The Public Art Program includes opportunities for local, regional, national and international artists for both permanent and temporary projects. Whenever possible there will be an open call to artists to submit their qualifications.
9.19.16 - Call for Submissions for “Picture Hillsboro” Purchase
The City of Hillsboro is seeking submissions of two-dimensional works of art to become part of Hillsboro’s Public Art Collection. Limited edition archival reproductions of the original will then be presented as gifts to dignitaries visiting Hillsboro and during the official City trips throughout the world. Designating artwork as an official gift emphasizes Hillsboro’s pride in its creative community.
Selection Criteria (download full version)
Existing two-dimensional artwork is eligible for submission. The artwork should represent the characteristic landscape, city views, people and/or places of Hillsboro.
The purchase price cannot exceed $500.
Finalists will be selected for an exhibition in the City of Hillsboro Civic Center auditorium where the City Council meets. The work for purchase will be selected from the finalists on view. (Note: If the work is selected as a finalist, it must be delivered ready to hang. The purchase price does not have to include the frame.)