OPEN CALL: Asterisk in Residence
November 08, 2018
The MFA in Applied Craft + Design launched the Asterisk in Residence program in 2016. It is designed to enable creative thinkers, makers, and entrepreneurs to apply for a semester-long research or fabrication focused residency. The purpose of this residency is to create a competitive, distinct and rare opportunity for disciplines ranging in but not limited to design, fine art, craft, science, creative writing and the curatorial arts to work with the MFA in Applied Craft + Design community in the development of new:
· Products and/or
· New approaches or solutions to particular business needs or aspirations
Past residents include:
Sarah Wertzberger, Fall, 2018
Sarah Turner, Spring, 2018
Sage Fisher of Dolphin Midwives, Spring, 2017
David Boekelheide and Christina Conant, Spring, 2016
Spread the word, find out more, and apply 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.