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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 first 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.  She is also a former Maryland State Arts Councilor and previous director of the Young Audiences Imagination Stage and the Montgomery County Arts and... Read More

Alejandro (Alex) Francisco Castro

Baltimore CityPublic Members

Alex Castro is an artist and architect whose designs have graced the streets and skylines of Baltimore, including collaborative works such as the building design for the American Visionary Art Museum, the renovation of the Charles Theater, and the creation of the neon "Mr. Boh" signs in Brewers Hill.  Alex holds degrees from Yale University and the University of... Read More

Jan Goldstein

Montgomery CountyPublic Members

Jan Goldstein is the founder and executive director of Arts on the Block.  Since its founding in 2003, Arts on the Block's mission has been to empower creative youth to imagine and shape fulfilling futures and contribute to the quality of life in their communities.  AOB achieves its mission by providing real-world experiences in the arts, educational guidance and... Read More

Randall M. Griffin

Howard CountyPublic Members

Randall M. Griffin (Rand) recently retired as 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... Read More

Dr. William E. Kirwan

Prince George's CountyEx-officio members

Dr. William E. Kirwan serves as chancellor of the University System of Maryland.  A widely respected academic leader, Dr. Kirwan served as president of Ohio State University for four years (1998-2002), and as president of the the University of Maryland, College Park for 10 years (1988-1998).  Prior to his presidency, he was a member of the University of Maryland Faculty... Read More

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

Patricia Lewis Mote

Anne Arundel CountyPublic Members

Patsy Mote has been a lifelong contributor to the arts, as an artist, graphic designer, teacher, program developer and volunteer.  Her work has been presented in juried shows and traveling exhibitions, her graphics displayed on billboards and in political campaigns, and her counsel has shaped numerous, wide-ranging arts organizations.  

In 1998 Patsy moved to the... Read More

J. Rodney Little

Institutional members

J. Rodney Little is the Executive Director & State Historic Preservation Officer for the Maryland Historical Trust.

Photo by: Amy Davis 

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