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Posted on Monday, November 16, 2009 by Grace Lee

The Smithsonian Institution encourages access to its collections, staff specialties, and reference resources by visiting scholars, scientists, and students. The Institution offers in-residence appointments for research and study using its facilities, and the advice and guidance of its staff members in fields that are actively pursued by the museums and research organizations of the Institution.

At present these fields include:

  • Animal behavior, ecology, and environmental science, including an emphasis on the tropics
  • Anthropology, including archaeology,
  • Astrophysics and astronomy

Posted on Thursday, November 12, 2009 by Jim Norrena

Something stands out about Todd Hido’s use of light in his photographs; the Bay Area-based artist captures houses cast in moonlight, and through illuminated windows he hints at the lives that lie within. The images are poetic yet eerie landscapes—well-suited for a contemporary remake of David Lynch’s cult-classic film, Blue Velvet (1986)—and the interiors of motel rooms, where the mystery and sullenness of women and gritty walls compete for our gaze, are just the beginning.

Posted on Thursday, November 12, 2009 by Jim Norrena

Kaif Ghaznavi (2008–9)

Raised in Lahore, Pakistan

2003 BA ceramic design—National College of Arts (NCA), Lahore
1999 Intermediate, Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore
1997 O-Levels, University of London, Lahore Grammar Defense

Professional Experience
2005 NCA Design Department (permanent faculty)
2004 NCA Ceramic Design Department (visiting faculty)

2007 Young Artist award
Pnca, Alhamra Arts Council (curated by Taniya Sohail)

Posted on Thursday, November 12, 2009 by Jim Norrena


p>When Jennifer Sonderby isn’t managing 500 visual communications projects per year in support of more than 30 exhibitions as SFMOMA’s creative director, she is devising her own futuristic novels. “Fastphoric, my thesis project that began at CCA (nominated for Artweek’s Best-in-Show category, March 2003), continues to evolve.

Posted on Thursday, November 12, 2009 by Jim Norrena

Mike Mignola (Illustration 1982) is the creator of Hellboy. His iconic red comic book demon has been translated into dozens of languages, distributed all over the globe, and turned into two Hollywood feature films starring Ron Perlman (Beauty and the Beast) and directed by Guillermo del Toro.

Posted on Thursday, November 12, 2009 by Jim Norrena

Robyn Waxman’s 2009 graduate Design thesis project was about food. It was about collective action. It was about rethinking protest. It was about figuring out what the heck is up with America’s youth today.

It was about a lot of things you don’t usually associate with design. But it was also all about design.

Posted on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 by Marion Anthonisen

We're happy to see you here. I’m Marion Anthonisen, a CCA admissions counselor, and I’m sincerely looking forward to sharing some stories from our community with you. I’ll also be offering up some application and portfolio tips. You should get in touch with me if you have any questions about the admissions process or the stories you’ll read on this page.

Posted on Friday, November 6, 2009 by Grace Lee

CCA's first-ever Table Tennis Tournament starts Monday, November 9th! Games will be scheduled throughout the month culminating with a championship game during the Holiday Lunch on November 18th, 2009, in the Nave (SF). Brought to you by Chimera Council.

Think you got what it takes to be a true champion? E-mail Geoff Gregory at to sign-up!!

Posted on Thursday, November 5, 2009 by Brenda Tucker

CCA MFA student artists will present the special storefront project Super Pop-Up Shop at the newly remodeled Alameda Towne Center November 22 through December 6, 2009. The grand opening will take place Sunday, November 22, from noon–5 p.m.

Posted on Monday, November 2, 2009 by Allen Fear

As of 9 a.m. Monday morning, the Bay Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Oakland, has reopened. CCA's normal intercampus shuttle schedule will resume with the 11 a.m. departure from Webster Hall in Oakland and the 11:20 a.m. departure from the San Francisco campus.

Please see Intercampus Transportation to review the complete shuttle schedule.

Thank you for your patience during this unexpected bridge closure.