Willamette University celebrates completion of merger with Pacific Northwest College of Art

Willamette University and the Pacific Northwest College of Art today finalized their merger, officially making the Northwest’s oldest school of art and design an integral part of the region’s leading liberal arts university.

Schnitzer family's $2M gift to support Willamette University/Pacific Northwest College of Art merger

Willamette will launch a search soon to retain a nationally recognized educator and leader in art and design to serve as PNCA’s new dean. This $2 million gift from the late Arlene Schnitzer will create the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer PNCA Dean’s Initiative Fund, and provide the new PNCA Dean with resources to test new initiatives, facilitate collaboration between the PNCA and Willamette faculties, and more. Please enjoy this video to learn more about this generous gift.

PNCA’s Illustration Program Ranked Top 50 Nationally by Animation Career Review

ACR has ranked the top animation, design, and gaming programs across the country through annual lists for each state since 2011.

PNCA Alumni Featured in New York Times Article

PNCA alums Demian DinéYazhi' ’13 and Lehuauakea ’18 discuss their influences and practices.

PNCA MFA in Visual Studies Alumna Elizabeth Malaska Named 2021 Guggenheim Fellow

Pacific Northwest College of Art extends a huge congratulations to MFA in Visual Studies alumna Elizabeth Malaska, who was recently named one of the 2021 Guggenheim Fellows in Fine Arts.

PNCA Remembers Beloved Community Member and Philanthropist Dorothy Lemelson

It is with deep admiration and respect that Pacific Northwest College of Art remembers Dorothy Lemelson who passed away on March 10, 2021.

Portland Art Museum Acquires Painting by Nationale Artist and PNCA Alumna Anya Roberts-Toney ‘14

March 8, 2021

The museum obtained the painting through a generous gift on behalf of PNCA Board Chair Scott. D. Musch.

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.