Public Art Assessments Added to Services

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One of the first pieces of Public Art to be added to the Art in Public Places Trust is Gainesville Group Portrait by artist Richard Heipp.

One of the first pieces of Public Art to be added to the Art in Public Places Trust is Gainesville Group Portrait by artist Richard Heipp.

Mary Anna combines her long experience serving on the City of St. Petersburg’s Public Arts Commission from 2001 to 2014 with her expertise as a fine arts registrar to offer public art assessments to busy Public Arts Administrators.

For the City of Gainesville, she combined lists, combed the files, and researched. This produced a complete database of the city’s collection. The database contains comprehensive information on each piece of art. She then traveled to each artwork to examine, photo, measure and note its condition. In the Condition Assessment Report, she commented on each individual component describing current condition and recommended actions. Russell Etling the City’s Cultural Affairs Interim Manager says of this project, “We are thrilled to have this assessment done. And thrilled to know that the collection is in such great shape. Mary Anna has the skills and experience we needed to review our collection.”

Performing periodic and organized inspections of Public Art Collections is a necessary evil to protect your city’s investment. And your staff may not have the time or the expertise to carry out the assessment. Mary Anna can review and document your collection, assess its current condition and recommend conservation as needed.

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