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Inversion +/-, Lead Pencil Studio, 2012-2013

The region’s public art enlivens urban and rural landscapes and promotes dialogue among people of all ages and backgrounds. Through a variety of public-private partnerships, RACC helps acquire and maintain community-owned artworks in public places. A Public Art Advisory Committee oversees RACC’s public art program, which is among the oldest and most highly regarded public art programs in the country.

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Public Art Boot Camp 2017 (Seattle, WA)

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture is offering a FREE two-day intensive training to artists who are ready to translate their exhibition experience to the public realm. Artists chosen for Public Art Boot Camp will receive a basic training in public art practice and will be eligible to receive a commission for one of […]

RACC Opportunity: Public Art Mural funding

The Regional Arts & Culture Council is now accepting applications for mural funding through its Public Art Murals Program. Applications are due the first Wednesday of every month. There are two routes to creating a community mural in Portland: The Public Art Murals Program is funded by the City of Portland and administered by the Regional Arts […]

RACC Opportunity: Public Art Mural funding

The Regional Arts & Culture Council is now accepting applications for mural funding through its Public Art Murals Program. Applications are due the first Wednesday of every month. There are two routes to creating a community mural in Portland: The Public Art Murals Program is funded by the City of Portland and administered by the Regional Arts […]

RACC Opportunity: Request for Qualifications for the RACC Mural Roster

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) in Portland, Oregon, invites artists living in Oregon and Washington to submit qualifications for a roster of artists qualified to create murals. Artists remain on the roster for three years, after which time they will be asked to reapply. The deadline for submitting application materials is the first […]

RACC Opportunity: Request for Qualifications for the RACC Mural Roster

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) in Portland, Oregon, invites artists living in Oregon and Washington to submit qualifications for a roster of artists qualified to create murals. Artists remain on the roster for three years, after which time they will be asked to reapply. The deadline for submitting application materials is the first […]

RACC Opportunity: Request for Qualifications for the RACC Mural Roster

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) in Portland, Oregon, invites artists living in Oregon and Washington to submit qualifications for a roster of artists qualified to create murals. Artists remain on the roster for three years, after which time they will be asked to reapply. The deadline for submitting application materials is the first […]

Next Night Lights is on December 1

“Thy Son will be a saint” Credit for Image: JD Corral, Shannen Muhl, Oliver Rock

NIGHT LIGHTS: St. Julian the Hospitaller: Second and Third Chances on December 1st , 5pm-8pm The Portland Community College Painting Team will be presenting a visual adaptation of Gustave Flaubert’s short story, The Legend of St. Julian the Hospitaller, a retelling of the medieval folk tale about self-transformation and personal redemption.  With visual asides to Ivan Albright’s […]

Artist Alex Luboff’s provocative installation “Pipelines” goes on display at the Portland Building November 14 to December 9

Alex Luboff’s installation “Pipelines” will be on exhibit at Portland Building lobby through December 9.

PORTLAND, ORE – Beginning November 14th artist Alex Luboff will present an installation at the Portland Building that offers visitors a timely reminder of how extractive energy infrastructure is confronting communities in Oregon and across the continent. His series of meticulously hand-crafted wooden pipelines, unavoidable as they cleave and intersect the exhibition space, can be […]

RACC Public Art Opportunity: Multnomah County Central Courthouse RFQ

CallforArt_MCCCH new courthouse

RACC is pleased to invite professional artists living in the United States to submit qualifications for a percent-for-art commission for the lobby of the new Multnomah County Central Courthouse in Portland, Oregon. There is a budget of $500,000-$750,000 for a 30’H x 80’W wallwork. The artist’s fee will be 20% of the fabrication/installation costs if s/he chooses to […]

Portland Building Installation Space: Artist Alex Luboff’s pipeline installation: November 14 – December 9

Artist Alex Luboff expands ideas explored in his Pipeline sculpture from 2014 in a new installation coming up at the Portland Building November 14th.

Beginning November 14th artist Alex Luboff will offer visitors to the Portland Building a timely reminder of how the development of extractive energy infrastructure is confronting communities in Oregon and across the continent. His series of hand-crafted wooden pipelines, unavoidable as they cleave and intersect the exhibition space, can be seen as craft objects, or […]

12/5 Artist Talk: Sabina Haque, artist-in-residence Portland Archives

From "Annexation & Assimilation along 82nd Ave" by Sabina Haque

Sabina Haque, artist-in-residence with the City of Portland Archives & Records Center, has created a multi-media art exhibit exploring the fraught process of annexation and growth as experienced by disparate communities east of 82nd Ave. From farm culture to car culture, from ethnically homogenous to diverse, from English to Hmong, Vietnamese, Spanish, Mandarin, Somali, Annexation & Assimilation […]

Pieces of the Public Art Process: Recent and Upcoming Projects

This original poster will be part of artist-in-residence Sabina Haque’s installation event at Apano on 10/21.

The public art process is dynamic and often reveals the significance of place and community. Public art is not only an object or image in public space. It’s ultimately a process that requires coordinating the realities, opportunities, and challenges unique to communities. From a work’s conceptualization, to fabrication, and eventual installation, the process involved in […]

RACC Opportunity: Request for Qualifications for the RACC Mural Roster

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) in Portland, Oregon, invites artists living in Oregon and Washington to submit qualifications for a roster of artists qualified to create murals. Artists remain on the roster for three years, after which time they will be asked to reapply. The deadline for submitting application materials is the first […]

Night Lights to appear over NW Glisan Street on First Thursdays

An image from one of  last year’s Night Lights presentation by Jackie Davis titled "You Must Work in the Garden of Eden." Presented Thursday, March 3, 2016.

Local artists will project large-scale media works outdoors each month through April PORTLAND, ORE – Night Lights, a monthly public art event, begins its second year of urban intervention on Thursday, October 6. Every First Thursday through April 2017, local artists and art students will claim public space at NW Park Avenue at Glisan Street, broadcasting […]

RACC Opportunity: Request for Qualifications for the RACC Mural Roster

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) in Portland, Oregon, invites artists living in Oregon and Washington to submit qualifications for a roster of artists qualified to create murals. Artists remain on the roster for three years, after which time they will be asked to reapply. The deadline for submitting application materials is the first […]

RACC Opportunity: Public Art Mural funding

The Regional Arts & Culture Council is now accepting applications for mural funding through its Public Art Murals Program. Applications are due the first Wednesday of every month. There are two routes to creating a community mural in Portland: The Public Art Murals Program is funded by the City of Portland and administered by the Regional Arts […]

RACC Opportunity: Public Art Mural funding

The Regional Arts & Culture Council is now accepting applications for mural funding through its Public Art Murals Program. Applications are due the first Wednesday of every month. There are two routes to creating a community mural in Portland: The Public Art Murals Program is funded by the City of Portland and administered by the Regional Arts […]

Benz and Chang highlight the Hawthorne Bridge with an installation at the Portland Building, September 19 – October 14

PORTLAND, ORE – Beginning September 19th the artists known as Benz and Chang will present a site-specific art installation in the Portland Building lobby. The project, titled The Bridge, 1910, is a visual homage to the work crews that built the Hawthorne Bridge, Portland’s oldest existing river crossing. Inspired by a historical photo (above) Benz […]

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