Current and Recent Events and Exhibits: 


Artist Talks:



Fueling a Studio Practice: Cultivating Curiosity and Uncertainty

June 24, 2018

Kendra Larson and Amy Bay


Join us for an invigorating conversation with artists Kendra Larson ‘04 and Amy Bay exploring questions of curiosity and uncertainty within an art practice.

This event is hosted by Professional Artists Coming Together (PACT) with support from the PNCA Alumni Council.


Group Exhibits and Fundraisers:

Cascade AIDS Project Auction

April 28, 2018 (5:30 - 10:30pm)

Montgomery Park

2701 NW Vaughn St.

Portland, OR 97210

CAP's Art Auction & After Party is Portland's premier art event benefiting Cascade AIDS Project. Each year, more than a thousand people come together to help CAP support and empower all people with or affected by HIV, reduce stigma, and provide the LGBTQ+ community with compassionate healthcare.


ArtWorks NW 2018

Umpqua Valley Arts Association, Hallie Brown Ford Gallery,

Roseberg, OR (May 4 - June 24, 2018)

Opening Reception: Friday May 4th, 2018, 5 - 7pm

A regional juried exhibit of work made by artists working in the Pacific Northwest. The call was open to all media and features the best regional artists working in the Pacific Northwest. We are excited to announce that out of 600+ submissions, 55 works were chosen by our juror, Andries Fourie, to form this year’s ArtWorks Northwest exhibit.


Greyscale Wonderland

Jan 21st – Feb 11, 2018

FM Fine Art Gallery / bG Gallery 

2525 Michigan Ave, Unit G8A, Santa Monica, CA 

FM gallery presents a group exhibit of artists that have the ability to spark our imagination and create spectacular worlds without the use of overt color.



Tuesdays, May 22 - June 5, 2018, 6:30 PM-08:20 PM
Imaginary Landscapes: Poetry, Fantasy and Acrylic Painting

Create an acrylic landscape painting combining observation, literary inspirations and collaboration. Explore a variety of acrylic painting techniques as well as concepts such as abstraction, color, composition and atmospheric perspective. 

Fridays, June 1 -15, 2018, 6:30 PM-08:20 PM
Contemporary Landscape Painting

Using contemporary approaches to develop imagery, explore notions of place through landscape painting. Acrylic techniques, perspective, and emotive qualities of color will be discussed.

Monday-Friday, June 25-29, 2018, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Lewis and Clark CE: Drawing and Painting

The Graduate School of Education is now opening a few select classes up to the public. This class is designed to help educators nourish, excite, and utilize the power of art in their classroom, while focusing specifically on drawing and painting.

Monday-Friday, July 30 - August 3, 2018
PNCA, Pre-college Figure Painting

Step into the studio to explore the foundation techniques and processes used to capture the timeless complexities of the human figure through painting. Many exciting experimental approaches will be introduced and sunny outdoor projects as well. 

Saturday- Sunday, August 25 -26, 2018, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sitka, Micro to Macro: Large Scale Mixed Media Drawing

Often the area below our feet has just as much life, if not more, than the area above. Using observation skills and a mix of gesso and charcoal, you’ll learn to draw large, texture-rich images that capture Sitka’s tiny ecosystems. Each student will leave with at least two drawings. Dress for weather, there will be some light hiking.