Public Art Commission
May 21, 2004
Regular Meeting Minutes
Lithia Room, 51 Winburn Way 8:15 a.m.
Commissioners Bayard, Todd, Benson, Wilkerson, Young, Longshore, Jackson, Council liaison), Seltzer (Staff liaison)
Barbara Christiansen, Mike Franell, Ann DiSalvo
Consent Agenda (committees and sub-committee)
Jorgensen was added to the Policy and Procedures sub-committee. Minutes of April 21 and sub committee reports were approved. Bayard motion, Wilkerson second.
Barbara Christensen, City Recorder and Mike Franell, Assistant City Attorney made a presentation on Public Meeting Law and Ethics.
The committee discussed the draft marketing plan for public art fundraising. The group felt there was not enough time to plan for and participate in the July 4 parade. Longshore suggested a small reception for the public art study group and Plaza merchants at the site of the Calle staircase.
The overlook area is the first priority for the Calle project. Wilkerson will determine the "high end" figure for what the overlook might cost in order to determine fundraising needs and as information to include in the Call for Artists.
Longshore asked about the purpose of a rotating sculpture garden. Bayard explained that essentially the city can "rent" the sculpture for a short period of time. In addition, it benefits the artist in that the piece can be purchased and the artist gets exposure and retains ownership.
It was agreed to begin "soft fundraising" with the Public Arts Study Group.
Wilkerson and Bayard to draft Call for Artists.
Bayard to solicit funds from Public Art Study Group