Thursday, January 13, 2011

Americans for the Arts hosts public art preconference at June 2011 gathering in San Diego

"Sun God" by the late Niki de Saint Phalle, part of the Stuart Collection at the University of California San Diego.

Americans for the Arts announces its Public Art Preconference June 15-16 at its annual gathering in San Diego:

Join the Americans for the Arts Public Art Network (PAN) and other public arts leaders at the University of California at San Diego for a program that includes professional development, visioning sessions discussing current public art innovations, and resources and information on the state of the field.

Highlights of the program schedule include the presentation of the annual Year in Review and the PAN award and featured keynote speaker Erika Doss, educator, critic, and author of the recently published, Memorial Mania.

New this year, the preconference offers an Artist Professional Development Track curated just for independent artists! Gain the critical tools necessary to compete and succeed in public art.

Just when you thought we couldn’t pack in anything more, attendees will have guided tours of the renowned Stuart Collection (see photo above), woven artistically throughout the University of California at San Diego campus.