Bukola Koiki Shortlisted for Emerging Voices Award
March 28, 2019
Congratulations to Bukola Koiki, alumna of the MFA in Applied Craft and Design program ('15), who was recently shortlisted by the American Craft Council for the 2019 Emerging Voices Award. The Emerging Voices Award celebrates new makers and thinkers significantly shaping directions and dialogues in contemporary craft.
Bukola Koiki is a Nigerian-American interdisciplinary artist whose work strives to collapse the single story of the immigrant experience by exploring the challenging liminal space they inhabit. Her multidimensional fiber works reflect her material and technical curiosity, featuring prints rendered with embroidered collagraph plates, giant paper beads employing Nigerian hair-threading techniques, and more. She has exhibited nationally and has also been featured in Surface Design magazine and online on Art21 Magazine.
Koiki is currently an AICAD teaching fellow at Maine College of Art.
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.