City of Ashland, Oregon / Commissions & Committees / Public Arts Commission

Friday, July 19, 2013

Minutes
Public Art Commission
July 19, 2013
Regular Meeting
 
Attendance
Commissioners: Bussell, Pugh, Friend, Garrington, Seltzer (staff)
 
Absent
Hepford, Clark
 
Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 8:20 a.m.
 
Approval of Minutes
Minutes were approved as presented.
 
Citizen Issues/Proposals
None. 
 
Update on Gateway RFQ
Garrington explained the timeline for the Gateway project that she and Hepford developed.  The target installation for the Gateway piece is Fall 2016 and the target posting of the RFQ is January 2014.
 
Garrington explained the next step is to review the draft RFQ for final approval by the PAC at the August meeting and to develop a distribution list.  Bussell has a preliminary list and will send it to the PAC for additions.
 
Friend has been asked to write an article about the Gateway project for a local magazine and received the PAC support for doing so.
 
Granting Opportunities
The group reviewed the list of granting organizations developed by Hepford.  Bussell noted that the Jackson County Cultural Trust should be added to the list.
 
Bussell will review the Arts Builds Communities grant guidelines to determine if any of the upcoming PAC projects might qualify.
 
Calle
The PAC decided to issue an RFP for a sculpture for the Calle upper pedestal and limit entries to artists in Oregon.  Seltzer will send the previous Calle RFP to the group.  Next steps: Bussell will update the RFP for future PAC review and develop a distribution list and timeframe.
Rosenthal asked about eligibility of CDBG grants for public art.  Seltzer will research.
 
 
Review Mural Document
The PAC approved the Public Art Mural Document with edits.  Seltzer will make the changes and post the document online and email to people requesting information about public art murals.  Seltzer will check with RAAC about a list of mural artists.
 
Review and Changes to the AMC 2.17
The PAC does not feel there are any needed substantial changes to 2.17.
 
Bussell would like an explanation of how the sign code relates to public art.
 
Report to City Council
Seltzer will draft a report for PAC review and approval.  The draft will include information about the 3 year work plan, the Gateway timeframe and the Calle project.
 
Meeting adjourned at 9:30.
 
 
 
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