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Telling the Story of Portland – Mayor’s Office Native Art Project

August 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free
Online, N/A, Portland, OR 97207

The Portland Mayor’s office, working in partnership with the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, is looking to showcase the work of 3-4 Native artists. The theme is to tell a story of the Indigenous Peoples in the Portland Metropolitan area, past, present, and future. Selected artwork will be purchased for the City of Portland’s art collection and will be installed in the lobby of the Mayor’s office.

[Application Form]

INTENTION:

In an effort to increase Native American visibility and convey a more equitable perspective of Portland’s history, artwork created by Native artists will replace portraits of previous mayors that are currently displayed in the entrance to the Mayor’s office. These works will tell the stories of the past, present and future of the city as expressed through the eyes of Native artists. Knowing that truthful storytelling can unify and build community relations, Mayor Wheeler is dedicated to showcasing Native art throughout the city while building stronger relationships with tribal nations and the urban native community.

SITE DESCRIPTION:

  • Three to four small works of art will be installed on the wall marking the entrance to the mayor’s office.
  • Overall dimension of the wall is 9 feet high by 10 feet wide.

ARTIST ELIGIBILITY:

  • Artist applicant must be over the age of 18                                
  • Applicants must currently reside in the United States.
  • New and emerging artists and transitional aged youth are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants should be an enrolled member or citizen of a federally recognized or state-recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native corporation, or first or second degree descendent. Applicants will be asked to describe their tribal affiliation or ancestry in a narrative.
  • Artists do not have to reside in the Portland metropolitan area, but should be able to demonstrate deep ties and connections to the Portland metropolitan area and local Native community.

TYPE OF ARTWORK:

  • New or existing two-dimensional work or wall mounted three-dimensional work with a depth of no more than 6 inches
  • Overall size of each work should be no larger than 24 inches wide and 72 inches high.

AWARD:

  • $2,000 for each artwork chosen.
  • Artists will be responsible for any taxes imposed on this purchase amount.

COPYRIGHT:

The exclusive legal rights of the artwork will remain with the artist while the artwork will become part of the city’s public art collection. The city will retain a non-exclusive license to copy or reproduce the artwork for standard collection purposes including education and publicity but may not copy or reproduce the artwork for commercial purposes without seeking permission from the copyright holder (artist).

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Artist’s bio [500 word limit]
  • Narrative about the Artist’s tribal affiliation / ancestry and their ties and connections to the Portland metropolitan area and local Native community [500 word limit]
  • Statement of work [300 word limit]
  • Website links if available
  • Image and description of artwork(s) available for purchase (limited to no more than 3 submissions per applicant); include title, size, medium, and date.
  • Additional work samples may be requested by the City Advisory Committee

Venue

Online
N/A
Portland, OR 97207

Organizer

Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF)
Phone:
360-334-7266
Website:
https://www.nativeartsandcultures.org