Public Art Commission


During COVID-19, the Commission’s meeting schedule and format may be amended.

Next Meeting - Tuesday, September 8, 2020 | 4:30PM

To listen to the meeting and/or provide comment, using the following call-in information:

  • Phone: +1 929-229-5669
    Conference ID: 747 792 320#

Meeting typically occur at 4:30 p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of Every Month

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

Most Recent Agenda | View All Agendas

Most Recent Minutes | View All Minutes


The PAC consists of mayor-appointed citizens who are artists and arts professionals who, together, can provide information and advice to help public arts projects succeed.   Members are appointed for three year terms.  Members must live or work in the City. 

  • Alison Cain, Chair
    Term: November 8, 2019 to November 7, 2022
  • Tracey Daniel
    Term: August 21, 2020 to August 20, 2023
  • Kathryn Kuranda
    Term: January 18, 2019 to January 17, 2022
  • Wendell Poindexter
    Term: November 8, 2019 to November 7, 2022
  • Donna Rosano
    Term: January 18, 2019 to January 17, 2022
  • Bob Smith, Deputy Director
    Term: January 22, 2016 to January 21, 2019
  • Louis Dewey Stewart
    Term: February 2, 2018 to February 1, 2021
  • Emily Wise VanderWoude
    Term: January 18, 2019 to January 17, 2022
  • Three Vacancies for 3 yr terms.  Send cover letter and resume to by close of business October 16, 2020.  
  • Alderwoman Donna Kuzemchak, Liaison


The Public Art Commission is charged with providing advice and recommendations concerning the acquisition of art by the city and the display of public art on property owned or controlled by the city or located within the historic preservation overlay district. 


Whether a public art project is funded by the City or by a private source, it is vital to have a resource to assist with

  • Budgeting
  • Conservation plans
  • Design
  • Durability
  • Funding sources
  • Materials
  • Process
  • Etc.

This is why the City has a Public Arts Commission. The PAC is bound by a resolution of the Mayor and Board of Alderman, under which it was formed in 2011.

All PAC meetings are open to the public and anyone is welcome to attend. All minutes of our meetings are posted on the City's website - including any public comments.

Assisting Art-Friendly Community

Frederick is a very art-friendly community with many organizations actively promoting the arts and participating in a variety of public art projects. The PAC has assisted in bringing many ideas to fruition for projects brought forth by

  • Arts organizations
  • A church
  • Civic organizations
  • Individual artists
  • Nonprofit organizations 
  • Social service organizations

There is a proposal form available that outlines the process – which is open to all.

Apply to Install Public Art Work

Please download the application to install public art work (PDF).

Public Information Contact

Sarah Stamper
Phone: 301-600-1173
Email Sarah Stamper

Join the Commission

If you are interested in an appointment to a citizen board or commission, please complete the Commission Vacancy Application.

Complete the application online or download the application (PDF).  There are currently three vacancies on the Commission.  If interested, send cover letter and resume to by close of business on October 16, 2020.