Arts Commission

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mission statement

Integrating art and culture to create a sense of place, civic identity and unique character.

Guiding Principles

Artistic excellence: We strive for artistic excellence by showcasing high caliber local, regional and national artistic programming that reflects the city’s vision.

Accessibility: We engage deeply and widely with all segments of city, striving to reach all members of the community and create an avenue for artists to bring their creativity to the public.

Collaboration: We are committed to creating alliances and partnerships within and outside Sammamish to promote artistic excellence and accessibility. We work collaboratively with various state, regional and local agencies to enhance the effectiveness of the arts commission.

Community Design: We focus our efforts to nurture and build ‘creative capital’ locally, including taking necessary risks, to realize the impacts of the arts in fostering a vibrant social economy.

Diversity: We value diversity in artistic expressions and strive to promote arts as a universal language that binds people from different backgrounds and breathes life into our communities.

 

The Sammamish Arts Commission serves as an advisory body to the City Council in matters concerning the promotion and facilitation of public art in the community.

 

POSITION LEADERSHIP TERM ENDS
Position 1 Barbara Krauss January 31, 2025
Position 2 Megan Selitrennikoff January 31, 2025
Position 3 Ann Humes January 31, 2026
Position 4 Whitney Hawker January 31, 2026
Position 5 Claradell Shedd January 31, 2023
Position 6 Ashley Arrington January 31, 2023
Position 7 Shani Kapoor January 31, 2024
Position 8 Sudeshna Dixit January 31, 2024
Position 9 Raghavendra Prasad January 31, 2024

 

Events

Date Meeting Info Agenda Minutes
10/24/2022 6:30 PM
09/26/2022 6:30 PM
09/24/2022 10:00 AM
08/24/2022 4:00 PM
Get a window into the artistry and process of skating and scootering while mapping movement in a series of quick guided gesture drawings. About this event What better time to map movement than the middle of a scooter competition? In this workshop, we will get a window into the artistry and process ...
08/17/2022 4:00 PM
Join us for an evening of observation at the farmer's market. Learn about seasonal produce and print with it too! About this event To begin this class, we will collect fresh produce from local farmers and learn about the process of growing our materials for the evening. Inspired by artist Ruth Asaw ...
08/13/2022 10:00 AM
Learn more about native plants from local garden stewards and a series of drawing exercises in this free, all-ages workshop! About this event Learn from local stewards of the garden, Anna Yorba and Jan Bird about the native plants and the process of cultivating this space. Gather in the Native Plan ...
08/10/2022 4:00 PM
Bring your I Spy skills to this workshop as we create scavenger hunt rules and discover nearby materials to transform into assemblage art! About this event Bring your I Spy skills to this workshop as we create scavenger hunt rules and discover nearby materials to transform into assemblage artworks. ...
07/25/2022 6:30 PM
07/14/2022 6:00 PM
Sammamish Arts Commission presents A View of the Lake A Women Painters of Washington Neighborhood Exhibition June 23 – September 23, 2022 A reception will be held in the Commons Gallery of Sammamish City Hall Thursday, July 14, 2022 from 6:00-8:00pm Nine artists from Women Painters of Washington ar ...
07/13/2022 4:00 PM
Come join the Arts Commission at the Sammamish Farmers Market from 4pm- 8pm in the grass area on Sammamish Commons Plaza. Commission will be offering painted tiny birdhouses activity during the Farmers Market!
06/27/2022 6:30 PM
06/23/2022 9:00 AM
Sammamish Arts Commission presents A View of the Lake A Women Painters of Washington Neighborhood Exhibition June 23 – September 23, 2022 Nine artists from Women Painters of Washington are presenting a neighborhood exhibition of their work. A View of the Lake showcases each artist’s interpretation o ...
06/01/2022 4:00 PM
05/23/2022 6:30 PM
04/25/2022 6:30 PM
03/28/2022 6:30 PM
02/28/2022 6:30 PM
02/07/2022 8:00 AM
Sammamish Arts Commission presents LOVE ROCKS, which is their February pop-up program! Leave a painted rock in any City of Sammamish Park in the month of February.
02/06/2022 9:00 AM
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01/24/2022 6:30 PM
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