Congratulations to All Our New Graduates!

May 20, 2018

On Sunday, May 20, 2018, commencement ceremonies were held for our undergraduate and graduate candidates for the spring 2018. Join us in congratulating this new class of PNCA alumni!

Congratulations to the PNCA|PENSOLE Design Intensive Class of Spring 2018!

PNCA is excited to congratulate the Spring 2018 graduating class of our PNCA | PENSOLE Design Intensive!

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Arvie Smith ‘84 to Deliver 2018 PNCA Commencement Address

PNCA is pleased to announce that renowned artist, alumnus, and Professor Emeritus Arvie Smith '84 will deliver the 2018 Commencement Address at Pacific Northwest College of Art's 2018 Commencement ceremony on May 20, 2018.

Mary Mattingly, “Between Bears Ears and Daneros Mine” 2018, chromogenic dye coupler print, 30 x 30 inches, © Mary Mattingly.


What's PNCA alumni been up to? Here are a few updates on folks making moves in their art communities: from Hyperallergic and ARTFORUM publishings, to notable exhibitions in New York, to TEDx talks and fellowships. PNCA alumni is always proud of its legacy!

Sheida and Iris in front of a large exhibition


Read about alumni updates!

Kristin Bradshaw Featured on Textsound

Creative Writing Program Director, Kristin Bradshaw, has four works featured on the current issue of

Angela Medlin, PNCA|PENSOLE faculty member

PNCA|PENSOLE Faculty Featured

PNCA|PENSOLE faculty member, Angela Medlin, is profiled in the new the Schoolhouse Electric spring catalog. 

PNCA President Don Tuski Joins Portland Influencers to Select Nike BIKETOWN Challenge Finalists

Don Tuski, President of PNCA, recently joined a panel of judges to select the finalists for Nike's 2018 BIKETOWN Community Design Challenge ⟶ 

PNCA Professor Jodie Cavalier Selected as a Leland Iron Works 2018 “Gold Spot” Artist-in-Residence

Jodie Cavalier MFA '12, PNCA Assistant Professor in Foundation and Media Arts, has been selected as a Leland Iron Works "Gold Spot" artist in residence for the upcoming 2018 summer/fall season.