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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.

Posted on Thursday, April 8, 2010 by Sarah Owens

The Furniture Program at California College of the Arts proudly announces Furniture-ish, an end-of-year exhibition of senior-level work, which is expected to break ground with new and inventive furniture forms.

The exhibition dates are April 30 through May 9 at Swarm Gallery in downtown Oakland, with an opening reception scheduled for Friday, April 30, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Posted on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 by Chris Bliss

QB3 Director Regis Kelly, Jack Wadsworth, and CCA President Stephen Beal View slideshow 

It lies just across the railroad tracks from the California College of the Arts San Francisco campus, yet it seems like a world away. UCSF’s Mission Bay campus is a sprawling complex with thousands of scientists working on complex projects that are too esoteric for our community of artists, architects, designers, and writers. Or so we thought.

Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 by Jim Norrena

California College of the Arts is proud to announce not one but two 2010 Windgate Fellowship Award recipients: Rachael Nyhus and Alexis Myre, each a senior in the Metal Arts / Jewelry Program. Only 10 fellowships are awarded annually, with each awardee receiving a $15,000 reward—making the award program notably competitive!

Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 by Sarah Owens

The Graduate Program in Design at California College of the Arts will hold its year-end thesis events May 4–6, 2010, on its San Francisco campus, located at 1111 Eighth Street (at 16th and Wisconsin).

A reception party to celebrate the program’s newest graduates is planned for May 5 at 5:30 p.m., which will feature food, drink, and a guest DJ. (Visit the graduate thesis events website for a schedule of each day’s events. All events are free and open to the public.)