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The region’s public art enlivens urban and rural landscapes and promotes dialogue among people of all ages and backgrounds. Through a variety of public-private partnerships, RACC helps acquire and maintain community-owned artworks in public places. A Public Art Advisory Committee oversees RACC’s public art program, which is among the oldest and most highly regarded public art programs in the country.

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Coming to the Portland Building Installation Space: “The Bridge, 1910,” an installation by Benz and Chang, September 19 – October 14.

The artists known as Benz and Chang will present a site-specific installation in the Portland Building lobby starting September 19th. The project, titled The Bridge, 1910, is a visual homage to the work crews that built the Hawthorne Bridge, Portland’s oldest existing river crossing. Inspired by a historical photo Benz discovered in the City of […]

Celebrating four years of “Forest For the Trees” mural fest

Over 60 murals in 4 years.  Forest For the Trees returns to Portland with 7 new public art works. North, South, East and West, for the last four years “Forest For the Trees” has been responsible for bringing domestic and international artists to Portland for the purpose of creating public art.  For this year’s installment, […]

RACC Opportunity: Public Art Mural funding

The Regional Arts & Culture Council is now accepting applications for mural funding through its Public Art Murals Program. Applications are due the first Wednesday of every month. There are two routes to creating a community mural in Portland: The Public Art Murals Program is funded by the City of Portland and administered by the Regional Arts […]

RACC Opportunity: Public Art Mural funding

The Regional Arts & Culture Council is now accepting applications for mural funding through its Public Art Murals Program. Applications are due the first Wednesday of every month. There are two routes to creating a community mural in Portland: The Public Art Murals Program is funded by the City of Portland and administered by the Regional Arts […]

RACC Opportunity: Request for Qualifications for the RACC Mural Roster

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) in Portland, Oregon, invites artists living in Oregon and Washington to submit qualifications for a roster of artists qualified to create murals. Artists remain on the roster for three years, after which time they will be asked to reapply. The deadline for submitting application materials is the first […]

RACC Opportunity: Request for Qualifications for the RACC Mural Roster

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) in Portland, Oregon, invites artists living in Oregon and Washington to submit qualifications for a roster of artists qualified to create murals. Artists remain on the roster for three years, after which time they will be asked to reapply. The deadline for submitting application materials is the first […]

RACC Opportunity: Oregon Zoo

On behalf of the Oregon Zoo and Metro Regional Government in Portland, Oregon, the Regional Arts & Culture Council invites artists/teams to submit qualifications for a percent-for-art commission for the Central Plaza / Polar Passage at the Oregon Zoo. The site for public art will be at the heart of the zoo’s 64 acres and […]

Yelena Roslaya brings “Visual Sound” to the Portland Building, July 5 – August 5

PORTLAND, ORE – Multimedia artist Yelena Roslaya works to represent sound visually. “The idea of visually displaying sound is inspired by my experience with hearing-motion synesthesia, which occurs when one sense triggers another…personally it happens whenever I see implied motion or energy. I want to share this experience with viewers through my installation at the Portland […]

Reception on June 21 celebrates 30 years of The Visual Chronicle of Portland

Tuesday, June 21 6:45 – 8:00 p.m. at the Regional Arts & Culture Council 411 NW Park Avenue, Suite 101 RSVP Salvador Mayoral at smayoral@racc.org A special collection: As many already know, The Visual Chronicle of Portland is a collection of original works on paper that portray artists’ perceptions of what makes Portland unique. The collection […]

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. To learn more about the submission guidelines, click here. Deadline for submissions is Monday, July 25, 2016. The Visual Chronicle of Portland is a city-owned collection of original works on […]

RACC seeks submissions for the “Visual Chronicle of Portland”

PORTLAND, ORE — 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. Deadline for submissions is Monday, July 25, 2016. The Visual Chronicle of Portland is a city-owned collection of original works on paper that portray artists’ perceptions of […]

Call for RFQ: Oregon Art in Public Places Roster

National and international artists are invited to submit qualifications for the Oregon Art in Public Places Roster. The Oregon Arts Commission/OAC in Salem, Oregon, and the Regional Arts & Culture Council/RACC in Portland, Oregon, manage the percent for art programs for the State of Oregon, Multnomah County, and City of Portland. The Roster is a resource […]

RACC Opportunity: Night Lights

Night Lights is seeking artists to apply for the 2016-2017 season to present new or recently developed works. The call is open to individual artists, collectives or curators in Oregon to submit works to be shown in October, November, or February. Submissions of recently developed works will receive an honorarium of $1,000. The program is […]

RACC Opportunity: Call for Artists—The Visual Chronicle of Portland

Beginning June 10, 2016,  RACC is seeking works on paper—prints, drawings, paintings on paper and photographs—to purchase for the Visual Chronicle of Portland collection. The Visual Chronicle of Portland is a collection of original works on paper that portray artists’ perceptions of what makes Portland, Oregon, unique. The Chronicle is owned by the City, and […]

RACC Public Art Opportunity: Natural Grocers

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) in Portland, Oregon, invites visual artists and graphic designers living in the Portland Metropolitan Region (Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas counties) to submit qualifications for two site specific exterior wallworks for a new Natural Grocers opening in Spring 2017 at NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd and NE Alberta St.  Artists will […]

Artist in Residence at the Portland Archives and Records Center

RACC has tapped artist Sabina Zeba Haque to be part of a year-long residency at the Portland Archives and Records Center (PARC). The artist will collaborate with PARC staff to explore Portland neighborhoods east of 82nd Avenue and to unravel the history of exclusion and inclusion in this community. This is the second in a […]

First Thursday Night Lights

Thirteen multidisciplinary artists enrolled in the University of Oregon’s BFA Digital Arts program in Portland, Oregon who call themselves Sunny Side Up, will project their work for the April 7, 2016, First Thursday Night Lights. Their work spans several medias, including graphic design, illustration, programming, animation, interactive design, photography, drawing, installation and beyond. They say, […]

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