PNCA Celebrates Departmental Merit Scholars
PNCA awards 54 Departmental Merit Scholarships in recognition of student achievement and excellence.
PNCA students are designers, illustrators, painters, photographers, filmmakers, builders, welders, story-spinners, sculptors, performers, and makers. They tackle questions around sustainability and media consumption (for example) and work with materials as diverse as wood, sound, and mylar balloons. Sometimes all at once. They pursue entrepreneurial success, maintain thriving freelance careers alongside their schoolwork, and connect with clients and collaborators both in Portland and around the country. They think critically, push boundaries, and make opportunities.
Each Spring, PNCA pauses to recognize student excellence and achievement. The Departmental Merit Scholarships are awarded by the faculty in each of the College’s 12 programs, and recognize student successes within a department. This year, the PNCA faculty is proud to award 54 scholarships and awards.
Look below for the full list of 2013-2014 PNCA Departmental Merit Scholars from:
Isabelle Harada ’14 – Animated Arts Senior Award
Erik Hoofnagle ’15 – Animated Arts Merit Scholarship
John Summerson ’15 – Animated Arts Merit Scholarship
Beryl Allee ’16 – New Voices in Animated Arts Award
Learn more about PNCA’s Animated Arts Program.
Justine Robinson ’14 – PNCA Merit Scholarship
Stephanie Herwig ’13 – PNCA Merit Scholarship
Mei-loong Ratz ’14 – PNCA Merit Scholarship
Jason Dallam ’14 – David J. Thompson Memorial Scholarship
Erica Larson ’13 – Lloyd Reynolds Award for Communication Design
Learn more about PNCA’s Communication Design Program.
These awards are given for outstanding achievement in the classroom. Winners are selected by a vote of the Foundation faculty. An exhibition of the four award winners will be mounted in the Fall.
Learn more about PNCA’s Foundation Year.
General Fine Arts
Emily Wise ’15
Learn more about PNCA’s General Fine Arts Program.
In addition to creating portfolios that exhibit a high level of professional practice and personal vision, Gabi and Drew have shown the ability to inspire and encourage excellence in our illustration community. Their work will be on display at the PNCA Illustration Juried Show opening in May 2013, and is currently on our department Tumblr blog.
Learn more about PNCA’s Illustration Program.
The faculty were extremely impressed by the vision, rigor and craft evident their work. Both artists will be mounting exhibitions of new work during the coming academic year.
Learn more about PNCA’s Intermedia Program.
Learn more about PNCA’s Liberal Arts Program.
These students demonstrated outstanding contributions to creative practice in the painting/drawing idiom and selected for the high quality of their work and the portfolios presented.
Learn more about PNCA’s Painting Program.
The faculty were extremely impressed by their engaging and critical inquiries, attention to craft and conceptual rigor.
Learn more about PNCA’s Photography Program.
2013 Printmaking Department Scholarship Recipients:
Solita Harder-Montoya ’14 – Vivian & Gordon Gilkey Printmaking Scholarship
Ryan Miller ’15 – Hawthorne Hunt Printmaking Scholarship
Shiela Laufer ’14 – Robert C. Lee Printmaking Scholarship
Claire Redman ’14 – Jacob & Ruth Cole Kainen Scholarship
Stephanie Benhaim ’14 – Scott Fuentes Printmaking Scholarship
Jason Le ’14 – Manuel Izquierdo Scholarship, for printmaking
The wide variety of prints spectacular round of portfolio submissions displayed experimentation, a high level of craft and well developed ideas. There will be an exhibition of this print scholarship work in the PNCA Corner Gallery opening in May 2013.
Learn more about PNCA’s Printmaking Program.
Ashley Cluver ’13
These students have demonstrated a dedicated focus in developing a working sculptural practice with the necessary skills, material sensitivities, experimental strategies and conceptual rigor.
Learn more about PNCA’s Sculpture Program.
Video and Sound
Zoe Bullock ’14 – Video and Sound Merit Scholarship
Pete Faasse ’15 – Video and Sound Merit Scholarship
Steven Gonzalez ’15 – Video and Sound Merit Scholarship
Learn more about PNCA’s Video and Sound Program.