CCA Events

Hosted by Kansas City Art Institute

October 27, 2012, 12:00–4:00 pm

Kansas City Art Institute
4415 Warwick Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64111
800 522 5224
KCAI

National Portfolio Days are an opportunity for students to meet with representatives from California College of the Arts and other institutions accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. College representatives will review your portfolio and offer information about admissions, financial aid, and programs of study. See you there!

Please Visit: www.portfolioday.net

Boston Society of Architects/AIA

October 27, 2012 10:00 am–2:00 pm

Wentworth Institute of Technology
550 Huntington Avenue
Watson Hall
Boston, MA 02115
617 951 1433
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Are you thinking about a career in architecture, interior design, or industrial design? If so, explore the possibilities with California College of the Arts at the BSA Architecture/Design College Fair.

Representatives from CCA along with representatives from over 30 other colleges and universities will be on hand at the BSA's Architecture/Design College Fair to answer questions about portfolios, admissions and more. Learn what it takes to succeed—attend free workshops.

In addition to this College Marketplace, you'll find workshops for design-focused students. Hear the inside story from our keynote speaker who will describe "the life of an architect" and what it's really like to be in architecture school.

Register here for free!

Fashioning Technology Workshop with Lara Grant

October 27, 2012 10:00 am–3:00 pm

Hybrid Lab, SF Campus

Open to CCA students only.
No experience required. Bring your costume!
$25 fee :: LilyPad protoboard included
(check or cash only)

Sign up with Andrew in the Hybrid Lab by Oct. 19

Be scary nerdy on halloween. Learn how to hack clothing and costumes using Lily Pads, conductive thread, Arduino, and other gadgets. In this workshop you will use the Hybrid Lab to create spooky costumes, then enter to win valuable prizes at the Hybrid Lab Opening Gala on Oct. 31!

October 27, 2012 9:00 am–4:30 pm

About Preview Day

Preview Day at CCA begins on the Oakland campus and then moves to the San Francisco campus that afternoon.

Prospective students can tour studios, meet faculty and current students, and view student work. Admission and financial aid information will be available.

Oakland

8:45 - 10:00 Campus Tours, Macky Hall
9:00 - 10:00 Check in, Macky Hall
9:00 - 10:00 Portfolio Reviews, A2 Cafe
10:00 - 10:45 Campus Welcome, Nahl Hall (Presentations by Sheri McKenzie, Vice President of Enrollment Management and Melanie Corn, Provost)
11:00 - 11:30 First Year Experience, Nahl Hall (Presentation by KC Rosenberg, Chair First Year Program )
Transferring Your Credit, B4 (Presentation by Jane Brady, Assistant Director of Transfer Admission)
Applying for Spring 2012, B1 (Presentation by Robynne Royster, Director of Undergraduate Admission)
11:00 - 1:30 Housing Open House, Clifton Hall
11:30 - 12:30 Campus Tours, Macky Hall (departing every 15 minutes)
11:30 - 12:30 Studio Visits with Faculty will include the following programs, among others
Animation
Community Arts
Fine arts programs
Visual Studies
Writing and Literature
12:30 - 1:00 First Year Admission and Financial Aid, Nahl Hall (Presentation by Robynne Royster, Director of Undergraduate Admission and Silvia Marquez, Director of Financial Aid)
Transfer / 2nd Degree Admission, B4 (Presentation by Jane Brady, Assistant Director of Transfer Admission)
1:15 Board Bus to San Francisco (Limited Seating Available)

San Francisco

2:00 - 2:30 Campus Tours, 1111 8th Street (Tours depart from behind security desk)
2:30 - 3:15 Campus Welcome, Production Stage Alcove (Presentations by Sheri McKenzie, Vice President of Enrollment Management and David Meckel, Director of Research and Planning)
3:15 - 4:00 Studio Visits with Faculty will include the following programs, among others
Architecture
Fashion Design
Film
Furniture
Graphic Design
Illustration
Industrial Design
Interior Design
Painting/Drawing
3:15 - 4:00 Campus Tours, Front of Nave (departing every 15 minutes)
3:15 - 4:30 Portfolio Reviews, West 1
4:00 - 4:30 First Year Admission and Financial Aid, West 2 (Presentation by Robynne Royster, Director of Undergraduate Admission and Silvia Marquez, Director of Financial Aid)
Transfer / 2nd Degree Admission, East 2 (Presentation by Jane Brady, Assistant Director of Transfer Admission)
4:30 Board Bus to return to Oakland, Front of Nave (Limited Seating Available)

Please allow yourself time to find parking on either campus, as on-campus parking is limited.

Shuttle service between campuses will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Current high school seniors who have submitted an RSVP may have an opportunity to receive a portfolio review.

An RSVP is recommended.

Directions and maps for both campuses

October 27–28, 2012

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Hours: Sat.-Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (please arrive at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday morning to register)
Info: mclark@cca.edu, 510.594.3768

The Public Interest Design Institute provides training to architecture and design professionals in addressing critical issues by engaging the communities most directly affected.

This training is intended to enhance one's existing design practice with skill sets integral to community-based design, including using a step-by-step process for connecting with communities and identifying new fee sources.

It is free for CCA students and faculty (starting on Sept. 29); $350/$450 for professionals.

To register »

At the CCA edition of the Public Interest Design Institute, six designers and architects will present their projects for group discussion using the Social / Economic / Environmental / Design (SEED) Evaluator, a metric developed to engage stakeholders who usually have a limited voice in the design and decision-making processes that directly affect them.

All participants will have the opportunity to become certified in the SEED process. Architects can also receive continuing education credits as required by the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

This event is coordinated by the CCA Center for Art and Public Life and CCA's divisions of architecture and design.

Show Yuan, Nicholas Lyndon-Williams, Tarang Gala and Isaiah Kim

October 23–27, 2012

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, October 24, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Andrea Bergen, Danielle Galante and Carolynn Lee

October 23–27, 2012

Center for Art and Public Life, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, October 24, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Textiles

October 23–27, 2012
Kaiya Batsel-Alfresco

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, October 24, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Andrew Bang, Marcus Lee, Woodrow, Nick Heskes, Michael Kang, Tamara Chang, and friends

October 23–27, 2012

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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The Painting/Drawing Club exhibition brings together Painting students and celebrates the members enjoyment of the beauty of painting.

Reception: Wednesday, October 24, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Work from Mariella Poli's Interdisciplinary Course

October 22–27, 2012

Tecoah and Thomas Bruce Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, October 23, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Photography

October 22–27, 2012

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, October 24, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Illustrations

October 22–27, 2012

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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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.

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.