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Public Art Advisory Committee


The Public Art Advisory Committee is an advisory committee of Council. The primary functions of the Committee are:

  • Make recommendations regarding Public Art Policy and Procedures, and on any matters referred to it by Council.
  • Advise on all issues pertaining to the Public Art Inventory Collection according to Council’s established policy and procedures.
  • To assist with the implementation and enhancement of the Public Art Program.
  • Provide advice regarding best practices for public art funding and opportunities to advance community visual art.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Committee will review the Public Art and Municipal Art Collection Policy 02-70-213 and the Public Art and Municipal Art Collection Procedure 04-70-214 and make recommendations to Council on proposed amendments to ensure currency and inclusion of best practices in accordance with contemporary theory and implementation.

The Committee will provide oversight of the Public Art Inventory; enrolment criteria, site and display, maintenance and safety, de-accessioning, donations of art and commissioning of new works.

The Committee will annually:

  • provide an annual report and work plan to Council
  • review the terms of reference


An appointment or reappointment of a volunteer member is for a two-year term.  A volunteer member may serve for up to six consecutive years on the Committee.

Council Members

Councillor Sharon Thompson

Citizen Members

Pari Azarm Motamedi, Eric Fiss, Barbara Kaiser, Peter Kiss, Sally Michener, Patricia Patkau, Ross Penhall, and Niels von Meyenfeldt

Staff Liaison

Doti Niedermayer, Senior Manager, Cultural Services



Terms of Reference

Next Meeting

Public Art Advisory Committee meeting

Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Electronic meeting via Webex


The Provincial Health Officer prohibits members of the public from attending in person to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Details.

Members of the public who wish to listen and provide input can attend virtually via Webex.

View detailed instructions on joining a virtual committee meeting

Click the link below, enter your name, email address, and event password, then click "Join Now". Note: Only click "join by browser" if you do not plan on using your microphone.

Join Meeting

Password: westvan (Note: The password may auto-populate without you needing to fill it in.)

Number: 146 732 8893 (Note: The number can be used instead of the link to join the meeting at

Written submissions regarding matters that fall within the committee’s mandate can also be submitted to staff liaisons and will be circulated to members prior to a meeting for their information.

2021 meetings

Jan. 13 Notice  

2020 Meetings

Public Art Advisory Committee

Jan. 15 Cancelled             
Feb. 12 Notice Minutes
March 11 Notice Minutes
April 8 Cancelled  
May 13 Cancelled  
June 10 Cancelled  
July 8 Cancelled  
July 28 Cancelled  
August 6 Notice Minutes
Sep. 9 Cancelled  
Sept. 11 Rescheduled  
Sept. 15 Notice Minutes
Oct. 13 Notice Minutes
Oct. 14 Cancelled  
Nov. 10 Notice  
Nov. 18 Cancelled  
Dec. 8 Notice  
Dec. 9  Cancelled  


WVCC Selection Panel Subcommittee

Jan. 14 Notice Minutes
Jan. 21 Notice Minutes
Feb. 18 Notice Minutes
July 28 Notice Minutes
Sept. 8 Notice Minutes
Oct. 27 Notice  


2019 Meetings

Public Art Advisory Committee

Jan. 10 Notice Minutes
Feb. 13 Cancelled  
Feb. 28 Notice Minutes
March 13 Notice Minutes
April 10 Notice Minutes
May 8 Notice Minutes
June 12 Notice Minutes
July 10 Rescheduled  
July 18 Cancelled  
Aug. 15 Notice Minutes
Sept. 11 Rescheduled  
Sept. 17 Notice Minutes
Oct. 8 Notice Minutes
Oct. 9 Rescheduled  
Nov. 13 Rescheduled  
Nov. 20 Notice Minutes
Dec. 11 Notice Minutes


WVCC Selection Panel Subcommittee

Sept. 9 Notice Minutes