A myriad of exhibitions open Thursday, September 1, including It’s All a Blur, Disorientalism: Ready Mix, Bonnie Bronson: Works 1960–1990 and many student shows. Visit the PNCA Calendar for more information.
PNCA welcomes back students for the 2011–2012 academic year and the first week of classes. Convocation, given by visiting artists Katherine Behar and Marianne M. Kim, is Thursday, September 1 at 12:30 pm in the Swigert Commons.
Incoming MFA in Visual Studies candidate Takahiro Yamamoto ‘13 gives a series of performances on August 30 at @937, an art space programmed by Fourteen30 Contemporary. Read more.
PNCA welcomes incoming undergraduate and graduate students for the 2011-2012 academic year. New freshmen and transfer students attend orientation Thursday and Friday, August 25 and 26. MFA orientation is Monday, August 22, and the first day of classes is Monday, August 29.
In two articles published by The Oregonian, MFA in Applied Craft in Design alumna Leslie Vigeant ‘11 and candidate Billy Rueck ‘12 find unique ways of pursuing their art. Read more.
Literary Arts is accepting nominations through August 26 for the PNCA Oregon Book Award in Graphic Literature, which honors outstanding published work by Oregon cartoonists and graphic novelists. Read more.
Portland lost one of its most respected and versatile artists and educators when William James “Jack” McLarty passed away July 10. PNCA will hold a memorial on August 12. Read more.
Join Carl DiSalvo, Tad Hirsch, Cathrine Kramer and Sarah Wylie for the four-day Institute in Collaborative Design, August 15-18. Each day-long workshop will introduce design strategies and methods for stakeholder engagement.
I Heart Art: Portland teams up with Etsy to bring a one-day conference on small business and sustainability to PNCA on September 17. The event coincides with a parent conference in Berlin and events in four other US cities. Read more.
This year, Portland’s Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC) named PNCA Alum Eric Stotik ’85 as their 2011 Fellow in Visual Arts. The prestigious fellowship includes an award of $20,000.
This August, artist Nikki McClure brings her meticulously produced sculptural paper cuts to the walls of Museum of Contemporary Craft. McClure, who is a native of Washington State, embodies the independent spirit that continues to bring national attention to creative activities in the Northwest. Her illustrations, which can be found on t-shirts, books, album covers, and posters as well as in her wildly popular annual calendar, insist quietly but forcefully that people sit up and take notice of the world.
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