProgramSummer Confuorto (Gros Ventre/Mi'kmaq), Program Coordinator

Minnesota

Public Art Scrambler hosted by Forecast Public Art, Kirstin Wiegmann, Director of Education and Community Services Partner

Montana

Northwestern Public Art Conference (NoWPAC), Deane Shellman, 2017 NoWPAC Host

New Hampshire

New England Foundation for the Arts - Public Art ProgramSummer Confuorto (Gros Ventre/Mi'kmaq), Program Coordinator

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Arts Council - Oklahoma Public Art Network (OPAN), Heather Lunsford, Director of Art in Public Places 

Oregon

Northwestern Public Art Conference (NoWPAC), Deane Shellman, 2017 NoWPAC Host

Pennslyvania

Philadelphia Public Art Forum hosted by the Assocation for Public Art, Laura S. Griffith, Assistant Director

Rhode Island

New England Foundation for the Arts - Public Art ProgramSummer Confuorto (Gros Ventre/Mi'kmaq), Program Coordinator

Texas

Texas Public Art Administrators, Carrie Brown, Texas Public Art Administrators Contact

Viriginia

District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia (DMV) Regional Public Art Network, Liesel Fenner, DMV Contact

Vermont

New England Foundation for the Arts - Public Art ProgramSummer Confuorto (Gros Ventre/Mi'kmaq), Program Coordinator

Washington

Northwestern Public Art Conference (NoWPAC), Deane Shellman, 2017 NoWPAC Host

 

Resources for Developing a Regional Public Art Group

There are approximately 10 regional public art groups around the country and we have seen that number grow over the years. Regional groups are a great way to encourage networking of local public art professionals, artists and others interested in the field of public art. Gathering of local professionals have led to a shared understanding of best practices and addressing of regional issues such as conservation challenges and policy advocacy. As the regional groups address issues specific to their areas no two groups are alike. Each operates separately, though most are unincorporated managed by a dedicated set of volunteers. Americans for the Arts and the Public Art Network (PAN) Advisory Council see regional groups as a means to grow the field through the spread of best practices and networking among professionals. Below are a series of tools meant to support current groups and the growth of new groups. 

Webinar Series on Developing a Regional Group - Though this series focuses on emerging leaders’ groups, much of the same lessons apply to the development, financial administration and sustainability of other unincorporated groups such as public art regional networks.

2015 Regional Public Art Survey Summary - In 2015 a survey of seven established regional groups was completed to better understand how these groups functioned and the focus of their meetings.
 
Sample Agendas from established regional public art groups: