Laura Medina Awarded New Media Fellowship at Open Signal
September 13, 2019
Open Signal: Portland Community Media Center has selected alumna Laura Medina for one of four New Media Fellowships, a residency program that supports artists exploring the social implications of immersive technologies.
Medina, who earned her BFA in Painting and completed a thesis project including animation, is an alumni resident at PNCA's Make+Think+Code creative technology lab where she has been working on a VR project. She will continue to work on a larger VR and MR installation during her Open Signal New Media Fellowship. This Fellowship culminates in a solo exhibition opening May 12, 2020.
Medina debuts her VR work at La Lucha, a group exhibition celebrating Latinx Heritage Month at Wieden+Kennedy opening Thursday, September 19, 2019.
Farewell to Lee Kelly
Oregon’s Sculptor, Lee Kelly BFA ‘59, passed away on March 28, 2022, at age 89.
PNCA offers generous scholarships to transfer students
Pacific Northwest College of Art is offering an affordable and accessible option for transfer students who want to earn a BFA degree.
Welcome PNCA's New Dean
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 celebrates completion of merger with Pacific Northwest College of Art
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.