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Regular Monthly Meeting

Friday, January 19, 2018

Public Art Commission
8:00 a.m.
January 19, 2018
Commissioners: Friend, Garrington, Newman, Bussell, Merchant, Seltzer (staff liaison)
Fuhrmark, Lemhouse (council liaison)
Approval of minutes November 17, 2017
Minutes were approved.
Citizen Issues
Watershed Art
Stephanie Seffinger presented three options for the third and final public art for installation near the Bandersnatch trail. The commission reviewed each option and voted to approve the 4’ x 2’ piece with the three birds.  The piece will be built of corten steel and the birds will be stainless steel.  The PAC requested the flight direction of the birds be changed.  The artist, Cheryl Garcia stated that installation will likely occur in August.  Seffinger will present the information to the City Council for approval and work with Public Works on the installation.
The budget for the project is $3,500 and is fully funded by a Haines and Friends grant to the Watershed art group.
Council liaison update
Update on Gateway
Seltzer noted that a conference call is scheduled with Susan Zoccolla and Public Works to plan the logistics for the delivery and installation of Threshold the week of January 29.  Footings have been installed for the lighting and irrigation lines are in place.
Draft outline for PAC Visual Presentation
Bussell reviewed the outline that she and Fuhmark developed.  The PAC commented that it captured the intent of the presentation and could be modified depending on the audience and length.
PAC members will look for images of public art that convey the messages.  The images will be incorporated into a power point format for presentation.  Seltzer will research options for using drop box by the group so that images can be shared without having to use email.
The PAC thanked both Bussell and Fuhmark for their work.
Update on Public Art Development Workshop
Friend provided a general update of overview of the workshop planning with SOU, the Oregon Arts Commission and the Oregon Center for the Arts.  The working title is: GOING PUBLIC, creating public art for public spaces.  The event is scheduled for April 21, 2018 and the goal is to create an educational event designed to assist emerging local and regional public artists gain knowledge and to make connections to successfully compete for public art commissions.
PAC members will email a “Save the Date” announcement in February to the contact lists and in March email the invitation. Fuhmark is designing both the announcement and the invitation and Friend will send the finals to the PAC when available.
There was some discussion on how to accept registration payments.  Friend will research the options. 
It was suggested that Carlos Delgado be encouraged to apply for the public art commission.  Seltzer will send him a link to the commission vacancy page on the city website.
Meeting adjourned at 10:30.
Next meeting:
Friday, February 16.


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