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Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2018 by Emily Viemeister

Stephen Beal, Cathy Podell, Kate Kimpton Walker, Stanlee Gatti

San Francisco, CA—May 24, 2018—California College of the Arts (CCA) drew 375 supporters to its San Francisco campus for a celebration benefiting CCA student scholarships and honoring Kay Kimpton Walker, who has been a champion of artists and designers for decades through her 26 years running K Kimpton Contemporary Art, her tenure as president of the San Francisco Art Dealers Association, and her 12 years as a CCA trustee. 

Posted on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

CCA alumna and painter Toyin Ojih Odutola.

Frieze magazine recently published an insightful profile on CCA alumna and painter Toyin Ojih Odutola titled Unselfconscious is the New Black for Emerging Artists of Colour. Ojih Odutola’s portraits of a fictional aristocratic Nigerian family push toward an expanded definition of the ‘black experience.’ Distinct from her contemporaries, such as Kehinde Wiley, her work focuses on scenes both bourgeois and banal.

Posted on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

California College of the Arts is pleased to announce Keith Krumwiede as its new Dean of Architecture.

California College of the Arts is pleased to announce Keith Krumwiede as its new Dean of Architecture beginning August 2018. Krumwiede joins CCA from the American Academy in Rome, where he is currently an Arnold W. Brunner/Katherine Edwards Gordon Rome Prize Fellow in Architecture. Previously, he served as the Director of Graduate Architecture Programs from 2012–2017 at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), and Assistant Dean of the School of Architecture at Yale University from 2004–2012, where he was awarded the King-lui Wu Teaching Award.

Posted on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 by Emily Viemeister

President Stephen Beal

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Posted on Friday, April 27, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

ActivateOpenEngagement Class, Spring 2018.

Faculty members Shalini Agrawal and Chris Treggiari received the 2018 IDEC Community Service Award from the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) for their work with the Mission Neighborhood Resource Center (MNRC) in San Francisco. This award recognizes their work engaging the community experiencing homelessness in the Mission neighborhood to collaborate on creative placemaking solutions with their Interior Design Advanced Interdisciplinary Studio class, Activate Open Engagement, with support from the chair of Interior Design Cathrine Veikos.

Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

Winning CCA project in the 2018 COTE Top Ten for Students.

Two teams from CCA’s Architecture division were announced as winners in the fourth-annual Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten for Students awards. This design and ideas competition is the industry’s best-known award program for sustainable design excellence and is organized by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA).

Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

James Voorhies to chair CCA’s Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice.

Curator and art historian James Voorhies, CCA’s current dean of Fine Arts, will fully assume the role of chair of the school’s Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice (CURP) on August 1, 2018. Voorhies has served as acting chair of CURP since the untimely passing of the program’s former chair, curator, and educator Leigh Markopoulos in February 2017. 

Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by Emily Viemeister

(from left to right) Tina Takemoto, Allison Smith, and James Voorhies

Today, California College of the Arts (CCA) announced the appointment of two new deans to the college—Allison Smith as Dean of Fine Arts and Tina Takemoto as Dean of Humanities and Sciences. Smith and Takemoto are internationally renowned for their respective artistic practices and scholarship, and each has a long history teaching at the college and advancing its programs. Both will assume their positions on August 1, 2018.

Posted on Monday, April 16, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

CCA Fashion Experience 2018 Teaser Trailer

The CCA Fashion Experience 2018 will debut 11 professionally juried thesis collections from graduating students in the school’s Fashion Design program this May. The students will present their work through both fashion show and—for the first time—installations that frame their collections with artistic vignettes and speak directly to their design narratives. Utilizing street-cast models, the show will reflect the diversity of the Bay Area as well as global contributions to fashion.

Posted on Monday, April 16, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

CCA Commencement Exhibition 2017.

This May, California College of the Arts (CCA) presents its annual Commencement Exhibition—an expansive and interdisciplinary showcase of work by graduating students across all disciplines on the college’s San Francisco campus. Including works by both undergraduates and graduates, the exhibition will feature architecture, design, fine art, screenings of works by students in the college’s Film program, and a reading room where the audience can preview written works ranging from novels to poetry to comics and more.

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