Portland, OR—May 5, 2017—Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is pleased to welcome Andi Zeisler as 2017 Commencement Speaker on May 21, 2017. Zeisler is co-founder and Editorial/Creative Director of Bitch Media, a nonprofit, independent, feminist media organization whose mission is to provide and encourage a feminist response to mainstream media and popular culture. Bitch Media is best known for the magazine Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture, which started as a zine in 1996.
Portland, OR—April 28, 2017—Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) launches a new minor for the 2017-2018 academic year. The Art and Ecology minor is the latest of a number of initiatives at PNCA that encourage and support an expansive reimagining of what art and design can do in the world.
Portland, OR—April 7, 2017— The Albert Solheim Library at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) hosts the second of two Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thons this spring in Portland on Saturday, April 29 from 11am – 4pm. These events are part of an annual international effort to redress the gender imbalance of Wikipedia’s volunteer editors and thus content. The events require no previous experience and are open to people of all gender identities. PNCA is located at 511 Northwest Broadway and the front entrance is on the west side, on Portland’s North Park Blocks.
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.