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.
Departmental awards were granted to the top graduates in each program at the 2011 commencement ceremony. PNCA congratulates these honored alumni and the entire class of 2011.
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.
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. Learn more about the 2011 Thesis Exhibitions.
New summer hours are now in effect. The College will be open late for the graduation and Thesis opening on Sunday, May 22.
The 2011 Commencement Address will be delivered by alumna Julia Fish ’76 whose Threshold paintings were featured in the 2010 Whitney Biennial.
The Open Engagement conference, May 13–15, is an initiative of Portland State University’s Art and Social Practice MFA concentration. With renowned visiting artists and three days of intense programming, this year’s conference reaches throughout the Portland arts community.
Art writer Lisa Radon recently reviewed the work of PNCA Faculty member and video artist Stephen Slappe for the Oregon Arts Commission. “Slappe puts you right in the middle of it,” she writes. Slappe is an assistant professor in Intermedia at PNCA.
PNCA congratulates Samantha Wall ’11 (MFA Visual Studies), recipient of an MFA grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation and participant in First Look III, an annual exhibition at Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art showcasing work from 12 outstanding MFA students.
PNCA and Literary Arts have announced a partnership on a Graphic Novel award to be presented at next year’s Oregon Book Awards. The new award comes during a week that included the Oregon Book Awards ceremony and a PNCA and Literary Arts co-sponsored Portland visit by Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novelist Art Spiegelman.
MFA in Applied Craft and Design student Laura Allcorn recently participated in the HUMAN+ exhibition at Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin. Allcorn’s Human Pollination Project brings attention to the human reliance on the pollination services provided by honeybees.
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