Inspiring profile of Professor Emeritus Arvie Smith in Portland Monthly

One of the most important artists of color in the Pacific Northwest, Smith entered art school at PNCA at the age of 42, and after graduate school returned to become an influential educator. 

Cover of August 2017 issue of Juxtapoz magazine featuring a spotlight on PNCA's new Art and Ecology minor.

Objectivity and Simple Genius: PNCA’s New Minor Spotlighted in Juxtapoz Magazine

In the August 2017 issue of Juxtapoz Magazine, PNCA's newest minor, Art and Ecology, was highlighted along with discussing the importance of arts education curricula. 

MFA in Visual Studies alumna Aruni Dharmakirthi & Melanie Stevens '17.

PNCA Alumni Announced as Centrum 2017 Emerging Artist Residents

We'd like to congratulate Melanie Stevens and Aruni Dharmakirthi who have been selected for Centrum’s 2017 Emerging Artist Residency.

Pamela Guest Wins Princess Grace Award

Animated Arts senior, Pamela Guest, has been selected for a Princess Grace Award in support of her thesis film, Asi Somos

Modou Dieng Interview in Terremoto

"What About the Future of Afro?" is an in interview with Associate Professor, artist, and curator Modou Dieng.

Bravo Alumni - July 2017

Alumni, we love hearing from you! Send any updates or news to so we can brag about you in our next issue of Bravo!

Molly Mendoza ‘14 finishes Fresh Paint Mural Commission

Congratulations to alumna Molly Mendoza on the completion of a mural commission for Fresh Paint.

Demian DinéYazhi´. image via

Demian DinéYazhi’ ‘13 Receives 2017 Brink Award

Big congratulations to almnus Demian DinéYazhi´ who was selected to receive the 2017 Brink Award, the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle announced today. 

Andrew Newell, Vertical Swamp Shack, 2017. mixed media

Congratulations Andrew Newell ‘17!

Andrew Newell has been awarded one of International Sculpture Center's 2017 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Awards.