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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, Patricia Patkau, and Niels von Meyenfeldt

Staff Liaison

Doti Niedermayer, Senior Manager, Cultural Services



Terms of Reference

Next Meeting

Public Art Advisory Committee meeting

Date: Wednesday, May 19
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Electronic meeting via Webex


Click here to join the meeting

Password: westvan

Number: 146 323 1800

Electronic meeting details

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

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

View detailed instructions on joining a virtual committee meeting

Click the meeting link, 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.

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 Minutes
Feb. 10 Notice Minutes
March 10 Rescheduled  
March 17 Notice Minutes
April 21 Notice  
May 19 Notice  
June 16    
July 21    
September 15    
October 20    
November 17    
December 14    

2020 Meetings

Public Art Advisory Committee

Feb. 12 Notice Minutes
March 11 Notice Minutes
August 6 Notice Minutes
Sept. 15 Notice Minutes
Oct. 13 Notice Minutes
Nov. 10 Notice Minutes
Dec. 8 Notice Minutes


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 Minutes