Trends in the Field: Public Art Network 2018 Year in Review

Friday, June 15, 9:00 am - 10:45 am

New this year, hear from the PAN Year in Review jurors as they discuss the trends they uncovered while examining hundreds of submissions in selecting the 2018 Year in Review



Lester Burg
Deputy Director
MTA Arts & Design - NY
New York, New York

Lester Burg worked in Los Angeles on the Downtown and Hollywood Redevelopment Projects and programs that included percent for art, and the conversion of buildings to art and performance spaces. He authored the Hollywood Arts Plan, formed the Hollywood Theatre and Cultural Advisory Committees. In West Hollywood, CA he served as the City Art Coordinator, and wrote their Public Art Guidelines. In 2005, he joined New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Arts & Design where he is Deputy Director. A&D has 100 active public art projects and close to 300 installed works throughout the transit system. Burg managed over 36 permanent art projects, from proposal to installation, ranging from neighborhood scale to new subway stations in Manhattan where he worked with artists Chuck Close, Sarah Sze, Vik Muniz, Jean Shin and Xenobia Bailey on permanent installations. Burg is Chair of the Public Art Network Council.

Karen Mack
Executive Director
LA Commons
Los Angeles, California

Karen Mack is founder and Executive Director of LA Commons, an organization dedicated to promoting Los Angeles' diverse neighborhoods through locally based, interactive, artistic and cultural programming.  LA Commons has implemented community art projects, tours and classes in communities throughout LA. Ms. Mack is a nationally recognized voice on the role of creativity in the empowerment of communities and is asked to speak regularly on this topic.  Prior to work with LA Commons, she served as a Public Service Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University where she researched the role of culture in community building.  She holds an MPA from Harvard University and an MBA from the John Anderson School of Management at UCLA.  She is a past president of the board of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative and of the City’s Board of Neighborhood Commissioners.

Patrick Marold
Patrick Marold Studios Inc
Denver, Colorado

Patrick Marold has been working as an artist since earning a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 1997. His artistic development has maintained an intimate connection to landscape and our dynamic exchange with the environment. Refinement of his practice has been pursued in various locations in America and abroad, including an early Fulbright Fellowship in Iceland where he initially began creating works which utilized spatial dynamics to generate an enhanced perception of light and movement. Marold maintains a studio in Colorado and continues working toward a means of spatial intercession, inviting the viewer to consider new orientations of their surroundings, materials, physical forces, and impact on personal and communal perception.