PNCA 2020 Commencement Speeches

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.

An Open Letter to the PNCA Family

Ahmaud Arbery. George Floyd. Botham Jean. Atatiana Jefferson. Eric Reason. Breonna Taylor.

Say their names.

PNCA’s BFA Thesis Portfolios Featured in Oregon ArtsWatch

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.

PNCA students’ Panel Project joins the Pearl District’s efforts to protect windows and inspire hope

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.

In the transition to online learning, Emily Ginsburg’s class found a silver lining

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.

Remembering Arlene Schnitzer

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.

CCAC's The Unknown Artist Reviewed in Oregon ArtsWatch and Art in America

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.

Congratulations to the 2020 McGeady Fund Awardees!

March 2, 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.

MFA Applied Craft + Design students find inspiration in Joshua Tree

Students in the MFA in Applied Craft + Design annually travel to Joshua Tree, CA for inspiration and exploration