CCA Events

March 30, 2013, 2:00–4:00 pm

The House Hotel Bosphorus Lounge
Salhane Sokak No: 1 Ortaköy 34347, Istanbul
+90 (212) 327 77 87

California College of the Arts (CCA) invites you to the reception honoring admitted students and welcoming prospective students. It is hosted by David Meckel, Director of Research and Planning and Assistant to the President.

Current CCA students and all CCA alumni are invited to attend.

Please RSVP below if you plan to attend.

March 25, 2013 2:30 pm

Upstart refers to the many CCA events that take place from April to May that celebrate the countless senior and final projects throughout each of the college's undergraduate and graduate programs.

Two Ways to View Events

From thesis exhibitions to symposia, final reviews to guest lectures, CCA's popular end-of-year lineup of on- and off-campus events are listed here in one comprehensive list, organized by undergraduate and graduate academic programs.

Or you can view the Upstart events in chronological order »

Use a program's event link at the bottom of each listing to learn about all upcoming events -- Upstart and otherwise -- for that program.

End-of-Year Favorite Events

Graduate Open Studios
Sunday, April 7

Seeing Orange: Dutch Design at CCA
April 8-12

Spring Fair
Saturday, April 27

Career Development Boot Camp*
Wednesday, May 15

MFA Thesis Exhibition
Thursday, May 16 (opening reception); May 16-25

2013 Annual Fashion Show
Friday, May 17

* Note: Open to CCA students and recent alumni from the graduating classes 2010-13

Graduate Program Events

Beginning April 15, visit the MFA Graduate Thesis Exhibitions website to learn about participating artists from each of CCA's graduate programs.

Undergraduate Programs

Use the calendar link beneath each program's listed commencement events to see all upcoming events for that program.

Animation
Architecture
Ceramics
Community Arts
Diversity Studies
Fashion Design
Film
Furniture
Glass
Graphic Design
Illustration
Individualized Major
Industrial Design
Interaction Design
Interior Design
Jewelry / Metal Arts
Painting/Drawing
Photography
Printmaking
Sculpture
Textiles
Visual Studies
Writing and Literature

Animation

Interface Exhibition
Saturday, May 5
7–10 p.m.
 

Baccalaureate Exhibition
May 16-21
Reception: Thursday, May 16, 6-10 p.m.

See Animation events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Architecture (BArch)

Seeing Orange: Dutch Design at CCA
April 8–12
Multiple-event listing
 

Architecture Undergraduate Open Studios
Friday, April 19
 

Architecture Final Reviews
May 3-5
9 a.m.–7 p.m.
Architecture division award ceremony and reception: Saturday, May 4, 6-8 p.m.

See Architecture (BArch) events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Ceramics

Baccalaureate Exhibition
May 16-21
Reception: Thursday, May 16, 6-10 p.m.

See Ceramics events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Community Arts

Baccalaureate Exhibition
May 16-21
Reception: Thursday, May 16, 6-10 p.m.

See Community Arts events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Diversity Studies

ENGAGE at CCA: The Athena Project
Thursday, May 2
4-6 p.m.

See Diversity Studies events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Fashion Design

Baccalaureate Exhibition
May 16-21
Reception: Thursday, May 16, 6-10 p.m.
 

Annual Fashion Show
Friday, May 17
8–9:30 pm

See Fashion Design events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Film

Persistence of Vision Film Festival:

Project Kino: Senior Film Screening
Thursday, May 2
7-9 p.m.
Reception from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Production Stage (in the Nave)

Spring Flicker Fest
Wednesday, May 8
7-9 p.m.
Reception: 5-6:30 p.m., Carmen M. Christensen Production Stage
 

Cinesthesia -- An Encounter in Painting & Film
Friday, May 10
6-9 p.m.
 

Baccalaureate Exhibition
May 16-21
Reception: Thursday, May 16, 6-10 p.m.

See Film events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Furniture

Furniture Junior Review
April 8–12
 

CCA Illuminated at Design Within Reach
May 9
6-8 p.m.
 

Baccalaureate Exhibition
May 16-21
Reception: Thursday, May 16, 6-10 p.m.

See Furniture events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Glass

Lecture by Helen Lee
April 18, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
 

Baccalaureate Exhibition
May 16-21
Reception: Thursday, May 16, 6-10 p.m.

See Glass events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Graphic Design

Seeing Orange: Dutch Design at CCA
April 8–12
Multiple-event listing
 

Types & Characters: A History of CCA Type Design
May 2-10
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Reception: Thursday, May 2, at 7:15 p.m.

Graphic Design Senior Thesis and Junior Review Exhibition
Friday, May 10
10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Graphic Design (Advanced Design Studios) Exhibition
Friday, May 10
10 a.m.-9 p.m.
 

Graphic Design Level 3 Review
May 6-10
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Reception: Monday, May 6, 6-9 p.m.
 

Baccalaureate Exhibition
May 16-21
Reception: Thursday, May 16, 6-10 p.m.

See Graphic Design events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Illustration

Illustration Junior Review Exhibition
April 8-12
Reception: Monday, April 8, 6-7 p.m.
 

Illustration Spring Thesis Exhibition
May 6-10
Reception: Thursday, May 9, 7-8:30 p.m.
 

Baccalaureate Exhibition
May 16-21
Reception: Thursday, May 16, 6-10 p.m.

See Illustration events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Individualized Major

Individualized Major Senior Presentations
Wednesday, April 4, and Wednesday, April 11
7:30–9 p.m.

See Individualized Major events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Interaction Design

Seeing Orange: Dutch Design at CCA
April 8–12
Multiple-event listing
 

Trajectory: Interaction Design Sophomore Skills Review Exhibition
April 15-20

See Interaction Design events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Industrial Design

Industrial Design Senior Thesis Show
Thursday, May 16
7–10 p.m.
 

Baccalaureate Exhibition
May 16-21
Reception: Thursday, May 16, 6-10 p.m.

See Industrial Design events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Interior Design

Seeing Orange: Dutch Design at CCA
April 8–12
Multiple-event listing
 

Interior Design Final Reviews
May 1

See Interior Design events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Jewelry / Metal Arts

Baccalaureate Exhibition
May 16-21
Reception: Thursday, May 16, 6-10 p.m.

See Jewelry / Metal Arts events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Painting/Drawing

Senior Painting Exhibition
April 2-13
Noon–5 p.m.
Reception: Sunday, April 7, 3-5 p.m.
 

Painting Expanded Symposium
Saturday, April 13
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
 

Baccalaureate Exhibition
May 16-21
Reception: Thursday, May 16, 6-10 p.m.

See Painting/Drawing events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Photography

Lecture by Elin O’Hara Slavick
Wednesday, April 17, 11 a.m.-noon
 

Baccalaureate Exhibition
May 16-21
Reception: Thursday, May 16, 6-10 p.m.

See Photography events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Printmaking

Baccalaureate Exhibition
May 16-21
Reception: Thursday, May 16, 6-10 p.m.

See Printmaking events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Sculpture

Baccalaureate Exhibition
May 16-21
Reception: Thursday, May 16, 6-10 p.m.

See Sculpture events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Textiles

Baccalaureate Exhibition
May 16-21
Reception: Thursday, May 16, 6-10 p.m.

See Textiles events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Visual Studies

Visual Studies Senior Symposium
Monday, April 8
4–7 p.m. (Reception to follow)

See Visual Studies events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Writing and Literature

HearSay Reading Series: Humble Pie Volume 8 Launch Party
Tuesday, May 7
7:30–9:30 p.m.

See Writing and Literature events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Graduate Programs

Beginning April 15, you can visit the MFA Graduate Thesis Exhibitions website to learn about participating artists from each of CCA's graduate programs.

Architecture
Curatorial Practice
Design
Fine Arts
MBA in Design Strategy
Visual and Critical Studies
Writing

Please visit the MFA Graduate Thesis Exhibitions website to learn about participating artists from each graduate program.

Use the calendar link beneath each program's listed commencement events to see all upcoming events for that program.

Architecture (MArch)

Architecture Graduate Open Studios
Saturday & Sunday, April 5-6
 

Seeing Orange: Dutch Design at CCA
April 8–12
Multiple-event listing
 

Architecture Final Reviews
May 3-5
 

Architecture Division Awards Ceremony and Reception
Saturday, May 4
6-8 p.m.
 

Graduate Thesis Exhibitions
May 16-25
Reception: Thursday, May 16, 6-10 p.m.
Learn more »

See Architecture (MArch) events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Curatorial Practice

Curatorial Practice Thesis Symposium
Saturday, April 4
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
 

Graduate Open Studios
Sunday, April 7
Noon–5 p.m.
 

Words and Places: Etel Adnan: Curatorial Practice Thesis Exhibition
April 17–June 9
Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 17, from 6 to 8 p.m.

See Curatorial Practice events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Design

Graduate Open Studios
Sunday, April 7
Noon–5 p.m.
 

Seeing Orange: Dutch Design at CCA
April 8–12
Multiple-event listing
 

Visions & Revisions: Graduate Program in Design Thesis Exhibition
Watch the teaser »
May 16-25
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 16, from 6 to 8 p.m.

See Graduate Program in Design for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Fine Arts

Graduate Open Studios
Sunday, April 7
Noon–5 p.m.
 

Painting Expanded Symposium
Saturday, April 13
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
 

ENGAGE Open House: Towards a Creole Procession
Saturday, April 13
5-9 p.m.
 

26th Annual Barclay Simpson Award Exhibition
April 18-30
Reception: Wednesday, April 17, 5-7 p.m.
 

MFA Thesis Exhibition
May 16–25
Reception: Thursday, May 16, 6-10 p.m.
 

Graduate Program in Design Thesis Exhibition
May 16-25
Reception: Thursday, May 16, 6-10 p.m.

See Graduate Program in Fine Arts for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

MBA in Design Strategy

Seeing Orange: Dutch Design at CCA
April 8–12
Multiple-event listing
 

Graduate Thesis Exhibitions
May 16-25
Reception: Thursday, May 16, 6-10 p.m.
Learn more »

See MBA in Design Strategy for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Visual and Critical Studies

Graduate Open Studios
Sunday, April 7
Noon–5 p.m.
 

Visual and Critical Studies Thesis Symposium
Saturday, April 27
10 a.m.–3 p.m.

See Graduate Program in Visual and Critical Studies for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Writing

Word. World. 2013: Thesis Readings
Friday, April 5
7–9 p.m.
 

Word. World. 2013: Thesis Readings
April 19
7–9 p.m.
 

Word. World. 2013: Thesis Readings
April 26
7–9 p.m.
 

Word. World. 2013: Thesis Readings
Friday, May 3
7–9 p.m.

See MFA Program in Writing events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Architecture Lecture Series

March 23, 2013 6:30 pm

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

Gregg Pasquarelli is an American architect and a founding partner of SHoP Architects of New York. This design think tank has pushed the architect's realm past form making and into software design, real estate development, emergent construction research, and the co-development of new sustainable technologies.

SHoP's recent work includes the Barclays Center at Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn; a two-mile esplanade and park along the East River Waterfront in New York; the Innovation Hub government complex in Botswana; the South Street Seaport redevelopment in New York; a new major league soccer stadium in New York; and projects for Google in Mountain View, California.

Pasquarelli received his architecture degree from Columbia University and has taught at Yale, Columbia, the University of Virginia, and the University of Florida. He has lectured globally and his work has been reviewed and published in periodicals such as Architect, Architectural Record, the New Yorker, Wallpaper, Metropolis, Wired, Fast Company, Surface, Dwell, A+U, and the New York Times, among others.

SHoP's work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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.

March 23, 2013, 5:30–7:30 pm

Campus Center Student Lounge, San Francisco Campus
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Please RSVP: rsvp@cca.edu or 510.594.3604

Please join us for a book signing and celebration on the occasion of the release of Casa Alta: An Andalusian Paradise, a book documenting the stunning Andalusian house transformed over three decades by former CCA professor of architecture Victor Carrasco and his wife, Elizabeth McMillan. This beautiful book is published by Princeton Architectural Press and designed by former CCA professor and alumna Lucille Tenazas with photographs by Richard Barnes. The text is by Elizabeth McMillan with contributions by Victor Carrasco, John Loomis, and others.

Hosted by the Office of Admission

March 23, 2013 9:00 am–1:00 pm

Oakland and San Francisco campuses
RSVP required

CCA’s Office of Admission will host a tour of both the college's Oakland and San Francisco campuses. (Transportation between campuses and snacks will be provided.)

Join us on CCA’s Oakland campus in the lobby of our Oakland Office of Admission (in the Irwin Student Center) for an information session led by an enrollment counselor.

Following the information session, CCA students will lead participants on a tour of the Oakland campus to both highlight which academic programs are based in Oakland as well as give an overview of the college’s Residential Life program.

Participants will then board a shuttle to San Francisco, where they will receive a tour of the San Francisco campus.

Tour Schedule

9 a.m. -- Oakland information session
10 a.m. -- Oakland campus tour
11 a.m. -- Board shuttle to San Francisco
11:30 a.m. -- San Francisco campus tour
12:30 p.m. -- Board shuttle to Oakland
1 p.m. – Arrive Oakland campus

Note: Actual times may vary due to traffic conditions on the Bay Bridge.

Visitors are strongly encouraged to participate in the complete tour of both campuses.

Oakland Campus Tour Only

Visitors wishing to participate in only the Oakland portion of the tour must check in with the Oakland Office of Admission in the Irwin Student Center by 9 a.m.. Late arrivals may miss tour departures.

San Francisco Campus Tour Only

Visitors wishing to participate in only the San Francisco portion of the tour must check in with campus security on the San Francisco campus no later than 11:30 a.m. and await the arrival of the Oakland shuttle and tour guides.

Presented by the CCA Wattis Institute

March 21, 2013 7:30 pm

Carmen M. Christensen Production Stage, San Francisco Campus
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Please note that the date of this event has changed to March 21!

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 language of film and video developed in response to specific physical qualities and constraints of the media used and its means of exhibition. Film faculty member Brook Hinton will discuss the need to reexamine the foundations of film language and aesthetics in an age of infinite screens.

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.

Presented as part of the Grad Fine Arts Satellite Lecture Series

March 21, 2013 7:15 pm

Graduate Center, San Francisco Campus
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Room GC4

Free and open to the public

Mildred Howard is an acclaimed mixed-media installation artist, activist, teacher, mother and grandmother, born and raised in the Bay Area. The Oakland Museum of California, the de Young Museum, SFMOMA, the San Jose Museum of Art and the Museum of the African Diaspora have all exhibited her work. She has received prestigious grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Joan Mitchell Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation. Local works include Three Shades of Blue on Fillmore Street and The Music of Language on Glide Memorial’s family housing building. With an eye toward the built environment and its impact on daily life, Howard has shaped how we experience the public realm.

March 20, 2013, 5:30–7:30 pm

Tecoah Bruce Gallery at the Oliver Art Center, Oakland Campus
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Info: 510.594.3648 or jweinberg@cca.edu

This is the reception event for the Narrative (Inter)Actions Exhibition.

All-School Lunch

March 20, 2013 11:30 am

Main walkway, Oakland Campus
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Dust off your Frisbee, spring is here! Every year the Division of Student Affairs hosts a Spring Picnic for students, staff, and faculty on each campus. Please join us for a healthful meal and a chance to get together as a community.

For more information: glee@cca.edu.

Photography Lecture Series

March 20, 2013 11:00 am–12:00 pm

Ralls Painting Studio

Free and open to the public
More info: Chris Nickel, cnickel@cca.edu

In his new book, A, alumnus Gregory Halpern (MFA 2003) leads us on a ramble through the brilliant and ruined streets of the United States Rust Belt. The cast of characters, both human and animal, are portrayed with compassion and respect by this native son of Buffalo (a current professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology).

The cities he is drawn to -- Baltimore, Cincinnati, Omaha, Detroit -- share similar histories with his hometown, and in this postapocalyptic springtime all forms of life emerge and run riot. On the heels of Halpern’s two previous books, Harvard Works Because We Do (a portrait of Harvard University through the eyes of the school’s service employees) and Omaha Sketchbook (a lyrical artist’s book portrait of the titular city), A continues the photographer’s investigations of locations and persons who fly under the radar.

A was selected for The Photobook: A History, Volume III, by Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, and received the International Photobook Award at the International Photobook Festival in Kassel, Germany.

Halpern holds a BA in History and Literature from Harvard University (1999) and an MFA from California College of the Arts (2003).

Visit Gregory Halpern's website »

Hosted by the Glass Program

March 20, 2013 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Shaklee Building / Glass Studio / First Floor

Free and open to the CCA community only

The Glass Program will host a pizza party for first-year students and their friends. This fun, free event is to introduce first-year students to the program.

Glass students will work in the Hot Shop, while first-year students build their own pizzas using ingredients of their choosing. Faculty and staff will cook the pizzas on the spot with high temperature glass equipment.

Please join us and create your own pizza to share.

Presented by the CCA Wattis Institute

March 19, 2013 7:30 pm

Carmen M. Christensen Production Stage, San Francisco Campus
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Please note that the date of this event has changed from February 19 to March 19!

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: CCA Film and Fine Arts faculty member Lynn Marie Kirby will examine how film and video works today have moved beyond the classical understanding of cinematic time and become open-ended digital structures that “cut against the grain of human temporal ratios.” These new forms of working in time extend human perception of time. Kirby will show examples of contemporary artists’ work as well as her own.

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.

Hosted by Academic Affairs

March 19, 2013, 7:00–9:00 pm
Photo: Kaitlyn Satterfield

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

Info: rkuszel@cca.edu or 510.594.3790

Join us for public presentations of recently tenured faculty members' work.

Featured Faculty

Lynda Grose
Tirza Latimer
Aimee Phan

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

March 19–23, 2013

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

Senior Exhibition — Printmaking

March 19–23, 2013

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

Senior Exhibition — Individualized Major

March 19–23, 2013

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

Interior Design Lecture Series

March 18, 2013 7:00 pm

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

Watch this video on YouTube »

Jimenez Lai is an assistant professor at University of Illinois at Chicago and Leader of Bureau Spectacular. He holds a master of architecture degree from the University of Toronto. Lai has lived and worked in a desert shelter at Taliesin and resided in a shipping container at Atelier Van Lieshout on the piers of Rotterdam.

Before founding Bureau Spectacular, he worked for MOS, AVL, REX, and OMA/Rem Koolhaas in Toronto, Rotterdam, and New York. In the past years, Lai has built numerous installations as well as being exhibited and published around the world.

His first manifesto, Citizens of No Place, was published by Princeton Architectural Press with a grant from the Graham Foundation. Draft II of this book has been archived at the New Museum as a part of the show Younger Than Jesus.

In 2012 Lai was named a winner of the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects.

Senior Exhibition – Painting/Drawing

March 18–23, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, March 19, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition – Media Arts

March 18–23, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, March 19, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Sculpture

March 18–23, 2013

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

Photography Lecture Series

March 18, 2013 11:00 am–12:00 pm

Ralls Painting Studio
Free and open to the public

More info: Email Chris Nickel at cnickel@cca.edu

Aaron Schuman is an American photographer, editor, writer, and curator based in the United Kingdom. After having assisted various photographers -- most notably Annie Leibovitz and Wolfgang Tillmans -- Schuman has pursued a standalone career since 2002.

His photographic work is exhibited internationally -- most recently at Flowers Gallery (London), as part of the exhibition Uncommon Ground (July 2012) -- and he regularly contributes both photography and photo-related articles, essays, and interviews to a wide range of publications, including Aperture, Foam, ArtReview, Modern Painters, Photoworks, Hotshoe International, British Journal of Photography, Dazed&Confused, Time and more.

Schuman has also published writings in a number of recently released books, including Pieter Hugo: This Must Be the Place (Prestel, 2012), Photographs Not Taken (Daylight, 2012), The Photograph as Contemporary Art (Melinda Gibson, 2012) and C Photo: Observed (Ivory Press, 2013).

Additionally, Schuman has curated several exhibitions in recent years, including Whatever Was Splendid: New American Photographs (2010 Fotofest Biennial), Other I: Alec Soth, Wassink Lundgren, Viviane Sassen (Hotshoe Gallery, London, 2011), and In Appropriation: Broomberg & Chanarin, Melinda Gibson, Seba Kurtis, Esther Teichmann, Michael Wolf (Houston Center of Photography, 2012).

Schuman is a senior lecturer in photography at the University of Brighton and the Arts University Bournemouth. He is also the director and editor of the online photography journal, SeeSaw Magazine, which he founded in 2004.

He received a BFA in Photography and History of Art from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 1999, and an M.A. in Humanities and Cultural Studies from the University of London’s London Consortium in 2003.

Visit Aaron Schuman's website »

Presented as part of the spring Graduate Studies Symposium

March 18–22, 2013

Tecoah Bruce Gallery at the Oliver Art Center, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wed., March 20, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
5212 Broadway (at College Avenue)

Info: 415.551.9237 or dmorini@cca.edu
Gallery hours: Mon.–Fri., 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

An exhibition enlisting artists to communicate and converge in the making of projects in the spirit of renga, a Japanese form of collaborative poetry in which one artist creates from their own ideas, the next artist adds to this, and then the works are combined to form one piece.

The exhibition features works from the 2013 CCA gradwide elective course "Narrative."

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

See all Narrative (Inter)Actions events »

Hosted by the Office of Admission

March 16, 2013 9:00 am–1:00 pm

Oakland and San Francisco campuses
RSVP required

CCA’s Office of Admission will host a tour of both the college's Oakland and San Francisco campuses. (Transportation between campuses and snacks will be provided.)

Join us on CCA’s Oakland campus in the lobby of our Oakland Office of Admission (in the Irwin Student Center) for an information session led by an enrollment counselor.

Following the information session, CCA students will lead participants on a tour of the Oakland campus to both highlight which academic programs are based in Oakland as well as give an overview of the college’s Residential Life program.

Participants will then board a shuttle to San Francisco, where they will receive a tour of the San Francisco campus.

Tour Schedule

9 a.m. -- Oakland information session
10 a.m. -- Oakland campus tour
11 a.m. -- Board shuttle to San Francisco
11:30 a.m. -- San Francisco campus tour
12:30 p.m. -- Board shuttle to Oakland
1 p.m. – Arrive Oakland campus

Note: Actual times may vary due to traffic conditions on the Bay Bridge.

Visitors are strongly encouraged to participate in the complete tour of both campuses.

Oakland Campus Tour Only

Visitors wishing to participate in only the Oakland portion of the tour must check in with the Oakland Office of Admission in the Irwin Student Center by 9 a.m.. Late arrivals may miss tour departures.

San Francisco Campus Tour Only

Visitors wishing to participate in only the San Francisco portion of the tour must check in with campus security on the San Francisco campus no later than 11:30 a.m. and await the arrival of the Oakland shuttle and tour guides.

Presented by the Writers Series (MFA Program in Writing)

March 15, 2013, 3:30–5:00 pm
Photo: Lorena Ros

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

Benjamin Anastas is the author of the novels An Underachiever’s Diary (recently re-released in paperback by the Dial Press) and The Faithful Narrative of a Pastor’s Disappearance (FSG), which was a New York Times notable book.

Anastas has also published a memoir, Too Good to Be True (New Harvest/HMH, 2012). Other work has appeared in The Paris Review, Harper’s, The New York Times Magazine, Bookforum, The Yale Review and The Best American Essays 2012.

He is currently a visiting faculty member at Bennington College and also teaches at Bennington's low-residency MFA program.

Learn more about CCA's Writers Series »

Sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs

March 15, 2013, 12:00–1:00 pm
Two meetings; one great student group!

Macky lawn; pizza will be available!

Free and open to the CCA community only
Info: qsa@cca.edu

CCA's Queer/Straight Alliance (QSA) is an official CCA student group supported by the Office of Student Life, which encourages all students to join or create new student organizations, groups, or clubs.

We meet each semester to identify new ways to build community as well as help ensure the college is kept apprised of ways it can help strengthen the group and reap the benefits of a diverse student body.

Come join us during a lunchtime general meeting where we will discuss goals and set up an agenda of social mixers for the rest of the semester.

Can't make this event?
We're offering an alternative QSA meeting on Thursday, March 14, from 1 to 2 p.m. on the San Francisco campus. Learn more »

About the QSA

The QSA strives to provide a “safe space” where all individuals can be free of harassment, discrimination, isolation, judgment, or violence, or any combination thereof, that occurs because of who they are, and to raise public awareness through multiple perspectives about diverse issues surrounding the LGBT community and its presence here at CCA.

Get Involved

Contact: qsa@cca.edu
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About Other Student Groups & Organizations

Student groups also contribute to the CCA community at large by involving others to work collaboratively toward a shared goal. More than a dozen student organizations and groups already exist. If you don't see one that matches your interest, consider establishing an entirely new organization or group.

Your participation provides valuable experience that can have a positive effect on your college years as well as your future professional and personal life.

Presented as part of the spring Graduate Studies Symposium

March 14, 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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Scott Snibbe is a media artist, filmmaker, and entrepreneur. Whether on mobile devices or in public spaces, his work spurs people to participate socially, emotionally, and physically. His creations are strongly influenced by cinema -- particularly animation and surrealist film -- and often mix live and filmed performances with real-time interaction.

Snibbe’s artwork is in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art and The Museum of Modern Art, New York; and has been shown in several hundred solo and group exhibitions worldwide, including a solo retrospective at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London.

His large-scale interactive projects have been incorporated into concert tours, at the Olympics, science museums, airports, and other major public spaces and events, and he has collaborated on interactive projects with musicians and filmmakers including Björk and James Cameron.

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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Presented by the Jewelry / Metal Arts Program

March 14, 2013, 3:00–4:00 pm
Bow Cluster Chain Tassel

B Building
Free and open to the public

More info: Marilyn da Silva or 510.599.8399

Jeweler Amy Tavern is a visiting artist for the Jewelry / Metal Arts Program. She has a studio in Asheville, NC. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Her lecture will be titled "Layer After Layer."

In addition to being a studio artist, Tavern instructs beginning and specialized jewelry workshops. She has lectured at the Society of North American Goldsmiths conference on two occasions and has spoken at universities around the United States.

In the last two years she has had solo exhibitions at Beyond Fashion in Antwerp, and at Velvet da Vinci in San Francisco. She has also exhibited in group shows at Sienna Gallery and Heidi Lowe Gallery, among others.

In 2009 Amy received several emerging artist honors including being named an American Craft Council Searchlight Artist. Tavern's jewelry has been published in numerous books such as New Rings and 500 Silver Jewelry Designs and was featured on the cover of Metalsmith Magazine’s 2012 “Exhibition in Print.”

Tavern recently completed a three-year artist residency at the Penland School of Crafts and her work can be found in galleries around the United States and abroad. She earned a BFA in Metal Design from the University of Washington in 2002.

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Sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs

March 14, 2013, 1:00–2:00 pm
Two meetings; one great student group!

Timken reception area (outside Timken Lecture Hall); pizza will be available!

Free and open to the CCA community only
Info: jnorrena@cca.edu

CCA's Queer/Straight Alliance (QSA) is an official CCA student group supported by the Office of Student Life, which encourages all students to join or create new student organizations, groups, or clubs.

We meet each semester to identify new ways to build community as well as help ensure the college is kept apprised of ways it can help strengthen the group and reap the benefits of a diverse student body.

Come join us during a lunchtime general meeting where we will discuss goals and set up an agenda of social mixers for the rest of the semester.

Can't make this event?
We're offering an alternative QSA meeting on Friday, March 15, from noon to 1 p.m. on the Oakland campus. Learn more »

About the QSA

The QSA strives to provide a “safe space” where all individuals can be free of harassment, discrimination, isolation, judgment, or violence, or any combination thereof, that occurs because of who they are, and to raise public awareness through multiple perspectives about diverse issues surrounding the LGBT community and its presence here at CCA.

Get Involved

Contact: qsa@cca.edu
Join us on Facebook

About Other Student Groups & Organizations

Student groups also contribute to the CCA community at large by involving others to work collaboratively toward a shared goal. More than a dozen student organizations and groups already exist. If you don't see one that matches your interest, consider establishing an entirely new organization or group.

Your participation provides valuable experience that can have a positive effect on your college years as well as your future professional and personal life.

Presented by the Film Program

March 13, 2013, 7:30–9:30 pm

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

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CCA's Film Program presents a special evening with Oscar-nominated documentarian, experimental filmmaker, and performance cinema pioneer Sam Green, the latest visionary to grace the Timken Lecture Hall stage as part of the CCA Film Program's Cinema Visionaries series.

Green's recent work has expanded the very notion of what live cinema can be: His latest, The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller, features Green and seminal indie-rockers Yo La Tengo performing live with the film.

Join us for an evening that promises to be chockful of delights and insights from one of cinema's most forward-thinking filmmakers.

The CInema Visionaries Series is made possible by a generous gift from Carla Emil and Rich Silverstein

March 13, 2013, 6:00–8:00 pm

Drawing Room (formerly PLAySPACE Gallery)
Free and open to the CCA community only

More info: Serena Cole, scole@cca.edu

Featured Artists: Eric Dyer, Kristine Eudey, Lisa Jonas

The Open Critique Series is an experimental public forum designed to expand the critical dialogue and concerns of the graduate fine arts departments at CCA.

These critiques will be led by current faculty and guest critics from the larger arts community including writers, curators, gallerists, and artists among others.

In addition we welcome and encourage active participation from all CCA students. It is our hope that through these critiques we will open up the conversation that occurs within the Graduate Program in Fine Arts to the larger community and simultaneously begin to engage the arts community in the critical dialogue that happens within the school.

This is an opportunity for students to get together for a critical review of work, and we encourage graduates, undergraduates, and faculty to attend.

March 13, 2013 11:30 am

This is an all-college event.

For more information: glee@cca.edu

Dust off your Frisbee, spring is here! Every year the Division of Student Affairs hosts a spring picnic for students, staff, and faculty on each campus.

Please join us for a healthful meal and a chance to get together as a community.

Cosponsored by the Graduate Programs in Curatorial Practice and Visual and Critical Studies

March 13, 2013 10:00 am

Florence and Leo B. Helzel Boardroom, San Francisco Campus
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Centre Pompidou curator Nathalie Ernoult, one of the organizers of elles@centrepompidou, talks frankly about the conceptualization, organization, and reception of this landmark exhibition.

Female artists are still largely underrepresented in the collections of major museums (less than 20 percent in the Centre Pompidou -- Musée National d’Art Moderne collections, for example).

The 2009-10 contemporary collections exhibition at the Centre Pompidou, elles@centrepompidou, was entirely dedicated to the work of female artists, presenting more than 130 works of art made by female practitioners from 1907-2007.

For the organizers, the show was neither a feminist art exhibition nor a claim for the existence of female-made art, but aimed rather to account for the multiplicity of their artistic approaches.

For the museum, the exhibition was also an opportunity to complement its collection with new acquisitions and to introduce new artists to the public.

Presented as part of the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program

March 12, 2013 7:00 pm
New Brighton, from the series Last Resort, 1983-1985

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Info: 415.551.9214 or gradoffice@cca.edu

Martin Parr was born in Epsom, England, in 1952. When he was a boy, his budding interest in the medium of photography was encouraged by his grandfather George Parr, himself a keen amateur photographer. Parr studied photography at Manchester Polytechnic from 1970 to 1973. Since that time, he has worked on numerous projects and developed an international reputation for his innovative imagery and oblique approach to social documentary. In 1994 he became a full member of Magnum. In recent years, Parr has developed an interest in filmmaking and has started to use his photography within different conventions, such as fashion and advertising. In 2002 the Barbican Art Gallery and the National Media Museum initiated a large retrospective of Parr's work. This show toured Europe for the next five years.

In 2004 Parr was appointed a professor of photography at the University of Wales Newport campus, and was guest artistic director for Rencontres D'Arles in 2004. Parrworld opened at Haus de Kunst, Munich, in 2008. The show exhibited Parr's own collection of objects, postcards, his personal photography collection of both British and international artists, photo books, and his own photographs. The exhibition toured Europe for the following two years. At PhotoEspana, 2008, Parr won the Baume et Mercier award in recognition of his professional career and contributions to contemporary photography. He curated the 2010 Brighton Photo Biennial.

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

Senior Exhibition — Photography

March 12–16, 2013

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, March 13, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Glass

March 12–16, 2013

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

Senior Exhibition — Sculpture

March 12–16, 2013

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

Senior Exhibition — Printmaking

March 12–16, 2013

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

Architecture Lecture Series

March 11, 2013 7:00 pm

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

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Benedetta Tagliabue was born in Milan and graduated from the University of Venice in 1989. In 1991 she joined Enric Miralles’s studio, where she eventually became a partner. Miralles Tagliabue EMBT has a main office in Barcelona and a branch in Shanghai, and operates all over the world.

EMBT works not only within the scope of architecture, but also within that of landscape, urban infrastructure, rehabilitation, and design, trying to preserve the spirit of the Spanish and Italian artisan architectural studio tradition.

The studio participates in numerous exhibitions, including the Venice Biennale (2002, 2004, and 2006) and the Bienal de São Paulo (2003). These occasions offered the chance not only to explore the own architecture but also its relationships with other disciplines such as landscape, urbanism, and fashion.

The studio is currently working on the project of Hamburg Harbour public spaces in Germany, the New Campus Project of School Management at Fudan in China, and the new church complex of San Giacomo in Ferrara, Italy, among other projects and competitions.

Tagliabue’s work includes a number of high-profile buildings and projects in Barcelona -- Diagonal Mar Park (1997-2002), Head Office Gas Natural (1999-2006), and the Market and quarter of Santa Caterina, (1996-2005) -- as well as projects across Europe and Asia, including the School of Music in Hamburg (1997-2000), the City Hall in Utrecht (1996-2000), and the Spanish Pavilion for Expo Shanghai 2010.

Tagliabue was a visiting lecturer at Graduate School of Design Harvard University in 2012, and at Columbia University in New York in 2010, she has directed the summer workshop at TEC de Monterrey (Mexico) the School of Architecture in Venice (IUAV), and at École Speciale d’Architeture (ESA, Paris), besides being a lecturer nearly once a month in architectural forums all over the world.

She received the RIBA’s International Fellowships for her particular contribution as a non-UK architect she has made to architecture (2009) and an Honorary Doctor of Arts degree from Napier University (2004).

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 – Painting/Drawing

March 11–16, 2013

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

Senior Exhibition – Painting/Drawing

March 11–16, 2013

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

Reception: Tuesday, March 12, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

March 11–23, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Featured Artists
Brian Azevedo
Lukaza Branfman–Verissimo
Sergi Calavia
Elliott Cost
Haegen Crosby
Leah Dubuc
Mario Miron
Zoe Ozma
Woodrow White

Oakland and San Francisco campuses

March 11–April 12, 2013

Visit California College of the Arts for one of our many March Madness opportunities!

Portfolio Reviews & Appointments

Appointments to meet with an undergraduate Enrollment Counselor are available Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on both the San Francisco and Oakland campuses.

Appointments are a good opportunity to receive a portfolio review, or to discuss the needs involved in your personal transition to college.

Please call 800.447.1ART or use the convenient online reservation form to make a campus tour reservation -- especially if you are visiting from out of town.

Class Visits

Prospective students will have the opportunity to sit in on a variety of courses offered during March. RSVP is required. Please see the Class Visit Request Form for available courses available online in February.

Campus Tours

Undergraduate tours of both the San Francisco and Oakland campuses are available Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. on the Oakland campus and at 1:30 p.m. on the San Francisco campus. Campus tours are approximately one hour in length and are often led by a current CCA student or enrollment counselor. Book your campus tour » Please call 800.447.1ART or use the convenient online reservation form to make a campus tour reservation -- especially if you are visiting from out of town.

Saturday Tours
On Saturday, March 16, and Saturday, March 23, CCA will host a tour of both the Oakland and San Francisco campuses.

Participants begin on the Oakland campus at 9 a.m. with an enrollment counselor-led information session followed by a student-led campus tour.

Immediately following the Oakland visit, all participants will board a shuttle to participate in a San Francisco campus tour. The shuttle will return to Oakland at 1 p.m.

Please see the Saturday Tour event posting in February for specific information on how you can take advantage of this unique opportunity.

RSVP for either Saturday Tour by visiting the event calendar posting (see links above).

Information Sessions

Immediately following both the San Francisco and Oakland campus tours, enrollment counselors will lead a general undergraduate information session. Information sessions allow for visitors to learn more about CCA, ask questions, and benefit from the input of a larger group.

Monday and Friday information sessions are available at 11 a.m. (Oakland campus) and at 2:30 p.m. (San Francisco). RSVP is not required.

Virtual Information Sessions

Can't make it to campus? Participate in an online Webex Virtual Information Session. All students are invited to join an enrollment counselor online at 6 p.m. every Wednesday in March.

Transfer and second-degree students are invited to join an enrollment counselor online at 6 p.m. every Tuesday during March.

Please RSVP for a virtual information session in March.

Drop-In Financial Aid Visits

The Office of Financial Aid will be available for drop-in appointments with a financial aid counselor on both the San Francisco and Oakland campus every Monday and Friday during March.

Skype Call-Ins (International Students)

International students are encouraged to contact the Enrollment Services Office Monday through Friday at 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., and 4:30 p.m. (PST). General inquiries and current applicants are encouraged to participate. RSVP is not required. Skype: cca.admission

Presented as part of the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program

March 7, 2013 7:00 pm
Opening Day (Boston vs. New York), Yankee Stadium, New York, April 7, 1970

Phyllis Wattis Theater | San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) | 151 Third Street | San Francisco

RSVP required: gradoffice@cca.edu

Info: 415.551.9214 or gradoffice@cca.edu

Tod Papageorge began to photograph during his last semester at the University of New Hampshire, where he graduated in 1962 with a B.A. in English literature. In 1965 he moved to New York and was quickly accepted into a small circle of photographers engaged in transforming the documentary "style" of the medium into a poetic form driven more by subjective perception than journalistic literalism. During the 1970s he received two Guggenheim Fellowships and National Endowment for the Arts fellowship grants and, in 1979, after a decade of teaching in New York and at MIT and Harvard, was named the Walker Evans Professor at the Yale School of Art, where, until last year, he also held the position of director of graduate studies of photography. His work has been widely exhibited internationally, and is represented in more than 30 major public collections. It has also been published in three monographs. In 2009 Papageorge was a resident at the American Academy in Rome and, in 2010, he was awarded the Rome Commission in Photography. In 2011, Aperture published Core Curriculum, a collection of his writings on photography. In 2012 he was honored with the Lucie Award for documentary photography.

This lecture is presented in part by SFMOMA.

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

Presented as part of the spring Graduate Studies Symposium

March 7, 2013 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to the public
Info: 415.551.9237 or dmorini@cca.edu

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The legendary raucous rowdy performance gang Sister Spit, a lesbian-feminist spoken word and performance art collective, comes to CCA with a vanload of queer-centric brilliance! Sister Spit is a multimedia explosion of tastemakers, novelists, luminaries, chanteuses, performance artists, poets, and filmmakers.

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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Textiles Program Brown Bag Lecture

March 7, 2013 11:00 am–12:00 pm

<p>Textiles Studios, L3</p>
<p>Free and open to the public.</p>

A CURP/MFA/VCS collaboration

March 6, 2013, 7:15–8:45 pm

Graduate Center, San Francisco Campus
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Trapezoid in Hooper 3 + other locations

Free and open to the public
Info: mmartraire@cca.edu

The Invisible Art Lab is a place for artists to explore the notion of invisibility, where artists will discuss questions such as whether invisible is defined as what is not visible.

Join us as artists Daniel Bouthot, Marion Cousin, Lex Kosieradzki, Leora Lutz, Monte Masi, Zoe McCloskey, Omar Mismar, and Andrea Roberts will present their own perceptions of invisibility through performances, information, and sound and multimedia installations. Discussion to follow. This experiment will be more than what you might think!

This inaugural project is curated by Marie Martraire and Lauren O’Connell, both of whom are first-year Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice students.

About Invisible Art Lab

Each week several current Curatorial Practice students will curate their own event (exhibition, screening, performance, talk) in collaboration with Fine Arts and Visual and Critical Studies graduate program students.

March 6, 2013, 5:30–7:30 pm

Tecoah Bruce Gallery at the Oliver Art Center, Oakland Campus
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Info: 510.594.3642 or firstyear@cca.edu

This is the opening reception event for the Phase Forward: First Year Exhibition.

HearSay Reading Series

March 5, 2013 7:30 pm

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

Malena Watrous, a San Francisco native, is the author of the novel If You Follow Me (Harper Perennial 2010). The manuscript won the Michener-Copernicus Award, and the first section of the novel was runner-up in the Pirate's Alley/Faulkner contest. Her stories and essays have appeared in the Alaska Quarterly Review, the Believer, GlimmerTrain, the Massachussetts Review, Salon.com, StoryQuarterly, TriQuarterly, and elsewhere. She contributes regular book reviews to the San Francisco Chronicle and the New York Times.

She attended the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop on a Truman Capote Fellowship, and in 2002 she was the recipient of a Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University, followed by a Jones Lectureship. She now works for Stanford as a head instructor in the Online Writer's Workshop. Malena Watrous lives in San Francisco with her husband, Matt Schumaker, their son Max, and two cranky cats.

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!

March 5, 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: CCA Film faculty member Brook Hinton moderates this panel of artists and programmers, who will discuss challenges and strategies related to making, exhibiting, and distributing moving-image work in a continuously evolving “extra-theatrical” media landscape.

Panelists will include Sean Uyehara (programmer, San Francisco Film Society), Meghan O'Hara (filmmaker, CCA faculty, and co-director of In Country), Steve Polta (artistic director, San Francisco Cinematheque), and Anthony Discenza (media artist and CCA faculty).

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.

Ceramics Lecture Series

March 5, 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

Jennifer Brazelton's sculptures are multilayered, organic abstractions with a political bent. Her current work is inspired by the unique two-dimensional shapes of maps created by Benjamin D. Hennig's PhD research. These gridded population cartograms reflect the human landscape but also suggest abstracted insects, fish, and flora. Brazelton was intrigued by the possibility of sculpting these shapes and Hennig was enthusiastic about creating a cross-pollination of the arts and sciences. Images of her sculpted cartograms have been included in several of his lectures, including a presentation to Population Special Group at the 2012 meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) in New York.

Senior Exhibition — Community Arts

March 5–9, 2013

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

Senior Exhibition — Individualized Major

March 5–9, 2013

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

Architecture Lecture Series

March 4, 2013 7:00 pm

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

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Teddy Cruz was born in Guatemala City. He has been recognized internationally for his urban research of the Tijuana-San Diego border. In 1991 he received the prestigious Rome Prize in Architecture and in 2005 he was the first recipient of the James Stirling Memorial Lecture on the City Prize.

His work has been profiled in important publications, including the New York Times, Domus and Harvard Design Magazine. In 2008 he represented the United States in the Venice Architecture Biennale, and his work was recently included in the Small Scale, Big Change exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

He is currently a professor in public culture and urbanism in the Visual Arts Department at UC San Diego, where he co-founded CUE / Center for Urban Ecologies.

He obtained a master in design studies degree from Harvard University in 1997 and established his research-based architecture practice in San Diego in 2000.

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 – Painting/Drawing

March 4–9, 2013

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

Senior Exhibition – Painting/Drawing

March 4–9, 2013

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

Senior Exhibition — Individualized Major

March 4–9, 2013

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

March 4–8, 2013

Tecoah Bruce Gallery at the Oliver Art Center, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wed., Mar. 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m. (closed Wed. morning)
Info: 510.594.3642 or firstyear@cca.edu

Phase Forward is a thematic show of works by CCA art, design, and architecture students in their first year of undergraduate study. The exhibition is juried by students in CCA’s Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice and is intended to engage and challenge first-year students in presenting their work to the public.

Come see what ideas and issues are central to CCA’s newest makers.

Curated by Denali Schmidt

March 4–9, 2013

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

Featured Artists

Jane Gehrke
Henri Broyard
Andrea Bergen
Sarah Kim
Leinaala Lau
Morell cutler
Esteban Partida/Ayala
Saif Azzuz

March 2, 2013 10:30 am–5:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Info: craftforward@cca.edu or craftforward.org

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CCA and the American Craft Council copresent an all-day symposium that explores the influence of the next generation of makers on the marketplace and crossover strategies for leaving the academic environment.

Craft Forward-ing builds on the momentum of 2011’s symposium Craft Forward and continues the college’s ongoing commitment to furthering dialogues around contemporary craft practice.

Confirmed Speakers

The symposium will feature guest speakers to address such topics as creative entrepreneurship, working in multiple worlds (from the gallery to social engagement to the marketplace), and how craft processes can feed diverse and sustainable practices.

Visit the Craft Forward website for program and event details as they develop.

The American Craft Council is a national, nonprofit educational organization founded in 1943 by Aileen Osborn Webb. The mission of the Council is to promote understanding and appreciation of contemporary craft.

Presented by the Interaction Design Program

March 1, 2013 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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PLEASE NOTE THIS LECTURE IS BEING RESCHEDULED. CHECK BACK HERE FOR UPDATES.

Info: 415.703.9504 or ixd@cca.edu

Dave Malouf is an interaction designer with close to 20 years experience designing at the crossroads of technology, people and business. Currently he is working on a new start-up called Peer Loft. Peer Loft is building an online collaboration platform that brings the workings of the design studio work environment into the digital space to amplify a design studio's member's creativity.

Before going independent and entrepreneur, Malouf was a professor of interaction design in the Industrial Design Department of Savannah College of Art & Design. He was a senior interaction designer for Motorola, where he designed software, webware, and hardware interactions and interfaces. He is also one of the primary founders and the first vice president of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA).

Presented by the Writers Series (MFA Program in Writing)

March 1, 2013, 7:00–9:00 pm

Writers’ Studio, San Francisco Campus
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195 De Haro at 15th Street
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More info: David Morini, dmorini@cca.edu or 415.551.9237

Writers Remembered is a unique program that was developed at the San Francisco Public Library around 2000 as a way to allow both writers and the general reading public honor as well as attain some form of closure for the loss of writers, both local and national, year by year.

Writers Remembered is em-cee'd mainly by Gerald Nicosia with occasional cohosts or helpers.

The main feature is the match-up between tribute-giver and deceased writer; often times the writer is memorialized by a personal acquaintance or friend or partner, or by someone who had a deep love or appreciation of the person's work.

Please join us for tributes given to John Updike, Larry Gelbart, Roberto Valenza, J. D. Salinger, Leslie Scalapino, Peter Orlovsky, Vance Bourjaily, Theodore Sorensen, Harold Norse, Lenore Kandel, Janine Pommy Vega, Victor Martinez, Ira Cohen, Karla Andersdatter, Henry Carlisle Jr., Scott Wannberg, Mel Clay, Christopher Hitchens, Adrienne Rich, Carlos Fuentes, Ray Bradbury, Gore Vidal, and others.

Tributes given by Jason Roberts, Jody Weiner, Terry Tarnoff, Sharon Doubiago, Gerald Nicosia, Yasmin Mogul, Tom Barbash, Todd Swindell, Steve Sanfield, Anne Marino, Tate Swindell, Marc Olmsted, Rosemary Manno, Gloria Frym, Caroline Goodwin, and others.

March 1, 2013, 6:00–8:00 pm

Wattis Institute, San Francisco Campus
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This is the reception event for the Cinematic Moments exhibition at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts.

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.

March 1–30, 2013

Wattis Institute, San Francisco Campus
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New location! 360 Kansas Street (between 16th and 17th Streets)
Reception: Friday, March 1, 2013, 6-8 pm
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Cinematic Moments is the first exhibition in an annual series titled The Order of Things drawn from the Kadist Art Foundation Collection. The exhibition aims to break down the structure and production of cinema -- specifically film, an important facet of California culture—into stages that are normally obscured.

Cinematic Moments asks what type of knowledge an exhibition is capable of producing, particularly as an exploration of the workings of a preexisting form of production -- a form that is directly related to the culture of its California surroundings. Cinematic Moments is constructed as an architecture that invites the viewer to step inside a moment in time.

The exhibition begins with a small book by the artist John Miller, who is based in New York and Berlin. His works, which range from painting to installation, are often critical yet humorous recapitulations of images and sets from iconic American films and television programs. It is a series of prosaically written descriptions of moments Miller deems cinematic.

Often no longer than five sentences in length, the descriptions range from a solicitous internal monologue to illustrations of specific visual scenes and emotional states. They are often mundane, yet strikingly real. Miller’s book collides individual moments such as scenes from a film, one negative after another, through simple juxtaposition.

Featured Artists

Mauricio Ancalmo, Erick Beltrán, David Berezin, Yoan Capote, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Nathaniel Dorsky, Haris Epaminonda, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Charles Gaines, Ryan Gander, Loris Gréaud, Jiří Kovanda, Benoît Maire, Koki Tanaka, Ian Wallace, Haegue Yang

Cinematic Moments is curated by A. Will Brown (MA Curatorial Practice 2012). Brown earned his bachelor’s degree in art history and psychology from Goucher College.

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.

March 1, 2013 11:30 am–3:30 pm

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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The Career Expo at California College of the Arts is a private job fair aimed specifically at CCA's student and alumni community of artists, writers, designers, and thinkers as well as the potential employers who value them. The exclusive event is open to all CCA students and alumni.

The Expo is an opportunity for students and alumni to make face-to-face connections with creative industry leaders. Attendees receive invaluable information about potential internships, part- and full-time positions, freelance work, and more!

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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 — 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 — 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.

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 – 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.

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 — 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.

Residential Life Group Exhibition

February 25–March 9, 2013

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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Presented by the Illustration Program

February 25–March 2, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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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!

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.
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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.

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.