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Boxing Practice

03 May – 06 Apr

An exhibition of contemporary craft objects added to Contemporary Craft Collection

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19 Aug

PACT presents Invading Your Space: Studio Visits

Professional Artists Coming Together (PACT) bring artists, Gabe Fernandez ‘99, and Matt Cosby to discuss studio visits

Professional Artists Coming Together (PACT) is a series of events for artists to meet and have conversations about art practices and careers. Each month a new topic will serve as the springboard to start a dialog about ideas and issues that impact our lives. PACT is about creating an opportunity for artist to connect with each other in an open and supportive environment. Events are hosted by the PNCA Alumni Council, but all artists are welcomed.

This is a family friendly event. Light snacks provided. Organized by Art in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest College of Art Alumni Council.


1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

04 Sep

06 Sep

Unwalking the West

A group exhibition highlighting the work of Signal Fire alumni.

Sep 06 – Oct 20

Center for Contemporary Art & Culture

06 Sep

Unlimited 2018

Aiming to highlight a plethora of alumni, this show will feature the wonderfully broad range of artists and designers that PNCA has graduated over the years. We are excited to host Unlimited in PNCA’s light filled Atrium this year where the open architecture of the space will frame alumni artwork in exciting new ways.

Sep 06 – Sep 26

07 Sep

C. Riley Snorton Critical Studies lecture

Guest Scholar C. Riley Snorton (Professor of English and Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of Chicago) will present a lecture on his current research at the intersection of Black, Africana, trans, queer, and performance studies. A distinguished interdisciplinary scholar and writer, Snorton is the author of Nobody is Supposed to Know: Black Sexuality on the Down Low and Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity. Co-presented with PICA as part of the TBA Festival.


4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

07 Sep

Welcome Back BBQ

Welcome Back BBQ

Calling all PNCA students, faculty, staff, and alumni: join us for the annual Welcome Back BBQ as we kick off the Fall semester and welcome PNCA’s largest incoming class in years! Enjoy great music, delicious food, refreshing beer, Ruby Jewell ice cream, Yo’s coffee truck, and a special surprise from President Don Tuski. Don’t miss this chance to reconnect with friends and meet new people.

Event sponsored by PNCA Student Life with help from the Alumni Council.


5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

14 Sep

09 Oct

13 Oct

Teaching While Marginalized: What Our Bodies Teach Us About Critical Pedagogy

In this interactive workshop, Z Nicolazzo will discuss the always already embodied nature of critical pedagogy for people with marginalized identities. She will engage participants in self-reflection and group-based activities to explore what it means to “show up” with marginalized identities in classroom spaces, how we are met with student resistance, and the possibilities for meeting such resistance to navigate the academy.



13 Oct

Z. Nicolazzo Critical Studies Lecture

Dr. Z Nicolazzo is Assistant Professor of Trans* Studies in Education in the Center for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Arizona. Her research focuses on mapping gender across college contexts, with a particular emphasis on affirmative and resilience-based research alongside trans* students. She has published her scholarship in a variety of inter/national publication venues, and her first book, Trans* in College: Transgender Students’ Strategies for Navigating Campus Life and the Institutional Politics of Inclusion, was awarded the 2017 Publication of the Year from AERA’s Division J.


11:45 AM – 1:15 PM