Huston Selected as MFA Applied Craft + Design Program Head
September 12, 2019
We are delighted to announce that after a nationwide search, Sara Huston has been appointed Program Head of PNCA’s MFA in Applied Craft + Design in the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies! Huston has a long relationship with the AC+D program, having taught and mentored in the program for many years before most recently serving as Interim Chair of the program.
Huston's breadth of experience as an artist, designer, curator, and educator, as well as her experience with and vision for this unique program, make her an ideal Program Head. She holds an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Fine Art and a BFA in Sculpture from the Art Academy of Cincinnati and has taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Oregon, Oregon College of Art and Craft, and Marylhurst. She is one half of The Last Attempt at Greatness, an interdisciplinary avant-garde studio she runs with her partner, John Paananen. The cross-disciplinary studio engages design, craft, art, and architecture. Her work explores subjects of progress, expectation, liminality, perception, value and the intersection and language of art and design. Huston is curator and member of the League of Women Designers, a member-led professional forum that aims to elevate women in interdisciplinary design.
Sara has been a steadfast leader as interim chair over the last year, and we are excited for her inspiring leadership to continue.
The Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at Pacific Northwest College of Art is excited to invite the public to the October First Thursday Art Walk in the North Park Blocks for a series of exhibition openings, performances, live music, drop-in activities and refreshments!
We are thrilled to announce PNCA’s 2023-24 Visiting Artist Lecture Series!
PNCA’s Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies and Center for Contemporary Art & Culture welcomes prominent artists, scholars, designers, curators, and critics from around the country and beyond, to engage with the Portland arts community.
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.