Awards and Accolades News

Posted on Thursday, November 4, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Filmmaker and CCA alumna Rika Ohara’s (BFA General Fine Arts 1983) recent film, The Heart of No Place (2009), garnered the Best Film (International) award at the eighth annual London Independent Film Festival (LIFF) in April.

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Posted on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 by Clay Walsh

About the R.A.W. Photo Contest Winners

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Posted on Monday, November 1, 2010 by Jim Norrena

CCA Film students Ted Hayden, a recent finalist in the college's R.A.W. Video contest, and Chun-Ping "Sunday" Wang have had their video submission awarded the grand prize in the national Vote Again 2010 Video Contest. Together the filmmakers directed, filmed, and edited Action 2010, which uses a surreal visual style to depict a young voter on a symbolic journey toward mailing in her absentee ballot.

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Posted on Monday, October 25, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Graduate Program in Design student Jesse Geller's Home Street Home earned highest honors in CCA's R.A.W. Video student contest. Want to cast your own vote? Details about CCA's first-ever R.A.W. Video Audience Award coming soon!

R.A.W. Video Contest Winners Announced

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Posted on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 by Jim Norrena

CCA alum Jules de Balincourt (BFA Painting and Ceramics 1998) critiques a student’s work [photo: Bob Adler]

CCA alum and visiting artist Jules de Balincourt's (BFA Painting and Ceramics 1998) market value is fast approaching the half-million-dollar mark per painting, as reported last week by the Wall Street Journal.

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Posted on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Hanh Nguyen's Leaving My Mark: A Portrait of Scott Donahue screens Sunday, October 24, at 5 p.m. and again Wednesday, October 27, at 7:15 p.m. as part of the "Bay Area Shorts" collection (running time: 70 min.). Select your preferred date to purchase tickets.

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Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Artist and furniture designer Scott Constable is fall 2010's Wornick Distinguished Visiting Professor of Wood Arts. He is a woodworker who uses his craft to explore the social and philosophical issues of everyday life. His work, ranging from furniture to architecture and environmental sculpture, has exhibited internationally and garnered numerous design awards.

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Posted on Friday, October 8, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook

Erin Soojin Kang, Into My Own I (2008)

CCA Jewelry / Metal Arts alumni Rachael Nyhus, Erin Soojin Kang, Jennifer Cornell, Taylor King, Corey Lico Wolffs, Alexis Myre, and Stephanie Webster, along with faculty members Marilyn da Silva, Curtis Arima, David Cole, Deborah Lozier, and Angela Hennessy, showed their work at the 5th Annual Intercollegiate Metals Exhibition at Arizona State University October 11–22, 2010.

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Posted on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Congratulations to CCA alumna Robin Powlesland (MFA Writing 2005), who was recently named a finalist in the 2010 Omnidawn Chapbook Poetry contest, a prestigious small-press award, for her work verbs without a past. Powlesland currently resides in Taos, New Mexico, and is an adjunct faculty member at the University of New Mexico–Taos.

The five Omnidawn finalists (listed below in alphabetical order) were selected by Elizabeth Robinson:

  • The City Salutes Itself by Jackie Clark (Jersey City, NJ)
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Posted on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 by Jim Norrena

[photo: Jim Norrena]

MFA Program in Writing second-year student Alka Joshi is heading off to Florida in October for a three-week artists residency (Comic Book Workshop / Graphic Novels Residency) at the Atlantic Center for the Arts (ACA) with Russian master artist and seasoned graphic novelist Svetlana Chmakova (Dramacon, 2007, and Nightschool, 2006), who also drew and wrote a monthly serialized manga strip (aka comic strip) for CosmoGirl and has recently finished

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