Mark Breitenberg, CCA provost and president of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid), served as chair and jury member of the 2010 National Design Awards and attended the NDA luncheon celebration of the winners and finalists on July 21 at the White House in Washington DC. First Lady Michelle Obama was the honorary patron for this year's awards and hosted the event. Watch her speech here.
Posted on Monday, July 19, 2010 by Samantha Braman
Posted on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 by Jim Norrena
Last year BusinessWeek magazine ranked alumna Caroline Lu (MFA Design 2008) among the “twenty-one people who will change business." The industry-leading magazine also distinguished California College of the Arts as one of the “world’s best design schools,” for its commitment to a cross-disciplinary curriculum that "defies inclinations and shatters silos."
Posted on Friday, July 2, 2010 by Jim Norrena
A recent community partnership between California College of the Arts and Kala Art Institute in Berkeley has given rise to the new CCA Hamaguchi Emerging Artist Residency at Kala. It represents a rich collaboration between the two institutions that creates a special opportunity for a recent BFA Printmaking graduate to work in a professional setting with other artists from all over the world.
Posted on Friday, June 18, 2010 by Jim Norrena
What do owls, drag queens, and poets have in common? It’s a tricky question, that is unless you’re attending frameline34, the 34th San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival—the world’s landmark showcase of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender cinema—where not one but two CCA Film Program faculty members have award-winning feature films in this year's program.
Posted on Thursday, June 17, 2010 by Brenda Tucker
CCA's Lisa Findley, professor and chair of the Bachelor of Architecture Program, has been invited to serve as the keynote speaker at the Practices, Processes & Politics of Indigenous Place-Making symposium in Melbourne, Australia, June 25–26, at the University of Melbourne.
Posted on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook
CCA Graphic Design student Mike Hu won top honors on June 5, 2010, at the 10th Annual Portfolio Day of the San Francisco chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design. AIGA SF awarded $6,000 in scholarships to eligible students based on the overall excellence of their work, academic accomplishments, and personal statements. More than 145 students and 90 reviewers participated, and 11 enrichment scholarships, a judges' award, and the Rick Tharp Scholarship were awarded.
Posted on Thursday, June 3, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook
CCA is happy to congratulate Claudia Bernardi (Community Arts faculty) for winning the International Beliefs and Values Institute (IBAVI) 2009-10 Sustainable Visions and Values Award. This annual award recognizes an individual or organization who exemplifies IBAVI's mission through extraordinary research, education, and service.
Posted on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 by Sarah Owens
Alum Hong Sangsoo’s feature film Hahaha: What Do You See in Life, Darling? received top honors in the respected Un Certain Regard award category at the 63rd annual Cannes Film Festival. Sangsoo, whose film was one of 18 in this category and the third South Korean film in the overall selection, won over such celebrated filmmakers as French director Jean-Luc Godard (Film Socialisme).
Posted on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 by Jim Norrena
The end-of-year, sold-out Senior Fashion Show at California College of the Arts, a high-caliber runway presentation and capstone experience of the Fashion Design Program, took place May 7, 2010, in an over-sized, fully portable tent erected smack in front of the Nave on the San Francisco campus. (Watch the official 2010 CCA Fashion Show slideshow.)
Posted on Friday, May 21, 2010 by Jim Norrena
Congratulations to CCA Graduate Program in Fine Arts alum George Pfau, who was just awarded The American Austrian Foundation’s Daisy Soros Prize for Fine Arts. The nonprofit, nongovernmental organization “seeks to bridge the knowledge gap by providing qualified individuals with fellowships to pursue postgraduate education in medicine, media, and culture.”