Alumni and Faculty Win Precipice Fund Awards
December 07, 2018
Congratulations to all of the artist-run projects who were awarded Precipice Fund Grants at an award ceremony at Portland Institute for Contemporary Art yesterday evening. Many PNCA alumni and faculty projects were among those funded. Big congratulations to Nat Turner Project (maximiliano martinez, Melanie Stevens), Chingada Gallery (rubén garcia maruffo, Diego Morales Portillo), First Brick (James Knowlton, Molly Alloy, Eric Long, Allyn Carpenter), Pidzn Club (a team including Takahiro Yamamoto) and black girls: an archive, a project by D.A. Carter and Sharita Towne. PICA's Precipice Fund supports artist-run projects with grants up to $5,000. The awards are part of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts' Regional Regranting Program.
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.
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.