Alice Spencer – Founder and Emeritus Board Member PUBLIC ART RESUME

In 1994 Alice was appointed to first Portland Percent for Art Public Art Committee where she served  15 years – including chairing the PPAC for 12 years

During her time on the Committee they:

  • wrote the city’s guidelines for commissioning public art, including guidelines for partnering with community-initiated projects
  • inventoried and documented Portland’s public art collection
  • created and implemented a maintenance and conservation policy
  • initiated conservation treatment for a number of works, including Our Lady of Victories in Monument Square, and The Little Water Girl who was reinstalled inside the new public library.
  • commissioned new projects and managed gifts to the city, that included the Jewell Box Bus Shelter on Congress Street, John Ford statue at Center and Danforth Streets,Under Foot: decorative relief bronze bricks installed on the sidewalk at Longfellow Square, a collaboration between PPAC, community groups and Reiche School.
  • Worked with the city to create guidelines and a review process to enable MECA and USM art students to install temporary public art projects in public spaces. Alice served on the PPAC review committee.

2011: Alice chaired the committee to write guidelines for Temporary Public Art

2011-present: serves on review committee for temporary public art proposals.

2014-2020: Founder, Board Chair and Emeritus board member, TEMPOart.

TEMPOart projects to date include:

American Dream, Lincoln Park, 2016

Mother’s  Garden, Kennedy Field 2019

Gathering Stones, Fish Point 2020