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12-13-2016The City Art Board met on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. City of Las Cruces City Hall, Room 2007A, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88001. C111TY AIRT IBOARID MIEMBIE111-IS11111RIESEINT. GeorgeSquires, RebeccaMr. John Northcutt, Secretary; Ms. d Ms. Susan Frary. ABSENT: Ms. Josephine Morill,,.jo��s Board *THERS PRESENT: Mr. Garland Courts, City Art Liaison; Ms. Marina Montoya, Parks Recreation Meeting was called to order at 10:01 a,rn, by Chair Mr, George Griffin. He recognized e quorum. MotionMr. Northcutt moved to approve the agenda. Seconded by Mr. Gonzales. passed. r, Gonzales moved to approve the meetingnotes. Seconded by Ms. Frary. Motion Ms. Frary moved to approve the meeting notes as amended. Seconded by Ms. Courtney. Motion passed. Ms. Courtney moved that the board not formally act to correct a misstatement in the LC Sun News [Sunday, October 30, 2016] [that the City's 1 percent for public art funds were used for art installed in the new downtown plaza]. Seconded by Mr. Gonzales. Motion passed. E Mil Griffin thanked Marina Moil Parks and Recreation Department assistant, for an outstanding job. IT nree a WaiNnIsITU-1113-a-UTUMTS. M1T7MFTT1TFT7-T1-1TT1 the selection committee, including a representative from the Fire and Police department, were present. Mr. Northcutt stated that one stipulation was that the art piece become an iconic piece of sculpture that would be associated with the City and the Fire and Police departments. It was the Selection Committee's unanimous opinion that Karen Yank's proposal, based on her project maquette and statement to the committee included with the committee's report to the Art Board, fulfilled this stipulation. Mr. Northcutt moved that the City Art Board accept the Selection Committee's report and the recommendation selecting Karen Yank's proposed art for the East Mesa Public Safety Campus. Seconded by Mr. Gonzales. Motion passed. I I I I I I Ill•I I I Ill ii I 1 1-rr1 1 11 1 1 ! 1 0 6 0 - 9 Ms. Frary asked for clarification on wording in the Selection Committee's repo recommendations section, Recommendation #3. The wording implies the selected arti has more than one year to complete the sculpture. Ms. Frary suggested that the wor illat least" should be removed from Recommendation #3, which would then read: "Th the sculpture be completed and installed one year from the date the contract is signed I The amended EMPS Selection Committee Report will be attached to the Resolution se to the City Council. Mr. Griffin reiterated the importance of involving the Legal Department and its role in approving the artist contract. Summarizing the discussion, Mr. Griffin asked if the board was comfortable with the East Mesa campus art competition process and, if so, should the process be included in the Art Board's policies and procedures. Ms. Squires observed that the East Mesa campus project closely followed the New Mexico State procedures used by New Mexico Arts, which clearly work. Regarding preparing the Resolution for Council action, Ms. Montoya stated Garland Court's staff will produce the necessary documents and the resolution. Mr. Griffin requested that he and Mr. Courts meet to work on specifics for the resolution. Mr. Courts stated he will review other resolutions dealing with art. Mr. Griffin observed that it would be logical that CaFl� prospectus for the East Mesa project should be attached to the prospective resolution, along with the Selection oil Committee's report and Karen Yank's artist statement regarding heir piroposap, along with heir imaquette of -the proposed art work. 0 111 '14 0 a UVA I I ERL-�WtLR WA RM M q 0 i11r. Griffin requested a meeting with Stuart Ed, the city manager, and the Mayor 9 �iscuss the Mexican sculpture and the City Art Board role. That meeting is scheduled ts ticcur on January 11, 2017 in the City Offices. For discussion purposes, Mr. Griffin suggested approaching Council to request a work session to discuss a Public Art Master Pan. it was observed that there are potentially three presentations that could new made to Council: the East Mesa art competition selection; the change to City Ordinance removing the Art On Loan program; and a broader recommendation regarding public art programming, structure and staffing. Or, the proposals could be presented as a package to Council. Ms. Frary suggested that the board present one proposal at a time, instead of a# together. The Art Board agrees we need to move on the resolutions waiting to go to Council ant advice Council that the board is working on a Public Art Master Plan. Mr. Northcutt believes the Art Board public art master plan should be part of the City's master planning. Mr. Gonzales stated the Art Board needs to know what the cost will be to produce a public art master plan. How would the process take, what staffing is involved, and what are the cost, et cetera, involved? Mr. Griffin asked Mr. Courts to set up a meeting with the Museum Administrator to discuss strategic and the master plan for the Art Board. ITIs. Squires suggested we submit the Art Board's plan to the Museum Administration to show that we have a plan and hope that it can be included the Community and Cultural Services Department planning currently underway. K Mr. Griffin summarized differing ideas regarding creating a public art master Plan. It was observed that the board's strategic plan, adopted by Council, could be introduced to Community and Cultural Services Department, to be included to the department's plan. ❑ Letter to Mayor via the City Manager regarding Mexican sculpture: Mr. Courts discovered that the letter letter was held up at department Director's office. It was moved on to the city manager's office, however. Mr. Griffin heard back from Janice Jones regarding scheduling, and a meeting will be scheduled in January. ❑ Community and Cultural Services Department Organization: Organization is in flux, with Sonia Saldana serving as interim director. Mr. Northcutt the Art Board meetings announcements should be clearly open to the pubic. Mr. Courts suggested we add Public Input on the agenda. The Art Board's next meeting is January 10, 2017, at 10 a.m. Meeting location to be announced. Ms. Squires moved to adjourn, seconded by Ms. Courtney. Board approved. The meeting adjourned at 11:33 a.m. .... � Leticia Soto, Recording Secretary eorcJ� iFin , Board Chair ������� GI