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February 19, 2013, 5:30–7:30 pm

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Presented as part of the spring Graduate Studies Symposium

February 28, 2013 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to the public
More info: dmorini@cca.edu or 415 551 9237

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Juvenal Acosta, a member of CCA’s MFA Program in Writing faculty, was born in Mexico City in 1961 and came to the Bay Area in 1986. He has published fiction, journalism, translations, and poetry. He is the author of the novels The Tattoo Hunter and The Violence of Velvet.

His collaborations with visual artists include Paper of Live Flesh and Tango of the Scar (both limited-edition artist books) and “Tauromaquia” (an essay on bullfighting). He has edited anthologies of contemporary Mexican poetry published by City Lights Books in San Francisco.

His writings have been translated from the original Spanish into English, French, and Portuguese.

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

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February 28, 2013 3:00 pm

Nahl Hall, Oakland Campus
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Mandatory for all spring 2013 graduating students

Refreshments will be provided.
Info: commencement@cca.edu

Congratulations to all 2013 spring graduating students. As you finish your last courses and begin making strides toward your chosen fields, the college is already preparing for your commencement, exhibitions, and receptions.

The process begins with a mandatory graduation information session.

Whether you plan to participate in commencement, all students who will graduate this spring are required to attend this 30-minute session, where you will be given information pertaining to your diploma.

Textiles Program Brown Bag Lecture Series

February 28, 2013 11:00 am

Textiles Studios L3

Free and open to the public

This event was originally scheduled for February 21.

Grad Fine Arts Satellite Lecture Series

February 27, 2013 7:15 pm
AE-11, Live Ammo, MOCA Taipei (image is interactive)

Graduate Center, San Francisco Campus
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Room GC4

Free and open to the public

Shih Chieh Huang creates a sculptural ecosystem using found and collected objects -- including toys, plastic bags, electrical devices, and sensors -- into beautiful, ethereal installations that seem unexpectedly organic and life-like.

For an upcoming exhibition at YBCA, he will create a work that reflects on the Bay Area’s rich legacy in both the machine performance movement and the counter-cultural aesthetics of psychedelia.

Taiwanese-born Huang has exhibited his sculptures and installations at the Busan Biennial; Aichi Triennial; 52nd Venice Biennale; Biennial Zero1 San Jose; Biennial Cuvée in Austria; the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York; and MOCA Shanghai.

His solo exhibitions have been held at RISD Museum of Art, Beall Center for Art and Technology and MOCA Taipei.

In 2010, Huang received an Artist Research Fellowship from the Smithsonian Institution, which culminated with a solo exhibition in the Museum of Natural History’s Ocean Hall Focus Gallery in September 2011. Huang’s other awards include a Rockefeller Foundation New Media Arts Fellowship, a Joan Mitchell Foundation Sculpture Award, two New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships and residencies at Art Omi, Skowhegan and The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation.

Huang received his MFA from the School of Visual Arts and is based in New York.

Presented by the CCA Wattis Institute

February 26, 2013 7:30 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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In conjunction with the exhibition The Way Beyond Art 4: Infinite Screens, the Wattis Institute presents weekly talks and panel discussions in which CCA faculty and Bay Area artists and programmers examine issues surrounding moving-image works in the age of infinite screens.

Tonight
Finley + Muse will present media projects that use nonfiction documentation materials to consider how technological developments and representational imagery have expanded the notions of cinema, installation, and social engagement in contemporary art practice.

Infinite Screens is co-organized with the Film Program at CCA.

The Infinite Screens exhibition and public programs are made possible through the support of the Kadist Art Foundation; Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles; and a Cinema Visionaries grant.

Founding support for CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts programs has been provided by Phyllis C. Wattis and Judy & Bill Timken. Generous support provided by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund and the CCA Curator’s Forum.

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

February 26–March 2, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, February 27, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Jewelry/Metal Arts

February 26–March 2, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, February 27, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Printmaking

February 26–March 2, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, February 27, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Photography

February 26–March 2, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, February 27, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Architecture Lecture Series

February 25, 2013 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Tomás Saraceno’s work defies traditional notions of space, time, gravity, consciousness, and perception through architectural, social, and communitarian means that are utopian and participatory in nature. The sky and the earth are interchangeable in his installations, in which gardens float and people achieve their long-standing desire to fly.

Inspired by an interest in affecting change in the way we live and experience reality, each work is an invitation to conceive of alternative ways of knowing, feeling, and interacting with others.

Concurrently, Saraceno appeals to the creative faculty of his viewers, involving them in situations and actions that demand their ingenuity, participation, and responsibility. The projects evidence relationships and introduce interdependent spaces that emphasize the ecological character of not only natural environments but also social spaces.

Above all, the works show us that the possibility to transform the world is always within reach for those who are ready to collaborate in its design and construction. (Text by Rodrigo Alonso)

Saraceno was born in Argentina in 1973. After spending his early childhood in Italy, he returned to Argentina, where he studied architecture and art. Inspired by the presence of the famous architect Peter Cook, in 2001 he enrolled at the Städelschule in Frankfurt, directed at the time by Daniel Birnbaum (who later curated the 53rd Venice Biennale) and then in 2003 at the IUAV in Venice.

Within just a few years Saraceno became one of the artists most in demand at contemporary art exhibitions around the world, participating with his installations at the Venice Biennale in 2001, 2003, and 2009, and at the São Paulo Biennial in 2006.

His works have also been shown at dozens of museums, including the Barbican in London in 2006, the Hayward Gallery, also in London, in 2008, the Bonniers Konsthall in Stockholm in 2010, the MACRO in Rome, the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin in 2011, on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum in New York in 2012 and the HangarBicocca in Milan 2012.

The 2012-13 Architecture Lecture Series is funded by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund; 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; Tom Eliot Fisch; Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture; Blasen Landscape Architecture; John A. Raeber, Architectural Specifications; and Ratcliff.

February 25, 2013, 6:00–7:00 pm

Nahl Hall, Oakland Campus
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Career Development and CCA's Animation Program present an evening with Ila Abramson on finding work in the field of animation.

I Spy Recruiting owner/recruiter Ila Abramson began her career in animation working in production on Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas and the ABC stop-motion animation series Bump in the Night. She moved into the realm of CG animation when she joined PDI Dreamworks as a recruiter, hiring artistic talent to work on the films Antz and Shrek as well as in PDI's commercial visual-effects division.

Abramson was the recruiting director at MTV Animation, then moved to Nickelodeon, where she ran recruiting operations for Nick Digital's animation studio in Los Angeles and New York.

Since 2003, I Spy Recruiting has provided customized recruiting services to help animation and design studios meet their ongoing freelance and full-time staff needs.

Departmental Exhibition

February 25–March 2, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, February 26, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition – Painting/Drawing

February 25–March 2, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, February 26, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition – Painting/Drawing

February 25–March 2, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, February 26, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Residential Life Group Exhibition

February 25–March 9, 2013

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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Senior Exhibition — Sculpture

February 25–March 2, 2013

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, February 27, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Presented by the Illustration Program

February 25–March 2, 2013

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Reception: Tuesday, Feb. 26, 5:30-7 pm

Exhibition takes place in the new Student Gallery (2nd floor of the former Wattis Gallery)
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An exhibition featuring the 10 winning illustrations and entries submitted to the New York Society of Illustrators Student Competition.

Please join us!

February 25, 2013 11:00 am–1:00 pm
Adam Bluestein

Writers’ Studio, San Francisco Campus
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Brown bag lunch following the talk, so stay and ask questions!

Free and open to the CCA student and alumni community only.
Info: ewheeler@cca.edu

Join the Career Development team for a special presentation with Adam Bluestein, a former editor, freelance writer, and fan of social media, who can make a case for the usefulness of Twitter and the importance of networking as a writer.

"Whether you write fiction, criticism, long-form journalism, or a dating column, being an active social media participant pays off for anyone who makes a living with words," Bluestein says.

Our guest will talk about using Twitter and other social networks to build a personal "platform" that helps you "find your people," develop professional connections, get jobs, and prebuild an audience for future work.

Bluestein will discuss his eclectic writing interests -- including startups, cutting-edge science, health care, sustainability, food, and entertainment -- and how he developed his network. He'll also share specific tools and strategies that writers of all kinds should be using to get noticed, where it counts.

All students and alumni are welcome. This program will have special resonance for anyone interested in pursing writing, criticism, and publication both online and in print.

Presented by the Graduate Program in Design

February 23, 2013 9:00 am–4:00 pm

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Presented by the Illustration Program

February 22, 2013 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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More info: Michecia Jones, mjones@cca.edu, 415.551.9330

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Irene Gallo is the art director for Tor.com, Tor Books, and Starscape books, which publish science fiction and fantasy. She also serves on the board of directors for the Society of Illustrators.

In 2005 she helped Arnie and Cathy Fenner curate and organize an exhibition at the Museum of American Illustration on the first 11 years of Spectrum. Since then they have asked her to be on their advisory board.

Together with Daniel Dos Santos she runs a regular painting demo series, Art Out Loud, and an annual charity auction of miniature science fiction and fantasy paintings called MicroVisions.

February 22, 2013, 12:00–4:00 pm

Rooms East 3 and West 3

Open to current CCA students and alumni only

Last chance to have your résumé reviewed by a peer career coach prior to CCA's annual Career Expo. Take advantage of this before you meet with potential employers!

Drop-ins welcome!

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Presented by Graduate Program in Fine Arts -- Social Practice

February 22, 2013 10:00 am–7:00 pm

Day events: Graduate Center (GC4 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.) and 80 Carolina (Room 101 from noon to 7 p.m.)
CCA students only: RSVP before February 8 for full participation

Evening debate: Graduate Center atrium (free and open to the public)
More info: jwick@cca.edu

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Model Model UN: Issues in Practice, a participatory student event, will be followed by a public Oxford-style debate. The goal of Model Model UN (MMUN) is to appropriate the form of Model United Nations to examine contemporary art, specifically in the field of social practice.

Participants draft a resolution that defines this emerging field. If passed, the resulting resolution holds authority over the definition of social practice art for a period of one year (or until the next MMUN).

The event opens at 10 a.m. with a keynote address by Bay Area conceptual artist Stephanie Syjuco. Participants will then divide into groups to evaluate the definition of social practice in four focal regions: Ethics & Engagement, Theoretical & Historical Frameworks, Form & Aesthetics, and Duration & Sustainability.

The resolutions from each focal region are voted up or down and condensed into one final resolution.

Ted Purves, chair of the CCA's Graduate Program in Fine Arts -- home to the first graduate program in social practice -- will moderate this historic event.

About the Debate

Open to the public
During the debate, two teams will argue for or against the single resolution “social practice is . . . .” Audience members will vote before and after the debate, and the winning team is that which sways the most opinions.

In this way, the public has the final say on a new definition of contemporary art.

Presented as part of the spring Graduate Studies Symposium

February 21, 2013 7:00 pm

This event takes place at 350 Kansas Street
Info: John Jenkins: jjenkins@cca.edu or 415.551.9251

Note: Tickets are free, but required, for this event. Priority tickets are available to the CCA community through February 7; following that date tickets are available to the general public. For tickets, go to http://bpt.me/308982.

DJ Spooky is a composer, multimedia artist, editor, and author. His DJ MIXER iPad app has had more than 12 million downloads in the last year. He's produced and composed work for Yoko Ono, Thurston Moore, and scores of artists and award-winning films.

Miller is currently a contributing editor to C-Theory and the executive editor of Origin Magazine, which focuses on the intersection of art, yoga, and new ideas. The title of his lecture performance will be "Book of Ice."

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

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February 21, 2013, 7:00–8:30 pm

Nave Alcove, San Francisco Campus
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Info: 415.703.9504 or ixd@cca.edu

This is the reception event for the Interaction Design Junior Review.

February 21, 2013 6:00 pm
MBA in Design Strategy course

Sorry, this session is now closed.

Learn more about the CCA's graduate programs without leaving your home by joining a virtual information session (internet connection required).

Topics

  • Program highlights
  • Curriculum
  • Campus facilities for graduate students
  • Financial aid resources
  • Application process and requirements

A variety of information sessions are planned through May. Each will be led by the director of graduate admissions.

See the Admissions event calendar for upcoming virtual information sessions »

Requirements to partake in a virtual information session

  • A computer or wireless device (with an internet connection)
  • An audio connection -- either through your computer or cell phone
  • A webcam (optional)

RSVP required

A link with a log-in and password to the Virtual Information Session will be sent to the email address indicated in the RSVP one day prior to the session.

Presented as part of the Grad Fine Arts Satellite Lecture Series

February 20, 2013 7:15 pm
Simulation Masturbation, 2009, watercolor and gouache on paper, 26" x 40"

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

Brett Reichman is a painter and associate professor at the San Francisco Art Institute, where he teaches in both the graduate and undergraduate programs. Born in Pittsburgh, he has lived and worked in San Francisco since 1984.

His work came to fruition in the late 1980s out of cultural activism that addressed the AIDS epidemic and gay identity politics and was curated into early exhibitions that acknowledged those formative issues.

Reichman's highly detailed, labor-intensive approach to realism addresses the complexities of identity politics. Through the post-modern staging of the figure in performative situations with objects, he questions societal norms by constructing images of exaggeration and artifice.

This inquiry into the politics of gay culture critiques political correctness and cultural assimilation through images that convey an amplified visibility and difference.

These exhibitions include Situation: Perspectives on Work by Lesbian and Gay Artists at New Langton Arts in San Francisco, The Anti-Masculine at the Kim Light Gallery in Los Angeles, Beyond Loss at the Washington Project for the Arts in Washington, D.C, and In A Different Light: Visual Culture, Sexual Identity, Queer Practice at the Berkeley Art Museum.

He has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions at Gallery Paule Anglim and Rena Bransten Gallery in San Francisco; PPOW Gallery and Feature Inc., in New York; and the Orange County Museum of Art. Reichman’s work is in many public collections, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Berkeley Art Museum, the Portland Art Museum, and the Orange County Museum.

His work is featured in the publications Art—A Sex Book by filmmaker John Waters and Bruce Hainley, Untitled Publication (Red Square) by Feature Inc, Pacific Light: A Survey of California Watercolor 1908-2008 by the Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, and In A Different Light: Visual Culture, Sexual Identity, Queer Practice, among others.

Hosted by Mix & Stir: A Startup Studio

February 20, 2013, 6:30–9:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Tickets: $30 (CCA student discounts available with current ID); CCA alumni should use the code "CCAalum" when ordering tickets.
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Contact: Mary Anne Masterson, maryanne@mixandstirstudio.com

Mix & Stir Studio, a startup accelerator partnered with CCA, will host its second "Growth Hack" event. The panel brings together world-class leaders in experience design, behavioral science, venture capital, and tech.

Featured Panelists

Panelists will offer selected startups real-world advice and best practices on optimizing their products for user growth.

Tim Chang, Managing Director at Mayfield Fund
Stephen Kosslyn, Director, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University (CASBS)
Maria Giudice, Founder/CEO Hot Studio
Hiroshi Wald (moderator), Managing Director, Austral Capital Partners

More information »

Attention CCA Alumni Entrepreneurs

Contact the organizers at [startup@mixandstirstudio.com](mailto:startup@mixandstirstudio.com] to join the panel onstage. Founders represented will get stage time and direct product advice from the panel.

It's a great opportunity to make connections with industry leaders and professionals around the community.

February 20, 2013, 5:30–7:30 pm

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Info: jzurier@cca.edu

This is the reception event for the All Disheveled Wandering Stars Exhibition.

Copresented by the Architecture Lecture Series and the Graduate Program in Visual and Critical Studies

February 19, 2013 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Mabel O. Wilson is an associate professor of architecture at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation, where she directs the program for Advanced Architectural Research. Before taking this position, she served as chair of CCA's Graduate Program in Visual and Critical Studies.

Her latest book, Negro Building: Black Americans in the World of Fairs and Museums, focuses on black Americans’ participation in world’s fairs, emancipation expositions, and early black grassroots museums. It traces the evolution of black public history from the Civil War through the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s.

Wilson gives voice to the men and women who curated black-affirmative cultural events, created new institutions, and interrogated what it meant to be black and American. Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois, Ida B. Wells, A. Philip Randolph, Horace Cayton, and Margaret Burroughs number among the protagonists.

The 2012-13 Architecture Lecture Series is funded by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund; 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; Tom Eliot Fisch; Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture; Blasen Landscape Architecture; John A. Raeber, Architectural Specifications; and Ratcliff.

Group Exhibition

February 19–23, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, February 20, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Group Exhibition

February 19–23, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, February 20, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Presented by Student Affairs

February 19, 2013 3:15 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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More info: commencement@cca.edu.

Congratulations to all 2013 spring graduating students. As you finish your last courses and begin making strides toward your chosen fields, the college is already preparing for your commencement, exhibitions, and receptions.

The process begins with a mandatory graduation information session.

Whether you plan to participate in commencement, all students who will graduate this spring are required to attend this 30-minute information session at which you will be given information pertaining to your diploma.

Refreshments provided.
 

February 19, 2013, 3:15–3:45 pm

Building B, Room 5 (open to current CCA students only)

Info: Carol Pitts, cpitts@cca.edu, 510.594.3732
See also cca.edu/special

This three-week fieldwork studio in Marfa, Texas, seeks to expand contemporary discourses on social practices and politics in art. Led by instructor Shaun O'Dell, It offers a unique opportunity for students to gain an understanding of the dynamics of art in public spaces and its impact on communities.

Transformed by the legacy of Donald Judd, Marfa has become one of the most vibrant art hubs in the United States: a place where the art world meets, galleries emerge, and a cultural industry has arisen. Students from CCA, the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, and the Dutch Art Institute collaborate in the research, development, and execution of projects.

Prerequisite: completion of sophomore level and instructor approval (3 credits)

For undergraduates, this course satisfies a studio elective, upper-division Interdisciplinary Studio, or Interdisciplinary Critique.
For graduates, this course satisfies a gradwide elective or Fine Arts Seminar.

February 19–23, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wed., Feb. 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Wed. open until 7:30 p.m.)
Info: jzurier@cca.edu

An exhibition featuring works by artists and designers who participated in John Zurier's 2012 summer study abroad course in Iceland. The class provided an introduction to Icelandic art and culture during a week stay in Reykjavik followed by two weeks of intensive studio on a horse farm, immersed in the landscape, geography, history, and culture of western Iceland. The emphasis was on experience of nature as a primary souce for the exploration of new artwork. The exhibition will include photography, sculpture, drawing, painting, video, furniture, and sound.

Brought to you by Career Development

February 19, 2013 11:00 am–12:30 pm

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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Interested in pursuing teaching and going to graduate school? Meet representatives from BARD Master of Arts in Teaching program, based in Delano, CA. The program offers a Master’s Degree and California single subject credential in English, Social Science, Math, or Science in just one year. Generous financial support is available.

BARD MAT students take graduate-level courses in their elected subject area, culminating in a final research project demonstrating disciplinary scholarship. Students also take courses in adolescent education, covering a wide range of issues, ideas, and practices. Courses are framed by practice-based research, culminating in a classroom research project. As a MAT student, you will be embedded in public schools throughout the year, allowing for daily interaction and experience in the classroom.

Architecture Lecture Series

February 18, 2013 7:00 pm
Lebbeus Woods, San Francisco Project: Inhabiting the Quake, Quake City, 1995. Collection SFMOMA, Accessions Committee Fund purchase; © Estate of Lebbeus Woods

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Anthony Vidler's lecture will be titled "Towards an Other Architecture: Lebbeus Woods and 20th Century Resistance"

Vidler is dean of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of the Cooper Union in New York. He has received awards from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and he was a Getty Scholar. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and received the architecture award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2011.

A historian and critic of modern and contemporary architecture, specializing in French architecture from the Enlightenment to the present, he has consistently taught courses in design and history and theory and continues to teach a wide variety of courses at The Cooper Union.

As designer and curator he installed the permanent exhibition of the work of Claude-Nicolas Ledoux in the Royal Salt Works of Arc-et-Senans in Franche-Comté, France, as well as curating the exhibition, Ledoux et les Lumières at Arc-et-Senans for the European year of Enlightenment. In 2004 he was asked to curate the portion of the exhibition Out of the Box dedicated to James Stirling, for the Canadian Center of Architecture, Montreal, and in 2010 installed the exhibition Notes from the Archive: James Frazer Stirling, in the Yale Centre for British Art, an exhibition that then travelled to the Tate Britain and the Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart in 2011.

He has received awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities; he was a Getty Scholar, at the Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities in 1992-93 and a Senior Mellon Fellow at the Canadian Centre of Architecture, Montreal, in 2005.

His publications include The Writing of the Walls: Architectural Theory in the Late Enlightenment (Princeton Architectural Press, 1987), Claude-Nicolas Ledoux: Architecture and Social Reform at the End of the Ancien Regime (MIT Press, 1990) which received the Henry-Russell Hitchcock Award from the Society of Architectural Historians, The Architectural Uncanny: Essays in the Modern Unhomely (MIT Press, 1992), Warped Space: Architecture and Anxiety in Modern Culture (MIT Press, 2000), Histories of the Immediate Present: The Invention of Architectural Modernism (MIT Press, 2008), James Frazer Stirling: Notes from the Archive (Yale University Press, 2010), and The Scenes of the Street and other Essays (Monacelli Press, 2011).

The 2012-13 Architecture Lecture Series is funded by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund; 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; Tom Eliot Fisch; Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture; Blasen Landscape Architecture; John A. Raeber, Architectural Specifications; and Ratcliff.

Senior Exhibition — Printmaking

February 18–23, 2013

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, February 20, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

February 18–23, 2013

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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February 18, 2013, 3:15–3:45 pm

Graduate Center, San Francisco Campus
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Room GC-4 (open to current CCA students only)

Info: Carol Pitts, cpitts@cca.edu, 510.594.3732
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This three-week fieldwork studio in Marfa, Texas, seeks to expand contemporary discourses on social practices and politics in art. Led by instructor Shaun O'Dell, It offers a unique opportunity for students to gain an understanding of the dynamics of art in public spaces and its impact on communities.

Transformed by the legacy of Donald Judd, Marfa has become one of the most vibrant art hubs in the United States: a place where the art world meets, galleries emerge, and a cultural industry has arisen. Students from CCA, the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, and the Dutch Art Institute collaborate in the research, development, and execution of projects.

Prerequisite: completion of sophomore level and instructor approval (3 credits)

For undergraduates, this course satisfies a studio elective, upper-division Interdisciplinary Studio, or Interdisciplinary Critique.
For graduates, this course satisfies a gradwide elective or Fine Arts Seminar.

Alternative Info Session

Tuesday, February 19, 3:15–3:45 p.m.
Oakland campus, B Building, Room 5
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February 18–22, 2013

Nave Alcove, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Thurs., Feb. 21, 7-8:30 p.m.
Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Info: 415.703.9504 or ixd@cca.edu

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Junior-level IxD students shared their skills and points of view about design, while industry design leaders presented to students about how they are creating great learning environments.

The event fostered a commitment among professionals and student to further raise the quality of interaction design and nurture the next generation of designers.

CCA alumni Molly Ackerman-Brimberg (MFA Design 2009) and Matthew Baranauskas (MFA Design 2009) from Ziba decided to give back to the college by providing an educational internship opportunity for current student students to gain real-world experience.

In attendance at the launch were representatives from Apple, airbnb Bosch, Citrix, Facebook, frog, fuseproject, GE, Google, Greenstart, HOT Studio, IDEO, Snibbe Interactive, Stimulant, and VW ERL.

February 18–23, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tues., Feb. 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Info: isap@cca.edu or cca.edu/students/isap

An art student's voyage includes venturing into new spaces and exploring the unknown. Becoming an international student adds annother layer to this sense of independence and excitement, as the student steps into a new country and culture.

Please join us for Artonomy, an exhibit that celebrates stepping into the unknown and features work by current international students and alumni of CCA’s study-abroad programs.

February 16, 2013, 6:00–9:00 pm

Nave Alcove, San Francisco Campus
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Info: 415.551.9229 or sgoulet@cca.edu

An evening of intensive design/performance presented by the MBA in Design Strategy program.

February 16, 2013 11:00 am–3:00 pm

This event is for prospective undergraduate applicants only.

Are you the kind of person who simply cannot wait? Do you want to submit your application and find out right then and there if you are admitted?

Well, California College of the Arts has just the event for you!

Join CCA enrollment staff as we host our annual Undergraduate Admit on the Spot Day on our San Francisco campus. Enrollment counselors will review your completed application at the event for an admission decision as well as merit scholarship consideration.

Hear a presentation based on faculty and student work while you await a decision. We will also discuss the admission and financial aid processes.

Campus tours begin at 11 a.m., with the admissions event starting at 11:30 a.m.

What to Bring

All students are required to bring a completed application. A complete application includes your application form (including a $60 fee), essay, transcripts for all institutions attended (unofficial transcripts will be accepted), two letters of recommendation, and a portfolio.

See application process for additional information, including all requirements and forms.

Please make checks payable to California College of the Arts.

Applicants are encouraged to return to their online application and print a copy of their application form to take with them to the event. If you have submitted other application documents prior to the event, you are encouraged to take copies of those as well.

San Diego

February 16, 2013, 9:00–11:00 am

The Living Room

Want your California College of the Arts admission decision in the blink of an eye? CCA will host Admit-on-the-Spot events in Los Angeles and San Diego where an Enrollment Services representative will meet with you one-on-one to receive your application, and then provide an admission decision by the next business day!

Additionally, students attending one of these events that fall after the Priority Deadline of February 1 will be considered "on time" for merit scholarship consideration. Wow!

RSVP required.

What to Bring
All students are required to bring a completed application. A complete application includes your application form (including a $60 fee), essay, transcripts for all institutions attended (unofficial transcripts will be accepted), two letters of recommendation, and a portfolio. See application process for more information.

Please make checks payable to California College of the Arts.

Applicants are encouraged to return to their online application and print a copy of their application form to take with them to the event. If you have submitted other application documents prior to the event, you are encouraged to take copies of those as well.

SAN DIEGO
The Living Room
5900 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92115
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February 15, 2013, 5:30–7:00 pm

Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel | Conference Room K, Lower Lobby | 811 7th Avenue (at 53rd Street)

Free and open to CCA community only

RSVP by February 7 to Alumni Relations Manager Lindsey Lyons at 415.703.9595 or llyons@cca.edu.

President Stephen Beal and the CCA Alumni Association invite you to a special reception during the 101st Annual Conference of the College Art Association.

Join faculty and alumni for cocktails, light hors d’oeuvres, and networking. Please note: Attendance at the conference is not required to join us.

Learn more about the location: Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

(Travel by cab or subway recommended)

February 15, 2013, 3:15–3:45 pm

B Building, Room 1 (open to CCA students only)

More info: Carol Pitts: 510.594.3710, cpitts@cca.edu
See also cca.edu/abroad

Course instructor Jeff Gibson will be Skyping from New York.

This course is a collaboration with Herekeke, a nonprofit arts organization located on a private ranch in the remote community of Lama, New Mexico (20 miles north of Taos).

Instructor Jeffrey Gibson is joined by guest artist sculptor Rune Olsen, who participates in group discussions and is available for individual and group critiques.

The course is structured so that students pursue an interdisciplinary studio practice, while also taking part in a critical thinking seminar-type atmosphere -- but over a campfire in the mountains of northern New Mexico under a magnificent sky!

Prerequisite: completion of sophomore level and instructor approval (3 credits)

For undergraduates, this course satisfies a studio elective, upper-division Interdisciplinary Studio, or Interdisciplinary Critique.
For graduates, this course satisfies a gradwide elective, Fine Arts Seminar, or Studio Practice.

February 15, 2013 11:45 am–1:30 pm

Room East 3
Presentation: 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Interview skills / mock Career Expo workshop: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Sign up now to attend this presentation and workshop

Learn best practices when attending CCA's Annual Career Expo, including networking and showcasing your talent and potential in mini-interview situations.

Presentation will be followed by a mock Career Expo, where you can practice your pitch and conquer your nerves!

February 15, 2013, 10:00–11:30 am

Tecoah and Thomas Bruce Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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West 2
Free and open to current CCA students only -- RSVP recommended, but not required
Contact: Rebecca Wolfe, Program Manager, Student Programs: rwolfe@cca.edu or 510.594.3754
impact@cca.edu, http://center.cca.edu/impact

The IMPACT: Social Entrepreneurship Award Program is an opportunity for teams of interdisciplinary CCA students to work collaboratively on a summer project with a community organization. These projects are designed to address a specific social need.

Participate in a hands-on grant-writing workshop to strengthen your IMPACT proposal and learn about the general nuts and bolts of grant writing.

CCA's Director of Institutional Giving Karen Weber, an expert grant writer, will facilitate the workshop.

February 14, 2013, 3:15–3:45 pm

West 1 (open to current CCA students only)

More info: Carol Pitts: 510.594.3710, cpitts@cca.edu
See also cca.edu/abroad

China has a complex cultural system in which fact is often stranger than fiction. This three-week studio intensive aims to unpack these cultural complexities, while dividing its time between Beijing and Xi'an, two of the four great ancient capitals of China.

Each week, four days of studio time alternate with lectures, artist studio visits, and explorations. Led by instructors Christopher Loomis and Judy Wu.

Prerequisite: Completion of sophomore level and instructor approval (3 credits)

For undergraduates, this course satisfies a studio elective, an upper-division Interdisciplinary Studio, or a Diversity Studies Studio.
For graduates, this course satisfies a gradwide elective.

Presented by the Glass Program

February 13, 2013 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Info: ptraylor@cca.edu or 510.594.3626

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Nikolas Weinstein was born in New York in 1968. His aesthetic derives from a long-standing interest in the natural world, established at a young age during internships at the American Museum of Natural History and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

After graduating college with a degree in comparative literature, he moved to San Francisco, where he briefly worked as an assistant to a prominent graphic designer before founding his studio in 1991. His site-specific installations leverage new technologies to build glassworks that lie at the intersection of art, architecture, and the natural world.

Nikolas Weinstein Studios is a place where art, architecture, technology, design, and engineering come together in large-scale, site-specific glass installations. With an aesthetic drawn from the natural world, Nikolas's work appears animated and unrestrained but at the same time each piece must be a strictly controlled and carefully engineered system.

These opposing imperatives, and the artistic and technical challenges they pose, have drawn a rich and idiosyncratic mix of artists, engineers, craftspeople, gadgeteers, and other creative problem solvers to the studio team. In a very real sense, the studio is defined by the team's willingness, even eagerness, to take on new and unusual challenges.

Solutions to these challenges include: building a room-size kiln from scratch for a one-off project; shipping containers packed with flat-folded glass "fabric" that can be unfurled and shaped on site like origami; harnessing gravity to lend a gentle curve to a piece of glass the size of a tree trunk; or sometimes a magnet on a stick is all that's needed.

This evening the artist will be sharing videos, images, and stories from a number of recent projects, illuminating the problems they posed and the processes and solutions that made them possible.

February 13, 2013, 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

February 13, 2013, 3:15–3:45 pm

B Building, Room 1 (open to current CCA students only)

More info: Carol Pitts, 510.594.3710, cpitts@cca.edu
See also Office of Special Programs

Note: Erik Adigard will be Skyping from Rome.

This month-long collaborative CCA/MICA course allows students from all disciplines to investigate key issues of motion as they relate to creativity, design, communications, and critical thinking.

Although interdisciplinary in nature, the course aims at nurturing students within their own interest and specialty -- graphic design, interaction design, animation, architecture, photography, illustration, etc.

Prerequisite: Completion of sophomore level and instructor approval (3 credits)

For undergraduates, this course satisfies a studio elective, upper-division Interdisciplinary Studio, Graphic Design Investigative Studio, or Advanced Design Studio.

For graduates, this course satisfies a gradwide elective.

HearSay Reading Series

February 12, 2013 7:30 pm

Nahl Hall, Oakland Campus
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Free and open to the public
Info: humblepie@cca.edu

Matt Shears is the author of two poetry collections: 10,000 Wallpapers (Brooklyn Arts Press) and Where a Road Had Been (BlazeVox Press). He holds an MFA from the University of Iowa and a PhD from the University of Nevada. At CCA he teaches in MFA Writing, Writing and Literature, and Critical Studies.

HearSay is a monthly reading series hosted by the Writing and Literature Program. It features CCA students and established Bay Area writers. All HearSay events include delicious refreshments!

February 12–16, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, February 13, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

As we grow closer to Valentine's Day, we can't help but consider the different ways that love has fallen (or has yet to fall) into respective places in our lives.

This collective body of work explores love and its many connotations through absence, power, and tangibility.

The title, EVOL (a reflection on LOVE), holds an ambitious wardrobe of many colors -- recognizable yet mysterious, overstated or at times subtle.

The work strives to define the mirror-like dualism that exists between the good and darker sides of love, and those who partake in its passing and hopeful rooting.

Featured Artists

Danny Beck
Sergi Calavia
Ines Chan
Rayniel Estrella
Joana Muriel
Andreína Prado

Animation Study Group Exhibition

February 12–16, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, February 13, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

February 12, 2013, 3:15–3:45 pm

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Room 101 (open to current CCA students only)

More info: Carol Pitts, 510.594.3710, cpitts@cca.edu
See also Office of Special Programs

Note: Erik Adigard will be Skyping from Rome.

This month-long collaborative CCA/MICA course allows students from all disciplines to investigate key issues of motion as they relate to creativity, design, communications, and critical thinking.

Although interdisciplinary in nature, the course aims at nurturing students within their own interest and specialty -- graphic design, interaction design, animation, architecture, photography, illustration, etc.

Prerequisite: Completion of sophomore level and instructor approval (3 credits)

For undergraduates, this course satisfies a studio elective, upper-division Interdisciplinary Studio, Graphic Design Investigative Studio, or Advanced Design Studio.

For graduates, this course satisfies a gradwide elective.

Alternative Info Session

Wednesday, February 13, 3:15–3:45 p.m.
Oakland campus
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Jackie Baxton, Kacie Gansel, and Courtney Lynch organize a group exhibition exploring ways to represent the rabbit!

February 12–16, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, February 13, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Interior Design Lecture Series

February 11, 2013 7:00 pm

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

Watch this lecture on YouTube »

The first project by Gary Hutton (CCA Environmental Studies 1975) was a restaurant called Today's on San Francisco's Union Square, and was published in Interior Design magazine in 1979. Hutton unveiled his boundary-pushing furniture line in 1986. The process by which the Gary Hutton Design team integrates unconventional design elements is telling of a rare engagement in process.

From the USGS seismic map rendered in grey pearls in the master bedroom of Modern by Design, to a giant hand-cut steel entry canopy leading to his client’s Venice loft, his conceptual engagement is evident. Hutton's 2012 program included designing the new home for the Museum of Craft and Design at the American Industrial Center on 3rd Street in San Francisco.

He is actively lecturing across the country, and continues his support of arts and design education as well as other social causes.

February 11, 2013, 7:00–9:00 pm

Florence and Leo B. Helzel Boardroom, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to the public

More info: email fellowsprogram@cca.edu or see www.cca.edu/fellows

CCA's Leading by Design Fellows Program is a six-month executive education program that teaches you to lead, innovate, and create real, enduring value.

Learn more about the program, hear from alumni, and explore the issues we engage with. See how this program differs from other education programs that focus on sustainability or design thinking, and discover how having the time to dig deep over six months can transform your skills, career, and life in a way no week-long program can.

Interdisciplinary Group Exhibition

February 11–16, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, February 12, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

February 11, 2013, 3:15–3:45 pm

B Building, Room 5 (open to current CCA students only)

More info: Carol Pitts: 510.594.3710, cpitts@cca.edu
See also cca.edu/abroad

China has a complex cultural system in which fact is often stranger than fiction. This three-week studio intensive aims to unpack these cultural complexities, while dividing its time between Beijing and Xi'an, two of the four great ancient capitals of China.

Each week, four days of studio time alternate with lectures, artist studio visits, and explorations. Led by instructors Christopher Loomis and Judy Wu.

Prerequisite: Completion of sophomore level and instructor approval (3 credits)

For undergraduates, this course satisfies a studio elective, an upper-division Interdisciplinary Studio, or a Diversity Studies Studio.
For graduates, this course satisfies a gradwide elective.

Alternative Info Session

Thursday, February 14, 3:15–3:45 p.m.
San Francisco campus, West 1
See calendar listing »

February 11, 2013, 3:15–3:45 pm

Room 101 (open to current CCA students only)

More info: Carol Pitts: 510.594.3710, cpitts@cca.edu
See also cca.edu/abroad

Course instructor Jeff Gibson will be Skyping from New York.

This course is a collaboration with Herekeke, a nonprofit arts organization located on a private ranch in the remote community of Lama, New Mexico (20 miles north of Taos).

Instructor Jeffrey Gibson is joined by guest artist sculptor Rune Olsen, who participates in group discussions and is available for individual and group critiques.

The course is structured so that students pursue an interdisciplinary studio practice, while also taking part in a critical thinking seminar-type atmosphere -- but over a campfire in the mountains of northern New Mexico under a magnificent sky!

Prerequisite: completion of sophomore level and instructor approval (3 credits)

For undergraduates, this course satisfies a studio elective, upper-division Interdisciplinary Studio, or Interdisciplinary Critique.
For graduates, this course satisfies a gradwide elective, Fine Arts Seminar, or Studio Practice.

Alternative Info Session

Friday, February 15, 3:15–3:45 p.m.
Oakland campus, BBLD 1
See event listing »

Presented by International Student Affairs and Programs Office (ISAP)

February 11, 2013, 3:00–4:00 pm

B Building, Room 5
Free and only open to CCA community

More info: Kim Bryant, kimbryant@cca.edu, 510.594.5071

This workshop is for F-1 international students who will be graduating in spring 2014. We will discuss what OPT is and when and how to apply for it, how to talk about OPT with employers, and provide tips and strategies for the job-search process.

February 9, 2013, 6:00–9:00 pm

Nave Alcove, San Francisco Campus
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Info: 415.551.9229 or sgoulet@cca.edu

An evening of intensive design/performance presented by the MBA in Design Strategy program.

Valley Area - Sherman Oaks

February 9, 2013 10:00 am–12:00 pm

Want your California College of the Arts admission decision in the blink of an eye? CCA will host Admit-on-the-Spot events in Los Angeles and San Diego where an Enrollment Services representative will meet with you one-on-one to receive your application, and then provide an admission decision by the next business day!

Additionally, students attending one of these events that fall after the Priority Deadline of February 1 will be considered "on time" for merit scholarship consideration. Wow!

RSVP required.

What to Bring
All students are required to bring a completed application. A complete application includes your application form (including a $60 fee), essay, transcripts for all institutions attended (unofficial transcripts will be accepted), two letters of recommendation, and a portfolio. See application process for more information.

Please make checks payable to California College of the Arts.

Applicants are encouraged to return to their online application and print a copy of their application form to take with them to the event. If you have submitted other application documents prior to the event, you are encouraged to take copies of those as well.

The Valley - Sherman Oaks
Grounded Cafe
14241 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 120
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
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Presented by the Writers Series (MFA Program in Writing)

February 8, 2013, 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

Can art change the world? Where do we draw the line between investigation and activism, intervention and witness, persuasion and propaganda? Who gets to claim personal and communal narratives, and what are the implications of breaking silence versus forgetting history?

This panel is held in conjunction with MFA Program in Writing faculty member Faith Adiele’s "Fire and Ink: Documentary Narrative," a multigenre, multimedia graduate course that considers the writer as an artist with a larger social (political, cultural, historical, spiritual) project.

Panelists

Editors of and contributors to the ground-breaking anthology Fire and Ink: Social Action Writing will read from their work, discuss social action writing as a genre, and answer your questions about engaged narrative and social practice.

Debra Busman

Coeditor of Fire and Ink: An Anthology of Social Action Writing, Debra Busman is a fiction and creative nonfiction writer and has been an activist all her life, beginning in utero at marches and protests with her labor union mother. She is currently co-director of the Creative Writing and Social Action Program at CSU Monterey Bay, and coordinator of the Division of Humanities and Communication's Service Learning Program.

Diana Garcia

Coeditor of Fire and Ink: An Anthology of Social Action Writing, Diana Garcia is the author of When Living Was a Labor Camp (University of Arizona Press, 2000), which was awarded an American Book Award by the Before Columbus Foundation. She is an associate professor and codirector of the Creative Writing and Social Action Program at California State University Monterey Bay.

Aimee Suzara

Aimee Suzara is the author of the play Pagbabalik (Return), and she is working on her second play, A History of the Body. An advocate for the intersection of arts and literacy, she has taught and performed throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and now teaches in the Creative Writing and Social Action Program at California State University Monterey Bay.

Judith Tannenbaum

Judith lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she works for San Francisco Writers Corps. She is a longtime advocate of the arts in prisons and spent many years teaching poetry at San Quentin. Her most recent work is By Heart: Poetry, Prison, and Two Lives, with Spoon Jackson. Tannenbaum has published several books on teaching writing, including Disguised as a Poem: My Years Teaching at San Quentin.

February 8, 2013, 12:00–4:00 pm

Get your portfolio ready to go for Expo! Share your portfolio in any state it’s in (in progress or completed) and get valuable feedback from employers and CCA alumni in this drop-in program. Program will be held in E3 / W3 on the San Francisco campus.

Representatives from Arch Supplies will be there with many options for readymade portfolios, paper stock for your business cards and more to help show off your great work.

Sign up early to reserve a spot in this drop-in program

February 8, 2013, 10:00–11:30 am

Tecoah and Thomas Bruce Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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West 2
Free and open to current CCA students only
Contact: Rebecca Wolfe, Program Manager, Student Programs: rwolfe@cca.edu or 510.594.3754
impact@cca.edu, http://center.cca.edu/impact

The IMPACT: Social Entrepreneurship Award Program is an opportunity for teams of interdisciplinary CCA students to work collaboratively on a summer project with a community organization. These projects are designed to address a specific social need.

If you are interested in learning about IMPACT and connecting with potential teammates, please come to this networking event. This is great opportunity to form or join an IMPACT team. All you need to bring is interest in IMPACT and an openness to connect with other students.

Ceramics Lecture Series

February 7, 2013 7:15 pm

Treadwell Ceramic Arts Center, Oakland Campus
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Info: 510.435.8909, 510.594.3617, or agonzalez@cca.edu

The following Ceramics alumni will be featured:

Ben Belknap

Ben Belknap is an artist and musician who lives and works in Oakland. His artwork consists primarily of small-scale, richly glazed ceramic sculpture. In 2003 he received a BA from CCA and has since had art at various galleries around the Bay Area and elsewhere.

His work can be seen at the Compound Gallery and Studios in Oakland, a very successful cooperative gallery and studio established by CCA alumni.

Carol Koffel

Carol Koffel states: "I create site-specific installations using transparent catchments suspended from masonry line to represent ideal habitats. Porcelain vessels teeter without attachment so that they register and reflect natural forces within the spatial and visual realm. The array of line and form takes on structure to personify conscious and unconscious difference."

Koffel has exhibited at the New Leaf Design Center received her BS at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. She received an MFA from CCA in 2011.

Erik Scollon

Erik Scollon is an artist and writer based in Oakland. In 2008 he was selected to participate in Yerba Buena Center for the Art's Bay Area Now 5, and his work has been seen in art galleries, craft fairs, museum shows, design blogs, and gay biker bars.

He received an MFA in ceramics in 2007 and an MA in Visual and Critical Studies in 2008, both from CCA. He is represented by Romer Young Gallery in San Francisco and his next show will open in April 2013.

Hosted by CCA's Alumni Assocition

February 7, 2013, 7:00–9:00 pm

Weekend | 4634 Hollywood Boulevard | Los Angeles 90027

Free and open to CCA community only.

RSVP by January 31 to Director of Alumni Relations Jessica Russell at 510.594.3788 or jrussell@cca.edu.

President Stephen Beal and the CCA Alumni Association invite you to join us at a special reception for Los Angeles-area alumni and friends at Weekend, an artist-run gallery space.

The event is hosted by gallery owner John Mills (MFA Painting/Drawing 1999).

Network and reconnect with fellow alumni over drinks and hors d'oeuvres, while enjoying the current exhibition at the gallery.

Public transportation
Metro Redline: Sunset & Vermont stop; Bus: 180/181 to Prospect/Vermont

Parking
Street parking available or valet parking at Covell Wine Bar (adjacent to the gallery)

Presented by The Center for Art and Public Life

February 6, 2013, 6:30–8:30 pm

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Rear of Nave -- free and open to CCA students only
Registration encouraged, but not required

More info: 510.594.3757 or impact@cca.edu
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The Center for Art and Public Life invites you to grab a couple hors d'oeuvres, sip some wine, and chat with your fellow CCA students about forming or joining an IMPACT team and further developing a successful project.

This delightful and unique networking party offers you a chance to bat around project ideas for the chance to win a $10,000 IMPACT Social Entrepreneurship Award!

Learn about the triumphs of past IMPACT teams from student alumni and pick the brains of past jurors and mentors.

 

February 6, 2013, 5:30–7:30 pm

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Info: 415.710.5696 or mpoli@cca.edu

This is the reception event for the Common Boundaries Exhibition.

February 6, 2013, 3:00–4:00 pm

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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E1 classroom
Free and open to current CCA students only
Contact: Rebecca Wolfe, Program Manager, Student Programs: rwolfe@cca.edu or 510.594.3754
impact@cca.edu, http://center.cca.edu/impact

The IMPACT: Social Entrepreneurship Award Program is an opportunity for teams of interdisciplinary CCA students to work collaboratively on a summer project with a community organization. These projects are designed to address a specific social need.

Learn more about IMPACT at an informational session!"

Presented by the CCA Wattis Institute

February 5, 2013 7:30 pm

Carmen M. Christensen Production Stage, San Francisco Campus
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In conjunction with the exhibition The Way Beyond Art 4: Infinite Screens, the Wattis Institute presents weekly talks and panel discussions in which CCA faculty and Bay Area artists and programmers examine issues surrounding moving-image works in the age of infinite screens.

TONIGHT: The artist Binta Ayofemi introduces a selection of contemporary artists' films from dOCUMENTA (13), including recent works by Mario Garcia Torres, the Otolith Group, Albert Serra, and Clemens von Wedemeyer. The image above is from the Otolith Group's The Radiant (2012).

Infinite Screens is co-organized with the Film Program at CCA.

The Infinite Screens exhibition and public programs are made possible through the support of the Kadist Art Foundation; Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles; and a Cinema Visionaries grant.

Founding support for CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts programs has been provided by Phyllis C. Wattis and Judy & Bill Timken. Generous support provided by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund and the CCA Curator’s Forum.

February 5, 2013, 5:30–7:30 pm

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Info: 415.703.9563 or vdelrosario@cca.edu

This is the reception event for the Furniture Program Exhibition.

Group Exhibition

February 5–9, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, February 6, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

February 5–9, 2013
work by Kait Mooney

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wed., Feb. 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Wed. open until 7:30 p.m.)
Info: 415.710.5696 or mpoli@cca.edu

This exhibition is the result of an interdisciplinary Diversity Studies course titled Multiculturalism and Identity. It features the artworks by a group of artists and designers investigating current and historical perceptions concerning culture and identity in everyday life, and its complex relationship to artistic and cultural production. Issues under examination include the representation of space -- both physical and psychological -- as well as public space (urban fabric) versus private space (memory and history).

Group Exhibition

February 4–9, 2013

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, February 6, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Group Exhibition

February 4–16, 2013

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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February 4–5, 2013

Nave Alcove, San Francisco Campus
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<p>Hours: 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.<br />
Info: 415.703.9562 or <a href="mailto:interiors@cca.edu">interiors@cca.edu</a></p>

February 4–9, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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<p><strong>Reception and Campus Center Galleries Grand Opening: Tues., Feb. 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m.</strong><br />
Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.<br />
Info: 415.703.9563 or <a href="mailto:vdelrosario@cca.edu">vdelrosario@cca.edu</a></p>

Westside - Santa Monica

February 2, 2013 10:00 am–12:00 pm

Want your California College of the Arts admission decision in the blink of an eye? CCA will host Admit-on-the-Spot events in Los Angeles and San Diego where an Enrollment Services representative will meet with you one-on-one to receive your application, and then provide an admission decision by the next business day!

Additionally, students attending one of these events that fall after the Priority Deadline of February 1 will be considered "on time" for merit scholarship consideration. Wow!

RSVP required.

What to Bring
All students are required to bring a completed application. A complete application includes your application form (including a $60 fee), essay, transcripts for all institutions attended (unofficial transcripts will be accepted), two letters of recommendation, and a portfolio. See application process for more information.

Please make checks payable to California College of the Arts.

Applicants are encouraged to return to their online application and print a copy of their application form to take with them to the event. If you have submitted other application documents prior to the event, you are encouraged to take copies of those as well.

LOS ANGELES
Westside - Santa Monica
Bergamot Cafe
2525 Michigan Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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February 1, 2013, 6:00–9:00 pm

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Info: 415.335.3643 or lwooley@cca.edu

This is a performance event associated with the you wanna PIEce of this Exhibition.

Presented by the Writers Series (MFA Program in Writing)

February 1, 2013, 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

John Searles is the author of the best-selling novels Strange But True and Boy Still Missing. His third novel will be published by HarperCollins in fall 2013. Searles appears regularly as a book critic on NBC’s Today Show, where he has interviewed authors and TV personalities such as Dennis Lehane, Ina Garten, Andy Cohen, and many others.

Searles is also the editor-at-large of Cosmopolitan. His essays have been appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Daily Beast and other national publications. He lives in New York.

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February 1, 2013 11:45 am–1:30 pm

Get your resume ready for Expo! Make your resume the best representation of you! Learn ways to make your resume clear and strong and stand out stand out from the crowd. Presentation in E1 on the San Francisco campus followed by mini-resume review session with peer career coaches from 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. in both E1 and E3.

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Group Exhibition

January 28–February 2, 2013

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

January 24–February 14, 2013

Tecoah Bruce Gallery at the Oliver Art Center, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wed., Jan. 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m.
Info: carima@cca.edu

This exhibition celebrates 100 years of jewelry and metal arts. Jack da Silva lectures at 7 p.m. on the night of the opening.

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Support for this exhibition is provided by the Society of North American Goldsmiths and Tecoah Bruce (Painting/Drawing 1974, MAEd 1979) and Thomas Bruce.

January 22–February 16, 2013

Wattis Institute, San Francisco Campus
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New location! 360 Kansas Street (between 16th and 17th Streets)
Reception: Tues., Jan. 22, 7-9 p.m.
Hours and info: 415.551.9305 or wattis.org

Claire Fontaine is the Capp Street Project artist in residence.

Founding support for CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts programs has been provided by Phyllis C. Wattis and Judy & Bill Timken. Generous support provided by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund and the CCA Curator's Forum.

January 22–March 30, 2013

Wattis Institute, San Francisco Campus
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Note: The Wattis has a new location -- 360 Kansas Street (between 16th and 17th Streets)

Reception: Tues., Jan. 22, 7-9 p.m.
Hours and info: 415.551.9305 or wattis.org

The Way Beyond Art 4: Infinite Screens is coorganized with the Film Program and features Hearsay of the Soul (2012) by the acclaimed filmmaker and artist Werner Herzog. It will be the West Coast premiere of this work. The piece resurrects works by the Dutch Golden Age painter and printmaker Hercules Pieterszoon Segers as cinematic projections in a five-channel video work with a musical score by the composer Ernst Reijseger.

The Wattis will present an accompanying program of weekly talks by CCA Film faculty and Bay Area artists and programmers focused on today’s rapidly evolving media landscape. These presentations will expand the content of the exhibition, further develop the research around these topics, expose students and audiences to a wider breadth of moving-image practices, and incorporate a multitude of voices and perspectives.

The Infinite Screens exhibition and public programs are made possible through the support of the Kadist Art Foundation; Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles; and a Cinema Visionaries grant.

Founding support for CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts programs has been provided by Phyllis C. Wattis and Judy & Bill Timken. Generous support provided by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund and the CCA Curator's Forum.

January 22–February 2, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wed., Jan. 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Performance event: Fri., Feb. 1, 6-9 p.m.
Hours: Tues.–Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Info: 415.335.3643 or lwooley@cca.edu

Works by CCA students and their collaborators, curated and juried by students in the Individualized Major.

January 21–February 2, 2013

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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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.