About The Art in Public Places Committee

The Rockland County Art in Public Places committee - all volunteers from the community - commissions, selects and places works of art at public sites throughout the county. The committee also oversees the conservation of the artworks. The members are experts in the fields of art, art history, art education, photography, architecture, landscape architecture, and design. They are appointed by the county executive and confirmed by the county legislature. The committee is always mindful of the successful integration of art, architecture and nature in order to enhance the enjoyment of public spaces. Interested community members frequently become a part of the process.

Committee Members

Judith Esterow – Arts Consultant.  Former publisher/owner, ARTnews LLC, New York, NY.  Member, ArtTable, leadership organization for professional women in the arts.

Shari Fischberg – Art Educator and Artist. Adjunct Professor, Art & Design Education Department, Pratt Institute.

Ex-Officio, Robert H. Gruffi, P.E. – Director of Facilities Management, County of Rockland.

Emily Harvey – Art Historian and Art Educator. Chair, Art Department, Rockland Community College.

Pat Hickman – Artist and Sculptor working in the fiber medium. Professor Emeritus, University of Hawaii Art Department. Fellow of the American Craft Council.

Kenneth Jay Linsner (Co-chair) – Appraiser and Conservator. President, Art Services International Group.

Erin Martin (Co-chair) – Art Historian and Performing Artist. Former Executive Director, Historical Society of Rockland County.

Carl Opalek – Artist and nationally published Illustrator. Former VP Creative Director/Design in TV/video, publishing and advertising. Past Vice Chairman, Arts Council of Rockland.

Daniel M. Sherman – Landscape Architect.

Sally Spivack – Fine Art Photographer. Adjunct Professor of photography, Fine Art Department, RCC 1983 – 2011.

Frances Wells – Landscape Painter and Writer.

Dan White – Artist, cartoonist and Illustrator.  Former Senior Production Editor/Compositor and Editorial Assistant for reference books and newsletters.

AIPP Program Administrator, Julianne Ramos

How to Apply for Committee Membership

AIPP maintains a list of Committee candidates. When an opening occurs candidates are invited to interview. Interested candidates should reside in Rockland County and have an understanding of, and background in visual arts or design, and should be willing to attend monthly meetings and work on various projects. Artists, architects, designers, art educators, art historians, architects, curators, art administrators and others in the fine and applied visual arts are welcome to apply. Note: While serving on AIPP, committee members may not apply for any commissions announced by Rockland County AIPP, nor may they apply for commissions within two years after leaving the committee.

To Apply: Send an email with your contact information and resume attached. Put AIPP Committee Membership on the subject line. Let us know why you are interested in committee membership. Email to info@AIPProckland.org.