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Peter Schoonmaker Appointed Chair of MFA in Collaborative Design

Illahee founder and environmental scientist Dr. Peter Schoonmaker was appointed Chair of PNCA’s new MFA in Collaborative Design. “Let’s face it,” Schoonmaker says, “science and policy are stuck with regard to many environmental and social challenges. We need help from art and design.” Read the press release.

Posted on 07/12 at 05:10 PM

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Intermation Opens

The Feldman Gallery + Project Space in conjunction with Boundary Crossings hosts Intermation, an exhibition examining the relationship between the animated image and the screen, including examples of still photography and interactive installations based on the mechanisms of video games.

Posted on 07/07 at 11:11 AM

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MFA Visual Studies First Year Show

Students from the MFA in Visual Studies celebrate their first year of studio and course work in an exhibition featuring sculpture, performance, painting, video, installation and more.  Opens July 9, 6-9pm at DISJECTA.

Posted on 07/07 at 11:03 AM

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Publication Studio

In recent articles on Design Observer and Bookforum, Portland’s tiny but powerful Publication Studio is the subject of great interest, including an interview with founder Matthew Stadler and a look into internship-turned-job for PNCA alumna Antonia Pinter ‘11.

Posted on 06/29 at 09:59 AM

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Student Work at New BikeBar

MFA Alumnus David Boekelheide ‘11 recently designed a series of pendant lamps out of Hopworks growlers for the new BikeBar on N. Williams. Read more on Untitled, PNCA’s online magazine.

Posted on 06/27 at 09:55 AM

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Ai Weiwei Released

Chinese authorities have released controversial artist Ai Weiwei after nearly three months of detention for “economic crimes” despite outcry and many appeals from the international arts community. Ai is an outspoken dissident of Chinese government and often incorporates political commentary into his work.

Posted on 06/23 at 09:29 AM

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Elizabeth Whelan, Artist-in-Residence

Textile designer Elizabeth Whelan works in residence at Museum of Contemporary Craft in conjunction with Laurie Herrick: Weaving Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. Whalen will weave a prototype inspired by Herrick’s shawls.

Posted on 06/20 at 11:18 AM

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Open Spaces Panel Discussion

On June 24, Illahee and PNCA present a panel discussion with the editors of Open Spaces, featuring Angus Duncan, Richard Benner and Ed Sheets, who will discuss three perspectives on regional innovation.

Posted on 06/20 at 11:08 AM

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Jessica Helfand and Kate Bingaman-Burt in Conversation

I Heart Art: Portland presents a special Salon Discussion on June 16 with visiting designer and journalist Jessica Helfand and local designer and illustrator Kate Bingaman-Burt. They will discuss visual biography as it relates to scrapbooks, American history and pop culture.

Posted on 06/15 at 09:52 AM

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Last Days of Thesis Exhibitions

The 2011 Thesis Exhibitions are drawing to a close this week and next. Be sure to visit the BFA Thesis Exhibition on campus, the MFA in Visual Studies Exhibition in the Goldsmith Blocks and the MFA in Applied Craft and Design Practicum Exhibition at the Galleria before it’s too late.

Posted on 06/13 at 10:29 AM

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Portland Craft Party

I Heart Art: Portland presents the Portland Craft Party, a celebration of all things craft that benefits Japan Earthquake Relief on June 10, in conjunction with Etsy’s worldwide 2011 Craft Party.

Posted on 06/07 at 12:46 PM

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PNCA Breaks Gala Record

This year’s gala surpassed Spring fundraising records as guests contributed sponsorships and special appeal gifts totaling over $440,000 to PNCA and Museum of Contemporary Craft. Contributions support students, faculty, exhibitions and programs. Read the press release.

Posted on 06/06 at 10:16 AM

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Around the Center

With over 80 years of combined association with The Gallery at Museum of Contemporary Craft, the wood and metal work of three artists—Dale Larson, William Moore and Greg Wilbur—is featured for the month of June.

Posted on 06/06 at 10:16 AM

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Gala: Mixed Media on Pavement

The 2011 gala that benefits PNCA and Museum of Contemporary Craft is June 4, featuring a unique format and a special After Party with dancing and special guests until midnight. Learn more about the event and order your tickets now.

Posted on 05/31 at 12:24 PM

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June First Thursday

Visit PNCA, MoCC, the Goldsmith Blocks and the Galleria this Thursday and see the Thesis Exhibitions, Learn to Read Art, Laurie Herrick and much more.

Posted on 05/31 at 12:18 PM

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2011 Commencement Award Winners

MFA in Visual Studies


Departmental Award: Tyler Stuart
Thesis Exhibition Award: Daniel Glendening
Graduate Speaker: Elizabeth Malaska
Faculty Award: Elizabeth Malaska
Chair’s Award: Michael Welsh

MFA in Applied Craft and Design


Applied Craft and Design Program Award: Jason Lee Starin
Practicum Award: Julie Pointer
Graduation Speaker: Julie Pointer
Applied Craft and Design Post-graduate Fellowship: Matthew Williams

BFA Departmental Awards


The Ed and Sandy Martin Merit Sculpture Award in Honor of Manuel Izquierdo 
Jax Gise          
                                                                             
The Lloyd Reynolds Award for Illustration
Dominic De Venuta    

The David J. Thompson Memorial Scholarship Award for Communication Design
Mel Larsen      

The CS Price Award for Painting
Will Schneider-White                                    
     
The Intermedia Departmental Award
Morgan Ritter
               
The Photography Departmental Award                               
Finn Paul
                           
Printmaking Departmental Award
Antonia Pinter
                                                         
The GFA Departmental Award             
Robin Milliken

The Liberal Arts Departmental Award                                                   
Dominic De Venuta

BFA Thesis Exhibition Awards


The William Givler Fine Arts Thesis Award
Brian Colombo

The William Givler Design Arts Thesis Award                   
Christopher Bodven                                                                              

The Abraham and Anna C. Helman Thesis Award for best of show
Morgan Ritter    

The 2011 Liberal Arts Thesis Writing Award
Casey Browne

Posted on 05/25 at 01:35 PM

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Honorary Degrees Awarded at 2011 Commencement

PNCA awarded Doctor of Art Honoris Causa degrees to three long-time friends of the College at this year’s commencement ceremony: Al Solheim, the late Harold Schnitzer and his wife, Arlene Schnitzer. Read more in President Tom Manley’s remarks.

Posted on 05/24 at 12:26 PM

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2011 Thesis Exhibitions

PNCA proudly presents the thesis work of the Class of 2011, representing the culmination of their education at the College. Over 100 students graduate this year with BFA and MFA degrees. Each exhibition will host a First Thursday reception on June 2, 6–9 pm. See below for detailed dates, times and locations.

BFA Thesis Exhibition

MFA in Visual Studies Thesis Exhibition

MFA in Applied Craft and Design Practicum Exhibition

Posted on 05/23 at 10:45 AM

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Summer Hours

New summer hours are now in effect. The College will be open late for the graduation and Thesis opening on Sunday, May 22. 

Monday-Friday | 8am-10pm
Saturday | 9am-6pm
Sunday | 1pm-6pm

The College will be closed on Memorial Day, May 30.

Posted on 05/20 at 11:42 AM

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