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Arts Commission

The Sammamish Arts Commission serves as an advisory body to the City Council in matters concerning the promotion and facilitation of public art in the community.


Mission Statement:

"Integrating art and culture to create a sense of place, civic identity, and unique character."

Sammamish Arts Commission Guiding Principles

Artistic excellence: We strive for artistic excellence by showcasing high caliber local, regional and national artistic programming that reflects the city’s vision.

Accessibility: We engage deeply and widely with all segments of city, striving to reach all members of the community and create an avenue for artists to bring their creativity to the public.

Collaboration: We are committed to creating alliances and partnerships within and outside Sammamish to promote artistic excellence and accessibility. We work collaboratively with various state, regional and local agencies to enhance the effectiveness of the arts commission.

Community Design: We focus our efforts to nurture and build ‘creative capital’ locally, including taking necessary risks, to realize the impacts of the arts in fostering a vibrant social economy.

Diversity: We value diversity in artistic expressions and strive to promote arts as a universal language that binds people from different backgrounds and breathes life into our communities.

See the links below to follow us for all the latest art happenings here in Sammamish!

artscommission@sammamish.us

Leadership

  • Barbara Jirsa, Arts Commissioner, #3 (term ends 1/31/2018)
  • Margaret Rosenow, Arts Commissioner, #4 (term ends 1/31/2018)
  • Claradell Shedd, Arts Commissioner, #5 (term ends 1/1/2019)
  • Priti Joshi, Arts Commissioner, #6 (term ends 1/1/2019)
  • Ramu Iyer, Arts Commissioner, Chair, #7 (term ends 1/31/2020)
  • Jennifer Kaczmarek, Arts Commissioner, #9 (term ends 1/31/2020)

Resources

Gallery

Arts Commission Logo
Arts Commission Logo
Sammamish Arts Commission 2016: Front Row, L to R: Commissioners Claradell Shedd, Jennifer Kacsmarek, and Lin Garretson.  Back Row, L to R: Commissioners Ramu Iyer, Priti Joshi, Anne Schaefer, Margaret Rosenow, Barbara Jirsa and Steve Wright.
Sammamish Arts Commission 2016: Front Row, L to R: Commissioners Claradell Shedd, Jennifer Kacsmarek, and Lin Garretson. Back Row, L to R: Commissioners Ramu Iyer, Priti Joshi, Anne Schaefer, Margaret Rosenow, Barbara Jirsa and Steve Wright.

Events

DateMeeting TypeAgendaMinutes
1/13/2017 8:30 AMArt Exhibit January 13 - April 14, 2017

Free and Open to the Public

Exhibit on display in the City Hall Lobby and 2nd Floor Galleries from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
  
4/14/2017 8:30 AMArt Exhibit April 14 - July 14, 2017

Free and Open to the Public

Exhibit on display in the City Hall Lobby and 2nd Floor Galleries from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
  
5/14/2017 8:30 AMArt Exhibit July 14 - October, 2017

Free and Open to the Public

Exhibit on display in the City Hall Lobby and 2nd Floor Galleries from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
  

 

Staff Contact

Colleen Rupke, Administrative Assistant, (425) 295-0597