Public Art Commission
January 18, 2013
Commissioners: Bussell, Pugh, Capovilla, Friend, Garrington, Seltzer (staff), Lemhouse (council liaison)
Krista Hepford, applicant for PAC member
Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 8:15 a.m.
Approval of Minutes
Minutes of the November minutes were approved M/S Pugh/Friend.
Draft Criteria for Future Murals
Friend presented her draft criteria for murals. The intent of drafting criteria was to give the PAC a means of accepting or rejecting murals.
Discussion: How do we define exceptional quality? How do we ensure the artist follows the criteria? How do we ensure the execution of the design is followed as was presented to the PAC? Should a PAC member be appointed to “dog” the project? Should the artist be required to check in/get inspections during different phases of the execution? Should we have an application form? Should we require a deposit ($250) from the property owner as incentive to do the mural correctly and/or to paint over the mural if it is not executed as approved? We need to engage the property owner.
Generally the PAC agreed the next step is to develop the process and guidelines for a mural artist that include checkpoints during the execution. Friend and Pugh will being a draft for review and discussion at the February meeting. Seltzer will contact RAAC for guidelines for public murals.
Update on Historic Markers
Garrington attended a subcommittee of the Historic Commission to brainstorm on the design and placement of historic markers. HC attendees included Allison Renwick and Keith Swink.
Garrington will continue to attend the HC subcommittee meetings as they occur. Capovilla also expressed an interest in attending future meetings.
Update On Fire Station No2
The artist will install Open Minded on Monday, February 4. The dedication of the station and public art will occur on Thursday, February 14.
The PAC would like to be onsite to inspect the piece prior to installation and asked for photographs of the piece.
Seltzer will contact the artist for a timeline on installation. Seltzer will send to the PAC the RFP and artists’ contract for review of criteria and expectations.
Lemhouse will announce the dedication event at the February 5 council meeting and encourage the community to attend.
PAC or Seltzer will contact members of the Selection Panel and invite them to attend.
Bussell provided an overview of the Calle project. The PAC discussed how to move forward with securing a piece of sculpture for the now empty pedestal at the top of the Calle stairs. Essentially the group agreed there are two approaches: securing a sculpture for loan or purchasing a piece of art.
Bussell will develop a proposal for PAC review and vote at the February meeting.
Update from Council Liaison Greg Lemhouse
Lemhouse thanked the PAC and specifically Garrington for the willingness to work with the Historic Commission on the historic marker project.
Lemhouse invited the PAC to submit ideas for council goal setting which will occur on February 2. He suggested they consider “what the PAC thinks the City should be working on and reminded the group of SMART goals (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely).
Garrington invited PAC members to email her with ideas and she will draft the goal based on input received.
Meeting adjourned at 10:15 am.
Next meeting: February 15, 2013.