For additional information about CCA's 2011-12 faculty hiring, read the latest Academic Newsletter by Provost Mark Breitenberg.
Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 by Chris Bliss
Renowned writer Ishmael Reed joins the MFA Program in Writing faculty
Posted on Monday, August 22, 2011 by Jim Norrena
Cory Gunter Brown and Cassidy Hope Wright founded The Moon, a self-described "slow fashion" boutique and design studio in 2007
This is the first installment in a series of artist profiles that depicts CCA's connection to the Oakland Art Murmur -- in particular to 25th Street in downtown Oakland, where in almost any given gallery, shop, or studio, artists from California College of the Arts are making their living in the arts. Collectively, they are changing the cultural landscape of Oakland, elevating its reputation as one of today’s most talked-about art scenes.
Earlier this summer, while walking along 25th Street between Broadway and Telegraph avenues in downtown Oakland, I found myself appreciating a discernible shift in the neighborhood's appearance. It used to be only abandoned warehouses and defunct automotive repair shops comprised the city blocks in this area (the result of 1989's Loma Prieta earthquake, which took its toll on an already economically depressed downtown Oakland).
Yet now, slowly, one by one, this same area seems to be the impetus for an appreciable spate of creative businesses and artist live/work spaces.
Posted on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 by Jim Norrena
The 16th Annual Yozo Hamaguchi Printmaking Scholarship Awards Exhibition is set for August 23–September 15, 2011, in the Isabelle Percy West Gallery on the Oakland campus, with a reception planned for Wednesday, September 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. (See the college's event calendar for complete exhibition details.)
2011 Hamaguchi Printmaking Scholarship Awardees
The 2011 Yozo Hamaguchi Printmaking Scholarship undergraduate winners listed below each received a $3,000 tuition scholarship.
Posted on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 by Simon Hodgson
Still from The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (courtesy Tippett Studio)
As art director for the animation company Tippett Studio, CCA alumnus Nate Fredenburg (Printmaking 1993) speaks with authority when he assures all you art students out there: The time you're spending in foundation courses -- drawing, sculpting, painting, color theory -- is time well spent. "Back when I was a work-study student, one of my jobs was to call prospective students and explain to their parents the value of an arts education. At the time, I only had anecdotal evidence.
Posted on Monday, March 7, 2011 by Marion Anthonisen
In its historical iterations, the tunnel book often resembled something like small-scale theater design. This sculptural art form still feels wonderfully theatrical, if you imagine the set emerging gracefully from the background to take center stage. To create these pieces, tunnel-book makers arrange a set of images into a dimensional scene and bind the pages with an accordion.
Posted on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 by Marion Anthonisen
Cianna Valley (Printmaking 2011) came to CCA from Hawaii intending to major in Graphic Design. After her her first-year experience with jewelry and bookmaking, she joined the fine arts division, where she’s been ever since.
Posted on Saturday, January 22, 2011 by Ace Lehner
After graduating from CCA, Cianna Valley remained in Oakland to take advantage of the many artistic opportunities the Bay Area has to offer. She has found work painting signs, dressing the set of a film and most recently assisting with the printing and binding of fellow CCA alum Casey Gardner's latest artist book.
Posted on Monday, October 4, 2010 by Samantha Braman
Christine Wong Yap during The Great Balloon Giveaway, June 5, 2010 (photo: Paul Kuroda / Kuroda Visuals)
Every artist has an inspiration, whether it is another person, a piece of art, or something more abstract. For two-time CCA alum Christine Wong Yap (Printmaking 1998, MFA 2007), positive psychology is her inspiration and fuel. Positive psychology is about finding and nurturing one's talents to make normal life more fulfilling; it focuses on what you have, not what you don't have.
Posted on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 by Jim Norrena
The 15th Annual Yozo Hamaguchi Printmaking Scholarship Awards Exhibition is set for August 25–September 17, 2010, in the Isabelle Percy West Gallery on the Oakland campus. (See the college's event calendar for complete exhibition details.)
The 2010 Winners . . .
The six undergraduates listed below each received a $3,000 tuition scholarship.
About the Printmaking Scholarship Awards
Posted on Friday, July 2, 2010 by Jim Norrena
A recent community partnership between California College of the Arts and Kala Art Institute in Berkeley has given rise to the new CCA Hamaguchi Emerging Artist Residency at Kala. It represents a rich collaboration between the two institutions that creates a special opportunity for a recent BFA Printmaking graduate to work in a professional setting with other artists from all over the world.