Demian DinéYazhí included in Honolulu Biennial
February 20, 2019
Congratulations to alumnus Demian DinéYazhí (Naasht’ézhí Tábąąhá, Tódích’íí’nii)who has been selected for inclusion in the upcoming 2019 Honolulu Biennial TO MAKE WRONG / RIGHT / NOW curated by Nina Tonga!
Honolulu Biennial 2019 features 47 artists and artist collectives from Hawai’i and the countries and continents linked by the Pacific. During the two-month run of Hawai’i’s largest contemporary art festival, there will be 90 free public programs and 10 exhibitions sites.
Closer to home DinéYazhí is presenting an artist talk at the Portland Art Museum tomorrow night. Tickets for this event are sold out.
Demian DinéYazhí is an Indigenous Diné transdisciplinary artist born to the clans Naasht’ézhí Tábąąhá (Zuni Clan Water’s Edge) and Tódích’íí’nii (Bitter Water). DinéYazhí grew up in the colonized border town of Gallup, New Mexico, and the evolution of their work has been influenced by ancestral ties to traditional Diné culture and ceremony, matrilineal upbringing, the sacredness of land, and the importance of intergenerational knowledge.
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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
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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.