City of Durham Public Art Program1

Regular Meetings

  • 8:30 a.m.
  • 3rd Wednesday of the month
  • General Services
    2011 Fay Street
    Durham, NC 27704

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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  • Katie Siez, Chair
  • Johanna Rose Burwell
  • Marcella Camara
  • Mya Castillo-Marte
  • Margaret DeMott
  • Caroline Dwyer
  • Valerie Gillispie
  • Kyesha Jennings

  • Caitlin Margaret Kelly
  • Chris Ogden
  • Charlene Reiss
  • Laura Ritchie​
  • Wade H. Williams
  • Chantal Winston
  • Simon Betsalel (student rep)
  • Erin McDermott (student rep)

About the Committee

The Public Art Committee advises the Cultural Advisory Board and acts on behalf of the board on matters relating to public art. The committee functions are to:
  1. Assist the City’s General Services Department and to advise the city regarding the implementation of the Public Art Policy approved by the City Council on November 21, 2011
  2. Review proposals for public art projects brought to it by the city administration and make recommendations to the Cultural Advisory Board with regard to project approvals

Member Expectations 

Members serve without compensation and must reside or work within the City of Durham and actively contribute to the cultural and economic sectors. Committee members may be called upon to:
  • Attend a new-member orientation and learn about Durham's public art history;
  • Attend a monthly, 1.5 hour meeting, missing no more than 3 meetings per year;
  • Serve additional supporting roles, such as on project-focused task forces, community engagement sessions, and/or Artist Selection Panels
  • Research and communicate public art best practices;
  • Communicate with public stakeholders to support public art and its funding
  • Strategize about new public art projects that fit our strategic goals;
  • Support ancillary programming around public art installations;
  • Promote major public art achievements/events, including through social media;
  • Recruit new committee members and partners;
  • Promote major public art achievements/events;
  • Learn, laugh and grow with us as we support Durham's Public Art Program!

Vacancies & Applications

Up to 13 appointed members (including up to three students from high school and schools of higher learning). Members serve three year terms, and may be reappointed for a second term. After two consecutive full terms, members must step down for a period of at least two years before being considered for re-appointment.

 For information about the committee and the application process, call or email Stacey Poston at 919-560-4197 x21254.