Portable Works Collection: New Artworks for the Gladys McCoy Building

New Artworks for the Gladys McCoy Building

The new Multnomah County Health Department Headquarters

PORTLAND, ORE —The Regional Arts & Culture Council is proud to announce the purchase of 99 new small to medium scale artworks from 57 artists for display in the new Gladys McCoy Building, the Multnomah County Health Department Headquarters at 619 NW Sixth Avenue. Artworks for the building have been selected by a community panel to reflect qualities of Lightness, Openness & Optimism. The lobby artwork is by artist Francesco Simeti and the 99 smaller scale artworks by 57 local artists will hang in floors 2-9 when the building opens on April 9.

These artworks are new additions to the Portable Works Collection, which consists of over 1,200 works on paper, paintings, prints and textiles.  RACC will publish images and basic information about the artworks once everything has been catalogued and framed.  Many artists who are new to the collection have been included in this purchase.  These artworks are part of the Multnomah County 2% for Public Art program managed by RACC and generated through the construction of the new building. An artist reception will take place in late Spring – early Summer 2019.

*image above: Connection of Love, William Hernandez, 2018


2019 Portable Artwork Purchase Artists (*indicates new artist to the collection)


Adam Sorensen* Aja Ngo* Akram Sarraj*
Alyson Provax* Amy Bernstein* Andrei Engelman*
Anna Daedalus* Anna Gray & Ryan Wilson Paulsen* Anshula Tayal*
Baba Wague Diakite Barb Burwell* Bayann Alkhatib*
Beth Yazhari* Brittany Vega* Chet Malinow*
Cyrus Nahab* Dino Matt* Ellen McFadden*
Erika Rier* Grant Hottle* Haruka Ostley*
Hobbs Waters* Hsin-Yi Huang* Ivan Salcido*
Joanna Kaufman* Larry Yes* Latoya Lovely*
Laura Heit* Lisa Onstad* Michael Loen*
Michelle Ross Miroslav Lovric* Naomi Shigeta
Natasha Bacca* Pat Boas Patrice Cameron*
Peter Blanchard* Petra Sairanen* Phyllis Trowbridge*
Poppy Dully* Quire Leah Hugon* Rachel Wolf*
Rebecca Rodela* Renee Zangara Ridwana Rahman*
Ruth Lantz Sade Beasley* Samir Khurshid*
Sarah Bouwsma* Sarah Meadows* Shawn Demarest
Shobha Jetmalani* Shu-Ju Wang Stacy Lovejoy*
Tamara English* Tia Factor* William Hernandez*