December 20 Regular Meeting
Friday, December 20, 2013
Public Art Commission
December 20, 2013
Commissioners: Garrington, Hepford, Friend, Clark, Seltzer (staff), Rosenthal (council liaison)
Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 8:30 a.m.
Approval of Minutes
November meeting minutes were approved with corrections.
Progress distributing Gateway announcement
The group clarified which member was responsible for areas of distribution:
Garrington (Oregon), Hepford (Portland), Clark (Washington), Friend (California), Bussell (Montana/Idaho) Seltzer (arts organizations). It was suggested that the following be included in the email announcement “Please be aware that incomplete submittals will not be considered”.
Seltzer will send “thank you” to artist who send a submittal.
Letter of Interest submitted to ArtPlace
Hepford reported she submitted the Letter of Inquiry to ArtPlace, a national art granting organization. This is a preliminary step prior to the actual grant process. She will follow up to make sure it was received and also noted that the information in the Letter of Interest will serve as a spring board for grant applications. The next deadline is January 14, for an Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Update on submittals for Calle
Seltzer reported she has not received any submittals for the Gateway project. Members commented that submittals will likely arrive just prior to the deadline.
PAC representation at Mayor’s brown bag lunch
Bussell will represent PAC in January.
The PAC discussed the Mayor’s request for a representative of the PAC (and other commissions) on the ad hoc downtown improvement committee. The group asked PAC member Sandy Friend to represent the commission. Friend agreed to do so.
The group asked council liaison Rosenthal about Council Goal Setting. Rosenthal was not sure what the process will be this year (2014) explaining 2014 is in between budget cycles but he encouraged the PAC to feel free to submit ideas for possible goals.
Meeting adjourned at 10:00.