Fine Arts News

Posted on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 by Jeanne C. Finley

Schein & Schein features antique maps and prints

The students in the Graduate Fine Arts seminar Land Minds / Site Lines, taught by Jeanne C. Finley, took their first field trip of the semester exploring land/walking art. They visited 1435 Grant Avenue (formerly Dupont Street, known as the oldest street in San Francisco) in the North Beach neighborhood, home to the antique book and map retailer Schein & Schein, named after the husband-and-wife proprietors, Jimmie and Marti Schein. Students searched through the drawers and bins and pulled out maps of particular interest.

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Posted on Monday, August 30, 2010 by Christine Bradley

The Creative Work Fund (CWF) has named Allison Smith (in collaboration with Southern Exposure) as one of 17 recipients of this year's award. A total of $650,000 has been awarded for the creation of new works in the fields of performing and visual arts, funding collaborations between artists and local nonprofit community organizations on dynamic and creative projects that include dance, music, theater, sculpture, murals, interactive community art-making, and more.

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Posted on Friday, July 30, 2010 by Jim Norrena

While we all know CCA students and faculty are among the best-of-the-best artists—not only here in the East Bay but also nationally and internationally—Fine Arts program manager Julie Caffey reminds us our staff, too, contributes widely to the college's distinguished reputation.

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Posted on Monday, July 26, 2010 by Samantha Braman

Alex Beckman (MFA 2010) was recently nominated for a Primetime Emmy for outstanding creative achievement in interactive media for his work on the FOX TV show Glee. Beckman is vice president of video production at Coincident TV, a San Francisco–based company that creates interactive video technology to accentuate pictures and voices in online videos.

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Posted on Thursday, July 22, 2010 by Samantha Braman

On August 6–7, Zach Gibson, a student in CCA's Graduate Program in Design, will host Strangers, a 48-hour bookmaking project at the Levi's Workshop at 580 Valencia in San Francisco. He and 10 other Bay Area artists will gather to produce content for a book about the work they do.

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Posted on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 by Jim Norrena

(image: Oliver Dillon, monotype)View slideshow 

The 15th Annual Yozo Hamaguchi Printmaking Scholarship Awards Exhibition is set for August 25–September 17, 2010, in the Isabelle Percy West Gallery on the Oakland campus. (See the college's event calendar for complete exhibition details.)

The 2010 Winners . . .

The six undergraduates listed below each received a $3,000 tuition scholarship.

Gaelan Baird
Daniel Bortz
Oliver Dillon
Adoria Elias
Parker Ito
Cianna Valley

About the Printmaking Scholarship Awards

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Posted on Wednesday, July 7, 2010 by Samantha Braman

At the Phillips Collection's Goh Annex in Washington DC, cloudy, gray, drifting spirals surround archways sandwiching Vincent Van Gogh's 1889 painting The Road Menders. This cosmic, dazzling, seemingly vibrating drawing by Linn Meyers (MFA 1993) will remain on view through August 22.

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Posted on Sunday, June 20, 2010 by Jim Norrena

(l to r) CCA chairs Julian Carter, Melinda L. de Jesús, and Tirza Latimer at the diversity conference [photo: Jim Norrena]

The “Doing ‘Diversity’: Making It or Faking It?” conference was the first-of-its-kind, all-day planning and discussion meeting devoted specifically to the issues of diversity representation and celebration here at California College of the Arts. The discussion panels laid the groundwork for the college to ratchet up its commitment to fostering greater diversity at CCA.

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Posted on Thursday, June 17, 2010 by Samantha Braman

If life finds you strolling through the streets of New York this summer, you might notice people hanging plants from fences, scaffolds . . . almost anywhere. The Woolly Bunch Takes NYC is just one of many initiatives led by Miguel Nelson (MFA 2002) and his company Woolly Pocket to spread passion for the art of gardening.

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Posted on Thursday, June 3, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook

CCA is happy to congratulate Claudia Bernardi (Community Arts faculty) for winning the International Beliefs and Values Institute (IBAVI) 2009-10 Sustainable Visions and Values Award. This annual award recognizes an individual or organization who exemplifies IBAVI's mission through extraordinary research, education, and service.

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