Elizabeth Malaska Awarded Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant
January 10, 2019
Big congratulations to alumna Elizabeth Malaska who has been awarded a $25,000 Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant. Malaska was represented for many years by Nationale gallery and is currently represented by Russo Lee Gallery. As reported by the Oregonian:
The Portland-based feminist painter and faculty member at Pacific Northwest College of Art and Oregon College of Art and Craft has focused in recent years on redefining how women’s bodies are portrayed. She is a previous Joan Mitchell Foundation nominee, has been honored by the Oregon Arts Commission and Regional Arts and Culture Council, and is a 2018 Hallie Ford Fellow. She is represented by Russo Lee Gallery, 805 N.W. 21st Ave., Portland, and will have a show there in November. She’ll also curate a show there at the same time.
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.