Business of the Year: ARTS
October 03, 2018
We're delighted to report that Pacific Northwest College of Art has been selected as the Business of the Year: Arts for the 2018 Pearl District Business Awards.
Yes, we are actually a non-profit institution of higher education, but the PDBA may not have a category for that, so we'll accept the award as-is. We're lucky to be a part of the Pearl District neighborhood in the heart of Portland that is home to most of the city's art galleries and top design studios. We feel right at home. And we appreciate the PDBA's recognition of PNCA and the vibrance we bring the neighborhood, from our 600+ students and their work in their studios, the galleries, parks, and streets, to the hundreds of free cultural programs we offer the community each year.
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.