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2015Cit3rof McCall COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT Public Art Advisory Committee Minutes December 8, 2015-4:30 p.m. Legion Hall 216 East Park Street, McCall, ID 83638 COMMITTEE MEETING — Began at 4:30 p.m. • CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL Committee members Alison Foudy, Dave Peugh, Claire Remsberg and Cynthia Dittmer were present. Also present was City Planner Delta James. • MINUTES APPROVAL Claire motioned, Cynthia seconded to approve the September 8, 2015 minutes. Minutes were approved. Dave abstained since he was not a committee member at the time of the September meeting. • PUBLIC ART PROJECTS Alpine Playhouse Plaza: Staff reported that the Artwork Commission Agreement with finalist artist Matt Babcock has been executed. The Committee discussed the revised artwork scope, seating elements, and challenges of coordination with the associated Sidewalk Connections project, which has come in well above anticipated budget. Art for Rotary Park: Staff reported that four responses were received from the Call to Artists RFQ and that the Artwork Selection Committee selected two as finalist artists to submit specific proposals for the project. The finalist artists are Susan Bond from Boise and Matthew Andersen from Mt. Vernon, WA. Examples of these artists' works were presented to the committee. Final proposals are due mid -January. Public input will collected via online survey, displays at public places, and presentation to McCall Rotary Club. The Artwork Selection Committee will meet again in early February to select a finalist artist for recommendation to City Council. Youth Arts: Alison and Cynthia provided an update of the next "Hometown Art" project that will involve elementary, middle and high school students each creating a mural similar to the mural currently installed on the Railroad Avenue retaining wall. Staff encouraged discussion between the mural frame fabricator and the Parks Dept. to correct some challenges that occurred installation of the Railroad Ave. mural. The three new murals will likely be completed in the spring for installation prior to Memorial Day. The committee and City Council will review proposed mural locations prior to installation. • FUNDING Budget Review: Staff reviewed the budgets for the Rotary Park and Alpine Plaza projects. No additional funds have been currently allocated for public art in FY16, although there is a possibility of doing a small outreach public art project in conjunction with the update of the McCall Area Comprehensive Plan. • OTHER Next meeting date: Staff will communicate with the committee to set the next quarterly meeting date to occur in mid to late February. • ADJOURNMENT The meeting was adjourned at 5:40 p.m. Date: ,;/ 2016 Claire Remsberg PAAC Chair Attest: De �C? Delta\Ja�me�s\3 City Planner Page 2 City of McCall COMMUNRY DEVELOPMENT Public Art Advisory Committee Minutes September 15, 2015-4:30 p.m. Legion Hall 216 East Park Street, McCall, ID 83638 COMMITTEE MEETING — Began at 4:30 p.m. • CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL Committee members Bob Youde, Alison Foudy, and Cynthia Dittmer were present. Also present was City Planner Delta James. • MINUTES APPROVAL Alison motioned, Cynthia seconded to approve the June 4, 2015 minutes. Minutes were approved. • PUBLIC ART PROJECTS Gift Proposal — "Taking Flight" by Alisa Looney: Staff reported that City Council unanimously approved the Donation Agreement for this work and it is scheduled for installation on Monday, September 28 at 11:00 a.m. Committee members were encouraged to attend to meet the artist. Alpine Playhouse Plaza - Finalist Artist Recommendation: Committee members reviewed a revised project proposal from selected finalist artist Matt Babcock that uses natural stone seating elements instead of concrete benches and reduces the number of goat sculptures to three. The committee consensus was favorable to the revised design. City Council will consider the Artwork Commission Agreement in October. Art for Rotary Park: Staff provided a draft Call to Artists for qualifications submittal from artists interested in creating unique handrails for several locations within Rotary Park. The committee reviewed the Call and suggested minor edits. The committee directed staff to recruit a five -member project artist selection committee and suggested the following possible committee members: • Michael Burke, MIC member representative • Irwin Mulnick, Parks and Rec Advisory Committee representative • Artists Meg Henderson, Maggie Rosenthal, Sarah Jessup, or Donna Burnstien. • Alison Foudy agreed to serve as a Public Art Advisory Committee representative • Alison also volunteered to contact Craig Vroom to serve as Rotary Club representative to the artwork selection committee. Youth Arts: Alison and Cynthia presented ideas for a youth arts project, funded by the Idaho Commission on the Arts QuickFunds program, that would likely result in four murals — one created by middle school students, one by high school students and two by kindergarten students. The committee discussed possible siting locations for the murals including the Railroad Ave. retaining wall and Paul's blank wall facing the 1st Street parking lot. Cynthia will connect with Kurt Wolf and the Parks Dept. to learn what can be improved on the metal mural panel frames before they are constructed. • FUNDING 2016 City Budget Allocation: Staff reported that $5000 has been allocated for public art project(s) in conjunction with the upcoming Comprehensive Plan update public input process. An intersection painting project example from Portland was shared as one idea. • OTHER Next meeting date: Staff will communicate with the committee in late November or early December to set the next quarterly meeting date. • ADJOURNMENT The meeting was adjourned at 6:05 p.m. 2015 Claire Remsberg PAAC Chair Attest: Delta James City Planner Page 2 City of McCall COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT Public Art Advisory Committee Minutes June 4, 2015-4:30 p.m. Legion Hall 216 East Park Street, McCall, ID 83638 COMMITTEE MEETING — Began at 4:30 p.m. • CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL Committee members Bob Youde, Alison Foudy, and Barbara Nokes Kwader were present. Also present was City Planner Delta James. • MINUTES APPROVAL Alison motioned, Barbara seconded to approve the April 14, 2015 minutes. Minutes were approved. • PUBLIC ART PROJECTS Alpine Playhouse Plaza - Finalist Artist Recommendation: Staff reported that the Alpine Playhouse Artworks Selection Committee unanimously recommended commissioning Matt Babcock's (Goats) proposal for the Alpine Playhouse Plaza. Public input favored this proposal over the others in the web surrey and comment opportunities at the Alpine Playhouse Open House event and display at the McCall Public Library. CJ Rench's proposal (Mobile) was a close second. Alison motioned, Barbara seconded to recommend Matt Babcock's public art proposal to City Council for the Alpine Playhouse Plaza. The motion passed unanimously. Art for Rotary Park: Staff reported that the Idaho Commission on the Arts has awarded a grant $6503 to the City of McCall to commission public artwork for Rotary Park. Staff recommends that the project be focused on functional elements that are integrated within the recent improvements to the park, such as railings or handrails, benches and/or trash receptacles. Staff shared a draft timeline for the project, which is as follows: • Call to Artists distribution: September, 2015 • Call to Artists deadline: October, 2015 • RFQ Finalist Artist selection: November, 2015 • Finalist Proposal deadline: " January, 2016 • Final Proposal selection: February, 2016 • Artwork fabrication: March — April, 2016 • Installation: May -June, 2016 Youth Arts — Hometown Arts: Staff reported that in May the City Council unanimously approved the Hometown Arts project. Alison reported that the artworks created by the high school and elementary school students are finished and have been photographed. The photographs are being adjusted and made into vinyl adhesive panels for the bus shelters. Alison will connect with the Parks Department to coordinate the vinyl installation so that it does not block bus driver vision of people waiting for the bus inside the shelters. • FUNDING Budget review: Committee members and staff reviewed the budgets for the Rotary Park ($16,503) and Alpine Playhouse ($22,695) projects. 2016 City Budget Allocation: Staff reported that City Council is beginning the process to establish the FY2016 City budget and encouraged committee members to attend the public comment opportunities to advocate for public art funding. • OTHER Next meeting date: Staff will communicate with the committee in late August or early September to set the next quarterly meeting date. • ADJOURNMENT The meeting was adjourned at 5:40 p.m. Date: September 15, 2015 Claire Remsberg PAAC Chair Attest: �a Delta Jame City Planner Page 2 City of McCall DEVUNITY ELOPMENT Public Art Advisory Committee Minutes April 14, 2015-4:30 p.m. McCall Public Library 218 East Park Street, McCall, ID 83638 COMMITTEE MEETING — Began at 4:30 p.m. • CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL Committee members Claire Remsberg, Bob Youde, Alison Foudy, Cynthia Dittmer and Barbara Nokes Kwader were present. Also present were City Planner Delta James and Parks and Recreation Director Dennis Coyle. • MINUTES APPROVAL Alison motioned, Barbara seconded to approve the January 14, 2015 minutes. Minutes were approved. • GIFT ACCEPTANCE PROPOSAL "Taking Flight" by Alisa Looney: Staff reported that negotiations continue with the artist regarding the artist donation agreement. The artist is reluctant to accept an agreement that waives the artist's rights according to the federal Visual Rights Act. Staff reported that many municipal public art programs, including Boise, ask for these rights to be waived so that the city can move the piece quickly, if necessary, without obtaining the artist's approval first. Staff will continue to work with Alisa Looney to see if the agreement can be established for the artwork donation. • PUBLIC ART PROJECTS Alpine Playhouse Plaza: Staff reported that the project artwork selection committee has chosen three finalist artists (Matt Babcock of Seattle, WA, CJ Rench of Hood River, OR, and Angelina Marino-Heidel of Portland, OR). These artists have been invited to submit specific proposals for the project site. Proposals are due April 24, 2015. Public input will be sought on the proposals via an open house May 1 at Alpine Playhouse, an online survey, press release to the Star News, and display at the library. The selection committee will then review the input and proposals and make a recommendations regarding the selected artist to the Public Art Advisory Committee and City Council. Art for Rotary Park: A grant request ($10,000) to the Idaho Commission on the Arts is pending. Once notification of the grant award (or not) is received, a timeline and budget for this project will be set. Youth Arts — Hometown Arts: Cynthia and Alison explained the scope of the Hometown Arts project that included high school students mentoring 2nd and 4th grade students to create artworks in a variety of mediums. Photos will be taken of the artworks and it is proposed to install full color self-adhesive vinyl photos of the artworks in the bus shelters for one year or until the vinyl becomes damaged as determined by the McCall Parks and Recreation Department. Claire motioned, Bob seconded to recommend the bus shelter artwork project to City Council for approval; the motion passed unanimously. • FUNDING Budget review: Staff provided a summary of the budget for public art, including available funding and dedicated funds. $2,695 of City FY15 public art funds are undedicated. Barbara motioned, Bob seconded to allocate $2695 of FY15 public art funds to the Art for the Alpine Playhouse Plaza project to cover additional expenses for artwork installation; the motion passed unanimously. ICA Public Art grant: A grant request ($10,000) to the Idaho Commission on the Arts is pending for public art at Rotary Park. Notification is likely in early June. LOT request consideration: The committee discussed whether a request for FY16 LOT funding should be submitted for public art. The committee determined that no request would be submitted until the project funded with FY14 LOT funds (Rotary Park Art) is completed. • OTHER Committee annual report to City Council is scheduled for May 14. Claire will attend and give the report. Next meeting date: The committee will meet again once the Art for the Alpine Playhouse Plaza artist selection committee has recommended a final artist for the project. • ADJOURNMENT Date: (/t 2015 Attest: c� c2r;<LIVA Claire Remsberg / VVOts- Delta James City Planner PAAC Chair Page 2 City of McCall COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT Public Art Advisory Committee Minutes January 14, 2015-4:30 p.m. Legion Hall 216 East Park Street, McCall, ID 83638 COMMITTEE MEETING — Began at 4:30 p.m. • CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL Committee members Bob Youde, Alison Foudy, Cynthia Dittmer and Barbara Nokes Kwader were present. Also present were City Planner Delta James and Parks and Recreation Director Dennis Coyle. • MINUTES APPROVAL Alison motioned, Bob seconded to approve the November 5, 2014 minutes. Minutes were approved. • GIFT ACCEPTANCE PROPOSAL "Taking Flight" by Alisa Looney: Staff reported that the gift proposal has been provided to property and business owners adjacent to the proposed site at the corner of Pine Street and Railroad Ave. (in front of AmeriTitle on the north side of the street and within the public right of way landscaped bulb out separating street from sidewalk). All property/business owners provided written documentation of support for the proposed artwork and its placement. One commented that a rust or natural color would be preferred to the blue color of the sculpture, but otherwise supported placement of the piece. Committee members then discussed the durability of the piece regarding snow plowing and felt that the materials would likely hold up well and that not too much snow gets pushed into the proposed location. The artist will pay for transportation and installation of the piece, including construction of a concrete footing and proposes to seed a maintenance fund for the work with a $500 donation. Barbara motioned and Alison seconded to recommend to City Council approval of the gift acceptance proposal. The motion passed unanimously. • PUBLIC ART PROJECTS Fir Street tree grates: Staff reported that the Call to Artists for this project did not result in any submittals, therefore the project will not proceed and the sidewalk design at this location is being reevaluated to determine if street trees are still preferred. Alpine Playhouse Plaza: The committee directed staff to assemble a public art selection committee for the project at staff's discretion. Claire will serve on the committee as a representative from the Public Art Advisory Committee; Dave Peugh will serve as a representative from the McCall Redevelopment Agency; Jackie Aymon will serve as City Council representative; Amy Rush -Baker will serve as Alpine Playhouse board representative. The selection committee will meet in mid February to narrow the artist pool to three finalist artists that will each be paid $500 to develop specific project proposals. Those proposals will then be put out to the community for public input; the selection committee will then review the proposals and input to make a recommendation on the final selected artwork. This will likely happen in early May. Art for Rotary Park: Staff presented a draft timeline for the project: Grant award notification: Call to Artists distribution: Grant funds available: Call to Artists deadline: Artist selection: Artwork fabrication: Installation: June, 2015 June, 2015 July, 2015 July, 2015 July — August, 2015 August — September, 2015 October. 2015 Staff was notified in November, 2014 that $3,195 FY14 LOT funds was awarded for the project and that the McCall Improvement Committee has re -confirmed its pledge of $4,000 to the project. Staff would like to submit a grant request to the Idaho Commission on the Arts for $10,000 to support the project and asked the committee to dedicate $2,805 of FY15 City budget public art allocation to the project so the grant would be matched with cash 1:1. Bob motioned and Cynthia seconded to allocate $2, 805 of FY15 public art budget to the Arts for Rotary Park project. The motion passed unanimously. Youth Arts: Cynthia and Alison presented an overview of the Hometown Art public art project that will involve students from McCall Donnelly High School, Barbara Morgan Elementary School and Donnelly Elementary School to create public art and associated writings that will revolve around a theme of "Hometown Art." Actual art works and written work will be created over the course of the school year and completed by spring 2015. Student artwork is planned to be printed on self-adhesive vinyl to be installed at bus shelters as temporary public art works. • PUBLIC ART EDUCTION / ADVOCACY The committee decided to table education/advocacy efforts until more public art projects are completed to demonstrate progress. • OTHER Bob requested information about the public art opportunities on the new Lardo Bridge and location and number of public art pedestals. The committee will meet again in late March or early April. Staff will coordinate schedules for the meeting date. • ADJOURNMENT The meeting was adjourned at 6:10 p.m. Date: i�--\)12ILA , 2015 Claire Remsberg PAAC Chair Attest: Delta James City Planner Page 2