PNCA Alumni Selected for Rainmaker Artist Residency
October 04, 2015
Congratulations to the PNCA alumni selected for the Rainmaker Artist Residency, a 12-month program that provides studio space and professional development to support recent MFA recipients from Oregon colleges and universities. The Residency was founded by Jane Schiffhauer, who received her MFA from PNCA.
Jonathan Gann is an interdisciplinary artist and musician living and working in Portland, Oregon. He received his BFA from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2012 and his MFA in Visual Studies from Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2014. Jonathan has shown internationally and is currently a lead coordinator in No Laws No Fear of Death (NLNFOD) and Take Down Your Art (TDYA).
Michael Horwitz is an artist based in Portland, Oregon. He received his BFA in Film and Television from NYU’s Tisch School for the Arts and his MFA in Visual Studies from Pacific Northwest College of Art. His work has been featured in the Time Based Arts Festival, the Portland Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Craft, PDX Contemporary Art, Disjecta, ‘Mo-Wave Queer Arts Festival, the Independent Print Resource Center, and The Projects PDX.
Leif J. Lee is a multi-disciplinary queer feminist artist born in the Pacific Northwest. She received BA from the Evergreen State College and her MFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2014. Her studio practice includes creating hand drawn patterns in ink on fabrics that are then hand dyed for custom clothing, soft sculpture and wall hangings. Her collaborative performances have shown at multiple events including the Time Based Art festival and PICA’s Resource Room Residency.
Kaila Farrell-Smith is a Klamath/Modoc visual artist based in Portland, Oregon. Kaila Farrell-Smith received a B.F.A. from Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2004 and a MFA in Contemporary Art Practices Studio from Portland State University in 2014. She works as a mentor and art instructor for Journey’s in Creativity, a pre-college Native/Indigenous art camp via OCAC, is an adjunct professor of art at Portland Community College, and the Development Coordinator for the artist residency program, Signal Fire.
Oregon’s Sculptor, Lee Kelly BFA ‘59, passed away on March 28, 2022, at age 89.
Pacific Northwest College of Art is offering an affordable and accessible option for transfer students who want to earn a BFA degree.
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 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.