Salem Public Art Commission


The Public Art Commission is charged with overseeing the City’s public art collection and recommending the Public Art Fund annual budget to City Council. The commission meets on the second Wednesday of each month.

The commission’s primary duties include:

  • Acquisition
  • Maintenance
  • Cataloguing
  • Decommissioning art within the City’s collection
  • Approving public murals

Special membership requirements:

  • Two members experienced in the arts, art education, or art criticism
  • Two members experienced in museum curating, art restoration, or art appraisal
  • Two members experienced in landscape architecture, real estate, development, or community foundations
  • One member from the community at-large


Authority:  SRC Chapter 15

Number of members: 7

Type of appointment: Mayoral recommendation with City Council approval

Length of term: 3 years

DateDocument TitleTypeFile Size
1/8/2020salem-public-art-commission-agenda-2020-01-08.pdf316 KB
12/11/2019salem-public-art-commission-agenda-2019-12-11.pdf1509 KB
11/13/2019salem-public-art-commission-agenda-2019-11-13.pdf21071 KB
11/13/2019salem-public-art-commission-minutes-2019-11-13.pdf255 KB
10/9/2019salem-public-art-commission-agenda-2019-10-09.pdf207 KB
9/11/2019salem-public-art-commission-agenda-2019-09-11.pdf126 KB
8/14/2019salem-public-art-commission-agenda-2019-08-14.pdf333 KB
7/10/2019salem-public-art-commission-agenda-2019-07-10.pdf337 KB
6/12/2019salem-public-art-commission-agenda-2019-06-12.pdf323 KB
5/8/2019salem-public-art-commission-agenda-2019-05-08.pdf339 KB
4/10/2019salem-public-art-commission-agenda-2019-04-10.pdf323 KB
4/10/2019salem-public-art-commission-minutes-2019-04-10.pdf283 KB
3/13/2019salem-public-art-commission-agenda-2019-03-13.pdf631 KB
2/13/2019salem-public-art-commission-agenda-2019-02-13.pdf323 KB
1/16/2019salem-public-art-commission-agenda-2019-01-16.pdf366 KB
12/12/2018salem-public-art-commission-agenda-2018-12-12.pdf326 KB
12/12/2018salem-public-art-commission-minutes-2018-12-12.pdf296 KB
11/14/2018salem-public-art-commission-agenda-2018-11-14.pdf327 KB
11/14/2018salem-public-art-commission-minutes-2018-11-14.pdf245 KB
10/10/2018salem-public-art-commission-agenda-2018-10-10.pdf324 KB
10/10/2018salem-public-art-commission-minutes-2018-10-10.pdf1152 KB
10/10/2018salem-public-art-commission-minutes-b-2018-10-10.pdf301 KB
9/19/2018salem-public-art-commission-agenda-packet-2018-09-19.pdf263 KB
8/8/2018salem-public -art-commission-agenda-packet-2018-08-18.pdf362 KB
7/11/2018salem-public-art-commission-agenda-2018-07-11.pdf342 KB
7/11/2018salem-public-art-commission-minutes-2018-07-11.pdf231 KB
6/13/2018salem-public-art-commission-agenda-packet-2018-06-13.pdf228 KB
6/7/2018salem-public-art-commission-joint-meeting-with-OASF-2018-06-07.pdf123 KB
5/30/2018salem-public-art-commission-subcommittee-agenda-2015-05-30.pdf256 KB
5/25/2018salem-public-art-commission-sub-committee-agenda-2015-05-25.pdf256 KB
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Salem Public Art Commission bylawsDocumentsalem-public-art-commission-bylaws.pdf200 KB
Salem Public Art Commission policies and guidelinesDocumentsalem-public-art-commission-policies-and-guidelines.pdf174 KB
Term Expires
Christine T D'arcyExperienced in landscape architecture, real estate development or community foundations10/08/20182nd12/31/2021
Eileen Cotter HowellExperienced in the arts, art education or art criticism10/02/20182nd12/31/2021
Kelly J JamesAt-Large03/11/2019Partial12/31/2020
Michael L HernandezExperienced in museum curation, art restoration or art appraisal07/01/20181st12/31/2022
Paula BoothExperienced in museum curation, art restoration or art appraisal11/14/20162nd12/31/2022
Rachel BucciExperienced in the arts, art education or art criticism10/08/20181st12/31/2021
Feb. 03
Salem Public Library - Main Branch closed for move to temporary facilitySalem Public Library Main Branch
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Salem Public Library's Main Branch will be closed from February 3-17 for a move to a temporary facility as we prepare for the upcoming seismic renovation project. Salem Public Library at Broadway will open February 18, 2020 at 1400 Broadway St. NE, to serve during construction.

Online library services—access to the library catalog and downloading of eBooks and audiobooks—will be available throughout the move and construction phases.

The West Salem Branch, 395 Glen Creek Rd. NW, will be open and maintain services throughout the move and construction phases.

Feb. 17
President's DayCivic Center
555 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

City offices and the Salem Public Library will be closed for the holiday observance.

May 25
Memorial Day Observance

City offices, Center 50+, and the Salem Public Library will be closed for the holiday observance.

Jul. 03
Independence Day Observed

The Salem Public Library, Center 50+, and some City offices will be closed for the holiday observance.

Sep. 07
Labor Day

City offices, Center 50+, and the Salem Public Library will be closed for the holiday observance.

Contact us

Heather DimkeManagement Analyst IIPublic Works Department
555 Liberty ST SE,
Room 325
Salem, OR 97301