807.000 - Art Selection Committee

The Art Selection Committee shall be responsible for selecting art through the Washington State Arts Commission Art in Public Places Program. This program facilitates the acquisition, placement, and stewardship of artwork in state-funded building projects. One-half of one percent for art funds is generated by new construction projects in state agencies, community colleges, universities, and public schools. Local committees representing project sites make all final artwork selection decisions.

In addition, the Art Selection Committee will be responsible for acceptance and location of donated art objects, markers, and monuments (other than instruction/gallery items) and purchase and location of art objects other than through the Art in Public Places Program.

The committee will monitor and make decisions regarding the maintenance and care of all College art objects.

Members will attend meetings, participate in equitable selection processes that align with the college and state's missions, provide valuable help as needed with siting, accepting, repairing and maintaining the collection, and perform administrative duties that includes maintaining the art inventory document. Appointed members may serve any number of one-year terms without limit:

  • Executive Cabinet Member acts as the liaison between leadership and the committee.
  • Art Faculty acts as art expert, community connector, and maintains art collection, including art storage. 
  • Foundation Representative, where applicable, available, and/or appropriate, gives donation and other financial input to the committee. 
  • Facilities Personnel offers advice and work with facilities on siting and upkeep of existing and new work. 
  • Appointment of an Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion representative or BUILD graduate by the Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to align college values to the selection and siting process.
  • Student Representative who brings a student-centered perspective to the committee, will work with other students for feedback, if necessary.
  • Classified Staff Representative who brings a staff perspective and needs to art selection.
  • At-Large Member, any staff/faculty member, this seat can be held by any college community member who wants to offer their assistance to the committee’s work. 

The committee will elect a chair from its membership each year.

Depending on the identified scope of a project, a project manager, a building/department representative, an instructional/building representative, and/or a local artist may be appointed to serve on the committee for a specific length of time or until the project is completed.

Revised Policy/Procedure Approved by Executive Cabinet
April 27, 2010

Revised by Executive Cabinet: February 14, 2023