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PNCA Alumni Participate in Cut&Paste

With ideas in mind and mouse in hand, PNCA Communication Design alumni competed in the 2009 Cut&Paste Design Tournament.

Posted on 03/11 at 08:09 AM

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Author Kathleen Dean Moore Delivers 2009 Edelman Lecture

Pacific Northwest College of Art welcomes environmental writer Kathleen Dean Moore as the speaker for the 2009 Edelman Lecture, 6:30pm, March 10 in the Swigert Commons.

Posted on 03/06 at 09:26 AM

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MFA Central Gallery Features New Work by Ruth Lantz

PNCA’s MFA Central Gallery features new work by MFA student Ruth Lantz through March 28.

Exhibition | “Infinite Spaces”
Opening | 6:30pm Thursday March 5 2009
MFA Gallery Central, Pacific Northwest College of Art 1241 NW Johnson St

Ruth Lantz uses paintings and drawings to address notions of infinity through the language of the sublime. She builds on prior perceptions of the infinite to challenge the viewer to question what is fact. Using images which reside in the realm of space photography, electromagnetic brain scans, and slide cultures, she creates an image full of phenomenal beauty and awe but with intellectual implications of vast emptiness and space. Exhibition runs through March 28.

Posted on 03/05 at 02:08 PM

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Alumni Participate in Cut&Paste Digital Design Tournament

On March 7, Pacific Northwest College of Art Communication Design alumni will power through a range of designs in the live design competition, Cut&Paste Design Tournament 2009.

Posted on 03/03 at 10:11 AM

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MK Guth Interviews Artist Laura Fritz

PNCA MFA in Visual Studies Chair MK Guth talks with PNCA alumna Laura Fritz about her New American Art Union (NAUU) Show “Evident” on PORT, a Weblog that features discussions, announcements and events about Portland art and artists.

Posted on 02/23 at 12:13 PM

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PNCA and OFFICE PDX Welcome Design Leaders

PNCA and OFFICE PDX welcome design leaders Charles S. Anderson and Jerry French for a February 25 lecture.

Posted on 02/23 at 09:32 AM

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ARTFORUM Reviews Modou Dieng at Rocksbox

PNCA Faculty Modou Dieng’s recent collaboration with Damien Gilley at Rocksbox is the focus of an ARTFORUM review.

Posted on 02/20 at 12:46 PM

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PNCA Faculty Shows Work at galleryHomeland

PNCA Faculty Gordon Barnes and Artist Mandee Schroer show new work at galleryHomeland, a Portland gallery that fosters cutting edge and challenging concepts in art.

Posted on 02/20 at 09:52 AM

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Lecture in Honor of Black History Month

On February 18, PNCA and PCC co-sponsor a lecture for The 19th Annual Cascade Festival of African Films.

Posted on 02/17 at 01:46 PM

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Book Release: Integrating a Burning House

Pacific Northwest College of Art alumni Anna Gray ’08 and Ryan Wilson Paulsen ’08 have made art out of tragedy with their book Integrating a Burning House.

Posted on 02/17 at 01:39 PM

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Seattle City Light Illuminates Public Space, Art

PNCA Faculty Emily Ginsburg’s work is part of the ongoing show, Seattle City Light.

Posted on 02/17 at 01:14 PM

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Remembering Terry Toedtemeier

Pacific Northwest College of Art honors former Associate Professor of Art and History Terry Toedtemeier with an exhibit in the PNCA Printmaking/Photo Gallery.

Posted on 02/16 at 08:50 AM

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MFA Student Proves That Taste Matters

To Tricia Martin, eating is art. Find out more about her work and why “taste matters.”

Posted on 02/12 at 01:39 PM

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MFA Show Deals With Mimicry and Dance

MFA Lodge Gallery exhibits new work by MFA students Paige Saez and Rebecca Steele.

Posted on 02/11 at 04:24 PM

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PNCA Announces Extraordinary Opportunity

PNCA and the Museum of Contemporary Craft explore an extraordinary opportunity to integrate the two institutions.

Posted on 02/06 at 01:24 PM

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Oregonian Talks With New Joint MFA in Applied Craft and Design Chair

The Oregonian recently spoke with JP Reuer, the new Chair of the MFA in Applied Craft and Design program, offered jointly by Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC) and Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA).

Posted on 02/05 at 05:56 PM

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New Work in Manuel Izquierdo Gallery

The Manuel Izquierdo Gallery at the Pacific Northwest College of Art presents “The righteous foundation of us.”

Posted on 02/05 at 05:55 PM

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MFA Show Explores Temporal Frequencies

The MFA Central Gallery features a collaboration between two MFA students that explores “Temporal Frequencies.”

Posted on 02/05 at 10:14 AM

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Hallie Ford Museum of Art Focuses on Work of Harry Widman

The work of PNCA Professor Emeritus Harry Widman is on display January 31 – March 29 in the Hallie Ford Museum at Willamette University.

Posted on 01/30 at 03:31 PM

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Oregon College of Art Craft and Pacific Northwest College of Art Announce JP Reuer as Chair of the J

January 28, 2009

Oregon College of Art Craft and Pacific Northwest College of Art Announce JP Reuer
as Chair of the Joint MFA in Applied Craft and Design

PORTLAND, OR – Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC) and Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) announce JP Reuer as the Chair of the new joint MFA in Applied Craft and Design program.

A former Assistant Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, Reuer brings a breadth of experience in design and arts education to the program. Reuer is also a LEED accredited architect and licensed general contractor, founder of JP Reuer, Architect, PA and Reuer Associates Inc., and a founding member of DesignBox, a collaborative group of creative talent from a variety of design disciplines. With a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design and a Master’s of Architecture in Affordable Housing, Reuer continues to explore socially purposed design.

“JP Reuer brings an articulated insight to the sphere of craft and design. Through his knowledge as a practitioner, augmented by his academic experience, JP understands the inherent strength of pairing capabilities of making with the sensibilities of design,” said Karl Burkheimer, OCAC Wood Department Head and search committee member.

Portland’s two oldest art colleges, OCAC and PNCA, have partnered on a joint MFA degree that fosters a new, forward-thinking model of art and design education. The creation of the joint MFA bolsters the cooperative and innovative efforts of these two growing institutions by creating a program that offers students opportunities for creative work that fuses craft, design and environmentalism within a rich academic and creative practice.

“Combining intellectual, fiscal and physical resources, institutions can create new and extraordinary educational opportunities that otherwise exceed the capacity of any one institution,” said Greg Ware, PNCA Provost. “This collaboration with OCAC is the first of such programs, and the search committee knew it had to find an individual with the vision, leadership and dedication to launch an advanced program that could set a new paradigm for creative practice education. I believe the committee found such a person in JP Reuer, and he will not only be a wonderful addition to our faculty, but will expand OCAC’s and PNCA’s outreach to, and interaction with, Portland’s art and design communities.”

Reuer also has strong connections to local, national and international creative communities and practices and companies, and the desire to create an internationally competitive program — he previously served as the director of the Tasmeem international design conference in Qatar.

“I view the act of making not simply as a means to an end, but as an integral part of designing,” said Reuer. “Enhancing the relationship between design and making is something that in my experience is not only mutually beneficial to design and craft, but also supports and gives character to local community.”

The new joint MFA in Applied Craft and Design celebrates process and tradition, innovation and cultural engagement and is the culmination of feasibility studies by an MFA Task Force consisting of OCAC and PNCA faculty members. The OCAC/PNCA MFA program will accept 15 students in the 2009-2010 school year. Application deadline is March 15, 2009.

Reuer will officially join the program full-time in February 2009. The inaugural joint MFA in Applied Craft and Design class starts in Fall 2009.

About OCAC
Established in 1907, Oregon College of Art and Craft has become a principal center for education, dialogue, and the mastery of contemporary craft for future generations of artists. The College offers a four-year BFA in Crafts, a three-year Certificate Program, a one-year Post-baccalaureate Certificate Program, and year round studio classes and workshops for adults and children of all ages and skill levels. As the only accredited private art college west of the Mississippi to offer a BFA in Crafts, OCAC is a superb laboratory for the invention of modern craft. “”:

About PNCA
Since its founding in 1909, Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) has become a leader in innovative educational programming that connects students to a global perspective in the visual arts. The College offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Communication Design, Illustration, Intermedia, General Fine Arts, Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture. In addition, the College offers a mentor-based MFA in Visual Studies and a new joint MFA in Applied Craft and Design with Oregon College of Art and Craft. PNCA has the oldest continuously running community arts education program in the Northwest. From its base in the heart of the Pearl district, PNCA is actively involved in Portland’s cultural programming through exhibitions and a vibrant public program of lectures and visiting artists from around the world. In conjunction with its Ford Institute for Visual Education (FIVE), the College is pleased to present PNCA + FIVE Idea Studios, which bring internationally renowned artists such as James Turrell, philosopher Jacques Rancière, art critic Saul Ostrow, and theorist Tom Zummer. Visit on-line for a full events calendar and to learn more about PNCA’s BFA degree, MFA in Visual Studies or Continuing Education courses for all ages and skill levels. “”:

Posted on 01/28 at 03:37 PM

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