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Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 by Laura Braun

Originally from Los Angeles, Armstrong studied painting in Northern Holland and completed a BFA at San Francisco’s California College of the Arts. His deft handling of oil paint clearly demonstrates a facility inspired by traditional painting techniques, and a material aptitude for the dense capture of light and color. The intense realism of his style is often tempered by a looser, more painterly approach, and by a stylized handling of light and dimension.

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Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2015 by Em Meine

Current CCA Glass faculty Elin Christopherson and former faculty Marvin Lipofsky are included in the exhibition Studio Glass: The Art of Marvin Lipofsky, Richard Marquis, John Lewis, and Elin Christopherson on view in Terminal 2 of the San Francisco International Airport through May. 

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Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2015 by Em Meine

Glass artist Ethan Stern will be teaching a three day workshop this summer from June 1 - 3 on the Oakland campus.
 
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Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2015 by Em Meine

Ceramics alumnus Luke Shalan was recently profiled on CFile, a leading resource on contemporary ceramics and clay online.

Luke has been building contraptions to drop porcelain slabs over common household objects and tools since he was a student at CCA, and has continued to refine his mechanisms since graduating and moving to LA. In the profile, Justin Crowe writes: 

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Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2015 by Em Meine

Ceramics alumnus Luke Shalan was recently profiled on CFile, a leading resource on contemporary ceramics and clay online.

Luke has been building contraptions to drop porcelain slabs over common household objects and tools since he was a student at CCA, and has continued to refine his mechanisms since graduating and moving to LA. In the profile, Justin Crowe writes: 

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Posted on Monday, March 2, 2015 by Laura Braun

San Francisco–based artist and curator Susan O’Malley has passed away, according to Romer Young Gallery.

After receiving a BA from Stanford University in 1999, and an MFA from California College of the Arts, O’Malley saw her work exhibited at venues including the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, and the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art—where she also curated shows.

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Posted on Friday, February 27, 2015 by Em Meine

Untitled (from the "Heroes" Series 2012) by Martin Janecky

Renowned glass artists Martin Janecky and Charlie Parriott (BFA 1976) will join forces to visit CCA's glass classrooms this Spring, giving students an inside look at their techniques and approach to the material. 

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Posted on Friday, February 27, 2015 by Em Meine

Untitled (from the "Heroes" Series 2012) by Martin Janecky

Renowned glass artists Martin Janecky and Charlie Parriott (BFA 1976) will join forces to visit CCA's glass classrooms this Spring, giving students an inside look at their techniques and approach to the material. 

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Posted on Thursday, February 26, 2015 by Laura Braun

“We hope to create connections between these seven different MFA programs,” says Embark Gallery Director Angelica Jardini, who put out the call to UC Berkeley, California College of the Arts, Mills College, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco State, San Jose State and Stanford.

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Posted on Friday, February 20, 2015 by Em Meine

Changing Tides, Marilyn da Silva. (Courtesy of the artist)

Jewelry / Metal Arts chair Marilyn da Silva was recently selected by The Maloof Foundation and Craft in America as one of 12 "core artists" to exhibit her work and nominate other artists working in craft-based fields for California Handmade: State of the Arts

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