Portland, OR—March 27, 2017— The Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is pleased to present Costumes, Reverence, and Forms, an exchange exhibition co-organized with the artist-run, Philadelphia-based Vox Populi. Costumes, Reverence, and Forms is the culmination of a year’s worth of curatorial exchange work involving two institutions and six curators. Together the team reviewed 180 artist’s websites, conducted 22 studio visits, and logged countless hours of communication and thought. In the end, the exhibition brings eight artists from two river cities together to show their work alongside each other in two exhibitions: one in Portland and the other in Philadelphia. This mixer has broadened each institutions’ knowledge of the other’s city and artists and fostered new relationships. The exhibition itself serves as a slice rather than a survey, a small fragment of or view into the art scenes of these two cities.
Portland, OR—January 30, 2017— Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is pleased to announce the launch of Make+Think+Code, a technology-focused research studio and lab supporting the radical reimagining of what can happen at the intersection of art, design, science, and technology.
Portland, OR—December 14, 2016—The Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is pleased to present Letha Wilson in her first West Coast solo exhibition featuring a new body of work. The exhibition is the result of a collaboration with c3:initiative, Sou’Wester, and the Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at PNCA. Together the organizations bring the NY-based artist and sculptural photographer Letha Wilson to the Northwest for two extended visits.
Portland, OR—November 28, 2016—To open the possibility for art college for more students who would thrive in programs that emphasize original and critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration, Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is launching the PNCA Oregon Matching Scholarship for all Oregon high school seniors and transfer students who are awarded Oregon Opportunity Grants (OOGs) for Fall 2017. The PNCA Oregon Matching Scholarship matches the Oregon Opportunity Grant dollar for dollar and can be renewed each year a full-time student is awarded the OOG and maintains a minimum grade point average.
Portland, OR—October 20, 2016—The Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) and Newspce Center for Photography present HIDDEN ASSEMBLY: Labor in Contemporary Culture. This exhibition is curated by Yaelle S. Amir, Curator, Newspace Center for Photography. The starting point of the group exhibition is the recognition that under capitalism most production is rendered invisible.
Portland, OR—October 12, 2016—The Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) commissions a new project from multidisciplinary artist Cauleen Smith. On view November 3, 2016 through January 6, 2017 Asterisms is a new video installation that emerges from the artist’s consideration of the notion that Sometimes it takes time to see what’s really there. Sometimes having a name for a thing helps us see it. And sometimes the name for a thing renders it unseeable.
Portland, OR—September 27, 2016— On the occasion of the exhibition Potency of Process: Moving Through Breast Cancer, the Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) presents a one-day symposium bringing together artists, medical experts, academics, and community partners for a series of interdisciplinary conversations around art and healing, the body in trauma, and breast cancer. Free and open to the public, the symposium takes place Saturday October 8, 2016 from 1–5pm.
Portland, OR—September 21, 2016— The Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is pleased to present the Fall 2016 Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series. This series brings internationally recognized artists, designers, and scholars to campus for public lectures as well as classroom and studio visits. These artists enliven the discourse and expand the horizons of students, bringing diverse perspectives and experiences into conversation with those of the PNCA community. These lectures are free and open to the public.
Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) regrets that for the 2016-17 academic year, the MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research (CTCR) program has been suspended. It was a difficult decision, but fiduciary responsibility to the College dictated that the financial risk of allowing the program to run with too few students was too great.