Support Beam Round Two Funded through PDXCARES Announced

We are excited to announce 17 additional artists selected to receive financial support through our Support Beam initiative.

Support Beam is designed to support emerging artists’ long-term creative practice and livelihood during an unprecedented time. This new opportunity prioritizes Black artists, Indigenous artists, and artists of color to acknowledge the disproportionate historical and ongoing systemic inequities, and the impact this pandemic is having on BIPOC communities.

Inspired by the depression-era Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.), this program utilizes City of Portland PDXCARES (#PDXCARES) funding to commission a piece of public art without restriction to media or themes, and aspires to sustain as many artists as possible during a precarious economic and political time.

Through intentional efforts like these, our public art begins to more accurately represent the many distinct communities who enliven our region. Learn more about the artists selected for initial round of Support Beam.

Over the coming months, Support Beam artists are giving us a peek into their art practices, studios, works in progress, and creative lives. Follow along with their posts and stories on Instagram at #raccsupportbeam.

 

Del

www.delfineartist.com

 

Iván Carmona

www.pdxcontemporaryart.com/iván-carmona

 

Jodie Cavalier

www.jodiecavalier.com

 

Daniela del Mar

www.danieladelmar.com

 

Sade DuBoise

www.sadeduboisestudio.com

 

Sarah Farahat

www.sarahfarahat.com/

 

Marcelo Fontana

www.marcelofontana.com

 

Tiana Garoogian

www.experiencetrine.weebly.com/

 

Laura Camila Medina

www.instagram.com/lil___lau/

 

Lucia Monge

www.luciamonge.com

 

Dana Paresa

www.danaparesa.com

 

Diego Morales-Portillo

www.moralesportillo.com

 

Ameera Saahir

www.ameerasaahirethnicart.com

 

Orquidia Velasquez

www.orquidiavioleta.com/

 

Mike Vos

www.deadcitiesphoto.com

 

Tazha Williams

www.tazhaworld.com

 

Tammy Jo Wilson

www.tammyjowilson.com