Posted on Monday, December 26, 2005 by Jim Norrena
Do your best work.
Show your best work.
Push your practice forward.
This is the opportunity to continue your education. Why did you go to years of art school? What were you trying to accomplish? Don't lose your vision of this.
The important tools you developed in school were your studio practice and your community. Now you can evolve and extend both of these tools.
CCA alumni will help you build and maintain a community of peers with whom you can critique and develop your practice. Your peers are your conscience, your mirror, and your ladder. Use each other wisely. Impress each other. Challenge each other.
The critique is one of the most important tools of your art school education. We have all been taught the language to advance one another and ourselves. Use it or lose it.
If this Bay Area Alumni Critique Group appeals to you, here is some logistical information:
- Each meeting will be approximately one hour in length and will take place either at the artist's studio or the artist may decide to meet at a classroom on the SF campus of CCA.
- Anyone who signs up must commit to participate in at least four sessions in 2006.
- The first three critique groups will meet on the third Tuesday of the month: February 21, March 21, and April 18, 2006.
- Each critique group will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. The location of these groups will be determined in advance, depending on the artist being critiqued that evening.
- You must have an email to participate because we will coordinate the logistics via email.
If you are interested in joining the group, send an email to and include your full name, your field of study, undergraduate or graduate degree, institution, and year of graduation.