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Visual Arts Committee - November 19, 2014 - Meeting Agenda

Visual Arts Committee - November 19, 2014

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
3 p.m.
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70
San Francisco, CA 94102




1. Roll Call

2. Public Comment

3. Consent Calendar
Explanatory Documents: Item #1; Item #6, #7, #8
Presentation Time: Approximately 5 minutes

1. Motion to approve the mural, Wellness, Recovery, Health by lead artist Susan Cervantes, in collaboration with Yukako Ezoe Onodera and Elaine Chu, for the 7th Floor Psychiatric Patio at San Francisco General Hospital, 1001 Portrero Avenue. The proposed mural consists of three panels; each is 10 feet by 15 feet. The project is sponsored with a Hearts Grant from the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation.

2. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to increase the agreement with WOWHAUS from $15,000 to $70,000, to add to the scope of work Fabrication, Transportation and Consultation during Installation for an artwork at Unity Plaza.

3. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with Magna Chrome in an amount not to exceed $284,720 for the fabrication of artwork reproductions for General Hospital Acute Care Building.

4. Motion to increase the artist licensing agreement fee for reproduction of artworks for display at General Hospital Acute Care Building (approved by the Commission under Resolution # 0303-14-083) from $1,000 to up to $1,900, which includes an allowance of up to $400 per artist for reimbursable expenses:

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

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

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; 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 P. Sun: Donut Cat; Loving You

Seiko Tachibana: Fern-3a; Fern-9; Fern-21; Fern-22

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

Motion: Motion to approve consent calendar items.

4. Civic Art Collection
Susan Pontious and Allison Cummings
Explanatory Document: Staff Report
Presentation Time: Approximately 10 minutes

Discussion of the report presented at Full Commission regarding the Civic Art Collection Inventory.

5. Alameda Creek Watershed Center
Mary Chou
Explanatory Documents: Revised Designs
Presentation Time: Approximately 10 minutes

Presentation of revised conceptual designs for two artworks by Mark Brest van Kempen for the Alameda Creek Watershed Center.

Motion: Motion to approve revised conceptual designs for two artworks by Mark Brest van Kempen for the Alameda Creek Watershed Center.

Motion: Motion to increase Mark Brest van Kempen’s contract for two artworks at the Alameda Creek Watershed Center by $63,000, from $12,000 to $75,000, for completion of design development and construction documents.

6. Public Safety Building
Mary Chou
Explanatory Documents: Images of completed artworks
Presentation Time: Approximately 5 minutes

Presentation of completed artworks at the Public Safety Building.

Motion: Motion to approve the artwork titled Spiral of Gratitude, 2014 by Shimon Attie (aka Scott Attie, Attie Art Projects) with Vale Bruck, as installed in the lobby of the Public Safety Building.

Motion: Motion to approve the artwork titled First Responder Plaza, 2014 by Paul Kos, as installed in the south plaza of the Public Safety Building.

7. Central Subway – Chinatown
Mary Chou
Explanatory Documents: Revised conceptual design
Presentation Time: Approximately 5 minutes

Presentation and discussion of revised conceptual design for Tomie Arai’s artwork for the Chinatown Central Subway Station.

8. North Beach Branch Library
Mary Chou
Presentation Time: Approximately 2 minutes

Update on adjustments to Bill Fontana’s artwork Sonic Dreamscape at the North Beach Branch Library.

9. San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 3
Justine Topfer
Explanatory Document: Staff Report
Presentation Time: Approximately 5 minutes

Discussion of revised contract amounts for the artwork, New Generation, by Louisiana Bendolph at San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 3.

Motion: Motion to rescind RESOLUTION NO. 0908-14-220, (Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with Paulson Bott Press for an amount not to exceed $74,000 for fabrication of the approved design by Louisiana Bendolph for an artwork at San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 3).

Motion: Motion to rescind RESOLUTION NO. 0908-14-221, (Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a licensing agreement with Louisiana Bendolph for an amount not to exceed $4,000 for an artwork at San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 3).

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with Paulson Bott Press for an amount not to exceed $83,500 for artist fees for Louisiana Bendolph and other expenses pertaining to the design, fabrication, transportation and installation of the artwork, New Generation, by Louisiana Bendolph at San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 3.

10. New Business, Old Business, and Announcements

11. Adjournment

JDC 11/14/14
JDC 11/14/14 Corrected typo in Item #9 description.
JDC 11/17/14 Added explanatory document to Item #4
JDC 11/24/14 Added explanatory Documents to Item #5 amd #6


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