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Center for Contemporary Art & Culture presents John Riepenhoff’s Apparitions

Portland, OR—June 15, 2018—The Low-Residency MFA program and the Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at PNCA present Apparitions, an exhibition of new work by Milwaukee-based artist John Riepenhoff. 

PNCA hosts Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Feb 23, 2018

Portland, OR—February 23, 2018—For the second year, Pacific Northwest College of Art hosts Portland’s Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on March 10, 2018, in the Shipley Collins Mediatheque from 11am-4pm. This event is a part of the international Art+Feminism edit-a-thon campaign designed to improve coverage of gender, feminism, and the arts on Wikipedia.

Bespoke Bodies Showcases Past, Present, and Future of Prosthetic Design

Jan 08, 2018

Portland (January 9, 2018) – Design Museum Portland and the Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) are pleased to announce the opening of Bespoke Bodies: The Design & Craft of Prosthetics, a major exhibition and education program developed by Design Museum Portland.

Pacific Northwest College of Art Launches New MA in Design Systems

Dec 19, 2017

Portland, OR—December 17, 2017— New for Fall 2018, Pacific Northwest College of Art’s Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies announces a new MA in Design Systems. This new 40-credit program embraces the reality that all creative endeavors are embedded within complex systems: of design, relationships, hierarchies, production, power, collaboration, and competition.

NEW FEELINGS: Photography from a Diasporic Perspective at The Center for Contemporary Art & Culture

Dec 04, 2017

Portland, OR—December 4, 2017—The Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at Pacific Northwest College of Art is pleased to present NEW FEELINGS, Photography from a Diasporic Perspective February 1, 2018 to April 14, 2018.

PNCA Welcomes Sarah Schulman: Conflict is Not Abuse

Nov 20, 2017

Portland, OR—November 20, 2017—Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is honored to welcome writer and AIDS historian Sarah Schulman to discuss her controversial new publication, Conflict is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair, at 4:00pm, December 3, 2017 in PNCA’s Mediatheque theater. Schulman’s talk will be followed by a moderated conversation with anti-violence and anti-racism activist and conflict resolution expert Dana Ghazi.

SFMOMA’s David Senior Lectures on Performing Publications at PNCA

Nov 09, 2017

Portland, OR—November 9, 2017—The Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is pleased to present Performing Publications, a lecture by David Senior, Chief of Library and Archives at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). This lecture, on Wednesday, November 15 at 6:30pm, is presented in conjunction with, Projects for the Page, an expansive exhibition of publications made by artists that is on view through January 12, 2017 at PNCA. The exhibition broadly considers the subversive potential of the publication as an alternative exhibition space to include questions around and implications of publications’ potential to circulate works of art outside of traditional channels

Pacific Northwest College of Art Hosts Dia de Muertos

Oct 23, 2017

Portland, OR—October 23, 2017—Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA), in collaboration with Latino Art Now and Don’t Shoot PDX, is honored to host a series of events, October 24-November 2, 2017 surrounding the traditional celebration of Dia de Muertos. PNCA’s MFA in Print Media and Students of Color Coalition have worked with Maria Garcia, President of Don’t Shoot PDX and owner of Revolución Coffee House and Hector Hernandez, artist and professor at Portland State University to develop a series of programs that delve into the historical origins of this traditional day for the celebration of one’s ancestors.

PNCA’s Center for Contemporary Art & Culture Presents Expansive Exhibition of Artist’s Publications

Oct 17, 2017

Portland, OR—October 17, 2017—The Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is proud to present Projects for the Page, an expansive exhibition of publications made by artists, opening November 2, 2017 and running through January 12, 2017. There will be an opening reception on First Thursday, November 2 from 6 to 9pm.

Pacific Northwest College of Art Increases Enrollment by 10%

Oct 17, 2017

Portland, OR—October 17, 2017—Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is pleased to report the largest ever incoming class for the six programs of PNCA’s Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies since its first program was launched ten years ago. In addition, PNCA reports a nearly 10% increase in total enrollment for the 2107-18 academic year with the largest incoming undergraduate class in five years.

Pacific Northwest College of Art to Host Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Artists of Color

Oct 06, 2017

Portland, OR—October 17, 2017—Portland Northwest College of Art is proud to host a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon centered on adding and improving content about artists of color October 26, 2017 from 4pm to 8pm in BridgeLab at Pacific Northwest College of Art at 511 NW Broadway. This event, inspired by the Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thons now taking place around the world, seeks to address underrepresentation of artists of color from around the world on Wikipedia, one of the most ubiquitous sources of information today.

PNCA’s Center for Contemporary Art & Culture presents Wayne Coyne’s King’s Mouth

Sep 29, 2017

Portland, OR—September 29, 2017—The Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) presents King’s Mouth, an installation by Wayne Coyne, November 2, 2017 through January 2, 2018 in the 511 Gallery.

Pacific Northwest College of Art Announces 2017-18 Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Aug 22, 2017

Portland, OR—August 22, 2017—Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) brings provocative and pivotal thinkers, designers, and artists from all over the country to Portland for the 2017–18 PNCA Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series. Each of the lectures is free and open to the public.

Pacific Northwest College of Art welcomes Aeron Bergman as new Chair of Low Residency MFA in Visual

Jun 21, 2017

Portland, OR—June 21, 2017—Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is pleased to welcome Aeron Bergman as Chair of the Low Residency MFA in Visual Studies program. Bergman, who works as an artist duo with Alejandra Salinas, founded the artist-run space INCA (incainstitute.org) in Seattle and Detroit and the independent art publisher INCA Press.

PNCA Announces Design Intensive in Partnership with PENSOLE Footwear Design Academy

May 31, 2017

Portland, OR—May 31, 2017—Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is pleased to announce a new partnership with PENSOLE Footwear Design Academy. The PNCA/PENSOLE Design Intensive is a new 15-credit, one semester program designed to ready students for careers in the footwear industry. The Intensive offers three areas of focus from which students can choose: Footwear, Apparel and Accessories, and Color and Material Design. Applications are now open, and the program begins September 25th, 2017. A second intensive is planned for the spring 2018.

PNCA Welcomes Shawna Lipton as New MA in Critical Studies Chair

May 19, 2017

Portland, OR—May 19, 2017—Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is delighted to welcome Shawna Lipton as Chair of the MA in Critical Studies program. Lipton holds a Ph.D. in English from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her dissertation, “Queer Literary Criticism and the Biographical Fallacy,” engaged queer theory, modernist studies, and author theory.

PNCA Welcomes Andi Zeisler, 2017 Commencement Speaker

May 04, 2017

Portland, OR—May 5, 2017—Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is pleased to welcome Andi Zeisler as 2017 Commencement Speaker on May 21, 2017. Zeisler is co-founder and Editorial/Creative Director of Bitch Media, a nonprofit, independent, feminist media organization whose mission is to provide and encourage a feminist response to mainstream media and popular culture. Bitch Media is best known for the magazine Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture, which started as a zine in 1996.

Pacific Northwest College of Art Launches Art and Ecology Minor

Apr 28, 2017

Portland, OR—April 28, 2017—Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) launches a new minor for the 2017-2018 academic year. The Art and Ecology minor is the latest of a number of initiatives at PNCA that encourage and support an expansive reimagining of what art and design can do in the world.

Pacific Northwest College of Art Hosts Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Apr 07, 2017

Portland, OR—April 7, 2017— The Albert Solheim Library at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) hosts the second of two Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thons this spring in Portland on Saturday, April 29 from 11am – 4pm. These events are part of an annual international effort to redress the gender imbalance of Wikipedia’s volunteer editors and thus content. The events require no previous experience and are open to people of all gender identities. PNCA is located at 511 Northwest Broadway and the front entrance is on the west side, on Portland’s North Park Blocks.

Costumes, Reverence, and Forms // A Portland/Philadelphia Mixer

Mar 28, 2017

Portland, OR—March 27, 2017— The Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is pleased to present Costumes, Reverence, and Forms, an exchange exhibition co-organized with the artist-run, Philadelphia-based Vox Populi. Costumes, Reverence, and Forms is the culmination of a year’s worth of curatorial exchange work involving two institutions and six curators. Together the team reviewed 180 artist’s websites, conducted 22 studio visits, and logged countless hours of communication and thought. In the end, the exhibition brings eight artists from two river cities together to show their work alongside each other in two exhibitions: one in Portland and the other in Philadelphia. This mixer has broadened each institutions’ knowledge of the other’s city and artists and fostered new relationships. The exhibition itself serves as a slice rather than a survey, a small fragment of or view into the art scenes of these two cities.

Pacific Northwest College of Art Launches Make + Think + Code

Jan 30, 2017

Portland, OR—January 30, 2017— Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is pleased to announce the launch of Make+Think+Code, a technology-focused research studio and lab supporting the radical reimagining of what can happen at the intersection of art, design, science, and technology.

The Center for Contemporary Art & Culture Presents Letha Wilson

Dec 13, 2016

Portland, OR—December 14, 2016—The Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is pleased to present Letha Wilson in her first West Coast solo exhibition featuring a new body of work. The exhibition is the result of a collaboration with c3:initiative, Sou’Wester, and the Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at PNCA. Together the organizations bring the NY-based artist and sculptural photographer Letha Wilson to the Northwest for two extended visits.

Pacific Northwest College of Art Launches Oregon Matching Scholarship

Nov 28, 2016

Portland, OR—November 28, 2016—To open the possibility for art college for more students who would thrive in programs that emphasize original and critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration, Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is launching the PNCA Oregon Matching Scholarship for all Oregon high school seniors and transfer students who are awarded Oregon Opportunity Grants (OOGs) for Fall 2017. The PNCA Oregon Matching Scholarship matches the Oregon Opportunity Grant dollar for dollar and can be renewed each year a full-time student is awarded the OOG and maintains a minimum grade point average.

HIDDEN ASSEMBLY: Labor in Contemporary Culture

Oct 21, 2016

Portland, OR—October 20, 2016—The Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) and Newspce Center for Photography present HIDDEN ASSEMBLY: Labor in Contemporary Culture. This exhibition is curated by Yaelle S. Amir, Curator, Newspace Center for Photography. The starting point of the group exhibition is the recognition that under capitalism most production is rendered invisible.

The Center for Contemporary Art & Culture Presents Cauleen Smith’s Asterism

Oct 12, 2016

Portland, OR—October 12, 2016—The Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) commissions a new project from multidisciplinary artist Cauleen Smith. On view November 3, 2016 through January 6, 2017 Asterisms is a new video installation that emerges from the artist’s consideration of the notion that Sometimes it takes time to see what’s really there. Sometimes having a name for a thing helps us see it. And sometimes the name for a thing renders it unseeable.

The Center for Contemporary Art & Culture Presents a Symposium on the Occasion of Potency of Process

Sep 29, 2016

Portland, OR—September 27, 2016— On the occasion of the exhibition Potency of Process: Moving Through Breast Cancer, the Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) presents a one-day symposium bringing together artists, medical experts, academics, and community partners for a series of interdisciplinary conversations around art and healing, the body in trauma, and breast cancer. Free and open to the public, the symposium takes place Saturday October 8, 2016 from 1–5pm.

Announcing Fall 2016 Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Sep 21, 2016

Portland, OR—September 21, 2016— The Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is pleased to present the Fall 2016 Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series. This series brings internationally recognized artists, designers, and scholars to campus for public lectures as well as classroom and studio visits. These artists enliven the discourse and expand the horizons of students, bringing diverse perspectives and experiences into conversation with those of the PNCA community. These lectures are free and open to the public.