Painting Drawing News

Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 by Laura Braun

But don't think Rossi spends all her time mulling deep questions and writing best-selling books. She is a Danville mom, with two baseball-playing boys, a dog, a cat and a husband -- and she is a devoted Warriors and Giants fan. She went to Northgate High School, played softball there (second base was her position) and graduated from UCLA, where she majored in Latin American studies. Her main artistic outlet was painting, and in fact, she went to the California College of the Arts to focus on oil painting.

Posted on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 by Laura Braun

Similarly, BlabberLab rebuses show not just ears and eyes, but drawings of colons, veins and layers of skin. It makes sense that Comitta and Pfau met in a California College of the Arts graduate course on the grotesque.

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Posted on Friday, March 25, 2016 by Chris Bliss

In today’s world, across every imaginable industry, there’s a growing demand for creative people. Skilled artists are needed who can bring to the table an entrepreneurial spirit, unique problem-solving skills, and a hacker/DIY mentality.

Fine arts graduates can be found at the cutting edge of creative solutions, working in industry and in the community, and founding partnerships and enterprises of their own.

Posted on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 by Laura Braun

Uoo refers to each curtain as a “moment” in a nod to the work of his former professor at California College of the Arts, Franklin Williams, whose own “moments” (as the artist titles his wall-based soft sculpture) hang within the exhibition. While Williams exhibited widely in the mid-60s, his work being included in exhibitions at SF MoMA and the Whitney Museum of American Art, Curtains is his first New York showing since 1975.

Posted on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 by Laura Braun

Laskey picked up the thread of weaving late in her undergraduate painting studies at California College of the Arts, in the early 2000s, but once she attempted to make her own linen canvas, she was hooked.

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Posted on Friday, February 19, 2016 by Laura Braun

Though trained in drawing and painting at California College of the Arts in San Francisco, Boyd has managed to retain a distinct style reminiscent of folk and outsider art. As her own understanding of tarot and other esoteric disciplines grew, Boyd's subjects changed to reflect her widening embrace of the occult. Today, she continues to forge a personal utopia populated by spirits and mythical beings in her art practice, and her work has therefore become deeply symbolic.

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Posted on Monday, February 8, 2016 by Laura Braun

His father's store opened up a fertile avenue of artistic inspiration by providing Yeager contact with Native American traders from Western Washington and Vancouver Island. Although New Mexico sparked the artist's interpretive series of aboriginal people, Bellingham provided the seed. He eventually looked outside of Whatcom County for a cultural center with an established art school.

Posted on Friday, January 22, 2016 by Troy Covello

“Fortune favors the brave,” goes the old saying. A living example of that maxim is alumna Debra McGuire, who found success by continuously changing the trajectory of her life and career as a fine artist, jewelry maker, fashion designer, and costume designer.

Since she earned her BFA in Painting and teaching credentials from CCAC in 1974, McGuire has been on a fantastic journey that has taken her from handcrafting jewelry in a New York loft to a 10-year run as a costume designer for the hit show Friends in Los Angeles to her most recent project as a costume designer on a big-budget film set in Hawaii.

Posted on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 by Laura Braun

Conceived in 2009, the band consist of Shannon Shaw (vocals/bass), Cody Blanchard (guitars/vocals) and Nate Mahan (drums), all of whom are friends that met and started playing together while at California College of the Arts. The band then began performing around the Bay Area, finding local and national recognition. If you ever have doubts about playing music or forming a band, Shaw explains, “Just go for it. If you want to do it, you can, and you should. I’m a big fake it till you make it kind of person, and I’m a late bloomer as well. I didn’t start playing until I was 25.

Posted on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 by Laura Braun

Presented in partnership with Pier 24 Photography, California College of the Arts, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Larry Sultan Photography Award honors the unique vision of American photographer Larry Sultan by recognizing one photographer a year with a fully sponsored residency and a $10,000 cash prize. Breuer was announced as the 2016 recipient in September 2015, and will begin his residency in the spring. 

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