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Regular Meeting Minutes

Friday, August 14, 2009


Public Art Commission

August 14, 2009

Regular Meeting


Commissioners:  Bussell, Edson, Markell, Wynkoop, Pugh, Baker, Seltzer (staff liaison)


Absent: Wilkerson, Voisin (council liaison)



Jean Bakewell


Chair Bussell called meeting to order at 8:20 a.m.



Minutes of the July meeting were approved with changes.  Pugh/Markell M/S.


Peace Tile Update

Jean Bakewell gave an update on the efforts to raise funds and construct the Peace Wll in front of the library.  They did not secure the grant they were hoping for and have initiated a lottery.  Tickets can be purchased for $100 and the winning prize is $5000.  They are having difficulty selling the tickets.  Some people are purchasing a ticket to split five ways at $20 per ticket. 


They still need to raise $15,000 to complete the project.


Council Goals, Values and Vision

Bussell and Seltzer gave a presentation on the Council goals, values and vision which was then discussed by the commission.  Bussell reminded the group that citizen input is a very important component of government and was very valuable during the time the PAC was developing the Master Plan.  She encouraged the group to be diligent and follow through on the feedback forms and reply no later than September.


PAC Goals

The PAC has identified the following goals for the next fiscal year:

  • Expand the utility box painting project
  • Develop the murals program
  • Pursue public art on Calle Guanajuato (expand Call to Artist to include artist in Guanajuato)
  • Explore the possibility of a chalk festival
  • Consider “Hanging of Public Art” (invite artist to display hang their art on clotheslines)


The Commission will review the goals stated in the Public Art Master Plan, assess the progress of those goals and determine how the goals listed above fit into the Plan.


Exit 14

The ODOT Aesthetic Advisory Committee asked the Public Art Commission to assume the responsibility for determining quotes to be embedded in the sidewalks along the Exit 14 Bridge.  Edson/Pugh M/S.  Motion passed.


Utility Box Painting

New Commissioner Claire Baker agreed to sit on the UB sub-committee.  The committee will develop a summary What went right, What went wrong and develop proposals to expand the program.


Due to time constraints, discussion of the UB project was continued to the September meeting.


Calle Sculpture

Bussell would like to discuss marketing efforts to call attention to the Calle sculptures for sale.  Due to time constraints this discussion was postponed to the September meeting.


Meeting adjourned at 9:35 a.m.


Action items:

Complete feedback forms for Council

Prepare final report to Jackson county cultural Trust (Markell)

Prepare summary of utility box project (Markell, Edson, Baker)


Next meetings:

Friday, September 18

Friday, October 16.

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