GOODS | Early summer edition
June 21, 2016
Happy Solstice +1. Here’s another quick round-up of some of the good things members of our PNCA community are doing.
If you’ve an upcoming exhibition or residency; if you’ve received an award or been awarded a commission, please email me.
Big congratulations to all of the artists and designers who have been awarded Merit Scholarships. A very inspiring list!
Daniel Mackin Freeman ’14, who currently serves PNCA as Client Systems Technician, worked with Professor Stephen Slappe, lead faculty of PNCA’s Video and Sound program, to form a partnership with Portland Community Media. PCM provides broadcast-quality cameras and training so that PNCA can create programming for PCM. http://pnca.edu/news/press/777...
Making it happen: Did you know that there are a number of artist-run gallery spaces and publishers in Portland that were founded and are currently run by students and alumni?
Cherry & Lucic (included in the Portland2016 Biennial) was co-founded by John Knight MFA VS. http://cherryandlucic.com/
Compliance Division was co-founded by Tabitha Nikolai MFA VS '14. http://compliancedivision.org/
HQ Objective was co-founded by Andre Filipek '13. http://hqobjective.org/
Publication Studio is currently co-run by Antonia Pinter '11. http://www.publicationstudio.biz/
S1 was co-founded by Alex Ian Smith '11. http://s1portland.com/
MSG was co-founded by Kathryn Knowlton '11 who also runs the curatorial project Medium Rare. http://mediumrare.link/
Among the crew of artists and mentors in the Prequel program are Lou Watson ’15 and mentors Jodie Cavalier MFA VS ‘12 (co-chair of the Low-Res MFA in Visual Studies), Midori Hirose ‘04, Ka’ila Farrell Smith ’04, and Tabitha Nikolai MFA VS ’14.
Sarah Meadows ’08 has been awarded a RISD Graduate Studies Grant for a research trip to the U.K. where she'll be researching early cyanotype techniques and artists.
German Bio artist Julian Voss-Andreae was recently featured on Labiotech, the European biotech website. http://labiotech.eu/bioart-julian-voss-andreae-materialises-molecules-through-metal-sculpture/
Lou Watson ’15 has received a Career Incentive Fund grant from The New Foundation in Seattle.
Rebecca Peel '12 was selected earlier this year as one of Portland Monthly’s artists on the verge. Currently living in NY, Peel returns to Portland for exhibitions including the Portland2016 Biennial and an exhibition with MSG, an artist-run gallery co-founded by alum Kathryn Knowlton. http://www.pdxmonthly.com/articles/2016/3/25/five-young-portland-artists-on-the-verge
Eva Rabin, MFA AC+D ’1, has received a scholarship to study at The Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts this summer. Eva will be taking a Paper Arts workshop taught by Lauren Kussro.
Mary Weisenberg ’16 is participating in a group show at T-Project with Hazel Miller ’15, http://www.tprojectshop.com/pages/new-art-sweet-seasons
PNCA students in Professor Linda Kliewer’s Off Site Projects class have worked with clients at Transition Projects in the Bud Clark Commons Day Center to create bright murals on some of the doors in the Day Center, across NW Broadway from PNCA.
Listen to an interview with alum Julie Orser http://museumofnonvisibleart.com/interviews/julie-orser/
Tayler Howard has been selected as an official Semifinalist in the 2016 Adobe Design Achievement Awards for his work, The Buddha Effect: Oakland. Howard is one of 427 Semifinalists chosen this year out of 1362 entrants. The Adobe Design Achievement Awards are a digital media competition for student creators. http://www.adobeawards.com/us/live?projectId=36658531
Bukola Koiki (MFA ACD ’15) is included in Third Space, a two-person exhibition at Rainmaker Artist Residency, founded by alum Jane Schiffhauer (MFA VS). The exhibition runs from June 4 - 30, 2016. http://www.rainmakerartistresidency.org/
Nick Patton (MFA VS ’15) is among three new artist residents for Summer 2016 at Rainmaker Artist Residency. Patton receives a studio space and professional development opportunities.
Recent MFA in Print Media graduate Kanani Miyamoto’s installation, Industry of Aloha, is on view at the Portland Building through Friday June 24. https://www.racc.org/2016/06/03/industry-of-aloha-an-art-installation-by-kanani-miyamoto-opens-at-the-portland-building-june-1-june-24/
Lauren Sinner, MFA AC+D ’16 and Jennifer Viviano, MFA AC+D ‘17 both received scholarships to Anderson Ranch to attend a Material Mnemonic workshop this summer.
Esmé Hogeveen, MA ’15 (Co-Winner of the CT+CR Thesis Award ’15), has been accepted into the School of Criticism and Theory at Cornell University. In addition to this, she has been invited to study in Paris with Bernard Stiegler, Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Institute of Research and Innovation at the Pompidou Center. She also just had a review published in the on-line magazine CM.
Upon her return from a monthlong residency at Leland Iron Works, Linda Hutchins '88 shared her research with the PNCA community during an onsite drawing performance using the rhythms of Steve Reich's Clapping Music (1972).
The Architecture Foundation of Oregon is honoring PNCA alumnus Lee Kelly '59 with the 2016 Honored Citizen Award at its annual Honored Citizen Dinner on October 15, 2016.
Leon-Miguel Cerdena, MA ’15 (CT+CR Graduation Speaker ’15), will present a paper at the conference of Under Western Skies 2016 at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
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.