Full Commission - October 5, 2020 - Agenda

Meeting Date: 
October 5, 2020 - 2:00pm


Monday, October 5, 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.

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Full Public Comment instructions can be found here: October 5 Public Comment instructions.

The public is encouraged to submit comments by emailing to art-info@sfgov.org. This email address will be monitored until Monday, October 5, 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. In the subject line of your email, indicate the meeting date and the topic of your comment.  For an item on the agenda, please include the meeting date and item number. If you do not specify the agenda item number, your emailed public comment will be read under general public comment.

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Arts Commissioners: Roberto Ordeñana, President; Kimberlee Stryker, Vice President
Yahuk Askew, 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 September 14, 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. Executive Committee – Roberto Ordeñana, Chair
      1. Discussion: Report from the Executive Committee regarding activities of the Committee and the Program.
    2. Civic Design Review Committee—Kimberlee Stryker, Chair
      1. Discussion: Report from the Civic Design Review Committee regarding activities of the Committee and the Program.
    3. Visual Arts Committee—Dorka Keehn, Chair
      1. Discussion: Report from the Visual Arts Committee regarding activities of the Committee and the Programs.
  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 September 21, 2020.
    2. Motion to approve the Executive Committee Meeting Minutes of September 16, 2020.
    3. Motion to approve the Executive Committee Meeting Minutes of September 17, 2020.
    4. Motion to approve the Executive Committee Meeting Minutes of September 18, 2020.
    5. Motion to approve the Executive Committee Meeting Minutes of September 22, 2020.
    6. Motion to approve the Visual Arts Committee Meeting Minutes of August 19, 2020.
    7. Motion to approve the Visual Arts Committee Meeting Minutes of September 16, 2020.

      Civic Design Review Committee Recommendations (August 21, 2020); link to agenda)
    8. Motion to approve Phase 2 of the 900 Innes Avenue Park and India Basin Shoreline Park Project with the strong recommendation from the Committee to integrate underground utility lines when it is financially feasible coupled with adjacent projects.
    9. Motion to approve Phase 1 and 2 of the Richmond Playground Renovation Project.
    10. Motion to approve Phase 1 of the Portsmouth Square Improvement Project with the following contingencies 1) that there be a careful review of the permanent relocation of the existing artwork and plaques on the site 2) that the project include traditional Chinese qualities that connect the past and the present with some feng shui sensibilities and 3) that more color and life be introduced to the elevator entry and 4) that there be discussion on ways to incorporate public art into the project given budget limitations. 
    11. Motion to approve Phase 1 and 2 of the San Francisco New Public Trash Receptacles Project.
    12. Motion to approve Phase 3 of the SFO Bus Maintenance Facility Project.
    13.  Motion to approve Phase 1, 2, and 3 of the Sunnydale HOPE SF Infrastructure Project.

      Visual Arts Committee Recommendations (September 16, 2020, link to agenda)
    14. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to increase Catherine Wagner LLC’s contract from $312,470 to an amount not to exceed $328,376 (an increase of $15,906) for the Central Subway Yerba Buena Moscone Station Public Art Project. The increase will cover re-fabrication of glass to accommodate changes in station architecture dimensions made after the initial fabrication.
    15. Motion to approve the arts professional Astria Suparak as a panelist for public art review panels.
    16. Motion to approve the temporary installation of a series illuminated sculptures to titled Entwined Meadow in Golden Gate Park’s Peacock Meadow for a period of approximately 2 1/2 months with a possible extension after review from early December to mid- February pending procurement of all necessary approvals and the funding required for the project, in addition to arrangements for security night and day. This project would mark the closing element of the Golden Gate Park 150th Anniversary celebration and is designed to create an artistic experience for park goers, particularly in the evenings when daylight hours are short.
    17. Motion to approve as installed the glass artwork Santuario, 2020 by Favianna Rodriguez at Garfield Pool. 
    18. Motion to approve artist Marcela Pardo Ariza’s seventeen final designs for the 2020 Art on Market Street Kiosk Poster Series. The artist will develop clearly visible and explanatory text for the 18th poster, addressing the Committee’s concerns, which is subject to the approval of one Commissioner of the Visual Arts Committee and SFAC staff.
    19. Motion to approve The Illustrated History of Bayview-Hunters Point, 2020, a temporary artwork by Sirron Norris, as installed on the Southeast Treatment Plant Construction Fence along Evans Avenue between Rankin and Phelps Streets.
    20. Motion to approve as installed a 2D artwork titled Respect Mother Earth!!!, 2020 by Emory Douglas, at Margaret Hayward Playground. The artwork is installed in the community building above the fireplace and consists of UV acrylic ink on wood with CNC routed components.
    21. Motion to approve Miguel Arzabe, Rodney Ewing, Raylene Gorum, and Ron Saunders as finalists for the 900 Innes–India Basin Shoreline Park public art project, as recommended by the Artist Selection Panel.
    22. Motion to approve as installed the completed artwork titled Geologic Ghost, 2020 by Adriane Colburn for Guy Place Mini Park.
    23. Motion to approve as installed the completed artwork titled Sea+Sky, 2020 by Meghann Riepenhoff for 49 South Van Ness.
    24. Motion to approve as installed the completed artwork The Moon’s Gravity Causes the Ocean’s Tides, 2020 by Sarah Sze for 49 South Van Ness.
  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.)
  3. Adjournment


posted 10/1/2020, 10:10 a.m., adv


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.