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03-18-19 WPACAC Min MINUTES OF THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS PUBLIC ART COMPETITION ADVISORY COMMITTEE MARCH 18,2019 PRESENT: Russell Tether(Chairperson), Robin McCaffrey,Rebecca Lawton, Sue Canterbury, Judy Deaton, Chris Worley, and Barry Whistler CONFERENCED IN VIA PHONE: Paloma Anoveros (211 Main Street, San Francisco,CA. 94105) Katie Blair(2309 Gracy Farms,Austin, TX. 78758) ABSENT: None OTHERS PRESENT: Tom Brymer, Town Manager,Janet Needham McCaffrey, Kirk McDaniel (intern),Patricia Dellorfano (Chief Art Curator, Fidelity Investments). SUMMARY OF MEETING MINUTES: Approval of Minutes: Minutes from the February 11 h were discussed but not presented for approval. These minutes will be considered at the April 15, 2019 meeting. Consideration of a New Member: Patricia Dellorfano was introduced by Tom Brymer as a possible new member to the Westlake Public Art Competition Advisory Committee. After this introduction,the Committee affirmed their desire that the Town Council appoint Patricia Dellorfano as a new member of the Westlake Public Art Competition Advisory Committee. Note: At the March 25 meeting of the Westlake Town Council,Patricia Dellorfano was appointed as a member of the Westlake Public Art Competition Advisory Committee by unanimous vote. Russell Tether: Open the meeting by acknowledging that all WPACAC members were present with 2 conferencing in via video. Mr. Tether further stated, "let's take this opportunity to discuss and decide the semi-finalists for the Westlake Public Art Competition". Mr. Tether proposed that the group collectively look at the previously established shortlist of 10 artists. Mr. Tether noted that Committee staff has images gathered from these 10 artists to project for group viewing and general discussion. Kirk McDaniel: Mr. McDaniel had a prepared presentation showing examples of the artwork by each of the 10 short list artists as well as some videos that certain artists had created. Mr. McDaniel showed the presentation to the WPACAC (as well as Paloma Anoveros and Katie Blair, attending via video conference). Note: This is a list of the artists' work shown in this presentation: 1 1. Patrick Marold 2. Alice Aycock 3. Jin Choi 4. Benjamin Ball 5. Michael Singer 6. Robert Lazzarini 7. Matthew Mazzotta 8. Peter Busby 9. David Hess 10. Jun Kaneko The work of each artist was discussed as the images and/or videos were individually reviewed. The goal of this discussion was to establish artists whose work stood out and qualified them to be considered for semi-finalists. During this discussion a list of general considerations relative to evaluating the work was generated. These considerations include the following: 1. Be interactive 2. Have day and night visibility 3. Be accessible to citizens 4. Address the "swale" 5. Be a beacon for the community 6. Show consideration of the environment 7. Have controlled illumination, be mindful of Westlake's "Dark Sky"commitment The Committee started their review with the intent of selecting 3 semi-finalists from the short list of 10. Russell Tether: After the presentation,Mr. Tether polled the Committee members for their semi-finalist's recommendations. The recommended Semi-finalists (by committee member) were: Katie Blair 1. Jin Choi 2. Patrick Marold 3. Matthew Mazzotta 4. Michael Singer Paloma Aiioveros 1. Jin Choi 2. Patrick Marold 3. Alice Aycock 4. Benjamin Ball Sue Canterbury 1. Patrick Marold 2 2. Matthew Mazzotta 3. Jin Choi 4. Michael Singer Russell Tether 1. Patrick Marold 2. Michael Singer 3. Jin Choi 4. Matthew Mazzotta Chris Worley 1. Matthew Mozzotta 2. Jin Choi 3. Patrick Marold 4. Robert Lazzarini Judy Deaton 1. Patrick Marold 2. Michael Singer 3. Matthew Mozzotta 4. Robert Lazzarini Rebecca Lawton 1. Matthew Mazzotta 2. Michael Singer 3. Alice Aycock 4. Jin Choi Barry Whistler 1. Patrick Marold 2. Michael Singer 3. Jin Choi 4. Matthew Mazzotta Robin McCaffrey 1. Patrick Marold 2. Michael Singer 3. Alice Aycock 4. Matthew Mazzotta After the Committee members had made their recommendations, Russell Tether asked Patricia Dellorfano to make her recommendation. Ms. Dellorfano's recommendation was: 3 1. Mathew Mazzotta 2. Jin Choi 3. Robert Lazzarini 4. Michael Singer After each Committee member made their recommendation a tabulation of artists and the number of recommendations they received was produced by Kirk McDaniel which is as follows: 1. Patrick Marold......................received 8 recommendations 2. Michael Singer......................received 8 recommendations 3. Matthew Mazzotta................received 9 recommendations 4. Jin Choi.................................received 8 recommendations 5. Alice Aycock..........................received 3 recommendations 6. Robert Lazzar9n:....................received 3 recommendations 7. Benjamin Ball........................received 1 recommendation General Discussion: This precipitated a general discussion of choosing 3 semi-fmalists from the list of 4 high scoring artists. The Committee felt that selecting 3 would be difficult as the top 4 -- scored so close. Robin McCaffrey: Stated that the amount of money in the honorarium account would allow the Committee to grant honorariums to 4, if the Committee so desired. Russell Tether: Observed that the votes were closely clustered around 4 artists. Therefore,he suggested that the Committee follow the suggestion of Robin McCaffrey and make a decision on 4. Chris Worley: Made a motion to notify the top scoring 4 that they are semi-finalists. Robin McCaffrey: Seconded the motion Motion: The motion to notify the 4 top scoring artists that they would be the semi-finalists was unanimously approved. The selected Semi-finalists are: 1. Patrick Marold 2. Jin Choi 3. Michael Singer 4. Matthew Mazzota _ General Discussion: There was a brief discussion that the 2 yr.terms of the Committee members was about to expire, and some action should be taken to stagger committee tenure. Tom Brymer presented a staggering plan for Committee consideration. 4 Russell Tether: Stated that this should be a discussion item for the next committee meeting. A motion was made to adjourn the meeting by Robin McCaffrey. Chris Worley seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. APPROVED BY THE PUBLIC ART COMPETITION ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON JULY 14,2019. l ATTES Russell Tether, Chairman Janet McCaffrey, Secret y 5