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Art in Public Places Board Vacancy

  • 2 October 2016
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town of Vail is seeking qualified individuals to serve on the Art in Public Places Board.  The Town Council shall appoint one (1) member, for terms of two years each. This appointment term will end March 31, 2017.

The Board is made up of members who have demonstrated expertise in architecture, art criticism, art education, art history, fine arts, graphic arts, interior design, landscape architecture, town planning/community development or other art/design related backgrounds not specifically mentioned, or who have demonstrated a strong interest in the visual arts and/or civic improvement.

Board members shall meet one of the following requirements for at least one year:
a.  A resident of the Town of Vail and/or
b.  Owner of property within the Town of Vail

Duties and functions of the Art in Public Places Board include:
 a. Implementation of the AIPP policies and selection procedures. This specifically includes deciding the appropriate selection process for public art projects, appointing selection panels for specific projects, and approving the final selection of artist or artists for a project.
b.  Acquiring public art by purchase, donation or other means for Vail's permanent Art in Public Places collection.
c.  Overseeing the maintenance and preservation of art works displayed in public areas.
d.  Assisting the Art in Public Places coordinator in obtaining grants and donations to fund public art projects.
e.  Promoting public art through a public education program that will further community appreciation and understanding of the visual arts.
f.  Publicizing Art in Public Places projects and recognizing the artist(s) involved with the project.
g.  Evaluating the Art in Public Places program and commitment of board members annually and setting program goals on a five year basis.

The AIPP Board meets on the first Monday of each month from 8:30 am to 10:30 am.
In addition, board members are expected to attend and participate in AIPP sponsored events and programs throughout the year.

Persons interested in serving on the Art in Public Places Board should submit letters of interest and a resume to Vail Town Council, c/o Patty McKenny, Vail Town Clerk, 75 South Frontage Road, Vail, CO 81657, or email to: or fax to 970-479-2157. All applicants will be interviewed by the Town Council at an afternoon meeting on Tuesday, November 1, 2016; the final selection will be made at the evening meeting that same day. Interested persons are strongly encouraged to attend an AIPP board meeting or AIPP committee meeting prior to Town Council interviews. For more information, please contact Molly Eppard at 479-2344.  Deadline for applications are 5:00 PM, on Monday, October 24, 2016.

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