Fine Arts Events

April 16–30

Tecoah Bruce Gallery at the Oliver Art Center, Oakland Campus
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Opening Reception: Wed., April 16, 5-7 p.m. (Please RSVP by April 8 to rsvp@cca.edu or 510.594.3604.)
Free and open to the public
Hours: Weekdays: 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; weekends: noon-6 p.m.
Info: 415.551.9214 or jskloven@cca.edu

Please join CCA President Stephen Beal and Sharon and Barclay Simpson for the 27th Annual Barclay Simpson MFA Award Exhibition.

This is a juried exhibition of award-winning artworks by students in the Graduate Program in Fine Arts.

2014 Winners

Diedrick Brackens
Leah Thomason Bromberg
Omar Mismar

2014 Jurors

Kevin Chen (Curator, Intersection for the Arts)
Apsara DiQuinzio (Curator, Phyllis C. Wattis MATRIX & UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive) 

View the 25 Years of the Barclay Simpson Award catalog to celebrate an entire generation of well-deserving graduating CCA artists. 

 

Hosted by the Office of Student Affairs

Saturday, April 26, 11:00 am–3:00 pm

Main walkway
Registration: March 24 through April 21
Free and open to the public
Info:
glee@cca.edu

CCA's idyllic Oakland campus becomes a bustling arts bazaar for a day. The public is invited to shop for one-of-a-kind, handmade, affordable gifts created by the CCA community:

paintings
drawings
prints
cards
jewelry
ceramics
hand-blown glass
clothing
photography
textiles
and more!

Discover unique gifts while enjoying live jazz music and tasty treats.

All CCA students, alumni, faculty, and staff are invited to sell their arts and crafts at the Spring Fair.

Participation is free; we do ask that all items for sale be handmade, and that all sellers help with the set up and break down of the event.

Copresented by the Faculty of Color Research Alliance and Queer Conversations on Culture and the Arts

Tuesday, April 29, 7:00–9:00 pm

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

Isaac Julien is one of the most prominent documentary and feature filmmakers in Britain. Julien is receiving the Persistance of Vision Award from the SF International Film Festival, and his film, Ten Thousand Waves, recently shown at the MOMA in New York, will screen for audiences Sunday, April 27, at 3:30 p.m.

In 2002, he received San Francisco's Frameline Award for his contribution to LGBT film. In 2001 he was nomnated for the Turner Prize for his films The Long Road to Mazatlan (1999) and Vagabondia (2000), made in collaboration with and choreographed by Javier de Frutos,
respectively.

Earlier works include Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask (1996), Young Soul Rebels (1991), which was awarded the Semaine de Ia Critique Prize at the Cannes Film Festival the same year, and the acclaimed poetic documentary Looking for Langston (1989).

Copresented by the Queer Conversations on Culture and the Arts, an alliance of the Queer Cultural Center (QCC) and programs at California College of the Arts (CCA) in Visual and Critical Studies and Architecture.

May 15–24

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Thurs., May 15, 6-10 p.m.
Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Info: 415.551.9214

The best work of CCA's graduating students, featuring works in all media.

Formworks Architecture Graduation Exhibition
MFA Thesis Exhibition ("MFA Show")
Graduate Program in Design Thesis Exhibition

 

Please note on Thursday, May 15, the exhibition does not open to the public until the reception begins at 6 p.m.

 

More info: Graduate Thesis Exhibitions website

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Presented by the Graduate Program in Fine Arts

May 15–24

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Opening Reception: Thurs., May 15, 6-10 p.m.
Free and open to the public
Exhibition hours: 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. daily
More information: Jessica Skloven at jskloven@cca.edu

The Graduate Program in Fine Arts is proud to present the 2014 MFA Thesis Exhibition. The program has an interdisciplinary orientation that supports both the crossing and merging of mediums as well as the investigation and use of content from diverse areas of thought.

Our MFA in Fine Arts program stimulates students to hone their skills and expand their ideas through a critically engaged artistic practice, while providing them with a greater awareness of the global context within which contemporary art is made and circulated.

This exciting exhibition is the culmination of a demanding course of study, production, and review.

We welcome you to witness the results and join us in congratulating the graduating class of 2014.

(Please note: On Thursday, May 15, the exhibition does not open to the public until the reception begins at 6 p.m.)

Please visit our archive of MFA student work.

Presented by the Graduate Program in Fine Arts

Saturday, May 24, 5:00–7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to the public
More info: gradoffice@cca.edu or 415.551.9213

Stage & Screen is an opportunity for artists to showcase experimental studio practices that exist beyond the static wall and require a dynamic audience. The 2014 graduating MFA class will present a collective evening of performance and video works.

Visit the 2014 Graduate Thesis listings »

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