Portland, OR – June 30, 2021 – 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.
Portland, OR – June 9, 2021 – Pacific Northwest College of Art celebrated the inspiring achievements of the Class of 2021 on Sunday, May 23, in a virtual ceremony that recognized the PNCA graduates’ powerful work and accomplishments.
PNCA Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies Appoints Skye Moret Chair of MFA Collaborative Design and MA Design Systems
Portland, OR – May 21, 2021 – Pacific Northwest College of Art is pleased to announce the appointment of Skye Moret as Chair of MFA Collaborative Design and MA Design Systems (CD/DS) in the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies.
Exquisite Scrolls Project to Raise Funds for Pacific Northwest College of Art Equity and Leadership Scholarships
Portland, OR – May 3, 2021 – Featuring 12 collaborative works of art created by over 100 artists, Exquisite Scrolls: Collaborative Drawings for PNCA will be on view from May 5 – 29 at multiple galleries throughout Portland, including Augen Gallery, Blue Sky Gallery, Froelick Gallery, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Russo Lee Gallery, and UPFOR Gallery.
Willamette University and Pacific Northwest College of Art Sign Agreement for PNCA to Become Part of University
PNCA will Join Willamette as an Independent College within the University
Sept. 17, 2020—Willamette University and Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) announced today that they have entered into an agreement for the Northwest’s oldest professional school of art and design to become an integral part of the region’s premier liberal arts university.
Lane Community College and Pacific Northwest College of Art have signed a transfer agreement for LCC art students to enter PNCA as a junior, saving up to two years’ worth of tuition costs.
Portland, OR – March 2, 2020 – Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is proud to announce that in addition to its inclusion on the recent list of U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2019-2020 Fulbright U.S. Students, the college has also been ranked on GradReports’ 2020 list of the country’s top MFA programs.
Portland, OR – February 17, 2020 – The Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is pleased to present The Unknown Artist, a multi-event exhibition from curator and artist Lucy Cotter that stages a dialogue around obsolescence, the relative value of making, and its entanglement with artistic authorship and visibility. The exhibition opens on March 5 and runs through April 18, 2020.
Portland, OR — November 4, 2019 – Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is pleased to present Hilltop, a group exhibition of works by Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC) final year students who are completing their BFA degrees at PNCA.
The new transfer agreement makes COCC art and design students eligible for a PNCA scholarship of $20,000 per year, guaranteed for up to three years, for a total of $60,000.
Portland, OR—October 8, 2019—The Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is pleased to present two timely exhibitions: no. NOT EVER., a multi-media installation that provides an anti-racist framework for countering the rise of white nationalism today and Organize Your Own: The Politics and Poetics of Self-Determination Movements (OYO), an exhibition addressing the history of white working-class people organizing against racism.
Portland, OR — October 7, 2019 – Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is honored to present the 2019 Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies Symposium: Art + Environmental Justice November 22 and 23, 2019. Keynotes are Macarena Gómez-Barris and CA Conrad.
Portland, OR—September 19, 2019—On Friday, September 20, 2019, students, faculty, and members of the staff of the Pacific Northwest College of Art are participating in the Global Climate Strike, a call to action led by students across the globe to raise awareness for climate justice.
Oregon Community Foundation Awards PNCA $100K Creative Heights Grant to Commission Installations by Indigenous Artists
Portland, OR—September 3, 2019—Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a Creative Heights grant from the Oregon Community Foundation in the amount of $100,000 to support commissioning eight Indigenous artists to create installations to cover “Chieftain” heads carved into the travertine above the eight doorways in the corridor of PNCA’s main campus building, the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design.
Portland, OR—August 8, 2019—As a culmination of Boundary Crossings 2019, our biannual institute for animated arts that begins August 12 and runs through August 23, 2019, Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) presents Boundary Crossings: Connected Moments • Performing Cycles on August 23, 2019 at 6pm in our Shipley/Collins Mediatheque theater.
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 – Portland, OR – The Board of Governors of Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) today announced the appointment of Dr. Christopher Maples as Interim President, effective August 12, 2019. Maples comes to PNCA from Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) where he served as Interim Chancellor for two years. Previously, Maples spent eight years as President of Oregon Institute of Technology, during which time he formed deep ties to the Oregon community.
Tuesday, July 31, 2019 – Portland, OR – Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is proud to present the launch of the Disinformation Project by Make+Think+Code, PNCA's creative technology lab. In a world of rapidly-accelerating technological transformation, the viral spread of disinformation through social networks is fast becoming one of the urgent complex challenges of our time. Make+Think+Code’s Executive Director and PNCA faculty member, Nandini Ranganathan issued a challenge to create what she has called a Bletchley Park for the 21st Century to launch a War on Disinformation at her talk at the recent TEDx Portland 2019.
One Afternoon in Your Next Reincarnation, 2019 Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies Thesis Exhibition
Portland, OR — July 24, 2019 – Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is pleased to present One Afternoon in Your Next Reincarnation, the 2019 Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies Thesis Exhibition. Curated by Srijon Chowdhury, the exhibition features work by Forest Aliya, Nicole Elaine Baker, Vanessa Briones, Joel Cleland, Marie Conner, Britt Humphrey, and Abney Wallace.
Portland, OR — July 17, 2019 – Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is pleased to announce a new leadership team for its Board of Governors. Scott D. Musch is the new Chair of the Board of Governors, and Eloise Damrosch is the new Vice Chair. In addition, PNCA welcomes Kay Campbell, Jason Halstead, and Vanessa Triplett to the Board.
Portland, OR—June 10, 2019— The Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is pleased to announce the launch of the Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing with its first residential intensive. Most of the programming is free and open to the public. From July 28 through August 3, PNCA offers talks, discussions, and readings by acclaimed writers as part of the Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing program. Every event is free and open to the public.
PORTLAND, Ore.—Kate Copeland, Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs, has been named acting president for Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA).
Call for Proposals: Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies 2019 Graduate Symposium: Art and Environmental Justice
Portland, OR—May 14, 2019—The Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is issuing a call for proposals for its 2019 Graduate Symposium: Art and Environmental Justice. The dates for the symposium are November 22-23, 2019.
Portland, OR—May 9, 2019—On Saturday, May 4, Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) held its 2019 Gala: Reimagine at the college’s main campus building, the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design. More than 250 people attended the signature fundraising event, which raised more than $350,000 to benefit student scholarships, faculty, and programs.
Portland, OR— May 1, 2019—Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is thrilled to announce that Ellena Basada, currently a candidate in the MA in Critical Studies program, has been awarded a J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship to teach and conduct research in Germany.
PNCA President Donald Tuski Headed Home to Michigan July 1, Accepts Position as President of Detroit’s College for Creative Studies
PORTLAND, OR—Don Tuski, PhD, president of Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA), announced today that he has accepted a new position as president of the College for Creative Studies (CCS) in Detroit.
The Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies welcomes 2019 Summer Visiting Faculty: Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Ruth Estévez, Sky Hopinka, Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries, Clifford Owens, Lumi Tan, Aria Dean
Portland, OR — March 21, 2019 – The Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing, BFA in Creative Writing, and MA in Critical Studies at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) are proud to be Patron Sponsors of this year’s Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) annual conference being held at the Oregon Convention Center from Thursday, March 28 to Saturday, March 30. PNCA presents a number of important events in conjunction with the conference.