He has been hailed as a pioneer of Conceptual art; she has been honored as Woman of the Year by the California State Legislature for her community activism. California College of the Arts (CCA) will recognize two extraordinary octogenarians—John Baldessari and Betty Reid Soskin—with honorary doctorate degrees at its 104th commencement exercises on Saturday, May 14, 2011, at the Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco. Soskin will deliver the commencement address to more than 450 CCA graduates and their families. Baldessari and Soskin will also be honored at a private dinner and participate in the post-commencement reception at CCA’s San Francisco campus.
Posted on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 by Chris Bliss
Betty Reid Soskin and John Baldessari (photo by Sidney Felsen)
Posted on Monday, March 28, 2011 by Sarah Owens
(film still) Douglas Davis, "The Last Nine Minutes," 1977. Courtesy of the artist and Electronic Arts Intermix
God Only Knows Who the Audience Is: Performance, Video, and Television Through the Lens of La Mamelle / ART COM is an exhibition produced by the graduating class of the Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice at California College of the Arts with the support of the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts. The exhibition will run April 21 through July 2, 2011, in the Wattis Institute galleries on the San Francisco campus of California College of the Arts. The exhibition is free and open to the public. There will be a reception event on Thursday, April 21, 2011, from 6-8 p.m.
Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 by Sarah Owens
California College of the Arts will present the Craft Forward Symposium 2011 on April 1-3, 2011. The symposium will be held at the Mission Bay Conference Center at the University of California, San Francisco. Additional programming, including pre-symposium events and the Craft Forward Soiree, will be held at CCA’s Oakland and San Francisco campuses. Registration for the symposium and tickets for the soiree are available now at Brown Paper Tickets.
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
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.