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Posted on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 by Brenda Tucker

Huge crowds visit Refract House, flow through smoothly

California College of the Arts (CCA) and Santa Clara University (SCU), competing as Team California, maintained their lead in the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon this morning by winning the communications contest.

In addition to designing, building, and operating an attractive, functional, and energy-efficient solar-powered home, competitors must communicate the technical aspects of the house and the user experience to a wide audience via websites and the public exhibit on the National Mall in Washington DC.

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Posted on Monday, October 12, 2009 by Brenda Tucker

Refract House's strategically placed openings extend each living space to the outside

California College of the Arts (CCA) and Santa Clara University (SCU), competing as Team California, took the lead in the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon this morning by winning the architecture contest with a score of 98 out of a possible 100. Evaluating three main factors—architectural elements, holistic design, and inspiration—the jurors praised Team California's house as "beautiful in every respect." They commented specifically on its "excellent project documentation, crystal-clear concept, and successful translation of a regional architecture to Washington DC."

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Posted on Thursday, October 1, 2009 by Brenda Tucker

CCA announces the May 2010 launch of the Leading by Design Fellows Program, the first executive program of its kind in the United States. It will blend the traditionally separate domains of business, design, and sustainability into a single, integrated approach, by which professionals can proactively shape the future of their companies, even in a world of limited resources.

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Posted on Wednesday, August 26, 2009 by Brenda Tucker

This September marks the launch of the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts’ new program The Magnificent Seven. The seven participating international artists will be Abraham Cruzvillegas, Harrell Fletcher, Ryan Gander, Renata Lucas, Kris Martin, Paulina Olowska, and Tino Sehgal. Over a three-year period they will be integrated into every aspect of the institution’s structure and activities.

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Posted on Wednesday, July 29, 2009 by Brenda Tucker

The CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts will present the exhibition Moby-Dick from September 22 through December 12, 2009, 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 22, from 6:30–8:30 p.m.

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Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2009 by Brenda Tucker

California College of the Arts (CCA) presents An Evening with David Sedaris on Thursday, October 29, 2009, at 8 p.m. at the Marin Center Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium in San Rafael, California. The evening will include a reading from new and unpublished materials, a book signing sponsored by Book Passage, and, for leadership donors to the event, a special cocktail reception with the author. All proceeds benefit scholarships at CCA.

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Posted on Monday, June 8, 2009 by Brenda Tucker

California College of the Arts is pleased to host A Lady Found a Culture in Its Cloth: Barack Obama's Mother and Indonesian Batiks, June 18-21, on CCA's San Francisco campus (1111 Eighth Street, at 16th and Wisconsin). The show will feature 20 large fabrics and two scarves from the batik collection of Ann Dunham, President Barack Obama's late mother. The collection has been in storage for many years and this is a valuable opportunity for the public to see it.

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Posted on Monday, May 18, 2009 by Brenda Tucker

Team California, the only competitor in the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2009 Solar Decathlon hailing from the West Coast, is out to prove that aesthetics and engineering can work together to create an amazing living space. Combining the latest developments in green technology with their own high-end craft and artisanal skills, and taking into account California’s incredible climate, the students are designing and building an 800-square-foot home that they hope will bring home first prize.

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Posted on Wednesday, April 8, 2009 by Brenda Tucker

Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts Kara Walker

Kara Walker's art has been described in the New York Times as "mocking," "shaming," "startlingly poignant," "absorbing," "excruciatingly personal," "magnetic," and "brilliant." California College of the Arts (CCA) will recognize this extraordinary artist with an honorary doctorate degree at its 102nd commencement exercises, to be held Saturday, May 9, at 2 p.m. at the Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco. Walker will deliver the commencement address to the 417 graduates and their families.

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Posted on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 by Sarah Owens

Visit CCA's Spring Fair Saturday, April 25, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

California College of the Arts presents its annual Spring Fair Saturday, April 25, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be held on the CCA Oakland campus, located at 5212 Broadway (at College Avenue).

Enjoy live jazz music and stroll the campus grounds while collecting one-of-a-kind work by CCA's newest student and alumni talent. The sale will feature unique yet inexpensive hand-crafted items such as ceramics, blown glass, jewelry, clothing, photography, textiles, and paintings.

Proceeds go to the individual artists.

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