Full Commission - July 6, 2020 - Agenda

Meeting Date: 
July 6, 2020 - 2:00pm
Virtual Meeting


Monday, July 6, 2020
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.

To attend the meeting, please visit: https://bit.ly/3dSJ8W1. Meeting Password: ArtsComm

The public is encouraged to submit comments by emailing to art-info@sfgov.org. The art-info@sfgov.org email address will be monitored until Monday, July 6, 2020 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. You may also call in during the meeting: 408-418-9388 / Access code: 146 574 5298. The public comment call in instructions can be found here

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

  1. Roll Call

  2. Approval of Minutes

    Motion to approve June 1, 2020 Minutes.
    Explanatory Document: Draft minutes

  3. 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.)

  4. Director’s Report
    Current administrative, budgetary, legislative and programming developments and announcements.

  5. 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.
    2. Community Investments Committee—Charles Collins, Chair
      1. Action: Discussion and possible motion to approve the recommendation to award a Special Project Grant (“SPX”) to the following organization and to authorize the Acting Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a grant agreement with the following organization for an amount not to exceed, at this time:

        American Indian Cultural Center (Fiscal Sponsor: Intersection for the Arts) $123,868 to support ongoing capacity-building and operations of a cultural center.

        Explanatory DocumentFY21 Cultural Center Management and Programming Excerpt
    3. Visual Arts Committee—Dorka Keehn, Chair
      1. Discussion: Report from the Visual Arts Committee regarding activities of the Committee and the Programs.
  6. 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 June 15, 2020.
    2. Motion to approve the Visual Arts Committee Meeting Minutes of  June 17, 2020.

      Civic Design Review Committee Recommendations (June 15, 2020; link to agenda)
    3. Motion to approve Phase 2 of the 30 Otis Street Public Plaza Project contingent upon 1) consulting an arborist to approve the designated tree for the site 2) that there be electrical outlets for day and evening performances and 3) that there be test pours designated in the contract so that there will be quality control in the texture, color, and gradient for the concrete work.

      Visual Arts Committee Recommendations (June 17, 2020; link to agenda)
    4. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to increase the contract with artist Michael Bartalos, for design, fabrication, and consultation during installation of an artwork gates for the Ambulance Deployment Facility from $311,200 to an amount not to exceed $327,500 (an increase of $16,300) for additional artwork engineering and materials as a result of expansion of the gate size from 8 ft. to 10 ft. in height. Contract originally authorized under Resolution No. 0806-18-253.
    5. Motion to extend the display of Middleground, a temporary interactive installation focused on social psychology developed in partnership by the Civic Center Commons Initiative, the SF Public Library Main Branch, and the Exploratorium's Studio for Public Space and funded by the National Science Foundation. The installation is located on Larkin Street plaza in front of the main entry to the Library. The interactive exhibit shall be on extended display until December 2020 with the Exploratorium's commitment to remove the Middleground exhibit upon request of the Arts Commission and pending the Maya Angelou sculpture installation date.
    6. Motion to approve Portola Blossoms, a mural design by artist Kseniya Makarova. The mural will be installed at Hawaiian Drive-Inn, which is located on 2600 San Bruno Ave. at Burrows St. The painted mural will measure approximately 20 ft. by 30 ft. The project is funded by the Portola Neighborhood Association. The painted mural will not become part of the Civic Art Collection.
    7. Motion to approve The Interconnectedness of All Things, a mural design by artist Georgia Hodges. The mural will be installed on the side of a residential building facing the Far Out West Community Garden, which is located on 3830–3832 Judah St. at 43rd Ave. The painted mural will measure approximately 32 ft. by 40 ft. The project is funded by a Community Challenge Grant. The painted mural will not become part of the Civic Art Collection.
    8. Motion to approve the following artists for the StreetSmARTS Murals Program Artist Pool as recommended by the Artist Review Panel. The pool will be valid for a two-year period, expiring at the end of Fiscal Year 2022: 

      fnnch (Brambling, LLC)
      Deborah Aschheim
      David Benzler
      Nico Berry
      Christopher Burch
      Mary Finlayson
      Perry Fong
      Amos Goldbaum
      Peter Goldlust
      Arran Harvey
      Chad Hasegawa
      Crystal Hermann
      Steve Ha (Illuminaries)
      Jason Jagel
      Jeremy Jarvis
      Mikey Kelly
      Joshua Lawyer
      MJ Lindo-Lawyer
      Kara Maria
      Nate Mellado
      Lindsey Millikan
      Marcus Murray
      Sirron Norris
      Ryan Petersen
      Luis Pinto
      Harumo Sato
      Nisha Sethi
      Mila Sketch
      Nigel Sussman
      Claudio Talavera-Ballon
      Leah Tumerman
      Mike Tyau
      ​Lena Wolff
    9. Motion to approve final design of artwork (final color and overall design) on the Headworks Building by Norie Sato for the Southeast Wastewater Treatment Plant.
    10. Motion to approve as installed the completed artwork entitled The Color of the Horizons by Dana Hemenway for San Francisco International Airport Harvey Milk Terminal 1. The artwork is installed in the pre-secure departures area and consists of wood, steel, rope, extension cords, ceramics and LED lights. 
    11. Motion to approve the Revised Design Development Phase deliverables by Hood Design Studio, Inc. for an artwork for Fire Station #35.
    12. Motion to approve artist Emory Douglas’ Construction Document phase deliverables, including final imagery, material and fabrication mockup for the artwork at Margaret Hayward Playground.
    13. Motion to approve the project outline for the Southeast Health Center Expansion Project—Community History Wall.
  7. 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.)
  8. Adjournment

7/3/2020, ADV, 7:20 a.m.

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

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, please contact: Alyssa Ventre, 415/252-2255. 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.

Agenda items will normally be heard in order. Please note that on occasion a special circumstance may require that an agenda item be taken out of order. Members of the public interested in a particular agenda item are advised to arrive at the beginning of the meeting. The Chair will ordinarily announce any agenda changes at the beginning of the meeting.

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Per the Americans with 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 Alyssa Ventre, Commission Secretary, 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, Commission Secretary, 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 (Americans with 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 Alyssa Ventre, Commission Secretary, 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.


Ayon sa batas ng Americans with 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 Alyssa Ventre, Commission Secretary, 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.