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Art for Social Good class creates projects for Medical Society

Last semester The Art for Social Good class had an amazing opportunity to work with Pavone, a Harrisburg based advertising and marketing agency and The Pennsylvania Medical Society. The students were tasked to come up with artwork that may be used for promoting PAMED in newspaper/magazine ads, billboards, etc. that fit the following categories: Time, […]

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A visit to the Fine Art Senior Studios

PCA&D’s five Fine Art seniors, Thomas White, Leah Walt, Seres Hofundur, Samantha Ferrizzi, and Seth Crider,  offered a peak into their Senior Studios as they work on their senior thesis, the culminating project of their BFA degree here at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design. Their works areas varied as they are interesting, and all […]

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Pennsylvania College of Art & Design Selects New President

Michael Molla, Vice President Strategic Initiatives at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), has been selected by the Board of Trustees as the next President of Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, according to Robert Brandt, Chair of the PCA&D Board of Trustees. He is expected to take the helm of the College on July […]

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PCA&D and the silver screen

Last semester the senior illustration students in Bill Dussinger’s  Senior Studio class had the opportunity to work with American Music Theatre to design promotional posters for the AMT upcoming show, Songs of the Silver Screen. Michael Rathfon, AMT’s Director of Sales and Marketing, visited the class and presented the project to the students during class. Posters were to […]

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‘For Your Eyes Only’ opens Feb. 2

Please join PCA&D in the Photography Hallway Gallery this Friday February 2nd, during the PCA&D First Friday events from 5-7pm, for the opening of For Your Eyes Only, an exhibition of photographs and books presented by the third and fourth year photography majors. The exhibition is a culmination of a semester-long project in Julia Staples’s Advanced Digital Photography course. Each photography student chose a topic to […]

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Senior Emily White earns national design competition honors

Senior designer, Emily White, York, PA, received an honorable mention in the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) association’s 2017-2018 Young Designers Package Design Competition. Annually, students in Tom Newmaster’s Package Design class create packaging for fictitious cosmetic brands for the competition, which draws entries from 27 college programs throughout the United States. This is […]

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Meet Student Ambassador Austin Lord

Austin Lord, a senior Illustration Major from Cumberland Valley High School in Mechanicburg, PA, is originally from Savannah GA.  He is a student ambassador because he “loves the school I go to and wants to do my part in the community!” In addition to being a student ambassador, Austin is also the Vice President of Student Council. Here […]

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Congratulations to students earning Dean’s List

One hundred-five students were honored for achieving Dean’s List ranking following the fall 2017 semester. They are: Isaac Baker, Foundation, Graphic Design, Philadelphia, PA Maria Barba, Sophomore, Illustration, Belcamp, MD Paige Baxter, Junior, Illustration, Carlisle, PA Joanna Becker, Foundation, Illustration, Fort Kent, ME Dorinda Benner, Foundation, Illustration, East Petersburg, PA Tyler Birky, Sophomore, Graphic Design, Lancaster, PA Zoe Bittner, Sophomore, Digital Media, Westminster, MD Brandon Boggs, Senior, Illustration, Fairfield, PA Courtney Boyd, Foundation, Fine Art, Denver, PA Kristi Brancho, Senior, Fine Art, Lancaster, PA Alicia Brooks, Senior, Graphic Design, Albrightsville, PA Taylor Burdine, Sophomore, Graphic Design, Reading, PA Caitlin Campagno, Senior, Illustration, Chambersburg, PA Casey Capece, Senior, Graphic Design, Union Bridge, MD Corinne Carmiche, Sophomore, Fine Art,, Denville, NJ Bailey Carr, Foundation, Illustration, Lititz, PA Erik Cochran, Junior, Graphic Design, Pittsburgh, PA Alexandra Conn, Sophomore, Photography, Honey Brook, PA Kimberly Cook, Junior, Illustration, Bensalem, PA Seth Crider, Senior, Fine Art, Red […]

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Meet Student Ambassador Casey Capece

Casey Capece, a senior Graphic Design major from Francis Scott Key High School in Union Bridge, MD feels that being a student ambassador at PCA&D means that “I have been seen as a successful individual here and now I can share the school and my personal stories with other young artists and help lead them […]

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Meet Student Ambassador Chris Morris

Chris Morris, a digital media junior from Bear, DE, and a graduate of Appoquinimink High School, has always been interested in telling stories through the digital medium. “The newly forming Digital Media program was really exciting for me and felt like a great place to pursue my passion.  The small class sizes were also a […]

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Meet Student Ambassador Brigitte Errickson

Student Ambassasor Brigitte Errickson, a Fine Art major from Changewater, NJ, and the Warren County Technical School, laughs out load at almost anything. “I am very easily amused. I absolutely adore puns and wordplay.” As she was searching for colleges, PCA&D was the only college she looked at that was specifically an art school, and she […]

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Meet Student Ambassador Julya Nichols

Julya Nichols is often one of the first people you’ll meet when you come to PCA&D for a tour. Julya, a senior photography major from Parkesburg, PA, is one of PCA&D’s Student Ambassadors, a team of students who help in the Admissions Department and share their College experiences to visitors to PCA&D. When Nichols was […]

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2017-18 schedule for PCA&D’s Main Gallery

Exhibits, curated by gallery director, Marnie Benney, in PCA&D’s Main Gallery bring works by nationally and internationally recognized artists to Lancaster. The Gallery is open Monday – Friday 8 am – 8 pm and Saturday and Sunday 8 am-5 pm. Receptions are held each First Friday. Located at 204 North Prince Street, the Main Gallery at PCA&D is located […]

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Leah Walt receives Cynthia E. Price Memorial Scholarship

“It would be hard to explain the kind of person Mom was, but the person who would understand would be an artist,” said Jordan Price, son of the late Cynthia Price. J. Richard “Rick” Price and his two sons Jacob and Jordan, along with their families, created the Cynthia E. Price Memorial Scholarship, a one-time […]

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PCA&D students Lord and Spengler design Lancaster Print Crawl poster

Approximately 400 First Friday goers visited all the stops during the first annual Print Crawl scattered around downtown Lancaster, and went home with a beautiful poster featuring iconic Lancaster City, designed by PCA&D students Austin Lord and Catherine Spengler. Austin, an illustration senior from Mechanicsburg, and Catherine, a graphic Design junior from Lancaster, created each of the […]

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Welcome to PCA&D, Class of ’21!

Today is move in day at Steinman Lofts, home to many of the members of PCA&D’s Foundation Year students. Today, with the help of family and friends they are focusing on unpacking their belongings and exploring Lancaster City. Next week is Orientation, designed to help them get the most from their art college adventure! Classes […]

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Mary Colleen Heil, PCA&D President, Announces Retirement

At today’s annual fall convocation, Mary Colleen Heil, President of Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, announced that after a quarter century, she will retire in June 2018. “I love my work with the PCA&D community. Not many people have had the chance to build an agile, relevant art college from the ground up. I’ve […]

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Trio of students are GDUSA’s Student Design winners

Congratulations PCA&D Graphic Design students Kelsey Harmon, Jared Shuey, and Emily White! Their entry, PAL Campaign (Childhood Exposure to Violence Awareness), was selected as a winner in GD USA’s  inaugural Student Design Awards. GDUSA has been organizing prestigious and welcoming competitions for 54 years — in graphic, package, web, inhouse and healthcare design — to recognize […]

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PCA&D announces scholarships for incoming students

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design has awarded scholarships to these incoming Foundation Year students and transfer students, based on their scholastic achievements at their previous high schools or colleges. Congratulations to all and we look forward to having you on campus this fall. Presidential Merit Scholarship Isaac Baker, Philadelphia, PA, attended ACT Academy Cyber […]

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Foundation students get tips at orientation

Classes began this week at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design with the highest student population since 2012 returning to campus. Last week, during Foundation Orientation, a panel of returning students offered advice to new students on how to make the most of their time at PCA&D. Here are some of their words of wisdom […]

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Part IV: Insights from PCA&D students

The current exhibition in PCA&D’s Main Gallery, Selected Artworks from the BFA Program at PCA&D, features a selection of outstanding artwork created by three dozen of our rising junior and senior BFA students. A wide variety of media are represented including digital and hand-painted illustration, sculpture, painting, printmaking, photography and graphic design. Join us and […]

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Part III: Insights from PCA&D students

The current exhibition in PCA&D’s Main Gallery, Selected Artworks from the BFA Program at PCA&D, features a selection of outstanding artwork created by three dozen of our rising junior and senior BFA students. A wide variety of media are represented including digital and hand-painted illustration, sculpture, painting, printmaking, photography and graphic design. The exhibit runs […]

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Part II: Insights from PCA&D students

The current exhibition in PCA&D’s Main Gallery, Selected Artworks from the BFA Program at PCA&D, features a selection of outstanding artwork created by three dozen of our rising junior and senior BFA students. A wide variety of media are represented including digital and hand-painted illustration, sculpture, painting, printmaking, photography and graphic design. The exhibit runs […]

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Part I: Insights from PCA&D students

The current exhibition in PCA&D’s Main Gallery, Selected Artworks from the BFA Program at PCA&D, features a selection of outstanding artwork created by three dozen of our rising junior and senior BFA students. A wide variety of media are represented including digital and hand-painted illustration, sculpture, painting, printmaking, photography and graphic design. The exhibit runs […]

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In the Gallery now: Selected works from the BFA program

The exhibition at the Main Gallery at PCA&D this summer features a selection of outstanding artwork created by our rising junior and senior BFA students. A wide variety of media are represented including digital and hand-painted works, illustration, sculpture, painting, printmaking, photography and graphic design. The exhibit runs through July 21. Opening Reception: First Friday, […]

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A thank you to Senior Show & Celebration sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors, donors and guests of the 2017 Senior Show & Celebration at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design. Your support of PCA&D made possible one of the top visual arts events in Lancaster, showcasing the work of our students and highlighting PCA&D as one of the best centers for creativity and […]

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Students earn honors in several national-level competitions

During the Spring Semester, PCA&D students received honors in four national recognition programs. Congratulations to all!   American Package Design Awards: Maranda Bressi,  Wyatt Hockensmith,  and Corey Rafferty Three PCA&D Students’ work was selected as winners in the 2017 Graphic Design USA’s annual American Package Design Awards competition. Congratulations to PCA&D members of the Class of 2017 […]

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Dean’s List, Spring 2017

Maria Barba, Foundation, Illustration, Belcamp, MD Paige Baxter, Sophomore, Illustration, Carlisle, PA Edward Berkoski, Senior, Fine Art, Harrisburg, PA Tyler Birky, Sophomore, Graphic Design, Lancaster, PA Brandon Boggs, Junior, Illustration, Fairfield, PA Abigail Bonett, Junior, Illustration, North Brunswick, NJ Samantha Bowen, Senior, Illustration, Clifton Park, NY Kristi Brancho, Junior, Fine Art, Lancaster, PA Maranda Bressi, Senior, Graphic Design, West Lawn, PA Hunter Bridge, Senior, Illustration, Madison, CT Caitlin Campagno, Junior, Illustration, Chambersburg, PA Casey Capece, Junior, Graphic Design, Union Bridge, MD Corinne Carmiche, Foundation, Fine Art, Denville, NJ Jose Collantes, Sophomore, Photography, Ridgewood, NJ Seth Crider, Junior, Fine Art, Red Lion, PA Katherine Cruz, Senior, Fine Art, Canaan, VT Lindsay Dawson, Foundation, Digital Media, Lancaster, PA Susanna DeForest, Sophomore, Graphic Design, Collegeville, PA Aubrey Devins, Senior, Illustration, Perryville, MD Emma Eisner, Foundation, Illustration, Toms […]

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Buzzworthy Too! Class tackles visual wordplay project with bugs

It’s summertime, now, but PCA&D’s Illustration Department has been mixing insects and fun since the middle of winter! The department worked with Andew Garner, Educational Services Manager of the North Museum of Nature and Science, to coordinate the “Buzzworthy Too!” gallery show in June and July, which will open on First Friday June 2, 5-8 p.m in the museum’s […]

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Commencement speaker Aaron Blaise urges the Class of 2017 to be persistent

Acclaimed animator Aaron Blaise, speaker at today’s commencement ceremony, spoke to PCA&D’s class of 2017 and likened life to the sometimes slow and tedious process of animation, where each frame of your career and life moves slowly. “It’s only later when you look back that you see the magic.” Blaise, whose love of drawing animals […]

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Congratulations, Class of 2017!

Pennsylvania College of Art and Design has announced that the members of the Class of 2017 will receive their Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degrees in illustration, graphic design, fine arts, and photography, at the College’s 35th annual Commencement, Friday, May 5, 2017, 11:00 a.m., Lancaster Marriott Hotel at Penn Square, Commons on Vine Room, 25 […]

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Tom Scullin, PCA&D founding professor, to retire

In his 35 years at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, Tom Scullin, Associate Professor and one of the founders of the College, taught nearly every student to come through the College. After PCA&D’s commencement on May 5, Scullin will retire from teaching. Scullin, the last remaining Founder to retire, has participated in the institution’s […]

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Animator Aaron Blaise to offer Commencement address

Pennsylvania College of Art and Design has announced that Aaron Blaise, acclaimed artist and animator, best known for his work at Walt Disney, will be the commencement speaker at the College’s 35th annual Commencement, Friday, May 5, 2017, 11:00 a.m., Lancaster Marriott Hotel at Penn Square, Commons on Vine Room, 25 S Queen Street, Lancaster PA […]

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Sophomore Photo major Larissa Ramey wins travel award

Larissa Ramey, PCA&D sophomore photography major, received  one of ten Society for Photographic Educators’ Travel Awards at last month’s national conference in Orlando, Florida. She spent three days at the annual event, where she was able to meet the featured speakers Renee Cox, LaToya Ruby Frazier, and Jerry Uelsmann. The student awards are given annually to […]

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Illustration seniors gather tips from young professionals

The Illustration Department sponsored “The Young Professional Chats” series this Spring, during which three young and successful illustrators, Liz Cleaves,Linus Curci, and Mike Yakovlev, skyped in to speak with the senior Illustrators about the transition from student to professional within the Illustration Industry. All three invitees graduated from art college within the last 5 years and are […]

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A peek into Fine Art Senior Studios

The seniors at PCA&D are immersed in the creation of their senior theses, the culmination of their BFA degree. Each senior has his or her own studio space at PCA&D in which they create his or her thesis, which will be exhibited during the Senior Show and Celebration , Friday May 5, 5-8 p.m. Here is […]

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Three design students win American Package Design awards

Three PCA&D Students’ work was selected as winners in the 2017 Graphic Design USA’s annual American Package Design Awards competition. Congratulations to PCA&D Seniors Maranda Bressi, West Lawn, PA,  Wyatt Hockensmith, Dover, PA, and Corey Rafferty, Hershey, PA, for winning Graphic Design USA’s 2017 Package Design Awards. The students submitted their entries into the Student […]

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Alumna Kate Frese pairs up to advise photo student

Photography student Kyra Shackelford, class of 2020,  from Hartford County, MD, is interested in a career in music photography.  Eric Weeks, PCA&D’s chair of photography, suggested she talk to alumna Kate Frese, class of 2014, a Philadelphia based photographer who combines music and sports photography with fine art photography.  Below are excerpts from the interview […]

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Designathon goes to Washington, D.C.

The work of PCA&D students was included in a presentation to a United States House Committee on Capitol Hill on Tuesday! As part of his testimony to the U.S. House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition’s March 28th Hearing “The Next Farm Bill: The Future of SNAP,” one of the witnesses, Joe Arthur, Executive Director, Central Pennsylvania […]

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Abigail Bonett earns spot in selective SOI competition

Congratulations to Abigail Bonett, Illustration, Class of 2017, for having her piece, Month of Love, accepted for the 2017 Society of Illustrators Student Competition. Bonett completed this piece in her Illustration Studio class in response to the Community Challenge Project, which focused on solving problems for an active online community challenge. This project was completed for The Month […]

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PCA&D signs 2+2 transfer agreement with HACC

HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, and the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design (PCA&D) have announced a dual admissions transfer agreement, allowing HACC students who earn an Associate of Fine Arts in Photography to complete their Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography at PCA&D, Lancaster, without loss of credit and without extending the length of […]

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Illustrators visit NYC

Earlier this month, PCA&D’s Illustration Department took its annual trip to New York to visit the Society of Illustrators and other venues. During the trip, the students were able to view the Professional Book and Editorial Show at the Society of Illustrators as well as its historical collection, which was displayed by PCA&D faculty member […]

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Senior Maranda Bressi places in nation-wide design competition

Maranda Bressi, PCA&D Senior majoring in Graphic Design, of Reading, PA, was awarded second place at the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors’ Young Designers Award Competition, on February 8 in Newport Beach, California. Her entry in the competition, a fictional Milkman Cosmetics line mixing humor with outstanding design, was lauded at the competition which drew […]

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Maranda Bressi earns nationwide ICMAD award

Maranda Bressi, PCA&D Senior majoring in  Graphic Design, was awarded second place at the prestigious Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors’ Young Designers Award Competition, on Wednesday in Newport Beach, California. Her entry in the competition, a fictional Milkman Cosmetics line mixing humor with outstanding design, was lauded the competition which drew entries from 18 colleges […]

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Pennsylvania College of Art & Design announces a record ten non-profit beneficiaries of the 2017 Designathon, the largest endeavor in Designathon’s 9 year history. The selected non-profits are: Bright Side Opportunities Center, 515B Hershey Avenue Lancaster, PA, is an outgrowth of the Bright Side Baptist Church and its mission to serve the community around it, addressed […]

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PCA&D announces 10 non-profit beneficiaries for Designathon

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design’s Graphic Design Department has announced a record ten non-profit beneficiaries of the 2017 Designathon, the largest endeavor in Designathon’s 9 year history. The selected non-profits are: Bright Side Opportunities Center, 515B Hershey Avenue Lancaster, PA, is an outgrowth of the Bright Side Baptist Church and its mission to serve the […]

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Collaborative project, ‘Duality of Everyday Life,’ with students from Keimyung University

Ten Korean photography students, led by Hoon Jung, Professor of Photography and Related Media, from the Art and Media at College of Fine Art at Keimyung University, Daegu, South Korea, are visiting Pennsylvania College of Art & Design this week. Together with PCA&D’s photography department they will participate in group critiques and collaborative discussion, culminating in a photography exhibition “Duality […]

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PCA&D announces Fall 2016 Dean’s List

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design congratulates these eighty-seven students students who earned Dean’s List honor during the Fall 2016 semester: Maria Barba, Foundation Year, Illustration, Belcamp, MD Paige Baxter, Sophomore, Illustration, Carlisle, PA Edward Berkoski, Senior, Fine Art, Harrisburg, PA Zoe Bittner, Foundation Year, Digital Media, Westminster, MD Brandon Boggs, Junior, Illustration, Fairfield, PA Abigail Bonett, Senior, Illustration, North Brunswick, NJ Samantha Bowen, Senior, Illustration, Clifton Park, NY Maranda Bressi, Senior, Graphic Design, West Lawn, PA Maurice Butler, Senior, Fine Art, Lancaster, PA Caitlin Campagno, Junior, Illustration, Chambersburg, PA Casey Capece, Junior, Graphic Design, Union Bridge, MD Corinne Carmiche, Foundation Year, Fine Art, Denville, NJ Michael Church, Foundation Year, Illustration, Hinesville, GA Julia Ciampaglia, Foundation Year, Illustration, Manchester, MD Seth Crider, Junior, Fine Art, Red Lion, PA […]

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PCA&D Winter Break

Season’s Greetings to All! Pennsylvania College of Art & Design will be closed to the public for winter break from December 24 through January 2, 2017. Offices and the Gallery will reopen on January 3. Staff will be checking e-mail and voice mail throughout the break. Please use the Staff Directory for the contact information you need. Have a safe […]

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Meet Ariana Pluchinsky: Illustration Student Ambassador

Ariana Pluchinsky, a senior Illustration major from City High School in Pittsburgh, PA, is this week’s featured student ambassador. Ari enjoys being a Student Ambassador because she gets to be the face of the college’s largest major. She likes to watch new students come to open houses and get really excited about their passion. “That’s the […]

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Meet Olivia DiFilippo: Fine Art Student Ambassador

Olivia DiFilippo, a senior Fine Art major from Alexis I. duPont High School in Wilmington, DE, is our featured student ambassador. Olivia was attracted to PCA&D by the feeling of community at the school and the city of Lancaster, which surprised her with its “artsy feel.” Some of Olivia’s thoughts: What words of wisdom would […]

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Meet Julya Nichols: Photography Student Ambassador

One of the friendly faces greeting prospective art students at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design is Julya Nichols, a junior photography major from Octorara High School, Parkesburg, PA and  2016-17 PCA&D Student Ambassador. If you are coming to a PCA&D Open House, such as the one on  Saturday, November 19, you’ll see Julya as you tour around the College. […]

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Metacarpus

PCA&D fine art and photography students will be hosting an Invitational Group Exhibition exploring tactile and digital modes of making. Fulton Arts Cooperative 32 East Fulton Street, Lancaster, PA Opening reception will be First Friday, Nov 4, 6-10 pm   Artists featured: Edward Berkowski Maurice Butler, Kat Cruz Olivia Sage DiFilippo Taylor Hall Sam Hunsicker […]

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Photos from the KIU/PCA&D Photography Exchange

Regularly, for the past five years,  students at Kyungil University in Daegu, South Korea, and Pennsylvania College of Art & Design are asked an open-ended question that students at both institutions will then answer through photographs. Catastrophe This semester, the first open question the students were to answer through their photography was “Catastrophe,” suggested by sophomore photo major Michaela […]

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LNP article: PCA&D’s technology studio prepares students for digital arts careers

Published October 18, 2016, by Lancaster Newspapers written by  TIM STUHLDREHER | Staff Writer http://lancasteronline.com/business/local_business/pca-d-s-technology-studio-prepares-students-for-digital-arts/article_8743b93c-9251-11e6-adbc-9b1d69015827.html Video by Patrick Blain, LNP Photographer

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A different sort of pub crawl

The Graphic Design department at PCA&D went on the Society of Publications Designers’s annual Pub(lications) Crawl, their annual event in New York City that gives college students an opportunity to see the behind the scenes workings at major magazines and publications. The event, held October 7, allowed students to visit with the creative directors and […]

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Fine Art students visit Philadelphia art collectives

On Friday, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design’s Fine Art faculty and students toured six Philadelphia Artist Cooperatives and Artist Run Spaces in order to offer insights to how today’s working artists cooperate to operate to build community and exhibit work. Friday’s field trip included visits to: Vox Populi, where students talked to Executive Director […]

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Jezabeth Gonzalez, ’17, turning to photography to explore her Latinx identity

On October 5, PCA&D senior photography major Jezabeth Gonzalez spoke to Franklin and Marshall College students on her use of her art to explore her Latinx identity.  Approximately 150 F&M students attended her presentation that was part of the college’s Day of Dialogue, an event that addresses issues of diversity and inclusion. Jezabeth spoke about how her art […]

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Meet Casey Capece: Graphic Design Student Ambassador

Casey Capece, a junior Graphic Design major from Francis Scott Key High School in Union Bridge, MD, is our featured student ambassador of the week. Casey was attracted to PCA&D because of its affordable cost, the program and curriculum, and how close it is to her Maryland home. She enjoys her role as a student […]

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Meet Abigail Bonett: Illustration Student Ambassador

One of the friendly faces greeting prospective art students at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design is Abigail Bonett, a 2016-17 PCA&D Student Ambassador. If you are coming to a PCA&D Open House, such as the one on  Saturday, September 24, you’ll see Abigail as you tour around our College. Abigail is a Senior Illustration major […]

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Welcome to PCA&D Orientation, Class of 2020

Welcome to PCA&D, Class of 2020. Orientation was held Sept 1 and 2 for the 92 new PCA&D students who were introduced to campus leadership, faculty and staff, offered tips for success in and outside the classroom and studio, welcomed to Lancaster City and enjoyed fun activities. To begin the two-day program, PCA&D President Mary Colleen Heil […]

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Welcoming PCA&D’s returning students to the 2016-17 year

Welcome back PCA&D Seniors, Juniors, and Sophomores! The 2016-17 year kicked off August 30 at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design with Fall Orientation for Returning and Transfer Students. To begin the day, PCA&D President Mary Colleen Heil welcomed upper class BFA art students to the new year and said, “We are a great place and people […]

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Class of 2020 arrives on campus

Today, members of the Class of 2020 who will be living in PCA&D’s Steinman Lofts, moved into their apartments along the first block of King Street in downtown Lancaster. Focused on unloading and unpacking, these students will meet with other Foundation students during Orientation next week and start classes on September 6.  A few scenes […]

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Jon di Venti named to Digital Media faculty

Jon di Venti, has been appointed as a full-time faculty member in the Digital Media department. di Venti was previously a full-time faculty member in the Computer Animation Department at the Ringling College of Art and Design (RCAD) in Sarasota, Florida where he taught Visual Development and Concept (Story) Development. di Venti also served as […]

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Linda King Brown appointed chair of the Liberal Arts Department

Linda King Brown has been appointed Chair of the Liberal Arts Department at PA College of Art & Design. A faculty member since 2005, Brown teaches communications and humanities courses and has been instrumental in the development of the college’s writing program. She will continue to focus on writing as a component of the college’s […]

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Christy Hess named Chair of the Illustration Department.

Christina Hess has been named to the position of Chair of the Illustration Department. Hess is a current full-time faculty member and a practicing professional illustrator. She has a diverse skill set that moves between traditional and digital techniques, as well as cross-discipline experience that supports a growing shared curriculum stemming from the Communication as […]

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Letter Form designer Gerard Huerta to visit PCA&D, September 22

At the invitation of the Graphic Design Department, Gerard Huerta, a renowned designer of letter forms, will be visiting Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, giving a presentation on Thursday, September 22 at 11:30 a.m. in the Atrium at PCA&D. Huerta began his careers as a graphic designer for CBS records, designing album covers, letter […]

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College announces Presidential Merit Scholarships for incoming students

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design has awarded Presidential Merit scholarships to these incoming Foundation Year students and transfer students, based on their scholastic achievements at their previous high schools or colleges: Maria Rose Barba, Belcamp, MD Tiele Alice Barbour, Gettysburg, PA Zoe E. Bittner, Westminster, MD Taylor B.  Burdine, York, PA Julia M. Ciampaglia, Manchester, MD Corinne Anne Carmiche, Denville, NJ Rachel A. D’Agnilli, Bloomingdale, NJ Lindsay M. Dawson, Harrisburg, PA Sage A. Dougherty, Rehrersburg, […]

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Part V, Q&A: What can you expect at art school?

In this blog post, five art students —  Josh Gingerich, Sara White, Patrick Foley, Brandon Boggs and Samantha Ferrizzi —  talk about their favorite media and how PCA&D professors have influenced them. This is the seventh in a 9-part blog series, where we hear directly from the students about what it is like to attend art school, their art, inspirations […]

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Q&A: Thoughts from art school students

This is the sixth in a series of posts in a series where PCA&D students talk about their art, inspirations and influences, and thoughts about their education.Casey Capese, Julya Nichols, Maurice Butler, and Ian Williams, continue sharing their thoughts about their favorite media and professors. The current exhibition in PCA&D’s Main Gallery, Selected Artworks from the BFA Program […]

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Curious to know what art school is like? Four student artists share their take

Join us First Friday, June 3, from 5 – 8 p.m. in the Main Gallery, for the Opening Reception of Selected Artworks from the BFA Program at PCA&D. Meet the artists, including Samantha Hunsicker, Justin Carney, Courtney Scheingraber, and Olivia DiFilippo, who have led off this series of blog posts where PCA&D students talk about their art, inspirations […]

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Art student Q&A, Part II

This is the second in a series of posts in a series where PCA&D students talk about their art, inspirations and influences, and thoughts about their education. Samantha Hunsicker, Justin Carney, Courtney Scheingraber, and Olivia DiFilippo continue sharing their thoughts about their favorite media and professors. The next exhibition in PCA&D’s Main Gallery, Selected Artworks from […]

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Curious about a PCA&D education? Ask some art students (Part I)

The next exhibition in PCA&D’s Main Gallery, Selected Artworks from the BFA Program at PCA&D, features a selection of outstanding artwork created by two dozen of our rising junior and senior BFA students. A wide variety of media are represented including digital and hand-painted illustration, sculpture, painting, printmaking, photography and graphic design. This is the […]

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College announces Spring 2016 Dean’s List

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design congratulates these 76 students who achieved Dean’s List ranking during the Spring 2016 semester. Scott Arbital, Senior, Graphic Design, Marlboro, NJ Nathanael Assega, Foundation, Digital Media, Lancaster, PA Meredith Batzler, Foundation, Graphic Design, Camp Hill, PA Paige Baxter, Foundation, Illustration, Carlisle, PA Erich Bell, Senior, Fine Art, Harrisburg, PA Alexander Blair, Senior, Graphic Design, Willow Street, PA Brandon Boggs, Sophomore, Illustration, Fairfield, PA Abigail Bonett, Junior, Illustration, North Brunswick, NJ Alexandria Bonner, Senior, Fine Art, Carlisle, PA Samantha Bowen, Junior, Illustration, Clifton Park, NY Mikayla Brown, Senior, Photography, Jefferson Hills, PA Julia Busko, Senior, Illustration, Annapolis, MD Casey Capece, Sophomore, Graphic Design, Union Bridge, MD Justin Carney, Sophomore, Photography, Baltimore, MD Vanessa Clough, Senior, Fine Art, Harrisburg, PA Jose Collantes, Foundation, Photography, Ridgewood, NJ Emily Coughlin, Senior, Graphic Design, Northampton, PA Seth Crider, Sophomore, Fine Art, Red […]

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Photography Chair Curating Korean Photo Festival

Eric Weeks, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design Chair of Photography, has traveled to Korea to open the 9th Annual Jeonju International Photography Festival (http://www.jpf.co.kr/), Jeonju, South Korea, of which he is the Festival Curator and Executive Director. The title of the exhibition is FACT/FICTION, which according to Weeks, highlights the descriptive abilities of the photographic […]

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Commencement 2016: Slide show of student art

Join us tonight 5 to 8 p.m. at the Senior Show & Celebration, Artwork will fill four floors of the College as the Class of 2016 exhibit professional-level senior thesis projects in a variety of media, the culminating work of PCA&D’s graduates in fine art, illustration, photography and graphic design, who received their BFA degrees […]

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Gregory Scott offers 5 tips for PCA&D’s graduating artists

“When I was 17, I wanted to be a graphic designer,” said Gregory Scott, Commencement Speaker today as the members of the Class of 2016 received their Bachelors of Fine Art Degrees from Pennsylvania College of Art & Design at a ceremony at the Lancaster Convention Center. . Greg Scott Introduced by PCA&D President Mary Colleen […]

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Senior Show sneak peek

Perspectives. On Friday, May 6, artwork will fill four floors of the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design as the Class of 2016 exhibit professional-level senior thesis projects in a variety of media, the culminating work of PCA&D’s 52 graduates in fine art, illustration, photography and graphic design. Following a Parent’s Preview, the College will […]

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PCA&D announces 52 candidates for BFA degrees

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design announces the 52 BFA degree candidates for Commencement for the Class of 2016 scheduled for Friday, May 6, at 10:00 a.m., in the Commonwealth Ballroom of the Lancaster Marriott/Convention Center at Penn Square, 25 South Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17603. The candidates for graduation from the four-year bachelors in […]

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52 PCA&D seniors will be honored at this year’s Commencement

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design announces the 52 BFA degree candidates for Commencement for the Class of 2016 scheduled for Friday, May 6, at 10:00 a.m., in the Commonwealth Ballroom of the Lancaster Marriott/Convention Center at Penn Square, 25 South Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17603. The candidates for graduation from the four-year bachelors in […]

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What happens when art students take selfies?

In AH 318 Photography, an art history course for 3rd and 4th year students at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, we have discussed different topics and themes related to photography – development of photography as a fine art, role of women in photography, war photography, use of photography for social change, fashion photography, and […]

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Personalities in the studio: Part III

Senior Studios: a home of their own This is the third in our series of looks into the Senior Studios of our Class of 2016 Fine Art students.  Samantha Sanders, Megan Wirick and Jen Godfrey give us a peek behind the scenes as they are immersed in the creation of their senior theses. Every senior has his […]

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Personalities in the studio: Part II

Senior Studios: a home of their own The seniors at PCA&D are immersed in the creation of their senior theses, the culmination of their BFA degree. Each senior has his or her own studio space at PCA&D in which they create his or her thesis, which will be exhibited during the Senior Show and Celebration, Friday […]

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From Marines to art school: The nontraditional path of senior Jeff Lang

Senior illustration major Jeff Lang, of Mechanicsburg, a non-traditional student, Marine, and father of two, has taken a different path to earning his BFA degree than many art students and, as such, represents the diverse nature of PCA&D’s student body. Not only is Jeff, in his mid-30s, older than most at PCA&D, his background and outside interests do […]

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Contemporary Barcodes

Contemporary Barcodes: A show dedicated to self representation, will open First Friday, April 1,  from 6-8 p.m. in the Photography Department Hallway Gallery at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, 204 N Prince Street, Lancaster. The show consists of self-portraits by students from all of the majors, as well as foundation students, and is curated by Trayton Pinson, […]

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Senior Lexus Harris’ exhibit contracts small town vs. city living

PCA&D Senior Lexus Harris will be exhibiting her work “A Look Into Small Town vs. City Living” on First Friday, April 1, 5:30-8:00 pm, at the Lancaster Public Library, 125 N Duke St, Lancaster PA. Her exhibit contrasts watercolor portraits of individuals from Lititz and the City of Lancaster. “The people depicted in these portraits are […]

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Faculty member Jeff Howe takes a look at the intersection of art and science

Join PCA&D faculty member Jeff Howe for a geological talk “Chiques Rock and the Bumblebee” on Friday, April 1 at 10 am, in PCA&D’s Atrium, as Howe looks for intersections of art and science in the area around Chiques Rock (sometimes spelled Chickies Rock) in western Lancaster County.  He will discuss the history, geography and geology of […]

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Class of 2016 artists present Fine Art, Photography lectures

Seniors in Fine Art & Photography taking Becky Blosser’s Professional Practices course will be presenting Artist Lectures, sharing their ideas for their senior thesis to their classmates and others on Monday, March 21 in the Atrium at PCA&D, 204 N Prince Street, Lancaster. “This assignment, in addition to being a significant part of their grade […]

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Senior Gabby Hoffman tapped to illustrate children’s activity book on dementia

As a child, Gabby Hoffman, a senior illustration student at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, thought of her grandparents as heroes. So when Country Meadows Retirement Communities challenged her senior-level Illustration class at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design to create a character for its book, The Unforgettable Adventures of Grandma’s Cape, featuring a cape-wearing grandmother, […]

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24 hours: Designing for good at Designathon

PCA&D’s 8th annual Designathon, was held from 6 p.m. Friday February 19 to 6 p.m. Saturday February 20. There, 26 PCA&D students participated, aided by nine faculty members and five professional designers who belong to Central PA AIGA (and gallons of coffee) to help nine nonprofit organizations by creating graphic design and marketing materials.  What happened at Designathon? Pennsylvania […]

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Graphic Design students receive awards in GD USA Packaging Design competition

Congratulations to seniors Lauren Carbone and Andrew Kinsey for their winning packaging designs in the student category of  GD USA’s annual Packaging Design Awards. Lauren Carbone – James & Lourdes Glove Packaging Andrew Kinsey – Micro Chips This is the third year that Tom Newmaster’s senior Packaging Design class entered GDUSA’s Packaging design awards program, […]

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Inside the Senior Studios: A home of their own

The seniors at PCA&D are immersed in the creation of their senior theses, the culmination of their BFA degree. Each senior has his or her own studio space at PCA&D in which they create his or her thesis, which will be exhibited during the Senior Show and Celebration , Friday May 6, 5-8 p.m. As the […]

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PCA&D named as one of 2016 Top Design Schools

PCA&D was selected as one of the top design schools by  Graphic Design USA Magazine. According to the magazine, the theme of the selection process was “Education is more important than ever as the lines between the studio and the classroom, the office and the academy, the university and society, continue to blur.” Earlier this week, […]

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Photography seniors are ‘Exposing Influences’ in new exhibit

Eight seniors from Pennsylvania College of Art & Design’s Photography Department will be exhibiting their work in “Exposing Influences” opening  with a reception at PCA&D, on First Friday, February 5, 6 – p.m. The eight seniors are: Mikayla Brown, Jefferson Hills, PA Andrea Deibert, Millersville, PA Cortney Ellis, Manchester, PA Revekah Espina, Randallstown, MD Sarah Pietrowski, Mohrsville ,PA Trayton Pinson, Reisterstown, MD Rachel Rodgers Hopper, Bloomsbury, NJ Jessica Straub, Lancaster, PA Eric Weeks, Chair of Photography at PCA&D, said, “Exposing Influences […]

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AIGA Central PA to aid with Designathon

For the first time in Designathon’s eight year history, members from Central PA chapter of AIGA will be assisting with PCA&D’s annual Designathon. 26 PCA&D students have signed up to help nine nonprofit organizations by creating graphic design and marketing materials at PCA&D’s 8th Annual Designathon, to be held 6 p.m. Friday February 19 to […]

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PCA&D to open at 10 am Tuesday January 26

UPDATE: PCA&D will open at 10:00 AM on Tues Jan 26. Studio classes normally beginning at 10 am will begin at 11:30 am. Regular schedule for  later classes. Classes scheduled to begin earlier than 10 am are cancelled.   UPDATE: PCA&D will also be closed Mon Jan 25 due to the heavy snowfall. Classes are cancelled. and the […]

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PCA&D announces Fall 2015 Dean’s List honorees

Seventy-one students were honored for achieving Dean’s List ranking following the fall 2015 semester. They are:   Cybill Allspach, Chestertown, MD, Sophomore, Illustration Scott Arbital, Marlboro, NJ, Senior, Graphic Design Nathanael Assega, Lancaster, PA, Foundation Year Meredith Batzler, Camp Hill, PA, Foundation Year Paige Baxter Carlisle,, PA, Foundation Year Brandon Boggs, Fairfield, PA, Sophomore, Illustration Abigail Bonett, North Brunswick, NJ, Junior, Illustration Alexandria Bonner, Carlisle, PA, Senior, Fine Art Samantha Bowen, Clifton Park, NY, Junior, Illustration Jade Braun, Wind Gap, PA, Foundation Year Hunter Bridge, Madison, CT, Junior, Illustration Alicia Brooks, Albrightsville, PA, Sophomore, Graphic Design Mikayla Brown, Jefferson Hills, PA, Senior, Photography Anna Brown, West Chester, PA, Sophomore, Illustration Casey Capece, Union Bridge, MD, Sophomore, Graphic Design […]

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PCA&D Winter Break

Season’s Greetings to All! Pennsylvania College of Art & Design will be closed to the public for winter break from December 24 through January 3, 2016. Offices and the Gallery will reopen on January 4. Classes for Spring Semester begin on January 13. Staff will be checking e-mail and voice mail throughout the break. Please use the Staff Directory for […]

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Tackling communication and creativity in three dimensions

Using form to communicate complex ideas The challenge: create a large three dimensional piece using simple materials and tools (plywood,one color of paint, and a jig saw ) in order to communicate a personal statement. Every semester for ten years, every art student at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design has received this challenge in Jeremy Waak’s foundation year 3D Design […]

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Happy Holidays & Warmest Wishes

From Pennsylvania College of Art & Design   About the artwork: The image for PCA&D’s 2015 Holiday Card is by Eric Rineer, a junior Graphic Design major, and was selected from  art submitted by PCA&D students.   About the design, Eric says: “Technology is becoming increasingly important to our everyday lives, and as artists it’s […]

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Senior Lauren Carbone has success in hand

Real-world projects are a hallmark of many upper level classes at PCA&D, and through these, art students not only practice professional work, but learn how to communicate their ideas to prospective clients. This fall, James & Lourdes, a small local company that manufactures moisturizing gloves, approached Tom Newmaster, PCA&D faculty member in the Graphic Design […]

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Seniors to exhibit “The Vague Affair” on First Friday

Sixteen PCA&D seniors, from all majors, will be exhibiting their work in The Vague Affair, a group art show, at Community Room on King, 106 W King St, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603, Friday, Nov 6, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The show will feature many pieces of art that use many different forms of medium, including […]

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New photos added to the KIU/PCA&D photography exchange

Once a month, students at Kyungil University (KIU) in Daegu, South Korea, and Pennsylvania College of Art & Design in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, are asked an open-ended question that students at both institutions will then answer through photographs. If My Dinner Table Had Eyes This semester, the first open question the students were to answer through […]

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Eric Weeks included in State Museum 50th anniversary show

Eric Weeks, PCA&D’s chair of Photography and Fine Art departments, has his photograph “WGAL” selected to be part of PA Modern: A Photography Exhibit of Midcentury Architecture, a juried exhibit featuring evocative images of some of the commonwealth’s most iconic Modernist structures. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of The State Museum and Archives Complex, Pennsylvania Modern: A Photography Exhibition […]

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Photography student honored with travel grant; featured in magazine

David Billet, Junior Photography major, was awarded a Student Travel Grant for the Society for Photographic Education’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference “About A Place,” that will be held in Pittsburgh in late October. He one of only two students awarded the grant in all of the mid-Atlantic region. The Society for Photographic Education is a nonprofit membership […]

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PCA&D student exhibits work in thought-provoking Sunshine Gallery show

PCAD’s Olivia DiFilippo, junior Fine Art Major from Wilmington DE, is showing two cyanotypes in the current exhibition 2nd Rate Citizen at the Sunshine Gallery, 104 W King Street, Lancaster PA.. This group show runs through October 31 in the Sunshine Gallery’s “small gallery”. http://hubs.ly/H01h8hH0 Curated by Tim Roda, PCA&D Adjunct Professor, 2nd Rate Citizen […]

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Sculpture of late faculty member installed in city park.

Tedd Pettibon, PCA&D faculty member and sculptor, passed away in 2014. Recently the city of Lancaster installed permanently three of his pieces of art, including Vigilance, in the Sixth Ward Park, East Ross and Hamilton streets in Lancaster City’s North West area. The art was a gift from his estate to the City. In addition, […]

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Trash-talking by PCA&D students

Trash Talking PCA&D students in last semester’s Type as Art class with Bill Dussinger were involved in the city-wide Litter Letter Project that aims to get Lancaster to consider litter, recycling and keeping the city clean. Recently the project came to fruition with huge letters, filled with trash, spelling “rethink” placed on the grounds of […]

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Katerina Lanfranco to present Artist Talk

Artist Katerina Lanfranco will give an talk at 2pm Thurs 10/8, Lanfranco has exhibited internationally and her artwork is in several permanent collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Kupferstichkabinett (Museum of Prints and Drawings) in Berlin, Germany, and the Corning Museum of Glass. She is also the founder and director of Rhombus Space, […]

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What it’s like to intern at the North Museum

It’s important to prepare well for a life in the arts. At PCA&D, the required internship experienceis an important link between your curricular preparations in the visual arts and the myriad ways that training can be applied in real-world employment.   Matthew Kilaresk, Exhibit Manager / Graphic Designer, at Lancaster’s North Museum of Nature and […]

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Joe Kulka publishes holiday picture book

A new picture book by Joe Kulka, PCA&D Illustration Instructor, The Christmas Coal Man, was just published this month. It’s about a new helper for Santa who provides the lumps of coal for the stockings of naughty boys and girls. Here’s a review Congratulations, Joe!

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PCA&D schedules events coinciding with Art Walk, First Weekend in October

Pennsylvania College of Art and Design will be hosting several free events on October 2 and 3, coinciding with Lancaster’s Art Walk, the first weekend of October. Artist talk: Mosaic Project artist Robert Pruitt, Friday October 2, 10:00 a.m. As part of PCA&D’s annual Mosaic Project, Robert Pruitt will present an artist talk in the […]

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PCA&D to participate in International 24-hour Comics Day with panel discussion and 1-day creation of comic book

What started as a dare among some of the comic industry’s best-known artists is now a global phenomena. In 2015, the global event will occur on October 3, with PCA&D students from all departments, faculty, alumni and visiting artists will accept the challenge to create full-length comic book in 24 hours, from front cover to […]

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PCA&D announces increase in new students for fall semester

On the first day of the Fall semester, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design is pleased to announce the continuing trend of increased new enrollment at the Lancaster based four-year art college. As of September 8, PCA&D had 90 new students enrolled for the BFA program. This is 23% increase over this time last year. […]

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Four artists from PCA&D family included in Fig Magazine’s Self Made show

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design announces that a student, and several faculty and alumni have been selected as featured artists for Fig Magazine’s SELF MADE: A Fig Experience show at Sunshine Art+Design, 104 West King Street, First Friday, September 4, 6 p.m. On exhibit, with ties to PCA&D, are Jenevieve Godfrey, senior Fine Art […]

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PCA&D’s Art Garden to host food trucks

Six food trucks – and hungry art students – to occupy PCA&D’s Art Garden during lunchtime this fall  This fall, Students of Pennsylvania College of Art & Design and others working or visiting nearby businesses will have regularly scheduled food trucks as a new lunch dining option on Tuesdays and Thursdays at PCA&D’s Art Garden […]

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PCA&D student wins National Design Competition

Lancaster, PA: August 10, 2015 — Pennsylvania College of Art and Design congratulates rising sophomore Casey Capece for being selected as the First Place winner in The Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation (GAERF)’s 2015 Student Design Competition. Capece and an instructor will receive two day all-inclusive paid trips to attend GRAPH EXPO 15 in […]

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PCA&D announces scholarships for incoming students

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design has awarded scholarships to these incoming Foundation Year students and transfer students, based on their scholastic achievements at their previous high schools or colleges. Congratulations to all and we look forward to having you on campus this fall. Presidential Merit Scholarship Amber Benner, Brownstown, PA, Conestoga Valley High School […]

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Fifty students earn Dean’s List status

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design congratulates these fifty students who achieved Dean’s List ranking during the Spring 2015 semester. Scott M. Arbital, Marlboro, NJ, Junior, Graphic Design David M. Billet, York, PA, Sophomore, Photography Alexander P. Blair, Willow Street, PA, Junior, Graphic Design Brandon K. Boggs, Fairfield, PA, Foundation, Illustration Abigail R. Bonett, North Brunswick, NJ, Sophomore, Illustration Alexandria P. Bonner, Carlisle, PA, Junior, Fine Art Samantha M. Bowen, Clifton, PA, NY Sophomore, Illustration Anna E. Brown, West Chester, PA, Foundation, Illustration Mikayla Brown, Jefferson Hills, PA, Junior,  Photography Casey N. Capece, Union Bridge, MD, Foundation, Graphic […]

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Growing ambitious with their art: Thoughts from art students, Part I

This is the third post in a series where PCA&D junior and senior art students talk about their art. Today they discuss growing as artists and pushing themselves to do more. In what ways do you find yourself growing more ambitious with your work? Alexis Supplee, Fine Art ’16: I use to work very small, […]

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Discovering new art media: Thoughts from the BFA students

The current exhibition in PCA&D’s gallery, Selected Artworks from the BFA Program at PCA&D, features a selection of outstanding artwork created by our rising junior and senior BFA students. A wide variety of media are represented including digital and hand-painted illustration, sculpture, painting, printmaking, photography and graphic design. This is the second post in a […]

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How do you come up with ideas? Tips from our BFA students

The current exhibition in PCA&D’s gallery, Selected Artworks from the BFA Program at PCA&D, features a selection of outstanding artwork created by our rising junior and senior BFA students. A wide variety of media are represented including digital and hand-painted illustration, sculpture, painting, printmaking, photography and graphic design. Q: What does the process of making […]

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PCA&D signs transfer agreement with Delaware County Community College

On Wednesday, May 6, 2015, Delaware County Community College and the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design (PCA&D) signed a dual admissions transfer agreement. The agreement gives Delaware County Community College students who earn an Associate of Fine Arts in Graphic Design or Photography the opportunity to transfer to the respective Bachelor of Fine Arts […]

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PCA&D confers BFA degrees on 40 members of the Class of 2015

On May 2, forty graduating seniors participated in PCA&D’s Commencement at Barshinger Hall, on Franklin & Marshall College campus. PCA&D President Mary Colleen Heil encouraged the students as they leave PCA&D to begin their life in art, She said, “My observations over the years is that yours is a class of thoughtful, hard-working, committed artists, […]

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‘When I’m 64’: Photographic exchange connects Lancaster with South Korea

Once a month, students at Kyungil University (KUI) in Daegu, South Korea, and Pennsylvania College of Art & Design in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, are asked an open-ended question that students at both institutions will then answer through photographs. When I’m 64 This month, the open question, When I’m 64,” was asked by PCA&D Professor Christine Welch. […]

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PCA&D students create NYC film: What is art?

In a September 2006 issue of the Village Voice, art critic Jerry Saltz contemplated the enormity of the art scene in the New York City neighborhood of Chelsea, in an article http://www.villagevoice.com/2006-09-26/art/the-art-world-jungle/. Over three hundred gallery shows were slated to open the fall season. Much has happened since then, with the Great Recession of 2008 […]

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Making an Artist Trading Card: A character sketch of Toyin Odutola

BY ASHLEY OBENSTINE   Every Monday, on the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design blog, a different profile of an artist is posted. These are taken from a classroom project where the illustrations and fine art students create “Artist Trading Cards,” first researching the facts about and the style of a selected artist, then making […]

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Graduates set to exhibit at Senior Show, May 1

Artwork will fill four floors of the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design on Friday, May 1, as the Class of 2015 exhibit professional-level senior thesis projects in a variety of media, the culminating work of PCA&D’s 39 graduates in fine art, illustration, photography and graphic design. Following a Parent’s Preview, the College will open […]

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Artist Spotlight: Leo and Diane Dillon

Leo and Diane Dillon are among the most skilled and versatile illustrators in the United States. The husband-and-wife team are most known for their wonderful contribution to children’s story books, such as Why Mosquitos Buzz in People’s Ears. Their work can also be characterized by stylistic diversity, with influences over African folk art, Japanese woodcuts, old-master paintings, […]

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Making an Artist Trading Card: A character sketch of Francisco Goya

BY ARIANA PLUCHINSKY Every Monday, on the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design blog, a different profile of an artist character sketch is posted. These are taken from a classroom project where the illustrations and fine art students create “Artist Trading Card,” first researching the facts about and the style of a selected artist, then […]

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Making the Artist Trading Card: Glen and Claire Keane character sketches

Every Monday, on the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design blog, a different profile of an artist is posted. These are taken from a classroom project where the illustrators and fine art students create “Artist Trading Card,” first researching the facts and style of a selected artist, then making a trading card that captures the […]

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An insight into student life in Lancaster City

The students at Pennsylvania Art & Design are a focused group, dedicating hours to perfecting their work. However, like college students everywhere, camaraderie and fun are equally important! Taking advantage of a learning environment and support system in a community of professional artists who focus on real world experience, the student life at PCA&D thrive […]

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PCA&D schedules workshop on how to build art college admission portfolios

A portfolio of work is required for a successful art college application, and high school students are often not sure how to put it together. On Saturday, March 21, 2 – 5 p.m., PCA&D’s Portfolio Preparation Workshop will review this necessary step in the application process for anyone considering a college education in the visual […]

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Two PCA&D students selected Graphic Design USA 2015 American Package Design Awards

Pennsylvania College of Art &Design is pleased to announce that two PCA&D students were selected as winners in the 2015 GD USA American Package Design Competition. Socheat Chhun’s package design for Cheata Chips and Samantha Mongelluzo’s design for Mr. Pastie Turnovers were selected in the student category. Chhun, from Middletown, PA, and Mongelluza, from Bowie, […]

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Three PCA&D students chosen for YorkArts exhibition

Three Pennsylvania College of Art &Design students were among the nine top undergraduate art students selected for inclusion in the “Emerging Visions” exhibition at the YorkArts Gallery. Chosen from submissions from undergraduate art students, were photography major David Billet, York, and PCA&D fine art majors Jen Godfrey, Lancaster, and Samantha Sanders, Grantville. Congratulations. An opening reception […]

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PCA&D student selected as “Young Designer” in national competition

Kyle Newkirk, Bridgeton, NJ, a senior graphic design major, is one of three students nationwide to be selected for one of three awards at the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) Pennsylvania College of Art &Design is pleased to announce that Kyle Newkirk, Bridgeton, NJ, a senior Graphics Design Major, is one of three students […]

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New exhibit by senior Photo & Fine Art majors

“Obstructions” is a new exhibit of work by eleven of our senior fine art and photography majors. It opens on December 5, Lancaster’s First Friday, from 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the Community Room, 106 W. King Street. Artists represented include Lexa Buechler, Danica Egan, Sarah Emerson, Lindsay Garner, Caroline Gorman, Shannon McCoy, Victoria Millard, […]

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Shannon McCoy, ’15, uses photography conference to be ‘Representing Myself’

BY SHANNON MCCOY, ’15, PHOTOGRAPHY   Being able to participate in the Society for Photographic Education’s Mid-Atlantic conference (SPEMA) was an incredible experience. It all started around springtime of this year. I remember being asked by Chris Welch(Photography faculty member and former Chair of the Photography department) and Eric Weeks(faculty member in and Chair of […]

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Food drive at PCA&D

Student Council will be collecting non-perishable food items from November 17- 20. Donations will go to the Arch Street Center, located in Lancaster. Last year, we collected over 200 food items. Let’s break that record this year; bring your donations to the lobby, where collection boxes will be set up. Non-perishable food items include canned […]

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Princess for a day

Kaydee Stratis ’17, an Illustration major and president of PCA&D’s Arts Challenge Club, was Princess Anna for a day (Anna is from the Disney movie “Frozen”) during the 13th annual Lititz Chocolate Walk. Kaydee (shown right in photo above) and another “princess” were in character in front of an edible display of the “Frozen” characters […]

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In-class crits by photographer Felix R. Cid

Photographer Felix R. Cid will be conducting in-class crits on October 10 for photo majors in the following classes: “Advanced Color Theory and Practice” (instructor Manal Abu-Shaheen) and “Intro to Large Format Photography” (instructor David Johanson). In addition, members of the PCA&D community are welcome to sit in on Cid’s critiques, to be held at […]

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