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Art & Power: Activating Social Change

PNCA Design student Tazha Williams is one of three artists and designers featured in Art & Power: Activating Social Change at Unite Oregon, presented by the Regional Arts & Culture Council. 

Jenny Holzer Exhibition comes to PNCA

Use What is Dominant in a Culture to Change it Quickly, a timely exhibition of work by Jenny Holzer drawn from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation opens July 19 at PNCA's Center for Contemporary Art & Culture

Killjoy: MFA in Visual Studies alumni collective interviewed

Art and About PDX interviews the BriAnna Rosen, artist and founding member of Killjoy Collective, about their artist-run exhibition space which has been showcasing artists who identify as women in Southeast Portland since 2016. 

Welcome Kristin Rogers Brown

We're excited to welcome Kristin Rogers Brown as new Department Head of our undergraduate Graphic Design program.

Communication Arts features the new design of

Communication Arts features PNCA's New Website

Communication Arts features our new website on their WebPicks.

Congratulations to Elizabeth Malaska, 2018 Hallie Ford Fellow

Congratulations to MFA in Visual Studies aluma Elizabeth Malaska '11, one of five Oregon visual artists who have been recognized as this year's Hallie Ford Fellows.

sculpture of a white frame figure against black background by Julian Voss-Andreae '04 at Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts

PNCA Alumni at Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts

Jun 25, 2018

Congratulations to all of our alumni who were juried into and participated in the 2018 Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts. Our alumni presented work in the juried exhibitions, gave presentations, and hosted arts workshops.

Juneteenth Camp with Don't Shoot PDX, Pacific Northwest College of Art, and Portland Art Museum

Juneteenth Camp with Don't Shoot PDX

Jun 15, 2018

To celebrate Juneteenth, PNCA will be partnering with Teressa Raiford and Don't Shoot Portland with the support of Portland Art Museum to run a week-long art and activism summer camp for kids, primarily kids from underserved communities as well as kids with disabilities.

PNCA Alumus Demian DinéYazhi´ Named 2018 Hallie Ford Fellow

Jun 06, 2018

Congratulations to PNCA Alumnus Demian DinéYazhi´'13, one of five Oregon artists named a 2018 Hallie Ford Fellow in the Visual Arts.

Congratulations to All Our New Graduates!

May 25, 2018

On Sunday, May 20, 2018, commencement ceremonies were held for our undergraduate and graduate candidates for the spring 2018. Join us in congratulating this new class of PNCA alumni!

Congratulations to the PNCA|PENSOLE Design Intensive Class of Spring 2018!

PNCA is excited to congratulate the Spring 2018 graduating class of our PNCA | PENSOLE Design Intensive!

Arvie Smith ‘84 to Deliver 2018 PNCA Commencement Address

PNCA is pleased to announce that renowned artist, alumnus, and Professor Emeritus Arvie Smith '84 will deliver the 2018 Commencement Address at Pacific Northwest College of Art's 2018 Commencement ceremony on May 20, 2018.

Mary Mattingly, “Between Bears Ears and Daneros Mine” 2018, chromogenic dye coupler print, 30 x 30 inches, © Mary Mattingly.


What's PNCA alumni been up to? Here are a few updates on folks making moves in their art communities: from Hyperallergic and ARTFORUM publishings, to notable exhibitions in New York, to TEDx talks and fellowships. PNCA alumni is always proud of its legacy!


Read about alumni updates!

Kristin Bradshaw Featured on Textsound

Creative Writing Program Director, Kristin Bradshaw, has four works featured on the current issue of

Angela Medlin, PNCA|PENSOLE faculty member

PNCA|PENSOLE Faculty Featured

PNCA|PENSOLE faculty member, Angela Medlin, is profiled in the new the Schoolhouse Electric spring catalog. 

PNCA President Don Tuski Joins Portland Influencers to Select Nike BIKETOWN Challenge Finalists

Don Tuski, President of PNCA, recently joined a panel of judges to select the finalists for Nike's 2018 BIKETOWN Community Design Challenge ⟶ 

PNCA Professor Jodie Cavalier Selected as a Leland Iron Works 2018 “Gold Spot” Artist-in-Residence

Jodie Cavalier MFA '12, PNCA Assistant Professor in Foundation and Media Arts, has been selected as a Leland Iron Works "Gold Spot" artist in residence for the upcoming 2018 summer/fall season.

Congratulations to McGeady Fund Awardees

Faculty members Palmarin Merges and Martin French awarded $10,000 each from the McGeady Faculty Development Fund.

Alumna Susan Seubert Talks Travel Photography at TEDx

PNCA alumna, commercial and editorial photographer Susan Seubert shares her thoughts and experiences on travel photography at a TEDx talk in Emory, Virginia. ⟶

Rose Bond at Emergent Visions

Rose Bond, artist, Lead Faculty in Animated Arts, and Director of the Boundary Crossings Institute in Animated Arts at PNCA, is giving a paper at Emergent Visions: Adjacency & Urban Screens Symposium in Singapore. 

PNCA Director of Library Services Receives ACRL-OR Scholarship

Serenity Ibsen, Director of Libary Services at PNCA, has been selected as a recipient of an ACRL Oregon professional development scholarship. ⟶

Design Week Portland + PNCA

This year we are honored to host a selection of events for Design Week Portland 2018! ⟶

Thank You Gala Guests

To all who attended, sponsored, and supported this year's PNCA Gala, thank you! ⟶

Image: detail of work by Hassan Hajjaj

Forbes Hails PNCA’s Dieng as Changemaker

Forbes magazine credits artist, curator, and PNCA professor with catalyzing change in a review of New Feelings.

Melanie Stevens Awarded Stumptown Artist Fellowship

Melanie Stevens, MFA in Visual Studies '17, has recently been honored as the third recipient of the Stumptown Artist Fellowship.

Jerry McGill Interviewed on Think Out Loud

Author and recent guest of the MA in Critical Studies program is featured on OPB's news talk show