Public Art Program Manager
Liesel Fenner, ASLA is the public art program manager at Americans for the Arts in Washington, DC, and develops national programs and services advocating for excellence in public art and design. She builds partnerships and cultivates field leadership through the Public Art Network (PAN) which has membership of more than 1,000 art and design professionals. Liesel has planned the last five annual public art conference proceedings.
Liesel was formerly with the New England Foundation for the Arts for eight years as its public art program manager, where she developed Art & Community Landscapes, a partnership between the National Park Service and the National Endowment for the Arts. She worked on public art projects throughout the New England region and nationally. She has organized artist selection jury panels, facilitated community visioning workshops, and curated gallery exhibitions.
Liesel is a licensed landscape architect and practiced landscape architecture and urban design in the San Francisco Bay Area. She attended the Rhode Island School of Design and received a Masters of Landscape Architecture degree with a specialization in public art. She also received a Bachelors of Landscape Architecture from the University of California, Davis. She has taught courses on public art and placemaking and served on board’s of nonprofit art organizations.