Kate Ali - Public Art Manager, Oregon Arts Commission &
Isaac Marquez - Public Art and Community Events Manager, City of Eugene Cultural Services

Monday, April 27, 2015

03:00 PM - 05:30 PM

Hult Center Studio
1 Eugene Center
Eugene, OR


What would it be like to have your art in the public view? This informative workshop will cover the history of public art, the current scene, and navigating the public art commission process. Participants will learn about applying for public art proposals, getting started as a public artist, and setting yourself up for success in this unique sector of the art world. There will be a Q&A session with the presenters at the end of the workshop.

This workshop covers:

  • An overview and history of public art in the U.S. and Oregon
  • The City of Eugene’s history of public art and the current scene
  • The basics of public art proposals
  • Request for proposals (RFP) vs. Request for qualifications (RFQ)
  • Tips for creating successful proposals
  • Getting started and networking
  • Where to look for opportunities
  • List of public art resources

About the Presenters:

IMG_0179Kate Ali is a Project Manager for the Oregon Arts Commission’s Percent for Art Program. Kate’s public art experience ranges from artist and designer to project manager, giving her a unique perspective on the public art world. Kate also works as a sculptor, teaching artist, and local arts education advocate. She is currently the Vice President of the Lane Arts Council.



IM_Headshot ResizedIsaac Marquez has worked for the City of Eugene for eighteen years beginning with an internship for the City’s Riverhouse Outdoor Program while attending the University of Oregon. Isaac received his Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from the University of Oregon and is an active artist. During his time with the City of Eugene he has served as an Outdoor Recreation Programmer, a Planning Division Manager overseeing the City’s Neighborhood Program and for the last five years as the City of Eugene Public Art manager. Isaac has received four City of Eugene Mayor’s Employee Recognition Awards. Currently Isaac manages the Public Art and Community Events section for the City of Eugene’s Cultural Services Division.

Cultural Services logo horizontalThis workshop is presented in partnership with the
City of Eugene Cultural Services Division.

This workshop fee is $15-25 (sliding scale).

Contact at or 541-485-2278 with any other questions.

Bookings no longer allowed on this date.