The Right Brain Initiative

The vision of The Right Brain Initiative is to achieve a measurable impact on learning by integrating the community’s arts and cultural resources into the education of every K-8 student in the region’s school districts. The Initiative is a collaboration among educators, parents, artists, local governments, business leaders, and donors who are working to achieve this vision in an equitable, systemic, and sustainable way. RACC serves as managing partner of the program.


Executive Director search update

With the retirement of our longtime executive director Eloise Damrosch, the RACC board has begun the process of finding her successor. We are committed to a transparent and inclusive search process resulting in the appointment of an outstanding individual to lead RACC in to the future and continue to realize our mission of enriching our communities […]

Celebrating the Art of Leadership class of 2016-17

On March 1, 2017  RACC celebrated the 2016-17 Art of Leadership cohort with a graduation reception sponsored by Columbia Trust Company. This year’s cohort participated in six half-day workshops from October through March, helping participants become board members for local nonprofit arts organizations. The series covers topics from finances to fundraising, strategic development to legal […]

Demo Artists wanted for Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts

The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts is seeking artists to demonstrate their artistic skills within our Open Show exhibit this June 23rd through 25th. We are looking for Painters, Photographers, Sculptors, Papermakers, Bookbinders, Ceramicists, Draftsmen, Weavers, etc. Any mediums are supported, and the more innovative, the better! You will need to have: • Experience […]

Festival Nation Charity League Liaison (Volunteer) for Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts

The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts is in need of a unique volunteer interested in coordinating communications between our festival and one of our key volunteer groups, the Nation Charity League (NCL). This position starts immediately, and can be completed almost entirely remotely! Your role: You would act as a vital liaison between the […]

Small Works: 40th Harper College National Juried Exhibition (IN)

Small Works is a national juried show of artwork no more than 24” in its largest dimension (including frame). All media are eligible except jewelry, film/video. All entries are judged from digital files. One $35 nonrefundable fee entitles each artist to submit up to three entries. Purchase awards may be available for accepted work. Accepted […]

Call for Emerging Curator Exhibition by NARS Foundation

NARS Foundation is currently accepting applications for our Emerging Curator Exhibition. The Emerging Curator Program offers an individual or curatorial collective the opportunity to curate a conceptually cohesive group show in the NARS Foundation Gallery. The aim of the program is to encourage new dialogue and to create a platform for emerging curators and artists […]

Call for Juried Solo Exhibition by NARS Foundation

NARS Foundation is currently accepting applications for our Juried Solo Exhibition. The aim of the Juried Solo Exhibition Program supports an individual artist to present a cohesive and compelling body of work in the NARS Gallery. Open to US and international artists, this juried open call provides emerging and under-represented artists with gallery space, curatorial, […]

Using Theatre to Change the Racial Ecology of Portland

By Bonnie Ratner, August Wilson Red Door Project Is it possible you missed Hands Up in 2016?  If so, you missed a powerful and relevant production and post show conversations that moved Portland’s discussions about diversity to a whole new level. Five thousand Portlanders, both traditional and non-traditional theatre-goers, saw Hands Up in theatres, community […]

Design Assistant Internship (paid)

A professional artist for over twenty years, Eugenia Pardue has showed her work internationally and has been collected by numerous corporations and individuals. She has commissioned works in the Presidential Suite in the Nines Hotel, Portland OR, Tiffany’s & Co., and The Ritz-Carlton Tyson Center in Washington DC. Pardue combines symbolism and innovation of the […]

Contemporary proposal for repurposed materials

Call for Art: Contemporary Proposal for Repurposed Materials Eligibility: Oregon Residents Deadline: 4/15/17 Seeking to establish pool of artists for gallery. Please submit link to website, up to 5 images of recent work, and less than 200 word proposal for repurposing materials into new work. Intended materials should be small enough to fit into shared […]

Right of Return USA Fellowship for formerly incarcerated artists

The Soze Agency is proud to announce the first year of the Right of Return USA Fellowship, funded by Open Philanthropy. This fellowship program will invest in formerly incarcerated artists to create original works that can further criminal justice reform in partnership with advocates and organizers. The first cohort will include five artists with diverse backgrounds, […]

Curator of Art and Community Engagement sought by High Desert Museum

High Desert Museum seeks a Curator of Art and Community Engagement to provide all aspects of research, exhibition creation, program development, and oversight of the High Desert Museum’s art collection. The Curator of Art and Community Engagement will have the intellectual vision and practical skills necessary to present, interpret and build a vibrant collection of […]

Call to Sculptors: Canby Civic Center and Public Library (Exterior Wall Sculptures)

The City of Canby has approved installation of 3 wall sculptures for the exterior wall of its newly finished Canby Civic Center and Public Library. The sculptures will enhance the public environment and promote understanding and enjoyment of public art. This is consistent with the history and culture of Canby and the role of the […]

Call to Artists: Sandy Mountain Festival (Sandy, OR)

One of the finest shows in the northwest, the Sandy Mountain Festival showcases the work of more than 120 artists each year in a wooded park in the middle of downtown Sandy, Oregon. Sandy is located about 30 miles east of Portland at the foot of Mt. Hood. With a population of about 10,000 residents, […]

Open Studios of Beavercreek

Open Studios of Beavercreek announces a call to local artists for participation in our 2017 June and October studio tours. These are juried shows. If you are a local artist and are interested in being part of this wonderful tour, or you live further away and would like to participate by being a guest artist, […]

Oregon City Festival of the Arts

The Three Rivers Artist Guild is presenting an arts, culture and heritage event known as the Oregon City Festival of the Arts (OCFOTA) on August 12 and 13, 2017, to be held at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive & Visitor Information Center located at 1726 Washington Street, Oregon City, OR 97045. As artists […]

Call for submissions Oregon City Public Library: Local Author Fair

Oregon City Public Library is happy to announce that we will be hosting a Local Author Fair on June 3, 2017. This event is an opportunity for local authors to promote, sell, and discuss their works with area residents, as well as network with other area writers. Authors who wish to participate must complete an […]

5/20-21 Caldera’s Arts Integration Symposium

Caldera is once again offering a professional development opportunity for Oregon high-school and middle-school teachers in a beautiful setting with top-rate arts instructors and arts integration specialists. Teachers are eligible for 15 PDUs and one credit of continuing education through Oregon State University – Cascades Campus (teachers must register with OSU separately). Caldera’s Arts Integration Symposium […]

Call for submissions by Grapefruits, an experimental art space

Grapefruits is an artist-run space that features experimental, low-tech, and radical work from emerging artists. Grapefruits is now accepting submissions from artists for exhibition in late 2017. Please visit the gallery during our open hours (Friday and Saturday 12-6pm) to see the current exhibition, meet the curator, and check out our space. This will help […]

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