Full Commission - January 10, 2022 - Agenda

Meeting Date: 
January 10, 2022 - 2:00pm

Monday, January 10, 2022
2 p.m. 
Remote Meeting via video and teleconferencing 

This meeting is being held by teleconference pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 and the Fifth Supplement to the Mayoral Proclamation Declaring the Existence of a Local Emergency. 
During the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) emergency, the Arts Commission’s regular meeting room, City Hall, Room 416, is closed. Meetings of the Arts Commission will convene remotely. 

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Public Comment Instructions: 
Full Public Comment instructions can be found at this link.

Written Comment:
The public is encouraged to submit comments by emailing to art-info@sfgov.org. This email address will be monitored until Monday, January 10, 2022 at 12 p.m. All comments received by the deadline will be read aloud by Arts Commission staff up to the three minutes maximum allotted to each commenter. In the subject line of your email, indicate the meeting date and item number. Note: if your public comment statement is read aloud by Arts Commission staff during an agenda item, this will count as your one opportunity for public comment on that specific item. You will not be able to raise your hand to make additional public comment on the same item if your statement has already been read aloud.

Oral 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. Staff will ask for real-time public comment before reading emailed comments to ensure all members of the public have an opportunity to comment in real time.

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. 

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Arts Commissioners: Roberto Ordeñana, President; Janine Shiota, Vice President 
Yakuh Askew, JD Beltran, Charles Collins, Suzie Ferras, Yiying Lu, Nabiel Musleh, Linda Parker Pennington, Abby Sadin Schnair, Marcus Shelby, Kimberlee Stryker, Debra Walker, Paul Woolford; Joel Koppel, ex officio (non-voting) 

  1. Roll Call 

  1. AB 361 Legislation Impact  
    Discussion and Possible Action  
    Discussion and possible motion to adopt a resolution setting forth findings required under Assembly Bill 361 that would allow the Arts Commission and its subcommittees to hold meetings remotely according to the modified Brown Act teleconferencing set forth in AB 361.  
    Explanatory Document: Draft resolution  

  1. Approval of Minutes 

    Motion to approve December 6, 2021 Minutes. 
    Explanatory Document: Draft Minutes  

  1. General 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.) 

  1. Director’s Report  

    Current administrative, budgetary, legislative and programming developments and announcements. 
    Staff Presenter: Director of Cultural Affairs Ralph Remington 

  1. Quarterly Racial Equity Update  

    Staff Presenter: Sandra Panopio, Senior Racial Equity & Policy Analyst 

  1. Committee Reports and Committee Matters 

  1. Civic Design Review Committee – Kimberlee Stryker, Chair 

  1. Discussion: Report from the Civic Design Review Committee regarding activities of the Committee and the Program. 

  1. Visual Arts Committee – Suzie Ferras, Chair 

  1. Discussion: Report from the Visual Arts Committee regarding activities of the Committee and the Program. 

  1. Consent Calendar 

    The following items are included in the Consent Calendar subject to withdrawal at the request of a Commissioner. 

    1. Motion to approve the Civic Design Review Committee Meeting Minutes of December 20, 2021.  

    2. Motion to approve the Visual Arts Committee Meeting Minutes of November 17, 2021.  

    3. Motion to approve the Visual Arts Committee Meeting Minutes of December 15, 2021. 

      Civic Design Review Committee Recommendations (December 20, 2021, link to agenda)  

    4. Motion to approve the Single Phase Review of Golden Gate Park 9th and Lincoln Way Gateway Project.  

    5. Motion to approve the Single Phase Review of Stern Grove Playground Renovation Project. 

      Visual Arts Committee Recommendations (December 15, 2021, link to agenda)  

    6. Motion to approve Untitled, a mural design by artist Twin Walls Mural Company. The mural will be installed on the cul de sac of Burnside Avenue, in District 8. The mural is made up of two parts: the main wall is 626 sq. ft. and the retaining walls are 250 sq. ft. The project is privately funded by individual donations. The artwork will not become part of the Civic Art Collection.  

    7. Motion to approve Canopy, a mural design by artist Antoine Marnata. The mural will be installed on 24 columns on the 900 block of Iowa St. between 22nd St. and 23rd St. Each column is 35-40 ft in height by 8-10 ft in diameter. The project will be funded by the Green Benefit District, the Power Station, and Clean CA grant, pending award of grant funds. The artwork will not become part of the Civic Art Collection.  

    8. Motion to approve Untitled, a mural design by artist Joseph “JD” Green / Creativity Explored. The mural will be installed at 240 Van Ness Avenue. The fabricated metal gate will measure 42 ft 8 in. by 11 ft. 8in., which will be the folding gate and canopy and the pedestrian gate will measure 4 ft. 9 in. by 11 ft. 8 in. The project is funded in part by the Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development. The artwork will not become part of the Civic Art Collection.  

    9. Motion to approve as installed and accession into the Civic Art Collection the artwork entitled Layla Infusion, 2021 by Joe Mangrum.  The artwork formerly known as Layla (Accession ID 2001.17) was added to and partially recreated as outlined and approved in RESOLUTION NO. 0712-21-151. The terrazzo artwork is embedded in the sidewalk located on the S.W. corner of Mission Street and 22nd Street. The installation consists of a central panel (roughly 5ft. by 9ft) with a multi-colored amorphic image which is accompanied by 12 black terrazzo strips (each roughly 5ft by 1 ft) in varying gradation on both sides. Overall dimensions are roughly 5 ft. by 45 ft.  

    10. Motion to approve only the image of the design of the artwork Octavia Boulevard and the Central Freeway (now and then) by Kota Ezawa to be installed at 78 Haight Street, located at the corner of Haight Street and Octavia Boulevard. The artwork is funded by city, state, and federal credits. Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corp (TNDC) will be responsible for ongoing maintenance. The work will not become part of the Civic Art Collection. Final design approval pending review and approval of material samples.  

    11. Motion to approve the temporary installation of #heartsinsf, a sculpture by Laura Linebeck created in 2015 as a part of the Hearts in San Francisco program sponsored by the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation. The sculpture will be installed in Francisco Park for a period of one year, from January 5, 2022 to January 6, 2023. The Francisco Park Conservancy will be responsible for the maintenance and care of the sculpture. The artwork will not become part of the Civic Art Collection.  

    12. Motion to approve the temporary installation of three tiger sculptures designed by artist Stephanie Mufson to be placed in Civic Center Plaza, Portsmouth Square and Union Square respectively from January 22, 2022 until February 28, 2022 in honor of Chinese New Year/Year of the Tiger, which are sponsored by the Chinese Chamber of Commerce based upon their submission of all required paperwork and documentation, pending approval of the Recreation and Park Commission.  

    13. Motion to approve the seven final designs by Frederick Noland for the 2022 Art on Market Street Kiosk Poster Series.  

    14. Motion to approve as installed the completed artwork Continuous City, 2021, glass and aluminum composite, by Carter-Lynch (dba Carter-Lynch LLC) for the San Francisco International Airport, C3 Connector.  

    15. Motion to approve as installed the completed artwork Long Arc of Day, 2021, pigment, glass and aluminum composite, by Kim Anno for the San Francisco International Airport, C3 Connector.  

    16. Motion to approve as installed the completed artwork Here You Are / Are You Here, 2021, glass and aluminum composite, by Paul Madonna for the San Francisco International Airport, C3 Connector.  

    17. Motion to approve the Project Plan for the Ocean Beach Climate Change Adaptation public art project.  

    18. Motion to approve the final artwork design by Michael Bartalos for the San Francisco Fire Department Ambulance Deployment Facility.  

    19. Motion to approve as installed the completed artwork Double Horizon, by Sarah Sze, 2018, granite, resin, pigments, concrete pavers, located on the Howard Street west pedestrian bridge for the Moscone Expansion Project.  

    20. Motion to approve the selected finalists, Miguel Arzabe, Natalya Burd, and Sanjay Vora for the Herz Recreation Public Art Project, as recommended by the artist review panel.  

    21. Motion to approve Clear the Air, 2021, a temporary artwork by Malik Seneferu, as installed on the Southeast Treatment Plant Construction Fence along Evans Avenue between Rankin and Phelps Streets.  

  2. 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.) 


  1. Adjournment 

Posted 12/28/2021, adv, 10:07 a.m.



The meetings of the San Francisco Arts Commission will be held virtually due to public health emergency. 

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: Commission Secretary Alyssa Ventre at Alyssa.ventre@sfgov.org or 415-252-2255. 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 

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 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers, and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this meeting, except as necessary to participate remotely. The Chair may order the exclusion from participation of any person responsible for improper disruptions to this remote meeting. 

Disability Access 

To obtain a disability‐related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, to participate in the meeting, please contact Alyssa Ventre at Alyssa.ventre@sfgov.org or 415-252-2255, at least 48 hours before the meeting, except for Monday meetings, for which the deadline is 4:00 p.m. the previous Friday. 

Archives Available 

A recording of this meeting will be available online after the meeting at the following address: https://sfgov.org/arts/audio-archive-8

Lobbyist Registration and Reporting Requirements 

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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 Commission Secretary Alyssa Ventre at least 48 hours before the meeting at 415-252-2255. Late requests will be honored if possible. The hearing room is wheelchair accessible. 


根據美國殘疾人士法案和語言服務條例,中文、西班牙語、和/或美國手語翻譯人員在收到要求後將會提供翻譯服務。另外,我們將盡力提供擴音設備。同時也將會提供不同格式的會議資料, 和/或者提供閱讀器。此外,翻譯版本的會議記錄可在委員會通過後提供。上述的要求,請於會議前最少48小時致電415-252-2255向Alyssa Ventre提出。逾期提出的請求,若可能的話,亦會被考慮接納。聽證室設有輪椅通道。 


De acuerdo con la Ley sobre Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (American Disabilities Act) y la Ordenanza de Acceso a Idiomas (Language Access Ordinance) intérpretes de chino, español, y lenguaje de señas estarán disponibles de ser requeridos. En adición, se hará todo el esfuerzo posible para proveer un sistema mejoramiento de sonido, materiales de la reunión en formatos alternativos, y/o proveer un leedor. Las minutas podrán ser traducidas luego de ser aprobadas por la Comisión. Para solicitar estos servicios, favor contactar a Commission Secretary, Alyssa Ventre, por lo menos 48 horas antes de la reunión al 415-252-2255. Las solicitudes tardías serán consideradas de ser posible. La sala de audiencia es accesible a silla de ruedas.  

Patakaran para sa pag-access ng mga Miting 

Ayon sa batas ng American Disabilities Act at ng Language Access Ordinance, maaring mag-request ng mga tagapagsalin wika sa salitang Tsino, Espanyol at/o sa may kapansanan pandinig  sa American Sign Language. Bukod pa dito, sisikapin gawan ng paraan na makapaglaan ng gamit upang lalong pabutihin ang inyong pakikinig, maibahagi ang mga kaganapan ng miting sa iba't ibang anyo, at/o isang tagapagbasa. Ang mga kaganapan ng miting ay maaring isalin sa ibang wika matapos ito ay aprobahan ng komisyon. Sa mga ganitong uri ng kahilingan, mangyari po lamang makipag ugnayan kay Commission Secretary Alyssa Ventre sa 415-252-2255. Magbigay po lamang ng hindi bababa sa 48 oras na abiso bago ng miting. Kung maari, ang mga late na hiling ay posibleng tanggapin. Ang silid ng pagpupulungan ay accessible sa mga naka wheelchair.