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Full Commission - July 14, 2014 - Meeting Minutes

Full Commission - July 14, 2014

Monday, July 14, 2014
2:00 p.m.
City Hall Room 416
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place


Commission President JD Beltran called the meeting to order at 2:08 p.m.

  1. Roll Call

    Commissioners Present
    JD Beltran, President
    Abby Sadin Schnair, Vice President
    Gregory Chew
    Charles Collins
    Simon Frankel
    Dorka Keehn
    Sherene Melania
    Roberto Ordeñana
    Marcus Shelby
    Janine Shiota
    Kimberlee Stryker
    Commissioners Absent
    Leo Chow
    Jessica Silverman
    Barbara Sklar
    Cass Calder Smith
    Cindy Wu, ex officio

  2. Public Comment
    Paula Datesh said that it was terrible there were no audio recordings of Commission meetings from 1932 to 2012, and that Executive Committee meetings had not been posted for ten years. She referred to the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force and to a recent CBS article on the Arts Commission’s budget, and said the agency’s priorities were misplaced.
    Richard Rothman praised the work of Arts Commission staff (including Public Art and Collections Senior Registrar Allison Cummings) and conservator Anne Rosenthal and ARG in restoring the Coit Tower murals. He urged everyone to see them, and said that he hoped the procedure could be changed so that people standing in line wouldn’t block the murals. He added that Coit Tower, the Mother’s Building at the San Francisco Zoo and the Beach Chalet weren’t originally designed for murals.
    President Beltran echoed the praise for Ms. Cummings and for the murals. There was no further public comment.
  3. Approval of Minutes
    Public Comment:
    Ms. Datesh said that these minutes, as well as the Committee minutes, were posted before receiving approval from the full Commission, and should have been posted as drafts. She said there was not much in the Library’s Government Documents section, and she criticized minutes of the Street Artists Committee.
    There was no further public comment, and the minutes were unanimously approved as follows.
    RESOLUTION NO. 0714-14-166: Motion to approve June 2, 2014 Minutes.
  4. Director’s Report
    Mr. DeCaigny announced that Cultural Equity Grants Interim Program Director Lucy Lin was leaving to pursue graduate studies, and he thanked her for seven years of service. President Beltran added that she had heard many positive remarks from artists about the work she has done in the program.
    Mr. DeCaigny said that interviews for the vacant position were underway. He announced three new people starting at the Arts Commission in the next few weeks: American Council of Learned Societies (“ACLS”) Fellow Anh Thang Dao-Shah; WritersCorps Program Associate Gisela Insuaste, and Arts Education Program Officer Liz Ozol.
    He reported on the dedication of the Arelious Walker staircase in the Bayview; Supervisors Cohen and Weiner and other officials attended. Mr. DeCaigny praised the work of Public Art Program staff, including Project Manager Mary Chou, and Program Officer Tyra Fennell, who helped to coordinate the celebration.
    Mr. DeCaigny also reported on press coverage of the Galleries show El Valle/The Valley, noting a story in El Tecolote, thanks to distributing press releases in Spanish as well as English.
    He reported that a Request for Proposals has been issued for one or more intermediary organizations to mitigate nonprofit displacement. In response to Commissioners’ questions, he reviewed the list of City partners, the goals of the program, the funding amounts, the selection process and the timeline in detail.
    Mr. DeCaigny announced that the August 4 meeting of the full Commission would be cancelled, due to summer travel schedules.
    He invited Deputy Director Rebekah Krell to discuss the budget as approved by the Board of Supervisors. She presented a budget summary, noting the differences between what the Commission initially proposed and what was ultimately approved.
    The Commission reviewed the budget; Commissioner Keehn remarked on the importance of information technology and website upgrades. In response to Commissioners’ questions, Mr. DeCaigny explained that fixtures, furniture and equipment (“FFE”) budgeted for the Commission’s move into the War Memorial in 2015 are standard under the City’s contracts for the building, in parity with other City departments, and take into account ergonomic requirements and best value for the money. He added that the reason there is more furniture requested than there are staff positions is the agency’s efficient use of interns and fellows (who need someplace to sit) rather than increasing staff positions to accommodate a rising workload.
    Commissioner Collins left the meeting at 2:40 p.m.
    There was no public comment.
  5. Consent Calendar
    Commissioner Ordeñana recused himself from discussion of items 5, 7, 17 and 18 (regarding Cultural Center advances, AT&T antenna placement, Cultural Center budgets and panelists). He explained that items 5 and 17 have to do with the Queer Cultural Center, and his employer, the San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center (“SFLGBT Center”), rents space to the Queer Cultural Center; item 7 has to do with AT&T, which is a funder of the SFLGBT Center; and item 18 includes Allison Sparks, who serves on the board of directors of the SFLGBT Center. Vice President Schnair added for the public record that another panelist in item 18, Elizabeth Brodersen, is on the staff of the American Conservatory Theater, and Vice President Schnair sits on the board of that organization.
    Commissioner Ordeñana left the room at 2:45 p.m. President Beltran called for public comment on the following items; there was none, and the items were approved unanimously with the recusal of Commissioner Ordeñana, as follows.
    RESOLUTION NO. 0714-14-172: Motion to authorize advances to the following Cultural Centers for FY2014-2015 based on the prior year’s total grant allocation and pending approval of the City budget, in the following amounts:
    African American Art and Culture Complex (“AAACC”) $153,589 (including $128,501 to AAACC and $25,058 to Queer Cultural Center as sub-grantee of AAACC) Bayview Opera House, $80,784
    Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, $135,546
    SOMArts Cultural Center, $176,528 (including $151,470 to SOMArts Cultural Center and $25,058 to Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center as sub-grantee of SOMArts Cultural Center)
    RESOLUTION NO. 0714-14-174: Motion to approve Phase 3 of the North Beach Police Station and Parking Garage at 766 Vallejo Street for AT&T Antenna Attachments.
    RESOLUTION NO. 0714-14-184: Motion to approve the proposed FY2014-2015 Management and Programming Plan and Budget for Queer Cultural Center (“QCC”) for an amount not to exceed $100,231. QCC will be named as a sub-grantee in the grant agreement to the African American Art and Culture Complex.
    RESOLUTION NO. 0714-14-185: Motion to approve the following panelists to serve, as selected by staff, on SFAC review panels for the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 Fiscal Years:
    Adrian Torres, Assistant Project Manager, City and County of San Francisco, Office of Economic and Workforce Development
    Adriana Marcial, Development and Communications Manager, Joe Goode Performance Group
    Aimee Le Duc, Executive Director of the Berkeley Art Center
    Alka Joshi, Communications Director, BRITE Group
    Allan Manalo, Development Manager, Central City Hospitality House
    Allison Sparks, Program Officer, Child Welfare, Stuart Foundation
    Amy Mueller, Artistic Director, Playwrights Foundation
    Andre Torrey, Public Service Aide, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
    Angelique Tompkins, Chef, Bayview Underground Food Scene
    Anietie Ekanem, Founder, Third Thursday
    Anne Huang, independent strategy consultant, community engagement specialist and artist
    Archana Horsting, Executive Director and co-founder, Kala Art Institute
    Arielle Julia Brown, playwright, teaching artist and arts administrator
    Beth Rubenstein, nonprofit and arts consultant
    Bianca Starr, TV personality and radio host
    Brad Erickson, Executive Director, Theatre Bay Area
    Brian Karl, Program Director, Headlands Center for the Arts
    Brigette R. LeBlanc, Commissioner, Southeast Community Facility Commission
    Carrie Leilam Love, Program Manager, Bay Area Video Arts Coalition
    Celia Herrera Rodríguez, visual artist and educator
    Chike C. Nwoffiah, actor, theater director, filmmaker and educator
    Christine Lim, Director of Education and Artistic Administration, San Francisco Performances
    Courtney Fink, Executive Director, Southern Exposure
    Cynthia Taylor, Assistant Director of Public Programs, Oakland Museum of California; vocalist
    Dave Archuletta, Executive Director, Joe Goode Performance Group
    DJ Brookter, Deputy Director, Young Community Developers
    Earl Shaddix, Owner, Earl Bread & Brittle
    Ed Donaldson, certified economic development professional
    Ed Hammonds, Director of Commercial Real Estate, East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation
    Eddy Zheng, Commissioner, Southeast Community Facility Commission; Project Director, Community Youth Center of San Francisco
    Elizabeth Brodersen, Director of Education, American Conservatory Theater
    Ellen Oh, Program Administrator, Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University
    Emiko Ono, Program Officer, Hewlett Foundation
    Emily Ford Dirks Garvie, Development Manager, Young Audiences of Northern California
    Ernesto Sopprani, Interim Director, SF/Bay Area Emerging Arts Professionals; Director, AIRspace; artist
    Evan Bissell, artist
    Genny Lim, poet, playwright, performer and educator
    Gwendolyn Westbrook, Chief Executive Officer, United Council of Human Services
    Isabel Yrigoyen, Performing Arts Manager, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
    Ivan Jaigirdar, Artistic Director, 3rd I South Asian Film Festival
    Jack Carpenter, lighting designer
    Jaime Cortez, artist and educator
    Janine Greer, Commissioner, Southeast Facility Community Commission
    Jason Brock, performing artist
    Jason Wallach, Program Coordinator, Center for Political Education
    Jeremy Liu, community development strategist
    Joan Pinkvoss, Executive Director, Aunt Lute Books
    Joe Goode, Founder and Artistic Director, Joe Goode Performance Group
    John-Carlos Perea, musician and educator
    Jordan Bass, Managing Editor, McSweeney’s Publishing
    José María Francos, Lighting Designer and Production Manager, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
    Joseph Landini, Executive Director, SAFEhouse for the Perfoming Arts
    Josh Healey, writer, performer and creative activist
    Joshua Simon, Executive Director, East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation
    Juan Fuentes, visual artist
    Julie Fry, Program Office, Hewlett Foundation
    Karen Seneferu, artist and professor
    Katie Fahey, Associate Program Officer, Arts at Kenneth Rainin Foundation
    Kawika Keikiali’ihiwahiwa Alfiche, Kumu Hula (teacher), Halau o Keikiali’i
    Kevin Seaman, artist
    Khan Wong, Senior Program Manager, City and County of San Francisco, Grants for the Arts
    Kim Anno, artist and educator
    Kristine Mays, visual artist
    Kriztina Palone, Director, Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services
    Laura Elaine Ellis, Co-founder and Executive Director, African & African American Performing Arts Coalition
    Laura Page, Arts & Educational Initiatives Analyst, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
    LaVaughn Kellum-King, Commissioner, Southeast Community Facility Commission
    Lena Miller, Founder, Hunters Point Family
    Leticia Hernández-Linares, writer
    Lily Kharrazi, Living Cultures Grants Manager, Alliance for California Traditional Arts
    Lisa Hasenbalg, Director of Arts & Culture Marketing, San Francisco Travel
    Lori Laqua, Executive Director, Z Space
    Mabel S. Teng, Executive Director, Chinese Culture Foundation
    Madeleine Lim, Executive Director, Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project
    Madeleine Oldham, Literary Manager and Resident Dramaturg, Berkeley Repertory Theater
    Mahealani Uchiyama, dancer, musician, composer and educator
    Malcolm Margolin, Founder and Executive Director, Heyday Books
    Malik Seneferu, visual and teaching artist
    Marc Mayer, Educator for Public Programs, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
    Marsha Murrington, Senior Program Officer, Local Initiatives Support Corporation
    Masashi Niwano, Festival & Exhibition Director, Center for Asian American Media (CAAM)
    Maysoun Wazwaz, Program Manager, Mills College Art Museum
    Meaghan Mitchell, SF Beautiful, MoAD Vanguard
    Mel Waters, visual artist
    Melanie Cervantes, Race and Place (RAP) Fund Program Officer, Akonadi Foundation
    Melonie Green, Co-Owner, Infin8Sync
    Melorra Green, Curator, African American Art and Culture Complex
    Mica Sigourney, Artistic Director, OX
    Michele Carlson, artist, writer, educator and curator
    Michelle Tea, Executive Director, RADAR Productions
    Mimi Lok, Executive Director/Editor, McSweeney’s Voice of Witness Series
    Moy Eng, Executive Director, Community Arts Stabilization Trust (CAST)
    Nancy Hom, artist
    Nathan Marken, performing artist
    Neal Hatten, Associate Executive Director, Bayview Hunters Point YMCA
    Olivia Malabuyo Tablante, Grants Manager, Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation
    Patricia Maloney, Director, Art Practical
    Patrick Dooley, Artistic Director and Founder, Shotgun Players
    Pireeni Sundaralingam, writer
    PJ Hirabayashi, Artistic Director and Founding Member, San Jose Taiko
    Ramekon O’Arwisters, Curator of Exhibitions, SFO Museum, San Francisco International Airport
    Rhodessa Jones, Co-Artistic Director, Cultural Odyssey
    Rhonel Roberts, visual artist, Hunter’s Point Shipyard Artist
    Roberto Varea, Founding Artistic Director, Soapstone Theatre Company
    Roko Kawai, Performing Arts Manager of Contextual Programming, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
    Ron Rowell, Past Chief Executive Officer, Common Counsel Foundation
    Rudy Lemcke, artist
    Shamann Walton, Executive Director, Young Community Developers
    Shawn Bullen, visual and teaching artist
    Shelley Trott, Director of Arts Strategy and Ventures, Kenneth Rainin Foundation
    Sheron Fitzgerald, Converse School of International Language, MoAD Vanguard
    Sherri Young, Executive Director, African American Shakespeare Company
    Sidney Chen, Artistic Administrator, Kronos Quartet, Kronos Performing Arts Association
    Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik, artist and educator
    Steve Seid, Video Curator, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
    Steven Anthony Jones, Artistic Director, Lorraine Hansberry Theatre
    Sylvia Sherman, Program Director, San Francisco Community Music Center
    T. Lulani Arquette, President/CEO, Native Arts and Cultures Foundation
    Targol Mesbah, Adjunct Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies, California Institute of Integral Studies
    Ted Russell, Senior Program Officer for the Arts, James Irvine Foundation
    Tere Romo, Program Officer for Arts & Culture, San Francisco Foundation
    Theo Ellington, Commissioner, Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure; Project Coordinator, Urban Ed Academy
    Theresa Harlan, curator and writer
    Thor Kaslofsky, Project Manager, Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure
    Tony Robles, author of children’s books
    Torange Yeghiazarian, Artistic Director, Golden Thread Productions
    Vanessa Camarena-Arredondo, Vocalist, Las Bomberas de La Bahia and arts consultant
    Commissioner Ordeñana returned to the meeting room at 2:46 p.m.
    There was no public comment on the remainder of the Consent Calendar, and it was unanimously approved as follows.
    RESOLUTION NO. 0714-14-167:
    Approval: RESOLVED, that this Commission does hereby adopt the following items on the Consent Calendar and their related Resolutions:
    Approval of Committee Minutes
    1. RESOLUTION NO. 0714-14-168: Motion to approve the Community Arts, Education and Grants Committee Meeting Minutes of June 10, 2014.
    2. RESOLUTION NO. 0714-14-169: Motion to approve the Civic Design Review Committee Meeting Minutes of June 16, 2014.
    3. RESOLUTION NO. 0714-14-170: Motion to approve the Visual Arts Committee Meeting Minutes of June 30, 2014.
      Community Arts, Education and Grants Committee Recommendations (June 10, 2014)
    4. RESOLUTION NO. 0714-14-171: Motion for the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a grant agreement with Independent Arts and Media, fiscal sponsor for KALW-FM Radio for $30,000 for the Sights and Sounds of Bayview grant.
      Civic Design Review Committee Recommendations (June 16, 2014)
    5. RESOLUTION NO. 0714-14-173: Motion to approve Phase 3 of the North Beach Police Station and Parking Garage at 766 Vallejo Street for Verizon Antenna Attachments.
    6. RESOLUTION NO. 0714-14-175: Motion to approve Phases 1 and 2 of the Oceanside Water Pollution Control Plant, Building 930 Awning Replacement Project.
      Visual Arts Committee Recommendations (June 30, 2014)
    7. RESOLUTION NO. 0714-14-176: Motion to approve the following arts professionals as panelists for public art selection panels for the 2014-15 Fiscal Year:
      Regina Almaguer, arts administrator
      Michael Arcega, artist
      Jaime Austin, Curator and Director of Programs, ZERO1
      Lucinda Barnes, Chief Curator and Director of Programs and Collections, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
      Joseph Becker, Assistant Curator of Architecture and Design, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
      Dena Beard, Assistant Curator, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
      Elisheva Biernoff, artist
      Janet C. Bishop, Curator of Painting and Sculpture, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
      Cath Brunner, Public Art Program Director, 4Culture
      Timothy Burgard, Curator-in-Charge of American Art, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
      Abby Chen, Program Director, Chinese Culture Center
      Kevin Chen, artist
      René de Guzman, Chief Curator, Oakland Museum of California
      Joseph del Pesco, Director, Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco
      Lewis deSoto, artist; Professor of Art, San Francisco State University
      Apsara DiQuinzio, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art and Phyllis C. Wattis MATRIX Curator, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
      Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher, Acting Head of Architecture and Design, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
      Jennifer Easton, Senior Project Manager, Public Art, City of San Jose
      Amy Ellingson, artist
      Jennie Emiré Rodríguez, Executive Director, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
      Maya Emsden, Deputy Executive Officer, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)
      Courtney Fink, Executive Director, Southern Exposure
      Rupert Garcia, artist
      Gary Garrels, Elise S. Haas Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
      Jeanne Gerrity, independent curator
      Jenny Gheith, Assistant Curator of Painting and Sculpture, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
      Barbara Goldstein, Principal at Barbara Goldstein & Associates, Creative Placemaking and Public Art Planning
      Donna Graves, Consultant, Arts & Cultural Planning
      Susan Gray, Creative Services Manager, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transport Authority
      Melorra Green, independent curator; Curator, African American Art and Culture Complex
      Maude Haak-Frendscho, Program Manager, Headlands Center for the Arts
      Stephanie Hanor, Director, Mills College Art Museum
      Glen Helfand, independent writer, critic, curator, and educator
      Dana Hemenway, artist
      Kendal Henry, artist; Public Art Consultant in Residence at Maribyrnong City Council
      Betti-Sue Hertz, Director of Visual Arts, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
      Katie Hood Morgan, Interim Exhibitions Coordinator, Walter and McBean Galleries
      Justin Hoover, artist; Curator or Exhibitions at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History at the McPherson Center
      Anthony Huberman, Director, CCA Wattis institute for Contemporary Arts
      Steve Huss, Cultural Arts Manager, Public Art Program, City of Oakland
      Valerie Imus, Exhibitions and Programs Manager, Southern Exposure
      Chris Johnson, artist; Professor of Photography and Fine Art, California College of the Arts
      Mark Johnson, Director, San Francisco State University Fine Arts Gallery
      Stephanie Johnson, Instructor of Sculpture, Installation, Performance Art and Public Art, California State University, Monterey Bay—Visual and Public Arts Institute
      Ned Kahn, artist
      Brooke Kellaway, independent curator
      Walter Kitundu, artist
      Carrie Lederer, artist; Curator of Exhibitions and Programs, Bedford Gallery
      Aimee Le Duc, Executive Director, Berkeley Art Center
      Lizzetta LeFalle-Collins, Manager, Visual Arts Program, Museum of the African Diaspora
      Lex Leifheit, Executive Director, SOMArts Cultural Center
      Constance Lewallen, Adjunct Curator, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
      Christina Linden, independent curator
      Hung Liu, artist
      Linda Lucero, Executive/Artistic Director, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
      Juan Luna-Avin, artist
      Sharon Maidenberg, Executive Director, Headlands Center for the Arts
      Patricia Maloney, Director, Art Practical
      Leigh Markopoulos, Chair, California College of the Arts Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice
      Marina McDougall, Director, Center for Art & Inquiry, Exploratorium
      Hesse McGraw, Vice President for Exhibitions and Public Programs, San Francisco Art Institute
      Katya Min, Curator of Public Programs, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
      Judy Moran, art consultant
      Ceci Moss, Assistant Curator, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
      Ellen Oh, Program Administrator, Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University
      Amy Owen, Curator, di Rosa
      Marc Pally, Public Art Curator and Artistic Director, Glow
      Matthew Passmore, artist
      Maurizzio Hector Pineda, independent curator
      Carolina Ponce de León, art critic
      Renny Pritikin, Chief Curator; Contemporary Jewish Museum
      Diana Pumpelly Bates, artist
      Mónica Ramírez-Montagut, Associate Director and Senior Curator, MACLA
      Jerome Reyes, artist
      Lawrence Rinder, Director, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
      Rebeka Rodriguez, Program Director: Education & Community Engagement, Intersection for the Arts
      Mary Rubin, Senior Project Manager, Public Art, City of San Jose
      Ron Moultrie Saunders, artist
      Norie Sato, artist
      Richard Shaw, artist
      Stephanie Syjuco, artist
      Karen Tsujimoto, Curator, Contemporary Jewish Museum
      Po Shu Wang, artist
      Nate Watson, artist; Executive Director of Public Glass
      Maysoun Wazwaz, Program Manager, Mills College Art Museum
      Xiaoyu Weng, Curator of Asia Programs, Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco
      Shelly Willis, Interim Executive Director, Art in Public Places Director, Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission
      Dominic Willsdon, Leanne and George Roberts Curator of Education and Public Programs, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
      Jenifer Wofford, artist
      Anuradha Vikram, Director of Residency Programs, 18th Street Arts Center
      Tanya Zimbardo, Assistant Curator of Media Arts, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
    8. RESOLUTION NO. 0714-14-177: Motion to approve the fabrication sample for a mosaic artwork by Lena Wolff for the General Hospital Acute Care Building: Second Floor, with the condition that the grout color used within and to outline the foreground elements be the darker colored grout that was used in the proposal sample (“Mocha”).
    9. RESOLUTION NO. 0714-14-178: Motion to approve the Design Phase deliverables (material samples and revised design) for an artwork by Jetro Martinez for the General Hospital Acute Care Building: Emergency Department.
    10. RESOLUTION NO. 0714-14-179: Motion to approve the purchase of the artwork, Ocean Voices III, 2013 by Ursula von Rydingsvard in the amount of $450,000 plus applicable sales tax from Galerie Lelong, New York, for the San Francisco International Airport: Terminal 3, Sculpture Opportunity, as recommended by the San Francisco International Airport Three-Dimensional Selection Panel, and as approved by the Airport Commission.
    11. RESOLUTION NO. 0714-14-180: Motion to approve the following finalists for the 2015-16 Art on Market Street Kiosk Posters Series as recommended by the Art on Market Street Selection Panel: Andrea Bergen, Susie Cagle, Jeremy Fish, Kelly Inouye, Leah Rosenberg and Chelsea Wong.
    12. RESOLUTION NO. 0714-14-181: Motion to approve the revised design for the mural, There Slipped Saturn A Perpetual Tock—a.k.a. The Saturn Clock, 2014 by Jovi Schnell for the SOMA West Skatepark, which eliminates the designs on the lintels between the freeway columns.
    13. RESOLUTION NO. 0714-14-182: Motion to authorize the use of the west façade of the Civic Auditorium as a site for a permanent public art installation with an approximate budget of $1 million from Public Art Trust proceeds generated by the Emerald Fund from developments at 101 Polk Street and at 100 Van Ness and to authorize staff to proceed with the development of a Request for Qualifications, selection panel and artist selection process.
      Community Arts, Education and Grants Committee Recommendations (July 8, 2014)
    14. RESOLUTION NO. 0714-14-183: Motion to approve a grant to the Bayview Opera House, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $75,000 to support, promote and produce 3rd on Third in Bayview.
  6. Committee Reports and Committee Matters
    1. Civic Design Review Committee—Cass Calder Smith, Chair
      1. In the absence of Commissioner Smith, Commissioner Stryker reported that the Committee held a brief meeting, reviewing only two projects: roof antennas for Verizon and AT&T cell service, and a water treatment plant at Oceanside. She added that the Committee also had a report on design guideline revisions.
        There was no public comment.
    2. Community Arts, Education and Grants Committee—Sherene Melania, Chair
      1. Commissioner Melania reported that the Committee approved several items, including several panelists and the Queer Cultural Center’s Management and Programming Plan and Budget. She explained that Cultural Centers will now be submitting these plans on a rolling basis. She added that the Committee was sad to bid farewell to Ms. Lin, and wished her the best.
        Mr. DeCaigny announced the August 1 grant application deadline for Cultural Equity Initiatives, Levels 1 and 2, and Individual Artists Commissions. He reported that Cultural Equity Grants staff had done a number of application workshops, all of them completely booked. He added that guidelines for other grants will be published in mid-August, and posted on the Arts Commission’s website. President Beltran added that artists have told her the technical assistance and portfolio review from staff was really helpful.
        There was no public comment.
    3. Visual Arts Committee—Dorka Keehn, Chair
      1. Commissioner Keehn reported that a great new artwork by Jovi Schnell has been dedicated at the SOMA West Skate Park.
        She reported that the Committee discussed the first project to be funded by the Public Art Trust. Mr. DeCaigny added that everyone involved will be learning as these first projects are implemented, and staff will continue to solicit feedback to help refine and clarify the process. The Commission briefly discussed the implications of citing Public Art Trust artworks on City property or on a third party’s private property, and affirmed the value of maintaining the Arts Commission’s jurisdiction over the process. Mr. DeCaigny agreed, and added that staff was working on developing a clear template for developer agreements related to contributions to the Public Art Trust.
        There was no public comment.
  7. Measuring Impact Report
    At the request of Mr. DeCaigny, Ms. Krell presented the research completed by University of California, Berkeley graduate student Shirin Panahandeh. Ms. Krell explained that she was making the presentation because Ms. Panahandeh had done this work as her thesis project in the spring, and she has now graduated and left the area. Ms. Krell added that this would provide a great basis for the work of the ACLS fellow coming to the agency this month.
    Ms. Krell reviewed the report, and the logic model it used. Mr. DeCaigny requested comments from Commissioners and the public, noting that there is not much literature on how a governmental arts agency measures its outcomes and evaluates success, so the Arts Commission is poised to break ground in this area.
    Commissioners commented on possible resources from tourism and visitors bureaus, documenting the role of public art in raising revenue; they cited Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate in Chicago as one example. They also discussed the impact of the arts on public spaces, on educating people, on cultural tourism, on economic development. They mentioned the biennial Arts and Economic Impact study conducted by Americans for the Arts.
    Commissioner Frankel left the meeting at 3:15 p.m.
    The Commission continued its discussion, pointing out the importance of public-private partnerships, and educating businesses on the benefits of supporting the arts. They also discussed crime reduction and arts education.
    Mr. DeCaigny asked about critical stakeholders, and proposed surveying current grantees on their experience with the grant process.
    Commissioners proposed surveying who else might be doing this kind of evaluation, and discussed a shift in evaluation from simply reporting numbers served to documenting the comprehensive impact of the Arts Commission’s investments in the community.
    There was no public comment.
  8. New Business and Announcements
    Commissioner Shelby announced an event on Thursday, July 17, at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the culmination of a yearlong project with MacArthur Award-winner Anna Deavere Smith on the “school-to-prison pipeline.” He and other Commissioners praised her accomplishments.
    There was no public comment.
  9. Adjournment
    President Beltran noted with sadness the recent passing of two friends of the Arts Commission: Over the course of his career, Anthony Turney worked with the National Endowment for the Arts, the Dance Theater of Harlem, the San Francisco Opera, the Names Project, and ultimately, with Grace Cathedral. He served for a time in 1996 on the Arts Commission.
    June Dunn Gutfleisch was an early director of the Neighborhood Arts Program, predecessor of the Arts Commission’s Community Arts and Education Program. She started a similar program in San Diego, and later led the California Confederation of the Arts. She ultimately returned to San Francisco, working for then-Supervisor Sue Bierman and later for City Attorney Louise Renne.
    There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 3:44 p.m. in memory of Anthony Turney and June Dunn Gutfleisch.

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