Steve Weaver
Executive Director; Ex-Officio Board Member

Maryrose Pavkovic
Managing Director

Jon Pounds
Executive Director Emeritus, CPAG


Peter Landon
Board President
Landon Bone Baker Architects

Heather Wallack
Vice President

Attorney, Kozusko Harris Duncan

Mary Whitman Davis
Art Historian

Board Members

Abdi Maya
Illinois Department of Human Rights

Una Moon

Nancy Cortez
Arts Consutlant

Tracy Van Duinen
Core Artist, CPAG; Artist Educator

Tulika Ladsariya

Michelle Feit
Chicago Public Schools

Sonja Henderson
Artist CPAG; Painter, Sculptor, and Muralist

Alison Janus

Bernard Williams
Core Artist,CPAG; Painter, Sculptor, and Muralist


CPAG Core Artists
At the heart of Chicago Public Art Group’s work are its dedicated Core Artists. The aesthetics and techniques of CPAG artworks are developed within this multi-generational, multi-racial, multi-cultural community of professional artists who are committed to creating high quality public art through collaborative processes.

After several years of working with CPAG and leading a number of major projects, an artist may be elected as a Chicago Public Art Group Core Artist in recognition of commitment to the practice of community-based artmaking; artistic and leadership skills in such areas as collaborative design, technical knowledge, project management, teaching, and community organizing; and the high aesthetic quality of completed public art projects.

For more information on the Core Artists of CPAG, including examples of important artworks, see the Artist page of the CPAG website.

Becoming a CPAG Artist
Interested artists should submit digital copies of their work, their artist statement, and a résumé of art experiences to Maryrose Pavkovic, Managing Director via email to New artists are then employed as assistants on a number of projects, giving them the opportunity to learn community public art techniques as apprentices to master community artists. New artists who are interested in developing a career in community public are encouraged, to participate in activities such as workshops and lectures, and to volunteer on projects.


Alphawood Foundation
Chicago Park District
Chicago Public Schools
City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) CityArts Grant
Dennis Langley
Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation
Illinois Arts Council Agency
Ira Brodenstein & Julia Smith, In Memory of Jim Fox
Jill & Lou Raizin
Landon Bone Baker Architects
MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
University of Chicago Office of Civic Engagement