Fine Arts News

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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Posted on Monday, October 4, 2010 by Samantha Braman

Christine Wong Yap during The Great Balloon Giveaway, June 5, 2010 (photo: Paul Kuroda / Kuroda Visuals)

Every artist has an inspiration, whether it is another person, a piece of art, or something more abstract. For two-time CCA alum Christine Wong Yap (Printmaking 1998, MFA 2007), positive psychology is her inspiration and fuel. Positive psychology is about finding and nurturing one's talents to make normal life more fulfilling; it focuses on what you have, not what you don't have.

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Posted on Thursday, September 16, 2010 by Grace Lee

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) is currently seeking a volunteer undergraduate student to represent the organization at CCA during the 2010/11 year.

About YBCA

YBCA a contemporary, multidisciplinary arts center anchoring the Yerba Buena Gardens in the downtown San Francisco arts district. We are a space committed to innovation in our practices, exceptional diversity in our range of work, and the engagement of audiences with art that speaks to the ideas and issues of the contemporary world.

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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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