Public Art Commission
April 15, 2005
Regular Meeting Minutes
Commissioners: Benson, Bayard, Markell, Longshore, Wilkerson
Jackson (Council liaison), Seltzer (Staff Liaison)
Minutes of the March 18 meeting were approved. M/S Benson, Longshore
Richard Benson is now Chair of the Public Arts Commission after serving during the last year as vice-chair. Benson spoke about his role as chair: as the organizer, keeps track of the agenda, runs the meetings etc. May will be a busy meeting with new commissioners and Benson wants to discuss updating the current goals of the commission as well as discuss the workload, meeting time, use of e-mail etc.
Calle: Bayard passed out a draft timeline an RFP for the Krigel sculpture garden. The committee agreed that the sculptures are “on loan” from the artists, the artist may make the pieces available for sale to the general public during the two-year showing and that the commission would receive a % of the sale. Each installation will likely be specialized and the % of sale will help to offset the costs of new installations every two years. The RFP should be sent in May.
Benson asked what work needs to be accomplished in order to send out the RFP. Bayard explained that the pedestals need to be measured; the committee needs to decide on a timeline and the final RFP written. Wilkerson will help Bayard with the work. It was noted that the intent is to install the two selected sculptures in September. There was much discussion on how to distribute the RFP. The committee agreed that the selected artist(s) be awarded $500 to assist with shipping. Bayard will send the PAC a draft RFP for approval in the next week.
Policy and Procedures: No report
Funding: Benson and Bayard have met with a few potential donors and have requested contributions for public art. Jackson will follow-up on requests she made. Benson is hopeful that the newly appointed committee members will be a part of the funding committee.
The commission reviewed the final draft of the request for funding proposal which will be delivered to the full budget committee. In September of 2004, the council reluctantly approved allocating remaining TOT funds to the PAC. Many voiced their support of funding the PAC but felt that the request should come through the budget process.
Benson, Bayard and Wilkerson will present the request. The meeting is May 2 at 7:00 p.m. in the council chambers.
Items for commissioners
Markell spoke of advertising PAC “Call for Entries” in Art Calendar. She will meet with Seltzer to discuss associated costs.
Meeting adjourned 9:30 a.m.