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Posted on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 by Grace Lee

The Asian Art Museum is interested in finding out what San Francisco Bay Area residents think about contemporary art. This feedback will help the museum expand its presentation of contemporary art exhibitions, events, and programs. The online survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. Once you complete the survey, you’ll be eligible for a chance to win a $200 gift certificate.

Posted on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook

Litmus Press, 2010
Paperback, 120 pages, $15

This is the third published book by Kate Colby (MFA Writing 2003), who won the Norma Farber First Book Award in 2007 for Fruitlands. The poet and artist Norma Cole observes: "Beauport opens windows framing history framing natural and unnatural settings (traffic, waves, skylines, sky). The work presents a series of displacements, smoke and mirror memory experiments, stitching together with anachronism the physical and the metaphysical. This is a fascinating book, composing and collapsing (wing, telescope), foregrounding subject, object and sightlines in between. With its architecture of vignettes, lullabies, hymns and fragments, Colby's Beauport constructs resistances, ever confronting its considered grace and precision in ripples of savory humors."

Posted on Monday, November 22, 2010 by Jim Norrena

MBA in Design Strategy Student Annual 2009–10
CCA, 2010
Paperback, 92 pages

The Student Annual 2009–2010 is a collection of projects, articles, and documentation of the second year of the groundbreaking MBA in Design Strategy program at California College of the Arts. The content was carefully curated to show off the best of students' work and demonstrate the skills and abilities resulting from the program. See CCA's MBA in Design Strategy at the college website to learn more about this successful and unique program.

Posted on Saturday, November 20, 2010 by Brook Hinton

Bloom Wake Swarm, a video installation by Emily Ritz *
November 29 through December 4
*Opening Reception: Tuesday, November 30, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Tecoah and Thomas Bruce Galleries
California College of the Arts
1111 Eighth Street
San Francisco CA

Don't miss Emily Ritz's video installation Bloom Wake Swarm, the latest installment in her series, featuring Lady Beeings—"half-honeybee, half-naked lady hybrid beings"—in an exploration of female sexuality in relation to the matriarchal society of honeybees.

Posted on Friday, November 19, 2010 by Jim Norrena


Join California College of the Arts (CCA) Saturday, January 15, 2011, at our San Francisco campus (1111 Eighth Street, at 16th and Wisconsin streets) as we proudly host National Portfolio Day.

About National Portfolio Day

Posted on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 by Chris Bliss

Nathan Oliveira (left) with fellow CCA alumnus David Ireland in 2008

We are sad to report that one of our most illustrious alumni and former faculty members, Nathan Oliveira, died on November 13. He was 81. A memorial is planned for the afternoon of January 12, 2011, at Stanford Memorial Church, at a time to be announced later.

Posted on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 by Sarah Owens

Design by Christine Rode (Graphic Design)View slideshow 

Three CCA undergraduate students shared in raising over $3,000 in one night by helping to organize LifeStock, a music festival benefit that took place in Riverside, California, from July 31 to August 1. Architecture students Colin Deckner and Chris Bass designed the stage, while Graphic Design student Christine Rode designed the promotional materials.

Posted on Monday, November 8, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Film students know him as "Rob," or maybe "Mr. Epstein." CCA faculty and administration know him as the college's Film Program chair Rob Epstein. However you know him, Rob's definitely worth knowing! And if you don't believe me, just watch the latest "on air" segment issued by The Advocate, a national magazine that focuses on the political and artistic sides of the LGBT community, in which Rob gives an interview with Advocate reporter Andrew Harmon.

Posted on Monday, November 8, 2010 by Samantha Braman

Birmingham . . . or San Francisco?

Robin Terra (Graphic Design 1985) never had any intention of starting her own business, but in 2001 when her employer announced the office's impending relocation to Alabama, well . . .

Posted on Friday, November 5, 2010 by Sarah Owens

Several members from CCA’s community are engaging themselves in OPENwater, a two-day event scheduled for November 13–14 that celebrates the collaboration between SFMOMA and the artists, chefs, and educators who comprise OPENrestaurant—a self-described “collective of restaurant professionals who sought to move their environment to an art space as a way to experiment with the language of their daily activities.”