Artist Proposals for an Artwork at the New Bayview/Anna E. Waden Branch Library
Three artists – Marion Coleman, Mildred Howard, and Ron Moultrie Saunders – have been selected by the Bayview/Anna E. Waden Branch Library Community Artist Selection Panel to create proposals for an artwork to be commissioned for the new library.
The artists’ proposals will be on view from April 29, 2009 to May 5, 2009 at the Bayview Branch Library, located at 5075 Third Street, at Revere. Community members are encouraged to view the proposals and to provide feedback by completing a community response form located in the Public Art Binder that is at the library. The binder also contains biographical information about each of the artists.
The comment form (PDF: 45kb) may be mailed to: Mary Chou, San Francisco Arts Commission, 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 240, San Francisco, CA 94102 or sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All comments must be received by noon on Wednesday May 6, 2009.
The proposals can also be downloaded and viewed here:
Overview of Artist Selection Process
The Arts Commission is working with Bayview 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 Bayview/Anna E. Waden Branch Library. As part of the process, the Arts Commission created a Bayview Branch Library Community Artist Selection Panel that includes community representatives Lydia Vincent, Juan Fuentes, and Jeffery Betcher, the Bayview/Anna E. Waden Library Branch Manager, Linda Brooks-Burton, and the project architect, Kacey Jurgens of THA architects.
The Bayview/Anna E. Waden Branch Community Artist Selection Panel met in January 2009 to review artists’ applications from a pre-qualified artist candidate pool. At that first meeting, the Selection Panel selected the three finalists who were asked to prepare artwork proposals for the new Library. The three finalists, along with members of the Selection Panel and the community, later met at the library for a project orientation. Each of the artists spent eight weeks developing their proposals.
At the Selection Panel’s final meeting, the panelists will interview each of the three finalists, discuss their proposals with them, review the community comments, and decide which artist/proposal to recommend to the Arts Commission for final approval. The final Selection Panel meeting will take place on Thursday, May 7, 2009 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Arts Commission offices. All artist selection panel meetings are open to the public. Please visit the Arts Commission website to confirm the room, date and time of the meeting at http://www.sfartscommission.org/pubartcollection/.