Full Commission - April 1, 2019 - Agenda

Meeting Date: 
April 1, 2019 - 2:00pm
City Hall Room 416
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102

Monday, April 1, 2019
2:00 p.m.

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


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

  1. Roll Call
  2. Approval of Minutes

    Motion to approve March 4, 2019 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 amend Resolution No. 1001-18-300 to increase the total grant agreement amount of $115,000 (authorized by Resolution No. 0605-17-169) of the Special Projects Grant (“SPX”) to the Mission Economic Development Agency (“MEDA”) by $100,000 to support MEDA’s work to acquire arts spaces and to assist artists and cultural workers to find below market rate rental and home purchasing programs and to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into an amended grant agreement for a total amount not to exceed $215,000 at this time.
    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 Visual Arts Committee Meeting Minutes of February 20, 2019.
      Civic Design Review Committee Recommendations (March 18, 2019; link to agenda)

    2. Motion to approve Phase 1 of the Midtown Park Apartment Project contingent upon: 1) providing more section and elevation drawings; 2) proposing different railing material for the elevator tower and ADA ramp; 3) providing a lighting plan; 4) studying different metal panel materials; 5) providing photos and drawings of the courtyard planting; 6) developing the patio design with details; and 7) providing a material list for the community building.
    3. Motion to approve Phase 1 of the Better Market Street Project contingent upon: 1) keeping the paving pattern and railing system design simple; 2) making the tree wells congruous with the paving materials; 3) planting the evergreen trees at the corner or transit stops, to be decided by the project team; 4) exploring permanent seating options; 5) bringing mock-ups and materials to the next phase review; 6) exploring the option of embedding historical figures’ names in the pavement and branding/iconic graphics to highlight different neighborhood identities; 7) continuing dialogue on lighting and the recasting of the light pole bases; 8) eliminating paving pattern option 4 “Brick (Preservation Option)”; and 9) studying sidewalk area paving patterns at a large scale.
      Visual Arts Committee Recommendations (March 20, 2019; link to agenda)

    4. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to modify the agreement with Liz Glynn Studio’s contract from $1,089,628 by $8,000 for a new contract amount of $1,097,628 to cover the cost of a site survey to verify location of sculpture hanging points installed at San Francisco International Terminal: Terminal 1, TSA Security Checkpoint.
    5. Motion to approve the proposal to display 12 ft. by 12 ft. sections of the AIDS Quilt as part of a perpetual changing display on the north wall of Building 5 lobby at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. The quilt panels will be loaned to the hospital from the NAMES project, and rotated every 3-6 months.
    6. Motion to approve Western Addition Metamorphosis, a mural design by artist André Jones (also known as Natty Rebel). The murals will be installed on four exterior walls at the Rosa Parks Senior Center at 1111 Buchanan Street, extending from Buchanan Street along the Buchanan Mall to Golden Gate Avenue. The series of four painted murals will measure approximately 11 ft. by 70 ft., 13 ft. by 35 ft., 11 ft. by 50 ft., and 8 ft. by 22 ft. The project is funded by the Community Challenge Grant, and is sponsored by Citizen Film; the painted murals will not become part of the Civic Art Collection.
    7. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to increase the agreement with Norie Sato from $261,000 to an amount not to exceed $305,560 (an increase of $44,560) for additional mock-up and engineering costs required for completion of design development, construction documents, and consultation on fabrication and installation for an artwork at the Headworks Facility of the SFPUC’s Southeast Wastewater Treatment Facility.
    8. Motion to approve and accept into the Civic Art Collection the artwork All My Friends At Once, 2018 by Jason Jägel. The mural is painted with mineral silicate paint on concrete and measures 13 ft. by 37 ft. It is located in the interior of the Balboa Pool swimming facility at 1978 San Jose Avenue. The re-opening of the facility and dedication was held February 23, 2019.
    9. Motion for the Director of Cultural Affairs to approve artists’ honoraria for the following individuals participating in the SFAC Main Gallery exhibition side by side/in the world, opening July 12, 2019: $4,000 to Asma Kazmi; $2,850 to Eddie Aparicio; $640 to Lisa Solomon; $800 to Pamela Z; $650 to Esther Elia; $1,100 to Crystal Liu; $640 to Lauren Toomer; $2,480 to Yoon Lee; $1,200 to Sheila Ghidini; and $640 to Alberto Toscano.
    10. Motion to approve the project outline for the 2020 Art on Market Street Kiosk Poster Series.
    11. Motion to approve the revised final design by Adriane Colburn for an artwork at Guy Place Park.
    12. Motion to approve Catherine Wagner’s glass sample with color interlayer for her artwork at Central Subway: Yerba Buena Moscone Station.
    13. Motion to approve final design of Tomie Arai’s artwork for Central Subway: Chinatown Station.
    14. Motion to approve the Design Development Phase deliverables (artwork renderings) by Yumei Hou for the cut metal artwork for the Central Subway: Chinatown Station, Mezzanine Landing and Ticketing Hall walls.
    15. Motion to approve Jules Arthur, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle (KACH Studio), and Lava Thomas as finalists for the Artwork Honoring Dr. Maya Angelou Project at the San Francisco Main Library, as recommended by the Artist Selection Panel.
    16. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to modify the agreement with Alicia McCarthy for the San Francisco International Airport: International Terminal, Boarding Area A to decrease the contract amount from $500,000 to $150,000 (a decrease of $350,000) to reflect a change in project location and scope.
    17. Motion to approve the Design Development Phase deliverables by Meghann Riepenhoff for the 49 South Van Ness Prefunction Gallery Wall artwork.
    18. Motion to approve the Design Phase Deliverables by Sanaz Mazinani for the 49 South Van Ness Forum Entry artwork, pending ADA access approval from the Mayor’s Office on Disability.
    19. Motion to approve the selected artist Susan Narduli and proposal for the Traffic Company and Forensic Services Division, as recommended by the artist selection panel.
    20. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with the selected artist Susan Narduli for an amount not to exceed $900,000 for design, engineering, fabrication, transportation and consultation during installation of an artwork for the Traffic Company and Forensic Services Division.
    21. Motion to approve as installed the completed artwork titled W.F.T. (San Francisco), 2019, by Joseph Kosuth, located along the western façade of Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.
  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


posted 3/29/19, 11:30 a.m. spr


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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 415/252-2256向 Sharon Page Ritchie, 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 Sharon Page Ritchie, Commission Secretary, por lo menos 48 horas antes de la reunión al 415/252-2256. 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 Sharon Page Ritchie, Commission Secretary, sa 415/252-2256. 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.