Awards and Accolades News

Posted on Tuesday, February 16, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Jens Hoffmann (photo by Bob Adler)

CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts Director Jens Hoffmann and the independent Brazilian curator Adriano Pedrosa have been named cocurators of the 12th International Istanbul Biennial to be held September 17–November 13, 2011. Hoffmann and Pedrosa are expected to announce a conceptual framework for the biennial in fall 2010.

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Posted on Monday, February 15, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook

NALAC, the National Association for Latino Arts and Culture, has awarded a $10,000 grant to Community Arts professor Claudia Bernardi and her organization Walls of Hope to carry out a mural project with survivors of the massacre of Panzós in Alta Verapaz, Guatemala.

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Posted on Friday, February 12, 2010 by Alexis Mahrus

© Alyssa Deville 2009

Congratulations to the following Illustration students who have been honored in the 2010 New York Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition:

Dustin Boudreau
Alija Craycroft
Alyssa Deville (View Alyssa's video)
Marian Dilan
Danielle Gray
Kevin Wada

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Posted on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 by Jim Norrena

CCA's Fashion Design Program is having an exceptional month. In addition to accomplished alumna Amy Sarabi's current run (and win!) on Lifetime's popular Project Runway, the program was recently being ranked number one by, and it landed a shout-out in Women's Wear Daily, the fashion industry–touted "Fashion Bible!"

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Posted on Friday, February 5, 2010 by Chris Bliss

Fashion Design alumna Amy Sarabi's winning design on Project RunwayView slideshow 

CCA alumna Amy Sarabi (Fashion Design 2007) won this week’s design challenge on Season 7 of Project Runway. The assignment was to create a signature dress for the Campbell’s adDRESS Your Heart campaign. Matched with clients who suffer from heart disease, many of the designers found it particularly difficult to design for a “real” woman rather than a runway model. Not Amy.

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Posted on Wednesday, February 3, 2010 by Jim Norrena

First Project Runway, Now Highest Ranking . . .

Apparently having CCA Fashion Design alumna Amy Sarabi competing in Season 7 of Project Runway just wasn't enough media attention—now CCA's celebrated Fashion Design Program has been praised by College Crunch as a top-10 college fashion design degree program in the United States!

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Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 by Jim Norrena

CCA Writing and Literature chair and assistant professor Aimee Phan, also an assistant professor in the college’s MFA Program in Writing, has been awarded a $25,000 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) 2010 Literature Fellowship in Creative Writing.

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Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Image: Tanya Traboulsi, *Music is Life: Lebanese Sounds Stills*, a Kleio Projects exhibition

Congratulations to CCA Graduate Program in Writing alumna, writer, and visual artist Youmna Chlala for being awarded the distinguished 2009 Joseph Henry Jackson Award for her poetry manuscript The Paper Camera. In addition to a $2,000 cash award, Chlala’s manuscript will be permanently housed at UC Berkeley’s Bancroft Library. She was also invited to read from her award-winning manuscript at a separate awards ceremony held November 16 at 7 p.m. at Intersection for the Arts in San Francisco.

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Posted on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Design for the 60th Berlin International Film Festival is attributed to designers of Berlin-based Büro Otto Sauhaus

These are the words every filmmaker hopes to hear: "It is my pleasure to invite your film to the Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin." While not every filmmaker actually hears these words, CCA Media Arts faculty member Cheryl Dunye has heard them more than once—most recently for her latest feature The Owls, which has been selected to screen at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival this February.

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Posted on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Design sample from Laura Schmits's portfolio

The Council of Fashion Designers America (CFDA) and the Liz Claiborne Fashion Scholarship Committee this month acknowledged CCA Fashion Design student Laura Schmits with an honorable mention distinction in the Liz Claiborne Fashion Scholarship's inaugural year.

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