MK Guth New Director of HFSGS
October 03, 2018
We're delighted to welcome MK Guth as Director of the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies which comprises the seven graduate programs in art, design, and theory offered by the college.
Guth was the Founding Chair of PNCA's first graduate program, the MFA in Visual Studies, which launched in 2007. This mentor-based, interdisciplinary program with a strong visiting artists component has served as a model for every one of the college's graduate programs.
Guth has been a full-time faculty member since 2006. She was included in the 2008 Whitney Biennial, and has shown widely including recent exhibitions at Canada and Cristin Tierney among others.
"MK is known for her tireless advocacy for the PNCA community, for her enthusiasm and integrity, and for her dedication to rigorous and thoughtful curriculum construction," says Kate Copeland, Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs. "We are so lucky to have MK Guth with us in this capacity."
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.