PAArtners Periodical March 2017

The Public Art Archive is expanding exponentially!
The PAA team has been hard at work importing collections submitted by public art agencies and artists throughout the country. The current statistics reflect the hard work of public art professionals to collect information about public art and share it on a national platform.
Public Art Archive statistics as of March 2017.

Did you know that adding your collection to PAA is free? To get started, follow the simple instructions listed on our Guide page .
Make public art more public by submitting your collection today.
We are pleased to highlight
new collections that have 
Photo Courtesy Public Art Reston A Artwork located in Hyatt Park, Reston, VA

Reston Rondo
 by Mary Ann Mears.
Photo courtesy Public Art Reston.
Located in Hyatt Park in  Reston, VA.
been added to PAA.

Lori Goldstein joins the PAA Team!

As the new manager of WESTAF's Public Art Archive, Lori joins the team after years working in the public art field. Most recently, Lori was the public art and program manager for the Arts Council of Lake Oswego, Oregon. Prior to that position, Lori served as a contractor for PAA and was heavily involved in growing the inventory the Archive currently holds by ensuring the classifications in the Archive were properly applied. Lori has been the long-time assistant to Carolyn Braaksma of Braaksma Design Inc., a public art design firm based in Denver. 
A native of Memphis, Lori attended Colorado College for her undergraduate studies and received her master's degree in art history from the University of Colorado Boulder, where she was the visual resources graduate assistant. After five years in Oregon, Lori is thrilled to return to Denver and resume her work for the Public Art Archive and WESTAF. 
Photo courtesy City of Tempe
Cyclist's Feat  by coLAB studio, llc.
Photo courtesy City of Tempe.
Located on Farmer Avenue in Tempe, AZ.
Why is collection management important? 

"Well managed digital collections have the power to educate, foster creative collaboration, generate new ways of thinking, and enhance the experience of viewers. By contributing content to the Public Art Archive's digital repository, you are uncovering access for viewers across the globe." 
 Hannah Unsderfer
      Digital Collections Librarian, Regis University 
Data Curator for the Public Art Archive

Collection management is a key component of the public art process. As public art administrators and artists, we have an obligation to protect assets for future generations. By developing strong collection management policies and strategies, you can ensure that your public art collection is well cared for, properly maintained and remains valuable both monetarily and as a symbol of community identity and pride.
Let us help you!
We consult with representatives from any public art organization to overcome challenges such as time and money to answer all of your questions and support your practice. We do the data entry for you and are happy to do multiple imports at a pace that works for you. Contributing to the PAA is an important way to support the continued growth of the public art field.
Invest in public art in the present to protect its future.
Showcase Your Collection

With PAA's Collection Showcase feature, you can create a webpage with a customized URL that will help brand your organization and distinguish your public art collection. Create slideshows, post videos, embed walking tours, and update your page as often as you'd like without incurring additional fees. With the integration of Google Maps into our technology, our system automatically generates maps of your collection and encourages users to explore, whether online or on foot!

Integrate social media, encourage exploration of your collection in person and online, and create national exposure for your local program. Search for artwork on your smartphone via PAA Mobile™ at no additional cost.

Once your collection is in PAA, you are eligible for a Collection Showcase page. Get the most out of your time and money - connect with us today to discuss the details!  PAA's Collection Showcase is available for an annual fee of just $750. 
Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities:
Visual Resources Association, Louisville, KY: March 29 - April 1, 2017

Florida Association for Public Art Professionals, Orlando, FL: April 19-21, 2017
  • The Public Art Archive will be attending the FAPAP conference. Send us an email if you would like to set up a meeting.
Americans for the Arts Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA: June 15-18, 2017
Digital Library Federation Forum, Pittsburgh, PA: October 23-25, 2017

International Sculpture Conference, Kansas City, MO: October 25-28, 2017
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