Awards and Accolades News

Posted on Monday, April 19, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Watch the slideshow below to view submitted work by Jeremy Mende

Graduate Program in Design and Graphic Design adjunct professor Jeremy Mende has been issued a Franklin D. Israel Rome Prize in the American Academy in Rome's 2010–11 Rome Prize Competition.

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Posted on Friday, April 16, 2010 by Chris Bliss

John Zurier, eminent adjunct professor at California College of the Arts in the Graduate Program in Fine Arts and undergraduate Painting/Drawing Program, is the recipient of a prestigious 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship.

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Posted on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 by Jim Norrena

This year's exciting Bay Area lineup of Earth Day Celebration activities includes CCA noted alumna Gaby Brink (Photography 1992; Graphic Design 1995), cochair of the AIGA Center for Sustainable Design (CFSD), presenting the West Coast premiere of the AIGA's Living Principles for Design on Thursday, April 22, at the Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco.

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Posted on Monday, April 5, 2010 by Jim Norrena

CCA Graphic Design adjunct professor Christopher Simmons has been judged—his course-specific website, that is—as one of HOW magazine's top-10 sites for designers, an honor determined by the design publication's editors each month.

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Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 by Jim Norrena

California College of the Arts is proud to announce not one but two 2010 Windgate Fellowship Award recipients: Rachael Nyhus and Alexis Myre, each a senior in the Metal Arts / Jewelry Program. Only 10 fellowships are awarded annually, with each awardee receiving a $15,000 reward—making the award program notably competitive!

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Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook

Volume 1 cover

Ben Costa (MFA Writing 2008) recently received a Xeric Grant. The Xeric Grant provides financial support for up-and-coming self-publishing comic book creators.

The Xeric Foundation is a private, nonprofit corporation established by Peter A. Laird, cocreator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Planet Racers.

Costa’s awarded project, Shi Long Pang, is a historical fiction/fantasy about a wandering Shaolin monk in 17th-century China. You can read portions of the comic online at his blog.

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Posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 by Jason Engelund

Indhira Rojas presents her project Design Thinking: Recycling Practices for the Dominican Republic. The video, in three parts, shows the "Socially Engaged Projects" event when CCA students awarded 2009 Center for Art and Public Life Student Grants presented their work.

Indhira states:

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Posted on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Congratulations are in order for the entire California College of the Arts Architecture community for securing a 2010 NCARB Prize, announced last week during the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Annual Meeting Awards Ceremony held in New Orleans.

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Posted on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook

Raymond Carver: Short Story Collections

Redesigning Raymond Carver's backlist for the 25th anniversary of Vintage Contemporaries, the publisher decided to use the stunning and luminous suburban night photography of Todd Hido (Photography faculty) for the covers. Hido says: "This might be one of the most important and significant things that my images are ever used for. A dream, really, to contribute something to such an amazing author's body of published work. When I read Carver I see pictures. It makes me lust after going out to hunt for places to shoot. When I discovered it, it put words, stories, and characters in my mind that I had been searching for. I instinctively knew these people from my past experiences—they totally resonated with me." Read more . . .

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Posted on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 by Jim Norrena

CCA Industrial Design junior Ryan David Francis placed third in the 17th annual International Housewares Association (IHA) student design competition for his Swivel Garden Cart entry. Judged by design professionals and managers at housewares companies, their decisions are based on original product concepts, research, analysis, and clear visual and verbal presentation.

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