Art in Public Places (AIPP) Advisory Board

We Are Seeking Members

The Village of Palmetto Bay is seeking members to serve on the AIPP Advisory Board.  Please review the following links to read the solicitation and the membership application:

For additional information, please contact Village Clerk Missy Arocha at 305-259-1234 or via email.

Membership Information

Member Name:  Appointed by:
Donna Underwood (Chair) [Former] Director Maria Pineda 
Dana Pezoldt (Secretary) Councilwoman Marsha Matson
Jaime Wasser Councilman Steve Cody
Jacquelyn Prussing Village Manager Nick Marano
Gary Traczyk Mayor Karyn Cunningham
Mary Elizabeth Maggio Vice Mayor Leanne Tellam
Liz Amore Councilman Patrick Fiore

Board Liaisons

  • Council Liaison:  Councilmember Steve Cody 
  • Staff LiaisonAndrea Candelaria, Resiliency Coordinator

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.

The Village’s Art In Public Places (AIPP) program is administered by the Planning and Zoning division.

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

The Art-In-Public Places Board will meet the second Thursday of every other month at 6 pm.  See the online calendar  for future meeting dates.

Pursuant to the Village of Palmetto Bay’s Declaration of COVID-19 Virus State of Emergency Order No. 2020-11, all Village Advisory Boards, Committees, Task Forces, Charter Officers, and staff shall continue to meet virtually. Commencing December 1, 2020, a minimum of three members such as the Mayor and Village Council shall be present to maintain a quorum at meetings requiring legislative actions. This Emergency Order allows any Councilmember who believes they are at high risk to not be required to be physically present in the Village Chambers, but shall be permitted to participate virtually and vote provided they remain physically present in Village Hall, including waiving all applicable requirements in the Village Charter, Code of Ordinances, Resolutions, or other Village policy that may require the physical presence at any public meeting. All virtual meetings shall otherwise continue to comply with the Florida Constitution, Florida’s Government in the Sunshine Law, and Chapter 286, Florida Statutes.

STARTING JUNE 1, 2022, ALL BOARDS, COMMITTEES AND TASK FORCE GROUPS WILL MEET IN PERSON AT VILLAGE HALL

Palmetto Bay's Declaration of COVID-19 Virus State of Emergency Order No. 2020-11 has been lifted. As such, all advisory boards, committees and task force groups will resume in person meetings starting June 1, 2022. All meetings will be audio-recorded, and written minutes will be maintained by the Office of the Village Clerk.

Members of the general public may provide public comments by continuing to use the online Public Comment Form, which will be read into the record, or may appear in person to provide public comments.

The meeting dates will remain the same as previously established for all volunteer groups.


For more information about upcoming meetings, please visit our online calendar.

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.


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.

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