Public Art Commission
December 16, 2005
Commissioners: Bayard, Markell, Longshore, Gay, Pugh
Seltzer (Staff Liaison), Jackson (council liaison)
Lonnie Feather (McGee artist)
Minutes of 11/18/05 approved. M/S Longshore Bayard
Vice chair Melissa Markell called the meeting to order at 8:20.
Calle Phase II
Sculptures will be shipped to City of Ashland and Bayard will arrange for a local welder to install the sculptures on the pedestals. Bayard will also get the memorial plaque made and smaller plaques for each of the sculptures. It is anticipated the installation will occur in January with a dedication sometime in the spring.
Discussion about the contract for the artist. PAC recommended that the termination clause require the artist to return funds should she need to terminate the project. Seltzer will send final draft to PAC for review and comments, then to legal for legal review and then to the artist for signatures.
Lonnie Feather arrived at the meeting at 9:00 a.m.
Longshore introduced the artist. Feather envisions completing the work in March or April. Bayard suggested the dedication of the piece to occur in June. Lonnie explained that the current concrete needs to be removed and excavated to a minimum of 12 inches. The pieces will be placed and fresh concrete poured around the sculptures.
Pugh asked Feather to comment on how she found our about the project. Artist could not remember exactly where she read the RFP but feels certain it was on one of the public art websites, either through the Portland site or the State of Oregon site. She normally does not respond to RFPs because of the amount of work involved in actually designing the piece without knowing if she will be awarded the project but “something caught my interest” and she decided to submit. She explained that most artist only respond to RFQs.
Policy and Procedures
Gay made some additions and modification to the working document. Not all members received his modifications. He will send it again in a format that indicates the changes and additions. PAC will review at January meeting.
Pugh will ask her husband to include an article about Public Art in the spring edition of the Ashland magazine. Bayard will include an article on Public Art in the gallery guide.
Jackson reminded the group that at the June city council meeting, the council requested the PAC to develop a long range plan for public art. PAC agrees that it is time to focus energy on developing the plan. Seltzer will bring examples of long range plans from other communities to the January meeting. Components of the plan will include fundraising, future projects etc.
Meeting adjourned at 9:30 a.m.