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.
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.
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.
PNCA announces a MFA/MA scholarship program for Black, African American, Indigenous, Native American, or non-Black students of color with demonstrated financial need.
PNCA announces a BFA scholarship program geared toward our incoming Black and Indigenous, Native American, and non-Black students of color.
PNCA presents the speakers from our 2020 virtual commencement ceremony, featuring Mikai Arion, BFA Intermedia 2020; Anthony Hudson, Intermedia 2013; and Simone Fischer, MFA Visual Studies 2020.
Ahmaud Arbery. George Floyd. Botham Jean. Atatiana Jefferson. Eric Reason. Breonna Taylor.
Say their names.
A huge thank you to Oregon ArtsWatch for featuring PNCA’s virtual BFA thesis portfolios in their roundup of how local colleges and universities pivoted and adapted in order to highlight the works of their students in a socially distanced world.
Following weeks of organizing and painting, students at PNCA launched the first phase of the Panel Project in mid-May, with the help of our wonderful facilities team and support from Blick Art Materials Portland.
For PNCA Chair of Media Arts Emily Ginsburg, she and many students in her Intermedia Department Theory and Practice class, “Art and the Everyday,” found the shift to remote learning to be a timely complement to an unprecedented upheaval of daily life.
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.
A big thank you to both Oregon ArtsWatch and Art in America for their reviews of The Unknown Artist exhibition at PNCA’s Center for Contemporary Art and Culture.
Mar 02, 2020
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
Great report on recent Textile Connections Symposium “Textiles & Culture: Past, Present, and Future”
The next three monthly Artist Talks at the Portland Art Museum feature MFA in Visual Studies alumni
Kennedy is an artist and Artistic Director and Curator of Visual Art at Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA)
Exhibitions by V Maldonado, Laura Camila Medina, and Samantha Wall are highlights of this annual event at our neighbor college
Inspiring interview capturing Zaloudek's inspirations, early path, and long career
NY Times reports that Blas' new graphic novel with Claudia Guirre will be among first published on new imprint highlighting works by LGBTQIA artists and writers.