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The city of Austin is building a new airport -- due to open 5-99. It is our goal to reflect and communicate the Nature and Character of Austin in the design and operation of our new airport -- Austin Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA). In addition to Public Art (Austin does have a 1% program - and we have chosen some art with intent for more), we will also create a temporary and permanent exhibit program (such as a display for our sister cities), a music, performance, and literary arts program, ways that all tenants, lessors and subsequent land owers do their part to reflect and communicate the nature and character of Austin, ways to ensure all aspects of the architecture and landscape architecture reflect Austin. We will soon be going out for a Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit a team to prepare this Nature and Character of Austin Master Plan -- to illustrate processes, strategies and methods which will then become the basis of public policy and an implementation program. As Nature and Character Coordinator I am gathering model Master Plans and RFPs to help us with this process. If you know of any that might be similiar please respond. Thank you.

-- Janet Seibert (, December 15, 1997


Dear Colleagues,

I am searching for information that will help us draft a percent for the arts public sculpture program for consideration at the University of Idaho. Access (by link or hard copy) to guidelines for state, regional and university applications would be germane and most appreciated. Implementation is more likely if comparative data can demonstrate (as I am confident it will) that a small economic contributions pay large aesthetic and cultural dividends.

Many thanks in advance for your help. Best, BC

-- Byron D. Clercx (, December 30, 1997.

As independent Public Art Advisosr since 1982,we specialize in Master Planning for Public Art, -- Policy and Process. We have strong interest in transportation facilities. Some projects we successfully completed are Public Art projects for the New Pittsburgh International Arport, completed 1990, Projects for the San Francisco International Aiport,and the New York Transit System. Currently we are advisors for the new Terminal One at John F. Kennedy International Aiport.NYC. I have completed extensive Master Plans fo rPublic Art for Kansas City, Mo, and Peekskill, NY. I do not represent artists or galleries. Where can we send you information about our projects, credentials and services? Working in transportation means we like to travel and work all over the country although we are based in New York.

-- Joce Pomeroy Schwartz (, March 31, 1998.

Check in Arizona. Arizona cities have many public art plans. They might be of help.

-- P.J.Rogers (, April 09, 1998.

I was responsible for creating the first comprehensive public art program in New York City under the auspices of the Art Commission. The program was designed to incorporate several components; acquisition through purchase and commission, community and staff participation, on-going exhibits and other cultural programs; short and long term preservation and maintenance of the collection. Most important, I worked closely with architects, project manager, site staff, artists and the community to ensure their input and participation---most important the success of the project. I designed the program, implemented all of it's components and ensured compliance with policy and procedures regarding the purchase and preservation of public art as established by the Art Commission. All projects were successfully kept within budgetary requirements.

Please let me know if I can send you additional information regarding my work in public art during the past fifteen years.

Thank you.

-- Gladys Pena (, August 11, 1998.

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