Public Art Commission
November 20, 2009
Commissioners: Bussell, Edson, Markell, Wynkoop, Wilkerson, Pugh, Seltzer (staff liaison)
Absent: Baker, Voisin (council liaison)
Nancy Parker and Jean Bakewell žu Peace Wall
Sue Yeoman žu Street Pennants
Chair Bussell called meeting to order at 8:20 a.m.
Citizen Issues/Peace Wall
Nancy Parker and Jean Bakewell request the Public Art Commission act as the applicant for a grant from the Carpenter Foundation for $5000 for the Peace Wall.
Baker explained the Peace Wall group has applied for a number of grants and continues to fund raise to complete the Peace Wall. The Carpenter Foundation is supportive of the grant request but requires the entity who will own the art submit the application.
Baker has drafted the application and presented a list of ”°loose ends”± needed from the
Citizen Issue/Street Pennants
The PAC agreed to keep it on the list of possible future projects. Seltzer explained the City is in the process of developing a street pennant policy.
The October minutes were approved with corrections.
Bussell provided an update of her meetings with the Parks Commission and the Alice Hardesty gift. The PAC recognizes that other commissions have established policies and suggest meeting and working with those commissions to incorporate public art into their policies. Bussell and Seltzer hope to meet with members of the Park Commission in the coming weeks.
Right of Way Guidelines and Public Art
Seltzer gave a brief explanation of how the recent adoption of the Right of Way Guidelines and Functional Items might impact Public Art.
City Council Art Display
Wilkerson and Edson gave a brief update on the Sweatfree art exhibit in council chambers. While not many people visited the location it was agreed that the art did enhance Council Chambers. The PAC agreed ti needs to develop a policy and guidelines should it decide to include interior public art in the future. This item will be added to the list of possible future projects.
Utility Box Update
Markell and Edson identified boxes for future painting located in the downtown area. Wynkoop suggested that for the next round artist be given the funds to purchase their own paint rather than the PAC purchasing the paint in bulk. General agreement on this idea. Next step is to determine funding for the project. Possibly applying for a grant from JCCC for 2011. Wynkoop and Voisin are researching the possibility of securing funds from the Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) and will keep the PAC apprised as they gather information.
Bussell and Markell are working on an article for inclusion in the December issues of the Ashland Gallery Guide. Bussell has created a draft outline.
Discussion on Goals
There was some discussion on having commission retreat separate from a regular meeting for the commission to brainstorm both long term and short term goals and to review the current list of goals in the Master Plan.
List of Possible Future Projects
Interior Art Policy and Guidelines
Meeting adjourned at 9:45
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