Posted on Friday, February 6, 2015 by Jim Norrena
CCA's Oakland campus
Posted on Monday, December 8, 2014 by Laura Braun
Unlike many traditional colleges and universities, the most tangible asset of an art and design education is the distinctive structure and style of teaching and learning that occurs daily on our campuses, across all disciplines. It's the kind of pedagogy that many traditional schools are beginning to recognize and strive to incorporate into their practice.
Posted on Friday, October 10, 2014 by Kari Marboe
True collaborations come easily, especially when they combine history and clay.
Ceramics faculty member Kari Marboe, Director of Alumni Relations Jessica Russell, Director of Libraries Annemarie Haar, and CCA alumnae Eve Steccati-Tanovitz (Graphic Design 1969) and Arlene Streich (Arts Education 1961; Painting 1966) worked together to reveal the history of the college’s archived woodblocks and incorporate these historical tools at the Ceramic Program’s Open House, which took place as part of CCA’s Alumni Weekend earlier this month.
Story of the Woodblocks
In the late 1960s, Professor Emeritus Vincent Perez was teaching woodblock printing and drawing at what was then CCAC. An Alumni Office staff member in Treadwell Hall (now Macky Hall) asked Perez if he would like to take possession of the woodblocks.
The woodblocks had been previously used to print the college’s publications (course catalogs, newsletters, and diplomas) going back to its founding in 1907 and decades thereafter.
If Perez hadn’t wanted them, they would have been thrown away.
Posted on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 by Chris Bliss
Holland Cotter, Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic at the New York Times, will be recognized by California College of the Arts (CCA) with an honorary doctorate degree at its 107th commencement exercises on Saturday, May 17, at the Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco.
Cotter will deliver the commencement address to 500+ CCA graduates and their families. He will also be honored at a private lunch the day before and participate in the post-commencement reception at the college's San Francisco campus.
Posted on Thursday, December 12, 2013 by Chris Bliss
President Stephen Beal and the entire California College of the Arts community send very best wishes for the holidays and for the new year.
Friday, December 13, 2013
Fall classes end.
Saturday, December 20, 2013 through Sunday, January 5, 2014
All CCA offices are closed.
Monday, January 6, 2014
CCA administrative offices reopen.
Monday, January 20, 2014
All CCA offices are closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Posted on Monday, December 2, 2013 by Allison Byers
George Lawson Gallery
Specializes in: Contemporary painting.
What to see now: Colored-linen grid paintings by Stephen Beal, president of California College of the Arts (“Colored Linens,” through December 21).
Posted on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 by Chris Bliss
Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 by Rachel Walther
ARCADE’s new website, fall 2012 (photo by Scott Thiessen)
Between her responsibilities running a thriving nonprofit and being the single mom of an 11-year-old daughter, Kelly Rodriguez (Architecture 1997) is always working: to support her family, enrich her community, and improve the world at large. And she wouldn't have it any other way.
Rodriguez is the executive director of ARCADE, a Seattle-based nonprofit that promotes multidisciplinary dialogues centering on the integration of architecture, design, culture, science, the arts, and everything in between. It publishes a quarterly magazine, coordinates cultural events for the community, and maintains an increasingly robust web and social media presence.
A glance at ARCADE's calendar reveals a bevy of options offered weekly for anyone interested in design, architecture, and the arts, from lectures by visiting scholars to documentary film screenings and info nights featuring free tutorials on design software.
Posted on Friday, September 6, 2013 by Chris Bliss
CCA's Annual Career Expo helps students and alumni launch their careers
“Leadership and problem solving can be applied to every facet in life, and that is what arts training at CCA is. Progressive.”
This is one of several positive comments from CCA alumni who participated in the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) 2012 survey.
The SNAAP survey results were released in a recent report that details findings from more than 65,000 arts alumni of all ages from 120 institutions in the United States and Canada.
Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by Allison Byers
Last month my institution, California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco, selected scientist Amory Lovins to deliver the commencement speech and to receive an honorary doctorate. I'm sure many people in the audience were wondering why CCA, a school of the arts, chose a scientist for this honor. What could a world-renowned physicist say that would resonate with a group of artists, architects, designers, curators, and writers? Plenty, as we all found out.