Awards and Accolades News

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.

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!

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.

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:

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.

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 . . .

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.

Posted on Friday, February 26, 2010 by Jim Norrena

The official opening of Showplace Triangle Plaza, in the 1200 block of 16th Street at the now cordoned-off intersection of 16th and Eighth streets, neatly positioned between Axis Café and Wolfe’s, took place on Thursday, February 25, just before noon. The event was officiated by Mayor Newsom and a bevy of additional city officials*, as well as the requisite media frenzy! (See additional photos at the CCA Snapshots page on Flickr).

Posted on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 by Jim Norrena

CCA's biannual journal of literature and art, Eleven-Eleven, previously featured writer Alison Doernberg's work that has subsequently been selected to appear in Dzanc Books' Best of the Web 2010 series, a national anthology.

Posted on Thursday, February 18, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Cheryl Dunye's The Owls earns a Teddy Award at 60th International Berlin Film Festival

CCA visiting artist Cheryl Dunye's film The Owls was honored with a Teddy Award nomination at the 60th International Berlin Film Festival, which took place February 11-21 and typically attracts more than 20,000 moviegoers.

Dunye's debut feature film, The Watermelon Women, won the award in 1996.