Lori Goldstein

Manager, Public Art Archive

Lori Goldstein is the manager of WESTAF’s Public Art Archive. Prior to joining WESTAF, Goldstein served as public art and program manager for the Arts Council of Lake Oswego, Oregon. Before accepting that position, she served as a contractor for the Archive during its formative years. In that capacity, her responsibilities included gathering collections of public art, working to ensure that classifications in the Archive were properly applied, and supporting the improvement of the quality of images on the site. Goldstein has also served as the Public Art Assistant at Braaksma Design, a public art studio with projects commissioned across the country. She studied as an undergraduate at Colorado College and received her master’s degree in art history with an emphasis on public art from the University of Colorado Boulder. Lori serves on the board of Public Art Dialogue.

Alison Verplaetse

Coordinator, Public Art Archive

Alison Verplaetse is the Public Art Archive coordinator for WESTAF. Verplaetse began her career as an academic librarian and conservator of books and paper, during which time she held positions at Regis University, University of Colorado Boulder, and Harvard University. Her interests in conservation and art led her to a role at Silo Workshop, a Denver-based public art fabrication and conservation company, where she became a full-fledged sculpture fabricator and welder. She has traveled throughout the country to install works of public art. Prior to joining WESTAF, she served as the Exhibit Design & Fabrication Manager at the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus. Verplaetse holds master’s degrees in library science and art history from Indiana University Bloomington and a bachelor’s degree in studio art from University of Indianapolis.