Full Commission - March 5, 2018 - Agenda

Meeting Date: 
March 5, 2018 - 2:00pm
Location: 
City Hall Room 416
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States

MEETING OF THE FULL ARTS COMMISSION
Monday, March 5, 2018
2:00 p.m.

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


Agenda


 
Arts Commissioners: JD Beltran, President; Roberto Ordeñana, Vice President
Charles Collins, Simon Frankel, Mary Jung, Dorka Keehn, Sherene Melania, Abby Sadin Schnair, Marcus Shelby, Janine Shiota, Jessica Silverman, Barbara Sklar, Lydia So, Kimberlee Stryker, Paul Woolford; Rich Hillis, ex officio (non-voting)
 

  1. Roll Call
     
  2. Approval of Minutes
    Action

    Motion to approve February 5, 2018 Minutes.
     
    Explanatory Document: Draft minutes
     
  3. General Public Comment
    Discussion

    (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
    Discussion

    Current administrative, budgetary, legislative and programming developments and announcements.
     
    Explanatory Document: Proposed Hotel Tax initiative ordinance
     
  5. “Early Days” Sculptural Group of the Pioneer Monument
    Action

    Discussion and possible motion to remove and place in storage the “Early Days” sculptural group from the Pioneer Monument (James Lick Monument) by Frank Happersberger, located on Fulton Street between Larkin and Hyde streets. This action is taken after completion of the process described in Section 7 of the Guidelines of the Civic Art Collection of the City and County of San Francisco, regarding “Deaccession, Removal, Alteration and Destruction Policies and Procedures,” upon determination that removal of the artwork is appropriate under the criterion of “significant adverse public reaction over an extended period of time.” As the Pioneer Monument is sited within the Landmarked Civic Center Historic District, removal of the artwork requires the approval of the Historic Preservation Commission. On February 21, 2018, the Historic Preservation Commission approved the required Certificate of Appropriateness authorizing the removal of “Early Days” with the condition that a plaque be placed at the site describing why the sculpture was removed.
     
    Explanatory Documents: Arts Commission Staff Report to Historic Preservation Commission, February 21, 2018; Historic Preservation Commission Certificate of Appropriateness Case Report, February 21, 2018; Arts Commission staff report, October 2, 2017
     
  6. 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 Arts, Education and Grants Committee—Sherene Melania, Chair
      1. Discussion: Report from the Community Arts, Education and Grants Committee regarding activities of the Committee and the Programs.
         
    3. Visual Arts Committee—Dorka Keehn, Chair
      1. Discussion: Report from the Visual Arts Committee regarding activities of the Committee and the Programs.
         
  7. 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 Executive Committee Meeting Minutes of January 29, 2018.
       
    2. Motion to approve the Civic Design Review Committee Meeting Minutes of February 12, 2018.
       
    3. Motion to approve the Community Arts, Education and Grants Committee Meeting Minutes of February 13, 2018.
       
    4. Motion to approve the Visual Arts Committee Meeting Minutes of February 21, 2018.
       
      Civic Design Review Committee Recommendations (February 12, 2018; link to agenda)
      Action
    5. Motion to approve the Tompkins Stair Project located on Tompkins Avenue and Putnam Street in Bernal Heights which consists of colored tile pattern on the stair risers and an adjacent landscape plan.
       
    6. Motion to approve Phases 1, 2, and 3 of the Stevenson Street Improvements Project.
       
    7. Motion to approve Phase 3 of the Southeast Plant (“SEP”) Power Feed and Primary Switchgear Upgrades Project.
       
    8. Motion to approve Phase 1 of the Southeast Plant Health Center Expansion Project contingent upon 1) a deep study of the gateway entrance that includes section illustrations; 2) refining and simplifying the building façade, especially how it relates to the sun and use of glass; and 3) implementing rhythm to refine the massive rectangular building façade.
       
      Community Arts, Education and Grants Committee Recommendations (February 13, 2018; link to agenda)
      Action
    9. Motion to approve recommendations to award eight grants totaling $188,000 in the 2018-2019 cycle of Special Projects Grants (“SPX”) to the following organizations and to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into grant agreements with each organization for amounts not to exceed those listed:
       
      Richmond District Neighborhood Center, $10,000, to provide a neighborhood art walk that celebrates the cultural heritage of Chinese, Irish and Russian immigrants in District 1.
       
      Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, $40,000 to support the 2018 San Francisco International Arts Festival honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
       
      Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association, $30,000 to provide community engagement through ongoing arts related programming in District 5.
       
      Noe Valley Chamber Music $15,000, to provide three public performances and sixteen classes at three SFUSD schools in support of classical music programming for youth in District 8.
       
      Intersection for the Arts, fiscal sponsor for Uphill Arts, $56,000 to provide best practices in arts education to explore issues around vandalism and street art in support of the citywide anti-tagging program for youth, Where Art Lives.
       
      Community Initiatives, fiscal sponsor for the San Francisco Dyke March, $15,000 to provide support for event production during the annual Pride celebration.
       
      Queer Cultural Center, fiscal sponsor for the San Francisco Trans March, $15,000 to provide support for event production during the annual Pride celebration.
       
      American Indian Film Institute, fiscal sponsor for American Indian Contemporary Arts, $7,000 to provide support for the 21st Annual Native Contemporary Arts Festival at Yerba Buena Gardens.
       
    10. Motion for the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a 2018-2019 grant agreement with The Tides Center, fiscal sponsor for LeaderSpring, for an amount not to exceed $40,000 to design and facilitate an integrated initiative to strengthen a cohort of black-led arts organizations, board members, key community members and occasionally, external municipal partners.
       
    11. Motion to approve the following panelists to serve, as selected by staff, on SFAC review panels for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 fiscal years:
      Nathaniel Earl Cameron, Jr. (aka Nate Cameron), Co-Founder/Vice President of Operations, Them People Productions
      Parastou Rahman Mashhadi (aka Pari Rahman), designer, Designature Life
      Carolyn Johnson, Associate Director, Commercial Real Estate, East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation
      Yan Anita Broaddus (aka Anita Wong), artist
      Camellia Rodriguez-SackByrne, Co-founder and Co-organizer, Neighborhood Performance Project; Program and Initiatives Manager, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees
      Torange Yeghiazarian, Founding Artistic Director, Golden Thread Productions
      John Keith Hennessy, artist, Circo Zero
      Laura Eliasieh, Project Research Curator, San Jose Museum of Art
      Pablo Andres Cristi, Department Chair, Visual Art, Oakland School for the Arts
       
      Visual Arts Committee Recommendations (February 21, 2018; link to agenda)
      Action
    12. Motion to approve the mural design of Old Wall Giving New Life (working title) by artist Margarita Soyfertis. The mosaic mural will be on an exterior wall at 750-754 Washington Street, facing Wentworth Place. The mosaic mural will measure approximately 10 ft. x 12 ft. The project is funded by the Community Challenge Grant and is sponsored by the Chinatown Community Development Center; the painted mural will not become part of the Civic Art Collection.
       
    13. Motion to approve the mural design of Landscape Escape by artist Sirron Norris. The painted mural will be on three exterior walls at the end of Ils Lane, at the rear of 808 Kearny, 838 Kearny, and 53 Columbus Streets. The painted mural will measure approximately 25 ft. x 12 ft., 20 ft. x 12 ft., and 30 ft. x 15 ft. The project is funded by the Community Challenge Grant and is sponsored by the San Francisco Community Land Trust; the painted mural will not become part of the Civic Art Collection.
       
    14. Motion to approve the mural design of Backyard Forest by artist Giuseppe Percivati. The painted mural will be on the back wall of the Page Street Community Garden on Lily Street, directly west of 415 Lily Street. The painted mural will measure approximately 25 ft. x 9 ft. The project is funded by the Community Challenge Grant Living Alleys Program and is sponsored by the Friends of the Urban Forest; the painted mural will not become part of the Civic Art Collection.
       
    15. Motion to approve the mosaic mural design for the Miraloma Southern Gateway Project by artists Aileen Barr and Colette Crutcher. The mosaic mural will be on a stairway leading to the Miraloma Playground on the 200 block of Bella Vista Way, between Dorcas Way and Avoca Alley. The mosaic mural will be on a stairway that has 35 steps with a width of eight feet, and 20 steps with a width of seven feet. The mosaic mural will also be on the retaining wall at 50 in. x 18 ft. and an upper wall at 8 ft. x 12 ft. The project is funded by the Community Challenge Grant Living Alleys Program and is sponsored by the Miraloma Elementary School; the mosaic mural will not become part of the Civic Art Collection.
       
    16. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to increase Joseph Kosuth Studio’s contract from $25,000 to an amount not to exceed $662,200 (an increase of $637,200) for completion of design, fabrication, transportation and consultation on installation for the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.
       
    17. Motion to rescind Resolution No. 0205-18-049, approving the contract with artist Nikki McClure (McClure & Scott Manufacturing, LLC) for an amount not to exceed $320,000 for design, fabrication, transportation, and installation consultation of an artwork for the Ambulance Deployment Facility.
       
    18. Motion to approve the selected finalists Michael Bartalos, Mona Caron, Rupert Garcia, Jetro Martinez, and Favianna Rodriguez for the Animal Care Facility public art project as recommended by the artist selection panel.
       
    19. Motion to approve the following finalists for the Geneva Powerhouse Public Art Project: Alison Pebworth, Hughen/Starkweather (Amanda Hughen and Jennifer Starkweather), Hank Willis Thomas, and alternate Sanford Biggers, as recommended by the artist selection panel.
       
    20. Motion to approve the selected artist Ellen Harvey (Ellen Harvey Studio LLC) and conceptual proposal for the San Francisco International Airport: Grand Hyatt Hotel Lobby Wall project.
       
    21. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with artist Ellen Harvey (Ellen Harvey Studio LLC) for an amount not to exceed $400,000 for design, fabrication, transportation, and installation consultation of an artwork at the San Francisco International Airport: Grand Hyatt Hotel Lobby Wall project.
       
    22. Motion to approve the selected artist Kohei Nawa (The Pace Gallery LLC) and conceptual proposal for a sculpture for the San Francisco International Airport: Grand Hyatt Hotel Outdoor Sculpture project as recommended by the artist selection panel.
       
    23. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with The Pace Gallery LLC for an amount not to exceed $600,000 for design, fabrication, transportation, and installation consultation of the sculpture for the San Francisco International Airport: Grand Hyatt Hotel Outdoor Sculpture project, entitled Ether, proposed by Kohei Nawa.
       
    24. Motion to approve the selected artist Mary Gay Outlaw and conceptual proposal for three sculptures entitled Bird Plane House, Shell, and Intersection for the San Francisco International Airport: Terminal 1, South Courtyard project as recommended by the artist selection panel.
       
    25. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with Mary Gay Outlaw for an amount not to exceed $750,000 for design, fabrication, transportation, and installation consultation for three sculptures proposed for San Francisco International Airport: Terminal 1, South Courtyard.
       
    26. Motion to approve the selected artist Woody De Othello and conceptual proposal for three sculptures entitled Timekeeper, Light, and Turn for the San Francisco International Airport: International Terminal, Boarding Area G project as recommended by the artist selection panel.
       
    27. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with Woody De Othello for an amount not to exceed $500,000 for design, fabrication, transportation, and installation consultation for three sculptures proposed for San Francisco International Airport: International Terminal, Boarding Area G.
       
    28. Motion to approve commissioning Untitled by Alison Saar, the second ranked proposal under consideration for the San Francisco International Airport: International Terminal, Boarding Area G, for an alternate site to be determined at the San Francisco International Airport for an amount not to exceed $500,000.
       
    29. Motion to approve the public art project outline for Fire Station #35.
       
    30. Motion to approve the art plan for Mint Plaza, a project funded by the Public Art Trust.
       
  8. New Business and Announcements
    Discussion

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

     

posted 3/2/18, 12:15 p.m. spr
 


Notices
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, 401 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 325, San Francisco, CA 94102, during regular business hours. Info: Sharon Page Ritchie, 415/252-2256. 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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