Public Art Commission - About the Board


The Public Art Commission was established by Town Meeting on April 23, 1990, to foster greater community awareness of the interaction with public art, and through public art, promote cultural diversity and an improved quality of life for Amherst’s citizens. Responsibilities include developing guidelines for public art, proposing to the Select Board an annual budget, seeking funding sources for public art, encouraging integration of art in public and private development, interacting with all Town Boards, serving as a resource in educating developers, officials, and committees about possibilities for public art; and developing policies for publicly owned works in Amherst.


Appointed by the Select Board. 7 members / 3-year terms.
Member Name
Year Appointed
Term Expires
Rene Theberge, Chair
2012 2018
Eric Broudy
2013 2019
Bonnie Isman, Clerk
2010 2017
Daniel Grant, Treasurer
2014 2017
Amy Crawley 2015 2018
Ellen Keiter 2015 2018
Page revised on August 29, 2016