PNCA News

Convocation Speaker Announced

The 2010 “Convocation”:http://www.pnca.edu/exposure/calendar.php?event_id=1545&list_type=9&cat=1&year=2010 address on September 9 will be given by Jane Beebe, Owner and Director of PDX Contemporary Art.

Posted on 08/26 at 03:32 PM

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Explore the Museum's Archives In New Exhibition

Collateral Matters: Selections by Kate Bingaman-Burt and Clifton Burt opens Thursday, August 26 at Museum of Contemporary Craft. Learn about institutional identity and trends in Northwest graphic design through invoices, invitations and other Museum ephemera in an interactive exhibition.

Posted on 08/24 at 09:44 AM

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Craftacular Takes a Walk Down Scout Camp Lane

Get your craft on summer camp-style with vintage-inspired merit badges! Torie Nguyen and Cathy Pitters from Crafty Wonderland will lead a workshop guiding you through the steps to make embroidered patches that will bring you back to your days at scout camp. The project involves taking fabric circles and embellishing them with simple embroidered images depicting your favorite activities—think camping, biking, sewing, etc. Fabric pens will also be on hand for those who don’t feel handy with a needle and thread. Come join us for some old school fun! Make something, meet new people and help craft a community in a positive, creative environment.

Torie Nguyen and Cathy Pitters run Crafty Wonderland, Portland’s semi-annual art and craft extravaganza, and are both members of the collective PDX Super Crafty.

Torie makes jewelry under the name Totinette when she’s not taking care of her daughter. She is passionate about handmade goods, mid-century modern architecture, tea, and planting flowers.

Cathy is a mom, artist and seamstress. She runs her business, Bossa Nova Baby, out of her flamingo pink craft bunker in her basement. She creates one of a kind, vintage-inspired clothing and accessories that she sells in shops and craft fairs across the country.

View in Calendar.

Supported by Etsy and the Cyan PDX Cultural Residency Program.

Posted on 08/24 at 09:31 AM

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Morph/Shift Features 14 Abstract and Non-Objective Painters

As we approach the 100th anniversary of abstract and non-objective painting, it seems a particularly apt time to reflect upon the work being done today. The abstract epoch finds its roots in the Romantic painting innovations of the Impressionist and Expressionists with other early influences including mysticism and scientific color theory. It soon progressed through Concrete art and geometric abstraction followed by Abstract Expressionism, monochrome abstractions, Op art, Minimalism and right up to the so called death of painting in the late 60’s and early 70’s with the dematerialization of the art object. However, painting never died and looking at the plethora of exciting paintings today, it’s silly to think some had already written its obituary.

Curated by Kelly Rauer and Mack McFarland, Morph/Shift looks at 14 Portland artists who are working within the realm of abstract and non-objective painting. Among this new guard of innovative and rigorous painters, the artistic approaches vary from process-driven minimalist gestures, conceptual abstractions and traditional notions of “to abstract”, with each artist pressing for a new understanding.

The exhibition is on view August 30-September 26 in the Swigert Commons of the PNCA Main Campus Building. An opening reception will take place September 2 at 6 pm.

Featured Artists: Timothy Scott Dalbow, Jesse Durost, Jacqueline Ehlis, Alex Felton & Kevin Abell, Derek Franklin, Matt Green, Midori Hirose, Lindsay Kennedy, Ruth Lantz, Meg Peterson, Blair Saxon-Hill, Alex Steckly, Bradley Streeper.

Posted on 08/24 at 09:16 AM

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PNCA Fall Building Hours

Beginning next Monday, August 30, Fall Hours will be in effect all all PNCA Buildings.

PNCA Main Campus Building
M-F 7am-10pm
Sat 8am-10pm
Sun 8am-10pm

Office hours
M-F 9am – 5pm

Posted on 08/23 at 01:50 PM

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New Student Orientation

PNCA foundation students and transfer students are invited to attend “Orientation”:http://www.pnca.edu/exposure/calendar.php?event_id=1555&list_type=08&cat=1&year=2010 August 26-27. During this time, you will be introduced to key people and resources to help you navigate your way through PNCA’s educational experience.

Posted on 08/16 at 10:38 AM

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2010-2011 Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series

PNCA is pleased to announce the schedule for the 2010-2011 Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series, presented by ZGF Architects LLP. Unless otherwise noted, Visual Studies lectures are held in the Commons, Applied Craft and Design lectures are held at The Bison Building and lectures begin at 6:30 pm. For detailed information about each lecture, visit the PNCA Calendar.

September 9, 2010
APPLIED CRAFT AND DESIGN
Jonathan Barnbrook

September 16, 2010
VISUAL STUDIES
Bob Nickas

September 23, 2010
APPLIED CRAFT AND DESIGN
Andy Brayman

October 13, 2010
VISUAL STUDIES
Lunchtime Lecture, 12:30 pm
Mary Weatherford, PNCA MFA Caldera Artist-in-Residence

October 14, 2010
VISUAL STUDIES
Lunchtime Lecture, 12:30 pm
Guillermo E. Brown, PNCA MFA Caldera Artist-in-Residence

October 21, 2010
APPLIED CRAFT AND DESIGN
Gerhardt Knodel

October 28, 2010
VISUAL STUDIES
Wallace Whitney

October 29, 2010
VISUAL STUDIES
Lunchtime Lecture, 12:30 pm
Caldera Report: Caldera Students, Mary Weatherford, Guillermo E. Brown and Joan Handwerg

November 11, 2010
VISUAL STUDIES
Nayland Blake

November 18, 2010
APPLIED CRAFT AND DESIGN
Gabriel Craig

December 9, 2010
VISUAL STUDIES
Eileen Quinlan

January 20, 2011
VISUAL STUDIES
Alejandro Cesarco

January 27, 2011
APPLIED CRAFT AND DESIGN
Emily Pilloton

February 10, 2011
VISUAL STUDIES
CANCELED: Dan Attoe

February 17, 2011
APPLIED CRAFT AND DESIGN
Lew Oliver

February 24, 2011
VISUAL STUDIES
Tavares Strachan

March 3, 2011
APPLIED CRAFT AND DESIGN
Sonya Clark

March 10, 2011
APPLIED CRAFT AND DESIGN
Robin Petravic and Catherine Bailey

March 17, 2011
APPLIED CRAFT AND DESIGN | CRAFTPERSPECTIVES LECTURE
In conjunction with Laurie Herrick: Weaving Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
Elissa Auther

March 31, 2011
VISUAL STUDIES
Andrea Bowers

April 14, 2011
VISUAL STUDIES
Laura Heyman

April 21, 2011
APPLIED CRAFT AND DESIGN
CANCELED: Bryan Bell

The 2010-2011 Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series is supported by PNCA+FIVE (Ford Institute for Visual Education)

Posted on 08/11 at 12:25 PM

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I Heart Art: Portland Connects Handmade Artists to Buyers

Sixty handmade artists will have two minutes each with 20 retail buyers at I Heart Art: Portland’s Mixer Match on September 1. Applications for participants are accepted through August 13.

Posted on 08/06 at 09:13 AM

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M5 Exhibition Now on View in Feldman Gallery

M5 explores the intersections and mutual interests of five artists who have exhibited at Brooklyn’s Minus Space and two of the Northwest’s most historically relevant abstract practitioners. Curated by Jeff Jahn, the exhibition is on view through August 22.

Read the full press release.

Posted on 08/02 at 02:27 PM

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Oregonian Touts PNCA & Museum Success

Tuesday’s Oregonian featured “Craft Museum’s Design for Living”:http://www.oregonlive.com/art/index.ssf/2010/07/the_museum_of_contemporary_cra.html, an article addressing the current state of the Museum of Contemporary Craft’s successful integration with PNCA.

Posted on 08/02 at 02:27 PM

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