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RACC's call for proposals opens

Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Laundry Maze (2013) by Shu-Ju Wang, documented the profession transitions recent immigrants to Portland made as they negotiated our countrys maze-like immigration process.

The Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC) has posted its annual call for proposals for artists and artist teams who create installation art. The deadline for submissions is Nov. 5. Complete guidelines for submitting a proposal can be found online at

racc.org/public-art/overview-opportunities.

Each fall, RACC invites artists currently living in Oregon and Washington to submit proposals for temporary installations in the lobby of the Portland Building in downtown Portland.

Since the program began in 1994, more than 160 installations by regional artists have been featured in the space. The coming season, which will run from March 2015 through February 2016, will commission eight new installations.

Proposals submitted will be reviewed by a volunteer selection panel and the finalists selected will receive honorariums to produce their four week long, site-specific exhibitions. The Installation Space Series is known for presenting some of Portland’s best interactive and experimental media.

This season, five of the eight slots available will be reserved for artists applying in the professional category; the other three will be reserved for student artists enrolled in a creative study program at the college level.

Statements and images for all installations dating from 1994 to the present can be viewed at racc.org/installationspace.

A general orientation, information and help session for those new to the proposal submission process will be held at the RACC offices, 411 NW Park Ave., suite 101, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 15.

Contact Keith Lachowicz at klachowicz to reserve a spot.

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