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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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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 […]

Coming to the Portland Building Installation Space: “The Bridge, 1910,” an installation by Benz and Chang, September 19 – October 14.

A Portland Archives photo of the Hawthorne Bridge work crew in 1910 is the source material Benz & Chang draw upon for their installation at the Portland Building.

The artists known as Benz and Chang will present a site-specific installation in the Portland Building lobby starting September 19th. 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 Benz discovered in the City of […]

Celebrating four years of “Forest For the Trees” mural fest

"Mt Hood on Interstate ave" from Adam Friedman.  Photo credit Anthony Taylor

Over 60 murals in 4 years.  Forest For the Trees returns to Portland with 7 new public art works. North, South, East and West, for the last four years “Forest For the Trees” has been responsible for bringing domestic and international artists to Portland for the purpose of creating public art.  For this year’s installment, […]

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: Oregon Zoo

On behalf of the Oregon Zoo and Metro Regional Government in Portland, Oregon, the Regional Arts & Culture Council invites artists/teams to submit qualifications for a percent-for-art commission for the Central Plaza / Polar Passage at the Oregon Zoo. The site for public art will be at the heart of the zoo’s 64 acres and […]

Yelena Roslaya brings “Visual Sound” to the Portland Building, July 5 – August 5

Yelena Roslaya’s "Visual Sound" installation at the Portland Building will draw on her past work with large ceramic drum forms and her interest in hearing-motion synesthesia.

PORTLAND, ORE – Multimedia artist Yelena Roslaya works to represent sound visually. “The idea of visually displaying sound is inspired by my experience with hearing-motion synesthesia, which occurs when one sense triggers another…personally it happens whenever I see implied motion or energy. I want to share this experience with viewers through my installation at the Portland […]

Reception on June 21 celebrates 30 years of The Visual Chronicle of Portland

Tuesday, June 21 6:45 – 8:00 p.m. at the Regional Arts & Culture Council 411 NW Park Avenue, Suite 101 RSVP Salvador Mayoral at smayoral@racc.org A special collection: As many already know, The Visual Chronicle of Portland is a collection of original works on paper that portray artists’ perceptions of what makes Portland unique. The collection […]

RACC seeks submissions for the “Visual Chronicle of Portland”

Susana Santos, "City Dwellers," 1993, watercolor & gouache

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) is seeking works on paper—prints, drawings, paintings on paper and photographs—to purchase for the Visual Chronicle of Portland collection. To learn more about the submission guidelines, click here. Deadline for submissions is Monday, July 25, 2016. The Visual Chronicle of Portland is a city-owned collection of original works on […]

RACC seeks submissions for the “Visual Chronicle of Portland”

PORTLAND, ORE — The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) is seeking works on paper—prints, drawings, paintings on paper and photographs—to purchase for the Visual Chronicle of Portland collection. Deadline for submissions is Monday, July 25, 2016. The Visual Chronicle of Portland is a city-owned collection of original works on paper that portray artists’ perceptions of […]

Call for RFQ: Oregon Art in Public Places Roster

Oregon Art in Public Places Roster_logo

National and international artists are invited to submit qualifications for the Oregon Art in Public Places Roster. The Oregon Arts Commission/OAC in Salem, Oregon, and the Regional Arts & Culture Council/RACC in Portland, Oregon, manage the percent for art programs for the State of Oregon, Multnomah County, and City of Portland. The Roster is a resource […]

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