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Presented by CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts

December 14, 2013 7:30 pm

360 Kansas Street

Free and open to the public

More info: Jesi Khadivi, jkhadivi@cca.edu

To celebrate the closing of City of Disappearances, the current exhibition at the Wattis Institute, French photographer and filmmaker Michel Auder will discuss selections from his archives, sharing reflections on his practice alongside short videos.

Auder’s videos manifest as intimate portraits of people and places and reflect on both the relationships between individuals as well as the various settings they occupy.

He views his video camera as an appendage more than a tool; it is an integral part of his identity. For decades, he has used it to record daily life on thousands of hours of videotape, amassing a vast trove of imagery that he constantly updates, revisits, and reworks into individual works.

His well-known video, Chelsea Girls with Andy Warhol, which he shot between 1971-6, has become a seminal document of New York in this era.

His work has recently been screened at Portikus, Frankfurt/Main; Kunsthalle Basel; Cultureguest, Lisbon; and dOCUMENTA (13).

Auder lives and works in Brooklyn.

December 13, 2013, 7:00–10:00 pm

Tecoah Bruce Gallery at the Oliver Art Center, Oakland Campus
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Free and open to the public
More info: Molly Mitchell, mmitchell@cca.edu, 510.594.3712

Join us for this one-night-only presentation of art and technology from several undergraduate and graduate course.

December 12, 2013, 6:30–8:30 pm

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80 Carolina Street, Room 101
Free and open to the public

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

Calling all rule-breakers and upstarts! CCA's Fellows Program is on the hunt for another boundary-pushing cohort of senior managers and professionals ready to jump to the next level in driving innovation and change in 2014.

Join alumni, faculty, and staff and learn how just 6 weekends can supercharge your creative leadership skills to transform your work -- and your life.

We deliver serious results for a positive change. By design.

HearSay Reading Series

December 11, 2013 7:30 pm
Humble Pie vol. 9 . . . Get it while it's hot!

Nahl Hall, Oakland Campus
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5212 Broadway (at College Avenue)
Free and open to the public

Contact: 510.597.3709 or humblepie@cca.edu

Humble Pie is CCA’s undergraduate literary arts journal. We publish poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual art by undergraduate students in the Bay Area.

This event will include readings and performances by the writers and artists featured in Humble Pie Volume 9.

December 11, 2013, 7:00–10:00 pm

PLAySPACE, San Francisco Campus
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Paulette Long / Shepard Pollack Grad Student Gallery
Free and open to the public

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

PLAySPACE will be hosting studio visits around the concept of "An Artist walks into a Bar . . .", highlighting artists who incorporate humor in their practice. The six featured artists (see below) will each have an opportunity to introduce their work and engage in conversation with the visitors.

The tour begins with Lisa Jonas's installation in the PLAy[satellite]SPACE, located to the left of the security desk in the Nave.

After the tour, join us at Thee Parkside for a related conversation

Schedule

7:00 p.m. Lisa Jonas (PLAy[satellite]SPACE)
7:30 p.m. Micah Wood (Hooper 1, Studio 66)
7:45 p.m. Calen Barca-Hall (Hooper 2, Studio 45)
8:00 p.m. Melissa Miller (Hooper 3, Studio 30)
8:15 p.m. Susannah Dotson (Hooper 3, Studio 4)
8:30 p.m. Annie Hagar (Hooper 3, Studio 11)
9:00 p.m. Conversation (Thee Parkside at 1600 17th Street)

Learn more about PLAySPACE »

Senior Exhibition — Ceramics

December 10–14, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, December 11, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Jacqui Jacques, Senior Exhibition — Textiles

December 10–14, 2013
Jacqui Jacques

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Interdisciplinary Works Exploring Feminist Art Strategies

December 10–14, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, December 11, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Presented by the Film Program

December 10, 2013 7:15 am

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 6:30-7:15 p.m. (Production Stage)
Free and open to the public

More info: John Jenkins, jjenkins@cca.edu

Please join us for our fall film screening, featuring brand new work from our Directing, Senior Projects, Writing for the Moving Image, and MFA in Film students, followed by an open screening of even more exciting film work from the CCA Film community!

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

December 9–14, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, December 10, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Photography

December 9–14, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, December 10, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Glass

December 9–14, 2013

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, December 11, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Furniture Exhibition

December 9–14, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, December 10, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

A series of conceptual furniture and objects that are "ghosted." Ghosted in the sense of whether or not the objects are structural or just simply an obstructed image of the object.

December 9–12, 2013

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Thursday, Dec. 12, 6 p.m.
Rear of Nave
Hours: Mon-Thurs., Dec. 9-12, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Join CCA's entire Illustration Program to view and celebrate the work of our senior Illustration class.

This exhibit is the result of the Illustration 6: Thesis course, the final in a series required for Illustration majors. In it, each student picks a topic and produces 12 to 15 images that explore the topic in depth.

The result is a personal statement and a unified portfolio demonstrating the absolute best the student has to offer at the time of graduation.

A collaboration between ENGAGE at CCA and We Players

December 7, 2013, 6:00–7:00 pm

SF Maritime National Historical Park | 2905 Hyde St. | San Francisco 94109

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Free and open to the public

More info: Ben Wood, benwood@alum.mit.edu, 415.515.8390

ENGAGE at CCA students from the interdisciplinary studio course Locative Media, taught by faculty member Benjamin Wood, culminate the semester with a video projection onto the sails of the 120-year-old Alma, a wooden-hulled scow schooner built in 1891, which is situated at the San Francisco Maritime historic pier on Hyde Street.

CCA students will beam their projectors onto the sails of the Alma schooner to reveal the unique video works.

Based loosely on the poem "Rime of the Ancient Mariner," and using one-of-a-kind material retrieved from filmmaker Craig Baldwin's vault, this will be a one-off event and solo opportunity to witness projection and maritime worlds collide with past and future.

About the Locative Media Course

Combining digital video production and onsite projection techniques, the emerging practice of projection offers media makers the opportunity to directly insinuate their work within architectural space, its objects, and surroundings.

Students learn essential software techniques and gain practical experience setting up projections in unique locations.

In connection with this media component, students conduct a series of urban research experiments designed to introduce multiple methods of critical investigation and engagement for their selected areas of projection.

Learn more about We Players »

Presented by the Writers Series (MFA Program in Writing)

December 6, 2013 4:30 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

Note: This event has been rescheduled for February 21, 2014.

Max Posner’s plays include The Thing About Air Travel, The Famished, Gun Logistics, Snore (and other sorts of breathing), and Judy.

His plays have been staged and developed at Playwrights Horizons, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Page 73, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Soho Rep, Clubbed Thumb, The Hangar Theatre, Curious Theatre Company, and Production Workshop.

Posner was the 2012 P73 Playwriting Fellow, a 2013 MacDowell Colony Fellow, and is an alum of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab.

He received the Weston Award for playwriting and the Heideman Award from Actor's Theatre of Louisville.

Posner is currently a member of Ars Nova's Playgroup and is working on a commission for South Coast Rep. He has led playwriting workshops with inmates in Rhode Island, high schoolers in Nebraska, elementary schoolers in Hell's Kitchen, and youth in Kenya's Kibera slum.

He is a graduate of Brown University and is a Lila Acheson Wallace fellow at The Juilliard School.

Max was born and raised in Denver and lives in Brooklyn.

Presented by CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts

December 5, 2013, 7:15–8:15 pm
"City of Disappearances," Enrique Metinides, Untitled, 1990

350 Kansas Street, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to the public

More info: wattis@cca.edu or 415.355.9670

Brian Conley is a faculty member in CCA's Graduate Program in Fine Arts Program.

About Wattis Small Talks

In fall 2013 the CCA Wattis Institute continues its public program of Small Talks, a mini-lecture series for CCA students and faculty as well as the wider Bay Area public.

The intent is to prompt dialogue and connect the artistic practices and research concerns of CCA faculty with the themes of the exhibition City of Disappearances.

Presented by MFA in Film as part of the Graduate Studies Lecture Series

December 5, 2013 7:00 pm
Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Note: This lecture has been canceled. We regret any inconvenience.

The director and actress Amy Seimetz and the critic and programmer Miriam Bale will discuss Glenn Close’s role in the film Fatal Attraction (1987) as the end of a certain kind of explosive female performance and the birth of the new, muted, passive, urban working woman in American cinema.

Fatal Attraction, initially imagined as exploring feminist themes, was upon its release greeted with both feminist identification and feminist outrage; the latter came most notably from Susan Faludi in an essay later included in her 1991 book Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women. In conversation, Seimetz and Bale will explore this feminist confusion in both historical and personal contexts.

Seimetz acted in the films Tiny Furniture (2010) and Upstream Color (2013), and she has appeared several times in AMC’s television crime drama The Killing. Her directorial debut, Sun Don’t Shine, was released to international acclaim in 2012. Miriam Bale has written criticism for Film Comment, the NY Daily News, and the New York Times, and is the founder of Joan’s Digest, a feminist film quarterly.

About the 2013-14 Graduate Studies Lecture Series

Each lecture is premised on the notion of "signal years." Each invited speaker will address a year of significance in his or her field or practice and link it to related transformations in the broader realms of politics and culture.

Presented by the MFA in Film program

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

Presented by the Alumni Association

December 5, 2013, 6:00–8:00 pm

Free and open to the CCA alumni community only
Student and Faculty Service Center, 80 Carolina, Room 101

More info: alumni@cca.edu or 415.703.9595

The CCA Alumni Association invites alumni to attend a panel of representatives from five local businesses founded and cofounded by fellow CCA graduates.

Speakers will discuss the challenges and successes faced while founding their own companies and address how they've been able to leverage their arts education.

Attendees are encouraged to bring questions and participate in the discussion. Note: Space is limited.

Panelists

  • Jay and Rie Dion (both MFA 2010) of Atelier Dion
  • Janine Lee (Fashion Design 2010)
  • Aretha Sack (Painting/Drawing 2010) of Floss Gloss
  • Ardy Sobhani (MBA Design Strategy 2012) of Oru Kayak
  • Matt Dick (Individualized Major 1997) of Small Trade Company
  • Analisa Goodin (MA Visual and Critical Studies 2008) of Visual Catch

Presented by CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts

December 5, 2013, 4:00–7:00 pm

350 Kansas Street, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to the public

More info: Rita Sobreiro Souther, rsouther@cca.edu, 415.355.9673

Celebrate the launch of Art Practical's thematic issue on readership produced by students in CCA's graduate programs in Visual and Critical Studies, Curatorial Practice, and the MFA Program in Writing in partnership with the journal Art Practical and the ENGAGE at CCA program, Center for Art and Public Life, and California College of the Arts.

The following contributors will read selections from their work:

Susan Gevirtz
Erica Gomez
Emily Holmes
Vanessa Kauffman
Anton Stueber

Refreshments will be provided.

December 4–12, 2013

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

Wednesday, December 4 (The Nave)
Noon-3 p.m. // BArch Studio 0
T. Jason Anderson
2-7 p.m. // MArch Studio 1
Antje Steinmuller, Chris Roach

Friday, December 6 (The Nave)
9 a.m.-1 p.m. // BArch Studio 1
Mark Donohue, Randolph Ruiz, Robert Shepherd, Kristen Sidell
2-8 p.m. // MArch Studio 3
Neal Schwartz, Ian Dunn, Darell Fields
3-7 p.m. // BArch Studio 3
T. Jason Anderson, Kristen Smith, Matt Hutchinson, Adam Marcus, Andrew Kudless

Saturday, December 7 (The Nave)
10 a.m.-6 p.m. // Advanced Studios + CBD Reviews
CAM /// Creative Architecture Machines
Jason Kelly Johnson, Michael Shiloh
WorkPlace >< City Space: Transformative Synthesis
Craig Scott
MUMI (Metabolic Urbanism Mare Island)
David Fletcher, Neeraj Bhatia
Misrepresentation Studio
Brian Price
Alt PX: Alternative Exchange at the Edge
Lisa Findley, Mark Jensen (Jensen Architects), Steve Huegli (Jensen Architects)
Migration/Memory/Settlement
Margaret Ikeda, Evan Jones
Architecture of Exploration and Discovery
Oblio Jenkins, Peter Anderson

Sunday, December 8 (The Nave)
9 a.m.-1 p.m. // Interior Design Studio 1 + Interior Design Studio 3
Margo Majewska, Ivan Chabra + Alan Tse
9 a.m.-6 p.m. // Advanced Interdisciplinary Studios
Surface Effects
Cathrine Veikos
Smart Spaces
Chip Minnick, Eva Papadimitriou
2-6 p.m. // Materiality & Space 1 + Materiality & Space 3
Megan Werner, Thomas Ryan + Rebecca Katkin

Wednesday, December 11 (Boardroom)
3-9 p.m. // MArch Thesis Talks
Nataly Gattegno, Chris Falliers, Thom Faulders

Thursday, December 12
8-11:30 a.m. // MArch Thesis Talks (Graduate Center 7)
Nataly Gattegno, Chris Falliers, Thom Faulders
12:30-3:30 p.m. // MArch Thesis Talks (Timken Lecture Hall Reception Area)
Nataly Gattegno, Chris Falliers, Thom Faulders

Design by CCA Sputnik design studio

Presented by the Graduate Program in Design

December 3, 2013, 7:00–8:00 pm
The walk-around sleeping bag is one of Tae Kim's designs

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Timken reception area from 6 to 7 p.m.
Free and open to the Public

More info: Estee Eliasoph, eeliasoph@cca.edu, 415.551.9352

Tae Kim founded Alite Designs. He grew up in Alaska, and we think the prolonged periods of long days and longer nights may have loosened a few screws in his skull.

As a young man, when Kim wasn’t trying to win a date with one of the only three women living in Alaska, he was following his crazy Alaskan uncle on expeditions into the wilderness. (Think Grizzly Man with a twist of Mr. Rogers, and you have an idea of Kim’s uncle.)

These education trips into nature were the genesis of his love for the outdoors. In order to encourage this same passion in others, Kim started designing for the outdoor market. He spent eight years as design director for The North Face before starting Alite Designs.

The idea behind Alite is to encourage easy outdoor activity that doesn’t require a passport, all-weather apparel, and sharp metal objects for scaling death-defying gradients. If the outdoor activity proves more difficult than finding a beach, setting up a chair, and popping the top on a longneck, then Alite generally steers clear.

As creative director, Kim conceives and oversees all product design for Alite.

Though Alite has only been producing products for three years, you can already observe the influence of Kim’s designs in the outdoor market through the proliferation of walk-around sleeping bags to ultra lightweight, collapsible furniture.

Kim is also founder and creative director for Boreas Gear, an adventure backpack and gear company also based in San Francisco.

Senior Exhibition — Individualized Major

December 3–7, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, December 4, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Glass

December 3–7, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, December 4, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

December 3–7, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Senior Exhibition — Photography

December 3–7, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, December 4, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Presented by the Textiles Program

December 3, 2013 11:00 am–12:00 pm

Textiles Studio (Room L3)
Free and open to the public

Dr. Padmini Balaram is a textile designer, artist, researcher, and professor of design at Silpa-Sadana, Sriniketan, Visva-Bhaarati University, in West Bengal, India. Her expertise is the eco-friendly, sustainable materials such as natural dyes and natural fibers of India, Japan, China, South Korea, Thailand, and Uzbekistan.

She is currently in the United States as a Fulbright-Nehru visiting lecturer fellow to teach the use of Indian natural dyes at the University of Nebraska.

Dr. Balaram lectures on the culture of indigo and natural dyeing in India.

December 2–7, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Wed., Dec. 4, 6-8 p.m.
Free and open to the public

More info: industrialdesign@cca.edu, 415.703.9504

Industrial Design's 2013 Junior Review exhibition showcases foundational and developing work from 44 emerging Industrial Design students.

Join us at the reception to meet this fresh talent!

Senior Exhibition — Individualized Major

December 2–7, 2013

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, December 4, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Illustrations

December 2–14, 2013

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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Photography Lecture Series

December 2, 2013 11:00 am–12:00 pm
"Moon Wave"

Ralls Painting Studio
Free and open to the public

More info: Josef Jacques, jjacques@cca.edu, 510.594.3718

Letha Wilson's artwork uses photographs and materials from the natural landscape as a starting point for interpretation and confrontation.

The ability for a photograph to transport the viewer is both called upon and questioned; sculptural intervention attempts to compensate for the photograph’s failure to encompass the physical site it represents.

Landscape photography as a genre is approached with equal parts reverence and skepticism.

Wilson attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2009, and her artwork has been shown at many venues, including Art in General, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Socrates Sculpture Park, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, and the Essl Museum of Contemporary Art (Austria).

Wilson's work has been reviewed in Artforum, Art in America, the New York Times, the New Yorker, among others.

Wilson has been awarded artist residencies at Yaddo, The Farpath Foundation (France), Santa Fe Art Institute, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, and most recently the Headlands Center for the Arts. She has recently been awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Photography, and a Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant for 2014.

Wilson received her BFA from Syracuse University and her MFA from Hunter College in New York.

She lives and works in New York.

Watch a video featuring Letha Wilson »

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.