Alumni News

Posted on Friday, November 5, 2010 by Sarah Owens

Several members from CCA’s community are engaging themselves in OPENwater, a two-day event scheduled for November 13–14 that celebrates the collaboration between SFMOMA and the artists, chefs, and educators who comprise OPENrestaurant—a self-described “collective of restaurant professionals who sought to move their environment to an art space as a way to experiment with the language of their daily activities.”

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Posted on Thursday, November 4, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Filmmaker and CCA alumna Rika Ohara’s (BFA General Fine Arts 1983) recent film, The Heart of No Place (2009), garnered the Best Film (International) award at the eighth annual London Independent Film Festival (LIFF) in April.

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Posted on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 by Samantha Braman

Alexandra Grant (photo by Anais Wade)View slideshow 

In summer 2008, the artist Alexandra Grant (MFA 2000) was invited to participate in the newly relaunched Watts House Project (WHP), an ambitious undertaking spearheaded by the internationally renowned artist Edgar Arceneaux. She hoped her design would attract attention, but little did she know quite how much she'd receive, and how international it would be!

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Posted on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook

Brion Nuda Rosch
Little Paper Planes, 2010
Paperback, 90 pages, $24

Kelly Lynn Jones (MFA 2010, Painting/Drawing 2002), owner of the online artist store Little Paper Planes (which carries work by many CCA artists!), offers this survey of the San Francisco artist Brion Nuda Rosch as her first publishing venture. Foreword by Zachary Royer Scholz (MFA 2006, MA Visual and Critical Studies 2009).

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Posted on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 by Jim Norrena

CCA alum Jules de Balincourt (BFA Painting and Ceramics 1998) critiques a student’s work [photo: Bob Adler]

CCA alum and visiting artist Jules de Balincourt's (BFA Painting and Ceramics 1998) market value is fast approaching the half-million-dollar mark per painting, as reported last week by the Wall Street Journal.

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Posted on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 by Samantha Braman

Ryan Duke (Industrial Design 2008), an independent Oakland-based industrial designer and CCA alum, won the 2010 Oakland Indie Award in the "Greenie" category this past May.

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Posted on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Hanh Nguyen's Leaving My Mark: A Portrait of Scott Donahue screens Sunday, October 24, at 5 p.m. and again Wednesday, October 27, at 7:15 p.m. as part of the "Bay Area Shorts" collection (running time: 70 min.). Select your preferred date to purchase tickets.

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Posted on Friday, October 8, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook

Erin Soojin Kang, Into My Own I (2008)

CCA Jewelry / Metal Arts alumni Rachael Nyhus, Erin Soojin Kang, Jennifer Cornell, Taylor King, Corey Lico Wolffs, Alexis Myre, and Stephanie Webster, along with faculty members Marilyn da Silva, Curtis Arima, David Cole, Deborah Lozier, and Angela Hennessy, showed their work at the 5th Annual Intercollegiate Metals Exhibition at Arizona State University October 11–22, 2010.

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Posted on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 by Grace Lee

The Arts Market, located in the UN Plaza, is looking for local artists who are interested in renting tent space. The market runs every Thursday, from noon–6 p.m.

For more information, visit www.artsmarketsf.org/participate.

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Posted on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Congratulations to CCA alumna Robin Powlesland (MFA Writing 2005), who was recently named a finalist in the 2010 Omnidawn Chapbook Poetry contest, a prestigious small-press award, for her work verbs without a past. Powlesland currently resides in Taos, New Mexico, and is an adjunct faculty member at the University of New Mexico–Taos.

The five Omnidawn finalists (listed below in alphabetical order) were selected by Elizabeth Robinson:

  • The City Salutes Itself by Jackie Clark (Jersey City, NJ)
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