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.
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.
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.
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.
Sep 06, 2016
Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) regrets that for the 2016-17 academic year, the MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research (CTCR) program has been suspended. It was a difficult decision, but fiduciary responsibility to the College dictated that the financial risk of allowing the program to run with too few students was too great.
Aug 03, 2016
Portland, OR—August 1, 2016—The Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) presents Roy Tomlinson: ReMap, opening September 1, 2016 in PNCA’s New Commons and running through September 22.
Jul 08, 2016
Portland, OR—July 8, 2016—The Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) presents Bruce Nauman: Language Body, July 18 through August 6, 2016. This exhibition is part of The Jordan D. Schnitzer Exhibition and Visiting Artist Lecture Series and is co-presented with Converge 45 and the PNCA’s MFA in Print Media.
Jul 06, 2016
July 6, 2016—Portland, Oregon—Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) has entered into a sales agreement with the Oregon Jewish Museum for the sale of its condo interest in 724 NW Davis in Portland. The sale price was $5 million.
Jul 01, 2016
July 1, 2016—Portland, Oregon—Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is pleased to congratulate the many alumni and faculty members who have been selected by Michelle Grabner for the 2016 Portland Biennial organized by Disjecta. Grabner, who was co-curator of the 2014 Whitney Biennial, is a nationally recognized artist, curator, and educator. Disjecta notes that these artists are “defining and advancing the state’s contemporary arts landscape.”
Jun 15, 2016
Portland, OR—June 15, 2016—The Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) launches its Summer Lecture Series with a lecture by David Horvitz June 15, 2016. All lectures are held in PNCA’s Mediatheque theater at 6pm unless otherwise noted below. PNCA is at 511 NW Broadway, and all lectures are free and open to the public.
Jun 14, 2016
Portland, OR—June 14, 2016—Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is pleased to announce a new partnership with Portland Community Media, launching with the broadcast of a lecture by visiting artist David Horvitz on June 15, 2016. This partnership will make programs available to the public through Portland Community Media.
Jun 09, 2016
Portland, OR—June 9, 2016—Concluding a nationwide search, Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is proud to welcome Dr. Donald L. Tuski as PNCA’s next President. Since 2010, Dr. Tuski has served as President and Professor of Anthropology at Maine College of Art.
May 11, 2016
Portland, OR—May 10, 2016—Demonstrating the scope of work being made by undergraduate and graduate students, Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) presents its annual 2016 Thesis Exhibitions opening May 22, 2016 and running through June 17, 2016. There will be an opening reception from 6-9pm on May 22 at both PNCA’s main building at 511 NW Broadway and at 724 NW Davis.
Apr 12, 2016
Portland, OR—April 12, 2016—Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) welcomes Sheila Hamilton to deliver the 2016 Edelman Lecture on May 10, 2016 at 5:30pm. Hamilton is a five-time Emmy Award-winning journalist and the author of All the Things We Never Knew, her memoir about being blindsided by her husband’s bipolar disorder and suicide. She will speak about her personal experience with mental illness and advocate for a more holistic approach to mental health.
Mar 09, 2016
Portland, OR—March 8, 2016—The Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) and the Center for Contemporary Art & Culture are proud to present Lifetime Achievement Award Exhibition: James Rosenquist at PNCA’s campus flagship, the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design, from March 22 through June 18, 2016. This exhibition, which is part of the 2016 SGC International Printmaking Conference, will feature 30 James Rosenquist prints from several collections with the majority coming from the Jordan D. Schnitzer Family Foundation Collection. Giving an overview of Rosenquist’s works in print, the prints in the exhibition are drawn from the years 1964 through 2011 and include selections from each decade. This year’s SGCI Conference will honor James Rosenquist with a Lifetime Achievement Award.