Hillsboro, Oregon — The City of Hillsboro Public Art Program announces an opportunity for artists to become part of Hillsboro’s Public Art Collection. Underscoring the City’s pride in its creative community, a work of art is purchased for the City’s collection, and is displayed in the Civic Center Auditorium. Archival prints of the artwork are presented as the official gift to dignitaries and business leaders from around the world, as a unique expression of the City’s inventive spirit.
In its seventh year, the Picture Hillsboro project has become a treasured annual tradition for the City. This year’s selection has an increased commission allowance, raised to $750 from the previous $500. Finalists will be invited to display their work for a three-month exhibit from January through March, 2018 in the City of Hillsboro Civic Center auditorium, prominently on view at City Council and public events.
Artists may submit two-dimensional artwork that represents the characteristic landscape, city views, people and places of Hillsboro. The purchase price cannot exceed $750. Those interested in applying should go to Hillsboro-oregon.gov/PublicArt to download application materials. All artists are eligible, but Hillsboro artists are especially encouraged to apply. The deadline is Monday, December 11, 2017.
Hillsboro Public Art is a program of the Hillsboro Parks and Recreation Department. More information about Hillsboro’s Public Art Program can be found atwww.hillsboro-oregon.gov/publicart.