Exquisite Scrolls

Collaborative Drawings for
Pacific Northwest College of Art

A Benefit for PNCA Equity & Leadership Scholarships

Twelve collaborative works of art, 100 artists, multiple galleries. Exquisite Scrolls is a artist-driven project created by alumni and friends to support the vitality of our arts community and raise funds for Equity & Leadership Scholarships at PNCA.

View Exquisite Scrolls May 5 - May 29 at Augen Gallery, Blue Sky Gallery, Froelick Gallery, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Russo Lee Gallery, and UPFOR Gallery.

Online auction launches May 18 and closes May 29.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Allied Works Architecture, Anonymous, Kandis Brewer Nunn, Nan Curtis, Kristy Edmunds, Susan Hoffman & Fred Trullinger, Linda Hutchins ‘88, Elizabeth Leach, Sarah Miller Meigs, Christiane Millinger, Lindley Morton & Corrine Oishi, The Palmen Family, Justin Oswald, Laura Ross-Paul, Stelo, Stephanie Snyder and Cooley Gallery at Reed College, Dorie & Larry Vollum.

Enormous gratitude to the contributing artists and very special thanks to Malia Jensen ’89 for conceiving and launching Exquisite Scrolls in Summer of 2020.

Exquisite Scrolls: Collaborative Drawings for PNCA

Exquisite Scrolls: Collaborative Drawings for PNCA is a project imagined and developed by PNCA alumni and friends during the time of COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement. Embracing creative ways to make a collective impact while physical distancing, the project aims to shine a light on the centrality of PNCA in our community and raise critical scholarship funds for Black, Indigenous, and non-Black students of color recipients at PNCA.

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The Project

Exquisite Scrolls is inspired by the Surrealist parlor game Exquisite Corpse in which a shared drawing is created without revealing what the previous contributor has drawn. In Exquisite Scrolls, a scroll passes from one drawer to the next with each drawer adding their work before covering the image and sending the scroll to the next drawer.

Scrolls are organized in teams led by a scroll captain who recruits the drawers and selects the scroll theme. Inspirations include Exquisite Landscape, Exquisite Feelings, and Exquisite Table.

Supporting BIPOC Student Scholarships at PNCA

Each Exquisite Scrolls team is launched with support from a sponsor who pledges $1,000 to PNCA. Once the team is established, its captains, drawers, and friends are encouraged to donate as well. 100% of all contributions to Exquisite Scrolls support equity and leadership scholarships at PNCA.

The Unveiling

When the scrolls are complete, teams and their sponsors may gather for small un-wrap parties. The scrolls will be exhibited when it is safe to gather in groups and we hope to offer them for sale or auction. In this way, Exquisite Scrolls plants seeds for the future and creates a template for successive years of Scroll Projects.



For any questions about the Exquisite Scrolls project, please contact:

Lauren Creany
Director of Individual Giving