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Announcing the Fall 2012 Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Pacific Northwest College of Art announces the Fall 2012 Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series, bringing notable artists and thinkers to Portland for thought-provoking conversations around issues in contemporary art and design. Located in Portland, Pacific Northwest College of Art’s growing roster of graduate programs bring together critical thinking and intense studio work in a rigorous setting where studio visits by national and international critics and artists provide students with one-on-one feedback.

Most lectures take place in the Swigert Commons at 6:30pm in PNCA’s Main Building (1241 NW Johnson Street) in Portland’s Pearl District (unless noted otherwise) and are always free and open to the public.

For a complete listing of PNCA events, please visit


PNCA Graduate Programs
MFA in Visual Studies
MFA in Collaborative Design
MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research
Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies
MFA in Applied Craft + Design with Oregon College of Art and Craft

Posted on 09/17 at 10:29 AM

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Feldman Exhibition Featured in Oregonian’s Fall Art Guide

The Oregonian featured Happy Birthday: A Celebration of Chance and Listening in their Fall Arts Guide. They called the exhibition, featuring the work of Cage pupil and Fluxus co-founder Alison Knowles, “an opportunity to explore the wonders of chance.”

This exhibit will marks the centennial of John Cage’s birth and the influences of his ideas on the visual arts. John Cage was arguably one of the most influential artists of the post-war period.Through the work of seven artists spanning several generations, the exhibit explores the ways in which Cage’s teachings and ideas live on today, with a particular focus on embracing chance and silence as a method in working process. Featured artists include Walead Beshty, Brad Brown, Molly Dilworth, Ray Johnson, Alison Knowles, Paul Kos, Luke Murphy, and Stephanie Simek.

Read more about the Fall Arts Guide here.

Posted on 09/10 at 11:31 AM

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Portland Institute for Contemporary Art‘s (PICA) Time-Based Art Festival opens tonight at Washington High School (SE Stark & SE 13th Ave) with PNCA students, alumni, and faculty on stage, in the galleries, and behind the scenes.

Morgan Ritter ‘11 is one of just two Portland artists curated into the visual art exhibition, End Things, at TBA this year.  Her Understanding Witches Now, is two bodies of work installed at PICA’s headquarters and at Washington High School.

Taka Yamamoto ‘13, performs in Turbulence.

Austin Adkins ‘12, performs with Big Art Group.

Carlos Gonzalez ‘10, performs in Ten Tiny Dances.

Sarah Johnson ‘10 is featured as part of some video screenings

Laura Heit, Faculty Teaching in Animation, performing as part of Miniature Dramas as part of The Works.  

Linda K Johnson, a faculty member performing in Ten Tiny Dances.



Meanwhile, behind the scenes, find Kent Richardson ‘08, Head Preparator; Daniel Glendening ‘11, Assistant Preparator; and Joseph Webb ‘12, Video Production.

Posted on 09/06 at 11:30 AM

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Samuel Rowlett ‘02 Recieves National Press

TRUST, PNCA’s juried alumni exhibition, is just around the corner, and one of the alumni in the exhibition, Samuel Rowlett ‘02, has been getting some media attention. His work appeared in The New York Times on July 29, 2012, and he was featured on WNPR for his “canoe spelunking” expedition down the Park River under Hartford, CT.

Rowlett was featured on UNTITLED for his large-scale installations as part of a solo show for STEP UP 2011 in Hartford, Connecticut. Read more on UNTITLED.

TRUST opens on Thursday, September 6 in the Swigert Commons. Learn more about the exhibition on the PNCA Calendar.

Posted on 09/04 at 01:45 PM

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