Public Art Network Council Members

Photo of Christian Guerra
Public Art Supervisor, City of Santa Monica | Cultural Affairs
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Director, Arts@MSP
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Art in Public Places Program Manager, City of Austin
Public Art Network Chair; Deputy Director, Metropolitan Transportation Authority Arts & Design
Americans for the Arts Board Ex-Officio; Director of Public Programs, National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institute
Public Art Program Manager, Denver Arts & Venues
Manager of Public Art, Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County
Public Art Curator, Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy
Director, Jackson Hole Public Art
Deputy Director of Collections, Los Angeles County Arts Commission
Director, Culture Program, Joyce Foundation
Artist/Professor of Art, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Director of Public Art, Arts Council of Indianapolis
Public Art and Creative Neighborhoods Administrator, City of Boulder Office of Arts and Culture Public Art Program
Director of Public Art Program, Seattle Office of Arts and Culture

The Public Art Network Advisory Council, made of elected leaders from the Public Art Network, provides recommendations and insight to Americans for the Arts for the development and execution of public art services and resources. Advisory Council members bring a level of expertise to the table that enables them to be a resource for Americans for the Arts members and the public art field as a whole. The Council’s insight helps Americans for the Arts provide resources, engagement opportunities, and tools to advance public art programs and projects across the country.

The role of the members of the PAN Advisory Council is to advise Americans for the Arts staff on programming and services, as defined by Americans for the Arts staff, in order to build a deeper connection to Americans for the Arts membership and the field as a whole. Specifically, PAN Advisory Council members will:

  • Participate in ongoing Americans for the Arts directed programming, including selecting the PAN Leadership Award recipient, review nominations for new PAN Advisory Council members, and provide recommendations for PAN Year in Review jurors, and attend the Public Art Preconference;
  • Advise on annual Americans for the Arts public art programming, including suggestions for ideas and topics for webinars, session topics and speakers for the Main Convention and Public Art Preconference, themes and writers for blog salons, and other programming as it is developed;
  • Participate in Americans for the Arts communication through engagement projects, such as responding to inquiries on the PAN Listserv, writing and responding to ARTSblog posts, and other opportunities as they arise;
  • Provide suggestions for research projects, such as field surveys, programming evaluations;
  • Remain current on trends, challenges and best practices in the public art field;
  • Serve on committees for ongoing and special projects; and
  • Provide ideas on other programming opportunities as they are developed.