Faculty members Ellen Lesperance and David Eckard have received 2015 Fellowship Awards from the Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC). The award comes with a cash grant of $20,000.
Congratulations to the PNCA alumni selected for the Rainmaker Artist Residency, a 12-month program that provides studio space and professional development to support recent MFA recipients from Oregon colleges and universities. Jonathan Gann, Michael Horwitz, Leif J. Lee, and Kaila Farrell-Smith will all participate in this residency founded by alumna Jane Schiffhauer.
Congratulations are in order for two distinguished alumni. Margaret Synan-Russell ‘89 and Arvie Smith ‘85 will receive professional awards from the Oregon Art Education Association.
Recent grad Lou Watson a finalist for Seattle Art Museum Betty Bowen Award
PNCA alumna Molly Mendoza‘s image “My Line Our Vibe!” has been awarded the $5000 Rockstar Games Award. Mendoza was one of three PNCA students whose work was selected for the 2015 Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition in New York. The others were Alyssa Van Hulle and Cate Andrews. Mendoza also had work selected for the 2014 Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition.
Mendoza completed her studies in the fall of 2014. She was a Lemelson Scholar, recipient of a prestigious scholarship. She has already created work for Adobe, Nautilus, and the NYTimes, and has had her work highlighted by the influential blog The Fox is Black.
This is the second time in three years a PNCA Illustration student has received one of the select awards; Samantha Mash received it in 2012-13.
Read this longer story from 2014 about Mendoza on UNTITLED.
Works by three PNCA students were selected for the 2015 Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition in New York.
Molly Mendoza’s works “Saturn” and “My Line Our Vibe” (ink and digital color), Alyssa Van Hulle’s “Sami School” (ink and digital color) and Cate Andrews’ “Cover Redesign for ‘Gathering Blue’” (ink and digital manipulation).
Every year since 1981 the Society has held the Student Scholarship Competition. Approximately three hundred works are chosen from more than 9,000 entries submitted by illustration professors nationwide. A jury of professional peers, including illustrators and art directors, selects the most outstanding works created throughout the year. Pieces are accepted based on the quality of technique, concept, and skill of medium used. From the Society’s endowment, and through generous contributions from private and corporate donors, scholarship awards are granted to about 25 students. In the last 30 years, the Society has awarded over $1,500,000 to deserving students in this unique competition.
Scholarship awards will be announced in the coming weeks, with the opening reception taking place at the Gallery of American Illustration in NYC in May. The show will be on display through the beginning of June.
PNCA alumnus Cris Moss ‘99 has been appointed Director of U of O’s premier Portland exhibition space, the White Box gallery. Read more…
Classes start Monday, February 2, 2015 in the newly renovated Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design. Read more…
Work which illuminates the past of Old Town by Laura Heit. Read more…
Ellen Lesperance, faculty member, has received a grant from the Art Matters Foundation. Read more…
Anna Lensch is a sophomore illustration student making her second debut on the cover of a stem cell journal called, Stem Cell Reports, published by Cell Press.
Launching tomorrow: MFA in Collaborative Design class project with Hack Oregon makes campaign finance data accessible and easy to understand. Read more…
President Tom Manley interviewed about the power of creativity and PNCA’s new campus. Read more…
The many PNCA programs, panels, and performances for Design Week Portland. Read more…
John Summerson (‘15) has been awarded the $5000 grand prize in LG’s Art of the Pixel competition. Read more…
Finalists for the 2015 Contemporary Northwest Art Awards include PNCA alumna and instructor Samantha Wall MFA ‘11 and faculty member, Ellen Lesperance. Read more…
M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust encourages final stretch donations to PNCA’s capital campaign with top-off challenge grant. Read more…
PNCA’s renovation of its new home, The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design, is taking giant steps towards completion. The Portland Business Journal recently did a photo tour and captured some of the beautiful details.
PNCA student John Summerson is one of the recently named Princess Grace award winners and then late last week LG Electronics announced Summerson as a finalist in its Art of the Pixel new-media competition. read more
President Tom Manley spoke about public/private partnerships in real estate at the Better Bricks awards breakfast. Read more…
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