Public Art Endowment Art Selection Process

Photo of the Art Selection Committee


The Public Art Endowment is governed by its Trustees, who make all final decisions regarding art and project selections. Trustees are supported in their work by the Art Selection Committee. This committee is composed of arts professionals from across the country and headed by Laura Way, executive director of Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art in Greensboro, NC.

The Art Selection Committee recommends multiple artists and/or artworks for consideration. Trustees are then charged with voting on their final selection. 

During the initial phase of the Endowment, installations were long-term but temporary.. The Endowment is now focusing its efforts on acquiring permanent, commissioned artworks.


Cheryl Cullom Stewart, Public Art Endowment Consultant

Cheryl Cullom Stewart has worked in public art since 1984. She has placed and promoted public art as the Public Art Consultant with the Raleigh-Durham International Airport for the renovation of Terminal 1 and 2, The Cemala Foundation, Action Greensboro and currently the Piedmont Triad International Airport, The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro‘s Public Art Endowment and the North Carolina Arts Council. She has managed many public art projects and programs in her career working at Metropolitan Transit Authority’s Art for Transit in NYC as the manager of the Permanent Art for the NYTA, LIRR and Metro-North Railroad, Program Coordinator for the City of Tampa’s Public Art Program and Project Coordinator for Miami-Dade Art in Public Places. She received her MA in Art History from FSU, and has been past-president of the Board of Green Hill Center for NC Art and the Weatherspoon Art Museum Association at UNCG.



  • Linda Carlisle
    Endowment Trustee representative
    Greensboro, NC
  • Nancy Doll
    Weatherspoon Art Museum UNC-Greensboro
    Greensboro, NC
  • Linda Dougherty
    Chief Curaror & Curator of Contemporary Art
    North Carolina Museum of Art
    Raleigh, NC
  • Carla Hanzal
    Vice President, Public Art
    Arts & Sciences Council
    Charlotte, NC
  • Billy Lee
    Greensboro, NC
  • Pallas Lombardi
    Charlotte Program Manager
    Charlotte Area Transit System
    Charlotte, NC
  • Kathryn Long
    Endowment Trustee representative
    Greensboro, NC
  • Sarah Powers
    Executive Director
    Office of Raleigh Arts, Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
    Raleigh, NC
  • Jody Servon
    Professor and Sharpe Chair of Fine and Applied Art
    Appalachian State University
  • Cheryl Stewart
    Public Art Consultant
    Greensboro, NC
  • Laura Way, Committee Chair
    Executive Director
    Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art
    Greensboro, NC
  • Lauren Worth
    Artist and Endowment Trustee representative
    Greensboro, NC