BFA Thesis Portfolios
Join PNCA as we celebrate Focus Week online! This year, BFA thesis students’ portfolios have been made available for all to experience in our online gallery.View Gallery
Special Spring Appeal
Since we’ve had to cancel our annual fundraising Gala this year, we are turning to our close friends and donors to provide critical support for our students and to sustain the college’s future through a special spring appeal.Learn More
The Unknown Artist
Check out CCAC’s exhibition The Unknown Artist, the first to be displayed in PNCA’s new online gallery! It will soon be joined by additional exhibitions, including PNCA students’ BFA and MFA thesis shows.Visit Gallery
PNCA, with state and federal officials, is proactively monitoring COVID-19. The college is taking precautions and recommends thorough handwashing as a precaution.Learn More
It is with heartfelt respect and admiration that Pacific Northwest College of Art remembers Arlene Schnitzer, who died on April 4, 2020 at the age of 91. A dynamic and powerful, yet quiet and modest voice in Portland’s cultural ethos, her philanthropic legacy has influenced generations of cultural and civic leaders and transformed the artistic landscape of Portland.
We’re sending a big thank you to Oregon ArtsWatch for their review of The Unknown Artist, the current exhibition at PNCA’s Center for Contemporary Art and Culture.
PNCA is pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of the McGeady Faculty Development Grants. Out of a strong field of applicants, Phoenix McNamara (Adult Program Manager, CE; Assistant Professor, Illustration) and Carl Diehl (Assistant Professor in Creative Writing, Foundation and Video + Sound) have been selected as this year’s winners.
Students in the MFA in Applied Craft + Design annually travel to Joshua Tree, CA for inspiration and exploration
Artist, curator, and academic, Cotter’s new book asks how art knows: how artistic thinking develops through artistic processes and takes shape in artworks.
Lazarus participates in panel on Portland Art and Learning Studios where he is currently artist in residence.
Russo Lee Gallery presents an artist talk with MFA in Visual Studies alumna Elizabeth Malaska discussing the work in her current exhibition Of Myth or of Monday.
Tailor and fashion designer Arnold is called "last of an era, but first among equals"
Students in the MFA in Collaborative Design and MA in Design Systems programs connected with fellow academics at this Cumulus-sponsored conference on key topics in 21st century design
Assistant Professor Ryan Bubnis has just completed a mural at the Great Oaks Park Skatepark in San Jose, California, commissioned as part of POW! WOW! San Jose
Special Programs offer a range of expanded learning opportunities for students and the community.
These include projects, workshops, and intensives in applied art and design in the realms of environmental science, technology, science and tech pedagogy, and industrial design. Programs also include a variety of international studies opportunities, an artist residency, and a professional print publishing studio.
Everyone belongs at PNCA. You’ll have community here in no time.