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Posted on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 by Laura Braun

It’s one thing to be a sneakerhead, but designing sneakers in your head is something altogether different. Cubby Golden has proven nice with a pen tool and an actual pen. While he’s currently designing footwear for New Balance, his experience doesn’t stop there. Golden has designed footwear for Nike, a cell phone for Telecoms Korea and currently serves as an adjunct professor at PENSOLE Footwear Design Academy.

Posted on Monday, February 22, 2016 by Laura Braun

For my BFA, I studied printmaking and art history at Washington University in St. Louis.  For my MFA, I studied Sculpture at the California College of the Arts (and Crafts, as it used to be called).

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Posted on Monday, February 22, 2016 by Laura Braun

Montoya became the first in his family to go to high school. And after a stint in the Korean War, where he served on a U.S. Navy minesweeper, he attended the California College of Arts and Crafts in San Francisco and later Cal State Sacramento, where he got an master's of fine arts. 

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Posted on Monday, February 22, 2016 by Laura Braun

Raymond Saunders studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the University of Pennsylvania, earning a B.F.A at Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1960. In 1961, he received a M.F.A. from California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland.

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Posted on Friday, February 19, 2016 by Laura Braun

Though trained in drawing and painting at California College of the Arts in San Francisco, Boyd has managed to retain a distinct style reminiscent of folk and outsider art. As her own understanding of tarot and other esoteric disciplines grew, Boyd's subjects changed to reflect her widening embrace of the occult. Today, she continues to forge a personal utopia populated by spirits and mythical beings in her art practice, and her work has therefore become deeply symbolic.

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Posted on Monday, February 15, 2016 by Janet Vail

FREE THE DATA

Aaron De La Cruz’s (Illustration 2004) work walks the line between organization and chaos. When you first look at his paintings you see tidy curves and lines. You start to search for patterns and repetition, figuring the artist must use some mechanism to produce these massive wall murals.

But the closer you look you realize nothing is repeated, each new mark slightly different from the last. You’re in a maze, heading toward the unknown, and there’s no turning back.

Posted on Thursday, February 11, 2016 by Laura Braun

Lipofsky was among the first students to work with Harvey Littleton, the celebrated founder of the American Studio Glass movement, at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Immediately upon graduation, he was hired by the University of California, Berkeley to build and direct its glass program, where he taught until 1972. Teaching full-time, he concurrrently developed the glass program at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland where he remained until 1987, when he left to work full time in his studio in Berkeley. 

Posted on Monday, February 8, 2016 by Laura Braun

Born in Bellingham, Washington, Ireland studied Printmaking and Industrial Arts at California College of Arts and Crafts, graduating in 1953 with his BFA. After college he joined the army. After leaving the Army Ireland traveled Europe extensively, working as an illustrator, and eventually traveled to Africa to lead safaris.

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Posted on Monday, February 8, 2016 by Laura Braun

His father's store opened up a fertile avenue of artistic inspiration by providing Yeager contact with Native American traders from Western Washington and Vancouver Island. Although New Mexico sparked the artist's interpretive series of aboriginal people, Bellingham provided the seed. He eventually looked outside of Whatcom County for a cultural center with an established art school.

Posted on Friday, February 5, 2016 by Laura Braun

It sounds like a big responsibility, but Ganim’s budding cyborgs were guided and assisted by KidMob’s crew, which included a volunteer prostheticist and a group of passionate graduate students from California College of the Arts.

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