Former PNCA Director Al Hammer Has Passed
January 28, 2010
PNCA is saddened to announce that former PNCA Director Al Hammer has passed.
Hammer was briefly PNCA Director from July 1981 - May 1982. He abruptly decided to leave in October 1981 (just three months after he arrived), and returned to New England to become Director of the Hartford School of Art at the University of Hartford.
“Read a _Hartford Courant_ piece about Hammer”:http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/hartfordcourant/obituary.aspx?n=alfred-e-hammer&pid=134607531.
Oregon’s Sculptor, Lee Kelly BFA ‘59, passed away on March 28, 2022, at age 89.
Pacific Northwest College of Art is offering an affordable and accessible option for transfer students who want to earn a BFA degree.
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 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.