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Posted on Friday, April 27, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

ActivateOpenEngagement Class, Spring 2018.

Faculty members Shalini Agrawal and Chris Treggiari received the 2018 IDEC Community Service Award from the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) for their work with the Mission Neighborhood Resource Center (MNRC) in San Francisco. This award recognizes their work engaging the community experiencing homelessness in the Mission neighborhood to collaborate on creative placemaking solutions with their Interior Design Advanced Interdisciplinary Studio class, Activate Open Engagement, with support from the chair of Interior Design Cathrine Veikos.

Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

Winning CCA project in the 2018 COTE Top Ten for Students.

Two teams from CCA’s Architecture division were announced as winners in the fourth-annual Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten for Students awards. This design and ideas competition is the industry’s best-known award program for sustainable design excellence and is organized by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA).

Posted on Monday, April 16, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

CCA Fashion Experience 2018 Teaser Trailer

The CCA Fashion Experience 2018 will debut 11 professionally juried thesis collections from graduating students in the school’s Fashion Design program this May. The students will present their work through both fashion show and—for the first time—installations that frame their collections with artistic vignettes and speak directly to their design narratives. Utilizing street-cast models, the show will reflect the diversity of the Bay Area as well as global contributions to fashion.

Posted on Monday, April 16, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

CCA Commencement Exhibition 2017.

This May, California College of the Arts (CCA) presents its annual Commencement Exhibition—an expansive and interdisciplinary showcase of work by graduating students across all disciplines on the college’s San Francisco campus. Including works by both undergraduates and graduates, the exhibition will feature architecture, design, fine art, screenings of works by students in the college’s Film program, and a reading room where the audience can preview written works ranging from novels to poetry to comics and more.

Posted on Thursday, March 8, 2018 by Emily Viemeister

Graphic designed by Zachary Gibson and Helen Ip.

This spring, 43 emerging artists from CCA’s Graduate Program in Fine Arts will debut their work in a two-part exhibition at Minnesota Street Project. 

Posted on Friday, February 16, 2018 by Emily Viemeister

BART etiquette poster designed by CCA Graphic Design student Bill Chien

Last week Bay Area Rapid Transit revealed newly designed posters to combat bad behavior and encourage positive rider etiquette. 

Posted on Thursday, February 15, 2018 by Emily Viemeister

Minnesota Street Project. Photo by Maggie Beasley.

Beginning in September 2018, and for the next five years, studios for CCA’s Graduate Program in Fine Arts will be in the American Industrial Center - a building supporting maker and artist spaces in the heart of San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood - one of the most vibrant contemporary arts communities in the city. 

Posted on Thursday, February 15, 2018 by Emily Viemeister

Colter Jacobsen. "Waterfall Mask", 2000. Courtesy of the artist.

Students in CCA's Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice are curating an exciting new exhibition opening at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art on March 15, 2018.

The show, titled Artwork for Bedrooms, draws a new narrative between artists living and working in San Francisco during the years 2000–2008: Tauba Auerbach, Sarah Cain, Ajit Chauhan, Veronica DeJesus, Colter Jacobsen, Sahar Khoury, Alicia McCarthy, and Will Rogan.

Posted on Thursday, November 2, 2017 by Emily Viemeister

On October 24, Furniture Program students Malachi Trent and Helen Vanleuven were celebrated for their excellent work in the wood arts as recipients of the annual Ronald and Anita Wornick Award.

The Ronald and Anita Wornick Award recognizes, nourishes, and encourages talented students working in the field of contemporary craft at CCA by providing them with scholarships and showcasing their work in a special exhibition on campus. Trent and Vanleuven’s works are currently on view in an exhibition in CCA’s Nave Alcove space. 

Posted on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by Emily Viemeister

Furniture maker and current senior at CCA Rowan DiIoia has been selected as one of fifteen “Award of Excellence” winners of the 2017 John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - VSA Emerging Young Artists Program. The program recognizes and showcases the work of emerging young artists with disabilities. 

Rowan's work, a beautiful teardrop shaped cabinet, will be featured in a exhibition touring to museums and galleries across the United States. 

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