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Posted on Friday, February 16, 2018 by Emily Viemeister

CCA Ceramics Department and Oikonos Ecosystem Knowledge Working on Año Nuevo Island

Ceramics Professor and Chair Nathan Lynch and Oikonos Ecosystem Knowledge received a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for their Seabird Nest Program. The project, originally brought together with Matthew Passmore at MoreLab, focuses on designing and fabricating ceramic nesting modules for seabirds around the world who are at risk from habitat degradation and predation. You can watch videos of Nathan and CCA students' work on California's remote Año Nuevo Island on

Posted on Friday, February 16, 2018 by Emily Viemeister

Jane Jacobs's The Death and Life of Great American Cities

CCA President Stephen Beal wrote a column for The San Francisco Chronicle on what this beloved and tattered paperback of Jane Jacob's The Death and Life of Great American Cities means to him. 

Read about how the quintissentional urban planning text inspired him as a graduate student and how it also ended up inspiring his son:

Posted on Friday, February 16, 2018 by Emily Viemeister

BART etiquette poster designed by CCA Graphic Design student Bill Chien

Last week Bay Area Rapid Transit revealed newly designed posters to combat bad behavior and encourage positive rider etiquette. 

Posted on Thursday, February 15, 2018 by Emily Viemeister

Minnesota Street Project. Photo by Maggie Beasley.

Beginning in September 2018, and for the next five years, studios for CCA’s Graduate Program in Fine Arts will be in the American Industrial Center - a building supporting maker and artist spaces in the heart of San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood - one of the most vibrant contemporary arts communities in the city. 

Posted on Thursday, February 15, 2018 by Emily Viemeister

Colter Jacobsen. "Waterfall Mask", 2000. Courtesy of the artist.

Students in CCA's Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice are curating an exciting new exhibition opening at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art on March 15, 2018.

The show, titled Artwork for Bedrooms, draws a new narrative between artists living and working in San Francisco during the years 2000–2008: Tauba Auerbach, Sarah Cain, Ajit Chauhan, Veronica DeJesus, Colter Jacobsen, Sahar Khoury, Alicia McCarthy, and Will Rogan.

Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by Emily Viemeister

CCA has appointed Terry Aguiar as its new chief financial officer and senior vice president of finance and administration, following a rigorous search by a designated committee, staff, faculty, and board members. 

Posted on Friday, January 19, 2018 by Emily Viemeister

Alumna Julie Lythcott-Haims' new novel Real American was called "riveting" by the San Francisco Examiner. She wrote the memoir, which examines Blackness amid whiteness, while earning her MFA right here at CCA.

Posted on Friday, January 19, 2018 by Emily Viemeister

If you are planning to go to the Sundance Film Festival this weekend, you may bump into some familiar faces: Film program co-chair and professor Robert Epstein’s Netflix short documentary End Game is making its world premiere; faculty member Pratibha Parmar has been invited as a fellow in the documentary film program to work on her feature docu

Posted on Friday, January 19, 2018 by Emily Viemeister

Students and faculty from our Architecture department are tackling the trending environmental issue of rising tides in the Bay Area in the Resilient by Design challenge (you may have read about it on the front page of the San Francisco Chronicle).

Posted on Thursday, December 7, 2017 by Emily Viemeister

SFMade and CCA will host the seventh annual pop-up holiday market at CCA's San Francisco campus on December 17 from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.. Over 70 makers based in San Francisco will be selling locally made bags, home goods, apparel, jewelry, gastronomic treats, body care items, art, and more. Shoppers can also purchase artwork from CCA students. 

This week, SF Curbed noted the fair as one of "the best holiday markets in San Francisco." 

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