Public Art Updates

Lone Fir Memorial Call to Artists

Metro Parks and Nature (Metro) and the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) invite an artist or artist team to submit qualifications for site-specific artwork(s) that will expand the visitor experience at a new memorial currently being designed at the historic Lone Fir Cemetery in Portland, Oregon. One artist/artist team will be selected to create […]

East County Library – Exterior Sculptures Artwork Opportunity

East County Library Exterior Sculpture Artworks Request for Qualifications Important Dates  April 4, 2024 – RFQ launch May 8, 2024 – Applications due May-early July 2024 – Panel review and artist selection (including interviews) July-October 2024 – Design Phase October 2024-October 2025 – Fabrication November-December 2025 – Artwork complete and installed Watch the Info Session […]

Multnomah County Library and Regional Arts & Culture Council announce community artist as part of diverse work at North Portland Library

Sadé DuBoise will focus on community input as part of artwork for library’s new Black Cultural Center Contact: Liz Sauer, Multnomah County Library Capital Building Projects Communications Manager, 971.350.8733, Contact: Meech Boakye, Communications Lead, Regional Arts & Culture Council, 503.823.5111, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 22, 2024 PORTLAND, OR. — Multnomah County Library […]

Thirty-three Artworks Inspired by the People and Places of Portland Selected for Purchase

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 11, 2024 Portland, Oregon — The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC), in partnership with the City of Portland, announces that 33 artworks by 26 artists have been selected for purchase through a competitive application and review process. Celebrating and taking inspiration from the people and places of Portland, the selected […]

Regional Arts & Culture Council and Port of Portland Announce Selection of PDX Phase 1 Terminal Redevelopment Artists

Left: Sanford Biggers, photography by Matthew Morrocco. Right: Yoonhee Choi, photography by Samuel Gehrke. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 16, 2023 Portland, OR – The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) in collaboration with the Port of Portland (Port) is pleased to announce the selection of two artists, Yoonhee Choi and Sanford Biggers. Both artists […]

Artists Chosen for Mural Project at Arbor Lodge Shelter Lead with a Community-Centric Approach

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 14, 2023 Meech Boakye, Communications Lead, RACC, Sophie May Hook, Public Art Project Manager, RACC, Portland, OR – The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC), in partnership with Multnomah County, the Joint Office of Homeless Services and Do Good Multnomah, proudly announces the selection of artists Lillyanne Pham (LP/she/they) […]

RACC Grantee Heléna Dupre Thompson’s “Unintentional Spectacles”

Laura Vincent Design & Gallery is a space in downtown Portland known since 2018 for its careful selection of contemporary artists. We visited to interview artist Heléna Dupre Thompson and view her exhibition Unintentional Spectacles, funded in part by a Make|Learn|Build grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC).  Thompson was raised in the […]