Argyle Art of Sparkling Scholarship Winners Revealed
September 16, 2019
Congratulations to students Olivia Harwood, Haley Howell, and Lydia Mercer, the student artists who were selected for Argyle Scholarships and whose art works will grace wine labels in the special 2019 Art of Sparkling Set. This partnership between Argyle winery and Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is now in its fourth year.
Haley Howell's from here, upwards was created using intaglio hardground etching techniques. Howell’s label explores the enigmatic relationship between humans and nature during the wine growing process.
Incorporating saturated colors and an array of industrial, natural and atmospheric patterns, Olivia Harwood’s surreal label represents growth within the soil as part of the wider world of winemaking.
Influenced by the architecture of the Argyle Tasting House, LydiaMercer’s label utilizes a combination of digital and cyanotype processes to explore the nature of creation in winemaking.
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.