NXT Art aims to increase the quality and vitality of public art as a vehicle to engage cultural, social, and civic conversations. We enhance, enliven, and enrich public space through the development of culturally attuned, diverse and aesthetically stimulating installations. NXT Art envisions a future where the transformative impact of art contributes to a more vibrant and interconnected world.
Creative expression has the transformative ability to reshape our understanding of knowledge, acting as a catalyst and vehicle for information through the lens of art. Art serves as a powerful force that can incite action and resolution. At NXT Art, our commitment lies in pushing the boundaries of public art, ensuring excellence in both our work and community engagement.

We firmly believe that the fusion of art and change is most potent in a tactile atmosphere, where sensory and emotional understanding can be effectively communicated. Acknowledging the undeniable power of art as a source of inspiration and invigoration, we strive to develop an enriched social landscape through tactile works that strengthen human connectedness and stimulate individual imaginations.

Functioning as both an incubator and catalyst, NXT Art actively nurtures, harnesses, initiates, and fosters creative projects, inviting and encouraging public participation. The manifestation of art in visible and accessible spaces has the potential to lead a renaissance, where diverse and culturally compelling artworks become defining features for urban centers, districts, and environments globally.

City of Los Angeles
Certificate of Recognition
2017 – War of the Worlds
Mayor Eric Garcetti

The American Institute of Architects
Los Angeles Chapter
Presidential Honoree 2019
LA Plaza Village

City of Los Angeles
Certificate of Commendation
2021 – Luminex
Councilmember, 14th District Kevin De Leon

City of Los Angeles
Certificate of Recognition
2022 – Luminex 2.0
Mayor Eric Garcetti

City of Los Angeles
Certificate of Commendation
2022 – Luminex
Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council

Arts Orange County
Public Art Achievement Award 2023
City of Tustin
FLIGHT at Tustin Legacy Murals

NXT Art aims to increase the quality and vitality of public art as a vehicle to engage cultural, social, and civic conversations. We enhance, enliven, and enrich public space through the development of culturally attuned, diverse and aesthetically stimulating installations. NXT Art envisions a future where the transformative impact of art contributes to a more vibrant and interconnected world.
Creative expression has the transformative ability to reshape our understanding of knowledge, acting as a catalyst and vehicle for information through the lens of art. Art serves as a powerful force that can incite action and resolution. At NXT Art, our commitment lies in pushing the boundaries of public art, ensuring excellence in both our work and community engagement.

We firmly believe that the fusion of art and change is most potent in a tactile atmosphere, where sensory and emotional understanding can be effectively communicated. Acknowledging the undeniable power of art as a source of inspiration and invigoration, we strive to develop an enriched social landscape through tactile works that strengthen human connectedness and stimulate individual imaginations.

Functioning as both an incubator and catalyst, NXT Art actively nurtures, harnesses, initiates, and fosters creative projects, inviting and encouraging public participation. The manifestation of art in visible and accessible spaces has the potential to lead a renaissance, where diverse and culturally compelling artworks become defining features for urban centers, districts, and environments globally.

City of Los Angeles
Certificate of Recognition
2017 – War of the Worlds
Mayor Eric Garcetti

The American Institute of Architects
Los Angeles Chapter
Presidential Honoree 2019
LA Plaza Village

City of Los Angeles
Certificate of Commendation
2021 – Luminex
Councilmember, 14th District Kevin De Leon

City of Los Angeles
Certificate of Recognition
2022 – Luminex 2.0
Mayor Eric Garcetti

City of Los Angeles
Certificate of Commendation
2022 – Luminex
Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council

Arts Orange County
Public Art Achievement Award 2023
City of Tustin
FLIGHT at Tustin Legacy Murals

OUR BOARD

OUR BOARD

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Heidi Chang

Heidi Chang works as a private art consultant and established Pyo Gallery LA in 2008 in the downtown sector of Los Angeles. Her gallery was distinctive in presenting contemporary emerging and mid-career artists with an emphasis on Asian and local California artists. Heidi provides a vital gateway to the art centers of China, Korea, and the United States through her international roster of artists.

we are »

Heidi Chang

Heidi Chang works as a private art consultant and established Pyo Gallery LA in 2008 in the downtown sector of Los Angeles. Her gallery was distinctive in presenting contemporary emerging and mid-career artists with an emphasis on Asian and local California artists. Heidi provides a vital gateway to the art centers of China, Korea, and the United States through her international roster of artists.

is a public art
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Carmen Zella

Carmen Zella is an award winning public art curator and producer.  She is the Owner/Principal of NOW Art, an established art agency in Los Angeles that designs, consults, manages, produces and installs for both civic and private clients. She co-founded the non-profit organization NXT Art Foundation with internationally acclaimed curator Heidi Chang.

is a public art
foundation?


Carmen Zella 

Carmen Zella is an award winning public art curator and producer.  She is the Owner/Principal of NOW Art, an established art agency in Los Angeles that designs, consults, manages, produces and installs for both civic and private clients. She co-founded the non-profit organization NXT Art Foundation with internationally acclaimed curator Heidi Chang.

is public art
relevant?

SANDY GOOCH

Sandy Gooch has been called the queen of retailing, pioneering creator of the natural food market, and original visionary for the natural products industry. As the founder of Mrs. Gooch’s Natural Foods Markets, she set out to provide the finest, most natural, wholesome food and health-care products available. Sandy’s influence spread far beyond the LA area, as the standards implemented in her markets set the bar for natural products throughout the U.S. and around the globe. 

is public art
relevant?

Sandy Gooch

Sandy Gooch has been called the queen of retailing, pioneering creator of the natural food market, and original visionary for the natural products industry. As the founder of Mrs. Gooch’s Natural Foods Markets, she set out to provide the finest, most natural, wholesome food and health-care products available. Sandy’s influence spread far beyond the LA area, as the standards implemented in her markets set the bar for natural products throughout the U.S. and around the globe. 

Scott Taylor

Scott Taylor is the Vice President of Sales at Hawke Media, bringing hardy leadership and guidance to the business development team, as well as seasoned sales and marketing chops. His previous roles have included telecommunications management, Founder and President of Move.com, Founder of TAOW Modern Marketing, CEO and Co-Founder of Green Endeavor Inc. and partner at Blue Skies Unlimited, a business accelerator and investment company.

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Normalynn Cutler

 

Honorary Board Member

Scott Taylor

Scott Taylor is the Vice President of Sales at Hawke Media, bringing hardy leadership and guidance to the business development team, as well as seasoned sales and marketing chops. His previous roles have included telecommunications management, Founder and President of Move.com, Founder of TAOW Modern Marketing, CEO and Co-Founder of Green Endeavor Inc. and partner at Blue Skies Unlimited, a business accelerator and investment company.

public art
matters »

Normalynn Cutler

HONORARY BOARD MEMBER

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