for the Palm Springs Public Arts Commission

2018 - Current


I was first called upon the Palm Springs Public Arts Commission by Vice Chair, Tracy Merrigan, as an artist. Tracy had conceptualized a traveling map that could be made from felt and demonstrate where all the pieces of public art where around the city, while also being interactive. This commission was just the beginning to my journey in working with the Commission.

After taking on the initial art commission project I offered my other skill sets to help benefit the Arts Commission in completing their goals and honoring their mission. Here is a list of programs and activities that I had the honor of consulting them on.

All projects have been overseen and worked collaboratively with Arts Commissioner, Tracy Merrigan:

  • Coordinator to the "Art is Here' 30th Year Anniversary Block Party

    • Responsible for managing budget​

    • Booking musical talent

    • Creating marketing materials

    • Organizing Community groups to participate in the Block Party

    • Staffing the event

    • Decorating the event

  • Coordinator to the 30x30 Community Juried Art Exhibition at the Palm Springs Art Museum

    • Responsible for writing up the ​Call for Entry RFP for artists

    • Answering all correspondence with artists and community

    • Managing all artists 

    • Managing drop-off and pick up of all 30+ artists involved in show

    • Co-curating the art exhibit with Tracy Merrigan

  • Public Art MasterClass

    • Co-lead with Vice-Chair, Tracy Merrigan​

    • Educate the Art students at Palm Springs High School on Public Art

    • Guide students on developing their own concept of a public art piece

    • Coordinate student work into a public art exhibit outside of the school

  • Development of the new website

    • Development of the Artist Directory​

      • Research and develop content for website​

      • Manage and maintain all content

    • Content creation for website

      • Worked with Madalina Garza to format and design website

  • Development of the "Art is Everywhere" Community Mini-Grant Program

    • Worked directly with Vice Chair, Tracy Merrigan​

    • Helped to conceptualize and research for the mini-grant program

    • Content creation for website, application, and grant

    • Promotion of the program

    • Administration of the program