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Posted on Monday, February 8, 2016 by Laura Braun

Born in Bellingham, Washington, Ireland studied Printmaking and Industrial Arts at California College of Arts and Crafts, graduating in 1953 with his BFA. After college he joined the army. After leaving the Army Ireland traveled Europe extensively, working as an illustrator, and eventually traveled to Africa to lead safaris.

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Posted on Thursday, January 14, 2016 by Laura Braun

Ireland died in May of 2009, two months before I moved to San Francisco to attend California College of the Arts (an institution he also attended, long before the school dropped “and Crafts” from the end of its name).

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Posted on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 by Laura Braun

Born in Bellingham, Wash., Ireland took his time coming into his own. As a child he showed artistic inclinations, playing the bagpipes and constructing string mazes across his bedroom.

Posted on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 by Laura Braun

Luz Marina Ruiz was born in Cali, Colombia. She immigrated with her family at the age of three to New York, where she lived until she graduated from high school. She studied printmaking, painting and drawing at the University of California at Berkeley, where she received a BA, MA, and MFA. After graduate school, Ruiz pursued a career in teaching. She taught design, drawing, painting and printmaking at the college level, planning and implementing a printmaking program at Diablo Valley College.

Posted on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 by Laura Braun

Branfman-Verissimo is originally from Los Angeles, but graduated from California College of the Arts this past spring. Over the summer, she traveled across the country with her mother — a choreographer — doing a "van residency" and conceptual art project called Rooted America.Traveling with a miniature printing press in the back of their car, the two visited historical sites of resistance — from Selma to Detroit — and met with artists and community members, collecting their stories through collaborations in movement and printmaking.

Posted on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 by Laura Braun

Presented in partnership with Pier 24 Photography, California College of the Arts, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Larry Sultan Photography Award honors the unique vision of American photographer Larry Sultan by recognizing one photographer a year with a fully sponsored residency and a $10,000 cash prize. Breuer was announced as the 2016 recipient in September 2015, and will begin his residency in the spring. 

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Posted on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 by Laura Braun

The most captivating pieces in the show are ones that resemble mounds of salt serendipitously formed into recognizable IDs and passports. Murillo has spent most of her career as a printmaker, and teaches printmaking at California College of the Arts. To form these life-size sculptures of identification documents, she employed a conventional screen-printing technique with a loose mesh for the screen, using glass powder instead of ink. She also printed straight onto a baking sheet instead of cloth or another piece of glass.

Posted on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 by Laura Braun

Alisa Golden, who is a member of CBAA and teaches at California College of the Arts, juried the show. Artists anonymously submitted pictures of their books on a slide, leaving it up to Golden to decide which ones would make it into the exhibition.

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Posted on Thursday, August 20, 2015 by Chris Bliss

CCA students pose in front of new mural with faculty member Eduardo Pineda

A stunning new mural was unveiled this month on the Oakland campus of California College of the Arts (CCA).

Six CCA students were selected this summer to paint a new mural on the side of Martinez Hall. Led by faculty member and noted muralist Eduardo Pineda, the team set out to create a mural that would celebrate and promote diversity and social justice, two core values of the college.

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Queen Califia Rules!

The central focus of the colorful mural is Califia, a mythical warrior queen who ruled over a kingdom of black women living on the "island" of California. Her representation here was inspired by depictions of the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Juan Diego, the 16th century Mexican peasant to whom the Virgin Mary was said to have appeared.

In the CCA mural Queen Califia represents the people, culture, and land of California, and she is surrounded by a landscape that is both natural and political.

Juan Diego, depicted as a black youth wearing a hoodie, offers Queen Califia light, water, and corn. Diego represents the long struggle for freedom and equality, while Queen Califia symbolizes an untamed and bountiful land prior to the arrival of Europeans to the Americas.

Posted on Friday, February 20, 2015 by Em Meine

Changing Tides, Marilyn da Silva. (Courtesy of the artist)

Jewelry / Metal Arts chair Marilyn da Silva was recently selected by The Maloof Foundation and Craft in America as one of 12 "core artists" to exhibit her work and nominate other artists working in craft-based fields for California Handmade: State of the Arts