CCA Events

Bring your portfolio and questions, meet with graduate faculty from CCA and more than 30 other art, design, and architecture schools.

October 26, 2013, 12:00–4:00 pm

CalArts, 24700 McBean Pkwy, Valencia, CA 91355

Contact telephone for this event 661.255.1050

CCA will participate in five Graduate Portfolio Days around the country. These events are opportunities for prospective MFA and MArch students to get immediate feedback on their portfolios as suited to admission to a graduate course of study. In addition, students can learn more about the curriculum, faculty, application procedures, and other information from a number of schools across the country.

Please RSVP for this event by selecting Graduate National Portfolio Days on the Admissions Calendar.

October 26, 2013 9:00 am–4:30 pm

This event takes place on both campuses: Oakland and San Francisco.

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

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

Oakland

8:45-10 a.m.
Campus tours

9-10 a.m.
Check-in and portfolio reviews

10-10:45 a.m.
Campus welcome

11-11:30 a.m.
First-year experience, transferring your credit, applying for spring 2014

11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Housing open house (Clifton Hall only)

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Campus tours, Macky Hall (departing every 15 minutes)
Studio visits with faculty
Animation, Ceramics, Community Arts, Glass, Jewelry / Metal Arts, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textiles, Visual Studies, and Writing and Literature

12:30-1 p.m.
First-year admission and financial aid, transfer / second degree admission

1:15 p.m.
Board shuttle to San Francisco campus (limited seating available*)

San Francisco

2-2:30 p.m.
Campus tours

2:30-3:15 p.m.
Campus welcome

3:15-4 p.m.
Studio visits with faculty
Architecture, Fashion Design, Film, Furniture, Graphic Design, Illustration, Industrial Design, Interaction Design, Interior Design, Painting/Drawing

3:15-4 p.m.
Campus tours

3:15-4:30 p.m.
Portfolio review

4:00-4:30 p.m.
First-year admission and financial aid, transfer / second degree admission (East 2)

4:30 p.m.
Board bus for return to Oakland campus (limited seating available*)

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

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

RSVP recommended »

For additional admissions events, see our Admissions Events calendar.

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

A two-day summit at UC Berkeley and CCA's San Francisco campus

October 25–26, 2013
Day 1 (UC Berkeley); Day 2 (CCA SF campus)

Graduate Center, San Francisco Campus
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Graduate Center, GC4 (Saturday, October 26, only -- from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m .)
Registration required

More info: Sue Ellen Stone, sstone@cca.edu, 415.551.9239

On Friday, October 25, in Berkeley, and Saturday, October 26, in San Francisco, the Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice at California College of the Arts (CCA) is joining with the Arts Research Center (ARC) at UC Berkeley to host a live streaming of the Creative Time Summit in New York.

About Creative Time Summit

The Creative Time Summit is an annual conference in New York that brings together cultural producers -- including artists, critics, writers, and curators -- to discuss how their work engages pressing issues affecting our world.

The 2013 Creative Time Summit sets its sights on Art, Place & Dislocation in the 21st Century City and the fact that culture, for good or bad, is an active ingredient in the construction and shaping of the contemporary city. Tapping into widespread debate on this issue, this year’s summit provides a global platform for consideration of the trials, tribulations, artistic practices, campaigns, theories, and practicalities that accompany this phenomenon.

As the active role of culture in the city gains traction not only with artists but also with architects, city planners, philanthropists, and developers -- from eye-popping monumental sculpture to arts districts to battles over eviction and squatting -- this year’s summit provides a timely opportunity to debate and consider a variety of artistic approaches to this contemporary condition.

Visit the Creative Time Summit Schedule for full list of speakers »

Live streaming from New York
The live-stream event will provide a collective viewing experience for Bay Area artists, curators, scholars, and activists who are concerned with arts and social change. In addition to viewing the talks and panels from New York, participants will have access to local responses and face-to-face small-group discussions.

Friday, October 25, at UC Berkeley

Join professors Shannon Jackson (Rhetoric/Performance Studies), Anne Walsh (Art Practice), Margaret Crawford (Architecture), Lauren Kroiz (History of Art), and other UC Berkeley moderators at the Townsend Center for Day 1 of the Creative Time Summit.

Summit presenters Rick Lowe, Gregory Sholette, Kelly Anderson, Chido Govera, and Lara Almarcegui will also join the group throughout days 1 and 2 via live stream.

Time: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location: The Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities, Geballe Room
University of California, Berkeley
220 Stephens Hall
Refreshments will be provided; registration required (please see details below)

Saturday, October 26, at CCA's SF Campus

Join CCA Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice chair Leigh Markopoulos, Kristina Lee Podesva, Andrew Weiner, Katy Crocker, Irina Contreras, and Daniel Bouthot at CCA's San Francisco campus for Day 2 of the Creative Time Summit.

Time: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location: Hooper Graduate Center, Room GC4
California College of the Arts, San Francisco campus
Refreshments will be provided; registration required (please see details below)

About Registration

Important Note: To register, we ask that you sign up online through the EventBrite event page, and that you submit one paragraph (no more than 500 words) that touches upon the topics relevant to the 2013 Summit theme -- Art, Place & Dislocation in the 21st Century City.

This is not an abstract, per se, but rather a discursive offering to the group to galvanize our collective thinking prior to the live event. (You are welcome to include links and or photos as well.)

Paragraphs will be posted to the ARC Muses blog before the event, and we ask that participants read each other's reflections beforehand.

Send blog posts to ucb_arts@berkeley.edu by Friday, October 18. We also encourage you to browse through the Creative Time Summit Reader as an overview for the day.

Work from Aaron Terry's Print Course

October 22–November 2, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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<p><strong>Reception: Wednesday, October 23, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.</strong></p>

Group Exhibiition

October 22–November 2, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, October 23, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Group Exhibition

October 21–November 2, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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<p><strong>Reception: Tuesday, October 22, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.</strong></p>

October 21–November 2, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public

Locality and Global Discourse is an international exhibition resulting from an exchange between California College of the Arts and Istanbul Marmara University, Turkey.

Co-curated by Mariella Poli at CCA & Inci Deniz Ilgin, Meltem Eti Proto at Marmara University.

CCA Participants

Jaime Bernal
I-Fan Chung
Will P. Giovacchini
Christopher D. Griffin
Alan M. Hayes
Lauren E. Hill
Yu-Ching Hsu
Brian C .Leach
Candice Meierdirk
Mateen Mortazavi
Christine M. Rode
Misaki Sano
Tingru Yang

Marmara Participants

Anday Türkmen
Ebru Kuyak
Ilayda karabatak
Sayat Tulumciyan

Group Exhibition

October 21–November 2, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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<p><strong>Reception: Tuesday, October 22, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.</strong></p>

An Exhibition Celebrating His Life

October 21–26, 2013

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Exhibition reception and community gathering: Friday, October 25, 5 – 8 p.m.

Denali Schmidt was a beloved member of the CCA community and recent graduate in BFA Painting/Drawing. This exhibition presents a selection of his work in honor of his art and life.

Masks and Costumes

October 14–26, 2013

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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October 9–November 1, 2013

Tecoah Bruce Gallery at the Oliver Art Center, Oakland Campus
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Opening Reception: Oct. 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Gallery hours: Tues.-Fri., 1-4:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public
Contact: Christina La Sala, clasala@cca.edu

"Please join the Individualized Program for B L U E, our 2013 exhibition, at the Oliver Art Center on the Oakland campus.

Related Events

Join us October 23, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., in the Oliver Art Center for an evening of performances and screenings.

Friday, November 1, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., there's a release party for Material, an Individualized Major publication.

A collaborative exhibition with the Museum of Craft and Design

September 21–November 3, 2013

Museum of Craft and Design | 2569 Third Street (between 22nd & 23rd)

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Admission: Free for current CCA students with valid ID September 21-January 5; $8 (general admission): $6 (seniors & students); $5 (children 12 and under); free first Tues. of the month
Museum Hours: Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat.: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thurs.: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday: noon-5 p.m.; (closed on Mondays)

Info: Jen Sikora at jsikora@cca.edu

California College of the Arts (CCA) is pleased to collaborate with our friends at the Museum of Craft and Design (MCD) for this exhibition that showcases the work of a select group of exceptionally talented Interior Design students.

The museum has extended special free admission for CCA students with valid ID September 21-January 5, 2014.

Focused on design, materials, constructs and atmospheres, the Young Designer’s Show will feature the best of the year’s projects: drawings, renderings, lighting and furniture designs, models, and full-scale material explorations and prototypes.

"The Museum of Craft and Design (MCD) is one of North America’s few institutions dedicated to contemporary practices in craft and design," explains Interior Design chair Cathrine Veikos. "I am so delighted that in April of this year, the Museum of Craft and Design opened a new facility at 2569 Third Street. Even more exciting is the fact that it was designed by CCA alum Gary Hutton (BFA Environmental Studies 1975) and the McCall Design Group."

The Young Designer’s Show 2013: CCA Interior Design Program will coincide with MCD’s New West Coast Design 2 exhibition, which opens October 26, 2013.

Veikos adds: "Museum members and invited designers will celebrate the show on the evening of October 25 to coincide with the MCD’s exciting upcoming exhibition New West Coast Design 2, which will also feature work from CCA faculty members. From the innovative experimentation in studio courses at CCA to the cutting edge of the design profession, the MCD-CCA community connection makes it visible and tangible."

"There is strength in numbers and there is strength in high-quality work no matter what the project or institution may be," says JoAnn Edwards, executive director of the Museum of Craft and Design. "It's our pleasure to join our friends at CCA in creating ongoing opportunities for collaboration, partnership, and artistic excellence in our neighborhood, creating a lively and committed foundation for place-making."

Guest curated by CCA faculty members Megan Werner and Margo Majewska with assistance from CCA Interior Design students.

About the Museum of Craft and Design

The Museum of Craft and Design (MCD) is an environment for experiencing innovative contemporary work in craft and design that engages the community while stimulating the creative potential in peoples’ lives. MCD strives to encourage greater awareness and appreciation of the international scope of craft and design to audiences of all ages through innovative exhibitions and related educational programming.

Learn more »

Exhibitions and programs generously supported by the Windgate Charitable Foundation and Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.

Presented by the CCA Wattis Institute

September 10–December 14, 2013
Enrique Metinides, Mexico City, May 25, 1971; courtesy the artist and the Zabludowicz Collection

Wattis Institute, San Francisco Campus
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New location! 360 Kansas Street (between 16th and 17th Streets)
Reception: Tues., Sept. 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Gallery hours: Tues.-Fri., noon-7 p.m.; Sat., noon-5 p.m.; closed Sun. and Mon.
Info: 415.355.9673

City of Disappearances focuses on the city as material, site, and situation for the contemporary lived experience. It will feature works from two important collections: the Kadist Art Foundation (located in San Francisco and Paris) and the Zabludowicz Collection (located in London, New York, and Sarvisalo, Finland).

The show is curated by Joseph del Pesco, director of the Kadist Art Foundation and CCA Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice alum, and Elizabeth Neilson, director of the Zabludowicz Collection.

Featured Artists

Michel Auder
Slater Bradley
Martin Boyce
Philip-Lorca diCorcia
John Menick
Enrique Metinides
Yelena Popova
Amie Siegel
Kelley Walker

City of Disappearances involves three distinct but integrated elements: a solo display devoted to one artist from each collection, a new installation of works drawn from both collections, and a room in which artworks of different mediums are shown together.

From the Kadist Art Foundation there is Berlin Remake (2005) by the New York-based artist Amie Siegel; this two-channel work juxtaposes preexisting films of Berlin with contemporary footage of the same locations, presenting a ghostly portrait of a city that has been a prominent protagonist in world conflict.

From the Zabludowicz Collection comes a selection of hard-hitting reportage captured by Enrique Metinides, a Mexico City-based photographer, between 1949 and 1995.

The show will include a newly configured sculptural installation by the Scottish artist Martin Boyce; the work is appearing for the first time in San Francisco. Boyce references architectural and modernist design and materials to create environments that blend functionality and aesthetics, to uncanny effect.

There will be video, painting, and photography by Slater Bradley, Yelena Popova, and Kelley Walker from the Zabludowicz Collection and Michel Auder, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, and John Menick from the Kadist Art Foundation.

Visit wattis.org for current information concerning related programs and events.

City of Disappearances is supported by the Zabludowicz Collection and the Kadist Art Foundation.

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.