Full Arts Commission Meeting (Hybrid)

Monday, December 4, 2023

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    Overview

    Members of the Commission will attend this meeting in person at the location listed above.

    Members of the public are invited to observe the meeting in person at the physical meeting location listed above or remotely on SFGovTV. Members of the public attending the meeting in-person will have an opportunity to provide up to three minutes of public comment on every agenda item.

    NOTE: The San Francisco Arts Commission has discontinued remote public comment for all public meetings starting in December 2023. Public comment will be taken in-person, with remote access provided for those who require an ADA accommodation. Requests for accommodation must be made at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting, pursuant to Administrative Code Section 97.7. Late requests will be honored if possible. Please reach out to art-info@sfgov.org or by calling 415-252-2255 with any questions or to make an accommodation request.

    Arts Commissioners: Charles Collins, President; Janine Shiota, Vice President; JD Beltran, J. Riccardo Benavides, Seth Brenzel, Patrick Carney, Suzie Ferras, Mahsa Hakimi, Yiying Lu, Jeanne McCoy, Nabiel Musleh, Jessica Rothschild, Abby Sadin Schnair, Marcus Shelby, Kimberlee Stryker, Rachael Tanner, ex officio (non-voting)

    Agenda

    1. Call to Order, Roll call, Agenda Changes, Land Acknowledgment
      • Call to order
      • Roll call / Confirmation of quorum
      • Agenda Changes
      • Ramaytush Ohlone Land Acknowledgement

      The San Francisco Arts Commission acknowledges that we are on the unceded ancestral homeland of the Ramaytush Ohlone who are the original inhabitants of the San Francisco Peninsula. As the indigenous stewards of this land and in accordance with their traditions, the Ramaytush Ohlone have never ceded, lost nor forgotten their responsibilities as the caretakers of this place, as well as for all peoples who reside in their traditional territory. As guests, we recognize that we benefit from living and working on their traditional homeland. We wish to pay our respects by acknowledging the ancestors, elders and relatives of the Ramaytush Community and by affirming their sovereign rights as First Peoples. As a department dedicated to promoting a diverse and equitable Arts and Culture environment in San Francisco, we are committed to supporting the traditional and contemporary evolution of the American Indian community.

    2. Approval of Minutes

      Discussion and Possible Action 

      Presentation Time: Approximately 5 minutes

      Discussion and possible action to approve November 6, 2023 minutes.
       

    3. General Public Comment

      Discussion

      (This item is to allow members of the public to comment generally on matters within the Commission’s purview as well as to suggest new agenda items for the Commission’s consideration.) 

    4. Strategic Plan Overview Presentation

      Discussion

      Presenters: Linda Cheu, Vice President, AECOM and Martin Cohen, Principal, Cultural Planning Group, Sean Tapia, Research, Data & Equity, AECOM

      Presentation Time: Approximately 10-15 minutes
       

    5. Nomination and Election of Arts Commission Officers

      Discussion and Possible Action
       

      Discussion and possible motion to nominate and elect officers of the Arts Commission (President and Vice President) for a term beginning on January 1, 2024. The Nominating Committee approved the slate of Charles Collins as President and Janine Shiota as Vice President.

    6. Announcement by Commission President regarding appointment of new Commission Secretary

      Discussion

    7. Committee Reports and Committee Matters
      1. Visual Arts Committee – Suzie Ferras, Chair

        1. Visual Arts Committee Report 
          Discussion 

          Report from the Visual Arts Committee regarding activities of the Committee and the Program.   

          Presentation Time: Approximately 10 minutes ​​​​​​

    8. Consent Calendar 

      Discussion and possible action

      The following items are included in the Consent Calendar subject to withdrawal at the request of a Commissioner.

      1. Motion to approve the November 15, 2023 Visual Arts Committee Meeting Minutes.

        Visual Arts Committee Recommendations (November 15, 2023, link to agenda)
        Action

      2. Motion to retroactively approve and accept into the Civic Art Collection The Author & Her Story (Final Design), 2018, by Jason Jagel. Oil on canvas painting; measures 75 3/16 in. x 184 3/8 in. This is the study for the mosaic mural The Author & Her Story at the San Francisco International Airport, Harvey Milk Terminal 1, Boarding Area B. The painting purchase was approved under Res. No. 0909-19-260.
         
      3. Motion to retroactively approve and accept into the Civic Art Collection the Final Design Cartoon for Hyper-Natural Bay Area, 2018, by Robert Minervini. Oil on canvas painting; measures 54 in. x 186 in. x 1 1/2 in. This is the study for the mosaic mural Hyper-Natural Bay Area at the San Francisco International Airport, Harvey Milk Terminal 1, Boarding Area B. The painting purchase was approved under Res. No. 0909-19-259.
         
      4. Motion to retroactively approve and accept into the Civic Art Collection The Color of Horizons, 2020, by Dana Hemenway. The suspended light sculpture is comprised of wood, steel, rope, extension cords, glazed ceramics, and LED lights. It measures 336 in. x 336 in. x 240 in. and is installed at the San Francisco International Airport, Harvey Milk Terminal 1, Departure Lobby. The artwork was approved as installed under Res. No. 0706-20-088.
         
      5. Motion to retroactively approve and accept into the Civic Art Collection Bird Plane House; Intersection; Shell, 2020 by Gay Outlaw. The three sculptures are installed at the San Francisco International Airport, Harvey Milk Terminal 1, South Courtyard. The artwork consists of Bird Plane House, 2020, aluminum, paint, measuring 110 in. x 97 in. x 94 in.; Intersection, 2020, concrete, terrazzo, measuring 110 in. x 110 in. x 110 in.; and Shell, 2020, steel, concrete, paint, measuring 84 in. x 84 in. x 47 in. The artwork was approved as installed under Res. No. 1207-20-200.
         
      6. Motion to retroactively approve and accept into the Civic Art Collection Time, Turn, and Light, 2019, by Woody De Othello. A group of three sculptures made of bronze and installed at the San Francisco International Airport, International Terminal, Boarding Area G, Outdoor Terrace Observation Deck; Time measures 7ft. x 4 ft. x 4ft, Light measures 6 ft. x 4 ft. x 2 ft. and Turn measures 6 ft. x 4ft. x 2 ft. The artwork was approved as installed under Res. No. 0304-19-077.
         
      7. Motion to approve the design of a sculptural bust of former Mayor Ed Lee and proposed text for installation on the pedestal for City Hall.
         
      8. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into an agreement with ArtCare for their proposed gift to the City of a bust of former Mayor Ed Lee (valued at $96,500) and accompanying maintenance endowment (estimated at $2,000) and other associated costs.
         
      9. Motion to remove and place in storage the sculpture Dragon Relief, 1970, by Patti Bowler, located on the east side building façade of the Chinatown Public Health Center, over the Broadway Tunnel.  This action is taken after completion of the process described in Section 7 of the Guidelines of the Civic Art Collection of the City and County of San Francisco, regarding “Collections Management: Removal, Alteration, Destruction and Deaccession Policies and Procedures,” upon determination that removal of the artwork is appropriate under the criterion that the work “No suitable site for the work is available, or significant changes in the use or character of design of the site affect the integrity of the work.”
         
      10. Motion to approve as installed the Two-Dimensional Artwork Program for the 49 South Van Ness Project. The program features 66 individual artworks by 38 artists and is installed in the Office Building’s 2nd through 16th floors.
         
      11. Motion to approve Charles Gadeken’s artwork, Entwined Meadow, a temporary sculptural light installation, to be located in Golden Gate Park on John F Kennedy Drive, at the intersection of Conservatory Drive East. The artwork will be on display from December 7, 2023 – April 28, 2024 with funding from the Office of Economic and Workforce Development and the Parks Alliance.
         
      12. Motion to approve an increase of Lite Brite Neon Studio LLC’s design-only contract from $144,864 to $1,630,907 (an increase of $1,486,043) to include additional scope for fabrication, transportation, and consultation during installation of an artwork by Andrea Bowers (DBA Radical Patience Inc.) for the San Francisco International Airport: Harvey Milk Terminal 1 Underpass Lighting Project.
         
      13. Motion to approve an increase of Narduli Studio’s contract from $1,150,000 to $1,417,195 (an increase of $267,195) for fabrication, transportation, and consultation during installation of an artwork by Susan Narduli for the Traffic Company and Forensic Services Division Project.
    9. New Business and Announcements

      Discussion 

      (This item is to allow the Commissioners to introduce new agenda items for consideration, to report on recent arts activities and to make announcements.) 

    10. In Memoriam

      Discussion 

    11. Adjournment

      Action

    Date & Time

    Monday, December 4, 2023
    2:00 pm

    Arts Commission

    San Francisco Arts Commission
    San Francisco City Hall
    1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 416
    San Francisco, CA 94102
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    Online

    Please click the link below for the meeting recording.
    December 4, 2023 Recording

    Documents

    December 4, 2023 Draft Meeting Minutes

    Notices

    Timestamp

    Timestamp

    Agenda posted 11/28/2023, 4:30 p.m., av
     

    Public Comment

    Public Comment

    Public comment in regard to specific agenda items will be taken before or during consideration of the item. Each speaker may speak for up to three minutes per agenda item, unless the Chair has announced a different length of time at the beginning of the meeting. Speakers may not transfer their time to another person. Any person speaking during a public comment period may supply a written summary of their comments to be included in the minutes if it is 150 words or less. 

    NOTE: The San Francisco Arts Commission is discontinuing remote public comment for all public meetings starting in December 2023. Public comment will be taken in-person, with remote access provided for those who require an ADA accommodation. Requests for accommodation must be made at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting, pursuant to Administrative Code Section 97.7. Late requests will be honored if possible. Please reach out to art-info@sfgov.org or by calling 415-252-2255 with any questions or to make an accommodation request. 

    Instructions to view the meeting remotely

    Instructions to view the meeting remotely

    You may view the meeting remotely from a desktop computer, mobile device, or telephone. You can learn about WebEx System Requirements.   

    SGovTV:  
    To watch the meeting go to: SFGovTV.

    NOTE: The San Francisco Arts Commission is discontinuing remote public comment for all public meetings starting in December 2023. Public comment will be taken in-person, with remote access provided for those who require an ADA accommodation. Requests for accommodation must be made at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting, pursuant to Administrative Code Section 97.7. Late requests will be honored if possible. Please reach out to art-info@sfgov.org or by calling 415-252-2255 with any questions or to make an accommodation request. 

    Agenda Item Information / Materials Available

    Agenda Item Information / Materials Available

    Each item on the agenda may include the following documents: 

    1) Department or Agency or report; 

    2) Public correspondence; 

    3) Other explanatory documents. 

    During the pendency of the closure of the Commission’s offices during the COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place Order and related disruptions to on-site business processes, explanatory documents listed above, as well as documents created or distributed after the posting of this agenda to the Arts Commission will be available only electronically, please contact: Commission Secretary Alyssa Ventre at Alyssa.ventre@sfgov.org or 415-252-2255. PLEASE NOTE: The Arts Commission often receives documents created or submitted by other City officials, agencies or departments after the posting of the Arts Commission agenda. For such documents or presentations, members of the public may wish to contact the originating agency if they seek documents not yet provided to the Arts Commission. 

    Meeting procedures

    Meeting procedures

    1. Agenda items will normally be heard in order. Please note, that on occasion a special circumstance may necessitate that an agenda item be taken out of order. To ensure that an agenda item is not missed, it is advised to arrive at the beginning of the meeting. All agenda changes will be announced by the Chair at the top of the meeting. 

    2. Public comment will be taken before or during the Committee’s consideration of each agenda item. Each speaker will be allowed to speak for the time allotted by the Chair at the top of the meeting or up to three (3) minutes.  

    3. During General Public Comment, members of the public may address the Commissioners on matters that are within the Arts Commission’s jurisdiction and are not on the agenda. 

    4. Any person speaking during a public comment period may supply a brief written summary of their comments, which shall, if no more than 150 words, be included in the official file. Written comments pertaining to this meeting should be submitted to art-info@sfgov.org

    5. Persons attending the meeting and those unable to attend may submit written comments regarding the subject of the meeting. Such comments will be made part of the official public record and will be brought to the attention of the committee. Written comments should be submitted to Arts Commission staff via email to art-info@sfgov.org by 5:00 p.m. before the date of the meeting. Please note that names and addresses included in these submittals will become part of the public record. Submittals may be made anonymously. Written public comment submitted to SFAC staff will not be read aloud during the meeting. Communications not received prior to the meeting may be delivered to SFAC staff and will be shared with the commissioners.

    Electronic devices prohibited

    Electronic devices prohibited

    The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers, and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this meeting, except as necessary to participate remotely. The Chair may order the exclusion from participation of any person responsible for improper disruptions to this remote meeting. 

    Sunshine Ordinance

    Sunshine Ordinance

    Government’s duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people’s business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people’s review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact by mail to Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554 7724; by fax at 415-554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org

    San Franciscans can print a copy of the Sunshine Ordinance. It is Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code.

    Lobbyist registration and reporting requirements

    Lobbyist registration and reporting requirements

    Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code sections 2.100-2.160) to register and report lobbying activity.

    For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone 415/252-3100, fax 415/252-3112 and sfethics.org

    Accessibility Meeting Policy

    Accessibility Meeting Policy

    Accessibility Meeting Policy 

    Per the American Disabilities Act and the Language Access Ordinance, Chinese, Spanish, and/or American Sign Language interpreters will be available upon request. Additionally, every effort will be made to provide a sound enhancement system, meeting materials in alternative formats, and/or a reader. Minutes may be translated after they have been adopted by the Commission. For all these requests, please contact Commission Secretary Alyssa Ventre at least 48 hours before the meeting at 415-252-2255. Late requests will be honored if possible. The hearing room is wheelchair accessible. 

    利便参與會議的相關規定 

    根據美國殘疾人士法案和語言服務條例,中文、西班牙語、和/或美國手語翻譯人員在收到要求後將會提供翻譯服務。另外,我們將盡力提供擴音設備。同時也將會提供不同格式的會議資料, 和/或者提供閱讀器。此外,翻譯版本的會議記錄可在委員會通過後提供。上述的要求,請於會議前最少48小時致電415-252-2255向Alyssa Ventre提出。逾期提出的請求,若可能的話,亦會被考慮接納。聽證室設有輪椅通道。 

    POLITICA DE ACCESO A LA REUNIÓN 

    De acuerdo con la Ley sobre Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (American Disabilities Act) y la Ordenanza de Acceso a Idiomas (Language Access Ordinance) intérpretes de chino, español, y lenguaje de señas estarán disponibles de ser requeridos. En adición, se hará todo el esfuerzo posible para proveer un sistema mejoramiento de sonido, materiales de la reunión en formatos alternativos, y/o proveer un leedor. Las minutas podrán ser traducidas luego de ser aprobadas por la Comisión. Para solicitar estos servicios, favor contactar a Commission Secretary, Alyssa Ventre, por lo menos 48 horas antes de la reunión al 415-252-2255. Las solicitudes tardías serán consideradas de ser posible. La sala de audiencia es accesible a silla de ruedas. 

    Patakaran para sa pag-access ng mga Miting 

    Ayon sa batas ng American Disabilities Act at ng Language Access Ordinance, maaring mag-request ng mga tagapagsalin wika sa salitang Tsino, Espanyol at/o sa may kapansanan pandinig  sa American Sign Language. Bukod pa dito, sisikapin gawan ng paraan na makapaglaan ng gamit upang lalong pabutihin ang inyong pakikinig, maibahagi ang mga kaganapan ng miting sa iba't ibang anyo, at/o isang tagapagbasa. Ang mga kaganapan ng miting ay maaring isalin sa ibang wika matapos ito ay aprobahan ng komisyon. Sa mga ganitong uri ng kahilingan, mangyari po lamang makipag ugnayan kay Commission Secretary Alyssa Ventre sa 415-252-2255. Magbigay po lamang ng hindi bababa sa 48 oras na abiso bago ng miting. Kung maari, ang mga late na hiling ay posibleng tanggapin. Ang silid ng pagpupulungan ay accessible sa mga naka wheelchair. 

    Disability Access 

    Disability Access 

    To obtain a disability‐related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, to participate in the meeting, please contact Alyssa Ventre at Alyssa.ventre@sfgov.org or 415-252-2255, at least 48 hours before the meeting, except for Monday meetings, for which the deadline is 4:00 p.m. the previous Friday. 

    Last updated December 18, 2023