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New works by Creativity Explored artists

December 15, 2012, 3:00–5:00 pm

Jack Fischer Gallery | 49 Geary, Suite 418 | San Francisco, CA 94108
December 14, 2012, 6:00–9:00 pm

Nave Alcove, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to the public

Please join us and celebrate the accomplishments of the Graphic Design students.

December 5, 2012, 5:30–7:30 pm

Tecoah Bruce Gallery at the Oliver Art Center, Oakland Campus
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Presented by the Film Program in association with CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts

December 4, 2012 7:00 pm
Werner Herzog, "Hearsay of the Soul," 2012, Five-channel digital projection Length: 18 mins installation view at Whitney Museum of American Art

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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1111 Eighth Street, San Francisco 94107
Free admission with ticket.
Tickets available through Brown Paper Tickets

CCA's Film Program in association with the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts present CINEMA VISIONARIES: An Evening with Werner Herzog.

A German film director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and opera director, Herzog is often considered one of the greatest figures of the New German Cinema.

Learn more about CCA's Cinema Visionaries Lecture Series »

The CCA Film Program Cinema Visionaries Series is made possible by a generous gift from Rich Silverstein and Carla Emil.

December 1, 2012 11:00 am–3:00 pm

All CCA students, alumni, faculty, and staff are invited to sell their arts and crafts at the college's annual Holiday Fair.

For more information email glee@cca.edu or 415.703.9571.

CCA’s idyllic Oakland campus turns into a bustling arts bazaar for a day. The public is invited to shop for one-of-a-kind, handmade, affordable gifts created by the CCA community: paintings, drawings, prints, cards, jewelry, ceramics, hand-blown glass, clothing, photography, textiles, ornaments, and more.

Discover unique gifts while enjoying live jazz music and holiday treats.

Registration begins November 1 and closes November 26.

To participate, please complete the online registration form.

Hosted by Washington University

December 29, 2012 12:00 pm

Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North
5151 San Francisco Road
Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque Marriott

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

CCA Students Participate

December 15–16, 2012

Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 8th Avenue, San Francisco, CA

On December 15 and 16, four CCA students and one recent alumna will showcase and sell their work at the 4th Annual Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Market in San Francisco.

The Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Market will be held at the Concourse Exhibition Center, near the CCA San Francisco campus, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both days and is free to attend.

Read more about the Career Development-sponsored booth »

Four students and one alumna will be represented:

Talia Kolker (Ceramics)
Kait Mooney & Carolyn Simon (Jewelry / Metal Arts)
Michelle Ng (Textiles)
Samantha Thompson (Printmaking)

December 14, 2012, 7:00–10:00 pm

Tecoah Bruce Gallery at the Oliver Art Center, Oakland Campus
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Art using technology using art: Interactive, kinetic, robotic, generative, and computer-based artworks.

December 12–22, 2012

Jack Fischer Gallery | 49 Geary, Suite 418 | San Francisco, CA 94108

Reception: Saturday, December 15, 3-5 p.m.
Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m to 5:30 p.m. (and by appointment)
Free and open to the public

Gallery hours and info: 415.956.1178 or jackfischergallery.com

Fabricators is the second part of a groundbreaking three-phase project involving five Creativity Explored artists and a range of collaborators, including students enrolled in the ENGAGE at CCA program, with assistance of IDEO and Jack Fischer Gallery.

New works by Creativity Explored artists Thanh My Diep, Christina Marie Fong, Camille Holvoet, Lance Rivers, and Natalie Spring will be selected by art critic, curator, writer, and CCA MFA faculty member Glen Helfand and San Francisco gallery owner Jack Fischer.

The pieces are intended top reflect an energetic range of interests and sensibilities, as well as a cohesive sense of community.

Participating CCA students

Michael Barker
Andrea Bergen
Jack Chang
Cella Costanza
Shelby Hinte
Miso Kim
Sirada Laomanutsak
Natasha McLachlan
Mateen Mortazavi
Vince Nieto
Manny Pagkalinawan
Pamela Pascual
Marieca Tye
Yixin Yuan
Kangning Zhao

HearSay Reading Series

December 11, 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.

Read Humble Pie, volume 7 online »

Senior Exhibition — Individualized Major

December 11–15, 2012

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, December 12, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Individualized Major

December 11–15, 2012

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, December 12, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Jewelry/Metal Arts

December 11–15, 2012

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, December 12, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Sculpture

December 11–15, 2012

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, December 12, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Printmaking

December 10–15, 2012

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, December 12, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

December 10–14, 2012

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Thurs., Dec. 13, 6-8 p.m.
Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Info: 415.551.9330 or pzahedani@cca.edu

View and celebrate the work of CCA’s senior Illustration class. This exhibition is the result of Illustration 6: Thesis, the final course in a series required for Illustration majors.

Each student chooses a topic and produces 12 to 15 images that explore the topic in depth. The result is a personal statement and a unified portfolio demonstrating the very best the student has to offer at the time of graduation.

December 9, 2012 9:00 am–7:00 pm

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

The Interior Design Program reviews the work of the semester's studios.

Join us for open discussions with invited guest critics, including Marc L'Italien, David Maglaty, Mimi Zeiger, Verda Alexander, and Primo Orpilla about the first-year project, "Dance Dorm," the Materiality and Space studios, and upper-level studio work for the Sierra Club Headquarters, "Smart Learning Spaces," "Future Digital Mural," and Interdisciplinary Studios with the following programs: Interaction Design, Graphic Design, and Architecture.

Hosted by VCUarts

December 8, 2012, 1:00–5:00 pm

Landmark Theater
6 North Laurel St
Richmond, VA
VCUarts

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 Cornish College of the Arts

December 8, 2012, 12:00–4:00 pm

Mesa Community College
Art Department
1833 West Southern Avenue
Mesa, AZ
Mesa Community College
Cornish

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 PLAySPACE

December 7, 2012 6:00 pm
Touring the Social Imaginary

Kearny Street Workshop (KSW) Office Space Gallery
1246 Folsom Street, #100, San Francisco
Open to the public on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12 to 5 p.m.

The factors that shape and reshape our feelings of connection to place are many, from cultural upbringing, imposed ethnic stereotypes, nationalism, and migration, to the policy dictations of the US census. In Pointless Show, CCA MFA students Arash Fayez and Christie Noh point to the ambiguities of identity and the constant construction and reconstruction of subjectivity in relation to place. The artists use manipulated maps, found-footage, counterfeit radio stations, interviews, and surveys to question what and who shape their subjectivities as Asian American/Asian/Iranian/Middle Eastern/American artists.

Through the infiltration of a work environment, Fayez and Noh ask sweeping questions about Asian identity and how it shifts based on where one is located in the moment. Occupying the Kearny Street Workshop (KSW) office as gallery as office, the artists play with our own perceptions of where we are and what that means. Is what we experience in KSW a part of everyday office life? Is it art? Both? Their approach is playful, swapping names, bodies, locations, and voices, drawing on their own experiences and directly engaging others.

Pointless Show is the first of four programs in 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.

Other Related Events

Conjuring Multiple Histories
CATALYSTRANSIT

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 towards, the academic community. This programming is presented in various venues and locations throughout the community.

Kearny Street Workshop (KSW) is the nation's oldest multidisciplinary Asian American arts organization. For the past 40 years, KSW has nurtured creative spirit, offered an important platform for new voices to be heard, and connected artists with community. Every three months, in their office, KSW presents a debut solo show featuring an emerging Asian Pacific American artist. With this program, KSW makes use of the white walls, bright light, and high ceilings of their workspace as an opportunity for Asian Pacific American artists all year round.

Presented by the Interior Design Program

December 7, 2012, 5:00–8:00 pm

G Hensler's Design Lab | 160 S Linden Ave. #200 (up the stairs in the corner of the building) | South San Francisco

Free and open to the public
Info: Amy Campos, acampos@cca.edu

CCA's Interior Design juniors have produced full-scale material prototypes (walls, screens, furniture, surfaces) using excess leather and cloth belts generously donated from G Hensler & Co's overstock inventory.

Please join us in celebrating this work!

See students in action as they piece their projects together »

December 7, 2012 10:00 am–12:00 pm

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Drop by to meet with recruiters from Talent Avenue and have them review your résumé or portfolio. Talent Avenue is a creative staffing agency that matches top-tier creative talent, in both contract and full-time positions, with top-notch creative industry clients.

The recruiting team has several years of experience in the staffing/recruiting/marketing/advertising/creative industries and works on an individualized basis with candidates and clients to provide the best talent and the perfect match for every position.

Specialization in animation, graphic design, illustration, and interaction design.

Their business development team works closely with hiring managers at various design firms, major corporations, ad agencies as well as many startups. Within the last three months they have placed staff at companies such as Citrix Online, Ammunition, Mevio Inc., Kontagent, Intertrust, Creative Lift, Speck Design, Barnes & Noble (Nook), and many more.

December 5, 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

December 5–13, 2012

Info: 415.703.9562 or architecture@cca.edu

Join us for Graduate and undergraduate final projects!

Wednesday, December 5
in the Nave
noon–3 pm: BArch Studio 0
2–7 pm: MArch Studio 1

Friday, December 7
in the Nave
9 am–1 pm: BArch Studio 1
3–7 pm: BArch Studio 3 and MArch Studio 3

Saturday, December 8
in the Nave
8 am–5 pm: Advanced Studio and CBD Reviews

Sunday, December 9
in the Nave
9 am–1 pm: Interior Design Studio Practice 1 and Interior Design Tools and Technology 1
1:30–5:30 pm: Interior Design Studio Practice 3 and Interior Design Materiality and Space 3
3–7 pm: Interior Design Linkage Studio

Wednesday, December 12
in the Boardroom
3–9 pm: MArch Thesis Reviews

Thursday, December 13
in East 1
8 am–3 pm: MArch Thesis Reviews

December 4, 2012, 7:00–9:00 pm

Writers’ Studio, San Francisco Campus
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Please join us on campus for an in-depth look at our new, low-residency MFA in Comics. Meet with Chair Matt Silady to learn more about the curriculum and community of writers and artists at California College of the Arts.

Info: graduateprograms@cca.edu

Senior Exhibition — Textiles

December 4–8, 2012
Michelle Ng

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

Senior Exhibition — Jewelry/Metal Arts

December 4–8, 2012

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

December 4–8, 2012

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wed., Dec. 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; also Wed. until 7:30 p.m.
Info: scc@cca.edu

A showcase of works by the diverse students of CCA. This is the second annual exhibition of Students of Color Coalition (SCC) and demonstrates the coming together of students in support of one another.

Learn more about the Students of Color Coalition »

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

December 3–8, 2012

Tecoah and Thomas Bruce Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, December 4, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

December 3–8, 2012

Tecoah and Thomas Bruce Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, December 4, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Work from Tomoko Murakami's Relief Printing Class

December 3–15, 2012

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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Senior Exhibition — Printmaking

December 3–8, 2012

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

December 3–7, 2012

Tecoah Bruce Gallery at the Oliver Art Center, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wed., Dec. 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m. (closed Wed. morning)
Info: asmith5@cca.edu

An exhibition of work by 16 Sculpture artists about 16 different things. Students are enroiled in Brian Conley’s senior project course.

Students:
Esra Canogullari, Kacie Gansel, Margarita Herrera, Francine Marquis, Travis McFlynn, Oliva Neal, Zena Segre, Brian Huck, Nicholas Morris, Kellie Wolfe, Kellie Arceneaux, Jackie Baxtion, Adam Carlin, Simin Eivazi, Courtney Janveier, and Alexander Goldman.

hosted by Maryland Institute College of Art

December 2, 2012, 1:00–5:00 pm

Maryland Institute College of Art
1300 Mount Royal Ave
Baltimore, MD 21217
410.225.2294
MICA

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 Emily Carr University

December 1, 2012 11:00 am–3:00 pm

Emily Carr University, Granville Campus
1399 Johnston Street
Vancouver BC V6H 3R9
604 844 3813
Emily Carr

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 Corcoran College of Art and Design

December 1, 2012 10:00 am–2:00 pm

Corcoran College of Art and Design
500 17th St NW
Washington, DC 20006
Corcoran

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

Senior Exhibition — Glass & Textiles

November 27–December 1, 2012
Julie Carrasco

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, November 28, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Jewelry/Metal Arts

November 27–December 1, 2012

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, November 28, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Jewelry/Metal Arts

November 27–December 1, 2012

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, November 28, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Individualized Major

November 27–December 1, 2012

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, November 28, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

November 26–December 1, 2012

Tecoah and Thomas Bruce Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, November 27, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

November 26–December 1, 2012

Tecoah and Thomas Bruce Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, November 27, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Printmaking

November 26–December 1, 2012

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, November 28, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Cyd Harlow, Elaine Casey, Kyla Frank Fiona Ostby, Robin Edgar, Shou Yuan, Xinyan Zhang, Shelly Chen Henry Lipkis, Hank Huckaby, Christina Jung, Christie Lee and Jess Sutter

November 26–December 1, 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.

Related Events

Pointless Show
Conjuring Multiple Histories

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.