Arts Board Agenda Meeting
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 1:30 p.m.
One Civic Plaza, 10th floor, Conference Room B
The Bernalillo County 1% 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 1% of the County general obligation bonds passed during the general election every two years (excepting library bonds). Projects are associated with these bond initiatives.
The ordinance also created the Arts Board, a 10 member appointed advisory board that recommends artworks for public acquisition and display. Members are appointed by Commissioners, two from each District.
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 over 176 works of art and most can be viewed through the Interactive Map link to the left. On the Interactive Map, click the folder icon next to “Cultural Services” to open it. Click on the square next to the “Public Art” layer to display the art locations; these display as green triangles. Use the tools on the left to navigate the map. To see details and a photo of the artwork, (1) click the circle next to the “Public Art” layer to make it the active layer, (2) click the Identify tool on the left, and then (3) click on a green triangle. Details about the artwork are listed at the bottom of the screen. Click on the PHOTO hyperlink to open a photo of the artwork.
Public Art can: * Energize public spaces, inspire thought, and transform live, work and play places * Heighten awareness, question assumptions, transform the landscape, express community values, and help define a community’s identity * Have an economic benefit for a community–by attracting visitors & supporting artists and local businesses
The County’s 1% Public Art Program is housed in the Cultural Services Department.