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Northwest Public Art Consortium (NOWPAC)

August 28, 2018 (Moscow, Idaho) — The City of Moscow, Moscow Arts Commission, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU, Arts WA, Arts Idaho, Arts & Culture Alliance, and Hightail invite you to the upcoming Northwest Public Art Consortium (NOWPAC) in Moscow, ID and Pullman, WA! The 2018 event, titled: “Innovation to Action”, will take place on Tuesday, September 18 and Wednesday, September 19 and includes informative sessions exploring the relationships between rural and metropolitan public art. Administrators, board members, artists, and anyone interested in public art are encouraged to attend. 

To register for the NOWPAC, visit: or call (208) 334-2119. Registration is $60 per person with a special student rate available. 

The NOWPAC will feature guest speaker Jack Becker, Director of Consulting and Creative Services of Forecast Public Art. His topic “Sowing the Seeds and Reaping the Rewards of Public Art” will look at the seeds that can turn into annual public art programs, show to go from building awareness to gaining understanding, and how to increase appreciation and then how to leverage investment and support for public art. Jack will focus on public art development in rural communities and share his thoughts on developing the skills of artists and building capacity for organizations. 

Additional speakers will include:
  • Melissa Cole, Artist, Moscow, ID
  • Jacob Cooper, Project Manager for the Virtual Technology Laboratory at the University of Idaho
  • Christy Costello, Program Manager, Colorado Creative Districts, CO Creative Industries
  • David Francis, Public Art Coordinator, Shoreline, WA
  • Lori Goldstein, Manager, Public Art Archive, Westaf
  • Delta James, Economic Development Planner, City of McCall
  • Stephanie Johnson, Arts Program Manager, City of Olympia, WA
  • Kevin Kelpe, Founder, Technical Knockout
  • Amy Kimberly, Executive  Director, Carbondale Arts (CO) and Carbondale Creative District
  • Karl LeClair, Public Art Program Manager, Boise City Department of Arts & History
  • Anne-Claire Mitchell, Artist Trust & Richmond Collective
  • Valerie Peterman, My Public Art Portal Writer-Researcher for ArtsWA,
  • Annette Roth, Program Manager, Creative Districts, ArtsWA
  • Mike Sweney, Program Manager, Art in Public Places Program, ArtsWA
  • Michelle Traver, Public Art Administrator, TriMet (Portland),
  • Mary Welcome, Citizen Artist, Palouse, WA
  • Joshua Wright, VP, Economic and Workforce Development, Emsi, Moscow, ID

Panel Discussions

  • Maintenance & Conservation
  • Creative Districts
  • Community Engagement with Public Art
  • Digitization and Collections, Best Practices
  • Public Art & Technology

Additional Events
  • Pecha Kucha Session
  • Field Trips to view collections of public art in Moscow, ID and Pullman, WA

For more information, please contact the City of Moscow Arts Department by phone at (208) 883-7036 or by email at or


Story Contact: Kathleen Burns, Arts Director
Phone: (208) 883-7036

City of Moscow

206 E Third Street
Moscow, ID 83843
Contact: Gary J. Riedner, City Supervisor
Phone - 208.883.7006
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