CCA News

Posted on Friday, October 16, 2009 by Brenda Tucker

California College of the Arts (CCA) and Santa Clara University (SCU), competing as Team California, were ecstatic this morning to win third place overall in the U.S. Department of Energy's 2009 Solar Decathlon. Team California beat out top universities such as Tufts University, Rice University, and Cornell University with its energy-efficient, beautiful, and comfortable solar-powered home, titled Refract House.

Posted on Thursday, October 15, 2009 by Chris Bliss

It's cold and rainy in Washington DC today, but the heat is definitely on!

The winner of the Solar Decathlon will be named tomorrow (Friday) at 8 am EST. It's turned into a real nailbiter with only a few points separating the top four teams. Team California is currently in second place, but anything could happen with tomorrow's announcement of the engineering contest (100 points) and the net metering contest (150 points).

The Today Show will be on hand tomorrow to tape a segment on smart homes that will run the second week of November. We will keep you posted on air date and time.

Posted on Thursday, October 15, 2009 by Grace Lee

Oakland campus
Saturday, October 17

Come and help design an organic garden on the Oakland campus. For full event details see the Event Calendar.

Posted on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 by Grace Lee

Bay Area
Deadline: October 23

eARTh: Opening November 6

"eARTh" is a celebration of art created from elements derived from the earth -- glass, clay, stone, and plaster. While the exhibit will showcase techniques taught at The Crucible, it is not limited to art done at The Crucible. Submissions for this exhibit are welcomed from staff, faculty, students, and any Bay Area based artists working in a medium applicable to the theme (glass, stone, plaster, clay). The exhibit will run six weeks and include an artist reception and media coverage.

Posted on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 by Grace Lee

San Francisco Campus
Fri, Oct 16

CCA FREE FLICKS presents a special Patrick Swayze tribute screening, audience choice!

The votes are in and the winner is...The Outsiders! Starring Ralph Macchio, Tom Cruise, Rob Lowe, Matt Dillon, Diane Lane and of course Patrick Swayze. Don't miss this!

For full event details click here.

Posted on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 by Grace Lee

The television show Important Things with Demetri Martin, which airs on Comedy Central, is coming to San Francisco in November for three days to tape live studio shows. CCA students are invited be a part of the live studio audience—free.

The location and exact dates are being confirmed, but students can now sign up to be audience participants.

Sign up!

Posted on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 by Grace Lee

East Bay
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Issue Dates: Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Artist Listings in the East Bay Express Holiday Guide

Promote your Holiday Open Studios, Market your art for Holiday Indie Gift Giving, Drive traffic to your Artist Website or Special Events! The Express has a distribution of over 50,000 copies all around the East Bay.

The first 10 completed registrations will be featured in an online banner on!

Posted on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 by Grace Lee

Deadline: November 13, 5pm

Muse/Reuse: Visual Reflections on Sustainability

The call for work is open to any artist whose work represents the theological or ethical implications of environmental sustainability. Work created of re-purposed materials is encouraged.

Posted on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 by Grace Lee

Deadline: December 1


W magazine announces its first annual art contest: "W: The Art Project," searching for America's most talented young photographer. Coinciding with the magazine's 4th annual Art Issue, "W: The Art Project" invites emerging, talented artists to share their works of photography, and gain a connection with some of the most influential art personalities working today.

Posted on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 by Grace Lee

Deadline: November 16
Student Entry fee: $30 (with valid student ID)

The Annual Exhibition is open to all artists working in water soluble media: watercolor, acrylic, casein, gouache and egg tempera on paper.