Fine Arts News

Posted on Friday, April 23, 2010 by Chris Bliss

CCA visiting faculty member Amy Franceschini is the recipient of a prestigious 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship. Last week the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation released the results of its eighty-sixth annual competition for the United States and Canada. Franceschini’s Fellowship was awarded in the creative arts category, with fine arts as the designated field of study.

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Posted on Friday, April 16, 2010 by Chris Bliss

John Zurier, eminent adjunct professor at California College of the Arts in the Graduate Program in Fine Arts and undergraduate Painting/Drawing Program, is the recipient of a prestigious 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship.

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Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook

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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.

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Posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 by Brenda Tucker

California College of the Arts will host opening receptions for three major year-end exhibitions on Thursday, May 6, from 6–9 p.m.: the MFA Exhibition, We have as much time as it takes, and the Baccalaureate Exhibition. We have as much time as it takes is the thesis exhibition of CCA's Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice, being presented in the galleries of the CCA Wattis Institute for the first time in the program's seven-year history.

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Posted on Thursday, March 11, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Professor Jeanne Finley works in CCA's Media Arts and Fine Arts programs.

Seven graduate students from CCA’s fall "Magic Lantern: Projected Image and the Construction of Space" seminar joined forces at the end of the semester to shed some light on CCA—literally.

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Posted on Monday, February 15, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook

NALAC, the National Association for Latino Arts and Culture, has awarded a $10,000 grant to Community Arts professor Claudia Bernardi and her organization Walls of Hope to carry out a mural project with survivors of the massacre of Panzós in Alta Verapaz, Guatemala.

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Posted on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 by Grace Lee

City Arts & Lectures is offering CCA students a special discounted price of $10 for tickets to the screening and discussion of "Examined Life," Astra Taylor's new documentary. The discussion will be joined by Sunaura Taylor, artist & activist and Judith Butler, Philosopher.


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Posted on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 by Brenda Tucker

(photo by JoJo Whilden)

Howl, a feature film written and directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, will have its world premiere on the first night of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, on January 21. The opening-night structure is new this year. Instead of one single headliner, there will be three, one in each of three categories: short film, narrative, and documentary. Howl will be featured in the narrative category; the jurors selected it for this special honor out of nearly 2,000 submissions.

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Posted on Tuesday, December 15, 2009 by Lindsey Westbrook

Michele Pred: CCA alumna (Interdisciplinary Fine Arts 1990), CCA faculty member, collector of confiscated objects, new mom, self-taught technology junkie, and multitalented crafty conceptual artist, recently entered a new phase in her colorful career: shopdropping.

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Posted on Monday, December 14, 2009 by Lindsey Westbrook

photo by Kelly Sultan

We are very sad to report that one of CCA's most beloved faculty members, Larry Sultan, died of cancer on Sunday. He was a distinguished professor in both the undergraduate Photography Program and the Graduate Program in Fine Arts and had taught at CCA since 1988.

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