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Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589

fax: 503-823-3596

1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Representing Our Portland

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) wants your paper artwork – prints, drawings, paintings on paper, and photographs that best represent the diversity and uniqueness of Portland.

Selected artwork will be purchased by the Visual Chronicle of Portland collection, which is part of our Public Arts Collection. The Chronicle shares images of daily life in Portland, and represents Portland’s uniqueness. Pieces from the collection will be proudly displayed and rotated among City of Portland and Multnomah County buildings.

No artwork is excluded from entry; however the Chronicle has plenty of art showing off Portland’s bridges, the Rose Parade, Washington Park, and other Portland icons. The collection has far less artwork that references people and places outside of downtown and mainstream Portland. Works will be selected based upon how well they match the purpose and spirit of the Visual Chronicle.

Add to the “full picture” of Portland by submitting your artwork to RACC by July 15.

To learn more about RACC or the Visual Chronicle of Portland collection contact Keith Lachowicz at (503) 823-5404 or visit RACC’s website.

Artwork by Isaka Shamsud-Din, Matthew’s Place, 1996. Courtesy of the Regional Arts & Culture Council