Visual Arts Committee - June 17, 2020 - Agenda

Meeting Date: 
June 17, 2020 - 3:00pm
Remote meeting via video and teleconferencing


Wednesday, June 17, 2020
3 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, meetings of the Arts Commission will convene remotely.

To attend the meeting, please visit:; Meeting Password: SFACVAC

The public is encouraged to submit comments by emailing to The email address will be monitored until Wednesday, June 17, 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 / 146 277 3190. The public comment call in instructions can be found here.

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Visual Arts Committee Members:
JD Beltran      
Suzie Ferras
Dorka Keehn, Chair
Nabiel Musleh
Abby Sadin Schnair
Janine Shiota
Debra Walker

1. Call to Order, Roll Call, and Agenda Changes

2. General Public Comment

3. Consent Calendar
Explanatory Documents: Items 2, 3, 4 and 5
Presentation Time: Approximately 3 minutes

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 Berr
    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

4. COVID-19 Poster project
Meg Shiffler

Explanatory Documents: PowerPoint presentation
Presentation Time: Approximately 5 minutes

Presentation by the SFAC Galleries Director of the COVID-19 Poster project that thanks frontline healthcare workers and features commissioned artwork by ten local artists.

5. Southeast Wastewater Treatment Plant (SEP) – Headworks Building
Mary Chou
Explanatory Documents: Final Design
Presentation Time: Approximately 10 minutes

Presentation of final design of artwork on Headworks Building by artist Norie Sato for the Southeast Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Motion: 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.

6. SFO Terminal 1
Zoë Taleporos

Explanatory Document: Images of installed work
Presentation Time: Approximately 5 minutes

Presentation of the completed installation of The Color of the Horizons by Dana Hemenway as San Francisco International Airport Harvey Milk Terminal 1.

Motion: 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.

7. Fire Station #35
Marcus Davies

Explanatory Document: Revised Design Narrative
Presentation Time: Approximately 10 minutes

Presentation of the revised deign narrative of an artwork by artist Walter Hood of Hood Design Studio for Fire Station #35.

Motion: Motion to approve the Revised Design Development Phase deliverables by Hood Design Studio, Inc. for an artwork for Fire Station #35.

8. Margaret Hayward Playground
Aleta Lee

Explanatory Document: Artist’s final imagery and material and fabrication mockup
Presentation Time: Approximately 5 minutes

Presentation of the artist’s final imagery and material and fabrication mockup as part of the Construction Document Phase deliverables for the artwork at Margaret Hayward Playground.

Motion: Motion to approve artist Emory Douglas’ Construction Document phase deliverables, including final imagery, material and fabrication mockup for the artwork at Margaret Hayward Playground.

9. Southeast Health Center Expansion Project—Community History Wall
Jackie von Treskow
Explanatory Document: Project Outline; Site Renderings
Presentation Time: Approximately 5 minutes

Presentation of the project outline for the Southeast Health Center Expansion Project-Community History Wall.

Motion: Motion to approve the project outline for the Southeast Health Center Expansion Project—Community History Wall

10. New Business, Old Business, and Announcements

11. Adjournment

TP 6/12/2020 9:25AM
edit to motion #8 TP 6/12/2020 10:54AM
Explanatory Docs added to CC#2, Items 5,7,8 TP6/16/2020 4:58PM



The San Francisco Arts Commission Visual Arts Committee Meeting will be held virtually due to public health emergency.

Agenda Item Information
Each item on the agenda may include the following documents:
1) Department or Agency or report;
2) Public correspondence
3) Other explanatory documents.

These items will be available for review at the meeting. Copies are available upon request. Please contact Program Associate Tara Peterson at or 415-252-2219 for more information. 

Meeting Procedures

1. Agenda items will 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 3 minutes.  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. 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.

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. Info: Tara Peterson at or 415-252-2219. 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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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415-252-2219向Tara Peterson 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 Program Associate, Tara Peterson, por lo menos 48 horas antes de la reunión al 415-252-2219. 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 Program Associate, Tara Peterson sa 415-252-2219. 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.