Joan Mitchell Nominations
January 16, 2012
Congratulations to MFA in Visual Studies James Papadopoulos ‘12 and Patrick Driscoll ‘12, who were nominated for the Joan Mitchell 2012 Award. Last year Elizabeth Malaska ‘11 and Samantha Wall ‘11 were nominated for this prestigious honor, and Samantha was one of the 15 students selected to receive a $15,000 fellowship.
These nominations point to the rigor and critical investigation that define PNCA’s five graduate programs. Recipients of the Joan Mitchell 2012 Award will be announced later in the spring.
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.