Art in Public Places (AIPP) Advisory Board (Revised 2/2019) 

Name:  Appointed by:  Term Limit:
Vacant Council - David Singer  
Dana Pezoldt (Acting Secretary) Council - Marsha Matson 3/4/2023
Donna Underwood Director - Maria Pineda 3/4/2023
Jacquelyn Prussing (Secretary)  Manager - Edward Silva 7/03/2021
Jaime Wasser Mayor - Karyn Cunnigham 3/04/2023
Mary Elizabeth Maggio  Council - John DuBois 5/01/2021
Vacant Council - Patrick Fiore   
Staff Liaison: Maria Pineda (Community & Economic Dev. Director) 

Intent and Purpose:
Pursuant to Division 30-160 of the Village Code of Ordinances, The purpose of the Village of Palmetto Bay Art in Public Places (AIPP) Program is to promote the general welfare by encouraging pride in the community, increasing property values, enhancing the quality of life through artistic opportunities, uniting the community through shared cultural experiences, and creating a cultural legacy for future generations through the collection and exhibition of high-quality art pieces that reflect diverse styles, chronicling history through the collection of artifacts, documents and memorabilia that will acknowledge the past and create programs and activities that will further these goals.

Administration of the Program:
The Village’s art in public places program shall be administered by the planning and zoning department of the Village.

Membership/Term (Sec. 30-160.4):

The Village Council shall appoint members to the public art board, which board shall consist of seven (7) members.

Each Councilmember, the Manager, and the Planning and Zoning Director shall each nominate a member, and the Village Council shall vote on the selection of each member. The required quorum shall consist of three (3) members.

The board members shall serve for four (4) years, under staggered terms, serving without compensation. Each board member must be knowledgeable in one of the identified fields of: fine art, be employed by any art dealer, art gallery, artists’ representative, museum, or other entity which derives income from the sale or display of artwork, be a professional in the field of art, architecture art history, architectural history, urban planning, landscape architecture, interior design, graphic or product design, or possess a minimum of a bachelor's degree in said field from an accredited university, or be involved in an art program within the community. To ensure a balanced and diverse board it is recommended, but not required, that two of the board members be from the following professions: architect (landscape architect, architect, architectural historian, or urban planner), a skilled professional in the field of fine art (fine art history, art dealer, art gallery, artists' representative, museum curator, etc.), an interior designer, or a professor of art or art history.

Meetings: If any member fails to attend two of three successive meetings without cause and without prior approval of the chairman, the committee shall declare the member's office vacant, and the Village Council shall promptly fill that vacancy.

Conflict of Interest: If any member of the public art committee shall find that his private or personal interests are involved in the matter coming before the committee, he shall disqualify himself from all participation in that matter. No member of the public art committee shall have his or her work of art considered or approved by the public art committee during their term of service on the committee or for one-year thereafter.

Duties: The board shall review and propose artwork items to be acquired under the village's art in public places program. The board shall issue a recommendation to the village council for all artwork program acquisitions in accordance with this division. The board shall oversee the public education, and curatorial aspects of the program. The planning and zoning director, or his/her designee shall be the liaison to the board, shall prepare a budget for staff and other expenditures necessary to operate the program and shall deliver an annual report to the village council. The board shall screen submissions and will recommend to the village council for final authorization for each acquisition not more than three possible selections, which may be existing works of art or new commissions.

Benefits of Public Art

Beyond its enriching personal benefits, public art is a true symbol of the Village of Palmetto Bay's maturity. It increases a community's assets and expresses a community's positive sense of identity and values. It helps green space's thrive, enhances roadsides, pedestrian corridors, and community gateways; it demonstrates unquestionable civic and corporate pride in citizenship and affirms an educational environment. A village with public art is a village that thinks and feels.

Donating to the Art in Public Places Collection

The Village of Palmetto Bay Art in Public Places Collection is composed of artworks which have been acquired through gift, purchase and extended loans since the inception of the program. The eclectic collection includes sculptures, paintings, drawings, photographs and textiles. Artworks in the Collection are located in municipal buildings, offices, parks and community center.

Donation Approval

All gifts to the Village must be approved by the Art in Public Places Advisory Board. Anyone who wishes to donate artwork must complete and submit an application which is reviewed by the Advisory Board and the Village Council.

Collection Acceptance

Acceptance into the collection does not guarantee an exhibition opportunity or public display of the work. The exhibition of artworks in a public setting is a separate concern, and depending on the scale of the work, the nature of the exhibition, the time period involved, or the location of the venue, permission may also need to be granted separately by the Village Council. Works may be exhibited temporarily in public without being part of the collection (a gift to the Village).

Parties interested in donating artwork to the AIPP program should contact the Planning and Zoning division.

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