PNCA Press CenterCampus Opening Presskit
Release date: 11/18/15
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 – Portland, OR – The Board of Governors of Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) announce today a leadership transition as President Dr. Thomas Manley accepts the presidency of Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. He will assume the new role on March 1, 2016.
Release date: 11/03/15
Portland, OR — November 2, 2015 – Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is delighted to welcome Michelle Grabner to deliver a lecture November 19, 2015 at 6:30 as part of the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies Visiting Artist Lecture Series. This is her first major public lecture in Portland since being named curator of the Portland2016 Biennial of Contemporary Art at Disjecta. She comes to PNCA at the invitation of PNCA’s MFA in Visual Studies program.
Release date: 08/20/15
Portland, OR — August 20, 2015 – With the first Pacific Northwest College of Art faculty biennial to be held in our newly renovated historic Federal Building at 511 NW Broadway, PNCA sought to do something that would not only highlight the artists, designers, and scholars who make up the faculty, but also showcase the scope of contemporary art, craft, and design created by alumni from PNCA’s Bachelor of Fine Arts and Masters of Fine Arts programs. The result is the first ever PNCA faculty and alumni exhibition titled Holding Sway, opening September 3, 2015 and running through October 18, 2015. Work by 41 faculty members and 31 alumni including installation, painting, videos, and sculpture will be installed in PNCA’s central Atrium.
Release date: 08/26/15
Portland, OR — August 26, 2015 – Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) has named Darby Knox as its new Chief Advancement Officer. Formerly of the State University of New York, College at Brockport, Knox brings extensive campaign management and fundraising experience to the college, most recently overseeing a highly successful $25 million campaign, the largest in Brockport’s history.
Release date: 07/28/15
Portland, OR — July 28, 2015 – Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) and Museum of Contemporary Craft are pleased to be the only Northwest venue for the traveling exhibition, Alien She, the first show to examine the lasting impact of Riot Grrrl on artists and cultural producers working today. A pioneering punk feminist movement that emerged in the early 1990s in the Pacific Northwest and Washington D.C., Riot Grrrl emphasized female and youth empowerment, collaborative organization, creative resistance, and DIY ethics. The exhibition will open September 3, 2015 and run through January 9, 2016 at PNCA venues including the 511 Gallery and Museum of Contemporary Craft.
Release date: 07/01/15
Portland, OR — July 1, 2015 – Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is pleased to welcome Tracey Cockrell as new Chief Academic Officer and Academic Dean. Cockrell was founding chair of PNCA’s Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies in PNCA’s Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies.
Release date: 06/17/15
PORTLAND, OR — June 17, 2015 – On Saturday, June 6, Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) held its 2015 Landmark Gala at the college’s new home, the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design on Portland’s North Park Blocks. The signature fundraising event was attended by 450 people and raised more than $550,000 to benefit students, faculty, and programs.
Release date: 06/10/15
Portland, OR — June 10, 2015 – Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) presents Resolving Chaos, an exhibition of recent abstract paintings and drawings by Honour Mack at the 511 Gallery at the college’s new Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design. Mack is a visiting faculty member this summer for PNCA’s Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies. The exhibition opens July 2 and runs through August 8, 2015.
Release date: 06/09/15
Portland, OR — June 8, 2015 – Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is pleased to announce a gift of $1 million from Brian Wannamaker, Portland-based developer and supporter of the arts.
Release date: 05/18/15
Portland, OR — May 18, 2015 — Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is pleased to welcome renowned Midwest sculptor Richard Hunt for a conversation with equally venerable Oregon sculptor Lee Kelly Thursday, May 28 at 6:30pm in the Shipley/Collins Mediatheque Theater at PNCA’s Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design at 511 NW Broadway. Hunt will also be receiving an honorary degree at PNCA’s commencement ceremony. Both Hunt and Kelly interacted with architect, Pietro Belluschi, and this public conversation between these two revered artists will be moderated by PNCA Board Member Tony Belluschi and his wife Marti.
Release date: 05/12/15
Portland, OR — May 12, 2015 – Registration is now open for Boundary Crossings Institute in Animated Arts at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA). Boundary Crossings is a two-week intensive institute open to working professionals and graduate and upper-level undergraduate students interested in a hands-on exploration of animated installation as a medium and a site for investigation of moving image interdisciplinary practice.
Release date: 05/07/15
Portland, OR — May 7, 2015 – Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) presents its annual Thesis Exhibitions showing the work of undergraduate and graduate students opening May 31, 2015 and running through June 19, 2015. The public is welcome to see work that represents a culmination of years of work and a final thesis intensive. These works include paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, design work, artist’s books, videos, performances, and more. This is the first year that the Thesis Exhibitions will be held at PNCA’s new campus flagship on the North Park Blocks, the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design at 511 NW Broadway.
Release date: 04/28/15
Portland, OR — April 28, 2015 – Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) will expand its campus footprint into Portland’s Old Town/Chinatown this summer with the move of its 3D Fabrication Labs, the MFA in Visual Studies program, and student studios to three floors of leased space at 321 NW Glisan. The building, at the west end of the Steel Bridge, is just blocks from PNCA’s campus flagship, the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design at 511 NW Broadway.
Release date: 04/15/15
Portland, OR — April 14, 2015 – Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) hosts Earth Day of Action, April 22, 2015 at its new campus flagship on Portland’s North Park Blocks at 511 NW Broadway. The student-led day of action is the highlight of April climate change programming at PNCA including student-led Eco Club Pollution Solutions workshops throughout the week of Earth Day.
Release date: 04/03/15
Portland, OR — April 3, 2015 – Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is honored to welcome Hannah Jones, Nike’s Chief Sustainability Officer and Vice President, Innovation Accelerator, to deliver PNCA’s 2015 Alfred Edelman Lecture on Thursday, April 16 at 6:30pm.
Release date: 03/05/15
Portland, OR — March 5, 2015 – After a year of construction, Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) has opened the new Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design, the flagship of PNCA’s campus on Portland’s North Park Blocks. With a $34 million transformation of Portland’s historic post office, the College is positioned at the heart of the city’s burgeoning creative corridor. PNCA is pleased to announce that the $15 million target of its Creativity Works Here capital campaign was met in January. The campaign was launched in 2012 with a lead gift of $5 million from the Harold and Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation.
Release date: 03/03/15
Portland, OR—March 3, 2015—Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) presents 503/971, the inaugural juried undergraduate exhibition in its new home, the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design. For the first time, PNCA has opened the exhibition to undergraduate art students from colleges and universities throughout Portland including Portland State University, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Lewis and Clark College, Reed College, and Oregon College of Art and Craft. Organized by two students, Joseph McGehee and Joseph Greer, 503/971 is juried by three of the city’s top contemporary curators, Kristan Kennedy (Portland Institute for Contemporary Art), Robert Snowden (Yale Union), Libby Werbel (Portland Museum of Modern Art). 503/971 opens April 2, 2015 in PNCA’s New Commons and runs through April 29, 2015. An opening reception is scheduled for April 2, 6-9pm.
Release date: 02/11/15
Portland, OR—February 10, 2015—Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) welcomes all of Portland to its first First Thursday, March 5, 2015 from 6-9pm, in its new campus flagship, the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design. PNCA will be filled with art, and the College will welcome the public in to see the historic federal building with its dramatic renovation designed by Brad Cloepfil of Allied Works Architecture.
Release date: 01/27/15
Portland, OR—January 27, 2015—From its new campus on Portland’s North Park Blocks, Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) announces 2015 programming in its main galleries and exhibition spaces including the inaugural exhibition in PNCA’s flagship 511 Gallery in the recently completed Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design and at PNCA’s Museum of Contemporary Craft.
Release date: 11/26/14
Portland, OR, November 25, 2014 —Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) hosts the Holiday Art Sale on December 4 through December 6, 2014 from 6-9pm each day featuring one-of-a-kind gifts made by PNCA students. The sale is a great opportunity to get exquisite items ranging from fine art prints, paintings, and sculpture to handcrafted adornments. The PNCA Commons is completely transformed into a showcase of outstanding art. It is a wonderful opportunity to see what is “hot off the press” from PNCA student artists and to pick up a collectible piece at a great price. All proceeds directly benefit the artist.
Release date: 10/23/14
Portland, OR, October 23, 2014 — The Philip Feldman Gallery + Project Space at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) presents Breaking Banality: The Dysfunction of Remediation, an exhibition by Eva and Franco Mattes, opening with a reception on First Thursday, November 6, 2014 and running through January 10, 2015. For the exhibition, whose title was created by an online random exhibition title generator, the Brooklyn-based Italian duo will present ten reiterations of one performance from their series “BEFNOED – By Everyone, For No One, Every Day,” for which they commission anonymous workers to realize webcam performances. The Mattes’ hire performers through online crowdsourcing services and post the resulting videos to many of the more obscure social networks around the world. The artists regularly post links to new videos at befnoed.tumblr.com. These works are in the lineage of Fluxus event scores and more recently Hans Ulrich Obrist’s instruction-based project, “Do It.” For this exhibition, to view the videos, visitors will be forced in awkward positions, becoming themselves, if just for a few seconds, performers, and underlying how the act of viewing is in itself performative.
Release date: 09/29/14
Portland, OR, September 29, 2014 — Pacific Northwest College of Art is pleased to announce its new Board of Governors Chair Aric Wood, CEO of XPLANE. The Board also welcomes a new governor, Norman J. Smith, former President of the Ford Family Foundation. Wood brings years of experience in guiding global companies through transformative change. Smith provides a highly informed perspective on investing in Oregon and its cultural flagships, both through the Ford Family Foundation and as member of the Oregon House of Representatives.
Release date: 09/19/14
Portland, OR, September 18, 2014—Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is proud to announce that John Summerson, a senior in the Media Arts major with a concentration in Animated Arts, has been awarded the Grand Prize in LG Electronics USA’s Art of the Pixel competition. The prize comes with an award of $5,000 for Summerson and a grant of $50,000 for PNCA to support arts education.
Release date: 09/11/14
Portland, OR, September 11, 2014—In conjunction with the exhibition, SuperTrash, at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA), the College presents SuperTrash Symposium on October 11, 2014 in the Commons at PNCA, 1241 NW Johnson. Organized by Feldman Gallery curator Mack McFarland and SuperTrash curator and author Jacques Boyreau, the symposium explores the psychology of gender in terms of the SuperTrash exhibition’s glaring male gaze and examples of high- and low-culture interpenetration such as the silent film era’s first depictions of gender; the psychology of super-heroes in 1940’s comic books; feminist revisions of exploitation narratives; and the image in the age of the internet.
Release date: 09/03/14
Portland, OR, September 3, 2014 —Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) has been awarded a $700,000 top-off grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust toward its CREATIVITY WORKS HERE Capital Campaign for campus expansion to Portland’s North Park Blocks.
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