Congratulations to the City Art Board, the winner of this year’s “Art in Public Places” award presented by the Doña Ana Arts Council at their Community Arts Awards event. The award recognizes those who “have created or placed art on permanent public view within Doña Ana County that exemplifies the highest standards and commitment to art in public places” and was given to both past and present board members. The City Art Board Chair accepted the award, not only on behalf of the current board, but also on behalf of all those board members that have come before.
The City Art Board, an advisory volunteer board whose members are appointed by the Mayor of Las Cruces, was established in 2013. Members have cycled on and off, but the mission and vision of the program continues with each iteration of the City Art Board. They have been involved in the implementation of a Two Percent Public Art Funding Ordinance, have helped to complete the adoption of the current public art master plan, and have commissioned five new public art installations, two that are still in process of completion. Well-deserved City Art Board!
Pictured from Left to Right: Melanie Brown, CAB Secretary, Ceci Vasconcellos, Art Program Coordinator, Adam Amador, CAB Member, Tina Ballew, CAB Vice Chair, Katrina Chandler, CAB Chair, Councilor Yvonne Flores, Chantelle Yazzie-Martin, CAB Member. Front: Collette Chandler, guest.
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