Public Art Commission
January 21, 2010
Commissioners: Davis, Bussell, Edson, Pugh, Hanks (staff), Slattery (council)
Chair Bussell called meeting to order at 8:15 a.m.
Minutes of November 19 and December 20, 2011 were unanimously approved.
Discussion on Single public art project
Davis described the Gallery Associations desire to provide a specific donation of roughly $10,000 per year to assist in funding a “significant” public art installation.
Bussell described the existing funding for public art installations (small portion of TOT)
Edson suggested the potential to use the Gallery Association donation as part of a business assistance grant for installation of art available to the public on private property.
Davis responded that the Gallary association is really looking for one significant, long term, serious art piece and would expect that the Gallery Association donation would be just one part of the overall funding of the project.
Davis provided handouts of several artists to give a sense of the significance the Gallery Association is hoping for.
Discussion also covered the various processes and structures that could be agreed upon for the cooperative advancement of the project between the Gallery Association and the Public Arts Commission. It was agreed that those details would come later in the project development.
Bussell made a motion, with a second from Pugh that the Commission select the pedestrian island between Fire Station #1 and the Library as the location for the public art commission/installation. Motion was unanimously approved.
Review of Municipal Code PAC Purpose Statement
Hanks handed out AMC 2.17 and requested that they review the code language and discuss in more detail at the March or April meeting to provide input to City Council on any changes desired as part of the City Council’s overall desire to review all City Commission purpose/duties/roles.
Review of proposed selection criteria weighting method
Edson provided a sample of potential changes to the criteria that would give the PAC some “pre-screening” abilities to ensure that the submissions reviewed by the independent panel meet the general requirements of the request.
It was agreed that Commissioners would review the sample and provide any suggestions/comments to Seltzer to compile for the next meeting.
Bussell mentioned that decisions on this matter should be done at the next meeting so they are in place prior to the next review panel coming up soon.
Review of letter from PAC to Ashland Parks & Rec
Commission confirmed their acceptance of letter written by Bussell to Parks Director Robertson regarding the addition of a pedestal near the Calle staircase (letter in meeting packet)
Davis commented that she would do some research on possible alternate insurance coverage for existing art works on the Calle. Will report back next meeting
Friday February 18
Meeting adjourned 9:42 a.m.