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.Read the rest
Posted on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 by Jim Norrena
Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook
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.Read the rest
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.Read the rest
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.Read the rest
Posted on Monday, March 15, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook
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.Read the rest
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.Read the rest
Posted on Friday, February 12, 2010 by Alexis Mahrus
Congratulations to the following Illustration students who have been honored in the 2010 New York Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition:
Alyssa Deville (View Alyssa's video)
View the winning Illustrations.Read the rest
Posted on Friday, February 5, 2010 by Chris Bliss
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.Read the rest
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 AwardRead the rest
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.Read the rest