Architecture student Vonnie Bower was recently featured in a San Francisco Chronicle article (“Welder gets her chance of a lifetime on Bay Bridge,” by Edward Guthman) that highlighted the experienced welder and pile driver for her work in the rebuilding of the eastern span of the Bay Bridge, a dream-come-true opportunity for countless persons -- male and female alike – in and out of the construction industry.
Posted on Thursday, December 22, 2011 by Jim Norrena
Architecture student Vonnie Bower [photo: Brant Ward, The Chronicle]
Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 by Jim Norrena
Both campuses will be locked down for general access from Wednesday, December 21, through Tuesday, January 3, 2012.
Please have your current CCA ID with you to access any spaces on campus. Public Safety officers will need to see your ID before they will let you use any spaces. They may not know you and they have been told to keep the campus closed during the college break.
San Francisco Campus
Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2011 by Heather Lohmann
Heather Lohmann graduated from CCA in spring 2011 from the MFA Program in Writing. She currently lives in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco, where she's dreaming up her next big adventure.
March 21-April 19
It’s time to get rid of all that clutter, Aries. And I’m not just talking about all the junk that’s been piling up in your studio over the past few months. Take a deeper look into the aspects of your life that may be hindering your creative nature. If your career hasn’t been moving in the direction you may have been hoping for, maybe it’s time to change paths. It might take a little while to see how this change will affect you positively, and we all know you’re not the most patient of signs, but if you can wait, you’ll definitely be pleased with the results. You may come across a few difficulties at first, but if you can stick to what you’ve started (and I know what you’re thinking: There are just too many ideas to work with! How can I stay focused on just one piece or project when it doesn’t pay off right away?!), you’ll reap the rewards. Remain optimistic and the world will be your oyster.
April 20-May 20
Brace yourself, Taurus, because all that creative hard work is about to get recognized. Fame? Make sure you’ve got your sunglasses and anti-paparazzi hand-to-the-face ready! Fortune? Get ready to see some serious activity in your bank account. You’ll have to work hard to get to where you’re going, but you’ve got the stubborn, practical nature to help make sure you don’t give up. Whether it’s a publishing contract for your first novel, a gallery opening for your latest and greatest, or the debut of your clothing line, there are very big things waiting in your very near future. A quick tip, though: Make sure to play the role of diplomat when dealing with others who hold positions of power -- you might need these allies a little later down the road after your 15+ minutes hit!
Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 by Clay Walsh
First Place: "Exciting Times with the JET Mill" by Santiago Portilla
Congratulations to all the student finalists in CCA’s second annual R.A.W. Photo (real artists @ work) contest, which had as its theme “A Day in the Life at CCA.”
Contestants were challenged to submit up to five standalone images that depict a project, moment, mood, memory, or other quality of CCA life taken from the student perspective. As expected, the results were as varying as the students themselves!
Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 by Amanda Simons
The annual Career Expo is just one of the many ways Career Services can help with your internship search. [photo: Jim Norrena]
Searching and securing an internship can be a laborious and frustrating task, but if you follow these tips and suggestions you’re bound to find one much quicker.
Before you start your search, you should have a few things in presentable order.
- A portfolio of completed pieces as well as works in progress (no more than five pieces total).
- Ensure your work can be clearly seen and is visually attractive. (Remember, a perfect portfolio is a tough stretch; a good one is often just as acceptable.)
Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 by Jim Norrena
About Kevin Whiteley
Kevin Whiteley (aka Wayne White) graduated from CCA's MFA Program in Writing in 2009. His writing has been featured at Reservoir.com and New Expressions. He's also ghostwritten for photographer/model/singer Sarah Vanderhaar. He's currently working on revisions to his forthcoming novel, Chi-Town, My Town as well as embracing historical fiction with "Appeasement," a work in progress.
Mark Your Calendars
Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 by Amanda Simons
Career Services events are stellar networking opportunities for CCA students and alumni. [photo: Jim Norrena]
The objective in going to college for most people is to obtain the knowledge and degree that lands a worthwhile job. Yet being a student also affords great inroads to finding career opportunities. Why not take advantage now of the opportunities being a CCA student offers?
Here are several ways to maximize your job search while enrolled:
Spend time in the media centers
Take the facility’s tour, and learn what you can about each machine. Try to use them, if possible, to boost the quality of work in your portfolio.
Posted on Monday, November 28, 2011 by Allison Byers
CCA Industrial Design 2012 student Max Pollock works on part of the bike. [photo: Charlie Weber]
There’s no denying it: Bicycles are super cool. They offer cheap and sustainable transportation while looking great. But when was the last time you tried to ride your bike and carry your portfolio? A box? Your groceries? It’s not easy. Your sleek street bike doesn’t really measure up when it comes to transporting anything besides you.
Enter Oregon Manifest Constructor’s Design Challenge. Begun as the search for the ultimate utility bike for modern living, Oregon Manifest has become a one-of-a-kind design-build competition for some of the country’s best custom-bike craftspeople. As bicycle culture swells, there is a growing need for a utility bike that can truly integrate seamlessly into everyday life.
Posted on Friday, November 25, 2011 by Jim Norrena
"A Great Day in San Francisco" [photo: Chris Nickel]
"'A Great Day in San Francisco' is a picture of faculty, students, staff, alumni, and families and friends of the LGBT community at California College of the Arts," explains Painting/Drawing chair Kim Anno in reference to her latest project, a tribute to Art Kane's 1958 masterful photograph, "A Great Day in Harlem" (1958), that captured the historic gathering of 57 of the century's most influential jazz musicians on the steps of a Harlem brownstone.
Posted on Thursday, November 17, 2011 by Clay Walsh
Congratulations to this year's juried R.A.W. Video (real artists at work) contest winners! The contest, open to all current CCA students, challenged contestants to create a two-minute (maximum) high-resolution digital film (including audio) with “In and Out of the Studio" as the required theme.
The goal was to encourage students to pick up their digital camcorders and highlight their community at CCA—whether in the classroom, studio, residence hall—or away from the college altogether. And the goal was definitely met several times over!