PLAySPACE, The Paulette Long and Shepard Pollack Art Community Experiment, is a graduate student-run exhibition program.

The program provides the resources for student curators to conceptualize and present programming that is especially appropriate for, and oriented toward, the academic community. This programming is presented in various venues and locations throughout the community.

PLAySPACE Exhibitions & Events

Our vision for the 2013-14 PLAySPACE program is interdisciplinary collaboration. Our event series aims to simulate real-world exhibition-making processes -- from the studio visit and facilitation of working relationships to the exhibition and subsequent published writing that comes as a result of this dynamic process.

We are each other's resources, and our year's programming encourages exchange and interaction among the diverse graduate programs on CCA's San Francisco campus.

Twice per semester PLAySPACE will host a three-part programming series consisting of the following components:

  • Curated studio visits (as per submissions based around a specific concept)
  • A corresponding exhibition or event (as per submission of proposals)
  • A piece of published writing (as per submission of artist interviews, critiques, etc.)

We see this as a crucial opportunity to gain exposure of our practices and to build a network of peers and colleagues as well as produce significant portfolio material.

We're looking forward to collaborating with all of you in some capacity this year!


Thursday, February 13, 2014, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

PLAySPACE will be hosting studio visits around the concept of "Line of Site", highlighting artists working in relationship to location and site in their practice. This includes (but is not limited to) installation, architecture, design, photography and sculpture. The four featured artists will each have an opportunity to introduce their work and engage in conversation with the visitors.

Featured Artists
Manuel Angeja
​Jennifer Klecker
Clare Rickman
Sanaz Sarabi

The tour begins at the PLAy[satellite]SPACE, located to the left of the security desk in the Nave at 6:00 p.m.

After the tour, join us at Thee Parkside, 1600 17th Street, for a related conversation at 8:00 p.m.


Alexis Bolter (MFA Studio Practice)
Callie Humphrey (Curatorial Practice)

Advisory Committee
Irene Chou (Design)
Tanya Gayer (Curatorial Practice / Visual and Critical Studies)
Anette Shirinian (Design)
Joshua Stulen (MFA Studio Practice)


California College of the Arts
1111 Eighth Street
San Francisco CA 94107


See the PLAySPACE Archive for past exhibitions and events.