PNCA, October First Thursday, In the North Park Blocks

October First Thursday at PNCA + North Park Blocks

The Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at Pacific Northwest College of Art is excited to invite the public to the October First Thursday Art Walk in the North Park Blocks for a series of exhibition openings, performances, live music, drop-in activities and refreshments!

Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies Lecture Series 2023-2024, hosted by PNCA

2023-24 Visiting Artist Lecture Series

We are thrilled to announce PNCA’s 2023-24 Visiting Artist Lecture Series! 

PNCA’s Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies and Center for Contemporary Art & Culture welcomes prominent artists, scholars, designers, curators, and critics from around the country and beyond, to engage with the Portland arts community.

Farewell to Lee Kelly

Oregon’s Sculptor, Lee Kelly BFA ‘59, passed away on March 28, 2022, at age 89.

PNCA offers generous scholarships to transfer students

Pacific Northwest College of Art is offering an affordable and accessible option for transfer students who want to earn a BFA degree.

Welcome PNCA's New Dean

We are pleased to announce that Jennifer Cole has accepted our offer to become the next dean of the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA), effective March 2022, and delighted that she will hold Willamette’s first named deanship, recognizing a generous new gift from Jordan D. Schnitzer.

Two images, PNCA Campus and Salem campus, split above and below

Willamette University celebrates completion of merger with Pacific Northwest College of Art

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.

Schnitzer family's $2M gift to support Willamette University/Pacific Northwest College of Art merger

Willamette will launch a search soon to retain a nationally recognized educator and leader in art and design to serve as PNCA’s new dean. This $2 million gift from the late Arlene Schnitzer will create the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer PNCA Dean’s Initiative Fund, and provide the new PNCA Dean with resources to test new initiatives, facilitate collaboration between the PNCA and Willamette faculties, and more. Please enjoy this video to learn more about this generous gift.

PNCA’s Illustration Program Ranked Top 50 Nationally by Animation Career Review

ACR has ranked the top animation, design, and gaming programs across the country through annual lists for each state since 2011.

PNCA Alumni Featured in New York Times Article

PNCA alums Demian DinéYazhi' ’13 and Lehuauakea ’18 discuss their influences and practices.