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Full Commission - March 3, 2014 - Meeting Agenda

Full Commission - March 3, 2014


Monday, March 3, 2014
3:00 p.m.

City Hall, Room 416
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place


  1. Roll Call
  2. Approval of Minutes

    Motion to approve February 3, 2014 Minutes.
    Explanatory Documents: Draft minutes
  3. President’s Report

    Current developments and announcements.
  4. Director’s Report

    Current administrative, budgetary and programming developments and announcements.
  5. Consent Calendar
    The following items are included in the Consent Calendar subject to withdrawal at the request of a Commissioner:

    Approval of Committee Minutes

    1. Motion to approve the Civic Design Review Committee Meeting Minutes of December 16, 2013.
    2. Motion to approve the Civic Design Review Committee Meeting Minutes of January 13, 2014.
    3. Motion to approve the Community Arts, Education and Grants Committee Meeting Minutes of February 11, 2014.
    4. Motion to approve the Visual Arts Committee Meeting Minutes of February 19, 2014.
      Civic Design Review Committee Recommendations (February 10, 2014; link to agenda)
    5. Motion to approve Phase 1 of the West Sunset Playground Renovation Project, contingent upon (1) further developing the landscaping, including hedgerows or other vegetation around fencing; (2) minimizing both the amount and height of fencing, (3) lightening and opening up the back, to make the restrooms more welcoming, possibly with glass block; (4) rethinking the parking to prevent cars crossing pedestrian traffic on the sidewalk; (5) marking the entrances or portals more clearly with a gate or overhead element tall enough to permit large trucks to enter; (6) eliminating the concrete posts at 39th and Quintara; (7) using a lower concrete retaining wall with guardrail and/or planting.
    6. Motion to approve Phases 1 and 2 of the Burrows Streetscape Furniture Design Project, contingent upon (1) determining the appropriate type and finish of steel; (2) using a single radius of five inches or less throughout; (3) eliminating the wood underneath the steel ribbon; (4) simplifying the form over the window and maintaining a single continuous steel ribbon, with all bends related to a specific need; (5)  submission of a final sketch with these changes.

      Community Arts, Education and Grants Committee Recommendations (February 11, 2014; link to agenda)

    7. Motion to approve the following individuals as a part of a pool of potential SFAC grant application review panelists through June 30, 2015:
      Kawika Keikiali’ihiwahiwa Alfiche, Kumu Hula (teacher), Halau o Keikiali’i, Director, Kaululehua Hawaiian Cultural Center
      T. Lulani Arquette, President/CEO, Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF)
      Charles “Chuck” Collins, President and Executive Officer, YMCA, Commissioner, San Francisco Arts Commission
      Theresa Harlan, curator and writer
      Celia Herrera Rodríguez, visual artist and educator
      Malcolm Margolin, Founder/Executive Director, Heyday
    8. Motion to approve recommendations to award ten grants totaling $30,000 in the 2013-2014 cycle of Arts for Neighborhood Vitality (“ANV”) grants to the following organizations, and to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into grant agreements with each organization for the amounts listed:

      Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema, $3,000
      Brava Theater Center/Brava! For Women in the Arts, $3,000
      Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco, $3,000
      CounterPULSE, $3,000
      Excelsior Action Group, $3,000
      Genryu Arts, $3,000
      Marigold Project, $3,000
      Out of Site: Center for Arts Education, $3,000
      Precita Eyes Muralists Association, Inc., $3,000
      The Bay Bridged, $3,000

      Visual Arts Committee Recommendations (February 19, 2014; link to agenda)

    9. Motion to approve the following arts professionals as potential panelists for artist selection panels for Fiscal Year 2013-2014:

      Jaime Austin, Curator and Director of Programs, ZERO1
      Maude Haak-Frendscho, Program Manager, Headlands Center for the Arts
      Anthony Huberman, Director, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts
      Stephanie Johnson, artist, Instructor of Sculpture, Installation, Performance Art and Public Art, California State University, Monterey Bay
      Aimee Le Duc, Executive Director, Berkeley Art Center
      Juan Luna-Avin, artist, Lecturer, Visual and Public Art Department, California State University, Monterey Bay
      Sharon Maidenberg, Executive Director, Headlands Center for the Arts
      Marina McDougall, Director, Center for Art & Inquiry, Exploratorium
      Mónica Ramírez-Montagut, Associate Director and Senior Curator, MACLA
      Anuradha Vikram, Director of Residency Programs, 18th Street Arts Center

    10. Motion to approve the mural design, Rainbow Colors, by Ian Ross located at 435 Duboce Street.
    11. Motion to approve the mural design, Blue Lines, by Ian Ross Gallery/Daniele Rocha located at 41 Freelon Street.
    12. Motion to approve the mural design, Flying Bird, by Shawn Bullen located at 1818 Palou Street.
    13. Motion to approve the mural design, StreetScape, by Bryana Fleming located at 6333 Geary Boulevard.
    14. Motion to approve the installation of the public art project, Bayview Rise, by Haddad Drugan at Port Pier 92.
    15. Motion to retroactively approve and accept into the Civic Art Collection Studies for the “Four Elements,” 2008 by Owen Smith. The studies include eight oil on board panels: Air (Aeronautics—Female Pilot), 18 inches by 18 inches; Air (Falconer), 18 inches by 18 inches; Water (Woman with Jug), 18 inches by 18 inches; Earth (Farmer Plowing Landscape), 19 inches by 30 inches; Earth (Farmers Gathering), 18 inches by 18 inches; Fire (Ceramicist), 18 inches by 18 inches; Fire (Glassblowers), 19 inches by 30 inches; Fire (Steelworker), 18 inches by 18 inches. The artworks were studies for the artwork by the same name (Accession No. 2011.30.a-n) commissioned for the Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center and accepted into the Civic Art Collection (Resolution No. 0711-11-171).
    16. Motion to approve and accept into the Civic Art Collection Philosopher’s Way, 2012 by the artists Peter Richards and Susan Schwartzenberg. The artwork is a multi-component installation within McLaren Park along a 2.7-mile walking trail and another 1.1-mile loop. The components include: two granite trailhead plaques; 61 granite trail markers; 15 scenic stops marked with 13 viewing stations and two granite benches, all have inlaid polished black granite panels etched with historical photos; and one spring water fountain bowl made of carved basalt. The artwork was dedicated on January 5, 2013.
    17. Motion to approve and accept into the Civic Art Collection Firefly, 2012 by Ned Kahn. The artwork is multi-component installation on the façade of the Public Utilities Commission building at 525 Golden Gate. The installation consists of five-inch-square, clear-polycarbonate panels hinged to move freely in the wind. At night, the movement of the panels is converted into light when the hinged panels move inward and connect to small embedded magnets connected to an electric reed that triggers the flickering of LED lights. The sculpture requires less energy than a 75-watt lightbulb. The artwork was dedicated with the opening of the building in June 2012.
    18. Motion to approve and accept into the Civic Art Collection Rain Portal, 2012 by Ned Kahn. The artwork is located at the Public Utilities Commission building at 525 Golden Gate. The installation covers two walls located on either side of the lobby stairway. The installation is a self-sustaining system that continuously recycles water to create the illusion of rain inside the clear polycarbonate wall panels. The extruded polycarbonate has multiple cells of plastic through which water is pumped up from a reservoir at the bottom of the panels and released as small drops into the top. The artwork was dedicated with the opening of the building in June 2012.
    19. Motion to approve the final poster designs for First Exposures’ Market Street Youth Poster Series, April–July 2014.
    20. Motion to approve the carved paver mock-ups by Masayuki Nagase for the General Hospital Acute Care Building: Roof Garden.
    21. Motion to approve the following artworks recommended for reproduction by the General Hospital Acute Care Building: Two-Dimensional Artwork Program Artist Selection Panel for installation at the General Hospital Acute Care Building:

      Nora Akino: Limantour; Monterey Pines; Wild-Mustard II
      Lennell Allen: Drakes Bay at Point Reyes #178; Ocean Beach at Noriega #114; Ocean Beach at Noriega #167; Ocean Beach at Noriega #274
      Rob Badger: Golden Gate Bridge in Fog at Sunrise Looking Toward San Francisco; Heart Lake, John Muir Wilderness Area, Inyo National Forest, CA; Poppies and Gilia, Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve, CA; San Francisco Beyond the Blue Hills of Marin, View From Mt. Tamalpais; Sycamores New Grass, San Luis Obispo, CA; Wildflowers and Owl’s Clover in Grass, Table Mountain, Butte County, CA
      Jennifer Bain: Flurry; Grasshopper; Pretty Bird; Shrinking Habitat; Single Source
      John Bankston: Big Machine
      Tom Baril: Baker’s Beach
      Suzy Barnard: Blue Conversation; Blue Position; July Jade; Still Overcast; Twilight State
      Louisiana Bendolph: Mayday; Shared Legacy
      Leo Bersamina: Lining Up III
      Frederick Brayman: Loosenders’ Last Summer
      Mark Brown: Drakes Bay Vista; Half Dome; Mt. Shasta and Forest; Mt. Shasta Western Landscape
      Vicky Chen: In Between; Road Side View
      James Chronister: Large Snowy Forest
      Patricia Claro: Momento
      Elaine Coombs: Connection 1; Distill 10; Distill 11; Distill 13; Lively 1
      Beatrice Coron: BZCT; Vertical Farming
      Counterpoint Studio, LLC: 23 Cranes
      Binh Danh: Bridalveil Fall, Yosemite, CA, May 15, 2012; Cathedral Rocks and Cathedral Spires, June 11, 2012; Lower Yosemite Fall October 13, 2011, 3:45pm
      Eileen David: Bernal Slice #2; Castro Slice #4; Columbus / Francisco; Kite Hill; Potrero; Russian Hill #2
      Michael Eade: Cape Arago, Southern Oregon Coast; Inlet; Mount Tabor; Vista
      Evah Fan: A Crab in Scrabble; House-O-Rama; Job Seekers; Pet Grass; Ticks Attack Toes
      Annie Galvin: Botany Bear; Cloud Bears; Transform
      Cliff Garten: Radiolarian – Mace; Radiolarian - Twist 3; Suspect Figure 2
      Carmen Lomas Garza: Baile en 1958; Cakewalk; Cumpleaños de Lala y Tudi; Empanadas; La Feria en Reynosa; Tamalada
      Linda Gass: After the Gold Rush; Fields of Salt; Sanitary
      Sheila Ghidini: Hummingbird Nest; Nest with Turquoise Ribbon; Robin’s Nest 5
      Stanley Goldstein: Late Afternoon; Rodeo Beach; Rodeo Beach–Fog; Spring in China Camp
      Rachel Granofsky: One Part of Something to Another; Tenuous Divide; Mountain Stream
      Isca Greenfield-Sanders: Tommy and the Ball
      Michael Hall: Group
      Ophelia Ho: Dragon Gate; Herbal Shop; Lantern Shop; Snowing; Tea with Friend
      Josie Iselin: Bolinas Seaweeds; Botryocladia (Sea Grapes); Halosaccion Glandiforme (Sea Sacs)
      Diane Jacobs: Bee, Magnolia, Bowl; Chicken & Egg; Farmland
      Ivy Jacobsen: Anise; Bending Towards Light; Forest Mist; Night Flyer-web; Protea; Smoke Bush; Solstice; Summer Light; Perceptions #8
      David Johnson: Bayview Boys and Wagon–2; Bayview Girls Hopscotch–6; Bayview Girls playing Hopscotch–1; Clarence
      Todd Lanam: Church Window; Park School Rail; Schoolyard Mural
      Beryl Landau: 22 Fillmore; Last Light; Memoria Pond; Pink Light; Primary Colors; San Francisco Skyline from San Bruno Mountain; The Real Thing; True to Form; Walking Along
      Bovey Lee: Dragging Cows up A Tree
      Katja Leibenath: Riverbank #18/2
      Lisa Levine: At the Cove; Swim #3; The Adoration of the Waters
      Hung Liu: Happy and Gay the Kite; New Old World Symphony Blue Foot; New Old World Symphony Pink Foot; New Old World Symphony Tender Foot
      Peter Loftus: Above Cambria: Evening; Towards Morro: Evening
      Steven Lopez: Shelf Life 003; Shelf Life 007
      Sharon Louden: Community (3); Community (4); Community (6); Community (7)
      Reagan Louie: Hangzhou; San Francisco
      Paul Madonna: All Over Coffee #283 through our roads; All Over Coffee #485 Dipsea Trail 3; All Over Coffee #517 Guerrero Park; All Over Coffee #548 Golden Gate Park Carousel; All Over Coffee #572 Rocket
      Kegan Marling: Duniya Dance and Drum Company, San Francisco City Hall; Gerry and Chris, Castro Street Fair; One Dance: Bay Area Dance Week
      Adam McCauley: Cretian Hillside; Stavros Beach
      Nikki McClure: Agree; Barter; Befriend; Home; Inhabit; Lunch; Practice; Rely
      Robert Minervini: After Glow; Predator and Prey; United by Fate
      Kelly Neidig: Chelsea; Sadie; Scully; Tone
      Siddharth Parasnis: Boats and Lotus in the Shallow Water; Boats in the Shallow Water # 6; House near Railway–Crossing; White Street; Two Storied House with a Backyard
      Maria Park: CN2_1; CN2_4
      Michele Ramirez: Big Cloud, Ripon; Burned Hills 3; Outside Butano State Park; Turlock
      Eric Rewitzer: Dogpatch; Golden Boy; Homeward Bound; One for the Fans; Yosemite Valley
      Mary Robertson: Girl with Gear; River Lounge
      Clare Rojas: Bleeding Hearts; Boundary Lines; Forget-Me-Not; Tulips
      Ron Moultrie Saunders: Acacia Flower Blossoms; Dodonea Descending (Green); Pine Needles
      Jenn Shifflet: An Eclipsed Wonder; Dreaming in Turquoise; In the Midst; Lumen; Wishing on the Wind
      Deth Sun: Donut Cat; Loving You
      Seiko Tachibana: Fern-21; Fern-22; Fern-3a; Fern-9
      Jason Tannen: Food Take Out; Prepare; Sam Wo
      David Tomb: Azure-breasted Pitta; Blue-capped Kingfisher; Collared Kingfisher; Philippine Trogon; Resplendent Quetzal; Rufous Hornbill; Yellow-breasted Fruit-Dove
      Martin Webb: The Fog Was Lifting
      Pamela Wilson-Ryckman: Golden Gate Park; Lafyette Park
      Sarah Winkler: Mesquite Sand Dunes; Sculpted Dune; Solar Harvest: 10 a.m.
      June Yokell: China Camp Hill; Crossing; Hayward Salt Flats

    22. Motion to pay the following artists an honorarium of $1,000 in return for license to the City to make a limited edition reproduction of the following artworks for display in public waiting rooms and corridors at the General Hospital Acute Care Building:
      Jessalyn Aaland
      Nora Akino
      Lennell Allen
      Kathy Aoki
      Deborah Aschheim
      Amy Auerbach
      Jo Babcock
      Rob Badger
      Hyun Ji Bae
      Jennifer Bain
      John Bankston
      Tom Baril
      Suzy Barnard
      Brian Barneclo
      Steve Bartlett
      Louisiana Bendolph
      Timothy Berry
      Leo Bersamina
      Marianne Bland
      Val Britton
      Christoper Brown
      Mark Brown
      Squeak Carnwath
      Vicky Chen
      James Chronister
      Patricia Claro
      Greg Colson
      Elaine Coombs
      Alika Cooper
      Beatrice Coron
      Binh Danh
      Eileen David
      Peter de Lory
      Michael Eade
      Christina Empedocles
      Kota Ezawa
      Evah Fan
      Caio Fonseca
      Bernadette Jiyong Frank
      Annie Galvin
      Cliff Garten
      Carmen Lomas Garza
      Linda Gass
      Sheila Ghidini
      Stanley Goldstein
      Rachel Granofsky
      Isca Greenfield-Sanders
      Michael Hall
      Frederick Hayes
      Adrienne Heloise
      Sonja Hinrichsen
      Ophelia Ho
      Cynthia Innis
      Josie Iselin
      Diane Jacobs
      Ivy Jacobsen
      Chris Johanson
      David Johnson
      Kevin B. Jones
      Todd Lanam
      Beryl Landau
      Bovey Lee
      Katja Leibenath
      Lisa Levine
      Hung Liu
      Peter Loftus
      Steven Lopez
      Sharon Louden
      Reagan Louie
      Paul Madonna
      Kara Maria
      Kegan Marling
      Vanessa Marsh
      Adam McCauley
      Nikki McClure
      Robert Minervini
      Kelly Neidig
      Kelly Ording
      Siddharth Parasnis
      Maria Park
      Hendrik Paul
      Tahiti Pehrson
      Counterpoint Studio
      Michele Ramirez
      Eric Rewitzer
      Lance Rivers
      Mary Robertson
      Lordy Rodriguez
      Clare Rojas
      Rom Moultrie Saunders
      Shan Shan Sheng
      Jenn Shifflet
      Tim Sullivan
      Deth P. Sun
      Seiko Tacchibana
      Jason Tannen
      David Tomb
      Martin Webb
      Pamela Wilson-Ryckman
      Sarah Winkler
      Lena Wolf
      June Yokell
    23. Motion to approve the following artists recommended by the selection panel for the San Francisco International Airport wall opportunities in Terminals 1 and 3, and the proposed site locations for each artist:
      Louisiana Bendolph: T3 East Departures, site #6; Gate 71B (north east)
      Chris Johanson: T3 East Departures; site #6; Gate 71 A
      Vanessa Marsh and Sanaz Mazinami: T3 East Departures; site #6; Gate 71 B (east)
      Lordy Rodriguez: T3 East Baggage Claim, site #9
      James Melchert: T1 Secure Connector
      Executive Committee Recommendations (February 24, 2014; link to agenda)
    24. Motion to approve the removal of the murals on the south side (back) of the Bernal Heights Branch Library due to their deteriorated condition.
    25. Motion to approve the final design and implementation of Story Cloud, a 20 ft. x 53 ft. mosaic mural by Johanna Poethig as a long-term temporary artwork for the south side of the Bernal Heights Branch Library, sponsored by the Bernal Library Art Project/Friends of the San Francisco Library.
  6. Committee Reports and Committee Matters
  7. Executive Committee—JD Beltran, Chair
    1. Discussion: Report from the Executive Committee regarding activities of the Committee and the agency.
  8. Civic Design Review Committee—Cass Calder Smith, Chair
  9. Discussion: Report from the Civic Design Review Committee regarding activities of the Committee and the Program.
  10. Action: Motion to approve Phase 3 of the Burrows Streetscape Furniture Design Project, contingent upon (1) the wood being a minimum of 1.5-inch thickness and set on top of the metal ribbon; and (2) final resolution as to whether the metal ribbon is continuous.

    Explanatory Documents: Project illustration

  11. Discussion: Report from the Community Arts, Education and Grants Committee regarding activities of the Committee and the Programs.
  12. Discussion: Report from the Chair of the Street Artists Committee regarding activities of the Committee and the Program.
  13. Discussion: Report from the Visual Arts Committee regarding activities of the Committee and the Programs.
  14. Community Arts, Education and Grants Committee—Sherene Melania, Chair
  15. Street Artists Committee— Barbara Sklar, Chair
  16. Visual Arts Committee—Dorka Keehn, Chair
  17. Public Comment

    (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.)
  18. New Business and Announcements

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


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