Public Art Commission

Meetings

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

Next Meeting - Tuesday, , 2022| 4:30PM

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

  • Phone: +1 929-229-5669
    Conference ID: 

Meetings 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

Members

The PAC consists of ten (10) mayor-appointed citizens who are artists and arts professionals who, together, can provide information and advice to help public art 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
  • Vacant                                                                                                                  Unexpired Term until 8/20/2023
  • Vacant
  • Wendell Poindexter
    Term: November 8, 2019 to November 7, 2022
  • Vacant, Vice Chair
  • Vacant
    Term: TBD
  • Emily Wise VanderWoude
    Term: March 18, 2022 to March 17, 2025
  • Laura Staruk                                                                                                     Term:  December 18, 2020 to December 17, 2023
  • Duane Doxzen                                                                                                      Term:  January 8, 2021 to January 7, 2024
  • Melanie Gettier                                                                                                  Term:  May 6, 2022 to May 5, 2025
  • Alderwoman Donna Kuzemchak, Liaison

Responsibilities

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. 

Statement

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 application online or download the application (PDF).   In addition,  submit a letter of interest and current resume to sstamper@cityoffrederickmd.gov  by May 31, 2022.   There are currently multiple vacancies.