This is a great article about public art in Portland, Oregon, take a look. Percent-for-Art: a point of pride in Portland Portland’s Regional Arts and Culture Council is one of the best organizations I have ever been fortunate enough to work with. The Rippling Wall project for Fire Station 21 on the East Bank of the Willamette was a dream come true for me, and there are very few metropolitan arts organizations that would take a risk on someone like me for a project like this. Not only did they embrace me and my work but have helped the project gain national attention. For this I can never say thanks enough, especially to Peggy Kendellen and Keith Lachowicz, who were a huge help to me. Peggy Kendellen is on of the best project managers an artist could work with.
The organization’s 30th anniversary is approaching and they have a number of exciting events planned, please take some time to check out the article and see what impact a really great art organization can have on a community and its creative people. Here is a link to their newsletter Art Notes July 2015