CCA Events

HearSay Reading Series

Wednesday, March 12, 7:30–9:00 pm

Nahl Hall, Oakland Campus
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Free and open to the public
5212 Broadway (at College Avenue)
Contact: 510.597.3709 or humblepie@cca.edu

Join us for a reading with novelist Valerie Miner, the award-winning author of 14 books, including her latest novel, Traveling with Spirits (Livingston Press 2013) and student readings by Colin Partch and Michael Gallagher.

Other novels by Miner include After Eden, Range of Light, A Walking Fire, Winter’s Edge, Blood Sisters, All Good Women, Movement: A Novel in Stories, and Murder in the English Department.

Her short-fiction books include Abundant Light, The Night Singers, and Trespassing. Her collection of essays is Rumors from the Cauldron: Selected Essays, Reviews and Reportage.

Miner’s work has appeared in the Georgia Review, Salmagundi, New Letters, Ploughshares, the Village Voice, Prairie Schooner, the Gettysburg Review, Conditions, the T.L.S., the Women’s Review of Books, the Nation, and other journals.

Her stories and essays are published in more than 60 anthologies. Her collaborative work includes books, museum exhibits as well as theater. A number of her pieces has been dramatized on BBC Radio 4.

She has won fellowships and awards from The Rockefeller Foundation, The McKnight Foundation, The NEA, The Jerome Foundation, The Heinz Foundation, The Australia Council Literary Arts Board, and numerous other sources. She has had Fulbright Fellowships to Tunisia, India, and Indonesia.

Winner of a Distinguished Teaching Award, she has taught for over 25 years and is now an artist in residence and professor at Stanford University.

She travels internationally giving readings, lectures, and workshops. She and her partner live in San Francisco and Mendocino County, California

The evening's lineup also includes Writing and Literature students Colin Partch and Michael Gallagher.

About the HearSay Reading Series

HearSay is the monthly literary reading series sponsored by the editorial staff of Humble Pie and the Writing and Literature Program. HearSay features CCA students and established Bay Area writers.

All HearSay events include delicious refreshments!

Visit us at humblepiemag.com for literary and visual art from past years, and to confirm dates and times.

Presented by the Illustration Program

Wednesday, March 12, 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to the public
More info: Michecia Jones or 415.551.9330 

Michael Gillette was born and raised in Swansea, Wales, schooled and shaped in London, and currently lives in San Francisco. His work is a celebration of the fragmentary and jumbled nature of Populist culture, continually shifting to visualize the visceral thrill of rock 'n' roll.

Visit Michael Gillette's website »

Presented by the Painting/Drawing Program

Wednesday, March 12, 4:00–6:00 pm

Drawing Room (previously the PLAySPACE gallery)
Open to CCA community only (first-come, first served basis -- space is limited)

Info: Linda Geary at lgeary@cca.edu

The Open Critique Series is an experimental public forum designed to expand the critical dialog and concerns of the Graduate Program in Fine Arts.

These critiques are 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 Fine Arts program to the larger community and simultaneously begin to engage the arts community in the critical dialog 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.

Hosted by the Student Affairs Office

Wednesday, March 12, 11:30 am–1:30 pm

Macky lawn (A2 Café if rain)
Free and open to CCA community only

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.

Presented by the Textiles Program

Wednesday, March 12, 11:00 am–4:00 pm

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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Patio in front of A2 Café
Free and open to the public
More info: Molly Mitchell at
mmitchell@cca.edu

Join us for an onsite indigo-dyeing bridge event. Bring a natural-fiber article to dye or use a cotton t-shirt (provided).

Senior Exhibition — Individualized Major

March 11–15

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

Senior Exhibition — Textiles

March 11–15
Bailey deBruynkops

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

Senior Exhibition — Jewelry/Metal Arts

March 11–15

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

Senior Exhibition — Photography

March 11–15

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

Group Exhibition

March 10–15

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, March 11, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

March 10–15

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, March 11, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

March 10–15

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, March 11, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Individualized Major

March 10–15

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

Undergraduate Visit Opportunities

March 10–April 18

San Francisco and Oakland Campus

March Madness, is a time when the doors to CCA open wide, and we welcome prospective students, admitted students, and family members to visit our San Francisco and Oakland campuses.

Participate in the many visit opportunities to learn about the college, our academic programs, and our dynamic community.

Come spend your spring break at CCA!

Junior Portfolio Reviews

Juniors are welcomed to participate in a portfolio review with an undergraduate Enrollment Counselor. Appointment opportunities are available on both the San Francisco and Oakland campuses.

Select “Undergraduate Portfolio Reviews” between March 10 and April 18 to view and register for available appointments in our online calendar.

Appointments

Prospective students who wish to discuss their particular needs involved in the transition to college are welcomed to schedule an appointment with an undergraduate enrollment counselor.

Appointment opportunities are available on both the San Francisco and Oakland campuses.

Select “Undergraduate Admission Appointment” to view and register for available appointments in our online calendar.

Class Visits

Prospective students can sit in on a variety of courses offered during March Madness. Class visit opportunities cover a broad range of studio majors and humanities and science courses on each campus. RSVP is required.

Select “Undergraduate Classroom Visit” between March 10 and April 18 to view and RSVP for available courses in our online calendar.

Note: Courses are added daily. Check the calendar often for updated classroom visit opportunities.

Campus Tours

Undergraduate tours of 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.

Select “Undergraduate Campus Tours” to view and register for available tour times in our online calendar.

Saturday Campus Tours

On Saturday, March 15, and Saturday, March 22, we'll host tours of both CCA campuses.

  • Participants begin on the Oakland campus at 9 a.m. with an undergraduate enrollment counselor-led information session, followed by a student-led campus tour.
  • Following the Oakland visit, all participants will board a free campus shuttle to participate in a San Francisco campus tour. The shuttle will return to Oakland at 1 p.m.

RSVP is required. Register by selecting your preferred date (see links above).

Studio Demonstrations

Take a peek inside the studios on both campuses. Studio managers and faculty open their studios to host a “how does that work?” demo of the various processes, tools, and digital equipment used in a variety of different studio programs.

Select “Studio Demonstrations” between March 10 and April 18  to view and register for available times in our online calendar.

Information Sessions

Immediately following the campus tours, undergraduate enrollment counselors will lead a general undergraduate information session that allows visitors to learn more about CCA, ask questions, and benefit from the input of a larger group.

Information sessions are held Monday and Friday:

  • 11 a.m. (Oakland campus)
  • 2:30 p.m. (San Francisco)

Virtual Information Sessions

Can't make it to campus? Participate in an online information session with an undergraduate enrollment counselor. Listen to a presentation and participate in a Q&A session happening in “real time."

Select “Virtual Information Session” to view and register for available info session times in our online calendar.

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. No RSVP is required.

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. Skype: cca.admission

 

 

Group Exhibition

March 3–15

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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Presented by the Queer Cultural Center (QCC), CCA, Openhouse, and the SF LGBT Community Center

February 1–March 15
Image by CCA student Tyler Jones-Powell

SF LGBT Community Center | 3rd Floor | 1800 Market Street | San Francisco

Free and open to the public
Opening reception: Saturday, February 8, 2014, 1–3 p.m.
Gallery hours: Mon.–Thurs., noon–10 p.m.; Friday, noon–6 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
More info: Rudy Lemcke, Communications Director, Queer Cultural Center, 415.626.8724, communications@queerculturalcenter.org

Alternative Futures, an exhibition of visionary architectural designs by students at California College of the Arts (CCA), will be on display on the third floor of  the San Francisco LGBT Community Center February 1–March 15, 2014.

A free, public reception is planned for Saturday, February 8, 1–3 p.m., where the public can interact with the exhibition curator, the student designers, and some of the individuals leading the 55 Laguna project.

In creating their designs, CCA Architecture students took their primary inspiration from 55 Laguna, an LGBT senior-housing project currently being developed in San Francisco. They were challenged to think about the specific history and needs of the LGBT senior community, and then asked to imagine new strategies for multi-unit housing in the city.

The exhibition is curated by Neal Schwartz AIA, associate professor of Architecture at CCA, as part of the ongoing Queer Conversations on Culture and the Arts (QCCA) program.

The program is a collaborative effort of QCC and CCA aimed at uplifting the profile of the queer arts movement by bringing together locally and nationally renowned queer artists, writers, filmmakers, and scholars to discuss a broad range of LGBT topics in humanities and the arts.

Presented by the CCA Wattis Institute

January 23–March 29

Wattis Institute, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Thursday, January 23, 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 or wattis.org

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Hiller/Martin: Provisional Realities draws upon works by two artists of different generations, Susan Hiller and Daria Martin. Both were born in the United States (Martin was born and raised in San Francisco) and are now based in London.

The selection of works spans different moments in each artist’s practice. Martin works exclusively in 16-millimeter film, and Hiller operates across multiple mediums.

Martin’s film Soft Materials (2004) and Hiller’s installation Belshazzar’s Feast (1983-84) are the conceptual points of departure. Though they were created 20 years apart, both reveal a deep sensitivity to the fraught, yet potentially transformative, relationship between humans and technology.

The exhibition also approaches such expansive subjects as the unconscious, dreams, affect, feminism, and intimacy, as well as more unusual conditions such as telekinesis (as in Hiller’s Wild Talents [1997]) and mirror-touch synaesthesia (as in Martin’s Sensorium Tests [2012]).

The “provisional” of the title is meant to imply a specific kind of temporality, a conditional suspension of the present that favors a visionary way of thinking. Hiller and Martin’s respective artistic practices resist the security that a single, finite reality provides, and instead propose that parallel, alternative, and corrective realities can alter the way we perceive the past, present, and future.

Hiller/Martin: Provisional Realities is generously supported by 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 Wattis Institute Curator’s Forum.

Presented by the CCA Wattis Institute

January 23–March 29
John Baldessari, "Two Voided Books," 1990

Wattis Institute, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Thursday, January 23, 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 or wattis.org

Codex is a rumination on the idea that even though books have effectively been “flattened” in our digital age, we persist in expecting our screen-based reading experiences to imitate “traditional” books: by retaining page numbers, by simulating the turning of pages, et cetera.

Numerous artists throughout history have experimented with transitioning books from three-dimensional to two-dimensional and vice versa, and it continues to be a recurring motif in the most recent contemporary art.

Codex will be organized around myriad works -- a virtual library -- presented on a central wall. Some of the works take the known form of the artist’s book; others venture further afield.

Codex was conceived by Pierre Leguillon, an artist and book collector, during his 2013 residency in San Francisco. The title is a reference to the earliest known bound books, which appeared between the 1st and 2nd century AD. Replacing the scroll, codexes made it possible to more intuitively hierarchize the content of a text and allowed more immediate access to a desired page.

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Codex is made possible through a collaboration with Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD – Genève), Switzerland, and generously supported by swissnex San Francisco. Codex has was originally presented at Live in Your Head, HEAD – Genève’s curatorial institute.

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 Wattis Institute Curator’s Forum.