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Writer Barry Sanders Delivers 2009 Convocation Address

PNCA Faculty member and writer Barry Sanders delivers the 2009 Convocation address on September 1, one of four Cornerstone lectures that also includes Homecoming, the Edelman Lecture, and Commencement.

Sanders is the author most recently of The Green Zone: The Environmental Costs of Militarism. In 1998, Sanders was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize by the publisher HarperCollins for his book Alienable Rights: The Exclusion of African Americans in a White Man’s Land, 1619-2000.

Convocation | “Ha He Hi Ho Hu: A Very Brief History of Laughter”
12:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 1
PNCA Main Campus Building, Swigert Commons, 1241 N.W. Johnson St.

The event will also feature an informal centennial celebration, marking the day the doors first opened at PNCA (formerly the Museum Art School) in 1909.

Posted on 08/31 at 02:50 PM

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PNCA and Incubate win Merit Award from How Magazine


Pacific Northwest College of Art’s collaboration with Portland-based design studio Incubate on the redesign of its BFA recruitment materials has earned a Merit award in HOW magazine’s 2009 Promotion Design Awards.

The dual entry features a viewbook, expanded materials and envelope that together highlight PNCA’s vibrant culture, featuring work by PNCA students and alumni including illustrations and photography. The set also shows the College’s commitment to sustainability—it was printed with all soy-based inks and 100% recycled FSC-certified paper.

The College submitted its BFA recruitment materials along with “Incubate”:www.incubatedesign.com, an award-winning design studio led by Brian Acevedo, PNCA Faculty and Dylan Nelson. 

HOW”:http://www.howdesign.com/ is an influential graphic design magazine that “provides a practical mix of essential business information, up-to-date technological tips, the creative whys and hows behind noteworthy projects, and profiles of professionals who are influencing design,” according to its Web site.

Image (scan) courtesy of How Magazine

Posted on 08/21 at 05:18 PM

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Meet the Artists of PNCA: George Johanson

Meet the Artists of PNCA: George Johanson
2-4 p.m. Saturday, August 8

PNCA Faculty Emerati George Johanson will capture the essence of jazz duo Panorama in a portrait of the musicians as they play. Panorama features Fred Hard on bass and Jason Okamoto on guitar. Johanson moved to Portland from Seattle in 1946 to attend PNCA, then called the Museum Art School. He taught at the school and served as head of the printmaking department until his retirement.

The event is held in conjunction with the Portland Art Museum’s PNCA At 100 exhibit, now through September 13.

For more information, visit the “Portland Art Museum”:www.pam.org.

Posted on 08/07 at 12:40 PM

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Boundary Crossings Podcasts + Slideshow

Pacific Northwest College of Art was the setting for an innovative two-week institute, Boundary Crossings: An Institute for Contemporary Animated Arts.

The institute featured a range of public programs featuring internationally recognized animation scholars Prof. Dr. Suzanne Buchan, Paul Vester and Paul Wells, led by PNCA Intermedia Faculty and artist Rose Bond.

Listen to a Podcast of ““Interpreting Live Bait””:http://homeroom.pnca.edu/download/576548.

Listen to a Podcast of the lecture ““Re-Imagining Animation””:http://homeroom.pnca.edu/download/576549 with Author Paul Wells.

Listen to a Podcast of the panel discussion ““Beyond the Box””:http://homeroom.pnca.edu/download/576550.

Boundary Crossings was made possible in part by PNCA+FIVE.

Posted on 08/03 at 12:13 PM

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