Public Art Advisory Commission

Public Art Advisory Commission Overview
The Commission shall serve in an advisory capacity to the Town Council and the Parks and Recreation Director or his or her designee to support the Town by establishing Windsor as an art destination that raises the potential for education, innovation, collaborative community engagement and cultural exploration. This Commission was established in 2015.

Meetings
Town Hall Council Chambers
9291 Old Redwood Hwy., Building 400, Windsor
Regular meeting schedule: Fourth Wednesday of the month at  4:30 pm.

Vision
The vision for Windsor is to be an art destination that raises the potential for education, innovation, collaborative community engagement and cultural exploration.

Current Projects


Discovering Windsor through Art
The Town of Windsor is now accepting design proposals for the 2022 utility box painting project which will paint 5-7 new boxes around Town. For all program details, please to refer to the Artist Handbook

To apply, please download the application. All submissions must be turned in by March 7, 2022. 

2022 Schedule: 


Calling All Artists Announcement: January 24, 2022

Submission Deadline: March 7, 2022

Selection Process: March 2022

Artist Selection Announcement: April 20, 2022

Artist Pre-painting Workshop: Week of April 25, 2022

Box Painting: May 6-16, 2022

To download the complete list of the utility box locations, please click here: Painted Utility Boxes 

Any questions, please contact Olivia Lemen at olemen@townofwindsor.com 

Past Projects

Roundabout Sculptures
In January of 2018 the Town began the process to commission two sculptures for the Roundabouts on Old Redwood Highway. Click here to read more about that process. 

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Sculpture
Members
The commission is made up of five (5) members-at- large who serve a four (4) year term, each appointed by a Councilmember. Members-at-large are required to be residents of Sonoma County and shall demonstrate a commitment to art and culture in Windsor. Additionally, one (1) Town Council Member and one (1) Parks and Recreation Commissioner sits on the Commission.

Current Commissioners:

Kevin Gonyo, Chair

Term: 2024

Heather Cullen, Vice Chair
Term: 2022

Julian Cohen, Commissioner
Term: 2022

Chris Denny, Commissioner
Term: 2022

Becci Pell, Commissioner *
Term: 2022
*Interim appointment

Esther Lemus, Town Council Representative
Term:2022

Tanya Potter, Parks and Recreation Commission Representative 
Term: 2022

Vacant, Alternate Town Council Representative
Term: 

Council Adopted Public Art Policy
Roles and Responsibilities of the Commission: Resolution 3511-19

Contacting the Public Art Advisory Commission
Click here to contact the Public Art Advisory Commission.

Commissioner Reference Materials
(Please allow up to 45 seconds for download of these large documents.)

Commissioner Handbook
PAAC Priority Projects 2019-2021
Parks and Recreation Department Organizational Chart
Town of Windsor Adopted Budgets
Parks and Recreation Department Capital Improvement Plan Budget 
Windsor Parks and Facilities Map and Amenities
2030 Parks and Recreation Master Plan 
Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan
Town Green Diagram
Timeline Walk Town Green
2021-2023 Project List 

Policies
Open and Public IV: A Guide to the Ralph M. Brown Act
Facility Use and Reservation Policy
Naming Policy for Parks and Recreation Facilities
Commemorative Program for Windsor Parks