Full Commission - September 13, 2021 - Minutes

Meeting Date: 
September 13, 2021 - 2:00pm
Location: 

MEETING OF THE FULL ARTS COMMISSION

Monday, September 13, 2021
2 p.m.
Remote Meeting via video and teleconferencing

Draft Minutes 

President Ordeñana called the meeting to order at 2:01 p.m.

  1. Roll Call
    (0:20)

    Commissioners Present
    Roberto Ordeñana, President
    Janine Shiota, Vice President
    Yakuh Askew
    JD Beltran
    Charles Collins
    Suzanne Ferras
    Yiying Lu
    Nabiel Musleh (joined the meeting at 2:03 p.m.)
    Linda Parker Pennington
    Abby Sadin Schnair
    Marcus Shelby (joined the meeting at 2:04 p.m.)
    Kimberlee Stryker
    Debra Walker
    Paul Woolford
    Joel Koppel, ex officio

    Staff Present:
    Ralph Remington, Director of Cultural Affairs
    Rally Catapang, Deputy Director of Finance and Administration
    Joanne Lee, Deputy Director of Programs
    Alyssa Ventre, Commission Secretary

    President Ordeñana announced the virtual meeting instructions.

    Commission Secretary Alyssa Ventre announced public comment instructions.

     
  2. Approval of Minutes
    (5:57)
    Commissioner Beltran, seconded by Commissioner Stryker moved to approve the August 2, 2021 minutes.

    There was no public comment.

    The motion unanimously carried by the following vote:
    Ayes: Ordeñana, Shiota, Askew, Beltran, Collins, Ferras, Lu, Musleh, Parker Pennington, Schnair, Shelby, Stryker, Walker, Woolford

    RESOLUTION NO. 0913-21-189: Motion to approve the August 2, 2021 minutes.
     
     
  3. General Public Comment 
    (8:15)

    There was no public comment.
     
  4. Director’s Report
    (9:25)
     
    Director Remington shared information regarding Community Investments grant cycles and applications, SFAC Galleries upcoming programming and HR updates. He noted that an Ethics presentation and a Budget and Prop E presentation would follow his report.  

    Commissioners thanked Director Remington and SFAC staff for their hard work in advancing the agency’s work.

    There was no public comment.
     
  5. Ethics Presentation
    (17:21)

    Deputy City Attorney Ana Flores and Deputy City Attorney Andrew Shen presented an Ethics training. They reviewed topics such as conflicts of interest, general gift rules, gifts of tickets and passes and Arts Commission’s Statement of Incompatible Activities. They suggested reaching out to the Arts Commission’s Deputy City Attorney Lauren Curry for specific questions.

    Commissioners asked for clarification regarding perceived conflict of interest, Form 700, Form 802 and public meeting protocols.

    There was no public comment.
     
  6. FY2021-22 Adopted Budget Update and Prop E: Hotel Tax for Arts and Culture Update
    (49:49)

    Deputy Director of Finance and Administration Rally Catapang provided an update on the FY2021-22 adopted budget. Deputy Director Catapang gave a brief budget overview and highlighted changes to the budget such as  capital funds for seismic upgrades, prop E backfill, Dream Keeper Initiative and the Art Vendor fee waiver.
      
    Commissioners discussed capital improvement budget  details relating to the cultural centers.
     
    Deputy Director of Finance and Administration Rally  Catapang  and Deputy Director of Programs Joanne Lee provided an update on Prop E: Hotel Tax for Arts and Culture. They gave a brief overview of the Hotel Tax legislation and provided a summary of projected and actual revenue and expenses and awards by fiscal year. They also explained the allowable uses of the funds per the ballot measure and detailed the financial and programmatic data for the three Prop E allocations - Cultural Equity Endowment, Cultural Centers, and the Arts Impact Endowment.

    Commissioners thanked Deputy Director Catapang and Deputy Director Lee for the clear presentation.

    Commissioners Walker and Schnair appreciated the information regarding the Arts Hub and requested a demo.

    There was no public comment.
     
  7. Committee Reports and Committee Matters
    (34:45)
     
    1. Community Investments Committee
      (1:24:05)

      Commissioner Collins provided an update from the August 10, 2021 Community Investments Committee meeting. He explained that they heard annual presentations from African American Art & Culture Complex, SOMArts and Bayview Opera House. He also described motions that were passed by the Committee that are now part of the consent calendar.

      President Ordeñana and Commissioner Woolford left the meeting at 3:30 p.m.

      There was no public comment.
       
    2. Visual Arts Committee
      (1:32:50)

      Commissioner Ferras shared highlights from the August and September Visual Arts Committee meetings including 2021 Art on Market Street Poster series, Mission Branch Library Project, Minna Natoma Streetscape Project, SFO Harvey Milk Terminal 1 Underpass Lighting Project, India Basin Shoreline Park – 900 Innes, Southeast Health center Expansion Projects – Community History Wall and Alex Pitcher Room, and deaccession Martha Heavenston's A World View, 1989.

      There was no public comment.
       
  8. Consent Calendar
    (1:42:20)

    Vice President Shiota introduced the consent calendar items.

    Commissioner Beltran, seconded by Commissioner Schnair moved to approve the consent calendar items, as presented. 

    There was no public comment.

    Pennington Parker applauded the list of artwork on the consent calendar.

    The motion carried unanimously by the following vote:
    Ayes: Shiota, Askew, Beltran, Collins, Ferras, Lu, Musleh, Parker Pennington, Schnair, Shelby, Stryker, Walker

    RESOLUTION NO. 0913-21-190:
    Approval: RESOLVED, that this Commission does hereby adopt the following items on the Consent Calendar and their related Resolutions:
  9. RESOLUTION NO. 0913-21-191: Motion to approve the Community Investments Committee Meeting Minutes of August 10, 2021.
  10. RESOLUTION NO. 0913-21-192: Motion to approve the Visual Arts Committee Meeting Minutes of August 18, 2021.
     
  11. RESOLUTION NO. 0913-21-193: Motion to approve the Visual Arts Committee Meeting Minutes of September 8, 2021.
     
    Community Investments Committee Recommendations (August 10, 2021)
     
  12. RESOLUTION NO. 0913-21-194: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into sole source lease and operating agreements with the African American Art and Culture Complex, the Bayview Opera House Inc., Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts and SOMArts for fiscal years 2021-2022 to ensure the City-owned cultural centers remain open, accessible and vital contributors to the cultural life of the City.
     
  13. RESOLUTION NO. 0913-21-195: Motion to approve the Native American Arts and Cultural Traditions Special Grant funding recommendation to award the American Indian Cultural Center (Fiscal Sponsor: Intersection for the Arts) for works of art placed throughout the American Indian Cultural District to honor American Indian culture, history, people, and contributions; and, to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a grant agreement not to exceed $100,000 at this time.

    Visual Arts Committee Recommendations (August 18, 2021)
     
  14. RESOLUTION NO. 0913-21-196: Motion to rescind Resolution # 0106-20-021 authorizing the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with Lite Brite Neon Studio LLC for an amount not to exceed $632,000 for fabrication and transportation of an artwork by Andrea Bowers (DBA Radical Patience Inc.) for the San Francisco International Airport: Terminal 1 Underpass Lighting Project.
     
  15. RESOLUTION NO. 0913-21-197: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with Lite Brite Neon Studio LLC for an amount not to exceed $45.660 for design of an artwork by Andrea Bowers (DBA Radical Patience Inc.) for the San Francisco International Airport: Harvey Milk Terminal 1 Underpass Lighting Project.
     
  16. RESOLUTION NO. 0913-21-198: Motion to approve Together We Grow, a mosaic design by artist Kim Jensen. The mosaic will be installed on the Ramsell Streel Stairs (Brotherhood Way). The mosaic will be installed on 24 steps, measuring 5.5 ft. high by 8 ft. wide. The project is funded by a Community Challenge Grant. The mosaic will not become part of the Civic Art Collection.
     
  17. RESOLUTION NO. 0913-21-199: Motion to approve the following arts professionals as panelists for public art artist review panels:
    Walter Kitundu, Artist
     
  18. RESOLUTION NO. 0913-21-200: Motion to approve the selection of Masako Miki and Jesse Schlesinger to design the sculptural street furniture for the Minna Natoma Art Corridor Project for a fee of $35,000 to be paid to each artist with one artist to be assigned to Minna and one to be assigned to Natoma.
     
  19. RESOLUTION NO. 0913-21-201: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contracts with Masako Miki and Jesse Schlesinger to design the sculptural street furniture for the Minna Natoma Art Corridor Project for an amount not exceed $35,000 each for the Minna Natoma streetscape project.
     
  20. RESOLUTION NO. 0913-21-202: Motion to approve the selection of Muzae Sesay to design the street surface paving for Natoma Street for a fee of $30,000 as part of the Minna Natoma Streetscape Project with Kelly Ording as an alternate.
     
  21. RESOLUTION NO. 0913-21-203: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with Muzae Sesay street surface paving for Natoma Street for an amount not exceed $30,000 for the Minna Natoma streetscape project.
     
  22. RESOLUTION NO. 0913-21-204: Motion to approve the selection of Barbara Stauffacher Solomon and Mel Vera Cruz to design the street surface paving for Minna Street for a fee of either $30,000 or $35,000 depending upon which section of Minna Street is delegated to the Artist with Kelly Ording as an alternate.
     
  23. RESOLUTION NO. 0913-21-205: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contracts with Barbara Stauffacher Solomon and Mel Vera Cruz to design the street surface paving for Minna Street for an amount not to exceed either $30,000 and $35,000 depending upon which section of Minna Street is delegated to the Artist.
     
  24. RESOLUTION NO. 0913-21-206: Motion to approve artists A.C. Esguerra, Vida Kaung and Kayan Cheun-Miaw (Vida Kaung), Frederick Noland, and Gaia Weise and their conceptual proposals for the 2022 Art on Market Street Kiosk Poster Series, as recommended by the artist review panel.
     
  25. RESOLUTION NO. 0913-21-207: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contracts with A.C. Esguerra, Vida Kaung and Kayan Cheun-Miaw (Vida Kaung), Frederick Noland, and Gaia Weise for an amount not exceed $12,000 each for the 2022 Art on Market Street Kiosk Poster Series.
     
  26. RESOLUTION NO. 0913-21-208: Motion to approve the Design Phase deliverables (updated design and quotes) by Andrea Bowers (DBA Radical Patience Inc.) for the San Francisco International Airport: Harvey Milk Terminal 1 Underpass Lighting Project.
     
  27. RESOLUTION NO. 0913-21-209: Motion to approve Conceptual Design Phase deliverables (conceptual design proposal) by William Rhodes for the Southeast Health Center Expansion Project—Community History Wall.
     
  28. RESOLUTION NO. 0913-21-210: Motion to approve Design Development Phase deliverables (final design) and Construction Document Phase deliverables (Structural Engineering Drawings) by Kenyatta A. C. Hinkle (KACH Studio) for the Southeast Community Center—Alex Pitcher Room.
     
  29. RESOLUTION NO. 0913-21-211: Motion to rescind RESOLUTION NO. 0712-21-172, which approved the list of two-dimensional artworks for purchase or licensing and display at the Southeast Community Center at 1550 Evans, as recommended by the artist review panel: African American Academy/Fely Tchaco, Bayview Shore Candlestick Park, 2021, Oil on Canvas, 24 in x 20 in, $2500 African American Academy/Fely Tchaco, Fam Elegance Ethnic Art Deco, 2020, Digital Art (print on canvas), 60 in x 40 in, $1500 (for licensing) Louisiana Bendolph, Shared Legacy, 2007, Color Intaglio Print, 31 in x 34.5 in, $3000 Louisiana Bendolph, Look Underneath, 2013, Color Intaglio Print, 37 in x 32 in, $2500 Suhas Bhujbal, Market # 10, 2018, Oil on panel, 36 in x 68 in, $1500 (for licensing) Suhas Bhujbal, Ocean Breeze, 2017, Oil on panel, 36 in x 68 in, $1500 (for licensing) Suhas Bhujbal, On the Way to Work, 2017, Oil on canvas, 48 in x 48 in, $4000 Rodney Ewing, Resurrection (Henrietta Lacks), 2016, Silkscreen and dry pigment on paper, 60 in x 40 in, $4000 Rodney Ewing, Brothers and Sisters, 2016, Silkscreen and dry pigment on paper, 60 in x 40 in, $4000 Nina Fabunmi, Pride, 2013, Oil on canvas, 36 in x 36 in, $2910 Nina Fabunmi, DEEP IN A MAN, 2014, Oil on canvas, 30 in x 40 in, $2550 Juan R. Fuentes, Hermanita III, 2021, Linocut, 22 in x 28 in, $1200 Juan R. Fuentes, En El Cielo, 2019, Linocut/Watercolor, 22 in x 30 in, $800 Frederick Hayes, Green with Envy, 2020, Acrylic, 24 in x 18 in, $1500 (for licensing) Frederick Hayes, Old School No Fool, 2020, Graphite, 17 in x 14 in, $1500 (for licensing) Ivan Lopez, Eagle Warrior America (Wild Human), 2019, Acrylic on upcycled wood, 36.5 in x 31, $2200 Ivan Lopez, Yellow Sun Power, 2019, Acrylic on wood, 36.5 in x 31, $2200
    Derek Macario, Skating Through, 2018, Film Photography, digital scan print, 20 in x 20 in, $250 Derek Macario, Bayview Wheelie, 2017, Film Photography, digital scan print, 20 in x 20 in, $500 Ata'ataoletaeao McNealy, The Afro, 2020, Acrylic on canvas, 36 in x 24 in, $2750 Ata'ataoletaeao McNealy, Thee Fine-Apple, 2020, Acrylic on canvas, 36 in x 24 in, $3000 Boon Heng Pang, Ohlone Prayers For The Future, 2021, Acrylic, mixed media, canvas on aluminum panel, 42 in x 60 in, $3800 Boon Heng Pang, Ohlone Prayers From Our Past, 2021, Acrylic, mixed media, canvas on aluminum panel, 42 in x 60 in, $3800 William Rhodes, Soul of San Francisco Quilt, 2020, Paint, pencil, pen and fabric, 51 in x 63 in, $4000 William Rhodes, Bayview Heroes, 2020, Paint, pencil, pen and fabric, 48 in x 70 in, $4000 Rhonel Roberts, Pops, 2007, Acrylic on canvas, 36 in x 40 in, $4000 Rhonel Roberts, Dad and Me, 2015, Acrylic on paper, 22 in x 30 in, $1850 Blanca Estela Rodriguez Mandujano, Sisters, 2021, Photography, 45 in x 30 in, $2000 Blanca Estela Rodriguez Mandujano, Trust, 2021, Photography, 45 in x 30 in, $2000 Ron Saunders, Of This Earth I, 2015, Photogram-Sepia Toned Gelatin Silver Print, 20 in x 16 in, $1800 Ron Saunders, Hands of The Ancestors, 2015, Archival pigment print, 24 in x 20 in, $1800 Malik Seneferu, MalikSArt3, 2021, Acrylic on canvas, 36 in x 36 in, $1500 (for licensing) Malik Seneferu, On The Move, 2016, Acrylic on canvas, 36 in x 48 in, $1500 (for licensing) Claudio Talavera-Ballon, El Escribidor, 2018, Oil on canvas, 28 in x 22 in, $2000 Claudio Talavera-Ballon, Kitzia, La Visionaria (The Visionary), 2018, Oil on canvas, 32 in x 41.5 in, $1500 Nga Trinh, Hang In The Balance, 2018, Origami, 40 in x 32 in, $4000 Nga Trinh, Butterflies' Flowers, 2017, Origami, 40 in x 32 in, $4000 Ira Watkins, Animals on the Move, 1998, Acrylic on canvas, 48 in x 48 in, $4000 Ira Watkins, The Shipyard (Repairing Ships), 1999, Pastel on paper, 24 in x 36 in, $1200 Ira Watkins, The In Crowd, 2000, Acrylic on wood cutout, 40 in x 48 in, $3000
     
  30. RESOLUTION NO. 0913-21-212: Motion to approve the amended list of two-dimensional artworks for purchase or licensing and display at the Southeast Community Center at 1550 Evans, as recommended by the artist review panel:
    African American Academy/Fely Tchaco, Bayview Shore Candlestick Park, 2021, Oil on Canvas, 24 in x 20 in, $2,500
    Louisiana Bendolph, Look Underneath, 2013, Color Intaglio Print, 37 in x 32 in, $2,500
    Suhas Bhujbal, On the Way to Work, 2017, Oil on canvas, 48 in x 48 in, $4,000
    Rodney Ewing, Brothers and Sisters, 2016, Silkscreen and dry pigment on paper, 60 in x 40 in, $4,000
    Nina Fabunmi, Pride, 2013, Oil on canvas, 36 in x 36 in, $2,910
    Juan R. Fuentes, Hermanita III, 2021, Linocut, 22 in x 28 in, $1,200
    Juan R. Fuentes, En El Cielo, 2019, Linocut/Watercolor, 22 in x 30 in, $800
    Frederick Hayes, Old School No Fool, 2020, Graphite, 17 in x 14 in, $1,800
    Frederick Hayes, Best Friends, 2020, Graphite, 17 in x 14 in, $1,800
    Ivan Lopez, Eagle Warrior America (Wild Human), 2019, Acrylic on upcycled wood, 36.5 in x 31 in, $2,000
    Ivan Lopez, Yellow Sun Power, 2019, Acrylic on Wood, 36.5 in x 31 in, $2,000
    Derek Macario, Skating Through, 2018, Digital Reproduction on Aluminum, $1,500
    Derek Macario, Bayview Wheelie, 2017, Digital Reproduction on Aluminum, $1,500
    Ata'ataoletaeao McNealy, The Afro, 2020, Acrylic on Canvas, 18 in x 12 in, $1,000
    Ata'ataoletaeao McNealy, The Fine-Apple, 2020, Acrylic on Canvas, 18 in x 12 in, $1,000
    Ata'ataoletaeao McNealy, Afro-Puffs, 2020, Acrylic on Canvas, 18 in x 12 in, $1,000
    Ata'ataoletaeao McNealy, The ‘Fro Hawk, 2020, Acrylic on Canvas, 18 in x 12 in, $1,000
    Boon Heng Pang, The Crane, 2016, Pastel and Mixed Media on Canvas Aluminum Panel, 48 in x 24 in, $2,800
    William Rhodes, Soul of San Francisco Quilt, 2020, Paint, Pencil, Pen and Fabric, 51 in x 63 in, $4,000
    Rhonel Roberts, Dad and Me, 2015, Acrylic on Paper, 22 in x 30 in, $1,850
    Blanca Estela Rodriguez Mandujano, Sisters, 2021, Digital Photographic Print, 45 in x 30 in, $2,000
    Blanca Estela Rodriguez Mandujano, Trust, 2021, Digital Photographic Print, 45 in x 30 in, $2,000
    Ron Saunders, Of This Earth I, 2015, Digital Reproduction on Aluminum, 26 in x 30 in, $1,500
    Ron Saunders, Of This Earth II, 2015, Digital Reproduction on Aluminum, 26 in x 30 in, $1,500
    Malik Seneferu, From the Hill and Beyond, 2021, Acrylic on Canvas, 36 in x 36 in, $3,000 Malik Seneferu, On The Move, 2016, Digital Reproduction on Aluminum, 26 in x 30 in, $1,000
    Claudio Talavera-Ballon, Kitzia, La Visionaria (The Visionary), 2018, Oil on Canvas, 32 in x 41.5 in, $4,000
    Nga Trinh, Dragonfly’s Flowers, 2017, Origami, 40 in x 32 in, $4,000
    Ira Watkins, The In Crowd, 2000, Acrylic on wood cutout, 40 in x 48 in, $3,000
     
  31. RESOLUTION NO. 0913-21-213: Motion to approve the selected artist, Juana Alicia Araiza, and proposal for the Mission Branch Library Project, as recommended by the Mission Branch Library Artist Review Panel.
     
  32. RESOLUTION NO. 0913-21-214: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a contract with Juana Alicia Araiza for an amount not to exceed $71,500 for the design, engineering, fabrication, transportation and installation consultation of an artwork for the Mission Branch Library Project.
     
  33. RESOLUTION NO. 0913-21-215: Motion to approve the Construction Document Phase deliverables (Sample Mock-ups and Construction Document Drawings) by Raylene Gorum for the India Basin Shoreline Park— 900 Innes Project.

    Visual Arts Committee Recommendations (September 8, 2021)
     
  34. RESOLUTION NO. 0913-21-216: Motion to approve the reinstallation of Entwined Meadow, a multi-component LED sculptural installation by artist Charles Gadeken, previously approved under Resolution # 1005-20-157. The work will be newly installed in its prior location in Peacock Meadow in Golden Gate Park, with slight modifications design. The work will be on view December 1, 2021 – February 1, 2022 through the sponsorship of the SF Parks Alliance.
     
  35. RESOLUTION NO. 0913-21-217: Motion to approve Untitled, a mural design by artist Darin Balaban. The mural will be installed underneath the Kensington Pedestrian Bridge. The painted mural will be installed on five pillars of the bridge: three pillars are 20 ft., one pillar is 15 ft., and one is 2 ft. The project is funded by residents of Mira Loma and West Portal. The mural will not become part of the Civic Art Collection.
     
  36. RESOLUTION NO. 0913-21-218: Motion to deaccession from the Civic Art Collection, at the request of the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department, Martha Heavenston's custom tile mosaic artwork A World View, 1989 (Accession No. 1989.25.a-i) consisting of 8 individual sculptures mounted on a concrete playground retaining wall and a tile mosaic frieze above the entrance at the Gene Friend Recreation Center, to make way for the construction of a new recreation center and playground.
     
  37. RESOLUTION NO. 0913-21-219: Motion to approve, at the request of the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department, the removal and destruction of materials making up Martha Heavenston's artwork A World View, 1989 (Accession No. 1989.25.a-i) located at the Gene Friend Recreation Center, as the estimated costs to remove and reintegrate the artwork are very high, and in excess of the value of the artwork. In addition, conservation assessments determined that the artwork could not likely be removed without causing irreparable damage to the original work.
     
  38. RESOLUTION NO. 0913-21-220: Motion to approve the seven final designs by Kimberley Arteche for the 2021 Art on Market Street Kiosk Poster Series. 

 

  1. New Business and Announcements
    (1:47:25)

    Commissioner Schnair read a tribute in memory of former ACT conservatory director Melissa Yandell Smith.

    Commissioner Walker said she spoke with art vendor folks and they appreciated the fee waiver. She suggested thinking about how to expand art vendor program areas.

    There was no public comment.
     
  2. Adjournment

    There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 3:55 p.m.
     

Posted 9/24/2021, 10:05a, adv



 

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