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Maryland Public Art Commission

The Maryland Public Art Commission implements Maryland's formal public art program through sculptures, murals and other works in an effort to enhance the cultural landscape of Maryland communities. Created in 2005 and comprised of 12 members.​


Randall Griffin headshotArt historian Kathy O'Dell is Associate Professor of Visual Arts at UMBC, where she also serves as Special Assistant to the Dean for Education & Arts Partnerships. She is a former MSAC Councilor and member of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (GBCA), where she continues to co-chair the Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion Committee. She chairs the Higher Education in the Arts Task Force (HEAT Force) of the Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance (AEMS) and sits on the Boards of Maryland Art Place (MAP) and the Baltimore County Arts Guild.



  • Jerome C. Gray, Baltimore City
  • Jamie Heater, Wicomico County
  • Leslie Kahn, Montgomery County
  • Judy Kwon, Anne Arundel County 
  • Rebecca Massie Lane, Washington County
  • Kathy O'Dell Ph.D., Baltimore County


  • Elizabeth Hughes, Maryland Historical Trust
  • Elaine Bachmann, Maryland State Archives
  • Molline Jackson, Maryland State Arts Councilor
  • Anne Klase, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of Comptroller
  • Ben Seigel, Deputy Comptroller, Office of Comptroller


Liesel Fenner​, Maryland Public Arts Program Director
Maryland State Arts Council
175 W. Ostend Street 
Baltimore, MD, 21230