Appointed by Secretary of Commerce with Governor's approval: Randall M. Griffin; Kathy O'Dell, Ph.D., 2018; Liling T. Tien, 2019; Molline C. Jackson, 2020; Rodney A. Tissue, 2020; Leslie Kahn, 2021.
Ex officio: Anne S. Klase, designee of Comptroller of Maryland; Elaine Rice Bachmann, designee of State Archivist; Nancy N. Kurtz, designee of Director, Maryland Historical Trust; Kenneth W. Skrzesz, Executive Director, Maryland State Arts Council.
Contact: Liesel W. Fenner
c/o Maryland State Arts Council
175 West Ostend St., Suite E, Baltimore, MD 21320
Authorized in 2005, the Maryland Commission on Public Art was appointed in 2007 (Chapter 393, Acts of 2005). In March 2008, the Commission had its inaugural meeting.
The Commission administers the Maryland Public Art Fund, which was established to commission works of art for installation at public facilities statewide. To ensure that new public facilities constructed by State agencies include the installation of artwork, the Commission is charged also to work with the Department of General Services, the Department of Transportation, and the University System of Maryland. Any artwork obtained through the Fund is to be the responsibility of the Maryland Historical Trust (Code Economic Development Article, secs. 4-601 through 4-608).
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