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New Interim Chair of MFA in Applied Craft + Design Program Brings Progressive, Interdisciplinary Vision
Portland, OR—July 20, 2018—Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is excited to welcome Sara Huston as Interim Chair of the MFA in Applied Craft + Design Program, a unique graduate program PNCA offers in partnership with Oregon College of Art and Craft.
Portland, OR—July 19, 2018—The Low-Residency MFA program in Visual Studies Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) presents BRENDA CLIVE JULIE RICHARD TINA, the thesis exhibition of work by the program’s graduating students. The exhibition opens August 2, 2018 with a reception from 6:00–8:00pm and will be on view until August 11, 2018.
Use What is Dominant in a Culture to Change it Quickly Jenny Holzer at Pacific Northwest College of Art
Portland, OR—July 10, 2018—The Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is honored to present Use What is Dominant in a Culture to Change it Quickly: Jenny Holzer's Sentences and Sentiments from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation July 19 through August 22, 2018. This exhibition is presented as part of Converge 45: YOU IN MIND 2018 and is part of the Jordan D. Schnitzer Exhibition Series at the Center for Contemporary Art & Culture in conjunction with PNCA’s MFA in Print Media program.
Portland, OR—July 2, 2018—Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is delighted to welcome Kristin Rogers Brown as the new Department Head for the undergraduate Graphic Design program. Creative director, designer, and educator, Rogers-Brown has been assistant professor in charge of PNCA's Illustration Advanced Studio in addition to teaching communication and collaborative design courses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.