The Team 

We are a group of artists, architects, activists, philanthropists, and entrepreneurs who have come together  for the purpose of public art. 

Jennifer Desmond

Founder and Executive Director 

Jennifer Desmond is a New York City based mother, entrepreneuer, and activist.  When not wrangling small children, Jennifer works to find money and home for art. Contact Jennifer.

Stuart Sheldon

Co-Founder & Curator

Stuart Sheldon is a Miami-based artist, author and blogger. He always wanted a pet monkey, and his two young sons have filled that need perfectly. Contact Stuart.

Kendra Stanley

Co-Founder & Treasurer

Kendra Stanley is based in San Francisco and is a space creator and community activist. Her favorite past time is taking recycled materials and transforming them into functional and wearable art. Contact Kendra

Chrissy Kaufman

Co-Founder, Secretary & Art Director 

Chrissy Kaufman is a San Francisco-based jeweler and production manager. She has has served on the Art in Public Places Committee in her home town of Santa Rosa, CA. And has helped build some truly amazing large scale sculptures. Contact Chrissy.

Betsy O'Neill 

Co-Founder & Business Director 

Betsy O'Neill attended MIT, UCSF and Haas Business School. She is thrilled that all this education has garnered her a stellar job and incomparable friends. She resides in San Francisco with her tea-cup poodle. Contact Betsy.

Philippe Guilbert 

French physician, Philippe Guilbert has lived in the US since 2006. East Hampton, NY, where his artist daughter and her 3 kids live too. He loves Lincoln Center, museums & Manhattan restaurants. His son lives in Sausalito. Contact Philippe

John Berg

Architectural Director

John Berg attended the Rhode Island School of Design and is an architect and idealist, practicing both in New York City and the Eastern End of Long Island. His work has been published in coffee table books and design magazines but he cannot seem to design a tree house for his two boys. Contact John

Emily Raabe 

Emily Raabe lives in NYC with her husband, the documentary filmmaker Paul Devlin, and their extraordinary French Bulldog Lola. Emily writes fiction and poetry, reads murder mysteries, and teaches writing to art students. 


Elicia Castle


Elly Castle is a Brooklyn abiding, Colorado native, mixed-media artist. She recently received her MFA from Hunter College, and is decisively using her master skills to roam and explore the streets by bicycle looking for dragons.