511 Transformation Launches
February 02, 2014
The Oregonian, in an article entitled, “Pacific Northwest College of Art begins work on new HQ, set to open in January 2015,” notes, “Contractors for the Pacific Northwest College of Art have started transforming the 511 Building and post office in Portland into the school’s new campus centerpiece.” The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design will be the new PNCA campus flagship, located on Portland’s North Park Blocks along with the College’s Museum of Contemporary Craft and the ArtHouse student residence. Architect Brad Cloepfil is quoted as saying, “I think it will change everything, for the PNCA and for the city…. People will see it as not just a building full of art students, but as a piece of the community.”
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.