Martin French wins 2019 Patrick Nagel Award for Excellence from the Society of Illustrators
July 30, 2019
Congratulations to Martin French who recently received the 2019 Patrick Nagel Award for Excellence from the Society of Illustrators Los Angeles for a poster he created for the Harlem Urban Dance Festival. French is Chair of Design Arts, Department Head of Illustration and Associate Professor in Illustration at PNCA. Two of French's posters (above) have been selected for the Bolivia Poster Biennial 2019 to be exhibited in La Paz opening in November. Three of his posters selected for the 2020 Graphis International Poster Annual Exhibition. And two posters were selected for the Mexico Poster Biennial at the El Museo Arocena in Mexico City.
See more of French's work here.
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.