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Posted on Monday, October 8, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

Top left: Creative Citizenship Fellow Hank Willis Thomas, photo credit: Andrea Blanch. Artwork included in Take Action at CCA Hubbell Street Galleries (clockwise from top right): Undoing Time | Amends, installation view, 2016, Sharon Daniel, image courtesy of the artist; Cargo Cults (Basketwoman), 2016, Stephanie Syjuco, image courtesy of the artist; 100 Days Action, photo credit: Victoria Heilweil

San Francisco, CA—October 8, 2018—California College of the Arts (CCA) is proud to lead the For Freedoms’ 50 State Initiative in the Bay Area—working with major arts and cultural organizations across the region to increase voter registration, voter access, and engagement in the broader practices of democracy. A slate of programming, including town halls, exhibitions, sign-making workshops, and community events, will take place at CCA’s San Francisco and Oakland campuses this fall.

Posted on Monday, September 24, 2018 by Emily Viemeister

Blattner Hall. Photo by Bruce Damonte.

Building Named Blattner Hall to Recognize CCA Trustee and Property Developer Simon Blattner 

Opening Marks Major Milestone for CCA’s Expansion in San Francisco

Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by Emily Viemeister

Bieke Depoorter, from the series I am about to call it a day, 2010–14.

San Francisco, CA — September 17, 2018 — In a collaborative partnership with four major Bay Area arts organizations, Belgian photographer Bieke Depoorter has been selected to receive the prestigious 2018 Larry Sultan Photography Award. The award, granted through a partnership of California College of the Arts, Headlands Center for the Arts, Pier 24 Photography, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, consists of a $10,000 cash award and an artist residency at Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, CA.

Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

Léonie Guyer, Gift, 2006 (installation detail), collection of the Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon, New Lebanon, NY

San Francisco-based artist Léonie Guyer (b. 1955, New York City) creates paintings, drawings, and books that are intimate in scale and minimalist in sensibility, yet are also expansive, idiosyncratic, and deeply nuanced. Consisting mostly of abstract shapes, some of her works are painted on wooden panels or marble fragments, others are drawn on paper, and others are painted directly onto walls in site-responsive installations.

Posted on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

Curatorial Research Bureau, located at YBCA, is a bookshop, learning site, exhibition and public program space, and new home of CCA’s Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) and California College of the Arts (CCA) announce the launch of the Curatorial Research Bureau (CRB). Located at YBCA, the CRB is a new bookshop, learning site, and exhibition and public program space. The space will be the new home of CCA’s Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice, which is chaired by art historian and curator James Voorhies.

Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

The Nave—a grand hall located in CCA’s iconic academic building in San Francisco—provides a dramatic, versatile space to showcase large works of art and group exhibitions.

The California College of the Arts is proud to present a robust line-up of public programming to the San Francisco Bay Area. This fall, CCA will have a number of affiliated events for the much-anticipated Global Climate Action Summit, including the official launch of the award-winning Architectural Ecologies Lab, which exemplify the college’s commitment to sustainability.

Posted on Monday, June 25, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

Editors and contributors to Art Practical.

The California Arts Council (CAC) announced its plans to award $12,400 to Art Practical as part of CAC’s Arts and Public Media program.

The Arts and Public Media program supports multiplatform nonprofit media projects that demonstrate a clear approach to building public awareness and support for the arts. The program is rooted in the CAC’s vision to create a state where the arts are a central component of daily life and accessible to all, reflecting contributions from all of California’s diverse populations and fostering civic engagement.

Posted on Monday, June 18, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

Adam Linder, Choreographic Service No.2: Some Proximity, 2014, duration variable, two dancers and a writer. Pictured at Sydney Biennial.

The Wattis Institute launches its 20th anniversary year with the exhibition Adam Linder: Full Service, a survey exhibition of five choreographic works by Adam Linder (b. 1983, Sydney, Australia; lives and works in Los Angeles). The exhibition is on view at the Wattis Institute from September 8 through September 29, 2018, with performances taking place all day, every day, during open hours. A precise schedule appears below.

Posted on Monday, June 18, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

Video documentation of NIC Kay’s pushit!! [exercise 1 in getting well soon], Judson Memorial Church, 2017.

CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts is proud to present Susanne Kriemann: Canopy, canopy—the first U.S.

Posted on Friday, June 8, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

Left: Courtesy of Hatch Workshop. Right: Courtesy of House 9.

California College of the Arts is proud to announce Hatch Workshop and House9 as the two winning teams of the college’s annual IMPACT Award, presented by CCA’s Center for Art + Public Life. This CCA-wide competition for students, alumni, faculty, and staff provides a $25,000 award to each winning team, as well as a robust network of resources and partnerships to enable teams to complete their projects over the course of one year.