City and County of San FranciscoSan Francisco Arts Commission

October 16, 2013

Visual Arts Committee - October 16, 2013
Wednesday October 16, 2013
3:00 p.m.
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70
San Francisco, CA 94102

1. Roll Call

2. StreetSmARTS Murals
Judy Nemzoff

Presentation Time: Approximately 15 minutes
Discussion of the StreetSmARTS mural program and design review procedures.

3. Arelious Walker Stair Replacement
Mary Chou, Aileen Barr

Explanatory Document: Final Artwork Design
Presentation Time: Approximately 10 minutes

Presentation of final design for artwork by Colette Crutcher and Aileen Barr for the Arelious Walker Stair Replacement Project.

Motion: Motion to approve the Final Design Phase deliverables by Colette Crutcher and Aileen Barr for artwork for the Arelious Walker Stair Replacement Project.

4. San Francisco International Airport: Terminal 3, Boarding Area E
Marcus Davies, Franka Diehnelt of Merge Conceptual Design

Explanatory Documents: Final Design Drawings; Images of on-site mock up
Presentation Time: Approximately 5 minutes

Presentation of the final design drawings and mock-up showing hanging height and configuration of a light sculpture by Merge Conceptual Design for San Francisco International Airport, Boarding Area E.

Motion: Motion to approve the Construction Document Phase deliverables (final design drawings and sculpture mock-up) for a light sculpture by Merge Conceptual Design for San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 3, Boarding Area E.

5. Public Safety Building: Mission Rock
Susan Pontious, Mary Chou

Presentation Time: Approximately 10 minutes

Discussion of feasibility of Merge Conceptual Design’s project at the Public Safety Building (Mission Rock location), in consideration of the cost of relocating underground utilities and required site lines.

Motion: Motion to terminate Merge Conceptual Design’s project for the Public Safety Building (Mission Rock location), due to the cost of relocating the underground utilities and utility access boxes.

6. Islais Creek: Municipal Railway Maintenance Facility
Susan Pontious

Presentation Time: Approximately 5 minutes

Solar activated security lighting was added to Nobuho Nagasawa’s sculpture, Ship Shape Shifting Time, located adjacent to the Municipal Railway Maintenance Facility on Islais Creek. The motion is to amend the artist’s contract to pay for the light fixtures.

Motion: Motion to modify the agreement with Nobuho Nagasawa to increase by $5,931 to pay for the purchase security lights for Ship Shape Shifting Time, the sculpture, located adjacent to the Municipal Railway Maintenance Facility on Islais Creek.

8. Vermont Street Stairs
Marcus Davies

Presentation Time: Approximately 3 minutes

Explanation of cancellation of Vermont Street Stairs project.

9. Brotherhood of Man
Carol Marie Daniels

Explanatory Document: Images of Sculpture Reinstallation
Presentation Time: Approximately 5 minutes

Project update about the reinstallation of the artwork, Brotherhood of Man by Anthony Stellon, in Franklin Square Park.

10. Public Comment

11. New Business, Old Business, and Announcements

12. Adjournment

JDC 10/09/2013

Additional Explanatory Documents added 10/23/13: Item #6, Images of on-site mock up; Item #9, Images of Sculpture Reinstallation. 


Explanatory documents listed above, as well as documents created or distributed after the posting of this agenda to the Arts Commission will be available for public inspection and copying at the Arts Commission office, 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 345, San Francisco, CA 94102, during regular business hours. Info: Zoë Taleporos,, 415-252-3215. 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.

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