Pablo Schugurensky (Principal)

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Pablo Schugurensky brings over 25 years public and private art management experience to his leadership of META ARTE, the consultancy he founded in 2005.

Prior to META ARTE, Pablo served as Director of Art Collections for Vulcan, Inc., where he represented the company's principals in the field and managed their extensive private art collections and their public art efforts. His corporate experience also includes serving as Director, Microsoft Art Collection for Microsoft Corporation, and later consulting to First and Goal Inc. in the formation of the public art program for Qwest Field.

For five years Pablo led the Art in Public Places program for the Washington State Arts Commission where he administered a statewide art acquisition initiative and worked to shape public policy in support of the arts. Early in his career as a program officer for the New York State Council on the Arts, he led grant administration processes to arts organizations across the state.

Pablo serves as a member of the collections committee of the Henry Art Gallery. He has previously served as member of the Seattle Art Museum's collections committee and Olympic Sculpture Park advisory committee, and as a board member of Artist Trust, the Henry Art Gallery, the Foundation for Art Resources, and Northwest Film Forum. He is a frequent panelist for international artist selection and awards programs, and is fluent in English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.

Kurt Kiefer (Project Manager)

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Kurt Kiefer has worked for over twenty years with clients and artists to develop complex art projects. He brings a wealth of knowledge of art and construction practices to Meta Arte.

Before coming to META ARTE, Kurt spent fourteen years as the Campus Art Administrator at the University of Washington. In that position he guided the development of the Campus Art Collection, served as the project and construction manager for major projects and developed campus-wide art and memorial policies.

In addition to his work with the university, Kurt implemented the public art program at Qwest Field and served as the first project manager for the Confluence Project. Kurt began his career as an apprentice stonecarver at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC and worked for a number of years as an art preparator at institutions both in Washington, DC and San Francisco.

Kurt currently serves as a member of the City of Seattle Public Art Advisory Committee and as a volunteer tutor at 826 Seattle. He has also served as the president of the board of Reflex Magazine and Sand Point Arts and Cultural Exchange.

At Meta Arte, Kurt manages public art projects, develops artwork installation strategies and oversees the company's collection management databases. He is well-versed in design and database software.