8th Annual Gala Soars Beyond Forecasted Goals
May 10, 2010
On Saturday, May 8, Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) held its 8th annual Gala, coined by Portland Monthly as the “swingingest art party in Portland!” PNCA’s Constellation of Creativity raised $385,000, far surpassing the College’s anticipated goal of $300,000. Together with the College’s recent Benefit Art Auction with Bonhams and Butterfields, this year PNCA raised more than a half million dollars. The Centennial Campaign for PNCA+FIVE, a $32 million effort to raise funds for PNCA’s main campus building, endowment funds, scholarships and special projects is anticipated to end successfully by June 30, the close of the College’s current fiscal year. The Campaign was launched in January 2004 and was strengthened by the late Hallie Ford whose gift of $15 million in 2007 established PNCA’s Ford Institute of Visual Education (FIVE).
The full press release is available “here”:http://www.pnca.edu/news/press/852/pnca-s-8th-annual-gala-constellation-of-creativity-soars-beyond-forecasted-goals.
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.