"Caldera," by Teresa Christiansen, 2014, 24"×30"

Holding Sway: PNCA Faculty and Alumni Exhibition

Sep 3, 2015 - Oct 18, 2015


Free and open to the public


Opening Reception Thursday, September 3, 2015, 6-8PM

With the first Pacific Northwest College of Art Faculty Biennial to be held in our newly renovated historic Federal Building at 511 NW Broadway, now named the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design, we sought to do something that would not only highlight the artists, designers, and scholars who make up the faculty at PNCA, but also to showcase the scope of contemporary art, craft, and design created by alumni from PNCA’s Bachelor of Fine Arts and Masters of Fine Arts programs. The result is the first ever PNCA faculty and alumni exhibition titled Holding Sway

The faculty and alumni of PNCA are among the nation’s most rigorous thinkers and practitioners. While as a group they are diverse in their creative endeavors, they are united in their drive for a continual exploration of creative practice. The strength of the creative community formed by the cultural producers of PNCA’s faculty, alumni, and students can be witnessed in the range and depth of work presented in Holding Sway.

Accompanying Holding Sway is a companion publication featuring fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and criticism by PNCA faculty and alumni.