June 21 Regular Meeting
Friday, June 21, 2013
Public Art Commission
June 21, 2012
Commissioners: Davis, Clark, Pugh, Friend, Hepford, Garrington, Seltzer (staff)
Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 8:20 a.m.
Approval of Minutes
Minutes were approved as presented.
Election of New Chair
Carol Davis, current chair of the PAC announced she is stepping down from the PAC to serve on the Planning Commission and invited current members to nominate a new chair. Friend nominated Margaret Garrington with a second from Hepford. Garrington was approved as the new PAC chair.
Welcome Alissa Clark
The group welcomed Alissa Clark to the PAC. It was noted with the departure of Carol Davis, there is an opening on the commission.
Review of PAC goals and work plan
Friend explained the spread sheet with the PAC goals and work timeline and the group discussed the overall workload of implementing the goals and who was willing to work on which goal.
Hepford is particularly interested in developing a public outreach/publicity for public art projects.
Garrington and Hepford will work on the Gateway RFQ as a subcommittee of the PAC and develop a timeline for that project.
Hepford, Clark and Bussell will work as a subcommittee of the PAC and continue to develop granting opportunities for public art. Seltzer mentioned both the Oregon Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Seltzer reminded the group that subcommittee meetings are subject to public meeting law and requested the subcommittee notify her when the group decides on a meeting time and place.
Update on Calle
Davis and Bussell visited local sculpture artist studios. The commission reviewed the informational summary provided by Bussell. Davis stressed her interest in raising the quality of public art in Ashland.
There was general discussion about the process to secure a new piece of sculpture for the Calle: direct commission, direct purchase or issuing a request for proposals.
Since Bussell was unable to attend the June meeting, discussion about next steps for the Calle was delayed to the July meeting when Bussell will be present.
Pugh asked for clarification about handing pennants at Exit 14 and noted that a recent newspaper article that indicated the Chamber of Commerce was the decision maker on the design of pennants for Exit 14.
Seltzer clarified that pennant design for all areas of the City are made by the City Administrator and applicants must follow the Street Pennant Policy and Guidelines adopted by the City Council in 2010.
Seltzer also explained the brackets installed by ODOT at Exit 14 are incomplete and the Public Works Department is working with ODOT to complete the pennant bracket installation.
Meeting adjourned at 10:00.