Visual Arts Committee Meeting (Remote)

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

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    Overview

    As authorized by California Government Code Section 54953(e) and the Mayor’s 45th Supplement to her February 25, 2020 emergency proclamation, this meeting will be held remotely without providing a physical location. Members of the Visual Arts Committee will participate and vote by video. Members of the public may observe the meeting and provide public comment online at https://bit.ly/3JPXEzq. Instructions for providing public comment are below.

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    Visual Arts Committee Commissioners: Suzie Ferras, Chair; JD Beltran; Mahsa Hakimi; Yiying Lu; Nabiel Musleh; Abby Sadin Schnair.

    Agenda

    1. Call to Order, Roll call, Agenda Changes, Land Acknowledgment
      • Call to order
      • Roll call / Confirmation of quorum
      • Agenda Changes
      • Ramaytush Ohlone Land Acknowledgement

      The San Francisco Arts Commission acknowledges that we are on the unceded ancestral homeland of the Ramaytush Ohlone who are the original inhabitants of the San Francisco Peninsula. As the indigenous stewards of this land and in accordance with their traditions, the Ramaytush Ohlone have never ceded, lost nor forgotten their responsibilities as the caretakers of this place, as well as for all peoples who reside in their traditional territory. As guests, we recognize that we benefit from living and working on their traditional homeland. We wish to pay our respects by acknowledging the ancestors, elders and relatives of the Ramaytush Community and by affirming their sovereign rights as First Peoples. As a department dedicated to promoting a diverse and equitable Arts and Culture environment in San Francisco, we are committed to supporting the traditional and contemporary evolution of the American Indian community. 

    2. General Public Comment

      Discussion

      (This item is to allow members of the public to comment generally on matters within the Commission’s purview as well as to suggest new agenda items for the Commission’s consideration.)

    3. Consent Calendar

      Discussion and Possible Action

      Presentation Time: Approximately 3 minutes

       

      1. Motion to approve Robin Williams, a mural design by Andrés Igelsias. The mural will be installed at 1105 Market St. in District 6. The mural measures approximately 10 ft. by 50 ft. The project is funded by a Community Challenge Grant and the Mid-Market Community Benefit District. The artwork will not become part of the Civic Art Collection.
         
      2. Motion to approve Saltwater Fishtank, a mural design by Mike Ritch. The murals will be installed on two utility boxes on the southwest corner of Ocean Ave and Junipero Serra in District 7. The murals measure approximately 4 ft. by 2 ft. by 6 ft. and 1 ft. by 1 ft. 4.5 ft., respectively. The project is funded by Participatory Budget Funding, held as a grant with the Arts Commission. The artwork will not become part of the Civic Art Collection.
         
      3. Motion to approve Design Development Phase deliverables (revised Final Design) by FutureForms for the Potrero Gateway Project.
         
      4. Motion to approve SF City Clinic Mural Project, a mural design by Elaine Chu and Safi Kolozsvari. The mural will be installed on the San Francisco City Clinic at 356 7th St. in District 6. The mural measure approximately 47 ft. by 49 ft. The project is privately funded. The artwork will not become part of the Civic Art Collection.

       

       

    4. SFAC Galleries

      Discussion and Possible Action

      Staff Presenter: Maysoun Wazwaz
      Presentation Time: Approximately 5 minutes

      Presentation of the SFAC Galleries upcoming Winter 2022 Main Gallery exhibition. 

      Discussion and Possible Action: for the Director of Cultural Affairs to approve artist honorarium for the following artists to develop artwork for the SFAC Main Gallery exhibition, title to be determined (December 9, 2022-February 11, 2023): Binta Ayofemi, $4,000; Cristine Blanco, $5,000; Heesoo Kwon, $3,800; Emma Logan, $3,500; and Sun Park, $3,500.

    5. Mothers Building

      Discussion 

      Staff Presenter: Allison Cummings  
      Presentation Time: Approximately 10 minutes

      Presentation of potential reuse plans, update on landmarking status, and feasibility study for the Mother’s Building, located at the San Francisco Zoo.

    6. Union Square Temporary Sculpture

      Discussion and Possible Action

      Staff Presenter: Mary Chou
      Presentation Time: Approximately 5 minutes

      Presentation of temporary sculpture proposal to be installed and on view in Union Square.

      Discussion and Possible Action: to approve the temporary installation of a 48’ tall sculpture by Marco Cochrane, titled R-Evolution, fabricated from steel rod and tubing with two layers of geodesic triangles and covered by stainless steel mesh, to be installed in Union Square at a date to be determined in early 2023 for a period of six months which is sponsored fully by the Union Square Association, pending final approval from the Recreation and Park Department.

    7. Southeast Family Health Center Expansion

      Discussion and Possible Action

      Staff Presenter: Jackie von Treskow
      Presentation Time: Approximately 5 minutes

      Presentation of the completed artworks by Ramekon O’Arwisters, William Rhodes, and Ron Moultrie Saunders for the Southeast Family Health Center Expansion.

      Discussion and Possible action: to approve as installed the completed artwork titled Woven Calm, 2022, by Ramekon O’Arwisters for the Southeast Family Health Center Expansion. The artwork is installed in the Center’s main lobby and consists of a handwoven and crocheted fabric tapestry.

      Discussion and Possible action: to approve as installed the completed artwork titled Community History Quilts, 2022, by William Rhodes for the Southeast Family Health Center Expansion. The artwork is installed in the Center’s first floor corridor and consists of four fabric quilts with hand-painted images.

      Discussion and Possible action: to approve as installed the completed artworks titled African Origins: Green Acacia, 2022, and African Origins: Amaryllis Belladonna, 2022, by Ron Moultrie Saunders for the Southeast Family Health Center Expansion. The artworks are installed across from the Center’s second floor waiting rooms and consist of acid-etched glass panels with printed interlayers.

    8. Red Gothic Conservation and Reinstallation

      Discussion 

      Staff Presenter: Jenn Doyle Crane
      Presentation Time: Approximately 5 minutes

      Presentation of the conservation and reinstallation of the sculpture Red Gothic, 1986 by Aristides Demetrios located at Muriel Leff Mini Park.

    9. San Francisco International Airport: Harvey Milk Terminal 1: Proposed Artwork Relocations

      Discussion and Possible Action

      Staff Presenter: Jenn Doyle Crane
      Presentation Time: Approximately 3 minutes

       

      Presentation of the proposed artwork relocations in San Francisco International Airport: Harvey Milk Terminal 1.

      Discussion and Possible Action: to approve the relocation of two sculptures, both entitled, Untitled (Dango), by Jun Kaneko to Departures Level, Terminal 1, Boarding Area C, post-security.

      Discussion and Possible Action: to approve the relocation of the sculpture Figure by Isamu Noguchi to Departures Level, Terminal 1, Boarding Area C, North Inglenook, post-security.

      Discussion and Possible Action: to approve the relocations of three artworks: the painting Zenith (VII) by Ala Ebtekar; the paintings Oh? and Setting the Scene by John Bankston to Departures Level, Terminal 1, Boarding Area C, Plaza Meet & Greet, pre-security.

      Discussion and Possible Action: to approve the relocation of four sculptures: Mujer Pagada No. 4 by Manuel Neri; Martha H. by Richard Shaw; Cardboard Kore by Michael Stutz; and the sculpture Falling Water Santa Cruz II, by Jack Zajac to Departures Level, Terminal 1, Boarding Area C, North Transition Hall, pre-security.

      Discussion and Possible Action: to approve the relocation of Cityscape #33 by Gloria Cozzo Adams to Arrivals Level, Terminal 1, North Baggage Claim, pre-security.

    10. San Francisco International Airport: Harvey Milk Terminal One Underpass Lighting Project

      Discussion and Possible Action

      Staff Presenter: Marcus Davies
      Presentation Time: Approximately 3 minutes

      Presentation of the Revised Design Phase deliverables (final Harvey Milk quotations to be incorporated into previously approved design) by Andrea Bowers (DBA Radical Patience Inc.) for the San Francisco International Airport: Harvey Milk Terminal 1 Underpass Lighting Project.

      Discussion and Possible Action: to approve the Revised Design Phase deliverables (final Harvey Milk quotations to be incorporated into previously approved design) by Andrea Bowers (DBA Radical Patience Inc.) for the San Francisco International Airport: Harvey Milk Terminal 1 Underpass Lighting Project.

    11. India Basin Shoreline Park Project

      Discussion and Possible Action

      Staff Presenter: Aleta Lee
      Presentation Time: Approximately 3 minutes

      Presentation of the Project Plan for the India Basin Shoreline Park public art project.

      Discussion and Possible action: to approve the Project Plan for the India Basin Shoreline Park public art project.

    12. Transbay Block 3 Park & Alley Project

      Discussion and Possible Action

      Staff Presenter: Aleta Lee
      Presentation Time: Approximately 5 minutes

      Presentation of the recommended artist and proposal for the Transbay Block 3 Park & Alley Public Art Project.

      Discussion and Possible action: to approve artist Mark Baugh-Sasaki and proposal for the Transbay Block 3 Park and Alley Public Art Project, as recommended by the artist review panel.

      Discussion and Possible action: to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a contract with Mark Baugh-Sasaki for an amount not to exceed $135,000 for the design, engineering, fabrication, transportation and installation consultation of an artwork for the Transbay Block 3 Park & Alley Project.

    13. 49 South Van Ness Video Wall

      Discussion and Possible Action 

      Staff Presenter: Craig Corpora
      Presentation Time: Approximately 5 minutes

      Presentation of the recommended artists for the 49 South Van Ness Video Wall Project.

      Discussion and Possible action: to approve the finalists (to be announced at the meeting) for the 49 South Van Ness Video Wall Project, as recommended by the artist review panel.

      Discussion and Possible Action: to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contracts with the recommended finalists (to be announced at the meeting) for an amount not to exceed $10,000 each for the 49 South Van Ness Video Wall Public Art Project.

    14. Staff Report

      Discussion

      Staff Presenter: Mary Chou
      Presentation Time: Approximately 5 minutes

      Presentation of program updates.

    15. New Business and Announcements

      Discussion 

      (This item is to allow the Commissioners to introduce new agenda items for consideration, to report on recent arts activities and to make announcements.) 

    16. Adjournment

      Action

    Date & Time

    Wednesday, August 17, 2022
    3:00 pm

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    Documents

    August 17, 2022 Visual Arts Committee Slideshow Presentation

    Aug 17, 2022 Visual Art Committee Meeting Minutes

    Notices

    Timestamp

    Timestamp

    Agenda posted: 8/11/2022 1:48p.m. TP
    Agenda Edit: 8/15/2022 1:04p.m. TP, correction to typo in item 9 title

    Minutes posted: 8/31/2022 10:39am, TP
    Minutes edit: 8/31/2022 2:48pm TP, correction to typo in items 5 & 11
    Minutes Approved: 

     

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    Public Comment

    Public Comment

    Public comment in regard to specific agenda items will be taken before or during consideration of the item. Each speaker may speak for up to three minutes per agenda item, unless the Chair has announced a different length of time at the beginning of the meeting. Speakers may not transfer their time to another person. Any person speaking during a public comment period may supply a written summary of their comments to be included in the minutes if it is 150 words or less.

    Agenda Item Information / Materials Available

    Agenda Item Information / Materials Available

    Each item on the agenda may include the following documents: 

    1) Department or Agency or report; 

    2) Public correspondence; 

    3) Other explanatory documents. 

    During the pendency of the closure of the Commission’s offices during the COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place Order and related disruptions to on-site business processes, explanatory documents listed above, as well as documents created or distributed after the posting of this agenda to the Arts Commission will be available only electronically, please contact: Program Associate Tara Peterson at tara.peterson@sfgov.org/415-252-2219. PLEASE NOTE: The Arts Commission often receives documents created or submitted by other City officials, agencies or departments after the posting of the Arts Commission agenda. For such documents or presentations, members of the public may wish to contact the originating agency if they seek documents not yet provided to the Arts Commission. 

    Meeting procedures

    Meeting procedures

    1. Agenda items will normally be heard in order. Please note, that on occasion a special circumstance may necessitate that an agenda item be taken out of order. To ensure that an agenda item is not missed, it is advised to arrive at the beginning of the meeting. All agenda changes will be announced by the Chair at the top of the meeting. 

    2. Public comment will be taken before or during the Committee’s consideration of each agenda item. Each speaker will be allowed to speak for the time allotted by the Chair at the top of the meeting or up to three (3) minutes.  

    3. During General Public Comment, members of the public may address the Commissioners on matters that are within the Arts Commission’s jurisdiction and are not on the agenda. 

    4. Any person speaking during a public comment period may supply a brief written summary of their comments, which shall, if no more than 150 words, be included in the official file. Written comments pertaining to this meeting should be submitted to art-info@sfgov.org

    Electronic devices prohibited

    Electronic devices prohibited

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    Sunshine Ordinance

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    Lobbyist registration and reporting requirements

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    Accessibility Meeting Policy

    Accessibility Meeting Policy

    Accessibility Meeting Policy 

    Per the American Disabilities Act and the Language Access Ordinance, Chinese, Spanish, and/or American Sign Language interpreters will be available upon request. Additionally, every effort will be made to provide a sound enhancement system, meeting materials in alternative formats, and/or a reader. Minutes may be translated after they have been adopted by the Commission. For all these requests, please contact Program Associate Tara Peterson at least 48 hours before the meeting at 415-252-2219/tara.peterson@sfgov.org. Late requests will be honored if possible. The hearing room is wheelchair accessible. 

    利便参與會議的相關規定 

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    POLITICA DE ACCESO A LA REUNIÓN 

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    Disability Access 

    Disability Access 

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    Last updated August 31, 2022