California College of the Arts proudly announces the release of It Gets Better: CCA, the official college submission in the It Gets Better Project, a national gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth suicide-prevention campaign. CCA is among the first art colleges to create an institutional video for the internationally recognized project.
Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 by Jim Norrena
"A Great Day in San Francisco" [photo: Chris Nickel]
Posted on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 by Jim Norrena
"During Sleep" installation, 10 beds, black wool, 2001 (Maison des Arts, Créteil, France) [photo: Sunhi Mang]
California College of the Arts, the San Francisco Mayor's Office of Protocol, and the San Francisco‐Osaka Sister City Association are pleased to present a special exhibition by San Francisco sister cities visiting artist Chiharu Shiota. Shiota is currently teaching at CCA as a Graduate Program in Fine Arts visiting faculty member, and was recently a guest lecturer for CCA's Design and Craft Lecture Series.
Shiota is a Japanese performance and installation artist now living in Berlin. She is best known for creating environments that are room-filling and monumental, yet delicate and poetic. She focuses on themes of remembrance and oblivion, dreaming and sleeping, traces of the past and childhood, and dealing with anxieties. Many of her installations involve impenetrable webs of black thread that enclose household and everyday objects: a burned-out piano, a wedding dress, a lady's mackintosh, sometimes even the sleeping artist herself.
Posted on Monday, July 18, 2011 by Jim Norrena
Team CCA's efforts will help benefit dozens of Bay Area AIDS services
Team CCA Meets Goal, Places Among Top 50 Fundraising Teams!
California College of the Arts joined AIDS Walk San Francisco 2011 held in Golden Gate Park Sunday, July 17, which marked the 25th anniversary of the event. Team CCA exceeded its $5,000 fundraising goal by almost 20 percent, contributing $5,810 to the largest AIDS fundraising event in Northern California that attracts hundreds of thousands of donors from the Bay Area and across the country.
Posted on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 by Chris Bliss
Cochairs Jennifer Morla (l) and Ann Hatch (r) with Jon Leafsted of Gump's
The dress code on the invitation read “Black/Glitter/Glam,” and the 370 guests more than obliged at the Mirror Mirror gala on March 31, held in honor of the 150th anniversary of legendary retail store Gump’s. The sold-out event raised $417,000, with net proceeds earmarked for the California College of the Arts (CCA) Scholarship Fund.
Cochairs Ann Hatch, CCA trustee, and Jennifer Morla, CCA Graphic Design faculty member, couldn’t have been happier with the results. “We are so grateful to Gump’s for selecting CCA as the beneficiary for the gala. Our mutual interest in supporting artists and designers makes us ideal partners. Through the generous sponsorship of Gump’s, we will be able to help many talented and deserving students obtain a CCA education,” said Hatch.
Posted on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 by Chris Bliss
Betty Reid Soskin and John Baldessari (photo by Sidney Felsen)
He has been hailed as a pioneer of Conceptual art; she has been honored as Woman of the Year by the California State Legislature for her community activism. California College of the Arts (CCA) will recognize two extraordinary octogenarians—John Baldessari and Betty Reid Soskin—with honorary doctorate degrees at its 104th commencement exercises on Saturday, May 14, 2011, at the Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco. Soskin will deliver the commencement address to more than 450 CCA graduates and their families. Baldessari and Soskin will also be honored at a private dinner and participate in the post-commencement reception at CCA’s San Francisco campus.
Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 by Chris Bliss
Renowned San Francisco retailer Gump’s will celebrate its 150th anniversary by opening its doors March 31 for Mirror Mirror, a gala celebration to benefit California College of the Arts (CCA). The festive event features a dinner party and an auction of one-of-a-kind mirrors created by 30 leading artists, architects, and designers, including designer Yves Béhar, architect Mark Jensen, artist Raymond Saunders, and interior designer Kelly Wearstler (see complete list below).
Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 by Chris Bliss
Posted on Friday, February 25, 2011 by Chris Bliss
Property in San Francisco is adjacent to the CCA campus [photo: Jim Norrena]
California College of the Arts (CCA) has purchased from Greyhound Lines, Inc. a two-and-a-half-acre (approximately 102,000 square feet) vacant lot in the Mission Bay area of San Francisco. The property, formerly a bus maintenance facility, abuts CCA’s main San Francisco campus building at 1111 Eighth Street and is bordered by 7th, Hooper, and Irwin Streets. The purchase price was $8.4 million.
Posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 by Jim Norrena
CCA President Stephen Beal and the Board of Trustees have embarked on a facilities master plan development process
Since CCA President Stephen Beal formally announced the college's acquisition of the vacant lot adjacent to the main building on the San Francisco campus, it seems as though everyone is interested in the development plans for the old Greyhound Bus service yard.
Goals & Strategies
No one could be more interested in when and how this coveted real estate will be developed than CCA’s Board of Trustees, who met earlier this month at UCSF Mission Bay to kick off a facilities master plan development process.
Posted on Sunday, August 17, 2008 by Jim Norrena
The Gift of Education
Each year more than 500 alumni, friends, faculty, and staff make gifts to student scholarships at CCA. Every gift, large and small, helps promising students earn their degrees and pursue their dreams of working in art, design, architecture, and writing.
This year we face a critical challenge. Many CCA students have hardships at home that may put their education in jeopardy. Due to the economic downturn, requests for financial aid are growing at the same time that CCA is experiencing a significant loss in endowed scholarship revenue.