Fine Arts News

Posted on Friday, January 7, 2011 by Sarah Owens

Artadia: The Fund For Art and Dialogue honored not one, but two California College of the Arts Fine Arts faculty members with a 2009 Artadia Award: Allison Smith, an assistant professor in the Sculpture and Fine Arts programs, and James Gobel, associate professor and interim chair for Painting/Drawing.

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Posted on Thursday, January 6, 2011 by Samantha Braman

Jessica Silverman (photo by Daniel Trese)View slideshow 

"Art dealer" may be the best way to describe her day-to-day work, but Jessica Silverman (MA Curatorial Practice 2007) wears many hats as the founder and director of Silverman Gallery in San Francisco. While her exhibition programs have garnered increasing visibility and national press and her business has grown and thrived, Silverman has needed to be not only "dealer" but also curator, director, writer, installer . . . and sometimes delivery person!

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Posted on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 by Jim Norrena

(film still) Terri, by Azazel Jacobs (2011), 101 min.View slideshow 

Film Program faculty member Julia Shirar (MFA 1997) is the sound designer for Azazel Jacobs's film, Terri, one of 16 films entered into the dramatic competition at this year's Sundance Film Festival. The largest independent cinema festival in the United States, Sundance will take place January 20 through 30 in Park City, Utah.

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Posted on Friday, December 17, 2010 by Chris Bliss

Twill Series (Black Cherry/Amethyst/Fire Red), 2007View slideshow 

Last night the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) announced the recipients of the 2010 SECA Art Award. CCA alumna Ruth Laskey (Painting/Drawing 1999, MFA 2005) was among the four winners.

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Posted on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 by Chris Bliss

Anna Von Mertens (MFA 2000)View slideshow 

Last night at a celebration at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York United States Artists, a national grant-making and advocacy organization, announced the recipients of 50 USA Fellowships for 2010, totaling $2.5 million. Winners in the visual arts include faculty member Allison Smith and alumna Anna Von Mertens (MFA 2000).

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Posted on Thursday, December 2, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Students visited Nevada's Black Rock Desert, where they created site-specific art

Earlier this fall media artist and CCA Graduate Program in Fine Arts and Film Program professor Jeanne Finley took her "Land Minds / Sight Lines" graduate seminar students to Reno, "The Biggest Little City in the World," and the surrounding Black Rock Desert for a weekend-long, site-specific, art-making excursion.

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Posted on Friday, November 5, 2010 by Sarah Owens

Several members from CCA’s community are engaging themselves in OPENwater, a two-day event scheduled for November 13–14 that celebrates the collaboration between SFMOMA and the artists, chefs, and educators who comprise OPENrestaurant—a self-described “collective of restaurant professionals who sought to move their environment to an art space as a way to experiment with the language of their daily activities.”

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Posted on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 by Clay Walsh

About the R.A.W. Photo Contest Winners

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Posted on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 by Samantha Braman

Alexandra Grant (photo by Anais Wade)View slideshow 

In summer 2008, the artist Alexandra Grant (MFA 2000) was invited to participate in the newly relaunched Watts House Project (WHP), an ambitious undertaking spearheaded by the internationally renowned artist Edgar Arceneaux. She hoped her design would attract attention, but little did she know quite how much she'd receive, and how international it would be!

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Posted on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook

Brion Nuda Rosch
Little Paper Planes, 2010
Paperback, 90 pages, $24

Kelly Lynn Jones (MFA 2010, Painting/Drawing 2002), owner of the online artist store Little Paper Planes (which carries work by many CCA artists!), offers this survey of the San Francisco artist Brion Nuda Rosch as her first publishing venture. Foreword by Zachary Royer Scholz (MFA 2006, MA Visual and Critical Studies 2009).

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