Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Carmel Art Association Presents GROUP SHOW ‘DIMENSION CUBED’ FEATURING AUVIL, BLACK, CROCETTI, DAVIDSON, DOWNS, GOYATTON, HIERS, SAWYER & TORRES AND TWO-PERSON SHOW ‘COLOR SQUARED’ FEATURING LOFTON & BECOM


Mission Statement: 
The Association exists to provide its members with a permanent art gallery, to advance knowledge of, and interest in the arts, and to create a spirit of cooperation and fellowship among artists and the community.

A Proud Heritage: 
The legendary Carmel Art Association was formed on August 8, 1927 by a small group of artists who gathered at “Gray Gables,” the modest home/studio of Josephine Culbertson and Ida Johnson at the corner of Seventh and Lincoln in Carmel-by-the-Sea. These nineteen “pioneers”—who grew up in the 19th century and individually found their respective paths to Carmel from all corners of the world—each desired a greater sense of community, a spirit of collaboration, and a place to show their work. Before the meeting concluded, they had established an association with a mission “to advance art and cooperation among artists, secure a permanent exhibition space, and promote greater fellowship between artists and the public.”

W/s Dolores St. between 5th Av. & 6th Av.
10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M., Daily
Open to the Public at No Charge

For more information, Online or (831) 624-6176.

Carmel Art Association Presents GROUP SHOW ‘DIMENSION CUBED’ FEATURING AUVIL, BLACK, CROCETTI, DAVIDSON, DOWNS, GOYATTON, HIERS, SAWYER & TORRES AND TWO-PERSON SHOW ‘COLOR SQUARED’ FEATURING LOFTON & BECOM
  
Thursday, October 2 – Tuesday, November 4, 2014

GROUP SHOW “DIMENSION CUBED”


View Eleen Auvil’s fourteen handmade paper & bamboo, handmade paper & glass, bronze, and monoprint images including “Window Hanging Blue I,” “Window Hanging Yellow II,” “Window Hanging Sun IV,” “Boat Of Dreams,” “Tower For Collecting Dreams,” “Open Book,” “Passage Within,” “Crow’N,” “Dare Me,” “Tall Heron,” “Guarded Nest,” “Bird In Hand,” “Seafoam” and “Estuary.”
Eleen Auvil Sculpture and Monotypes

View Blaine Black’s six bronze images including “Pelican III,” “Horse,” “Big Horn,” “Swimming Turtle,” “Manta II,” “Hummingbird” and “Heron II.

View Kathleen Crocetti’s twenty-one mixed media, mosaic(s) and glass images including “Diversity, Equity, Unity,” “Variations Of Green And Orange,” “Violet Stripes On Green,” “Red Stripes On Green,” “ Green Stripes On Violet,” “Red With Shades Of Grey,” “Metropolis Tower” “Shades Of Green And Violet,” “Skyscraper Windows,” “Red Albers,” “Green Stripes,” “Castle Lights,” “Barn,” “Begonia Fields,” “La Hond Bridge,” “Facing Our Future,” “Apple Tree,” “Hawk Wasp,” “Four CA Natives” and “Pi Mural.”

Laurent Davidson - Mobile Lesson

View Laurent Davidson’s twelve mobile, stabile, images including “Surf And Sand,” “One O’clock Jump,” “Rain Or Shine,” “Flights Of Spring,” “Water Sparks,” “Summer Splash,” “Red Robin,” “Jungle Gym,” “Lily Pads,” “Happenstance,” “Day Dreamer,” “Balloons To Go,”

View Douglas Downs’ sixteen bronze images including “Mating Dance,” “Sunrise Moonset,” “Bobcat Stretching,” “Big Horn Challenge,” “Coming And Going,” “A Question Of Balance,” “Eagle Dance,” “Earth Meets Sky,” “Coyote,” “Hidden Hoofbeats,” “Raging Boar,” “Tern to the Sun,” “Musing,” “Solitary Island,” “Lapin Agile” and “Owl Moon Song.”

View Yves Goyatton’s twelve bronze images including “Aspiration,” “Untitled III,” “Untitled,” “Untitled II,” “Tenacity,” “Step,” “Intersection,” “Fragment D’homme,” “Dimmed Perspective,” “Architectural Balance II,” “Apprehensive Contemplation Fragment” and “Apprehensive Contemplation.”
YVES GOYATTON
SCULPTOR

View Peter Hiers’ four fabricated steel and stainless steel images including “Continuation,” “Budwood,” “Breathing Space” and “Between.”
PETER HIERS

View Chris Sawyer’s twelve powder coated steel, African mahogany, Australian gum, maple burl, ebony, basalt, Canadian calcite, Nevada gold marble, Claro walnut, Indiana limestone, Utah alabaster, California marble images including “Standing Figure,” “Three Sixty Five,” “Giraffe,” “Feast,” “Penguin & Chick,” “Nesting,” “Duality,” “Pisci Dance,” “Mates,” “Big Bear,” “Brutus” and “Pelicano Blanco.” S C U L P T U R E

View Gustavo Torres’ five bronze images including “Fragments On A Circle,” “Equus,” “Volar,” “Espanola” and “Angel On Wheel.”
GUSTAVO TORRES STUDIO

TWO-PERSON SHOW: “COLOR SQUARED”
Life-long colorists Melissa Lofton and Jeffrey Becom present variations on the landscape. “Lofton comes back down to earth in her latest series where imagination ranges freely and color and texture rule. Becom furthers his forty-year exploration of color interactions, pushing California landscape painting traditions into the Fauvist realm.”

View Melissa Lofton’s twenty-four oil painting images including “Green Bluffs,” “Yellow Road,” “Violet Pond,” “Violet Path” (diptych), “Trees And Pond,” “Ripples,” “Redness,” “Pond Life,” “Orange Road,” “Coast Imagined,” “Cliff Shadows,” “Blue Cliffs,” “Beginning,” “’orange parasol,’ ‘walking by,’ ‘buddha with birds,’ ‘carpenter,’ ‘man and reflection,’ ‘waiting on the dock,’ ‘reflection VI,’ ‘reflection V,’ ‘reflection IV,’ ‘opening a door’ and ‘mountains with fog.’
Artist Melissa Lofton

View Jeffrey Becom’s nineteen oil and wax and watercolor painting images including “Hurricane Point At Evening Big Sur 2014,” “Clouds Over Monterey Bay 2014,” “Soberanes Point Big Sur 2014,” “Twin Poplars El Sur Ranch Big Sur 2014,” “Oaks San Juan Bautista 2014,” “Monterey Bay Looking North” (diptych), “High Tide, Pacific Grove,” “Crazy Horse Canyon,” “Rancho San Carlos,” “River Road Near Soledad,” “River Road Morning,” “Point Sur Rock Morning,” “Abode Wall, Oaxaca, Mexico 2014,” “Layered Colors, Piura, Peru 2014,” “Two Women In White, Chaouen, Morocco 2014,” “The Kingdom Of Birds, Santa Beatriz,” “Cypress Trees El Sur Ranch-Big Sur,” “Point Sur Rock, Big Sur” and “Clouds, Carmel Beach.”
Jeffrey Becom BECOM FINE ART

 Saturday, October 18, 1:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. 
Sculpture Demonstration
Meet the Artists: Sculpture Demonstration & Wine Tasting

Come and observe masterful sculptors at work and enjoy samples from Monterey County Tudor Wines. This event is in conjunction with the Dimension3 Sculpture Exhibit (October 2 through November 4) with many of the sculptors in the show giving demos.


Sunday, October 19, 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Meet the Artists:
 "Conversations Over Coffee Cake"
Join Melissa Lofton and Jeffrey Becom for an informal Sunday morning chat about their "Color Squared" exhibition (October 2 - November 4).

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 4, 5:00 P.M. -7:00 P.M.

ADDENDUM:
Carmel Art Association on facebook

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

CITY COUNCIL Closed Session and Special Open Meeting, October 1, 2014 – 5:30 P.M. & 7:00 P.M.

Jason Stilwell out as Carmel city administrator
KSBW, UPDATED 7:21 PM PDT Sep 30, 2014

Controversial city administrator Jason Stilwell is out in Carmel.
Posted: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 6:02 pm by David Schmalz
AGENDA
CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA CITY COUNCIL
Closed Session and Special Open Meeting
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 – 5:30 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Highlights of Special Open Meeting, Wednesday, October 1, 2014 @ 7:00 P.M.
5. SPECIAL OPEN MEETING – 7:00 P.M.
Item 5.B: Authorize the Preparation of a Transition and Release Agreement for City Administrator.
Item 5.C: Authorize the Appointment of the Interim City Administrator.

Monterey County Board of Supervisors Meeting Agenda Item 15. a. Receive a report from the Monterey Peninsula Regional Water Authority (Authority) regarding the Authority’s request for additional funding and participation by the County, and the Authority’s strategic plan, budget, and anticipated future expenses; and b. Provide direction regarding the County’s participation in and funding of the Authority, September 30, 2014

ABSTRACT:  The Monterey County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to conduct a meeting today, September 30, 2014.  Meeting Agenda Item 15. a. Receive a report from the Monterey Peninsula Regional Water Authority (Authority) regarding the Authority’s request for additional funding and participation by the County, and the Authority’s strategic plan, budget, and anticipated future expenses; and b. Provide direction regarding the County’s participation in and funding of the Authority is featured.  The Legislation Details (With Board Report) with Attachments, including Exhibit A Chart of Authorized Payments and Requested Funding, Exhibit B 9/12/14 Letter from Monterey Peninsula Regional Water Authority, Exhibit C 1/6/14 Letter from Monterey Peninsula Regional Water Authority and Exhibit D 9/30/14 Power Point Presentation by the Monterey Peninsula Regional Water Authority to the Monterey County Board of Supervisors, document is embedded.  And the Meeting Agenda – Final-revised document is embedded.  According to reporting in The Monterey County Herald, “the Board of Supervisors is scheduled to consider the authority's request for additional funding, and participation, from the county, including nearly $380,000 in past and future authority expenses.” Supervisor Dave Potter is requesting “a full accounting of the authority's past spending and future expenses, as well as the authority's strategic plan” beacuase of concerns about “mission creep and the prospect of funding another layer of bureaucracy.” Importantly, “Potter said the county remains in a holding pattern regarding direct participation on the authority board more than two years after allegations emerged that he would have a conflict of interest if he served.”
Source: 
Supervisors to consider Peninsula water authority funding request
Still no county member on authority board, spending report sought
By Jim Johnson

Monterey County
Monterey County Government Center
Board Chamber
168 W. Alisal St., 1st Floor
Salinas, CA 93901
Meeting Agenda - Final-revised
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
9:00 AM

Board of Supervisors
Chair Louis R. Calcagno - District 2
Vice Chair Simón Salinas - District 3
Supervisor Fernando Armenta - District 1
Supervisor Jane Parker - District 4
Supervisor Dave Potter - District 5

Roll Call
1:30 P.M. - Scheduled Matters

15. a. Receive a report from the Monterey Peninsula Regional Water Authority (Authority) regarding the Authority’s request for additional funding and participation by the County, and the Authority’s strategic plan, budget, and anticipated future expenses; and
b. Provide direction regarding the County’s participation in and funding of the Authority.

Attachments:
Exhibit A
Exhibit B
Exhibit C
Exhibit D
Legislation Details (With Board Report) with Attachments, including Exhibit A Chart of Authorized Payments and Requested Funding, Exhibit B 9/12/14 Letter from Monterey Peninsula Regional Water Authority, Exhibit C 1/6/14 Letter from Monterey Peninsula Regional Water Authority and Exhibit D 9/30/14 Power Point Presentation by the Monterey Peninsula Regional Water Authority to the Monterey County Board of Supervisors

Adjournment

REFERENCE:
Monterey County
Meeting Agenda - Final-revised
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Board of Supervisors

Sunday, September 28, 2014

COMMENTARY Questions about the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea’s City Council

“In the meantime, some serious introspection is called for, by the people of Carmel, and even more so by the members of the city council.  Too many stood by and said nothing, or even applauded, while unnecessary secrets were kept, questionable contracts were signed, and valuable city hall employees were let go.”

Source: Editorial A train wreck in slow motion
The Carmel Pine Cone, September 26, 2014, 24A

And even with the “inevitable conclusion — the departure of city administrator Jason Stilwell.,” will Mayor Jason Burnett and City Council Members Ken Talmage, Victoria Beach, Carrie Theis and Steve Dallas take the appropriate action because they suddenly took the concerns and request of the signers of the PETITION TO TERMINATE THE CURRENT CITY ADMINISTRATOR seriously or because the PETITION served as a catalyst to open a Pandora’s box of unintended consequences which they could no longer ignore?  Do Mayor Jason Burnett and City Council Members Ken Talmage, Victoria Beach, Carrie Theis and Steve Dallas have the capacity for leadership that will be required to rectify a situation which is arguably a reflection of their failures of leadership over months and years?  And if Mayor Jason Burnett and City Council Members Ken Talmage, Victoria Beach, Carrie Theis and Steve Dallas do not have the leadership ability to rectify the situation, “right the wrong,” and “make things right,” then will they have the humility and discipline to resign their positions to enable more worthy and capable residents to assume city leadership positions?  And lastly, can Mayor Jason Burnett and City Council Members Ken Talmage, Victoria Beach and Carrie Theis be entrusted with being in the position of selecting a new city administrator when they applauded City Administrator Jason Stilwell, approved an increase in salary and benefits and contract extension to 2017 at a time when they should have been independently investigating the many red flags and concerns which some citizens raised early on and made known to them?

Written & Published by L. A. Paterson

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Carmel Citizen, ‘an online forum about the residents, commerce, and culture of Carmel-by-the-Sea.’

ABSTRACT:   The Carmel CitizenEveryone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts,” is featured.  The debut issue,  Issue Number One, October 1, 2014, states “The Carmel Citizen, an online forum about the residents, commerce, and culture of Carmel-by-the-Sea.”  In addition to providing an arena in which to discuss the affairs of our community, The Carmel Citizen will feature photographs, letters, profiles of interesting people in our community, special offers from local businesses, announcements from local organizations, and more.”   And “The genesis of The Carmel Citizen” section states, in part, “So I had the idea to publish The Carmel Citizen to see if a proper airing out of the differences might lead to an end to the rancor en route to viable resolutions. Respectfully, Tony Seton.”  Comments, questions, suggestions... are all invited. Please send emails to him at  Dawg@TheCarmelCitizen.com.

The Carmel Citizen

Issue Number One                October 1, 2014            Always FREE

REFERENCE:
Tony Seton Communications
Award-winning broadcast journalist...political consultant...writer...photographer...pilot

Tony Seton

SUMMARIES: Public Consulting Group Contracts, Over Contracts Amount $88,659.82 & Mark Alcock Contracts, Total of Amount Overpaid $254,296.29

ABSTRACT: Summary of Public Consulting Group Contracts, September 23, 2014, and Summary of Mark Alcock Contracts, September 17, 2014, documents compiled by the City are embedded. For all four Public Consulting Group Contracts, All Contracts Paid-to-Date $269,459.82 vs. Contracts Amounts $180,800.00 for an Over Contracts Amount of $88,659.82. And for all of the three Mark Alcock contracts, Total of Invoices to all Contracts $382,796.29 vs. Total of all Contract Amounts $128,500.00 for a Total of Amount Overpaid of $254,296.29.   
Summary of Public Consulting Group Contracts September 23, 2014

Contract #1 ASD-PCS-PCG-001-2013-14
Paid-to-Date: $67,687
Over Contract Amount: $19,687.38

Contract #2 ASD-PCS-PCG-IT-019-2014-15
Paid-to-Date: $101,056.00
Over Contract Amount: $26,056.00

Contract #3 ASD-PCS-PCGMB-003-2013-14
Paid-to-Date: $93,516.44
Over Contract Amount: $53,516.44

Contract #4 ASD-PCS-PCG-TECH2-2013-14
Paid-to-Date: $ 17,000
Contract Positive: $9,800.00

All Contracts: Paid-to-Date $269,459.82 vs. Contracts Amounts $180,800.00
Over Contracts Amount $88,659.82


Summary of Mark Alcock Contracts September 17, 2014

Contract #1 ASD-PCS-MA-001-2013 February 25, 2013
Paid-to-Date: $26,244
Over Contract Amount: $7,244

Contract #2 ASD-PCS-MA/Sec-MA-002-2013 May 5, 2013
Paid-to-Date: $157,958.29
Over Contract Amount: $147,174.29

Contract #3 ASD-PCS-MA-Examiner-003-2013 June 19, 2013
Paid-to-Date: $159,878.00
Over Contract Amount: $99,878.00

Total of Invoices to all Contracts $382,796.29 vs. Total of all Contract Amounts $128,500.00
Total of Amount Overpaid $254,296.29