Fine Arts News

Posted on Friday, April 29, 2016 by Laura Braun

When SFMOMA reopens next month, the new Pritzker Center for Photography will become the largest photography showcase in an American art museum. The center will have double the original gallery space and new, state-of-the-art educational and storage facilities. At the heart of one of the nation’s leading fine art institutions, photography will take center stage.

Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2016 by Laura Braun

Artist, designer and craftswoman Hannah Beatrice Quinn was one such student. After graduating from California College of the Arts in 2014, Quinn became a member of the Hunt Projects community. She works primarily in wood and metal, crafting ‘things that are useful as well as beautiful.’ Her work straddles the line between craft and fine art, from small furniture to brooms, bowls and wooden utensils. ‘I use all of the big equipment in the shop,’ says Quinn.

Posted on Monday, April 11, 2016 by Jim Norrena

On Thursday, April 7, Center for Art and Public Life (CAPL) at California College of the Arts presented the spring 2016 IMPACT Social Entrepreneurship Awards, at which three juried interdisciplinary teams each were awarded a $10,000 grant to create innovative and creative solutions to social problems by collaborating with community experts and partners.

Through such grants, the awards program enables a new generation of creative innovators to develop meaningful social change. Students are challenged to apply their critical and creative problem-solving skills to make a difference locally, nationally, and internationally by developing proposals and facilitating actionable next steps.

In the spring CAPL received an unprecedented amount of grant proposals from undergraduate and graduate students across 15 different disciplines with project sites in San Francisco, Utah, India, Pakistan, China, and Columbia.


Posted on Thursday, April 7, 2016 by Laura Braun

Hahn’s education includes a BFA degree from The Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland and additional studies at the California College of Arts and Crafts (now California College of the Arts) in Oakland, California. She studied film graphics and experimental animation at CalArts in Valencia, CA, and later earned an MFA in Fine Art at California State University, Fullerton (2000). She worked in the animation industry and illustrated books and magazines for The Pushpin Group in New York.

Posted on Monday, April 4, 2016 by Laura Braun

Let’s embrace that more, shall we? MSP is a good start. I have written a couple of extensive articles on this space, and in general am very excited for what it brings to the Bay Area. Last year I interviewed MSP Co-founder Deborah Rappaport for artltd. And more recently interviewed Et al.

Posted on Monday, April 4, 2016 by Laura Braun

This week we have a lovely chat with writer, educator, and sweetheart, Glen Helfand. Kate finally ventures into the reptilian hot spot, Minnesota Street Project. We also test the waters of what we're allowed to say on the show now that Maysoun has a new job aboard the art museum mothership.

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Posted on Friday, April 1, 2016 by Laura Braun

“We met as grad students at California College of the Arts in San Francisco,” Khalaf says. “And then Nick went back to teaching at Maryland Institute College of Art.

Posted on Friday, March 25, 2016 by Chris Bliss

In today’s world, across every imaginable industry, there’s a growing demand for creative people. Skilled artists are needed who can bring to the table an entrepreneurial spirit, unique problem-solving skills, and a hacker/DIY mentality.

Fine arts graduates can be found at the cutting edge of creative solutions, working in industry and in the community, and founding partnerships and enterprises of their own.

Posted on Monday, March 21, 2016 by Laura Braun

1275 Minnesota will house 10 commercial galleries, an arts education nonprofit, two temporary exhibition spaces, a media room and a much-anticipated restaurant and bar from the Daniel Patterson Group. The 35,000 sq. ft. space functions as a veritable Ferry Building for the arts with an airy, light-filled atrium flanked by rows of galleries. Tenants include mainstays such as Rena Bransten Gallery as well as newcomers like Bass + Reiner. A full list of galleries can be seen here.

Posted on Friday, March 18, 2016 by Laura Braun

I’ve been haunting the Minnesota Street space since it was a raw warehouse, shortly after it ended its days as a woodworking shop.