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HearSay Reading Series

October 23, 2012 7:30 pm

Nahl Hall, Oakland Campus
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Info: humblepie@cca.edu or 510.597.3709

HearSay is a monthly reading series hosted by the Writing and Literature Program. It features CCA students and established Bay Area writers.

Hosted (in part) by California College of the Arts

October 18–21, 2012

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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An exhibition opening reception will be held in the Nave Friday, Oct 19, at 7 p.m., and is open to the public.

ACADIA 2012: Synthetic Digital Ecologies is a conference that will highlight experimental research and projects that explore the reciprocity and synergy between bits and atoms, the digital and the physical, and between digital code and material logic.

The conference takes place at both UCSF (Thursday & Friday) and at CCA (Friday night, Saturday, Sunday).

The conference will bring together designers, researchers, and practitioners who engage, question, and aspire to stretch these boundaries. Architects, fabricators, engineers, media artists, technologists, hackers, and others in related fields of inquiry are invited to participate.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS + PANELISTS

In addition to the 50+ peer-reviewed paper and project presentations, the ACADIA 2012 Conference, chaired by Architecture faculty member Jason Kelly Johnson, has confirmed a world-class group of keynote speakers. It is a diverse group of computational designers, fabricators, philosophers, and much more:

  • GREG LYNN UCLA / Yale / Architect + Educator, Los Angeles
  • NERI OXMAN MIT Media Lab / Architect + Educator, Cambridge, MA
  • SAUL GRIFFITH Otherlab / Tech Innovator, San Francisco
  • ACHIM MENGES U. Stuttgart / Architect + Educator, Germany
  • MANUAL DE LANDA Pratt / USC / Philosopher + Author, New York

Visit the event website for a complete schedule of events ».

Additionally we are organizing the following:

  • a cocktail event at the Autodesk Gallery (located adjacent to the San Francisco Ferry Building)
  • guided architecture and museum tours
  • several other social events

EXHIBITIONS

The exhibition, designed and curated by Nataly Gattegno and Brian Price, will include 10 peer-reviewed ACADIA projects; curated content including work by the ACADIA 2012 keynote speakers and notable emerging California designers including IwamotoScott, Matsys, Thom Faulders, Elena Manferdini, Dorus Sung, Oyler/Wu, Freeland Buck, among others (TBA); the four finalist submissions from the latest TEX-FAB / DFA competition "Applied Research Through Fabrication" will also be exhibited, judged, and discussed in a special panel session.

WORKSHOPS

Workshop registration is now open!

Workshops will take place on Sunday, October 21, at CCA on the San Francisco campus. (Please note ACADIA 2012 registered conference attendees will receive a significant discount on workshop registration.)

"ALGORITHMS & MATHEMATICS" -- Leader: Edmund Harris with Celento, Lockyear, Underwood (Rhinoscript + Grasshopper / McNeel)
"ROBOTIC FABRICATION" -- Leaders: Proto and Kruysman (SCI-Arch Staubli Robot + Maya, Autodesk)
"PARAMETRIC SURFACES" -- Leader: Andrew Kudless with TBA (Grasshopper / McNeel)
"ROBOTIC PROTOTYPES" -- Leaders: Shiloh, DeLeon, Johnson (Arduino + Grasshopper + Firefly)
"COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN STRATEGIES WITH DESIGNSCRIPT" -- Leader: Robert Aish with Fisher, Tierney (DesignScript / Autodesk)
"PYTHON SCRIPTING WITH REVIT / VASARI" -- Leader: Nathan Miller (Python + Revit + Vasari / Autodesk)

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

Photography Lecture Series

October 5, 2012 11:00 am–12:00 pm

Free and open to the public
Ralls Painting Studio

Info: Chris Nickel, cnickel@cca.edu, 510.594.3718

Mikhael Subotzky’s photographic work combines the directness of the social documentary mode with a questioning of the nature of the photographic medium itself. He is concerned with the structures of narrative and representation as well as the relationship between social storytelling and the formal poetics of image making.

Over the past eight years, his work has focused on the inside and outside of South Africa’s notorious prisons, the small town of Beaufort West, and Ponte City, a single iconic building in Johannesburg.

Subotzky’s work has been exhibited widely in major galleries and museums, and his prints are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the South African National Gallery, Cape Town; and the Johannesburg Art Gallery.

Recent awards and grants include the 2011 Discovery Award at Rencontres de la Photographie Arles, the 2009 Oskar Barnack Award, the 2008 W. Eugene Smith Memorial Grant, and the 2007 KLM Paul Huf Award.

His only monograph to date, Beaufort West, was published by Chris Boot Publishers and was the subject of the 2008 exhibition, New Photography: Josephine Meckseper and Mikhael Subotzky at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Subotzky’s work will be included on the 2012 Liverpool and Lubumbashi Biennuals. Two upcoming monographs will be published by Steidl.

Subotzky was born in 1981 in Cape Town, South Africa, and is currently based in Johannesburg.

October 3, 2012, 5:30–7:30 pm

North/South Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Free and open to the public

Info: mpoli@cca.edu or 415.710.5695

See event listing for exhibition details.

October 3, 2012, 4:00–5:00 pm

Free and open to the CCA community only
Ralls Painting Studio

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 (AICAD). Learn more »

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

October 3, 2012, 3:00–4:00 pm

Free and open to CCA community only
Ralls Painting Studio

Info: careers@cca.edu

The Windgate Fellowships provide recognition and support to emerging makers in the field of craft and are awarded by the Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design. CCA is allowed to nominate two candidates for consideration, whose proposals are juried in a national pool (last year there were 114 nominations from 66 Universities). Ten Fellows are then selected from the nominees and are awarded $15,000 toward supporting their practice.

All seniors working in craft processes / media and particularly those majoring in Ceramics, Furniture, Glass, Jewelry / Metal Arts, and Textiles are encouraged to apply.

Applications are due 10/22/12 to Fine Arts

October 2, 2012 11:00 am–12:00 pm

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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Free and open to the public

Info: careers@cca.edu

Find out how you can get involved! Oakland Local's mission is to help underserved communities make their voices heard to effect positive social change and support economic development by using media and technology as capacity-building skills.

The organization does this by training members of underserved communities of color, youth, and small nonprofits to tell their own stories and be discoverable on the Web and via social networks and by operating Oakland Local, a news-community website where we publish writing and information from under-represented communities, youth, and local nonprofits is published.

October 2, 2012 11:00 am–12:00 pm

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to the public
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Meet with and find out more about Root Division, a San Francisco-based art organization with studios, education programs, and exhibitions. Root Division improves appreciation and access to the visual arts by cultivating an artistic ecosystem that connects individual creativity and community engagement.

Interior Design Lecture Series

October 1, 2012 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Info: 415.703.9562 or architecture@cca.edu

Erik Flatmo is a West Coast-based scenic designer who works in theater, opera, and dance. His designs have been seen on the stages of the American Conservatory Theater, the Asolo Repertory Theatre, the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, the San Jose Repertory Theatre, the South Coast Repertory, the Yale Repertory Theatre, Opera Santa Barbara, and the San Francisco Opera, among others.

Flatmo has designed scenery for the original productions of many new American plays, resulting in close relationships with several companies solely devoted to the presentation of new plays: Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, the Play Company, Summer Playwrights Festival (SPF), and the Magic Theater.

Flatmo's work with the choreographer Trajal Harrell has debuted in New York at venues such as the Kitchen, Danspace Project, and Dance Theatre Workshop, in addition to international presentations in Poland, France, Germany, and Mexico. Their most recent collaboration, Antigone Sr., premiered in March 2012 at Dansens Hus in Stockholm and at New York Live Arts in April.

Flatmo will be designing the upcoming production of A Streetcar Named Desire at A.C.T. in San Francisco. He is a graduate of Columbia University and the Yale School of Drama. He teaches set design at Stanford University.

Watch this lecture on YouTube »

Presented by the CCA Wattis Institute

October 31, 2012 7:00 pm

Wattis Institute, San Francisco Campus
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Glen Helfand is a San Francisco-based educator, critic, and curator, and a faculty member of CCA's graduate programs in Fine Arts and Visual and Critical Studies. His writing about art, culture, and design has appeared in Artforum, Art on Paper, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, and many other books, magazines, and exhibition catalogues. He was the associate editor of CMYK and co-founded Stretchers.org, a Bay Area arts website. Helfand has organized exhibitions for the de Young Museum, the San Jose Museum of Art, the Pasadena Museum of California Art, the San Francisco Art Institute, the Mills College Art Museum, and numerous alternative and commercial galleries.

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.

and Hacked Halloween Costume Contest

October 31, 2012, 6:00–8:00 pm

Timken Reception, SF Campus

Vote on your favorite Hacked Halloween Costume!
Valuable prizes for the best costumes!

Want to hack a Halloween Costume? Attend the workshop on Oct. 27th.
See Andrew in the Hybrid Lab for details.
Or show up with your own crazy costume!

October 31, 2012 11:00 am–12:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to CCA community only
Visit center.cca.edu/impact

Contact: rwolfe@cca.edu

The IMPACT: Social Entrepreneurship Award Program funds interdisciplinary teams of CCA students to develop projects collaboratively with a community organization that address real-world needs.

Come to an IMPACT information session to learn more about what IMPACT is and how you can apply to receive $10,000 to implement a summer project.

Any student with enthusiasm for social change or a specific project idea is welcome.

Additional IMPACT Info Sessions

Mon., Nov. 5, 3-4 p.m. (OAK, A2 Café)
Wed., Nov. 7, 3-4 p.m. (OAK, A2 Café)
Thurs., Nov. 8, 6-7 p.m. (SF, Timken Hall)
Tues., Nov. 13, 6-7 p.m., (OAK, A2 Café)
Wed., Nov. 14, 5-6 p.m. (SF, Timken Hall)

Graduate Studies Lecture Series

October 30, 2012 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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This evening, the duo Claire Fontaine will be in conversation with the renowned art critic and art historian Hal Foster.

Claire Fontaine is a Paris-based artist collective. Its work responds to a feeling of political impotence in contemporary culture and is motivated by the history of radical protest. Among Claire Fontaine’s best-known works is Equivalent VIII (2007), 120 firebricks wrapped in book covers from radical literary texts. Referencing the bricks thrown by Paris protesters in May 1968, the piece presents (symbolic and literal) devices of dissent. Foreigners Everywhere is an ongoing series of neon signs in which the title is stated in the language of the country where the work is appearing. It references the ubiquity of immigration issues and anxiety regarding terrorist threats.

Presented by the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts

Generous support for CCA public programs in San Francisco has been provided by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.

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 30, 2012, 6:30–9:00 pm
Four Minutes to Victory! Students compete in last year’s Blind Throwing Contest.

Treadwell Ceramic Arts Center, Oakland Campus
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The Ceramics Guild invites all alumni to return to CCA and share some food, fun, and memories . . . and get dirty! And, of course, everyone else is invited as well. Bring a friend and get dirty together!

Free prizes and treats! You don’t need to be alum to have fun. Everyone is invite. Everyone is invited. You say that you’ve never thrown on the wheel before? Perfect! You are probably a master spinner and don’t even know it!

Come and throw on the wheel for four minutes while wearing a blindfold and win prizes in such prestigious categories as “biggest showoff,” “best ashtray,” and “most likely to never throw again!”

To sign up to participate, come to the Ceramic Studios or RSVP on Facebook CCA Ceramics.

October 30, 2012, 3:00–4:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to CCA community only
Visit center.cca.edu/impact

Contact: rwolfe@cca.edu

The IMPACT: Social Entrepreneurship Award Program funds interdisciplinary teams of CCA students to develop projects collaboratively with a community organization that address real-world needs.

Come to an IMPACT information session to learn more about what IMPACT is and how you can apply to receive $10,000 to implement a summer project.

Any student with enthusiasm for social change or a specific project idea is welcome.

Additional IMPACT Info Sessions

Wed., Oct. 31, 11 a.m.-noon (SF, Timken Hall)
Mon., Nov. 5, 3-4 p.m. (OAK, A2 Café)
Wed., Nov. 7, 3-4 p.m. (OAK, A2 Café)
Thurs., Nov. 8, 6-7 p.m. (SF, Timken Hall)
Tues., Nov. 13, 6-7 p.m., (OAK, A2 Café)
Wed., Nov. 14, 5-6 p.m. (SF, Timken Hall)

Senior Exhibition — Textiles

October 30–November 3, 2012
Marisa de la Peña

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, October 31, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Work from the Jewelry/Metal Arts Program

October 30–November 3, 2012

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, October 31, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Works by Michael Bucci, James Sinclair and Graham Holoch

October 30–November 3, 2012

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, October 31, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Jewelry/Metal Arts

October 30–November 3, 2012

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, October 31, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

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October 30–November 3, 2012

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Travis McFlynne and Friends
Sculpture Show

Reception: Wednesday, October 31, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

October 30, 2012 11:00 am

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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Join one of the web's fastest-growing and most exciting businesses, Minted.com. Minted is a social commerce site, crowd-sourcing graphic designs and art from a global design community and selling those as printed paper products. Hiring now - associate designers and customer service representatives.

Graduate Studies Lecture Series, Architecture Lecture Series

October 29, 2012 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Kai-Uwe Bergmann is a partner and head of business development at Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), based in Copenhagen and New York. BIG’s architecture emerges out of an analysis of how contemporary life constantly evolves in response to multicultural exchange, global economic flows, and communication technologies.

Bergmann is LEED AP certified and registered as an architect in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Denmark.

Bergmann was a project manager on central Asia’s first carbon-neutral master plan: Zira Island in Baku, Azerbaijan. Before joining BIG in 2006, he was a project architect in the Austrian office of Baumschlager & Eberle.

Generous support for CCA public programs in San Francisco has been provided by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.

The 2012-13 Architecture Lecture Series is funded by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; Jensen Architects; John Marx / Form4 Architecture; Perkins+Will; Pfau Long Architecture Ltd.; STUDIOS Architecture; WSP Flack+Kurtz; ARCH Art Supply; BraytonHughes Design Studios; GCI; Long & Levit LLP; SFMOMA A+D Forum; Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture; Blasen Landscape Architecture; John A. Raeber, Architectural Specifications; and Ratcliff.

October 29, 2012, 6:00–7:00 pm
Macky Boardroom

Space is limited, so sign up early.

CCA welcomes Julie Gleeson and Sherry Platt Berman, MA, best selling authors of Inside Job: 8 Secrets to Loving Your Work and Thriving, and co-founders of Career Wisdom Institute, Inc, as they uncover the secrets to sustainable employment, regardless of the outside influences.

"What is work anyway? How do we remain working and resilient in any economy or circumstance? The bigger question is how do we contribute no matter what age, stage of life or circumstance?"

This will be a conversation with humor, insight and reflection as Julie and Sherry dispel the myths and cultural habits of thought that keep us stuck and unhappy about employment and work. Join us and you will find yourself feeling refreshed and able to think from a wise perspective about work once again. And you’ll have had a great time!

October 29, 2012, 6:00–7:30 pm

California College of the Arts (CCA) invites you to an information session in Seoul hosted by Shiraz Chavan, Assistant Director of International Admissions at CCA..
Prospective students, families, alumni, and their guests are all welcome to attend and learn more about CCA and its graduate and undergraduate programs.

Mapo Design Support Center*
StarPicasso Building 5F
Dong-gyo-dong 166-6, Mapogu
Seoul, South Korea

Mento: Line 2 Hongik Univ. #8 exit (old: #4)
Bus: 271, 602, 603, 604, 760

Pay parking is available in the building. If you are seeking information about the event, please contact Shiraz Chavan at schavan@cca.edu.

Please do not call the Design Center to inquire about the event. The center is not related to CCA.

2012 . 10 . 29 (월)

6:00-7:30 p.m.

마포 디자인지원센터
서울시 마포구 동교동 166-6 스타피카소빌딩 5층
전철: 2호선 홍대입구역 8번출구 (구 4번출구)

버스: 271, 602, 603, 604, 760

*건물 주차장 사용이 가능하나 유료입니다.

행사 관련 문의는 CCA의 Shiraz Chavan에게 이메일(schavan@cca.edu)로 연락하시기 바랍니다.

  • 디자인 센터(서울번호)로 행사 관련 문의 하지 말아주세요. 본 행사와는 무관한 장소입니다.

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

October 29–November 3, 2012

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

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

October 29–November 3, 2012

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

October 29–November 7, 2012

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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Industrial Design Casual Talks

October 29, 2012, 12:00–1:30 pm

Florence and Leo B. Helzel Boardroom, San Francisco Campus
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Info: 415.703.9504, industrialdesign@cca.edu

Prof. Ezri Tarazi is a leading designer, theoretician, and educator. He started his Tarazi Studio in 1996 after managing design projects in Bezalel R&D Company. Tarazi's large body of works includes industrial design projects, experimental designs, design installations, educational programs, curatorial activity and design theory writing.

Photography Lecture Series

October 29, 2012 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Every . . . Bernd and Hilla Becher Spherical Type Gas Holders, 2004

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

Idris Khan's work is in the permanent collections of many institutions worldwide such as The Saatchi Collection, London; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Tel Aviv Museum of Art; the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the de Young Museum, San Francisco; and the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.

Khan is represented by Sean Kelly Gallery New York, Galerie Thomas Schulte (Berlin), Victoria Miro Gallery (London), Yvon Lambert Gallery (Paris), and Fraenkel Gallery (San Francisco).

Khan graduated from the University of Derby in 2000 and studied for an MA at the Royal College of Art in 2004.

October 29–November 2, 2012

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Mon., Oct. 29, 6-8 p.m.
Free and open to the public
Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Info: 415.551.9330 or mjones@cca.edu

Join us to celebrate and view works by junior-level Illustration students.

October 28–November 2, 2012

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Fri., Nov. 2, 6-8 p.m.
Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Info: 415.703.9563 or vdelrosario@cca.edu

Works by CCA faculty and alumni featured in the book Just Design: Socially Conscious Design for Critical Causes, by Graphic Design faculty member Christopher Simmons.

For many designers, doing good work that also does good in the world is an essential part of their ethos. Just Design celebrates and explores this increasingly critical aspect of design by showcasing a diverse collection of inspiring projects, people, and causes. Featured designers include Doug Akagi, Bob Aufuldish, Eric Heiman, Ellen Keith (alum), JP Kelly (alum), Janet Lai (alum), Serah Mead (alum), Jeremy Mende, Christopher Simmons, Michael Vanderbyl, Robyn Waxman (alum) and Cinthia Wen.

Presented by the Graphic Design Program.

Hosted by University of Michigan School of Art & Design

October 28, 2012, 12:00–4:00 pm

Hosted by University of Michigan School of Art & Design
200 Bonisteel Blvd
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
UMICH

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

Hosted by Washington University

October 28, 2012, 12:00–4:00 pm

Washington University
1 Brookings Drive
Saint Louis, MO
Washington University

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

Hosted by Parsons The New School for Design

October 28, 2012, 12:00–4:00 pm

Parsons The New School for Design
66 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10011
(212) 229-8955
Parsons

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 graduate admissions, financial aid, and programs of study. See you there!

Please Visit: www.portfolioday.net

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

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!

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!

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.

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.

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Presented as part of the Writers Series (MFA Program in Writing)

October 26, 2012, 3:30–5:00 pm

Writers’ Studio, San Francisco Campus
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195 De Haro at 15th Street
Free and open to the public

More info: David Morini, dmorini@cca.edu or 415.551.9237

CCA's Writers Series is open to the public and hosted by the MFA Program in Writing. Featured events also comprise the Friday Seminar course requirement for MFA Writing candidates.

Sarah Shun-lien Bynum is the author of two novels, Ms. Hempel Chronicles (Harcourt 2008), a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award, and Madeleine Is Sleeping (Harcourt 2004), a finalist for the 2004 National Book Award and winner of the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize.

Her fiction has appeared in many magazines and anthologies, including the New Yorker, Tin House, the Georgia Review, and the Best American Short Stories (2004 and 2009).

The recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award and an NEA Fellowship, Bynum was highlighted by the New Yorker as one of “20 under 40” fiction writers to follow.

She lives in Los Angeles and teaches in the Graduate Writing Program at Otis College of Art and Design.

Learn more about CCA's Writers Series, including upcoming and past guests »

Graduate Studies Lecture Series

October 25, 2012 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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David L. Eng is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania whose areas of specialization include American literature, Asian American studies, psychoanalysis, critical race theory, queer studies, and visual culture. He is author of The Feeling of Kinship: Queer Liberalism and the Racialization of Intimacy (2010) and Racial Castration: Managing Masculinity in Asian America (2001). He co-edited Loss: The Politics of Mourning (2002) and a special issue of the journal Social Text, “What’s Queer about Queer Studies Now?” (2005). He is currently at work on a study of neoliberalism and desire in Chinese cinema. Eng received his PhD in comparative literature from UC Berkeley.

Presented by the Graduate Program in Visual and Critical Studies

Generous support for CCA public programs in San Francisco has been provided by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.

Presented by the CCA Wattis Institute

October 24, 2012 7:00 pm

Wattis Institute, San Francisco Campus
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Zarouhie Abdalian is a featured artist in When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes. She received an MFA from CCA in 2010. She was a featured artist in the the 2011 Istanbul Biennial (she created a site-specific work entitled Having Been Held Under the Sway) and she is also a featured artist in the 2012 Shanghai Biennial. She lives and works in Oakland.

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.

Design and Craft Lecture Series

October 24, 2012 7:00 pm

Nahl Hall, Oakland Campus
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Info: 415.551.9293 or designandcraft@cca.edu

Gabriel Craig is a metalsmith, writer, and craft activist. His performative use of craft engages diverse audiences in discussions about self-sufficiency, labor, consumption, and tradition. His studio work has been exhibited internationally and has been featured in numerous books and magazines. His critical writings have appeared in prominent craft publications, including Metalsmith, American Craft, and Fiberarts. He has lectured throughout the country on his own artistic work, the history of decorative arts, and contemporary craft. He has carried out residencies at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). Craig received a BFA in metals and jewelry from Western Michigan University and an MFA in jewelry and metalworking from Virginia Commonwealth University. He lives and works in Detroit with his fiancée and fellow metalsmith, Amy Weiks. His CCA lecture will include a discussion of mining and ethical material sourcing.

The Design and Craft Lecture Series is funded by the Wornick Endowment Fund.

Cosponsored by the Jewelry / Metal Arts Program

October 24, 2012 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Reception to follow
Free and open to the public

Info: 415.551.9330 or pzahedani@cca.edu

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Illustrator Mark Matcho has worked since 1985 mainly on editorial projects. His nostalgic and humorous illustrations have appeared in Esquire, Vanity Fair, and Businessweek, to name just a few. Presented by the Illustration Program.

Presented by the CCA Wattis Institute

October 23, 2012 7:00 pm

Info: 415.551.9210 or wattis@cca.edu

Terry Smith is an Australian art historian, art critic, and artist who lives and works in Pittsburgh, New York, and Sydney. From 1972 to 1976 he was an active member of the Art & Language group. Since 2001 he has been on the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh. He also serves as a board member of the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. Smith’s current work explores the relationships between contemporary art and its wider settings, within a world picture that he believes is characterized above all by its contemporaneity.

Tonight he will appear in conversation with CCA Wattis Institute Director Jens Hoffmann.

PLEASE NOTE: This event takes place in the new 350 Kansas Street building (between 16th and 17th Streets)

Presented as part of the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program

October 23, 2012 7:00 pm
Vanessa (2006)

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to the public

Seating is limited

More info: cbradley@cca.edu

Zoe Strauss was born in Philadelphia. Strauss is a self-taught photographer, described as the chronicler of Philadelphia's mean streets and the city’s own Diane Arbus. On her 30th birthday, she was given a camera and started taking pictures of life in Philadelphia’s marginal neighborhoods. Shows, awards, acclaim and fellowships soon followed. For the last eight years, she has exhibited her photos in the attention-grabbing annual installation, Under I-95. Strauss has been awarded the Leeway Grant (2002), Arcadia Works on Paper Award (2004), Pew Fellow Award (2005) and Zoe Strauss Night at the Whitney Museum (2006).

Generous support for the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program is provided by the Pilara Foundation / Pier 24 and Randi & Bob Fisher. Additional support by the Black Dog Private Foundation.

October 23, 2012 6:00 pm

California College of the Arts (CCA) invites you to an information session in Taipei hosted by Shiraz Chavan, Assistant Director of International Admissions at CCA..
Prospective students, families, alumni, and their guests are all welcome to attend and learn more about CCA and its graduate and undergraduate programs.

U.S. Education Information Center
Foundation for Scholarly Exchange (Fulbright Taiwan)
3F, 45, Yanping South Road, Taipei, 10043
TAIWAN
Tel: +886-2-2388-7600 ext. 142

Please contact Shiraz Chavan at schavan@cca.edu with questions.

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.

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.

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.

October 23, 2012 11:15 am–12:00 pm

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Stop by the Information Table to learn more about working in the film industry and enter to win a copy of Anne Strick's book, All the Doors in Hollywood and How to Open Them. Watch Anne Strick's video "All the Doors in Hollywood and How to Open Them" »

About the Author: Anne M.Strick has spent over twenty years in the movie industry. She has worked for Universal, Warners, Paramount and EMI, as a Unit Publicist, Project Coordinator and National Publicity Director, and with such Hollywood legends as Jack Nicholson, James Earl Jones, Sean Penn, Arnold Schwarzenegger, David Lynch, Sting and Dino De Laurentiis, among many others.

October 23, 2012 11:00 am–12:00 pm

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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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.

Illustrations

October 22–27, 2012

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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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.

Architecture Lecture Series

October 21, 2012 12:00 pm

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Info: 415.703.9562 or architecture@cca.edu

Manuel DeLanda has been an internationally recognized philosopher since 1991. He has participated in more than 50 conferences all over the world, published essays in several journals and collections, and written six books, two of which have been translated into several languages. Before 1991 he was an independent filmmaker (his films are in the permanent collection of Anthology Film Archives), a computer programmer, and a 3D modeler, working for several production houses in New York. He is the author of six philosophy books, War in the Age of Intelligent Machines (1991), A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History (1997), Intensive Science and Virtual Philosophy (2002), A New Philosophy of Society (2006), Deleuze: History and Science (2010), and Philosophy and Simulation (2011).

He teaches two seminars at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, Department of Architecture: Philosophy of Urban History and Philosophy of Science: Thinking about Structures and Materials. He also teaches in the Graduate School of Architecture at the University of Southern California, and he holds the Gilles Deleuze chair at the European Graduate School in Switzerland. He holds a BFA from School of Visual Arts; an MA in Communication from the European Graduate School, Switzerland, and a PhD in media and communications from the European Graduate School, Switzerland.

Generous support for CCA public programs in San Francisco has been provided by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.

The 2012-13 Architecture Lecture Series is funded by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; Jensen Architects; John Marx / Form4 Architecture; Perkins+Will; Pfau Long Architecture Ltd.; STUDIOS Architecture; WSP Flack+Kurtz; ARCH Art Supply; BraytonHughes Design Studios; GCI; Long & Levit LLP; SFMOMA A+D Forum; Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture; Blasen Landscape Architecture; John A. Raeber, Architectural Specifications; and Ratcliff.

Hosted by School of the Art Institute of Chicago

October 21, 2012 10:00 am–2:00 pm

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
280 S. Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL 60603
312 629 6108
SAIC

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

October 21, 2012 10:00 am–12:00 pm

Ocean Beach | San Francisco

Free and open to CCA community (and their friends and family)
To join us, please RSVP to alumni@cca.edu. We'll meet at Stairwell 17 across the street from the Beach Chalet Restaurant at 1000 Great Highway
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Info: Alumni Association, alumni@cca.edu, 415.703.9595

Join CCA alumni for a Surfrider Foundation Beach Cleanup at Ocean Beach! This is a feel-good way to enjoy fresh air, great company, and the beautiful outdoors. Friends and family of the CCA community are also welcome to participate in this kid-friendly activity!

About the San Francisco Surfrider Foundation

The San Francisco Surfrider Foundation provides all of the necessary cleanup supplies at the cleanups -- all you have to do is show up!

Please note: rain cancels cleanups.

For the latest info, check the twitter account: @SFSurfrider

Hosted by Syracuse University

October 20, 2012, 12:00–4:00 pm

Syracuse University
Carrier Dome
900 Irving Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13202
Syracuse University

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

Presented by the Writers Series (MFA Program in Writing)

October 19, 2012, 3:30–5:00 pm

195 De Haro at 15th Street
Free and open to the public

More info: David Morini, dmorini@cca.edu or 415.551.9237

CCA's Writers Series is open to the public and hosted by the MFA Program in Writing. Featured events also comprise the Friday Seminar course requirement for MFA Writing candidates.

Laura Mullen is the author of six books:

The Surface
After I Was Dead
Subject
Dark Archives (University of California press, 2011)
Murmur

Her seventh and forthcoming book is Endearing Freedom: A Little Book of Mechanical Brides (Seismicity Books/Otis Editions, 2012).

Recognitions for her poetry include Ironwood’s Stanford Prize, two Board of Regents ATLAS grants, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and a Rona Jaffe Award, among other honors. She has had several MacDowell Fellowships and is a frequent visitor at the Summer Writing Program at The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa.

Mullen's work has been widely anthologized and is included in American Hybrid (Norton) and I'll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing By Women (Les Figues).

Mullen is the McElveen professor in English at Louisiana State University and a special interest delegate in creative writing for the Modern Language Association. She is a contributing editor for the online poetry site The Volta.

Learn more about CCA's Writers Series, including upcoming and past guests »

Presented as part of the Grad Fine Arts Satellite Lecture Series

October 17, 2012 7:15 pm
Installation view "The Fret and Its Variants," MOCA, Los Angeles (Photo: Brian Forrest)

Graduate Center, San Francisco Campus
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Room GC4
Free and open to the public

Los Angeles based artist Lisa Lapinski's sculpture work incorporates wood and wire, cement and clay -- as well as painting, photography, drawing, and more unconventional materials such as ornate wallpaper, nail salon advertisements, boxed foodstuffs, and Snoopy figurines.

Her work has been included in exhibitions at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the UCLA Hammer Museum, the 2006 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, and at many other institutions.

In 2008 she was the subject of a MOCA Focus solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Lapinski is represented by the Johann Konig gallery in Berlin, Taka Ishii Gallery in Tokyo, Galerie Mezzanin in Vienna, and Richard Telles Fine Art in Los Angeles.

Awards include the American Center Foundation grant for exhibition at Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship for Installation Art.

She has a BA in Philosophy from the University of California, San Diego, an advanced course in the Visual Arts, taught by Haim Steinbach, Summer Session, Como, Italy, and an MFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.

Presented by the CCA Wattis Institute

October 17, 2012 7:00 pm

Wattis Institute, San Francisco Campus
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Will Rogan is a featured artist in When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes. He earned his BFA at the San Francisco Art Institute and his MFA at at UC Berkeley. He had his first solo show in 2002, and his work can be found in the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Berkeley Art Museum. Rogan lives and works in Albany, California.

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.

Design and Craft Lecture Series

October 17, 2012 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Info: 415.551.9293 or designandcraft@cca.edu

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David Colwell is one of the United Kingdom’s most respected designers. His furniture pieces have won many awards and are in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany.

Colwell started his current series of chairs and tables more than 30 years ago as a radical reconsideration of the way we live, given the finite nature of our planet’s resources. His work participates in a long tradition -- from Windsor chairs to the Shakers to the Mini -- in which appearance is born of pragmatism, and style is a byproduct of context, use, and making.

For an object to be truly sustainable, he says, it must incorporate sustainability into every aspect of its life cycle, from its raw materials to its production and lifelong use. Colwell holds a master of design degree from the Royal College of Art in London.

The Design and Craft Lecture Series is funded by the Wornick Endowment Fund.

Cosponsored by the Furniture Program and the Ronald and Anita Wornick Visiting Scholar Endowment.

Generous support for CCA public programs in San Francisco has been provided by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.

Graduate Studies Lecture Series

October 16, 2012 7:00 pm
Matei Bejenaru, Impreuna / Together, 2008

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Matei Bejenaru is an artist and curator, and the initiator of the Periferic Biennial in Romania. He is engaged in analyzing the effects of globalization in post-Communist countries. In 2003, for the second Tirana Biennial, he installed a water post in the city center offering free water to local Albanian inhabitants.

In 2005 he published in Idea Magazine (and later exhibited) a traveling guide for Romanian illegal workers. And in 2007 he exhibited at Tate Modern in London a project involving the Romanian community in the United Kingdom.

Since 2010 he has been developing Songs for a Better Future, a series of choral performances addressing perceptions of the future.

Presented by the Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice

Generous support for CCA public programs in San Francisco has been provided by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.

Nichol Gonzalez, Claire Raymond, Kyle Murphy and Matt Shapiro

October 16–20, 2012

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, October 17, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Work from Ceramic Students

October 16–20, 2012

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, October 17, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Printmaking

October 16–20, 2012

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, October 17, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Industrial Design Casual Talks

October 16, 2012, 12:00–1:30 pm

Carolina 101, SF Campus

Cosponsored by the President's Diversity Steering Committee Group

Alberto Villarreal is a senior industrial designer focused on product development and technological/cultural innovation. Currently he leads AGENT, an award-winning innovation firm based in Mexico City.

With more than 30 international awards over the past decade, his work has been recognized with some of the most prestigious honors of the industry, including Red Dot Luminary Award, Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Award, iF Hannover Product Design Award, and IDSA Industrial Design Excellence Award, among others.

Characterized by a diverse portfolio of projects and entrepreneurial drive, his work spans a variety of industries and products such as sports equipment, transportation, consumer electronics, furniture, toys, high-tech medical devices, and appropriate technology.

Architecture Lecture Series

October 15, 2012 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Info: 415.703.9562 or architecture@cca.edu

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Jeffrey Inaba is a principal at INABA and the founding director of C-Lab, a think tank at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, which studies urban and architecture issues of public consequence.

The lab’s ideas are broadcast through Volume magazine, where Inaba is the features editor, and numerous other publications, including the recent book World of Giving. INABA's design approach stems from Inaba's extensive background in analysis and planning.

Previously, together with Rem Koolhaas, Inaba codirected the Harvard Project on the City, a research program investigating contemporary urban development worldwide. He was a principal of AMO, the research firm founded by Koolhaas's Office for Metropolitan Architecture.

Inaba has taught at UCLA, Harvard University, and SCI-Arc. He received his master of architecture with distinction, MA in philosophy of architecture, and master in design studies degrees from Harvard University, and an AB from the University of California, Berkeley.

Generous support for CCA public programs in San Francisco has been provided by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.

The 2012-13 Architecture Lecture Series is funded by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; Jensen Architects; John Marx / Form4 Architecture; Perkins+Will; Pfau Long Architecture Ltd.; STUDIOS Architecture; WSP Flack+Kurtz; ARCH Art Supply; BraytonHughes Design Studios; GCI; Long & Levit LLP; SFMOMA A+D Forum; Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture; Blasen Landscape Architecture; John A. Raeber, Architectural Specifications; and Ratcliff.

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

October 15–20, 2012

Tecoah and Thomas Bruce Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, October 16, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Presented by Career Development at CCA

October 15, 2012, 12:00–1:00 pm

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

Info: careers@cca.edu

Work with career coach Amanda Gerrie to craft your résumé so it best reflects your creativity and skills. Revise a current résumé or start from scratch!

About Amanda Gerrie

With over eight years of experience in the field of employment services, Amanda Gerrie launched Pathways Career Consulting in 2003, with the goal of helping people find fulfilling, balanced, and joyful careers. After assisting hundreds of people through employment programs in the nonprofit and government arenas, Amanda decided that finding a career was more than matching a person to a job.

As a certified life purpose coach and career development facilitator, Amanda believes people deserve to "follow their bliss" through work that nurtures them, adds meaning to their lives, and value to their community.

Amanda holds a master's degree in organizational change. She lives in Oakland and enjoys hiking, spending time with friends and family, and loves her work!

Space is limited, so sign up early.

Hosted by Laguna College of Art + Design

October 14, 2012, 12:00–4:00 pm

Kona Kai Resort
1551 Shelter Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92106
946 376 6000
LCAD

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

Hosted by California College of the Arts

October 14, 2012, 12:00–4:00 pm

1111 8th Street | San Francisco CA | 94107

For questions regarding San Francisco Graduate Portfolio Day please email graduateprograms@cca.edu.
Visit the National Portfolio Day website.

California College of the Arts is hosting San Francisco Graduate National Portfolio Day! This event is an opportunity for prospective MFA and MArch students to get immediate feedback on their portfolios as suited to admission to a graduate course of study. In addition, students can learn more about the curriculum, faculty, application procedures, and other information from a number of schools across the country.

See National Graduate Portfolio Days for more information.

Presented by the Interior Design Program

October 13–19, 2012

472 Jackson Street | San Francisco CA 94111

Opening Reception: October 12, 2012 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Gallery Hours: October 13-19, noon to 6 p.m.

Info: Jen Sikora, jsikora@cca.edu

The CCA Interior Design Program presents The Materials of Space: Best of 2011-2012 Show exhibition at 472 Gallery, a contemporary art gallery in the heart of downtown San Francisco specializing in the presentation of cutting-edge work located on the borders of art, design, and technology.

CCA's Interior Design Program provides an interdisciplinary design education where critical, artistic, historical, and material approaches to the practice of interior and environmental design integrate theory with art and technology.

Join us in celebrating a selection of the best student design work completed in the 2011-12 academic year.

Hosted by Otis College of Art and Design

October 13, 2012, 12:00–4:00 pm

Otis College of Art and Design
9045 Lincoln Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045
310 665 6800
Otis

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 graduate admissions, financial aid, and programs of study. See you there!

Please Visit: www.portfolioday.net

A walking tour hosted by the MFA Program in Writing

October 12, 2012 3:30 pm
Elastic City at Brooklyn Flea, July 2010 (photo by Todd Shalom)

Starting point: Eddy & Laguna (corner of Jefferson Square Park)
Departing times: 3:30-4:45 p.m. & 5:15-6:30 p.m.

Free and open to CCA community members only
Info: David Morini, dmorini@cca.edu, 415.551.9237

New Lagoon is a walk that was created for the MFA Program in Writing’s Friday Seminar course by Elastic City’s founder Todd Shalom (MFA Writing) and Ara Thorose.

Enter New Lagoon, a walk in San Francisco’s Western Addition. After stepping through a portal, participants will whisper wishes, bend themselves to the landscape, and occupy an island through site-specific rituals and exercises designed to expand upon our individual and collective poetic vocabularies. No swimsuit required.

About Elastic City

Elastic City intends to make its audience active participants in an ongoing poetic exchange with the places we live in and visit. Artists are commissioned by Elastic City to create their own walks. These walks tend to focus less on providing factual information and more on heightening our awareness, exploring our senses and making new group rituals in dialogue with public space.

Live streaming from New York

October 12, 2012 7:00 am–4:00 pm

Arts Research Center | UC Berkeley | 201 Dwinelle Annex

The Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice at California College of the Arts (CCA) is joining with the Arts Research Center (ARC) at UC Berkeley to host a live-streaming of the annual Creative Time Summit in New York. The public is invited to attend and participate in this event on the UC Berkeley campus.

The Creative Time Summit brings together cultural producers--including artists, critics, writers, and curators--to discuss how their work engages pressing issues affecting our world. This year, the focus will be on confronting inequity across the globe and the ways in which wealth disparities engender the erosion of democracy.

Keynote speakers include cultural critic Slavoj Žižek and multimedia artist Martha Rosler.

The 2012 Leonore Annenberg Prize for Art and Social Change will be awarded to Spanish artist and activist Fernando García-Dory. Check the schedule for a complete listing of speakers. All times listed are in Eastern Standard Time and are subject to change.

As Creative Time global partners, ARC and CCA will provide a collective viewing experience that will give you opportunities to take up the themes of the day with Bay Area colleagues. In addition to the live-streaming, there will be in-person local responses, small-group discussions, and artists’ interventions.

Facilitators and respondents will include the following persons:

Amanda Eicher
Dee Hibbert-Jones
Shannon Jackson
Erin Johnson
Julian Myers
Renny Pritikin
Neil Rivas
Elizabeth Thomas
Andrew Weiner

There will also be opportunities to interact live via Skype with some of the speakers in New York.

Pre-Registration Required: Individuals who want to take part are asked to submit one paragraph (no more than 500 words) on a keyword associated with one of the summit themes: inequities, occupations, making, or tactics. This can be any term that moves you, and it may have a range of references. This is not an abstract per se, but a discursive offering to the group to galvanize our collective thinking prior to the live event.

You are welcome to include links as well. Paragraphs will be posted on the ARC Muses blog, and participants will all read each other's reflections before the event on October 12.

This paragraph is your pre-registration; registered participants will receive updated details in advance of the event and will have breakfast and lunch provided. Send blog posts to ucb_arts@berkeley.edu by October 5.

This program is sponsored in part by the UC Institute for Research in the Arts.

Graduate Studies Lecture Series

October 11, 2012 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Leila Chirayath Janah is the founder of Samasource, a social business that connects people living in poverty to microwork -- small, computer-based tasks that build skills and generate life-changing income.

Before coming to Samasource, she was a visiting scholar with the Stanford University Program on Global Justice and the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics in Australia. She was a founding director of Incentives for Global Health, an initiative to increase R&D spending on diseases of the poor, and a management consultant at Katzenbach Partners (now Booz & Co.).

She has also worked at the World Bank and as a travel writer for Let’s Go in Mozambique, Brazil, and Borneo.

Janah serves on the boards of OneLeap and TechSoup Global and as an advisor to the mobile shopping app Revel Touch. She is a frequent speaker on social entrepreneurship and technology, and her work has been profiled by CBS, CNN, NPR, the BBC, the New York Times, and the New Scientist.

She received a BA from Harvard University and lives in San Francisco.

Presented by MBA in Design Strategy

Generous support for CCA public programs in San Francisco has been provided by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.

Presented by the Illustration Program

October 11, 2012, 7:00–9:00 pm

Florence and Leo B. Helzel Boardroom, San Francisco Campus
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Info: Michecia Jones, mjones@cca.edu, 415.551.9330

Brad Holland is an award-winning freelance illustrator. He is best known for his work in Playboy, but his drawings and paintings have also appeared in Avante-Garde, Newsweek, Penthouse, Time, and many underground publications. He has worked for the John Dioszegi art studio, Hallmark Cards, and as a contributing artist for the New York Times op-ed page, and his portfolio spans several media.

His projects include designing a U.S. postage stamp, book and album covers, and completing a mural for the United Nations building in New York.

In addition to being a nationally recognized artist whose work has appeared in museums and exhibits all over the world, Holland has advocated for freelance illustrators through articles and speeches and by helping to organize the first National Illustration Conference (ICON). The Style section of the Washington Post hailed him as the “undisputed star of American Illustration.”

Hosted by CCA's Queer/Straight Alliance

October 11, 2012, 3:00–4:00 pm
Come out, come out . . . wherever you are!

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to the public
Entrance to the Nave (in front of A2 Café)

Info: qsa@cca.edu

Come celebrate National Coming Out Day on Thursday, October 11!

Oakland campus: Macky lawn from noon to 1 p.m.
San Francisco campus: Nave entrance (at A2 Café) from 3 to 4 p.m.

Come meet new staff, faculty, and student leaders for each group, and help plan future events.

Light refreshments will be served!

Queer/Straight Alliance

CCA’s Queer/Straight Alliance (QSA) provides a safe space in which all individuals can be free of harassment, discrimination, isolation, judgment, or violence -- or any combination thereof -- that occurs because of who they are.

The QSA also strives to raise public awareness through multiple perspectives about diverse issues surrounding the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community and its presence at CCA.

Each year the QSA provides students with a series of “meet and greet” pizza lunches, hosts a table at the winter and spring Holiday Fairs, and even sponsors collegewide events such as the Team CCA at the San Francisco AIDS Walk and the college’s “It Gets Better” video initiative (to help LGBT youth deal with their feelings associated with being bullied and harassed in school), and much more!

Come share your story at the QSA National Coming Out Day mixer!

Hosted by CCA's Queer/Straight Alliance

October 11, 2012, 12:00–1:00 pm
Come out, come out . . . wherever you are!

Macky lawn
Free and open to the public

Info: qsa@cca.edu

Come celebrate National Coming Out Day on Thursday, October 11!

Oakland campus: Macky lawn from noon to 1 p.m.
San Francisco campus: Nave entrance (at A2 Café) from 3 to 4 p.m.

Come meet new staff, faculty, and student leaders for each group, and help plan future events.

Light refreshments will be served!

Queer/Straight Alliance

CCA’s Queer/Straight Alliance (QSA) provides a safe space in which all individuals can be free of harassment, discrimination, isolation, judgment, or violence -- or any combination thereof -- that occurs because of who they are.

The QSA also strives to raise public awareness through multiple perspectives about diverse issues surrounding the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community and its presence at CCA.

Each year the QSA provides students with a series of “meet and greet” pizza lunches, hosts a table at the winter and spring Holiday Fairs, and even sponsors collegewide events such as the Team CCA at the San Francisco AIDS Walk and the college’s “It Gets Better” video initiative (to help LGBT youth deal with their feelings associated with being bullied and harassed in school), and much more!

Come share your story at the QSA National Coming Out Day mixer!

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.

October 9, 2012 7:00 pm
Team Juabar in Tanzania

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Info: 510.574.3757 or center@cca.edu

The Center for Art and Public Life presents the 2012 IMPACT student team awardees: KVAK TV, JuaBar, and 20/20 FOTO. The three teams present their projects executed in summer 2012 using their $10,000 awards and discuss processes, outcomes, and lessons learned.

All of the projects used interdisciplinary and collaborative strategies to address pressing social and humanitarian needs.

Read more about IMPACT Social Entrepreneurship Awards »

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.

Presented by Career Development at CCA

October 9, 2012 11:00 am–12:00 pm

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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Free and open to the public
Info: careers@cca.edu or 415.703.9572

About Rock Paper Scissors

Rock Paper Scissors Collective is a volunteer-run organization that fosters creativity and collaboration in order to strengthen local communities and encourage sustainable practices and alternative models. The organization promotes the sharing of ideas, skills, and resources through the celebration of art, craft, education, and performance.

Presented by Career Development at CCA

October 9, 2012 11:00 am–12:00 pm

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to the public

Info: careers@cca.edu or 415.703.9572

About Ninth Street Independent Film Center

The mission of the Ninth Street Independent Film Center is to secure a lasting space for the creation and dissemination of independent media that promotes democracy, community participation, cultural preservation, access, and lifelong learning to a diverse community of artists and audiences.

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.

Presented by Humanities & Sciences as part of the Waste Land: Exploring Science in the Studio program

October 8, 2012, 7:00–9:00 pm

Nahl Hall, Oakland Campus
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Free and open to the public

Info: Yookyung Bang, ybang@cca.edu, 510.597.3709

Will Bakx started composting in 1982 at Sonoma State University as student manager of the Ecological Food Production Garden. In 1985 he launched Bennett Valley Farm Compost, processing various agricultural and fish industry wastes. In 1993 he started the Sonoma countywide yard debris composting program as Sonoma Compost Company (SCC).

Today he has converted almost 1.5 million tons of organics from the landfill, creating high-quality compost and mulch. He teaches in the Agriculture and Natural Resources Department at Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) and serves as chair of the SRJC Sustainable Agriculture Advisory Committee.

Bakx is the cofounder and current board member of the California Organic Recycling Council (CORC) and the California Compost Coalition (CCC).

He earned his BA in Environmental Studies from Sonoma State University and an MS in Soil Science from UC Berkeley.

About Waste Land

Waste Land: Exploring Science in the Studio is a program that brings science instruction directly into CCA courses. During fall 2012, courses taught by five CCA instructors, all on the theme of waste, will bring scientists into their courses.

The project will result in an exhibition to be held at the College Avenue Galleries November 6–10, 2012.

Architecture Lecture Series

October 8, 2012 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Hunter Tura is the president and CEO of Bruce Mau Design, where he is responsible for driving global growth in all business sectors and expanding the legacy of the BMD brand. Under his leadership BMD has clarified its service offerings, expanded its network of collaborative partners, and actively pursued new markets.

He has taken on the task of advancing its role in conversations around contemporary design, design education, and rethinking the contemporary design organization. Tura has directed several creative business initiatives, including recent BMD collaborations for GE, Unilever, Starwood, Holt Renfrew, the Oprah Winfrey Network, Coca-Cola, McDonald's, the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, the Smithsonian Institution, and OCAD University in Toronto.

Prior to joining BMD, Tura was managing director at 2x4 Inc., responsible for leading operational and strategic business efforts in the U.S. and China. Before that he was a designer at Rockwell Group / Studio Red in New York and has worked in the office of AMO / Rem Koolhaas.

He has served on the design faculty of the University of California at Berkeley, Columbia University, and the Boston Architectural College. He received his master of architecture degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He is currently a trustee of the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum in New York and serves on the board of TASSMEEM, a publication dedicated to the exchange of creative research in the Middle East.

Generous support for CCA public programs in San Francisco has been provided by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.

The 2012-13 Architecture Lecture Series is funded by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; Jensen Architects; John Marx / Form4 Architecture; Perkins+Will; Pfau Long Architecture Ltd.; STUDIOS Architecture; WSP Flack+Kurtz; ARCH Art Supply; BraytonHughes Design Studios; GCI; Long & Levit LLP; SFMOMA A+D Forum; Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture; Blasen Landscape Architecture; John A. Raeber, Architectural Specifications; and Ratcliff.

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.

Hosted by School of Visual Arts

October 7, 2012, 12:00–4:00 pm

Hilton Anatole
2201 Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX
212 592 2110
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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

Alameda Point Antiques Faire

October 7, 2012 11:00 am–3:00 pm

Experience Northern California’s largest flea market. Dig for treasures at more than 800 booths.

Sign up at the Student Affairs Office on either campus.
$5 in advance; or $10 day of event (fee goes toward fair admission)

San Francisco and Oakland pick-ups available. Open to all current CCA students, faculty, and staff (one non-CCA guest allowed per person). Space is limited, so reserve a spot now!

For more information email glee@cca.edu.

Hosted by School of Visual Arts

October 6, 2012 11:00 am–3:00 pm

School of Visual Arts
The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
1601 Lake Robbins Drive
Spring, TX
212 592 2110
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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

Presented as part of the Writers Series (MFA Program in Writing)

October 5, 2012, 3:30–5:00 pm
Reading by Aimee Phan & Anita Amirrezvani

195 De Haro at 15th Street
Free and open to the public

More info: David Morini, dmorini@cca.edu or 415.551.9237

CCA's Writers Series is open to the public and hosted by the MFA Program in Writing. Featured events also comprise the Friday Seminar course requirement for MFA Writing candidates.

About Aimee Phan

Aimee Phan chairs CCA's MFA in Writing and Writing and Literature Programs. Her just-released novel, The Reeducation of Cherry Truong (2012) has already received excellent reviews.

Phan’s first book, We Should Never Meet (Picador 2005), was named a notable book by the Kiriyama Prize in fiction and a finalist for the 2005 Asian American Literary Awards. She was a 2010 National Endowment of the Arts Creative Writing Fellow also was awarded a Maytag Fellowship. Phan earned her MFA from the University of Iowa.

“The Reeducation of Cherry Truong* explores the intersection of history and human hearts. With tenderness and wisdom, this intricately woven tale presents a world both mysterious and familiar to readers. Aimee Phan is a keen observer and a beautiful writer.”

-- Yiyun Li, author of The Vagrants

About Anita Amirrezvani

Anita Amirrezvani was born in Tehran and raised in San Francisco. Her first novel, The Blood of Flowers (Hachette Digital 2007), has appeared in more than 25 languages and was long-listed for the 2008 Orange Prize for Fiction.

Next she published the novel, Equal of the Sun (Scribner 2012). Tremors: New Fiction by Iranian-American Writers, an anthology coedited by Amirrezvani and Persis Karim, will appear in spring 2013.

[InEqual of the Sun]“Anita Amirrezvani evokes Shahrazad in this mesmerizing tale of a princess and her eunuch advisor in sixteenth-century Iran. Employing language as lush and exotic as its setting, she gives us a novel about love, devotion, trust, intrigue, and, ultimately, justice.”

-- Bill Cusumano, Nicola Books

Learn more about CCA's Writers Series, including upcoming and past guests »

October 5–7, 2012

Nahl Hall, Oakland Campus
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Note: Admission fee required. (Visit SPE West conference website for pricing info.)

Contact: Jessica Ingram, jingram@cca.edu or 510.847.4845

Featured Speakers include Esther Teichmann, Chris Johnson/Question Bridge, Nigel Poor, and Alessandra Sanguinetti.

Featured workshops
"Digital Video for Photographers" with Richard Newman
"Publish your Photography Book" with Darius Himes

More workshops TBA.

Special Friday opportunities include touring the Cindy Sherman Retrospective at SFMOMA and visiting the For-Site Foundation International Orange Installation at Fort Point.

Learn more about the Society for Photographic Education »

Ceramics Lecture Series

October 4, 2012 7:15 pm

Treadwell Ceramic Arts Center, Oakland Campus
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Info: 510.865.7704 or agonzalez@cca.edu

Regarding the ideas behind his art, Brad Miller says: "Constantly reconfiguring nature's most persistent ordering systems is central to my work. Close packing, cracking, dendritic systems, and spirals are a few of these familiar images. When systems move between order and disorder, in the dynamic middle ground of changing pattern, I find my muses." Miller received the National Endowment of the Arts grant in 1994 and holds a BFA and MFA from the University of Oregon.

Presented by MFA in Comics

October 4, 2012, 7:00–9:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to the public
More info: Contact Matt Silady at msilady@cca.edu

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Join us for an evening with Eisner-nominated comics superstar Phil Jimenez, moderated by CCA MFA in Comics faculty member Justin Hall.

Born and raised in Southern California and trained at NYC's School of Visual Arts, Phil Jimenez has worked in comics since 1991. He first gained recognition for his work on Tempest. His later works included penciling stints on the Invisibles, JLA/Titans, and Planetary/Authority.

Jimenez finished a two-year run on DC Comics's Wonder Woman, worked with Grant Morrison on New X-Men, and coauthored The DC Comics Encyclopedia. He is also the penciler on DC's Infinite Crisis.

This is a presentation and discussion about art and comics you don't want to miss!

October 4, 2012, 5:00–7:00 pm

Free and open to CCA community only
Info: CCA Alumni Association, alumni@cca.edu, 415.703.9595
RSVP to alumni@cca.edu by September 28.

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Note: Sorry, this workshop is full. Stay tuned for our next event!

Please join us for our latest alumni career workshop. Professional counselors from San Francisco SCORE will lead the workshop and Q&A session to help guide you in starting or expanding your small business.

We are pleased to offer this workshop free of charge. Whether you're any of the following, this workshop's for you:

  • an artist selling work with a gallery, online store, or on your own
  • a designer, architect, or curator working freelance
  • a writer or teacher managing speaking engagements, published works, and teaching opportunities
  • a budding entrepreneur operating a storefront or online marketplace

Bring along three questions you would like to have answered at this informative alumni workshop.

Location: TBA (attendees will receive location details in their confirmation email.)

Note: Sorry, this workshop is full. Stay tuned for our next event!

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.

Presented by the CCA Wattis Institute

October 3, 2012 7:00 pm

Wattis Institute, San Francisco Campus
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Constance Lewallen is a catalogue essayist for When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes and an adjunct curator at the Berkeley Art Museum. She holds a BA from Mount Holyoke College and an MA from California State University, San Diego. She has curated many major exhibitions that have toured nationally and internationally.

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.

Presented by the Sculpture Program

October 3, 2012, 3:30–7:30 pm

Shaklee Plaza | 5212 Broadway at Clifton Street

Please join the Sculpture Program faculty and guest judges for our annual welcome-back-to-school event for Sculpture majors and incoming students.

Come with your edible creation or make it on the spot!
Free food and fabulous prizes -- even some surprise famous judges!

3:30-5:30 p.m. -- Hands-on demos and making
5:30-7:30 p.m. -- Presentations of sculptures and judging

SPACE BBQ to follow.

October 2–6, 2012

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wed., Oct. 3, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; also Wed. until 7:30 p.m.
Info: 510.658.1223, 510.658.1224, or mpoli@cca.edu

This exhibition is a result of an exchange course between CCA and Istanbul Bilgi University in Turkey in which students at both schools researched the geopolitical and cultural heritage of particular neighborhoods in their respective cities. They became almost like ethnographers, delving directly into the field to analyze patterns of human behavior in public space.

Via blogs and email, the CCA and Bilgi students exchanged ideas as their research progressed; the CCA students also collaborated closely as teammates with the other students working on the same neighborhood. They allowed the shape of their final projects to be determined as much by their conversations as by their individual interests and media of choice, which ranged from sculpture to photography to fashion design.

The San Francisco neighborhoods they explored were the Financial District, Chinatown, the Tenderloin, and the waterfront. In Istanbul they were Bomonti, Taksim Square, Galata, and Tophane. All are multilayered and historically significant. All have undergone tremendous changes in recent decades.

This is the first in a series of exchanges Mariella Poli is organizing with Istanbul universities. In fall 2012 she has arranged an exchange with Mimar Sinan University (on the European side of Istanbul) for the course Multiculturalism and Identity, and in spring 2013 the exchange will be with Marmara University (on the Asian side of Istanbul) for the course Locality and Global Discourses.

Presented as part of the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program

October 2, 2012 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to the public

More info: cbradley@cca.edu

Charlotte Cotton is the creative director of Media Space -- a partnership project between the Science Museum and the National Media Museum UK, which will open in London in 2012. Previously, Cotton was a curator of photographs at the Victoria & Albert Museum and head of programming at The Photographers' Gallery, London.

More recently Cotton was the head and curator of the Wallis Annenberg Department of Photography at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She has been a visiting critic and professor at Yale University, New Haven; SVA and Parson's, New York; UCLA, UC Irvine, USC, UCRiverside, Mills College, CCA, California; RCA and LCC, London.

She is the author of The Photograph as Contemporary Art and the founder of Wordswithoutpictures.org.

Generous support for the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program is provided by the Pilara Foundation / Pier 24 and Randi & Bob Fisher. Additional support by the Black Dog Private Foundation.

Presented by the Textiles Program

October 2, 2012 4:00 pm

Free and open to the public
Textiles Program (room L3)

Amie Adelman exhibits artwork nationally and internationally, and her work been published in Dyeing and Screen-Printing on Textiles and Fiberarts Design Book Six and in numerous journals, including American Craft, Surface Design Association (SDA) Journal, and Fiberarts.

She has been awarded numerous travel grants from UNT to research textiles in Ghana, South Africa, Uganda, Guatemala, Norway, Scotland, and England.

Adelman is the associate professor of fibers in the College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas in Denton. She received a BFA in fibers from Arizona State University and an MFA in fibers from the University of Kansas.

Grad Fine Arts Satellite Lecture Series

October 1, 2012 7:15 pm
Interactive installation "Kabul Constitutions" in the Gemak Art Center in the Hague (2008). (Photo courtesy of Robert K.)

Graduate Center, San Francisco Campus
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Graduate Center, Room GC4
Free and open to the public

Mariam Ghani is a Brooklyn-based artist whose research-based practice operates at the intersections between place, memory, history, language, loss, and reconstruction. She has been awarded the NYFA and Soros Fellowships, grants from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, CEC ArtsLink, the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, and the Experimental Television Center, and residencies at LMCC, Eyebeam Atelier, Smack Mellon, and the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart.

Her work in video, installation, and photography has been exhibited and screened internationally, including at the Sharjah Biennials 9 and 10, the 2005 Liverpool Biennial, the Beijing 798 Biennial, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Modern in London, the National Gallery in DC, transmediale in Berlin, Futura in Prague, Curtacinema in Rio de Janeiro, EMAP in Seoul, d/Art in Sydney, and Bodhi Art in Mumbai.

She earned her BA in comparative literature from New York University and her MFA in Photography, Video + Related Media from School of Visual Arts.

Shirley Chong, Christina Tan and Daniel Mok

October 1–6, 2012

Tecoah and Thomas Bruce Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, October 2, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

October 1–6, 2012

North/South Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, October 3, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public

Info: mpoli@cca.edu or 415.710.5695

This exhibition and catalog is a result of an exchange course -- Locality & Global Discourses -- between California College of the Arts and Istanbul Bilgi University (Turkey).

The purpose of this exchange is to research the historical developments of the two respective cities and specifically explore the geopolitical and cultural heritage of designated neighborhoods. The participants assumed the role of artist/designer as an ethnographer or fieldworker in the relationship between action and public space by responding according to her/his individual curiosities.

The course was divided into small groups, and each group chose a specific neighborhood in either San Francisco or Istanbul; after researching a chosen district, each artist/designer explored her/his individual interests within.

Historical and cultural research of each district in concert with visual collecting by direct experience from each participant produced an archive in the evolution of place. Further connections were then developed between the two unique cities as the dialogue between both groups of students increased.

Global issues of locality, culture, displacement, and identity surfaced, while the world seemed to get smaller due to the obvious threads of commonality. The explored San Francisco neighborhoods included the Financial District, Chinatown, the Tenderloin (Little Saigon,) and Port/Waterfront.

In Istanbul the neighborhoods included Bomonti District,Taksim Square, Galata, and Tophane -- all historically significant to the development of each city.

Our attempt was to make visual the specifics and uniqueness of place and allow for the similarities to bridge our individual experience.

Will Durkee, Lizzy Myers and Marcus Lee

October 1–6, 2012

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, October 3, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

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.

October 1–6, 2012

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wed., Oct. 3, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Hours: 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Info: 510.658.1223 or 510.658.1224

Investigating issues in contemporary painting, eight graduate and undergraduate students, together with faculty leader Linda Geary, spent three weeks of summer 2012 in their own AICAD studios in New York. This exhibition is the culmination of their work.

Woodrow White, Nathan Gale and Sergi Calavia

October 1–6, 2012

Tecoah and Thomas Bruce Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, October 2, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

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

September 24–October 6, 2012

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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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.