Artist Proposals for an Artwork at the New Visitacion Valley Branch Library
Three artists/artist teams – Mark Grieve & Ilana Spector, Johanna Poethig and Fran Martin & Jim Growden – were selected by the Visitacion Valley Branch Community Artist Selection Panel to create proposals for an artwork to be placed at the new branch library.
The proposals will be on view from April 20th to May 4th, 2009 at Visitacion Valley Branch Library, 45 Leland Avenue. A notebook will available inside the library and at nearby Joe Leland Coffee, 28 Leland Avenue for written public comment.
The proposals can also be downloaded and viewed here: VisValley_Proposals (930 kb).
The comment form in English (PDF: 101kb) or Chinese (PDF: 253kb) may be emailed or mailed to Ellen Shershow by May 4th at 5 pm at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
**MUST BE POSTMARKED MAY 4TH, 2009
San Francisco Arts Commission
Attn: Ellen Shershow
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 240
San Francisco, CA 94102
Overview of Artist Selection Process
The Arts Commission is working with Visitacion Valley residents and staff from the Branch Library Improvement Program, the Public Library, and the Bureau of Architecture to commission a public artwork for the new Visitacion Valley Branch Library. As part of the process, the Arts Commission created a Visitacion Valley Branch Community Artist Selection Panel in September 2008 that includes three elected community representatives – Tara Hui, Anne Seeman, and Christopher Barnett – Visitacion Valley Branch Manager Wen Chen Chin, and Project Architect Andrew Maloney.
The Visitacion Valley Branch Community Artist Selection Panel met in December 2008 to review artists’ applications from a pre-qualified artist candidate pool. At that first meeting, the Selection Panel selected three finalists – Mark Grieve & Ilana Spector, Johanna Poethig and Fran Martin & Jim Growden – to prepare artwork proposals for the new Visitacion Valley Branch Library. The three finalists, along with members of the Selection Panel and the community, met in January 2009 for a project orientation. Each of the artists spent six weeks developing their proposals, which are on view from April 20 to May 4 at the Visitacion Valley Branch and on the Arts Commission website for public comment.
At the Selection Panel’s final meeting in May 2009, the panelists will interview each of the three finalists, discuss their proposals with them, and then decide which artist/proposal to recommend to the Arts Commission for final approval. The Selection Panel will receive all written public comments from the proposal exhibition prior to their last meeting.
The final Selection Panel meeting will take place at 25 Van Ness. All artist selection panel meetings are open to the public. Please visit the Arts Commission website for the specific room, date and time of the meeting at: http://www.sfartscommission.org/pubartcollection/