Hi, PCA&D Community! A month from TODAY, we have a big surprise in store for you all. Wondering what it may be? A special reveal will happen during "Breakfast for Dinner" at Orientation on August 18! Make sure to join us, not just so we can welcome you back to campus but also to find out about this special surprise. We can't wait to see you! ... Graphic: Austin Taylor '24, Graphic Design #PCAD #LancasterPA #artschool #designschool #mystery #announcement @austin_designz

Aubrey Maurer '22 (@aubrey_m._), Fine Art, has been selected for Millersville University’s Emerging Artist Residency. 3D design and sculpture with ceramics have been a natural fit with Maurer's artistic leanings. “The handmade element, the 3D element (of) sculpture expands that flat 2D feel, and it just comes to me.” In addition to expanding her own ceramics knowledge base, the residency offers Maurer the opportunity to instruct and mentor Millersville seniors. "I’m really excited to get back into learning again,” Maurer says. “The rhythm of going to school, and being surrounded by people who have the same interests, that community — the resources and pulling in all that knowledge.” ... To read more about Aubrey's exciting upcoming opportunity, click the LINK IN OUR BIO! #PCAD #PCADProud #LancasterPA #artschool #designschool #fineart @sculpture #residency #Millersville @pcad_fineart

Happy #CommonAppDay! The 2023-2024 @CommonApp is live and students can now apply to PCA&D. Take the first step on your journey to a creative life through art and design! The link's in our bio! #PCAD #PCADProud #LancasterPA #ArtSchool #DesignSchool

Since the start of 2022, Osmyn Oree (@ozmynoree) — a 2011 BFA graduate in Photography from PCA&D — has served as an artist-in-residence at nearby Franklin & Marshall College. The opportunity has afforded him the time and the support to continue working on a series of photo portraits that’s served as a focus and ongoing inspiration for the last four years. That series, "I’m Still Black", was inspired “by the difference I saw in me and other Black people growing up and being ‘different.’ It started with interviews and recording them and, as it went on, I just generally got the stories by talking to people and taking the pictures at the same time.” In October, when finished with his residency, an exhibition of his "I’m Still Black" work will open at Franklin & Marshall’s Winter Visual Arts Center. ... To learn more about the great work Osmyn has been doing at F&M, click the LINK IN OUR BIO! #PCAD #LancasterPA #PCADProud #artschool #designschool #residency

Four Pennsylvania College of Art & Design students are spending this summer running a summer version of The Agency, the College's in-house creative agency. Under the guidance of Prof. Bill Dussinger, Paige Bowermaster ’23, Graphic Design; Ezra Davulcu ‘23, Illustration; Cleo Kendrick ‘24, Graphic Design; and Austin Taylor ‘24, Graphic Design are fulfilling paid internships that are in the midst of creating branding and marketing materials for five York-area non-profit organizations––The Well’s Food Pantry; Suicide Prevention of York’s “Make It Okay” mental health campaign; Rainbow Rose Center; Lawilowan American Indian Festival’s Muddy Run Powwow event; and the Teaching Museum for the Fiber Arts & Textiles. … To read about all the students’ experiences and exciting work taking place in York this summer, look for the link in our BIO! #PCAD #LancasterPA #artschool #designschool #TheAgency

With a student-to-faculty ratio of 8:1, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design students and professors are able to foster meaningful connections and rapport. All PCA&D faculty are practicing artists and designers who bring a wealth of knowledge and real-world experience into the classroom. With smaller class sizes, faculty can work individually with students to provide guidance as they work toward their desired profession and success after PCA&D. 🦚 Learn more at the LINK IN OUR BIO! #PCAD #LancasterPA #ArtSchool #DesignSchool #Admissions

What better way to kick off the 2022-23 school year than with everyone on campus wearing your artwork! The annual PCA&D T-Shirt Design Competition is back, and judges are looking for your entries! Deadline to submit is July 22. How to enter: 1. Illustrate and/or use text to represent the concept of "At PCA&D, we are makers & dreamers, designers & entrepreneurs." 2. Your design must incorporate the PCA&D ampersand (the "&" symbol) and should include the year 2022 somewhere in the design. 3. The design will be used on the front of a blue T-shirt, must use white as one of the primary print colors, with the choice of two additional colors represented in PCA&D branding. More detailed information (size of graphic, design prompts, text directions, and final submission details) can be found in an email sent to your PCA&D Inbox. You can submit more than one design! All students will receive a free T-shirt featuring the winning design during Fall Orientation and Return to Campus! ... #PCAD #LancasterPA #Artschool #DesignSchool #Tshirt

This past spring semester, senior Illustration majors in Creative Launch, taught by Laura Korzon and Jeff McComsey, were given the opportunity to work with Tellus360 and Winding Path Brewing Co. to create designs for their newly released beer. The winner of the design contest was Alicia Groff ’22, Illustration (IG: @sparktist). ⠀ ⠀ Creative Launch students spent a few weeks creating not only original designs for the logo, but also developing simplified second versions for the taps. Korzon said that working with a client was a great opportunity for her students as “Classroom critiques are an opportunity for the instructors to discuss professional practices and experiences that might push students beyond their comfort zone. This includes networking, client communication, professional presentation, time management, and money practices.” Learn more about the project at the LINK IN OUR BIO! ⠀ The official launch of Threshing Wheat Ale will be July 19, 2022 @ 6-8 pm, at Tellus360, 24 E. King St., Lancaster. Join us for an Artist Reception and Release Party on the Tellus360 roof to celebrate Alicia! ⠀ ⠀ #PCAD #LancasterPA #artschool #designschool #AliciaGroff #Branding @tellus360 @windingpathbrewingco @wyndridgefarm @laurapaperjane

"Self Conscious", an exhibition of paintings and photographs by Karin Wengenroth (@karin_wengenroth), opens July 7 through August 7, 2022, in the gallery at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design. Wengenroth, a 2017 Fine Art BFA graduate of PCA&D, served as the 2021-2022 Fine Art Alumni Artist in Residence at the College. ... Wengenroth will be having an Artist Talk on August 5 at 5:30 pm. It will be free and open to the public. . #PCAD #LancasterPa #ASrtSchool #DesignSchool #FineArt #painting #photography #exhibition @pcad_fineart @pcad_exhibitions

Prof. Eric Weeks, Chair of Photography & Video (@ericweeksphoto), will be joining an upcoming WITF Smart Talk Friday episode with Scott LaMar. Weeks will be discussing the topic of how to take better photographs––starting with basic skill levels and moving into some higher-level things to think about as listeners advance in their skills. Link to listen: witf.org/programs/smart-talk/ ... Make sure to tune in! ... #PCAD #lancasterpa #artschool #designschool #photography #SmartTalk @pcad_photovideo @witfnews @witforg

We can't wait to greet and work with the York community at PCA&D - York! It's a home for PCA&D's Center for Creative Exploration, PCA&D's Agency, and PCA&D Exhibitions to initiate community engagement, workshops, internships, exhibitions, and foster new connections! PCA&D-York is gearing up for some awesome events, so stay tuned for more info. ... A huge thanks to the CCE team of Salina Almanzar-Oree and Natalie Lascek, as well as CCE Young Artist Assistant Jasmine Smith, for bringing PCA&D-York's interactive roadmap and mind-map walls to life! @pcad_ce @pcad_exhibitions #pcad #PCADproud #artschool #designschool #TheAgency #mindmap #YorkPA

"PCA&D was a good stepping stone to help direct me in the direction I needed to pursue my future career" says Rain Supple (Animation & Game Art Class of '20). Earlier this year, Supple stepped into her new role as an Assistant World Builder for Obsidian Entertainment based in Irvine, California. In this role, she pulls inspiration from real life and from nature to design immersive environments we've never seen before. Image: Rain Supple, @rainsupple3d, "Forest" ... To read the full interview about her journey into this exciting new role and all that it entails, look for the link in our BIO! #PCAD #LancasterPA #artschool #designschool @pcad_animationgames

#repost @pcad_ce : BFA Illustration student Jay Shelor worked with artist and instructor @nikkymadonna and @pcad_ce to create this zine about some of our important microinvertebrates that help indicate the health of our waterways, to help @lancasterconservancy celebrate Water Week. We wanted to share his work if you weren’t able to pick one up at the @the_lancaster_science_factory this past First Friday. Great work, Jay! . #PCAD @pcad_illustration

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design is proud to be a supporter of Lancaster Pride Month events, and we look forward to seeing you on Saturday, June 18, at Clipper Stadium in Lancaster city! Reps from our Admissions Team and the Center for Creative Exploration will be there from noon to 6 pm with all kinds of info and to join the celebration, so be sure to stop by for some special student-designed Pride swag! 🦚 . #PCAD #LancasterPA @pcad_ce #PrideMonth #LancasterPride @lancasterpride

Can a mural painted by artists, friends, and community unify people in tribute and remembrance for decades? In Berks County’s Wilson School District, the answer is a resounding yes. We talked with Joe Palumbo ‘08, Illustration, who worked on the original community mural as a high school student, and headed up a new project to renew its impact, about how just one art project continues to unite and heal a community after tremendous loss: See the LINK IN BIO . #PCAD #LancasterPA #PCADProud #mural #ArtHeals #CommunityArt @joempalumbo @pcad_illustration . 📸: @wilsonschldist

We’re thrilled to celebrate our “Top Design School” ranking by @gdusa!! #reposting At Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, students learn to make creativity their careers. Located in the heart of Lancaster city’s thriving arts community, inspiration is found around every corner. As a micro-college, it’s the personal attention and guidance from their faculty of working artists, coupled with internships and hands-on experiences, that set them apart. A hallmark of their Graphic Design program is their annual Designathon event, a 24-hour push of brainstorming, designing, refining, production, and presentations, as students and faculty create free marketing materials — logos, websites, brochures, and branding — for local nonprofits. #graphicdesign #logos #branding #designthinking #education #designschool #creativecommunity #designcommunity #pcad #finearts #repost #PCADProud @pcad_graphic_design

🌱 This summer, the Art Garden is hosting some creativity of a different kind ☀️ ⠀ ⠀ A bounty of veggies and herbs fills four raised garden beds, planted last week by middle school students from The Mix and the Lancaster Bureau of Police Office of Community Engagement. Located next to the Create/Influence sign, the garden will be tended by the students all summer -- thanks to them for bringing joy to our public Art Garden space! ⠀ ⠀ Learn more about the project at the LINK IN BIO ⠀ . ⠀ @themixlancaster #PCAD #TheMix #TheMixAtArborPlace #ArtGarden #garden #CommunityGarden #communityservice

What are "28 Top Things to Do in Lancaster, Pennsylvania"? According to US News and World Report this week, you're missing out if you don't browse a gallery exhibit... and they call out PCA&D as a "local landmark" for exploring art! What's in the gallery right now? The 2022 Senior Exhibition, with work from each member of the Class of 2022... if you can't make it in person, you can view the online catalog, with images and artist bios, at the LINK IN BIO 🦚 . #PCAD #LancasterPA #ClassOf2022 #ArtSchool #DesignSchool #Animation #GameArt #FineArt #GraphicDesign #Illustration #Photography #Video @pcad_animationgames @pcad_fineart @pcad_graphic_design @pcad_illustration @pcad_photovideo

Applications are now open for the 2022-2023 Fine Art Alumni Artist in Residence position. This position provides personal studio space and access to facilities (Printmaking, Digital Print Lab, Woodshop) and materials that are provided to students; a Visiting Artist studio visit; and the chance to inspire and be inspired by the PCA&D students who are following in your footsteps. You must be a Fine Art BFA grad of PCA&D; artists who work in all mediums are invited to apply! See LINK IN BIO to learn more! . #PCAD #LancasterPA #FineArt #ArtistInResidence @pcad_fineart @the_fineart_cohorts

🦚 Class of 2022: Were Commencement ceremonies such a whirlwind that you already can't remember what happened? Or are you a friend of PCA&D who would love to hear the words of Heather McGowan, who delivered the Commencement Address, and Class of 2022 speaker Aubrey Maurer? Want a chance to cheer ALL of our newest BFA alumni? 📹 Find a comfy spot and click play on the recording of our 2022 Commencement! LINK IN BIO . #PCAD #LancasterPA #Commencement #Graduation #ClassOf2022 @aubrey_m._ #BFA #ArtSchool #DesignSchool

The Class of 2022 Animation & Game Art Screening Room is live! We're thrilled to share the Senior Thesis work of the following newly graduated PCA&D AGA students: Daisy Brooks ("Godslayer"), Skylar Cordiano-Mooney, William Garrett, and Aris Marinos ("Look Alive"), Danny Rapp and Samantha Price ("Snowrunners"), Ian Mimnall ("Kitchen Catastrophe"), DJ Tedrick ("Toll Fold"), and Natalie Marteney ("Welcome Mr. Beaver"). You can also screen projects by Class of 2022 Photography & Video members Na'Chelle Morris, Cheyenne Snow, Kennedy Toomey, Nicole Stoltzfus, and Woodrow Clapper IV. Find links to all of these projects, as well as full access to work by the Class of 2022, at the LINK IN BIO Image: Still from "Godslayer," Daisy Brooks . . @daisytodddraws . . @pcad_animationgames @pcad_photovideo @tasha.3d @ericweeksphoto @chellyseespics @cheyennexsnow @kennedytoomeyphoto @nicole_stoltzfus @woodrow_clapper90 @will_jgarrett @afroram @icmvisuals @3djted

Class of '22: It's almost time! Provost Dr. Carissa Massey this week signed your diplomas — one of the final steps before Friday's graduation. We're excited for you, and couldn't be more #PCADProud of the persistence, creativity, and spirit of each of you!

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design is honored to welcome author and future-of-work strategist Heather McGowan to our 40th Commencement ceremonies Friday, May 6, 10 am, at Barshinger Center for Musical Arts, Lancaster. McGowan will receive an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree and deliver the Commencement Address. Additionally, honors will be presented to Robert A. Brandt Jr., Thomas Scullin, Dr. Damaris Rau, and Dr. Vu Quoc Nguyen. ⠀ ⠀ Commencement will be livestreamed at pcad.edu/stream. Visit the link in our bio for more information on the event and our honorees.

Calling all PCA&D alumni: Here's a Thursday Throwback photo, courtesy of @LancasterOnline 🗞️ The newspaper's Entertainment section recently headlined its event listings with a 2013 photo of "A Pennsylvania College of Art & Design student (working) on a landscape painting along the Conestoga River in Lancaster County Central Park." Does anyone recognize this plein air artist from almost a decade ago?? Share in the comments below ⬇️