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PETALUMA PUBLIC ART
Mission Statement and Goals
The City of Petaluma’s public art program is committed to enhancing the appearance and cultural richness of the City by incorporating works of art into public places and fostering art within public view or access in private developments. The public art program encourages the use of art to celebrate the City’s rich history, its significant environmental assets and the diversity of its community as well as to salute creativity, innovation and artistic excellence.
The chief goals which assist the Petaluma Public Art Committee and City Staff in implementing the public art program are:
- Promote the display of public artwork through projects;
- Develop a public art program that addresses and reflects the values, cultures and aspirations of the community;
- Create a public art program that supports and advances the urban design and community goals of the City;
- Develop community support for and encourage community participation in the public art program; and
- Integrate the public art program into City ordinances, policies, plans and procedures to ensure the long-term viability of the public art program and the public art purchased under the program.
Petaluma Public Art Committee
The Petaluma Public Art Committee (PPAC) reviews and approves public art applications and related materials for any public art project on public property or as part of a public construction project as defined in Chapter 18 of the Implementing Zoning Ordinance, and provides general oversight of the public art program, its projects, and sites.
The PPAC consists of seven members, each serving four-year, staggered terms:
|PPAC Member Name||
|Caroline Hall, Chair||7/1/2013 - 6/30/2017|
|Annee Booker Knight, Vice Chair||7/1/2013 - 6/30/2017|
|Margaret Geiss-Mooney||2/23/2015 -6/30/2016|
|Alison Marks||7/1/13 – 6/30/17|
|Beverly Schor (Recreation, Music, and Parks Commission Representative)||2015 - 2016|
|Christopher Smith||7/1/2016 - 6/30/2020|
7/1/2016 - 6/30/2020
The Committee typically meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:00p.m. at the Petaluma Arts Center, located at 210 Lakeville Street.
Public Art and Artist Resources
- Public Art Ordinance No. 2202 N.C.S.
- Implementing Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 18 – Public Art
- Public Art Master Plan
- Petaluma Public Art Locations Map
- Public Art Information Packet
- American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) Find A Conservator
- California Artists Rights (Art Preservation Act, Civil Code Section 980 through 987)
- USA Artists Rights (Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990, 17 USC 106A) (Page 17)
Public Art Opportunities
- Local Public Artist Registry
- Water Street Public Art RFQ Update: Six finalists have been invited for an interview with the Selection Panel to present their qualifications (date TBD). The short listed artists/artist teams are: Brian Goggin, David Best, Ilana Spector & Mark Grieve, Ilan Averbuch, Barbara Grygutis, and Harries-Heder.
- “Public Art project along Petaluma River down to two finalists,” Petaluma 360, February 4, 2016.
- “Rethink Petaluma River public art project,” Petaluma 360, January 21, 2016.
- “4 proposals for public art along Petaluma River,” Petaluma 360, January 13, 2016.
- “Petaluma dealership’s ‘public’ art ruled private,” The Press Democrat, July 16, 2015.
- “Planning for more public art: Proposals sought for Water Street exhibit,” Petaluma 360, January 9, 2015.
Contact Information11 English St.
Petaluma, CA 94952
Hours: 8am - 4pm
Monday through Thursday – Closed every Friday
Hours: 8am - 5pm
Mondays through Thursdays, Closed Fridays