Statement on PNCA Board Vote on Possible Merger with OCAC
December 14, 2018 – PORTLAND, OR -- Over the last three months, Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) and Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC) have explored the potential of consolidating their two institutions. This morning, PNCA’s Board of Governors made the determination that a merger at this time is not a feasible option and voted to decline the opportunity with OCAC.
Both institutions entered these conversations with strong intention and dedicated rigor, engaging in an inclusive process that included faculty, staff and members of the board from both institutions. The PNCA community holds our colleagues at OCAC in high regard, recognizing their contribution fo the American Crafts movement, art education and the rich legacy of the arts and creativity in the Pacific Northwest. OCAC has stated its intention to remain dedicated to providing the highest level of arts education in the City of Portland and throughout the Pacific Northwest. We wish them only success in moving forward.
For 100+ years, PNCA has been recognized as a cultural leader, having played a pivotal role in the artistic landscape of the Pacific Northwest through art and design education, public lectures, exhibitions and access to community education. PNCA will continue to expand its creative legacy executing its strategy of growth and advancement with a focus on enrollment, fundraising and operations; building off of the success from this year’s local and national recruitment that yielded a record incoming freshman class to support a total enrollment of nearly 600 students – the largest student body in over a decade.
Portland, OR—February 22, 2019—Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) presents Boundary Crossings 2019, our biannual institute for animated arts August 12-23, 2019 with the theme of Connected Moments - Performing Cycles.
Portland, OR—February 19, 2019—Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is proud to host an Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on March 9, 2019, in the Shipley Collins Mediatheque at PNCA from 10am-2:30pm.
Portland, OR—February 12, 2019—The Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is thrilled to present an exhibition of work by celebrated artist Joe Feddersen. The exhibition, Echo, will debut a new series of prints Feddersen produced during his time as artist-in-residence with PNCA’s Watershed Center for Fine Art Publishing and Research
Over four days in January, Pacific Northwest College of Art’s (PNCA) Make+Think+Code invites the public to join us in unleashing the powerful tools of data, art, technology, and community to foster citizen science and collaborative research, civic engagement and activism.
National Scholastic Art Awards for Oregon High School Students Now Organized by Pacific Northwest College of Art
Portland, OR—December 19, 2018—Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is proud to be the new Regional Affiliate Partner of the nation’s most important awards program for creative high school students, the Scholastic Art Awards.