Arts Commission

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mission statement

Integrating art and culture to create a sense of place, civic identity and unique character.

Guiding Principles

Artistic excellence: We strive for artistic excellence by showcasing high caliber local, regional and national artistic programming that reflects the city’s vision.

Accessibility: We engage deeply and widely with all segments of city, striving to reach all members of the community and create an avenue for artists to bring their creativity to the public.

Collaboration: We are committed to creating alliances and partnerships within and outside Sammamish to promote artistic excellence and accessibility. We work collaboratively with various state, regional and local agencies to enhance the effectiveness of the arts commission.

Community Design: We focus our efforts to nurture and build ‘creative capital’ locally, including taking necessary risks, to realize the impacts of the arts in fostering a vibrant social economy.

Diversity: We value diversity in artistic expressions and strive to promote arts as a universal language that binds people from different backgrounds and breathes life into our communities.


The Sammamish Arts Commission serves as an advisory body to the City Council in matters concerning the promotion and facilitation of public art in the community.


Position 1 Barbara Krauss January 31, 2025
Position 2 Megan Selitrennikoff January 31, 2025
Position 3 Barbara Jirsa January 31, 2022
Position 4 Margaret Rosenow January 31, 2022
Position 5 Claradell Shedd January 31, 2023
Position 6 Ashley Arrington January 31, 2023
Position 7 Vacant January 31, 2024
Position 8 Sudeshna Dixit January 31, 2024
Position 9 Vacant January 31, 2024



Date Meeting Info Agenda Minutes
11/26/2018 6:30 PM
10/22/2018 6:30 PM
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09/24/2018 6:30 PM
07/23/2018 6:30 PM
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06/25/2018 6:30 PM
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05/21/2018 6:30 PM
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04/23/2018 6:30 PM
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04/23/2018 8:30 AM
Sammamish City Hall Commons Gallery on view April 23 – July 20, 2018. An artist’s reception will be held on Thursday, May 24th from 6-8:00 pm. LAYERS Is an exhibit of work by regional artists including Liz Ruest, Cheryll Leo-Gwin, Claire Putney, Iskra Johnson, Phil Stoiber and Aaliyah Gupta and Ama ...
03/26/2018 6:30 PM
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02/26/2018 6:30 PM
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01/22/2018 6:30 PM
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