Summit County Public Art Program

In April, 2008, the Summit County Board of County Commissioners affirmed their belief that the aesthetic nature and charm of Summit County is further enhanced by the arts and an awareness of the visual arts.

Through ordinance 696, the Commissioners created the Summit County Public Art Program and Advisory Board. The County Commissioners allocated one percent of capital facility funds as seed money for the new program.

Mission

The mission of the Summit County Public Art Advisory Board is to celebrate and unite Summit County residents through public art.

Board Members

Judi Grenney -- Chair  
Park City has been Jude Grenney's home since 1991. While the mountain lifestyle drew her here, the thriving art scene has kept her here. She jumped into a position managing an art gallery and has been in the art and jewelry business on Main Street in Park City since. In the mid-nineties, she was co-chair of the Park City Gallery Association. In 2002, she owned Phoenix Gallery, which she operated until 2010. In 2011 she opened her current venture, J GO Gallery, which she owns and operates with a new partner. At J GO, she strives to curate of a collection of contemporary new west art that is relevant to our times and to promote through national programming the talent represented at J GO Gallery. Jude has served on the Summit County Art Advisory Board since 2011, and is the current Chair. She is passionate about bringing art to the county because she believes that art enlivens a place and inspires creativity. It adds too sense of place, increases our happiness and promotes the economic success of our community. Jude Grenney
Juliann Fritz -- Vice Chair  
Growing up back east, Juliann visited Summit County as a child and always had an affinity for the area. Having spent her career in communications – agency and nonprofits, she moved to Park City in 1999 to work for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association where she was the director of public relations for nearly a decade. Fritz currently leads marketing-communications efforts for the Utah-Southern Idaho office of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. A graduate of Washington & Jefferson College with a major in Art, she also received a masters from the SI Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. In addition, Fritz is a member of the Summit County Public Arts Advisory Board.

"Art has the power to impact lives and society in a positive way. Our commitment to public art also demonstrates pride in our community leaving a lasting legacy for generations to come."
Juliann Fritz
Lola Beatlebrox -- Secretary  
A graduate of Mount Holyoke College, Lola Beatlebrox spent 15 years in corporate education on the east coast before moving to Summit County. She now specializes in curriculum development and project management for nonprofits. Her client list includes the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, the Utah Division of Arts & Museums, Thanksgiving Point Institute, the Park City Museum, the Summit County Historical Society, and the Historic Park City Association. She is the author of Your History Your County: A Children's History of Summit County and Alice Merrill Horne, a children’s biography of the founder of the Utah state fine arts collection. She has served as Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary on the Summit County Public Art Advisory Board. Lola Beatlebrox
Erin Bragg -- Treasurer  
Erin was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska where she realized mountains and open space in your backyard are essential to creativity. She moved to Utah in 1999 to pursue ski racing. After spending a semester abroad in Florence, Italy during college she realized how public art is an essential aspect of the community and local culture. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Bates College in 2006 and a Master of Science in Environmental Humanities from the University of Utah in the fall of 2011. She is looking forward to being able to aid in decisions promoting an enhanced visual environment for Summit County residents by serving on the Public Arts Program and Advisory Board. Jude Grenney
Lisa Hale  
Lisa grew up in the greater Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area along the Chesapeake Bay, an area where urban and rural environments are knit together. These environments sparked her interest to pursue a B.A. in Urban Studies, a BFA in Sculpture, and her work as a teacher. It is in-between the edges of ecosystems that the taproot of her inspirations reside and propel her experiments within the world, within art. As an artist and educator, she uses art as a vehicle to highlight the beauty of the ordinary and connect unlikely people through a shared experience. The notion of bringing strangers together, opening people to new experiences and new ways of looking at the world is the gift within art that she pursues. Lisa Hale
Ann Johnson  
Ann Johnson has been a member of the Summit County Public Art Advisory Board for two years. As a member of Leadership Park City Class XVI, she was encouraged to participate in the community, and when the opportunity to help on the Summit County Public Art Advisory Board was presented, she volunteered. Ann has a BA in Communications from Brigham Young University and an MA in History from Arizona State University. An 18-year resident of Summit County, she has worked for a variety of nonprofits in the area, including KPCW radio and the Park City Performing Arts Foundation. She is presently development manager for Peace House. The board reflects Ann's belief that public art stimulates dialogue in the community, while enhancing a sense of pride and fostering community identity. Art lifts us, makes us look at the world differently and burnishes the soul. Ann Johnson
Nancy Bates  
Nancy has served on the Summit County Public Art Advisory Board for three years. A graduate of Brigham Young University in education with a minor in art, she was an Art and English teacher at the North Summit High School for 20 years and has lived in Summit County for forty years. She is an accomplished scenery painter and designed and installed the book mural in the Summit County Library Coalville Branch. Nancy Bates