WHAT WE DO
PSAA offers a range of professional and educational services, including mural painting, event signage, live event paintings, auto painting, graphic design, customized tours, and more.
Art Kiosks would be a designated place for free public expression at City Repair Intersections; where people can share their art and ideas with others. This project was inspired by the (de)Appropriation Wall in San Francisco. In partnership with City Repair and PBOT, PSAA has a solid plan of how to build these structures. If you have any resources available that could help support this community project, please contact us!
A series of free bike tours of public art in Portland, produced by independent researcher Marc Moscato, in conjunction with PSAA. Tours would guide the public in viewing and experiencing more than 20 works of public art around Portland. Watch the pitch video we submitted to PICA's Precipice Fund.
With the help of Kohel Haver and support from Commissioner Nick Fish, PSAA would submit a proposal to Portland Parks & Recreation to adopt a new public art program, where rotating art murals are painted on racquetball walls. Programmed walls can be an effective approach to graffiti-management and community-building.
Many cities use their utility boxes as canvases, displaying colorful and interesting artworks. PSAA has proposed to RACC that the city could really benefit from opening up this as a public space for art. We advocate for a new program where local and visiting artists paint utility boxes around the city.
IN THE COMMUNITY & MEDIA
In 2017, PSAA director Tiffany Conklin took part in a panel presentation at Portland State University that focused on the Intersections of Activism and Effective Nonviolent Action Tactics. This event was hosted by the Peace Action Exhibition & PSU Students United for Nonviolence. Read more here.
PSAA director Tomás Alfredo Valladares presented at the 2017 Regional Arts and Culture Council's conference for PacNW public art managers and professionals. This included moderating discussions about how to best balance local and international art, manage mural festivals, and how to build stronger, more supportive, inclusive and resilient art communities. PSAA's presentation included highlighting a few Oregon street artists.
PSAA partnered with Stay.com to develop the Portland for Art Lovers Guide. PSAA choose to highlight a variety of the community's favorite local galleries, art organizations, and museums.
PSAA partnered with Stay.com to develop the Street Art in Portland tour as part of their Portland Guide series. These guides are travel recommendations by qualified locals that are meant to inspire travelers to discover the best spots in cities.
On May 22nd, 2013, PSAA co-founders Tomas Valladares and Tiffany Conklin, along with local mural artist and creative space activist N.O. Bonzo, are interviewed by KBOO’s Kathleen Stephenson about promoting creative interventions in public spaces and current graffiti management approaches in Portland, Oregon.
2013 interview with PSAA director Tiffany Conklin by Talk Radio’s Lisa Loving, about Portland’s restrictive mural laws and an incident that happened when a visiting nationally-known street artist is confronted by Portland’s graffiti task force police while painting an owner-approved mural. Listener call-in’s from The Lost Cause and Tomas Valladares too!
A 2013 Portland State University Vanguard article about graffiti and street art in Portland, including an interview with PSAA directors.