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Ninth Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Textiles Program Exhibition

October 10, 2012, 5:30–7:30 pm

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Presented by Career Development at CCA

October 10, 2012 11:00 am–12:00 pm

Florence and Leo B. Helzel Boardroom, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to CCA community only

Info: Fine-Arts-Undergrad@cca.edu

The CCA Fellowship provides one student with a $500 stipend to attend the New York Studio Residency Program in spring 2013 for up to 16 units of academic credit. The New York Studio Residency Program is located in the heart of the vibrant contemporary art world in DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) in Brooklyn and is offered by the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design.

Students spend the semester working in their individual studio, participating in critiques and studio visits with art and design professionals, and enjoying being immersed in all the city has to offer. The semester culminates in a public exhibition in New York.

Applications are due to Fine Arts 10/22/12

Presented by the CCA Wattis Institute

October 10, 2012 7:00 pm

Wattis Institute, San Francisco Campus
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Andrew Weiner is a faculty member in CCA's Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice. He earned his PhD in 2011 from the rhetoric department at UC Berkeley. Weiner has been invited to give lectures and presentations at such institutions as UC Berkeley, the Kadist Art Foundation, the San Francisco Art Institute, and the University of Southern California. He has contributed to multiple publications, including Afterall, Parkett, Grey Room, and Qui Parle.

Small Talks is a mini lecture series held every Wednesday at the CCA Wattis Institute. The intent is to prompt dialogue and connect the artistic practices and research concerns of CCA faculty with the themes of the exhibition When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes. Small Talks are one hour in duration.

Generous support for When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes provided by C. Ross Sappenfield and Laura Brugger, Robin Wright and Ian Reeves, and Laura and Joe Sweeney.

Founding support for CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts programs has been provided by Phyllis C. Wattis and Judy and Bill Timken. General support for the Wattis Institute provided by the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, Ann Hatch and Paul Discoe, and the CCA Curator's Forum.

October 10, 2012, 6:00–7:00 pm

Are you unable to visit our campus this fall? Join us online for a virtual information session!

This presentation will inform you about our undergraduate academic programs, admission requirements, portfolio preparation, financing your education, and campus life. You will also be able to speak with an enrollment counselor.

All sessions take place Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m.

Please RSVP to join us online! A link with a login and password to the Virtual Information Session will be sent to the email address indicated on the RSVP prior to the event.

Sessions offered

September 12, 2012
October 10, 2012
November 14, 2012
December 5, 2012
January 16, 2013
February 13, 2013
March 20, 2013
March 27, 2013
April 3, 2013

Photography Lecture Series

October 10, 2012 11:00 am
Sandinistas at the walls of the Esteli National Guard Headquarters, Esteli, Nicaragua, 1979

Ralls Painting Studio
Free and open to the public
Info: Chris Nickel, cnickel@cca.edu, 510.594.3718

Susan Meiselas is a documentary photographer and member of Magnum Photos since 1976. She is the author of Carnival Strippers, Nicaragua, and Pandora’s Box, and editor of El Salvador: The Work of 30 Photographers, Chile from Within, Kurdistan: In the Shadow of History, and Encounters with the Dani.

Her awards include the Robert Capa Gold Medal, Leica Award for Excellence, Maria Moors Cabot Prize, the Hasselblad Foundation Prize, the Cornell Capa Infinity Award, and most recently, the Harvard Arts Medal.

In 1992 she was made a MacArthur Fellow. Her photographs are included in American and international collections.

Senior Exhibition — Visual Studies

October 9–13, 2012

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, October 10, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Haegen Crosby, Mario Miron and Elliot Cost

October 9–13, 2012

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, October 10, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Ninth Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Textiles Program Exhibition

October 9–20, 2012

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wed., Oct. 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; also Wed. until 7:30 p.m.
Info: 510.594.3747

Knots: Textile Topologies, the 9th annual juried exhibition organized by CCA's Textiles Program, showcases works by graduate and undergraduate students working with textile materials, techniques, and concepts.

Mario Miron, Elliott Cost, Nolan Graham Holouch, Camren Van Loose and Kathryn Kolouch

October 8–13, 2012

Tecoah and Thomas Bruce Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, October 9, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

October 8–13, 2012

Tecoah and Thomas Bruce Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, October 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Pardoned is a group exhibition that highlights the love and joy felt for religion and how thankfulness to a god can be shown through artwork as a way to give back for the blessings received.

Artists

Danielle Smith
Natasha McLachlan
Dominique Seward
Adelya Tumasyeva
Jessica Padilla
Nathan Cho
Sarah Mayer
Dylan Loudon

Senior Exhibition — Printmaking

October 8–13, 2012

Reception: Wednesday, October 10, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

October 4–November 2, 2012

Alter Space, 1158 Howard Street, San Francisco

Reception: Fri., Oct. 5, 6-9 p.m.
Hours: Thur.-Sat., 1-6 p.m.
Info: alterspace.co/calendar

The Individualized Major Program presents an interdisciplinary exhibition of ideas about other places, getting lost, wandering, and the possibility that the wrong place is exactly where we need to be. Behold souvenirs and wonders from distant lands: distant in time, distant in space, and existing only in the mind.

The participating artists transform the gallery space into a giant cabinet of marvels including dioramas, films, and fantastic tales chronicling the thousand realms of wonder that lie beyond our familiar experience: the New World, the Old World, outer space, alternative versions of the everyday world, flights of fancy, and places you’ve never been.

Hosted by the Illustration Program

October 1–12, 2012

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Fri., Oct. 12, 6-8 p.m. (RSVP to rsvp@cca.edu or 510.594.3604 by Wednesday, October 10)
Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Info: 415.551.9330 or pzahedani@cca.edu

Please join us for Drawing the Line, an exhibition celebrating the life and work of Illustration chair and distinguished professor Dugald Stermer. The exhibition will feature a selection of works from his career as a freelance illustrator, designer, art director, and author.

Guest speakers at the October 12 reception will include Crystal Stermer, Robert Hunt, Eric Madsen, Steve Heller, and Brad Holland.

Please note: We will have available at the reception a $100 limited-edition print for sale. (Only $25 for current CCA students.) Net proceeds will benefit the CCA Dugald Stermer Scholarship.

Gifts in memory to the Dugald Stermer Scholarship can be made at cca.edu/give.

October 1–16, 2012

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tues., Oct. 16, 5:30-7 p.m. (RSVP for the reception at 510.594.3604 or rsvp@cca.edu)
Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. (Note: Exhibition is closed October 13-14)
Info: 510.594.3776 or kdawson2@cca.edu

Featuring works by the recipients of this year’s award, Sarah Ward and Mateo Hao. Get a sneak peek »

The Ronald and Anita Wornick Award Exhibition, held every fall to honor the student winners of the scholarship, is the Furniture Program’s biggest annual event. The work on view clearly demonstrates to the entire college community the values of the Furniture Program and the creativity, dedication, and craftsmanship of its students.

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.

Celebrating 25 Years of the Barclay Simpson Award Exhibition

September 27–October 27, 2012

Tecoah Bruce Gallery at the Oliver Art Center, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Thurs., Sept. 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m. (RSVP for the reception at 510.594.3604 or rsvp@cca.edu)
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Info: cbradley@cca.edu

Recent works by artists who have received the Barclay Simpson Award since its inception in 1987. For 25 years now, this generous award has given CCA graduate student artists crucial financial support and an exhibition opportunity at a pivotal point in their development.

Read more about the Barclay Simpson Award »

The quality of the recent work by these artists is a testament to the value of such a grant. Their diverse practices and methods of production range from painting to printmaking, drawing, sculpture, video, sound, installation, social practice, and other interdisciplinary forms.

Featured artists:

Anthony Discenza
Dina Danish
Bill Durgin
Patricia Esquivias
Harrell Fletcher
Llewellyn Fletcher
Mik Gaspay
Josh Greene
Todd Hido
David Huffman
Hannah Ireland
Lawrence La Bianca
Katie Lewis
Travis Joseph Meinolf
Linn Myers
Scott Oliver
Patricia Olynyk
Conrad Ruiz
Gabrielle Teschner
Hank Willis Thomas
Imin Yeh

Presented by CCA Wattis Institute

September 13–December 1, 2012

Wattis Institute, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Thurs., Sept. 13, 7-9 p.m. (RSVP for the reception at rsvp@cca.edu)
Hours: Tues.-Fri., noon-8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Info: 415.551.9210 or www.wattis.org

The legendary exhibition Live in Your Head: When Attitudes Become Form, presented in 1969 at Kunsthalle Bern, Germany, has been exhaustively discussed, researched, and examined. It has inspired essays, books, conferences . . . and now, at the CCA Wattis Institute, another exhibition.

In September 2012, Wattis director Jens Hoffmann will tackle the history and the myths surrounding When Attitudes Become Form with a new “sequel” exhibition, When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes.

The original show, curated by Harald Szeemann, featured 69 conceptual artists working in fields known today as post-Minimalism, Arte Povera, Land art, and beyond. The Wattis exhibition will feature more than 80 artists, all working within the legacy of Conceptual art, including the following:

Simon Fujiwara
Claire Fontaine
Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla
Abraham Cruzvillegas
Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset
Ryan Gander
Walead Beshty
Renata Lucas
Adriana Lara
Carey Young

The show will also bring together archival material, floor plans, installation images, and ephemera from the 1969 show.

Generous support for When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes provided by C. Ross Sappenfield and Laura Brugger, Robin Wright and Ian Reeves, and Laura and Joe Sweeney.

Founding support for CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts programs has been provided by Phyllis C. Wattis and Judy and Bill Timken. General support for the Wattis Institute provided by the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, Ann Hatch and Paul Discoe, and the CCA Curator’s Forum.

September 4, 2012–May 10, 2013
Touring the Social Imaginary

CATALYSTRANSIT is a project organized by Ana Labastida, circulating through the Bay Area’s Casual Carpool from Fruitvale Avenue in Oakland to Fremont Street in San Francisco, that questions how we interpret the mundane moments during commutes.

To participate, or for more information, visit www.catalystransit.com.

This project is part of Touring the Social Imaginary, a series of exhibitions and participatory, public programs across the Bay Area organized by PLAySPACE, that map the social imaginary using research-intensive processes to ask questions about places and the people that inhabit them.

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About PLAySPACE

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