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Artists in residence at Portland Archives will discuss their project on October 24

PORTLAND, ORE. — The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) has commissioned local artists Kaia Sand and Garrick Imatani for an artists-in-residence project with the City of Portland Archives & Records Center (PARC). In celebration of National Archives Month, the artists will discuss their work in progress on October 24th at 6:30pm, followed by a […]

RACC adds 17 new works to The Visual Chronicle of Portland

PORTLAND, ORE – The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) is pleased to announce the addition of 17 new works to The Visual Chronicle of Portland collection. The new additions, all works-on-paper, represent 14 different Oregon artists and cover a wide variety of media—collage, watercolor, powdered pigment and wax, ink, graphite, charcoal, silkscreen and color […]

RACC workshop will help artists understand Portland’s mural application process

PORTLAND, ORE – On October 12, the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) and the City of Portland will help artists and community members learn how to organize and navigate two different paths for creating murals in the City of Portland. The free workshop will be led by Peggy Kendellen, manager of RACC’s Public Art […]

New public art for the Portland Streetcar will be dedicated on September 30th

PORTLAND, ORE. — Portland’s newest public artwork, Jorge Pardo’s “Streetcar Stop for Portland,” will be dedicated on Monday, September 30 at 11:00 a.m. The sculpture is located on North Broadway at the triangle of Wheeler Avenue and Weidler Street. The artist will be present and available for interviews, and Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick will […]

Paula Rebsom and Grant Hottle present “Forecast” at the Portland Building Installation Space, 9/16-10/11

Project Background: Forecast, which marks the first in a series of collaborations between installation artist Paula Rebsom and painter Grant Hottle, opens in the lobby of the Portland Building September 16th and runs through October 11th. These two artists work in very different ways but share a common interest in shifting perspectives, imagined realities and […]

Regional Arts & Culture Council awards $1.7 million to 48 local arts organizations

PORTLAND, ORE. – The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) has awarded a total of $1,745,354 in grants to 48 local arts organizations. Awarded annually, these grants provide general operating support to 501(c)(3) arts organizations that deliver year-round programs and have at least $80,000 in annual revenues. “RACC is honored to invest public and private […]

The Right Brain Initiative slated to serve 14,000 children this school year

In honor of National Arts in Education Week, The Right Brain Initiative has announced that six new public school partners are joining the program for the 2013-14 school year. Between September and June, the integrated arts program will bring music, dance, theatre, visual and media arts to 14,000 K-8 students in 49 schools and six […]

Work for Art’s 2012-13 campaign raises $761,359 for a seven-year total of $4,686,681

The Regional Arts & Culture Council announced on Thursday evening that the seventh annual Work for Art campaign raised $761,359, bringing its seven-year total to $4,686,681 raised for local arts organizations. More than 1,900 donors participated in the campaign that began on July 1, 2012 and ended on June 30, 2013, mostly through payroll deduction […]

Portland public art project wins national award

The Public Art Network of the Americans for the Arts (AFTA) has named a local project, “Dekumstruction,” to its 2012 Year in Review, which highlights the 50 most outstanding public art projects in the United States last year. The PAN Year in Review is the only national program recognizing projects of excellence in public art. […]

Student show celebrates national arts education partnership

Who: The Right Brain Initiative and King PK-8 SchoolWhat: Student art showWhere: Community Room at North Portland Library, 512 N KillingsworthWhen: Reception Tuesday, July 23, 5-7 p.m. Show on view through Aug. 31, 2013 Starting Tuesday, July 23, the North Portland Library will feature stunning black-and-white images of local 1st and 2nd graders and their […]

Two new public art murals underway and one mural restored

Two large scale mural projects are 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 backgrounds and range […]

Regional Arts & Culture Council elects new board members and officers

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) board of directors has re-elected Lina Garcia Seabold as the Chair of the board for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, and Bonita Oswald, has been elected as Vice-Chair. Lina Garcia Seabold is owner and partner of Seabold Construction Co., Inc.; Cornell Estates Living Center; Rosewood Park […]

“Queering Portlandia,” by Anthony Hudson at the Portland Building 7/9-8/2

Project Background: Despite her notoriety and our love for her, Portlandia is irrefutably rooted in European sculptural tradition. The 35 foot high hammered copper statue that graces the façade of the Portland Building depicts the image of a classical female figure with European features. In that sense she represents only a portion our city’s diverse […]

Sallie Tisdale named RACC’s 2013 Literature Fellow

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) is pleased to announce its 2013 Literature Fellow: Sallie Tisdale. This fellowship honor carries a cash award of $20,000. “Sallie Tisdale is a pillar of the writing community,” said Eloise Damrosch, executive director of RACC. “Her work is honest, authentic and clear, and she doesn’t waste a word. […]

RACC seeks submissions for the “Visual Chronicle of Portland”

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. The budget for the purchase and framing of artwork is $10,000. The deadline for submissions is Monday, July 15, 2013.  Background: The Visual Chronicle of Portland is a collection […]

MEDIA ALERT: BCCTV to screen new works on June 10 at the Hollywood Theatre

WHO: BCCTV on the Big Screen WHAT: A screening of short works created through a program at the Bud Clark Commons homeless service center WHEN: Monday June 10th at 7p.m. WHERE: Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy Boulevard NOTES: This screening is a culmination of the diverse works produced over the past year at a RACC-sponsored, […]

RACC seeks proposals for artistic projects in 2014

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) invites nonprofit organizations and individual artists in Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas Counties to submit proposals for artistic projects and cultural events planned for calendar year 2014. “Intent to Apply” forms must be submitted online – http://racc.org/GrantsOnline – by 5:00 p.m. on August 7, 2013.  RACC Project Grants support […]