Congratulations to all of the grant recipients of the new Precipice Fund, announced last night at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA). Projects by PNCA faculty and alumni were included in the list of grantees from this new fund seeded by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and Portland’s Calligram Foundation. Among the recipients were faculty member Carl Diehl for Weird Shift Storefront; alumna Rebecca Peel ‘13 and current student Jonah Porter ‘15 for Amur Initiatives; Anna Gray ‘08 and Ryan Wilson Paulsen ‘08 for Not Too Distant Futures; and C.O.P.S., a free conceptual performance school co-founded by Sean Carney MFA ‘09 and faculty member, Michael Reinsch MFA ‘09.
In a collaboration between science and the arts, PNCA Animated Arts students Beryl Allee and John Summerson worked with scientists and publicists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to produce an animated short on the importance of shoreline habitat for salmon. You can read more about the the animated video, which was just released, in this Untitled article.