Alumni News

Posted on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 by Jim Norrena

This year's exciting Bay Area lineup of Earth Day Celebration activities includes CCA noted alumna Gaby Brink (Photography 1992; Graphic Design 1995), cochair of the AIGA Center for Sustainable Design (CFSD), presenting the West Coast premiere of the AIGA's Living Principles for Design on Thursday, April 22, at the Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco.

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Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook

Volume 1 cover

Ben Costa (MFA Writing 2008) recently received a Xeric Grant. The Xeric Grant provides financial support for up-and-coming self-publishing comic book creators.

The Xeric Foundation is a private, nonprofit corporation established by Peter A. Laird, cocreator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Planet Racers.

Costa’s awarded project, Shi Long Pang, is a historical fiction/fantasy about a wandering Shaolin monk in 17th-century China. You can read portions of the comic online at his blog.

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Posted on Monday, March 29, 2010 by Alexis Mahrus

Last week the Illustration Tools L: Professional Practice course took the week off to visit the illustration hub of New York.

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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.

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Posted on Monday, March 15, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook

Juxtapoz Dark Arts featuring Marci Washington's After the Dinner Party, 2009View slideshow 

Marci Washington (Painting/Drawing 2002, MFA 2008) makes very dark art indeed, so her inclusion in Juxtapoz magazine's special Dark Arts compendium—a book about contemporary "art that aims to be unsettling"—was no surprise to her fans. That her painting was featured on the cover was a surprise, and a great one.

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Posted on Thursday, February 18, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Alumna Amanda Chiado is a Best New Poet

Alumna and poet Amanda Chiado (MFA Writing 2006) has had her poem "Openings" featured in Best New Poets 2009: 50 Poems from Emerging Writers, an annual anthology of 50 poems from emerging writers, compiled by a guest editor. The list is derived from nominations made by literary magazines and writing programs, as well as an open Internet competition.

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Posted on Friday, February 12, 2010 by Alexis Mahrus

© Alyssa Deville 2009

Congratulations to the following Illustration students who have been honored in the 2010 New York Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition:

Dustin Boudreau
Alija Craycroft
Alyssa Deville (View Alyssa's video)
Marian Dilan
Danielle Gray
Kevin Wada

View the winning Illustrations.

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Posted on Friday, February 5, 2010 by Chris Bliss

Fashion Design alumna Amy Sarabi's winning design on Project RunwayView slideshow 

CCA alumna Amy Sarabi (Fashion Design 2007) won this week’s design challenge on Season 7 of Project Runway. The assignment was to create a signature dress for the Campbell’s adDRESS Your Heart campaign. Matched with clients who suffer from heart disease, many of the designers found it particularly difficult to design for a “real” woman rather than a runway model. Not Amy.

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Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Image: Tanya Traboulsi, *Music is Life: Lebanese Sounds Stills*, a Kleio Projects exhibition

Congratulations to CCA Graduate Program in Writing alumna, writer, and visual artist Youmna Chlala for being awarded the distinguished 2009 Joseph Henry Jackson Award for her poetry manuscript The Paper Camera. In addition to a $2,000 cash award, Chlala’s manuscript will be permanently housed at UC Berkeley’s Bancroft Library. She was also invited to read from her award-winning manuscript at a separate awards ceremony held November 16 at 7 p.m. at Intersection for the Arts in San Francisco.

About the Award

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Posted on Friday, January 22, 2010 by Ace Lehner

Chelsea Ryoko Wong graduated from California College of the Arts with a BFA in Printmaking in 2010.

Previous to CCA she studied communication design and illustration at Parsons School of Design in Manhattan.

Wong has shown in galleries in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Japan, and England.

Her current focus is printmaking and mixed media.

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