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Nathan Sandberg brings his “Tally” installation to the Portland Building, 2/18 – 3/15

Project Background: Artist Nathan Sandberg has developed a fascination with the repetitive nature of modern life. This fascination began when he started thinking about ways to mark the time he spent performing life’s everyday rote mechanical tasks—putting on socks, brushing teeth, walking out the front door. To both curse and honor the extraordinary amount of […]

The Right Brain Initiative challenged to raise $25,000 from individuals

The Right Brain Initiative, an arts education program of the Regional Arts &Culture Council, has been awarded a significant matching challenge grant from the Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund. This grant incentivizes program staff and stakeholders to raise $25,000 through individual gifts of $250 and higher by June 2013. Ready to meet this challenge, Right Brain […]

Artist Margot Myers presents “Radiate” at the Portland Building Installation Space,1/14 – 2/8

Project Background: Bellingham artist Margot Myerscombines her drawings, prints and other media to create installations and works on paper. This month she will create a site-specific piece in the Portland Building Installation Space. Inspired by her study of turn-of-the-century scientific illustrations, she’s recently begun working with intricate stencils to describe complex biological forms of radiolaria—microscopic […]

Rebecca Burrell elected to Americans for the Arts’ Emerging Leaders Council

The Regional Arts & Culture Council today announced that Rebecca Burrell, outreach specialist for The Right Brain Initiative, has been elected to the Emerging Leaders Council of Americans for the Arts. AFTA is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education. In addition to developing communications and coordinating community engagement programs for […]

RACC awards $732,440 in project grants to schools, arts organizations and individual artists

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) announced today that $732,440 will be awarded for artistic projects scheduled to take place in 2013 – including 66 grants to organizations and schools, and 94 individual artists in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties. This is the largest sum that RACC has ever awarded for project grants. RACC’s […]

Regional Arts & Culture Council elects Eileen Day as new board member

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) board of directors has elected Eileen L. Day as a new board member. Eileen received degrees from Portland State University in Finance and Accounting. After graduating from Portland State, Eileen worked in the finance and accounting industry. She became a CPA in 1997. In 2005, she joined Holmes […]

RACC will present 11 workshops for artists in 2013

Artists who are trying to make a living with their craft will benefit from a series of professional development workshops being presented by the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) from January through June of 2013. Each workshop is led by experts in his or her field; they focus on grant writing, marketing, legal issues, […]

Unveiling and Dedication of “Noble Architect” on NE Alberta Street

WHO: Noble Architect by artists Ruth Frances Greenberg and David Laubenthal WHAT: Sculpture Unveiling WHEN: Friday, December 14, 2012 at 3:30pm WHERE: Corner of NE Alberta Street at 18th NOTES: Artists Ruth Frances Greenberg and David Laubenthal conceived of the sculpture to “mirror the ebullient, raw and wonderful vigor of nature as well as our […]

“all the art that fits” returns to the Portland Building Installation Space

It is that time of year again; the annual City and County employee exhibition in the lobby of the Portland Building opens on Tuesday, December 4th and runs through the holiday season. This “salon style” exhibition, open to all current City or County employees, is a yearly favorite and is anxiously awaited by regular visitors […]

Tickets now on sale for “pARTy in the name of Art” on December 7th

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) announced today that tickets for “pARTy in the name of Art” can be purchased online at boxofficetickets.com and strangertickets.com. The event on December 7th is a benefit for arts organizations and arts education programs in the Portland metropolitan area. The arts community will also use the event to […]

“Project Everyone” comes to the Portland Building Installation Space through October 12, 2012

Project Background: Project Everyone is an ongoing video series with the lofty goal of interviewing every person on earth. Creators Stephen Kurowski & Marina Tait bring their open interview station to the Portland Building lobby where they will conduct ten minute interview sessions with volunteer participants. Each interviewee is prompted by the same set of […]

The Right Brain Initiative grows by 45 percent

One new school district and 14 new schools have signed up for The Right Brain Initiative’s unique arts education services in 2012-13, marking the program’s largest growth since it first entered classrooms in 2009. This year the initiative will serve a total of 45 elementary schools in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties. Corbett School District […]

“Selected works from the Visual Chronicle of Portland” on view at Powell’s

Starting this week, the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) is presenting Selections of the Visual Chronicle of Portland at the Basil Hallward Gallery at Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside in Portland. This exhibition, featuring 25 works from the collection, has been curated by Marci Macfarlane. An opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, […]

Bold new public art projects now underway on Portland’s east side

Artists have begun creating three new large-scale public artworks in Portland, funded through the 2% for art ordinance as part of the Eastside Portland Streetcar expansion. Artist Jorge Pardo is creating a sculptural shelter at Broadway and Weidler, and Lead Pencil Studiois creating a pair of sculptures on Grand Avenue near the on-ramps for the […]

Historic monuments scheduled for maintenance

Funding from the Oregon Cultural Trust will help RACC restore three significant sculptures in Portland’s public art collection The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) has received a $5,000 Cultural Development Grant from the Oregon Cultural Trust to support general restoration of three key historic monuments in the City of Portland’s public art collection: George […]

Portland will add six new public art murals to its collection this summer

Six large scale mural projects are recently completed or underway in Portland this summer – all recipients of grant funding from the Regional Arts & Culture Council. RACC’s public art mural program, financed by the City of Portland, provides funding for community murals that reflect diversity in style and media and encourages artists from diverse […]

Regional Arts & Culture Council elects new board members and officers

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) board of directors has elected Lina Garcia Seabold as the Chair of the board for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, and Peg Malloy has been elected as Vice-Chair. Lina Garcia Seabold is owner and partner of Seabold Construction Co., Inc.; Cornell Estates Living Center; Rosewood Park […]