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Posted on Monday, March 31, 2014 by Rachel Walther

Norval Gill (Art Education 1937) was born in Stockton in 1914. He began his artistic career during the Great Depression, and today, approaching his second century of life, he is still working and enjoying his craft.

Along the way he was on the Federal Art Project, worked as an illustrator and draftsman at an aircraft company, and has been a teacher, a graphic designer, a painter, a sculptor, and a devoted family man.

Gill is reluctant to differentiate between art for illustration, exhibition, personal enjoyment, and advertising. “I’ve always felt that art is art, and art that is done for a particular purpose does not make it less worthwhile.”

His influences have included the writings and philosophy of the British type designer and sculptor Eric Gill as well as his CCA(C) professor Glenn Wessels, who first exposed him to Lewis Mumford’s book Technics and Civilization and connected him with the Federal Art Project after graduation.

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Posted on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 by Laura Braun

So, last week I popped by the gorgeous California College of the Arts campus in San Francisco. I took a little walk through the students’ studios, and there was so much good work hanging everywhere… but this studio stopped me in my tracks.

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Posted on Thursday, March 6, 2014 by Laura Braun

The decision to include Jake Longstreth was a natural one. Longstreth, who, like McFarland, graduated from California College of the Arts about 10 years ago, focuses on painting. His portraits of sprawling landscapes are minimal -- stripped down to basic, elegant shapes.

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Posted on Thursday, March 6, 2014 by Laura Braun

Mati Rose McDonough never expected to be a professional artist.

But when McDonough (whose first name, Mati, is pronounced Matey) got laid off from her job at a San Francisco law firm in 2007, the urge to paint grew so strong that she decided to take the plunge and apply to the California College of the Arts in Oakland.

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Posted on Thursday, March 6, 2014 by Laura Braun

Nature - as seen through the strange, rough magic of memory - has been the overriding force behind Los Angeles painter Jake Longstreth's latest paintings, his "Particulate Matter" series. Dark or hazy landmasses are rendered with what he describes as "thin, nervous-looking strokes, done in an off-the-cuff manner," in contrast with tonal skies and the occasional rambunctious pink or green cloud.

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Posted on Monday, February 17, 2014 by Laura Braun

Oxford received a Bachelor of Arts in English and creative writing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Masters of Fine Arts in painting/drawing with a concentration in video art from the California College of the Arts. Starting in March, she will write a biweekly blog series focused on connections between the museum collections and the local community.

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Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 by Laura Braun

Make your way to SooLOCAL this Saturday for a dual exhibit from partners in crime/art Crystal Quinn and Oakley Tapola. In Somethin’s Rippin, the two present a clever collection of works that are, as they describe, “A snapshot of the comic dysfunctionality of the parts of life that we depend on, work around, or attempt to fix: may we try half-assed or diligently, it is generally to no avail” which is definitely a concept we can understand. While the duo may have a playful, witty streak, their work is far from a joke: both Quinn and Tapola are quite serious when it comes to art.

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Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 by Laura Braun

The phrase “wearable art” comes to mind when looking at HighLow Jewelry‘s collection, and that’s because it is actually inspired by art. Designer Sonya Gallardo studied painting & drawing at California College of the Arts San Francisco before launching her line. Now based in Los Angeles, HighLow Jewelry draws influence from both ancient and modern art, infusing the collection with nods to folk art, art history and contemporary art. 

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Posted on Monday, January 27, 2014 by Laura Braun

I studied painting at California College of the Arts, where I received my BFA in May 2012. Prior to that I briefly studied photography at School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Posted on Friday, January 24, 2014 by Laura Braun

Woods (b. 1963) earned her arts education at California Polytechnic State University; the Studio Art Centers International in Florence, Italy; and the California College of the Arts in Oakland, where she earned her B.F.A. In addition to exhibiting with George Billis Gallery, Woods has displayed her art at Quidley & Company Fine Art in Boston (2012); Stewart Gallery in Boise, Idaho (2012); the Boise Art Museum (2010); and many other fine art venues.

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