Public Art Commission

Meetings

Typically meetings occur at 4:30 p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of Every Month.  In 2023, In person meetings will be scheduled once per quarter at the Municipal Annex Conference Room C (140 W Patrick Street) the months of April, July, October, and January.  All other months will be scheduled as virtual meetings via MS Teams. 


Next Meeting -  NO meeting in January 2024 -- Tuesday, 2024| 4:30PM  

Meeting Format/Location: 

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

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

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

Here is the link to view meeting recordings:  www.cityoffrederickmd.gov/publicmeetings .  Go to the bottom of the page under Other Boards and Commissions.

Members

The PAC consists of a minimum of five (5) and a maximum 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. 

  • Vacant, Art Educator 
  • Vacant, Member at Large  
  • Vacant, Member at Large 
  • Vacant, Member at Large 
  • Vacant, Member at Large 
  • Kennedi Wilson
    Term: July 8, 2022 to July 7, 2025
  • Emily Wise VanderWoude, Art Advocate/Promoter
    Term: March 18, 2022 to March 17, 2025
  • Laura Staruk                                                                                                     Term:  December 18, 2020 to December 17, 2023
  • Duane Doxzen, Art Administrator                                                            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 .   In addition,  please email a letter of interest and resume to sstamper@cityoffrederickmd.gov .   There are currently multiple vacancies.