Day-after-Solstice, early summer edition of GOODS wherein we round up just some of the many good things members of our PNCA community are doing out in the world. Highlights this time include community projects with our downtown neighbors, a list of alum artist-run spaces and projects, and a new partnership with Portland Community Media.
If you’ve an upcoming exhibition or residency; if you’ve received an award or been awarded a commission, please email me.
Congratulations to all of our students who have been selected to receive Merit Scholarships. These students are selected by faculty and department chairs for their exceptional promise.
Issue 05 of BLIGHT, an annual magazine published by PNCA's MFA in Collaborative Design program is now available.
Congratulations to Rose Bond, Lead Faculty in Animated Arts on her 2016 Oregon Media Arts Fellowship in support of her upcoming collaboration with the Oregon Symphony on the December 2016 performance of the Turangalîla-Symphonie by French composer Olivier Messiaen.
PNCA students in Professor Linda Kliewer’s Off Site Projects class have worked with clients at Transition Projects in the Bud Clark Commons Day Center to create bright murals on some of the doors in the Day Center, across NW Broadway from PNCA.
PNCA today announced the recipients of the array of scholarships and awards the College offers to exceptional students. Congratulations to all.
The biggest congratulations to faculty emeriti Tom Prochaska and Christy Wyckoff who each received the SGCI Excellence in Teaching Award when the annual conference was held in Portland.
A periodic round-up of some of the good things members of our PNCA community are doing.
Faculty members Ellen Lesperance and David Eckard have received 2015 Fellowship Awards from the Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC). The award comes with a cash grant of $20,000.
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. Jonathan Gann, Michael Horwitz, Leif J. Lee, and Kaila Farrell-Smith will all participate in this residency founded by alumna Jane Schiffhauer.
Congratulations are in order for two distinguished alumni. Margaret Synan-Russell ‘89 and Arvie Smith ‘85 will receive professional awards from the Oregon Art Education Association.
Recent grad Lou Watson a finalist for Seattle Art Museum Betty Bowen Award
PNCA alumna Molly Mendoza‘s image “My Line Our Vibe!” has been awarded the $5000 Rockstar Games Award. Mendoza was one of three PNCA students whose work was selected for the 2015 Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition in New York. The others were Alyssa Van Hulle and Cate Andrews. Mendoza also had work selected for the 2014 Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition.
Mendoza completed her studies in the fall of 2014. She was a Lemelson Scholar, recipient of a prestigious scholarship. She has already created work for Adobe, Nautilus, and the NYTimes, and has had her work highlighted by the influential blog The Fox is Black.
This is the second time in three years a PNCA Illustration student has received one of the select awards; Samantha Mash received it in 2012-13.
Read this longer story from 2014 about Mendoza on UNTITLED.
Works by three PNCA students were selected for the 2015 Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition in New York.
Molly Mendoza’s works “Saturn” and “My Line Our Vibe” (ink and digital color), Alyssa Van Hulle’s “Sami School” (ink and digital color) and Cate Andrews’ “Cover Redesign for ‘Gathering Blue’” (ink and digital manipulation).
Every year since 1981 the Society has held the Student Scholarship Competition. Approximately three hundred works are chosen from more than 9,000 entries submitted by illustration professors nationwide. A jury of professional peers, including illustrators and art directors, selects the most outstanding works created throughout the year. Pieces are accepted based on the quality of technique, concept, and skill of medium used. From the Society’s endowment, and through generous contributions from private and corporate donors, scholarship awards are granted to about 25 students. In the last 30 years, the Society has awarded over $1,500,000 to deserving students in this unique competition.
Scholarship awards will be announced in the coming weeks, with the opening reception taking place at the Gallery of American Illustration in NYC in May. The show will be on display through the beginning of June.
PNCA alumnus Cris Moss ‘99 has been appointed Director of U of O’s premier Portland exhibition space, the White Box gallery. Read more…
Classes start Monday, February 2, 2015 in the newly renovated Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design. Read more…
Work which illuminates the past of Old Town by Laura Heit. Read more…
Ellen Lesperance, faculty member, has received a grant from the Art Matters Foundation. Read more…
Anna Lensch is a sophomore illustration student making her second debut on the cover of a stem cell journal called, Stem Cell Reports, published by Cell Press.
Launching tomorrow: MFA in Collaborative Design class project with Hack Oregon makes campaign finance data accessible and easy to understand. Read more…