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Posted on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 by Jim Norrena

The end-of-year, sold-out Senior Fashion Show at California College of the Arts, a high-caliber runway presentation and capstone experience of the Fashion Design Program, took place May 7, 2010, in an over-sized, fully portable tent erected smack in front of the Nave on the San Francisco campus. (Watch the official 2010 CCA Fashion Show slideshow.)

Posted on Thursday, May 20, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Last year Architecture Director Ila Berman and associate professor Mona El Khafif worked with Graphic Design associate professor Bob Aufuldish to design their book URBANbuild local global. The result? It was honored in the 2010 “AIGA’s 50 Books / 50 Covers” competition, which chronicles the year's most outstanding book-design solutions—inside and out.

Posted on Monday, May 17, 2010 by Jim Norrena

AIGA's Medal was designed by James Earle Fraser in 1920

With a towering career trajectory that boasts almost as many accolades as there were graduates at commencement, California College of the Arts Graphic Design adjunct professor Jennifer Morla recently was awarded an AIGA Medal, considered the most distinguished in the field of design.

Yet considering Morla's exceptional contributions to the design community, few here at CCA were surprised. We've come to expect good things from this talented member of the CCA faculty.

Posted on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 by Jim Norrena

I'm delighted to announce the release of issue 8 of Eleven Eleven, the winter online issue of 2009–10. You can also check out the journal's dedicated website to learn more about this issue's featured poets, writers, playwrights, translations, and other artists.

Posted on Monday, April 26, 2010 by Jim Norrena

CCA’s Sandra Vivanco, an associate professor of Architecture and Diversity Studies and principal of the San Francisco-based firm A+D, Architecture + Design (named in 2009 by California Home + Design magazine as one of its “10 Architects to Watch”), will have a recent project featured on Spanish-language Channel 14’s ¡Al Despertar! program Tuesday, April 27, from 6–7 a.m. (See complete details.)

Posted on Friday, April 23, 2010 by Chris Bliss

CCA visiting faculty member Amy Franceschini is the recipient of a prestigious 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship. Last week the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation released the results of its eighty-sixth annual competition for the United States and Canada. Franceschini’s Fellowship was awarded in the creative arts category, with fine arts as the designated field of study.

Posted on Monday, April 19, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Watch the slideshow below to view submitted work by Jeremy Mende

Graduate Program in Design and Graphic Design adjunct professor Jeremy Mende has been issued a Franklin D. Israel Rome Prize in the American Academy in Rome's 2010–11 Rome Prize Competition.

Posted on Friday, April 16, 2010 by Chris Bliss

John Zurier, eminent adjunct professor at California College of the Arts in the Graduate Program in Fine Arts and undergraduate Painting/Drawing Program, is the recipient of a prestigious 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship.

Posted on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 by Sarah Owens

A Silent Hand of Comfort: Architecture’s Role in Grief by Monica Ty, 2010

Representative works from 32 California College of the Arts graduates of the Master of Architecture Program will be showcased during the Master of Architecture Thesis Exhibition, which runs May 6–15, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., in the Carmen M. Christensen Production Stage on the San Francisco campus. An opening reception is scheduled for May 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

Posted on Monday, April 12, 2010 by Chris Bliss

She has been hailed as a genius, and she has been criticized as a fierce ideologue and “food Calvinist” for her unbending commitment to using only local, organic ingredients. Alice Waters⎯chef, author, and proprietor of the legendary restaurant Chez Panisse⎯has changed not only how we eat but also how we think about food and the way it is produced.