For more than 20 years, Liesel Fenner, has worked in the art and design fields nationally both in the public and private sectors. She was the former Public Art Program Manager at Americans for the Arts in Washington DC, developing partnerships, programs, and services to advance public art, civic design and cultural planning.
She provided technical assistance through the Public Art Network and planned the annual public art conference bringing together public art and design professionals from programs across the nation. Most recently, she worked with Gallagher & Associates in Silver Spring as Project Manager on permanent exhibition projects working with a variety of national museums including natural history, cultural heritage, and art and music venues.
Liesel was formerly with the New England Foundation for the Arts in Boston where she developed and managed three public art programs that commissioned over 40 projects regionally and nationally working closely with artists and arts agencies in the implementation of work.
In the San Francisco Bay Area, Liesel practiced landscape architecture and urban design and is licensed and a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). She received her Master’s degree from the Rhode Island School of Design specializing in Public Art and Installation and her Bachelor’s degree is in Landscape Architecture from the University of California, Davis.
Liesel has served on non-profit boards and advisory commissions including: ASLA Potomac Chapter, Arlington County Public Art Commission, Montgomery County Public Art Trust and Mobius Arts Space (Boston), and has served on panels and juries as well as presented nationally at workshops and conferences.