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Seven full-time staff members manage and coordinate Albuquerque's Public Art Urban Enhancement Division, including Public 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 care and maintenance of the Public Art Collection, manages public art projects as well as coordinates the Veterans Memorial Review Committee (VMRC).

Public Art Collections Manager, Project Planner, and Veterans Memorial Review Committee (VMRC) Coordinator


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Robyne Robinson

The former Director of Arts@MSP, Robyne developed arts and culture programming at MSP International Airport, generating more than $5 million dollars for the Minnesota arts community through commissions, exhibitions and programming at the nation’s 16th largest airport. Her work at MSP has received praise from transportation writers and national media, including The New York Times. Robyne is well-known as an Emmy-winning news broadcaster in the Twin Cities–and as the first African American primetime anchor in Minnesota. It was during that time she also produced and hosted the first nightly arts and entertainment segment in a major newscast–The Buzz–which resulted in international press, and one of the first interviews and lengthy relationship with Prince.

Robyne is the creative mind behind ROX Jewelry Designs, sold throughout the US Greece and London. Her work is on display at the Lewis Museum of African American Art in Baltimore, fine art galleries in Minneapolis and St. Paul, and has been featured in both US and UK magazines.

Robyne’s received numerous honors, including being selected as a 2010 candidate for Lt. Governor; a Hubert Humphrey fellow at the University of Minnesota, and the critically-praised curator and owner of flat land gallery (2000-2003).

She rounds out her list of awards with her recent induction into Minnesota’s Broadcasting Hall of Fame–again another mile stone as the first African American honoree.

Public Art Project Planner [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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Eric Werner

Public Art Urban Enhancement Division Management Analyst II

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Mandolen Sanchez

Mandolen has a B.A. and M.A. in Art History, with an emphasis in art of the Americas, from the University of New Mexico. In 2019, she served as the Chief Editor for the 12th volume of UNM’s Department of Art and Art History’s annual publication Hemisphere: Visual Cultures of the Americas. She brings with her experience working with nonprofit arts organizations. She is the Public Art Outreach Program Coordinator for the City of Albuquerque Public Art Urban Enhancement division. 

Public Art Outreach Program Coordinator

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Noel Begay

Noel is Diné, Native New Mexican and is the newest member of the Public Art Urban Enhancement Division. Noel is Dibéłizhiní, born for Táchii’nii, her maternal grandfather is Tł’ógí and her paternal grandfather is Tábaahá. She studied art and art history, where she completed her B.F.A. in Fine Arts, with emphases in Printmaking and Painting, from the University of New Mexico (2017). She was a former studio technician/curator with both UNM & CNM, which led to teaching summer art classes specializing in printmaking on the Navajo Nation. She eventually went forward with serving as a Native American Liaison among multiple Non-Profit Indigenous Organizations (including Missing & Murdered Indigenous Persons with the U.S. Justice Department & local Law Enforcement). She formerly served as the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) Intern assisting with a national fundraising silent auction project. She volunteers with the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe on fundraising events for student scholarship monies to attend the institute. She previously provided administrative support for the City of Albuquerque in the Environmental Health Department during 2020-2022.

Associate Public Art Project Coordinator

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