Fine Arts News

Posted on Friday, March 18, 2016 by Laura Braun

MSP is situated on the eastern edge of the so-called DoReMi (Dogpatch,Potrero, Mission) arts district, home to a number of relocated arts spaces and long-time residents.

Posted on Monday, March 14, 2016 by Laura Braun

I studied fine art in Düsseldorf and San Francisco but never received any formal training as a graphic designer. After I had already started teaching at the California College of the Arts, I secretly took Adobe Illustrator courses on the weekends, in order to get that knowledge. My training had been more about ideas and concepts than about practical skills.

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Posted on Monday, March 14, 2016 by Laura Braun

To start his day at Ever Gold Projects, gallerist Andrew McClintock unlocks an iron gate, unlocks a glass door, steps inside his narrow O’Farrell Street storefront and quickly relocks the door. Once he has his 34-ounce Louisville Slugger close at hand, he is ready to greet any art curator or collector willing to brave a bad block of the Tenderloin and knock on the glass for entry.

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Posted on Thursday, March 3, 2016 by Laura Braun

While finishing her Master’s at California College of the Arts in 2012, Amy performed in a former sweatshop in San Francisco that had been raided by the INS. “The people in there were sick. They were not there on their own free will at all,” says Keefer. The space was in a windowless basement, locked from the outside, and still had hatch marks on the walls (to count items sewn, Keefer guesses). There were slats in the stairs where the workers slept during breaks from making typical tourist sweatshirts printed with the Golden Gate Bridge.

Posted on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 by Laura Braun

As the bandmates' conversation oscillated between joking around and talking business, one could sense their closeness both as friends and collaborators. Saenz and Raden, who first met as graduate students at California College of the Arts, initially started Daisy World as a duo and played their first show in 2012. At first, the two of them programmed beats on a drum machine, but Clark volunteered to drum for them after seeing them perform.

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Posted on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 by Laura Kenney

Benjamin Quinn, MFA 2016View slideshow 

On view March 15 through April 23, 2016

39 artists, 4 exhibitions, 3 venues: Discover the Bay Area’s most promising young voices in contemporary art at CCA’s graduate show

San Francisco, Calif., March 2, 2016 – Debuting a progressive new format for the school’s annual MFA in Fine Arts graduate show, California College of the Arts (CCA) will present its 2016 MFA Thesis Exhibition as a four-part series of showcases to be hosted at off-campus art venues and launched over the course of four weeks between March 15 and April 23. The exhibition and related events are all free and open to the public.

The presentation series, formerly conceived as a single exhibition installed on CCA’s San Francisco campus, breaks with previous iterations by offering this year’s 39 graduate students the experience of mounting work in public, professional gallery settings and in focused exhibitions with fewer artists, allowing greater appreciation of individual work.

The three off-site venues -- all located in the burgeoning Potrero Hill/Dogpatch arts district surrounding CCA’s main campus -- include Fused Space, founded and directed by CCA alumni Yves Béhar and Jessica Silverman; the Perry Family Event Center, located adjacent to the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art; and the soon-to-open Minnesota Street Project, founded by Deborah and Andy Rappaport, where CCA’s MFA show will be part of the complex’s inaugural slate of exhibitions.

Posted on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 by Laura Kenney

Benjamin Quinn, MFA 2016View slideshow 

On view March 15 through April 23, 2016

39 artists, 4 exhibitions, 3 venues: Discover the Bay Area’s most promising young voices in contemporary art at CCA’s graduate show

San Francisco, Calif., March 2, 2016 – Debuting a progressive new format for the school’s annual MFA in Fine Arts graduate show, California College of the Arts (CCA) will present its 2016 MFA Thesis Exhibition as a four-part series of showcases to be hosted at off-campus art venues and launched over the course of four weeks between March 15 and April 23. The exhibition and related events are all free and open to the public.

The presentation series, formerly conceived as a single exhibition installed on CCA’s San Francisco campus, breaks with previous iterations by offering this year’s 39 graduate students the experience of mounting work in public, professional gallery settings and in focused exhibitions with fewer artists, allowing greater appreciation of individual work.

The three off-site venues -- all located in the burgeoning Potrero Hill/Dogpatch arts district surrounding CCA’s main campus -- include Fused Space, founded and directed by CCA alumni Yves Béhar and Jessica Silverman; the Perry Family Event Center, located adjacent to the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art; and the soon-to-open Minnesota Street Project, founded by Deborah and Andy Rappaport, where CCA’s MFA show will be part of the complex’s inaugural slate of exhibitions.

Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2016 by Laura Kenney

Three CCA faculty members recently earned national accolades for excellence in teaching.

Linda Fleming | Sculpture

Linda Fleming received the 2016 Outstanding Educator Award from the International Sculpture Center, presented to individuals who have effectively and passionately communicated the knowledge and personal experience gained through the creation of their own work to countless numbers of students throughout their career. 

Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2016 by Laura Braun

Jessica Ingram, now an assistant professor at the California College of the Arts, traveled around the South recording in photographs or oral histories the locations important to the 20th-century movement, many of them out of the way or less talked about.

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Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2016 by Laura Braun

Art helped Odutola not only embrace her identity, but to be proud of it. After receiving her BA from University of Alabama in Huntsville and her MFA from California College of the Arts, she started making drawings using pen and ink. Even though the figures she depicts are always shaded in black, she doesn’t always depict black characters.

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