Illustration Students Receive National Acclaim
February 16, 2012
Three Illustration majors had work accepted into the prestigious and highly competitive Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition this year. Open to all BFA illustration students across the country, 200+ images are juried into the show from over 7000 entries. The winning entries are then juried again for scholarship awards that go toward tuition, supplies, etc. This portion of the judging is yet to be finalized.
Sera Stanton ‘12, Samantha Mash ‘13, and Jeffrey Versoi ‘13 will have their work displayed in the Museum of American Illustration in NYC with the opening reception on May 9. The show runs through June 2. Their work will also be printed in the show catalog that is distributed around the country.
PNCA’s Illustration program fuses professional practice with personal vision, pushing to students to develop the hybrid skill-set needed to flourish in today’s dynamic, multi-media marketplace. Learn more about the current students and faculty of the Illustration program on the Illustration Tumblr site.
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.