2011–2012 Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series
September 13, 2011
PNCA is pleased to announce the schedule for the 2011-2012 Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series, presented by ZGF Architects LLP and supported by PNCA+FIVE (Ford Institute for Visual Education). Unless otherwise noted, Visual Studies lectures are held in the Swigert Commons at the PNCA Main Campus Building, Applied Craft and Design lectures are held at The Bison Building in the Applied Craft and Design Studios, and lectures begin at 6:30 pm. For the most up-to-date information about each lecture, visit the PNCA Calendar.
Focused on experiential learning, knowledge sharing and cross-disciplinary exchange, PNCA’s Graduate Visiting Artist program is a dynamic and essential part of each graduate program’s curriculum. Throughout the year, artists, scholars, designers, curators and critics from around the globe are invited to engage with students and the community in a variety of formats, including lectures, conversations, panel discussions, group critiques, workshops and studio visits. These visiting artists contribute to, challenge and expand the academic and artistic discourse at PNCA, extending the possibilities for innovative instruction and learning.
Oregon’s Sculptor, Lee Kelly BFA ‘59, passed away on March 28, 2022, at age 89.
Pacific Northwest College of Art is offering an affordable and accessible option for transfer students who want to earn a BFA degree.
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.
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.