The Public Art Steering Committee was created as part of the City of Napa’s Public Art Ordinance which was adopted in April 2010. Applications are now being accepted for appointment to this new Committee.
The Committee will consist of five regular members who will be responsible for serving in an advisory capacity to the City Council and to staff regarding public art proposals funded through in-lieu contributions, among other responsibilities such as guiding development of and implementing the future Public Art Master Plan. The City is seeking visual arts professionals (professional artist in any medium, curator, art critic, art historian, arts educator, architect, or design professional with a visual arts background or fine art collector) and practicing professional artists to apply for appointment to the Committee. One of the vacancies may also be filled by an “at large” member without these specific qualifications.
Public Art Steering Committee members will serve for a term of four years, with staggered terms. The Public Art Steering Committee will meet periodically starting in the spring to review and provide input and make recommendations to the City regarding proposals for city-owned public art for sites identified in the Public Art Master Plan. The Committee may also be requested to participate in the review of requests for qualifications and proposals, and calls for artists and solicitations for public art pieces The Public Art Steering Committee will advise on public art program implementation.
For more information regarding the Committee go to www.cityofnapa.org and click on “Boards, Commissions and Committees” in the Quick Links menu, or pick up an application at the City Clerk office at City Hall, 955 School Street, Napa.