FREE KIIC Arts Business Workshop: Learn about Public Art - Albuquerque

Keshet Center for the Arts

4121 Cutler Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
United States

KIIC hosts a “Learn about Public Art” Workshop

On Thursday, August 3rd, 11:00am - 12:30pm; Keshet Ideas and Innovation Community (KIIC) will host the City of Albuquerque Public Art Urban Enhancement Division and the Bernalillo County Public Art Program for a discussion about public art in the Albuquerque area and beyond, at Keshet Center for the Arts, 4121 Cutler Ave NE, ABQ. This KIIC Arts Business Workshop is offered FREE to all. Register at or

This workshop will consist of a joint presentation from the two organizations about public art in general, their public art programs and collections, how public artists work, how to get involved in the field of public art, what qualifies as public art, where the funding for public art comes from, the difference between an RFQ and an RFP (and how to respond to each), and what public art selection committees look for when reviewing proposals.

A question and answer period will follow the workshop, where attendees are encouraged to ask specific questions about the public art process.

Workshop presenters include:

Sherri Brueggemann, City of Albuquerque Public Art Urban Enhancement Division Manager: Sherri holds a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of New Mexico. She was a founding member of the Americans for the Arts Public Art Network and served on the PAN Council from 2000-2002. She is also a former printmaker, special events coordinator, winery owner, and Arts Management professor, and is the Founding Director of the Intergalactic Cultural Relations Institute. Sherri has served as a board member for numerous arts, cultural, and civic non-profit organizations in the Southwest, including the New Mexico Route 66 Association and the Albuquerque Arts Alliance.

Nan Masland, Bernalillo County Public Art Program Coordinator:  Nan Masland holds a Master’s in Landscape Architecture and a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from the University of New Mexico. She is an artist, art educator, and has work in the City of Albuquerque Public Art Collection.  Nan serves on the board of directors for ALMA (Apprenticeships for Leaders in Mosaic Arts) and is member of the Creative Action Team for the Any Given Child Initiative through the Kennedy Center.

Rachel Harris-Huffman, City of Albuquerque Public Art Urban Enhancement Division Outreach and Education Coordinator: Rachel holds a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, and has undertaken additional studies in Arts Management at the University of New Mexico. In the past she worked with Harwood Art Center and UNM’s Arts Management Program, and served on the board of OFFCenter Community Arts Project. Rachel is an artist, and has work in the City of Albuquerque Public Art Collection.

About The City of Albuquerque Public Art Urban Enhancement Division  The CABQ Public Art Urban Enhancement Division was establish in 1978 by the Art in Municipal Places Ordinance which sets aside 1% of City construction funds derived from the general obligation bond program and certain revenue bonds for the purchase or commission of works of art. The CABQ Public Art Collection currently contains over 850 works of art.

Additional aspects of the Albuquerque Public Art Program include the Albuquerque Cultural Plan, an adopted city plan that advocates for arts education, for opportunities for involvement in the arts, and for sustainable funding for arts and culture initiatives; the Urban Enhancement Trust Fund, a public trust that supports a broad variety of arts, cultural projects and services, through a community application process; and a Collection Conservation Program that assures high quality care and maintenance of the works of art.

About The Bernalillo County Public Art Program  Bernalillo County's Public Art Program was established in 1992 with the adoption of the county’s Art in Public Places Ordinance, enacted in 1992 (revised 1997). The program is funded by one percent of the county's general obligation bonds passed during the general election every two years. The intent of the "Art in Bernalillo County Places" ordinance is to promote and encourage public awareness of the arts and cultural properties and to integrate art into Bernalillo County facilities and structures. The program currently has more than 350 works of art.

About Keshet - Established in 1996, Keshet’s mission is to inspire and unite community by fostering unlimited possibilities through dance, mentorship and a creative space for the arts.  In 2012, Keshet launched the Keshet Ideas and Innovation Community (KIIC) to support New Mexico arts entrepreneurs through multiple tracks of programming.  In August 2013, Keshet formally opened the Keshet Center for the Arts, located at 4121 Cutler Ave NE, home to Keshet Dance education and outreach programming and KIIC.

Thursday, 03 August, 2017


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