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PNCA’s Panel Project, artwork to protect joy and windows in Portland

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.

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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.

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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.

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CCAC's The Unknown Artist Reviewed in Oregon ArtsWatch and Art in America

A big thank you to both Oregon ArtsWatch and Art in America for their reviews of The Unknown Artist exhibition at PNCA’s Center for Contemporary Art and Culture.

Mcgready award winners Phoenix McNamara (left) and Carl Diehl (right)

Congratulations to the 2020 McGeady Fund Awardees!

March 2, 2020

PNCA is pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of the McGeady Faculty Development Grants. Out of a strong field of applicants, Phoenix McNamara (Adult Program Manager, CE; Assistant Professor, Illustration) and Carl Diehl (Assistant Professor in Creative Writing, Foundation and Video + Sound) have been selected as this year’s winners.

MFA Applied Craft + Design students find inspiration in Joshua Tree

Students in the MFA in Applied Craft + Design annually travel to Joshua Tree, CA for inspiration and exploration

Lucy Cotter's Reclaiming Artistic Research

Artist, curator, and academic, Cotter’s new book asks how art knows: how artistic thinking develops through artistic processes and takes shape in artworks.

Michael Lazarus on panel at Portland Art Museum

Lazarus participates in panel on Portland Art and Learning Studios where he is currently artist in residence.

Alumna Elizabeth Malaska Artist Talk

Russo Lee Gallery presents an artist talk with MFA in Visual Studies alumna Elizabeth Malaska discussing the work in her current exhibition Of Myth or of Monday.