Sharita Towne Appointed Program Head of PNCA MFA in Visual Studies

We are excited to announce that Sharita Towne, who has taught and mentored in PNCA’s BFA, MA and MFA programs since 2016, has been appointed Program Head of PNCA’s MFA in Visual Studies in the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies.

In Memoriam: Susan Hammer

We are deeply saddened by the loss of a dear friend to the college. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hammer family and her partner Lee Kelly.

Q&A: PNCA’s Fall 2020 Plans

We recently sat down with Kate Copeland, PNCA Dean of Academic Affairs, to discuss how 20 PNCA faculty members came together to develop a new hybrid approach to providing an art and design education that continues PNCA’s hallmark ability to prepare students for lives of creative practice.

PNCA Fall 2020 MFA/MA Leadership Scholarships

PNCA announces a MFA/MA scholarship program for Black, African American, Indigenous, Native American, or non-Black students of color with demonstrated financial need.

PNCA Fall 2020 BFA Equity Scholarships

PNCA announces a BFA scholarship program geared toward our incoming Black and Indigenous, Native American, and non-Black students of color.

PNCA 2020 Commencement Speeches

PNCA presents the speakers from our 2020 virtual commencement ceremony, featuring Mikai Arion, BFA Intermedia 2020; Anthony Hudson, Intermedia 2013; and Simone Fischer, MFA Visual Studies 2020.

An Open Letter to the PNCA Family

Ahmaud Arbery. George Floyd. Botham Jean. Atatiana Jefferson. Eric Reason. Breonna Taylor.

Say their names.

PNCA’s BFA Thesis Portfolios Featured in Oregon ArtsWatch

A huge thank you to Oregon ArtsWatch for featuring PNCA’s virtual BFA thesis portfolios in their roundup of how local colleges and universities pivoted and adapted in order to highlight the works of their students in a socially distanced world.

PNCA students’ Panel Project joins the Pearl District’s efforts to protect windows and inspire hope

Following weeks of organizing and painting, students at PNCA launched the first phase of the Panel Project in mid-May, with the help of our wonderful facilities team and support from Blick Art Materials Portland.