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Black History Month: PNCA Recognizes Adrian Piper

In recognition of Black History Month, PNCA recognizes Adrian Piper and her critically acclaimed video installation titled Cornered (1998), where viewers are encouraged to acknowledge miscegenation in America and challenge themselves to honestly address Black ancestry.

PNCA Alumni’s Transformative Work for Five Oaks Museum Featured in ARTnews

PNCA alumni create a replicable model that other museums and institutions can utilize in response to calls for systemic change.

Q&A: Focus Week at PNCA

We sat down with Linda Kliewer, Director of BFA Thesis, to gain a better understanding of what Focus Week is and why it’s such a key part of PNCA’s culture.

Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies’ 2020 Symposium Showcases Portland’s Creativity and Resilience

The Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies at PNCA will host a two-day online symposium on November 20-21, 2020, that explores the intersections of art, design, technology, critical race theory, disability studies, and activism through collaboration and creative practice.

PNCA students receive $15,000 in scholarship support in our Annual Collaboration with Argyle Winery: The Art of Sparkling

November 10, 2020

For the fifth year, three PNCA students received $5,000 scholarships for their individual designs of labels featured on a set of limited edition bottles of bubbly.

PNCA Animated Arts Students’ Short Film Premieres on World Fish Migration Day

The film is part of an effort to raise awareness of the importance of free flowing rivers and migratory fish

Sharita Towne Appointed Program Head of PNCA MFA in Visual Studies

We are excited to announce that Sharita Towne, who has taught and mentored in PNCA’s BFA, MA and MFA programs since 2016, has been appointed Program Head of PNCA’s MFA in Visual Studies in the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies.

In Memoriam: Susan Hammer

We are deeply saddened by the loss of a dear friend to the college. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hammer family and her partner Lee Kelly.

Q&A: PNCA’s Fall 2020 Plans

We recently sat down with Kate Copeland, PNCA Dean of Academic Affairs, to discuss how 20 PNCA faculty members came together to develop a new hybrid approach to providing an art and design education that continues PNCA’s hallmark ability to prepare students for lives of creative practice.