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Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2009 by Jim Norrena

Professor Opal Palmer Adisa teaches in CCA's MFA Program in Writing and Diversity Studies ProgramView slideshow 

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.

Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2009 by Brenda Tucker

Amy Sarabi's CCA senior collection 2007 (photo by Arun Nevader)View slideshow 

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.

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.

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 Faculty

Posted on Tuesday, December 15, 2009 by Lindsey Westbrook

Michele Pred: CCA alumna (Interdisciplinary Fine Arts 1990), CCA faculty member, collector of confiscated objects, new mom, self-taught technology junkie, and multitalented crafty conceptual artist, recently entered a new phase in her colorful career: shopdropping.

Posted on Monday, December 14, 2009 by Lindsey Westbrook

photo by Kelly Sultan

We are very sad to report that one of CCA's most beloved faculty members, Larry Sultan, died of cancer on Sunday. He was a distinguished professor in both the undergraduate Photography Program and the Graduate Program in Fine Arts and had taught at CCA since 1988.

Posted on Thursday, December 10, 2009 by Lindsey Westbrook

This is only Allison Smith's third semester teaching at CCA—she moved to the Bay Area about a year and a half ago—but she's already hit the art scene here with a powerful dose of positive energy.

Posted on Thursday, December 3, 2009 by Jim Norrena

Senior Kelly McLachlan View slideshow 

Kelly McLachlan is a senior in CCA's Animation Program.

While earning her bachelor of fine arts, Kelly has also been excelling professionally and personally, landing an impressive semester-long internship at DreamWorks Animation SKG, the celebrated Bay Area computer-generated animation company. DreamWorks created Shrek and Shrek 2, Monsters vs. Aliens, Kung Fu Panda, Flushed Away, Sinbad, Medagascar and Antz, among others.

Posted on Wednesday, December 2, 2009 by Chris Bliss

California College of the Arts alum Chris Fitzpatrick (MA Curatorial Practice 2009), a San Francisco-based independent curator, writer, and musician, has been selected as one of three young curators to participate in the prestigious Curatorial Residency Programme in Italy, sponsored by Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, an internationally oriented arts center located in Torino, and the Edoardo Garrone Foundation (Fondazione Edoardo Garrone).

Posted on Thursday, November 26, 2009 by Lindsey Westbrook

Vanderbyl Design, proposed USPS rebranding, 2009

How can the U.S. Postal Service be saved? Vanderbyl Design was one of three design firms recently commissioned by Newsweek to propose a rebranding for the beleaguered institution. Of the three propositions, featured in the October 12 issue (and in the slideshow at right) it was the most honorific visually, and also the only one that extended beyond the logo to a full suite of applications. Vanderbyl says he couldn't do just a logo; he had to see how it would play out on the mailboxes, on the airplanes, on the trucks, even (brilliant!) on the little metered-postage stickers.