CCA News

Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2009 by Clay Walsh

Dear CCA Students,

As of 9 a.m. Monday morning, the Bay Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Oakland, has re-opened. CCA's normal inter-campus 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.

For the complete inter-campus shuttle schedule, please visit

Thank you for your patience during this unexpected bridge closure.

CCA Student Affairs

Posted on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 by Clay Walsh

The winning short videos in CCA’s annual R.A.W. Video (Real Artists at Work) student competition are playing near you! As expected, the range of subject interpretation was as impressive and wildly creative as the CCA student body itself.

For this year’s competition in which each of the five winning filmmakers received $500 (and a $100 award for honorable mention), undergraduate contestants were challenged to create a short video depicting the CCA-based theme “culture of critique.”

Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 by Lindsey Lyons

Please join the CCA community for the Holiday Fair. If you'd like to sell items at the fair, details about signing up for a table are below.

Saturday, December 5, 2009, 11 am–3 pm
Main walkway, Oakland campus

Posted on Sunday, October 25, 2009 by Jim Norrena

Peruvian writer Daniel Alarcón

Celebrated Peruvian writer Daniel Alarcón, fall 2009 writer in residence in the MFA Program in Writing, was named a prizewinner of the first International Literature Award—Haus der Kulturen der Welt 2009—for his debut novel, Lost City Radio (HarperCollins 2007; Wagenbach 2008). The award brings awareness of outstanding and exemplary new works of literature from around the globe.

Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2009 by Grace Lee

Opening reception: Friday, November 6, from 6–8 p.m.
Location: 251 Balboa Street (corner of 4th and Balboa in San Francisco's Richmond District)
Hosted by Y2Y Gallery

Non•Mart is a design studio, shop, and art show that offers a platform for exploring a more relational, less-commercial means of economic exchange. Non•Mart invites artists, designers, and the general public to participate in a dynamic trade-based alternative to traditional commerce. Non•Mart will be open November 6 through January 15, 2010.

Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2009 by Lindsey Westbrook

Jaime Austin and Dio Mendoza work on the CANCION Courtyard, ZER01 / San Jose Mariachi Festival

Jaime Austin, who graduated last spring from the Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice, has had a paper accepted to the prestigious Media Modes Graduate Student Conference, which will take place on November 14 at New York's School of Visual Arts. Of the 24 presenters, Austin is the only one from a West-coast school. The others are all current students or recent alumni from highly respected graduate programs in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.

Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 by Grace Lee

This Sunday Future Action Reclamation Mob (FARM) will be one of many stops on the San Francisco Parks Trust bike tour! This is a tour for persons who love community gardens, so it's awesome they choose to see CCA's FARM site. Come out and show the tour what it means to be a FARMer.

For a full event description see the Event Calendar.

Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 by Alumni Association

Jamie Vasta, Sirens #3, 2009, 72" x 72", glitter on wood

Alumni Notes feature many important contributions CCA alumni are making.

The following Alumni Notes are taken from the fall 2009 edition of Glance, CCA's full-color magazine. The semiannual publication provides—among other things—the latest college alumni news: achievements, books published, awards received, and more!

Tell Us About Your Recent Alumni Note

We encourage all alumni to use the online CCA Alumni Note submission form to inform us about your recent and upcoming exhibitions, honors, and publications.


Posted on Monday, October 19, 2009 by Grace Lee

CCA is sponsoring our Annual Fall Blood Drive on October 27(OAK) & 29(SF). Please click on the links below and make an appointment to Save A Life! Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime.

Click here to make an appointment in Oakland
Click here to make an appointment in SF

For more information email .

Posted on Friday, October 16, 2009 by Chris Bliss

Ignoring the rain and cold, Team California held an impromtu dance party in Refract House following the announcement of their third place win in the Solar Decathlon. With the Shop Boyz blaring, students from several other teams joined in the celebration.

Earlier in the morning, emotions ran high in the main tent of the Solar Decathlon competition. There were whistles and cheers (and even a few tears) following each announcement: third place, second place, and third place in engineering. And then, finally, the overall winners:
Team California, third place