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Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 by Chris Bliss

Renowned San Francisco retailer Gump’s will celebrate its 150th anniversary by opening its doors March 31 for Mirror Mirror, a gala celebration to benefit California College of the Arts (CCA). The festive event features a dinner party and an auction of one-of-a-kind mirrors created by 30 leading artists, architects, and designers, including designer Yves Béhar, architect Mark Jensen, artist Raymond Saunders, and interior designer Kelly Wearstler (see complete list below).

Posted on Friday, February 25, 2011 by Chris Bliss

Property in San Francisco is adjacent to the CCA campus [photo: Jim Norrena]

California College of the Arts (CCA) has purchased from Greyhound Lines, Inc. a two-and-a-half-acre (approximately 102,000 square feet) vacant lot in the Mission Bay area of San Francisco. The property, formerly a bus maintenance facility, abuts CCA’s main San Francisco campus building at 1111 Eighth Street and is bordered by 7th, Hooper, and Irwin Streets. The purchase price was $8.4 million.

Posted on Monday, January 31, 2011 by Sarah Owens

Given the increasingly international nature of the art world, not to mention culture in general, is it realistic to generalize about the artistic production of a particular geographical region? Route 2: Undisclosed Destination considers this question in the context of the West Coast. The exhibition will take place from February 15 through April 9, 2011, in the Logan Galleries on the San Francisco campus of California College of the Arts. The exhibition is free and open to the public, with an opening reception on Tuesday, February 15, from 6-8 p.m.

Posted on Friday, January 7, 2011 by Brenda Tucker

Jens Hoffmann (photo by Bob Adler)

CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts Director Jens Hoffmann and the independent Brazilian curator Adriano Pedrosa have been named cocurators of the 12th International Istanbul Biennial to be held September 17–November 13, 2011. Hoffmann and Pedrosa are expected to announce a conceptual framework for the biennial in fall 2010.

Posted on Friday, January 7, 2011 by Sarah Owens

Artadia: The Fund For Art and Dialogue honored not one, but two California College of the Arts Fine Arts faculty members with a 2009 Artadia Award: Allison Smith, an assistant professor in the Sculpture and Fine Arts programs, and James Gobel, associate professor and interim chair for Painting/Drawing.

Posted on Thursday, December 16, 2010 by Sarah Owens

The CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts will present the exhibition The Way Beyond Art: Wide White Space January 20 through February 5, 2011, in the lower-level Logan Galleries on the San Francisco campus of California College of the Arts. The exhibition is free and open to the public, with an opening reception on Thursday, January 20, from 6–8 p.m.

Posted on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 by Chris Bliss

California College of the Arts (CCA) announces the launch of the IMPACT Social Entrepreneurship Awards. The program will enable interdisciplinary teams of CCA students to develop and implement social innovations through their studies in art, architecture, design, and writing. Three IMPACT Awards up to $10,000 each will be given annually, beginning in spring 2011.

Posted on Friday, September 10, 2010 by Brenda Tucker

The CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts will present the exhibition Huckleberry Finn from September 28 through December 11, 2010, in the Logan Galleries on the San Francisco campus of California College of the Arts. The exhibition is free and open to the public, with an opening reception on Tuesday, September 28, from 6–8 p.m.

Posted on Tuesday, September 7, 2010 by Chris Bliss

Undergraduate Program in Interation Design chair Dr. Kristian Simsarian (left) cofounded IDEO's Software Experiences Practice

Who will create the future mobile experience, invent the next breakthrough in gaming, change the way we listen to music, and reinvent social networks? A new breed of specialists⎯interaction designers⎯who are taking technology and human interaction to the next level.

Posted on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 by Chris Bliss

Jennifer Stein has been appointed to the newly created position of vice president for operations at California College of the Arts (CCA), it was announced today by CCA President Stephen Beal. She will be responsible for the supervision of collegewide operations, including facilities management, space planning, academic program resource development, and long-range operational planning. Currently she is vice president of academic planning and operations at the San Francisco Art Institute. Stein will begin at CCA on August 15.

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