Begun in 2010, the CCA Hamaguchi Emerging Artist Residency at Kala award is funded by the Hamaguchi Endowment for the advancement of printmaking at California College of the Arts and by the Kala Art Institute.
The award represents a rich collaboration between the two institutions that creates a special opportunity for a recent BFA Printmaking graduate to work and learn in the dynamic Kala facilities located in Berkeley with a community of artists from all over the world.
2015 Kala Art Institute Artist in Residence
Congratulations to CCA's 2015 Hamaguchi Emerging Artist Residency at Kala award recipient Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo (BFA Printmaking 2015).
About the Kala Residency
This Emerging Artist Residency offers the recipient part-time access to Kala for three months to work independently in the print studios to develop a portfolio for graduate school applications, exhibitions, experiment with new technologies, or other projects.
The recipient is encouraged to engage in a full range of activities at Kala, including entering exhibitions, taking classes (for a fee), assisting with various volunteer activities, participating in events, attending lectures, and using all resources available to help ease the transition to the professional world. The artist also takes part in a group exhibition during or after their residency.
The Selection Process
Fall or spring graduates who have a desire to do the residency should submit a letter of interest to the chair of Printmaking prior the Spring Senior Exit Review. CCA Printmaking faculty selects a group of finalists at the end of CCA’s spring semester.
A joint committee from CCA and Kala then review the finalists’ portfolios, which include completed Kala residency applications, for final selection.
A recipient and an alternate are selected and notified by CCA and Kala.
About Kala Art Institute
Kala Art Institute's mission is to help artists sustain their creative efforts over time through its artist-in-residence and fellowship programs, and to increase appreciation of this work through exhibitions, public programming, and educational efforts.
Artists at Kala are encouraged to produce innovative artwork of the highest quality, and are given total freedom to realize their artistic vision using media that span the Gutenberg to digital eras.
Artists are also provided with a number of professional development opportunities, and a spirit of exchange and education is nurtured through artist involvement in exhibitions, special events, lectures, teaching, and classroom experience.
Additionally, Kala is committed to offering quality art education to the general public and public school children through its on-site program of classes and workshops and its Artists-in-Schools program, established in 1991, providing multiple-week artist-led instruction to students in East Bay public schools and summer programs.