The Ronald & Anita Wornick Award

The Ronald and Anita Wornick Award was established by the Wornick Company on the occasion of Ronald C. Wornick's retirement as president and CEO.

Reflecting the wishes of the Wornicks, the award is intended to recognize, nourish, and encourage talented students in the wood arts at California College of the Arts.

A gifted amateur wood artist, Ronald Wornick has been a member of the CCA Board of Trustees since 1992.


Ronald & Anita Wornick Awards Exhibition

The 20th Annual Ronald & Anita Wornick Award Exhibition will feature an exhibition of works by CCA's most talented students in the wood arts.

The 2018 award recipients are Yuya Zhou and Graham P. Ansell.


From Ronald & Anita Wornick

We are very proud to support CCA’s brilliantly creative and talented young wood artists through the Ronald and Anita Wornick Awards. It has been a joyous and rewarding experience from the very beginning.

In our opinion, wood as a base material for the exploration of art and ideas has been barely scratched. Wood is magic in the hands of a craftsperson/artist who understands the subtle nuances and powerful life story contained in every piece.

We see this medium as much more useful than a blank frame of canvas, and equally challenging. CCA students are up for this challenge, and thanks to their inspiration and hard work the field will continue to evolve and look forward to a provocative, significant, and growing future.