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.

In the transition to online learning, Emily Ginsburg’s class found a silver lining

For PNCA Chair of Media Arts Emily Ginsburg, she and many students in her Intermedia Department Theory and Practice class, “Art and the Everyday,” found the shift to remote learning to be a timely complement to an unprecedented upheaval of daily life.

Remembering Arlene Schnitzer

It is with heartfelt respect and admiration that Pacific Northwest College of Art remembers Arlene Schnitzer, who died on April 4, 2020 at the age of 91. A dynamic and powerful, yet quiet and modest voice in Portland’s cultural ethos, her philanthropic legacy has influenced generations of cultural and civic leaders and transformed the artistic landscape of Portland.