Palmarin Merges helps Blackfish Gallery celebrate 40 years!
March 29, 2019
The venerable, member-run Blackfish Gallery celebrates 40 years and our own PNCA printmaking professor Palmarin Merges will be live screenprinting the Blackfish 40th Anniversary commemorative print at the gallery on the following dates:
April 3, 3-4:30
April 13, 1-2:30
April 23, 11-12:30
Merges is a creative force and is one of a number of PNCA faculty, faculty emeriti, and alumni who have helped make Blackfish the special place that it is. Christy Wyckoff, who shaped the printmaking department for many years, has work in the April Former Member show. And a number of PNCA alumni are Blackfish members including Barbara Black, Lynda Ater, Angela Passsalacqua, Stephan Soihl, and Judith Wyss.
This event is free and open to the public.
Farewell to Lee Kelly
Oregon’s Sculptor, Lee Kelly BFA ‘59, passed away on March 28, 2022, at age 89.
PNCA offers generous scholarships to transfer students
Pacific Northwest College of Art is offering an affordable and accessible option for transfer students who want to earn a BFA degree.
Welcome PNCA's New Dean
We are pleased to announce that Jennifer Cole has accepted our offer to become the next dean of the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA), effective March 2022, and delighted that she will hold Willamette’s first named deanship, recognizing a generous new gift from Jordan D. Schnitzer.
Willamette University celebrates completion of merger with Pacific Northwest College of Art
Willamette University and the Pacific Northwest College of Art today finalized their merger, officially making the Northwest’s oldest school of art and design an integral part of the region’s leading liberal arts university.
Schnitzer family's $2M gift to support Willamette University/Pacific Northwest College of Art merger
Willamette will launch a search soon to retain a nationally recognized educator and leader in art and design to serve as PNCA’s new dean. This $2 million gift from the late Arlene Schnitzer will create the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer PNCA Dean’s Initiative Fund, and provide the new PNCA Dean with resources to test new initiatives, facilitate collaboration between the PNCA and Willamette faculties, and more. Please enjoy this video to learn more about this generous gift.