Graduate Student Wins Honorable Mention in Sculpture Contest
June 27, 2012
Andy Lonnquist MFA ‘12 was awarded honorable mention in the International Sculpture Center’s 2012 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award program.
Lonnquist’s work will be recognized in the 2012 October issue of Sculpture magazine, as well as on the www.sculpture.org website. This achievement points to the success that graduate students at PNCA have around creating rigorous work and engaging in a vital design and craft history.
There were an exceptional number of nominees with 434 students from over 174 college and universities, world-wide. The jury included Donna Dennis, Winifred Lutz, and Joseph Becherer, and they reviewed more than 1,300 images of student work to make their selections.
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.