News Archive

Convocation Speaker Announced

The 2010 Convocation 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 opens 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

Join Torie Nguyen and Cathy Pitters for Craftacular, a free community craft night on August 31 at 6 pm at Museum of Contemporary Craft. Learn how to make your own custom merit badges to represent your favorite activities in life.

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.

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 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. Featuring more than 20 acclaimed guest speakers, the lecture series is open to the public and complements the Visual Studies and Applied Craft and Design MFA programs.

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.

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, 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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