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Leilani Luu BFA’26 bridges the arts and business across two campuses

04.04.2024 | Jackson Garrett BA’26

A student-athlete, artist, and student taking classes at Willamette’s Portland and Salem campuses, Luu is pursuing a fulfilling — and full — college experience.

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Student-designed Willamette Week Dessert Issue takes the cake

03.14.2024 | Melanie Moyer

“This town takes its sweet tooth seriously,” writes the publication, and PNCA students helped reflect Portland’s sweet side in the layout and illustrations for the magazine.

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R. Stranger MFA’24 combines creative writing and visual arts in their multimedia approach to art

02.15.2024 | Linda Lenhoff

R. Stranger’s multi-disciplinary, hyper-collaborative work showcases various mediums and has flourished in PNCA’s low-residency creative writing program.

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Genesis Turris MFA/MA’25 uses Graduate Curatorial Fellowship to engage PNCA community and beyond

02.01.2024 | Linda Lenhoff

The artist and curator focuses on public engagement in all of his work, which visitors had a chance to experience in two graduate student exhibits.

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Three new Art of Sparkling wine labels showcase PNCA talent

01.17.2024 | Melanie Moyer

Students found creative freedom and professional experience during another year of the partnership with Argyle Winery.

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Angelica Trimble-Yanu BFA’19 brings together tradition and technology for the artwork in Google’s new flagship store

11.29.2023 | Linda Lenhoff

The Indigenous Oglála Lakȟóta artist from Oakland is passionate about exploring sustainability, traditional ceremonies, and ancestral remembrance in her community-based art.

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PNCA gives Robert Maciel MFA’22 the building blocks for a design career

11.14.2023 | Linda Lenhoff

Maciel uses his degree in his work designing for a custom fabrication company, while his art examines how to elevate shared personal spaces.

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Sanaz Masoumi MFA’24 reflects literature and culture in her wearable art

11.01.2023 | Linda Lenhoff

Second-year MFA candidate Sanaz Masoumi was featured at Portland Fashion Week and got an outstanding response from the audience.

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Nathan Galvan BFA’23 credits mentors at PNCA for helping him find success as a graphic design professional

10.17.2023 | Melanie Moyer

Galvan made the most of his education and landed a job with the Portland Trail Blazers.

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PNCA supports the revitalization of Portland’s North Park Blocks through art and community with expanded First Thursdays

10.03.2023 | Paul McKean

Through new collaborations across the North Park Blocks, PNCA returns as the “front porch” for Portland’s art scene with an expanded First Thursdays.

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Award-winning artist Olivia Harwood BFA’21 strives to empower herself and others in her work

09.20.2023 | Linda Lenhoff

The PNCA alum is quickly attaining considerable status after having a number of shows, where audiences discover her passion for challenging notions of femininity.

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Eileen Isagon Skyers MA’14 speaks about the intersection of art and AI on the TED2023 stage

09.05.2023 | Melanie Moyer

An expert on digital art and culture, Skyers spoke at the TED2023 conference about artists innovating with digital technology.

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Steven Xue BFA’19: Meet the designer behind some of the biggest brand campaigns

05.10.2023 | Sophie Cipolla

Steven Xue BFA‘19 is a powerhouse graphic designer who has carved out a niche for himself working with brands like Nike and Adobe.

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Start your career with PNCA’s graduate programs

04.19.2023 | PNCA Graduate Admissions

Attention college seniors! If you're unsure about your next steps after graduation, Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) has an exciting opportunity for you.

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New PNCA health and wellness coach and educator to connect students to resources

04.12.2023 | Melanie Moyer

For the first time in its history, PNCA will have a professional devoted to connecting students to health resources, coaching, and education.

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PNCA graduate students present mixed media work illustrating l’appel du vide (“the call of the void”)

03.15.2023 | Linda Lenhoff

PNCA graduate students present mixed media work illustrating l’appel du vide (“the call of the void”)

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Michael Curry BFA’81 takes success to new heights

02.27.2023 | Linda Lenhofff

Michael Curry has turned his interest in drawing to a world-renowned design company just outside of Portland, Oregon.

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Google casts a global spotlight on alumnus’ art

11.14.2022 | Jennifer Johnson

Richard York, a member of Cherokee Nation and a PNCA graduate, showcases his paintings globally with Google for Native American Heritage Month.

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Design students bring artistry and dedication to community projects

11.01.2022 | Linda Lenhoff

Willamette University students contribute to community projects like Give!Guide redesign & Blanchet House displays, blending creativity with social impact

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Finding a common thread between careers

07.12.2022 | Jennifer Johnson

Amanda Langston MBA ’19 transitions from corporate marketing to pursuing her passion for organic farming, driven by her MBA experience and career insights.

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'A new day for sculpture': Quantum artist reflects on career

06.28.2022 | Jennifer Johnson

Julian Voss-Andreae ’04, renowned for his quantum sculptures, garnered acclaim. His journey from Germany to Portland unfolded into a remarkable career,

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Wine and design: Art of Sparkling program offers internship credit

06.21.2022 | Jennifer Johnson

Discover the Art of Sparkling program at PNCA, where students collaborate with the Argyle Winery to create art for their limited-edition wine labels.

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Arvie Smith ’86: Lifetime of painting leads to peak of the art world

03.10.2022 | Jennifer Johnson

PNCA Professor Emeritus Arvie Smith is the most recent HFMA artist to be featured at the 2022 Venice Art Biennale.

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PNCA announces new dean

12.14.2021 | Marketing and Communications

Jennifer Cole appointed as the Pacific Northwest College of Art's next dean, forging connections between art, design, and liberal arts at Willamette University.

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Willamette University celebrates completion of merger with Pacific Northwest College of Art

06.30.2021 | Marketing and Communications

PNCA becomes an independent college within the university.

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$2M gift from Schnitzer family to support Willamette merger with Pacific Northwest College of Art

06.29.2021 | Office of Alumni and Parent Relations

"Transformed" by her studies at PNCA, Arlene Schnitzer was deeply committed to arts education and wanted to ensure PNCA's future success.

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