Inclusive Public Art Advisory Council (PAAC)

ZSR has appointed a Public Art Advisory Council (PAAC) to assist the Foundation in reviewing Letters of Intent and grant applications to recommend semi-finalists and finalists to ZSR’s Board of Trustees. ZSR's Board of Trustees will make final decisions regarding grant awards.

The PAAC is comprised of a demographically and geographically diverse group of North Carolinians, who possess expertise in art, public art, history, architecture and/or community engagement.

Below is a list of PAAC members:

  • José Galvez, Pulitzer Prize-winning Photojournalist/Documentarian (Durham, NC)
  • Napolean Hill, Independent Artist/Muralist (Whitaker, NC)
  • Zena Howard, Principal and Managing Director, Perkins & Will (Durham, NC)
  • Angelina Jumper, Cultural Resource Supervisor, Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians/Junaluska Museum (Robbinsville, NC)
  • Janet Kagan, Founder and Director, Art-Force (Wilson, NC)
  • Manoj Kesavan, Founder and Executive Director, Que-OS - BOOM Charlotte (Charlotte, NC)
  • Dewanna Little, Executive Director, YMI Cultural Center (Asheville, NC)
  • Tonya Jefferson Lynch, Executive Director, The Black Light Project (Greenville, NC)
  • Kim Pevia, Founder, K.A.P., Inner Prizes (Red Springs, NC)
  • Dr. Marvin Richardson, Vice Chief, Haliwa-Saponi Indian Tribe (Hollister, NC)
  • Dr. Arwin D. Smallwood, Professor and Chair, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University - Department of History and Political Science (Greensboro, NC)
  • Dr. Benjamin Speller, Historian, Dean, Professor, North Carolina Central University School of Library and Information Sciences, retired (Edenton, NC)
  • Lizette Cruz Watko, Founder and Executive Director, Diamante Arts and Cultural Center (Raleigh, NC)
  • Heather Wilson, Deputy Director, Cameron Art Museum (Wilmington, NC)