The Associates of the Art Commission is composed of previous members of the Public Design Commission. It is a not-for-profit organization that supports the Design Commission by broadening public awareness of the commission's work and funds the Public Design Commission Intern Program.
In addition, the Associates honor outstanding New Yorkers at its Annual Dinner with the Bedrock of New York City Award.
There are 11 members of the Design Commission who serve pro bono. They include three representing cultural institutions (The Metropolitan Museum, the Brooklyn Museum and the New York Public Library) and Mayoral appointees drawn from professional disciplines painting, sculpture, architecture, and landscape architecture, as well as related fields such as art history, real estate, law and graphic design.
At the conclusion of their term on the Design Commission, the members become Associates of the Art Commission. The Associates work to support the Design Commission by broadening public awareness of its work and supporting the Design Commission’s Intern Program.
At its Annual Dinner, the Associates of the Art Commission honors, with the Bedrock of New York City Award, outstanding individuals who have had an important positive impact on the culture of our city. Past honorees have included Jean Claude and Christo, Agnes Gund, Philippe de Montebello and Lowery Stokes Sims.
|Executive Committee Members|
|President, Michele H. Bogart
Vice President, LeAnn Shelton
Treasurer, Nicholas Quennell
Secretary, John Willenbecher
Jean Parker Phifer
Ellen LeCompte, Executive Director