Public Art Commission
June 17, 2005
Regular Meeting Minutes
Commissioners: Benson, Bayard, Markell, Longshore, Wilkerson
Pugh, Gay, Seltzer (Staff Liaison)
Susan Springer, Illahe Tile Design
Minutes of the May 20 meeting were approved. M/S Bayard/Gay
Susan Springer, artist for the Calle Overlook project presented display boards which illustrate the tile, texture, color and installation method of the project. These boards are on display at her gallery on A Street and are available to the PAC as marketing/fundraising materials.
A total of $6635.oo must still be raised in order to complete the project. There was much discussion of fundraising and the need to follow-through with potential donors.
Discussion of Goals
Gay expressed his preference in conducting a capital campaign. He believes that given the funding challenges this should be a goal and a priority. Wilkerson encouraged Gay to speak with Ken Ogden who has been involved in numerous capital campaigns in the area. Gay will prepare a draft proposal for a campaign and present it to the PAC in July.
Longshore supports the idea of a capital campaign but prefers that the energy of the entire commission remain focused on raising the funds necessary to complete the Calle project. She suggest that the success of that completed project may be the ideal springboard for a capital campaign.
There was some discussion about forming a public art foundation. Pugh expressed that while the concept is worthy, it could distract and cloud the efforts of the PAC, the capital campaign and current projects.
There was discussion about asking for help from Bill Flood of the Oregon Arts Commission to assist the PAC in creating a master plan. The group agreed to review notes from the previous meeting with Bill Flood.
Policy and Procedures
Bayard and Longshore will work together on the remaining incomplete chapters.
Update on Krigel Sculpture Garden
The Krigel family has requested that Arnie Krigel art be used in the niche. M/S Willkerson/Bayard “PAC to work with Krigel family to see if there is a piece of Arnie’s work suitable for placement in the niche on a temporary basis until completion of phase III. Motion passes.
· Gay to prepare a presentation on a possible PAC capital campaign.
· Longshore and Bayard to work on Policy and Procedures
· Benson to work on JCCC grant application.
· Bayard to follow through with Krigel family.
Meeting adjourned 9:45 a.m.