California College of the Arts saw countless events and happenings during 2009, yet one event in particular stands out for its remarkable success: An Evening with David Sedaris. CCA's benefit for scholarships, which attracted more than 2,000 attendees to the Marin Center Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium on Thursday, October 29, raised more than $150,000 for students in need—a whopping 50 percent above the goal!Read the rest
Posted on Friday, January 8, 2010 by Jim Norrena
Award-winning Graphic Design associate professor Bob Aufuldish designed the marketing pieces for An Evening with David Sedaris
Posted on Wednesday, January 6, 2010 by Sarah Owens
CCA Architecture associate professor and coprincipal of IwamotoScott Architecture Craig Scott is among several architecture firms commissioned by the Alliance for Downtown New York to plan for the transformation of the Greenwich South section of Lower Manhattan. The plan entails new, innovative multiuse developments and greater optimization of the existing structures and public areas.Read the rest
Posted on Friday, December 18, 2009 by Jim Norrena
Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2009 by Chris Bliss
President Stephen Beal and Yang Li, director of CAFA's Executive Committee (photo: Jim Norrena)
Building on relationships established by President Stephen Beal in visits to China last year, representatives from Beijing's Central Academy of Fine Arts visited CCA's San Francisco campus in early December. The visit culminated with Yang Li, director of CAFA's Executive Committee, and Stephen Beal signing a faculty and student exchange agreement.Read the rest
Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2009 by Jim Norrena
CCA MFA Program in Writing and Diversity Studies professor Opal Palmer Adisa, PhD has been accepted to partake in the inaugural El Gouna Writers' Residency program this June, where she will join five additional invited writers from different countries and cultures.
The program is scheduled to host three one-month sessions a year during the months of February, May, and June in 2010.Read the rest
Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2009 by Brenda Tucker
CCA 2007 Fashion Design alumna Amy Sarabi has been chosen to compete in Season 7 of Project Runway, hosted by supermodel Heidi Klum and fashionista Tim Gunn. In this highly competitive hit series, 16 designers battle for three coveted runway shows during New York Fashion Week and a chance to launch their fashion careers.Read the rest
Posted on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 by Sarah Owens
Bob Aufuldish was honored at San Francisco Center for the Book's "Five Treasures: The SFCB Peer Recognition Event"
Graphic Design faculty and alumni won big in 2009. Print magazine; Graphis, publishers of the eponymous international design magazine, design annuals, and numerous other publications; AIGA, the professional association for design; and the San Francisco Center for the Book all honored numerous CCA faculty and/or alumni from the Graphic Design Program—some of whom garnered multiple prestigious awards during the year.
Congratulations to each and all for a remarkable year of design accomplishments!
Awarded FacultyRead the rest
Posted on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 by Brenda Tucker
(photo by JoJo Whilden)
Howl, a feature film written and directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, will have its world premiere on the first night of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, on January 21. The opening-night structure is new this year. Instead of one single headliner, there will be three, one in each of three categories: short film, narrative, and documentary. Howl will be featured in the narrative category; the jurors selected it for this special honor out of nearly 2,000 submissions.Read the rest
Posted on Tuesday, December 15, 2009 by Lindsey Westbrook
Posted on Monday, December 14, 2009 by Lindsey Westbrook
photo by Kelly Sultan