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PNCA’s MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research Awards Hannah Arendt Prize

Release date: 10/24/12

PORTLAND, OR – OCTOBER 24, 2012 – The MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research Program at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is pleased to announce that Rob Marks has won the Hannah Arendt Prize for his essay “The Site of Imaginative Contention,” with judges citing his direct, unblinking address of the question. The prize, in its inaugural year, carries a $2,000 cash award and is funded by the Colville Foundation and Gard Communications.

The competition elicited submissions from applicants hailing from 33 countries around the globe. Judges included Keith Gessen, Lewis Hyde, Atta Kim, Geoffrey Mann, W.J.T. Mitchell, Sina Najafi, and Jacques Rancière.

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PNCA Welcomes New Chief of Staff

Release date: 10/15/12

PORTLAND, 0R – OCTOBER 15, 2012 – Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is pleased to welcome Gillian D. Floren to the newly created position of Director of Executive Operations and Chief of Staff in the President’s Office. Floren brings top-level management experience and broad connections in the regional business community to PNCA as the College undertakes a $34 million project to expand campus to Portland’s North Park Blocks. PNCA is poised to begin transforming the former Federal building at 511 N.W. Broadway into the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design. A $15 million capital campaign, Creativity Works Here, is underway.

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Mary Mattingly to Deliver PNCA’s Homecoming Address

Release date: 10/09/12

PORTLAND, 0R – OCTOBER 9, 2012 – Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is pleased to announce that Mary Mattingly ’02 will deliver this year’s Homecoming Address before students, alumni, and the general public in the Swigert Commons on October 19, 2012 at 6:30 pm. This lecture is part of a full day’s activities for the annual Alumni Reunion, activities that include a tour of the PNCA Alumni Exhibition, TRUST, and the dedication of Lee Kelly’s ’59 monumental sculpture Memory 99 in Portland’s future North Park Block adjacent to the soon-to-be home of PNCA’s Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design.

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Fluxus with Tools at PNCA

Release date: 10/09/12

PORTLAND, 0R – OCTOBER 8, 2012 – Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) has invited celebrated Fluxus artist Alison Knowles and her daughter, art historian Hannah Higgins, to present their performance lecture, Fluxus with Tools, on November 8, 2012 at 6:30 pm. This event is presented in conjunction with the ongoing exhibition, Happy Birthday: A Celebration of Chance and Listening, curated by Mack McFarland for the Feldman Gallery + Project Space to celebrate what would have been John Cage’s 100th birthday. The exhibition features work by Cage and Knowles, among many other artists.

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