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, MPA

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 Urban Enhancement Division Manager [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 Collections Coordinator and Veterans Memorial Review Committee (VMRC)


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Karen Mazur

Karen has a BA studio art, MA art education and brings 25 years of experience as a graphic designer, photographer, artist and educator to the Public Art Program. She supports the activities of the arts board, manages information about the public art collection, and coordinates outreach and education efforts.

Associate Public Art Project Coordinator and Public Art Database Administrator  [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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Isabelle Zamora

Isabelle holds undergraduate degrees in legal assistant studies and technology and training as well as a Master's degree from the University of New Mexico School of Public Administration. She brings to the division nearly 25 years of public service with the City of Albuquerque; 15 years of that within the Cultural Services Department as a Management Analyst II, preparing department contracts and requests for proposals, writing grants and managing the programming for the Old Town Portal. Isabelle is a founding member of the Hispanic Heritage Committee and a member of the City of Albuquerque's Green Team. Her role in the Public Art Urban Enhancement division is to manage the Urban Enhancement Trust Fund and the Fresco project.

Urban Enhancement Trust Fund(UETF), Program Coordinator

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