when we dead awaken II
September 22, 2016
Critics are praising Elizabeth Malaska's new show of paintings at Nationale, when we dead awaken II. The title is drawn from a 1972 essay by Adrienne Rich in which the poet "makes the argument that women need to find a way to write with their own voices, unburdened by the male-dominant narrative that is embedded in the canon," writer Patrick Collier notes. Sara Sentilles writes a compelling essay for the catalogue for the exhibition that was supported by a grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council. She notes, "In 'Some of Us Did Not Die,' a woman sits on a pastel quilted blanket – pink and blue and yellow and purple, hearts in its corners – her dark hair piled on her head, grey hair falling in her face, two arms by her sides, a third raised in a defiant fist, her eyes looking out as if she could look through the viewer to the world that will come next, the world she and the other women in these canvases will make, the world Malaska will paint."
Malaska earned her MFA in Visual Studies from PNCA in 2011. Most recently, she was honored with a 2016 Individual Artist Fellowship through the Oregon Arts Commission.
when we dead awaken II is on view through October 10, 2016.
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.