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Posted on Monday, March 15, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook

Juxtapoz Dark Arts featuring Marci Washington's After the Dinner Party, 2009View slideshow 

Marci Washington (Painting/Drawing 2002, MFA 2008) makes very dark art indeed, so her inclusion in Juxtapoz magazine's special Dark Arts compendium—a book about contemporary "art that aims to be unsettling"—was no surprise to her fans. That her painting was featured on the cover was a surprise, and a great one.

Posted on Thursday, March 11, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Professor Jeanne Finley works in CCA's Media Arts and Fine Arts programs.

Seven graduate students from CCA’s fall "Magic Lantern: Projected Image and the Construction of Space" seminar joined forces at the end of the semester to shed some light on CCA—literally.

Posted on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Congratulations are in order for the entire California College of the Arts Architecture community for securing a 2010 NCARB Prize, announced last week during the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Annual Meeting Awards Ceremony held in New Orleans.

Posted on Friday, February 19, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Designer Indhira Rojas chats with Michael Welch, director of facilities and operations for the SF campus, atop the Nave.

Have you seen CCA's three-bin recycling system on campus? Better yet, are you clued in to how the system works? Because some students have been confused by what goes where (and why) involved in this new color-coded system, not everyone has been willing to participate—or even if they have been willing to participate, they’re not always successful in reaching the correct bin.

Posted on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 by Chris Bliss

Alumna Ann Weber (MFA Ceramics 1987) finds inspiration in all kinds of places and things: geometric shapes such as the cone, sphere, and cylinder; the work of architect Frank Gehry; and the botanical world of pods, seeds, and gourds.

Yet one place you might be surprised to find her looking for inspiration is at the local dumpster.

Posted on Thursday, February 11, 2010 by Sarah Owens

Diana in her studioView slideshow 

CCA alumna and ceramicist Diana Fayt (Ceramics 1992) works out of a sunny studio in San Francisco's Bayview / Hunters Point district. Born in Sunnyvale, California, to a Hungarian family of craftspeople and circus performers, Diana is the first person in her family to attend college.

Always open to new opportunities, her path to success has been winding and filled with good friends and fortune.

Posted on Friday, January 29, 2010 by Brenda Tucker

BAMscape, an installation created by CCA Architecture associate professor Thom Faulders for the central atrium of the Berkeley Art Museum, is an 1,550-square-foot sculpture/furniture/stage that invites direct physical interaction, with undulating curves for people to relax against and multiple electric outlets for plugging in laptops. Museum visitors, students, art lovers, and performance attendees are all invited to make themselves at ease here; even sitting with your coffee is OK, as it has been designed to withstand spills.

Posted on Friday, January 29, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook

Patricia Moore, dressed as a woman in her 80sView slideshow 

Different is the new "normal."

Or, more precisely: There never was a normal, and different isn't new. It's taken a while for the rest of the world to realize it, but industrial designer Patricia Moore has known this for decades and has forged a career out of what is now called Universal Design.

Posted on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 by Brenda Tucker

Michael Chang's massing model I (final onsite model)View slideshow 

This past summer, as part of the Architecture curriculum, Urban Studio 3 students took a field trip to New York to study one of the many vast metropolises of the United States—Manhattan!