Posted on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 by Clay Walsh
Posted on Thursday, August 26, 2010 by Clay Walsh
Break out your digital camera for CCA’s inaugural R.A.W. (Real Artists at Work) Photo competition—the college’s newest juried student competition that awards a $100 cash prize to each winner!
Students enter the competition by submitting their digital photographs online. Each image should offer an artistic, original perspective and follow the designated theme.
This year’s theme: Life within CCA’s residence halls.
That’s right—here’s your chance to show others in the community what CCA’s on-campus residential life looks like, as well as turn fellow hall residents into stars!
Posted on Thursday, August 19, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook
A Road Divided
Nazraeli Press Press, 2010
Hardcover, 64 pages, $75
Nazraeli Press is pleased to announce Todd Hido's new book of landscape photographs. Driving lonely roads on the outskirts of cities, Hido creates poignant images filled with inexplicable gravity, often fully disintegrated, recalling impressionist painting. He often frames the compositions from inside his car, photographing straight through the windshield, using it as an additional lens and bringing a sense of timing and moment.Read the rest
Posted on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 by Jim Norrena
This year's exciting Bay Area lineup of Earth Day Celebration activities includes CCA noted alumna Gaby Brink (Photography 1992; Graphic Design 1995), cochair of the AIGA Center for Sustainable Design (CFSD), presenting the West Coast premiere of the AIGA's Living Principles for Design on Thursday, April 22, at the Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco.Read the rest
Posted on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook
Raymond Carver: Short Story Collections
Redesigning Raymond Carver's backlist for the 25th anniversary of Vintage Contemporaries, the publisher decided to use the stunning and luminous suburban night photography of Todd Hido (Photography faculty) for the covers. Hido says: "This might be one of the most important and significant things that my images are ever used for. A dream, really, to contribute something to such an amazing author's body of published work. When I read Carver I see pictures. It makes me lust after going out to hunt for places to shoot. When I discovered it, it put words, stories, and characters in my mind that I had been searching for. I instinctively knew these people from my past experiences—they totally resonated with me." Read more . . .Read the rest
Posted on Monday, February 22, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook
Nazraeli Press, 2009
Hardcover, 96 pages, $40
As guest editor of Witness #7, Todd Hido (Photography faculty) juxtaposes his own photographs of the vacant interiors of foreclosed homes—the first time this series has been published as a group—with portraits made by the Polish photographer Leon Borensztein in the 1980s. Hido's potent and surreal pictures of empty spaces include traces of lives previously lived, and Borensztein's portraits (set against generic backdrops in homes and businesses in Stockton, Fresno, and Bakersfield) metaphorically give form to the evicted families.Read the rest
Posted on Monday, December 14, 2009 by Lindsey Westbrook
photo by Kelly Sultan
Posted on Saturday, November 1, 2008 by Jim Norrena
Graduate Design student Indhira Rojas (Indhira Susana Rojas Sánchez) earned top prize in the Fine Art Photography category at the XXII Eduardo León Jimenes Competition of Art (Concurso de Arte Eduardo León Jimenes). The exhibition is organized by Centro León in Santiago, Dominican Republic.
Indhira Rojas's diptych digital photography piece, Feminine Resistance (2006), reflects on themes of sexuality and aggression and will become a part of the institution's permanent collection.Read the rest
Posted on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 by Jim Norrena
(photo by Zakary Zide)
Heads turned Wednesday, September 17, 2008, when Gump's—a purveyor of fine arts and crafts—hosted an over-the-top arts benefit: Made in the Shade. The gala paved the way for Gump's to give back to artists, with proceeds benefiting CCA in the form of an endowed scholarship.
Made in the Shade featured a silent auction where attendees could bid on custom-designed lampshades. While that in and of itself is a glowing idea, it gets brighter: several of the lampshades were designed by CCA students. Yet what's absolutely brilliant is that in order to illuminate the designs, models wore the one-of-kind lampshades atop their heads while on the catwalk! (Yes, it takes . . . gumption to pull off the old lampshade-on-the-head routine!)
Even if you didn't make the gala, you can continue to bid on 10 lampshades by visiting Clothes Off Your Back, but only until Friday, September 26. Don't miss your chance to wear a custom-designed lampshade on your head (or not) and help support the CCA scholarship that Gump's has so generously extended.
Several of the CCA participants were on hand mixing and mingling with supporters and answering questions about their designs.
Made in the Shade was an illuminating and inspired evening of high fashion (literally!) where once again those who wore the lampshades on their heads were the life of the party. The benefit gala was all in the name of art—only at this gala the familiar name was Gump's.
Gump's San Francisco at 135 Post Street
Event starts at 6 p.m. (with cocktails & hors d'oeuvres)
Silent auction begins (ends at 9 p.m.)
Fashion show and live auction begin at 8 p.m.
Cost: $100 per ticket
For questions, please call Carmen Roberson at 415.984.9297.
Kim Anno, Curtis Arima, Kelly Ball, David Cole, Jack da Silva, Marilyn da Silva, John de Fazio, Mark Eanes, Sally Elesby, Tony Esola, Chris Finley, Linda Geary, Camellia George, James Gobel, Katie Lewis, Deborah Lozier, Nathan Lynch, Nate Mahoney, Kari Marboe, KC Rosenberg, Marta Salas-Porras, Bryan Keith Thomas, Mariana Tocornal, Chano Uribe, Alison Yates, Zakary Zide, John Zurier
Remember, ask not what your lampshade can do for you, but rather what you can do with your lampshade.
—AnonymousRead the rest
Posted on Friday, August 31, 2007 by Brenda Tucker
Recognizing the increasing importance of design and its impact on the business world, California College of the Arts (CCA) has launched a new MBA in Design Strategy program, the first of its kind in the United States. Slated to enroll its inaugural class of students in fall 2008, the innovative program will unite the studies of design, finance, and organizational management in a unique curriculum aimed at providing students with tools and strategies to address today's complex and interconnected market.Read the rest
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