2014 Gala Resounding Success
June 01, 2014
PNCA’s 2014 Gala was a resounding success: a beautiful evening, a full house, and plenty of surprises. A greater number of supporters than ever before, including Mayor Hales, Congressman Blumenauer, and Commissioner Nick Fish, attended the sold-out Gala at Vigor Industrial on Swan Island. A highlight of the evening was a very special performance by k.d. lang in a stunning environment created by award-winning designer and alumnus, Michael Curry ‘81. In addition to funds raised for PNCA’s Annual Fund, numerous announcements were made throughout the evening of major gifts to the College’s Capital Campaign, CREATIVITY WORKS HERE, in support of our campus expansion to the North Park Blocks. One of the most dramatic gifts was that of Mark Edlen of $1 million to name the main corridor of the building after his wife and PNCA’s Board Chair, The Ann Payne Edlen Creative Corridor. PNCA looks forward to next year’s Gala which will be held at the College’s new home in the 511 Building, the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design.
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.
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.