The Town of Vail is seeking community applicants to fill two vacancies on the Art in Public Places Board. Applications for the openings are due to the town by 5 p.m. Feb. 27. Interviews will be conducted by the Town Council at the March 7 afternoon meeting, with appointments to follow later in the evening. The terms of each appointment are for two years ending March 31, 2019.
The seven-member Art in Public Places Board meets the first Monday of each month beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Vail Town Council Chambers. This volunteer 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. To qualify, board members must be a resident of the Town of Vail and/or an owner of property within the town for at least one year. The term of the board opening will extend to March 31, 2017.
The board oversees the Town of Vail’s Art in Public Places Program and is responsible for implementation of the AIPP policies and selection procedures, acquiring public art by purchase, donation or other means for Vail's permanent Art in Public Places collection, overseeing the maintenance and preservation of art works displayed in public areas, assisting the AIPP coordinator with fundraising for public art projects, promoting public art through a public education program that will further community appreciation and understanding of the visual arts, publicizing AIPP projects, evaluating the AIPP program annually, selecting artwork and visual arts events for temporary display, encouraging support for and inclusion of public art projects in private sector development and setting program goals on a five-year basis.
Persons interested in serving on the AIPP board should submit letters of interest and experience by email, mail or in person to the Vail Town Council, Attn.: Patty McKenny, Town Clerk, 75 S. Frontage Rd., Vail, CO 81657, or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about AIPP, contact Molly Eppard at 970-479-2344.