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Staff

Five full-time staff members manage and coordinate Albuquerque's Public Art Urban Enhancement Division, including 1% for Art, UETF, Veteran's Memorial Review Committee, Satellite Galleries, and Downtown Arts and Cultural District.
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Sherri Brueggemann

Sherri Brueggemann is the City of Albuquerque Public Art Urban Enhancement, Division Manager.  She holds a Masters from UNM's School of Public Administration with emphasis in arts and cultural policy.  Sherri was a founding member of the American for the Arts Public Art Network and served on the PAN Council from 2000-2002.  She is also a former printmaker, special events coordinator, winery owner and adjuncts faculty at the University of New Mexico's College of Fine Arts, Arts Management Program.  Sherri has served as a board member for numerous arts, cultural and civic non-profit organizations in the Southwest, including the New Mexico Route 66 Association and the Albuquerque Arts Alliance.  She served on the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Arts and Cultural Industries Economic Impact Study, the Downtown MainStreet Arts and Cultural District Steering Committee, the Cultural Directors' Tourism Steering Committee, and Ambassadors for Spaceport America.

Public Art Uban Enhancement Division Manager [email protected]

Dan Fuller

Dan studied Fine Arts at the University of New Mexico and has held positions in the Arts and as a private contractor to Arts Institutions for over 30 years. As Collections manager for the Public Art Program, Dan is involved, on a daily basis, with the physical condition of all works in the collection and many pieces owned by the City which are not formally listed in the collection. "These objects are a part of our history and the legacy established for the people of our city. I am privileged to be a part of one of the strongest Public Art programs in the country. Today my favorite public artwork is "The Fallen Friend" by Jesus Moroles. But it changes daily."

Public Art Collection Coordinator [email protected]

Matthew Carter

Matt has a B.A in Fine Arts with concentrations in studio glass and ceramics. Matt joined the Public Art Urban Enhancement program in 2008, bringing with him 20 years experience in the studio glass/glass manufacturing industry and has held several positions in the museum field. He oversees the Urban Enhancement Trust Fund (UETF), manages public art projects as well as coordinates the Veterans Memorial Review Committee (VMRC).

Project Planner, Public Art , UETF and Veterans Memorial Review Committee (VMRC)

 

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Francesca Searer

Francesca received a BFA at Pratt Institute, in Brooklyn, NY. She is an artist, illustrator, arts educator, as well as a former machinist, metal fabricator and welding instructor.  She’s held positions with many Albuquerque non-profit, and for-profit arts institutions such as Sanitary Tortilla Factory, 516 ARTS, Untitled Fine Arts, The Albuquerque Museum, and as an adjunct at professor at SFCC (in Santa Fe, NM) in the Art History Department. She currently manages a variety of projects with the City of Albuquerque Public Art Urban Enhancement Division, specifically temporary and mural projects, as well as the Public Art Collection’s database.

Associate Public Art Project Coordinator [email protected]

Augustine Romero

Augustine (Gus) Romero was born and raised in Pueblo, Colorado where he studied art and completed a BA in Graphic Design at the University of Southern Colorado. He continued his global education by traveling to Europe, Australia, Central America, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, and Mexico. In 1997 he received an MA in Sculpture from New York University. Before Moving to Albuquerque, he taught at Parsons School of Design and participated in numerous New York exhibitions. He is the Gallery Curator for the City of Albuquerque, overseeing the South Broadway Cultural Center and KiMo Galleries. As a curator, Augustine is extremely generous with his time and expertise in helping artists and arts organizations prepare for and present meaningful exhibitions. Many an emerging artist has learned from him. In 2014, he was honored as a Local Treasure by the Albuquerque Art Business Association.

 Gallery Curator

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