Miller Challenge Grant
February 27, 2011
PNCA has received a Challenge Grant of $100,000 over two years from the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation. The Challenge is in support of new and increased gifts to the annual fund through general support, as well as gifts through the College’s Gala.
Over 85% of PNCA students receive some form of financial aid or scholarship. During the 2010-2011 school year, the College has awarded more than $4 million in student scholarships, representing 25% of the College’s total annual operating budget. Scholarships are especially critical today, as the affordability of a college education becomes an even greater concern for students and their families.
The Miller Foundation Challenge also supports the College as it continues to build its BFA and MFA programs. This year, the College launched its ninth BFA Program, focusing on Contemporary Animated Arts. In fall 2011, the College will launch its third MFA program in Collaborative Design. Both of these programs will help graduating students meet the growing demands of the global workforce for creative, collaborative, critical thinkers. Support from the Miller Foundation Challenge will enable the College to build its annual fund programs, so it can continue to create new BFA and MFA programs to meet the needs of the creative economy.
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.