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Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2009 by Jim Norrena

Dr. Mark Breitenberg, CCA provost and Icsid president-elect

Dr. Mark Breitenberg, newly appointed provost of California College of the Arts, comes to the college as the president-elect of Icsid (International Council of Societies of Industrial Design), the largest design organization in the world (representing 160,000 international designers). The not-for-profit organization supports a global network of design institutions and provides an international platform from which members share a powerful voice.

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Posted on Monday, March 23, 2009 by Sarah Owens

Julian Myers, associate professor, Curatorial Practice and Visual Studies programsView slideshow 

Scholar, critic, and curator Julian Myers, PhD, associate professor in the Curatorial Practice and Visual Studies programs, has been selected as a grantee for the Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program, a first-of-its-kind program "aimed to honor and encourage writing about art." Julian's proposed book project, Mirror-Travel in the Motor City, is one of 27 projects awarded a portion of the $635,000 total grant.

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Posted on Friday, March 13, 2009 by Kim Lessard

Community Arts student Camille Hoffman painted this mural that depicts welcoming, diversity, history, and Temescal CreekView slideshow 

CCA students Camille Hoffman (Community Arts) and Vanessa Ayala (Animation) received an enthusiastic reception from City of Oakland residents and business owners, as well as officials from PG&E (Pacific Gas and Electric Company), for four new murals that have brightened the staid facade of the substation in the Temescal and Telegraph Avenue Business District.

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Posted on Monday, March 9, 2009 by Brenda Tucker

CCA architecture and design students are participating for the first time ever (partnering with Santa Clara University) in the Solar Decathlon, a high-profile competition sponsored by the United States Department of Energy.

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Posted on Monday, March 9, 2009 by Sarah Owens

Bruce Levin, adjunct professor in the Graduate Program in Design and the Interior Design Program, has earned a Fulbright Scholar grant to teach and do research in Japan during the 2009–10 academic year. The grant is issued to U.S. scholars as part of the traditional Fulbright Scholar Program.

The Fulbright Program, proposed to the U.S. Congress in 1945 by Senator J.

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Posted on Monday, March 2, 2009 by Jim Norrena

Gregory Jacobs, aka the "bushman of Fisherman's Wharf," is the subject of Hanh Nguyen's short documentary, The Bush Man (2008, film still)

Note: Zero Film Festival is currently offering a West Coast tour in which The Bush Man will screen locally Wednesday, March 4 at 8 p.m. at The Dark Room in San Francisco ($6 admission).

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Posted on Monday, February 16, 2009 by Sarah Owens

Owen Smith's Spade, oil on board (Poster used for the San Francisco Arts Commission.)

The CCA Illustration Program began 2009 with two silver-lined nods from Creative Quarterly: The Journal of Art and Design. Illustration student Kevin Wada and faculty member Owen Smith were each honored with silver medals in the student and professional categories, respectively.

Entries were ranked on a scale of zero to 4 with Creative Quarterly editors comprising the voting team. Each medal winner will be featured in the magazine's March issue.

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Posted on Friday, January 30, 2009 by Chris Bliss

Jordan Kantor, Untitled (Lens Flare), 2008; oil on canvas; 26 x 34 in.

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art recently announced the recipients of the 2008 SECA Art Award, administered by the Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art. Two of the four winners are CCA faculty members: Jordan Kantor (associate professor, Painting/Drawing Program) and Desirée Holman (lecturer, First Year Program, Media Arts, and Interdisciplinary Studies). Tauba Auerbach and Trevor Paglen are the other recipients.

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Posted on Friday, January 23, 2009 by Brenda Tucker

Jens Hoffmann arm wrestles artist Christian Jankowski while emcee Tom Colucci looks on [photo by Pablo Iragorri]

California College of the Arts delivered a strong presence at Art Basel Miami Beach 2008 with alums, faculty, and staff both in attendance and showing their work throughout the city.

Art Basel Miami Beach, the sister event to Switzerland's Art Basel, is one of the most important international art fairs. For one week each December over 40,000 attendees, including more than 250 leading galleries from around the world (presenting work by more than 2,000 artists) descend on Miami.

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Posted on Thursday, January 15, 2009 by Lindsey Westbrook

A student works in the garden

Fast food generally isn't healthy. But it is easy, quick, and cheap.

You could say the same about the synthetic chemical dyes that are used to color our clothes. And just as the "slow food" movement first took hold in the Bay Area—where the population is more socially sensitive, health conscious, and willing to experiment—the Bay Area is also home to the "slow textiles" movement, promoting sustainable, whole-systems thinking in the realms of textiles and fashion.

Sasha Duerr has emerged as a key player in this.

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