Public Art Committee

Be A Part Of Growing Our Public Art

The Public Art Committee is nominated by the Board of Directors of Arts Huntsville and approved by the City. Members of the Public Art Committee serve in three-year terms and can serve a maximum of two consecutive terms. In addition, the City’s Director of Planning, the City’s Manager of Long Range Planning and the Executive Director of Arts Huntsville serve as ex-officio, non-voting members.

The Public Art Committee annually selects one member to serve as Chair. The committee is managed and staffed by Arts Huntsville. The composition of the committee includes a mix of visual arts professionals, artists, and Huntsville residents who are involved in issues regarding the City’s natural and built environment.

Public Art Committee

The Public Art Committee is a citizen-based committee that advises Arts Huntsville and the City of Huntsville on matters related to the Public Art Program.


  • Advises Arts Huntsville staff on the Annual Public Art Work Plan and Annual Report and recommends it to City Council for approval.
  • Approves Individual Public Art Projects Plans. 
  • Reviews and approves recommendations made by Art Selection Panels.
  • Advises the City Council on the acceptance of gifts and loans.
  • Advises the City Council on the de-accession of work.
  • Advises the City on the review of developer projects for City-assisted private development projects.
  • Advises the City on public art policies and guidelines.

Our Committee

Portrait of PAC member Sally Allen

Sarah B. “Sally” Allen

Portrait of PAC member Jose Betancourt

José Betancourt

A portrait of Emily Bullard-McClellan

Emily Bullard-McClellan

Portrait of PAC member Anna Rose Castellanos

Anna Rose Castellanos

Mike Donnelly, Public Art Committee Member

Mike Donnelly

Marcia Freeland, Public Art Committee Member

Marcia Freeland

Phoenicia “Phoenix” Robinson

Les Tillery, Public Art Committee Member

Les Tillery

Kim Ward, Chair of the Public Art Committee

Kim Ward

Dennis Madsen, Ex Officio Member of the Public Art Committee

Dennis Madsen (Ex Officio)

A headshot of Allison Dillon-Jauken

Allison Dillon-Jauken (Ex Officio)