Art in Public Places Committee

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The Art in Public Places Committee (APPC) champions artistic expression and amplifies community voices through a diverse array of public art experiences to support an empowered, thriving, and inclusive Santa Rosa community connected through the power of art. Public art is art – in any media – that is created for the benefit of the general public. In Santa Rosa, we strive for public art that is placemaking, meaning-making, and community-building, and welcome art makers of any discipline, practice, background, and vision.

The APPC is made up of seven (7) members that either possess professional experience in the field of visual or public art including, but not limited to, artists, arts administrators, curators or producers of public art, scholars or teachers; or possess experience including environmental design, placemaking, economic development, tourism, or a background or general interest in other aspects of the arts.

Statement of Purpose

The APPC is established to advise the City Council and Staff on matters related to the City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program. The APPC advises on policies and goals for the selection, placement and maintenance of public art. APPC members participate in a sequence of steps to select Public Art Projects.

Upcoming Meetings

Committee Members

  • Anne Baumgartner, Chair
    Appointed by Natalie Rogers
    Term: Four years
  • Kristin Kiefer, Vice-Chair
    Appointed by Dianna MacDonald
    Term: Four years
  • Deble Faulkner
    Appointed by Victoria Fleming
    Term: Four years
  • Nathan Azhderian
    Appointed by Jeff Okrepkie
    Term: Four years

  • Jeff Nathanson
    Appointed by Chris Rogers
    Term: Four years
  • Lisa Puentes
    Appointed by Mark Stapp
    Term: Four years
  • Paul Steward
    Appointed by Eddie Alvarez
    Term: Four years

Board Information and Records


Occur once a month on the 1st Monday at 3:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted). Meetings are currently being held virtually. Please see individual meetings for the associated meeting ID, link, and call in information.

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Agendas, Minutes and Video

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

Legislative Portal

  1. Tara Thompson

    Arts & Culture Manager

  2. Art in Public Places Committee