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ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

Maryland Commission on Public Art

Maryland Commission on Public Art

Maryland Commission on Public Art works to integrates public art enhancements into state-funded construction during the early stages of planning and development. The Commission directs the strategic vision of Maryland's statewide public art program. As required by legislation passed in 2013, Maryland must include public art in all construction and major renovation projects.

Catherine Leggett

ChairMontgomery County

Catherine Sharp Leggett serves as the chair of the Maryland Commission on Public Art.  Mrs. Leggett is senior vice president of human resource at the nonprofit International City/County Management Association.  

Elaine Bachman

Public Members

Elaine Bachmann is the Director of Artistic Property for the Maryland State Archives. 

Randall M. Griffin

Howard CountyInstitutional members

Randall M. Griffin (Rand) is the retired President and Chief Executive Officer of Corporate Office Properties Trust.  Mr. Griffin oversaw all real estate operations, development and property management functions.

Mr. Griffin's work experience includes 34 years of proven experience in the creation of real estate value through direct responsibilities in management... Read More

Elizabeth Hughes

Public Members

Elizabeth Hughes is the Director of the Maryland Historical Trust. 

Molline Jackson

Prince George's CountyInstitutional members

Molline Jackson is a landscape architect and planner for the Montgomery National Park & Planning Commission. Jackson also assists in Montgomery County's public art in private development. 

Leslie Kahn

Montgomery CountyInstitutional members

Lesie Kahn is a registered architect with the Administrative Office of the US Courts. Kahn works on the integration of public art in US Courthouses across the nation. 

Anne Klase

Anne Arundel CountyInstitutional members

Anne Klase serves as Deputy Chief of Staff for Maryland State Comptroller Peter Franchot. She has worked on several political campaigns and has assisted in fundraising for various State and Federal candidates.

Anne is a graduate of Salisbury University, where she studied Political Science.  As an undergraduate, she completed several internships including one in... Read More

Nancy Kurtz

Public Members

Nancy Kurtz is a designee for Ms. Hughes. Kurtz coordinates the Maryland Markers and Monuments program at the Maryland Historical Trust. 

Senator Richard S. Madaleno, Jr.

Montgomery CountyInstitutional members

Richard Madaleno represents Maryland’s 18th Legislative District (which includes Kensington, Wheaton, and Chevy Chase, as well as parts of Silver Spring, Rockville, and Bethesda) in the Maryland State Senate. He is currently serving his second term in the State Senate (elected in 2006 and 2010), having first been elected in 2002 to serve a four year term in the House of... Read More

Kathy O'Dell Ph.d

Baltimore CountyInstitutional members

Kathy O'Dell is Assistant Professor of Art a the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She formerly served as a MSAC Councilor and serves on MSAC advisory committees. 

Liling Tien

Baltimore CountyInstitutional members

Liling Tien is a landscape architect with P.E.L.A. Inc., a private practice in Baltimore. She has worked on projects integrating public art in urban design. 

Rodney Tissue

Washington CountyInstitutional members

Rodney Tissue is he City Engineer for Hagerstown, Maryland and facilitates the implementation of the Hagerstown Cultural Trail incorporating pubic art along the half mile route.