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Posted on Monday, October 22, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

CCA San Francisco campus hosts numerous events and exhibitions open to the public.

The California College of the Arts is proud to present an all-star line-up of public programming to the San Francisco Bay Area. From across the college, CCA is proud to welcome the inaugural Creative Citizenship Fellow and alumnus Hank Willis Thomas; award-winning writer M. NourbeSe Philip; Oscar-nominated, Emmy-winning director Yance Ford; renowned San Francisco graffiti artist Barry McGee; and more. The following is a selection of CCA’s upcoming events and exhibitions:


Posted on Friday, October 19, 2018 by Emily Viemeister

President of California College of the Arts Stephen Beal

Dear Friends,
The CCA fall semester is well under way. As I walk through campus and visit with faculty, students, and staff, I am inspired by their incredible work to advance CCA’s core values—creating educational opportunities for our students, promoting diversity on our campus, and embracing our role as a proponent of social justice, community engagement, and environmental sustainability.  
Growing Our CCA Community

Posted on Friday, October 12, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

Jackpot! CCA Wattis Institute 20th Anniversary Celebration. Design by Nate Padavick.

To Celebrate CCA Wattis Institute of Contemporary Arts 20th Year, We are Throwing a Big Party!

CCA Wattis will be transformed into a game show set with games based on all of your old favorites: Price is Right, Family Feud, and other classics, with Emcee Chris Sams as Arty McDeal and DJ Irwin Swirnoff spinning dance music all night. Join us for an evening of music, food, dancing, game shows, and prizes!

Posted on Monday, October 8, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

Top left: Creative Citizenship Fellow Hank Willis Thomas, photo credit: Andrea Blanch. Artwork included in Take Action at CCA Hubbell Street Galleries (clockwise from top right): Undoing Time | Amends, installation view, 2016, Sharon Daniel, image courtesy of the artist; Cargo Cults (Basketwoman), 2016, Stephanie Syjuco, image courtesy of the artist; 100 Days Action, photo credit: Victoria Heilweil

San Francisco, CA—October 8, 2018—California College of the Arts (CCA) is proud to lead the For Freedoms’ 50 State Initiative in the Bay Area—working with major arts and cultural organizations across the region to increase voter registration, voter access, and engagement in the broader practices of democracy. A slate of programming, including town halls, exhibitions, sign-making workshops, and community events, will take place at CCA’s San Francisco and Oakland campuses this fall.

Posted on Monday, September 24, 2018 by Emily Viemeister

Blattner Hall. Photo by Bruce Damonte.

Building Named Blattner Hall to Recognize CCA Trustee and Property Developer Simon Blattner 

Opening Marks Major Milestone for CCA’s Expansion in San Francisco

Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by Emily Viemeister

Bieke Depoorter, from the series I am about to call it a day, 2010–14.

San Francisco, CA — September 17, 2018 — In a collaborative partnership with four major Bay Area arts organizations, Belgian photographer Bieke Depoorter has been selected to receive the prestigious 2018 Larry Sultan Photography Award. The award, granted through a partnership of California College of the Arts, Headlands Center for the Arts, Pier 24 Photography, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, consists of a $10,000 cash award and an artist residency at Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, CA.

Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

Léonie Guyer, Gift, 2006 (installation detail), collection of the Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon, New Lebanon, NY

San Francisco-based artist Léonie Guyer (b. 1955, New York City) creates paintings, drawings, and books that are intimate in scale and minimalist in sensibility, yet are also expansive, idiosyncratic, and deeply nuanced. Consisting mostly of abstract shapes, some of her works are painted on wooden panels or marble fragments, others are drawn on paper, and others are painted directly onto walls in site-responsive installations.

Posted on Monday, September 10, 2018 by

Mark Andrew Buenafe.

By Pooja Vijay Kumar and Laura Ng

Posted on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

Curatorial Research Bureau, located at YBCA, is a bookshop, learning site, exhibition and public program space, and new home of CCA’s Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) and California College of the Arts (CCA) announce the launch of the Curatorial Research Bureau (CRB). Located at YBCA, the CRB is a new bookshop, learning site, and exhibition and public program space. The space will be the new home of CCA’s Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice, which is chaired by art historian and curator James Voorhies.

Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

CCA's Public Sediment team—which includes Architectural Ecologies Lab (AEL) directors and architecture faculty Adam Marcus, Margaret Ikeda, and Evan Jones—has won an AIA California Merit Award in the Urban Design category, for their Unlock Alameda Creek proposal.