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Posted on Monday, September 21, 2009 by Lindsey Westbrook

Patricia Esquivias (MFA 2007) has had shows in just the last couple of years in London, New York, Basel, Valencia, Amsterdam, Lisbon, Istanbul, and Prague. She was born in Caracas and currently lives and works between Guadalajara, New York, and Madrid. She is 30 years old.

Posted on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 by Sarah Owens

Project Masiluleke, an at-home, saliva-based HIV-testing program, features alum Tony Meredith's award-winning design.

California College of the Arts alum Tony Meredith (BFA Industrial Design 2008), in conjunction with his team at frog design, received IDSA’s (Industrial Designers Society of America) highest honors—gold placement—in the 2009 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) competition. Meredith and his team were honored for their design work on Project Masiluleke, a groundbreaking mission that uses mobile technology to address the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and tuberculosis (TB) epidemics in South Africa.

Posted on Monday, September 14, 2009 by Lindsey Westbrook

Mike Bianco in front of his newly renovated Airstream, near the WaypointView slideshow 

I imagine Mike Bianco (MA Curatorial Practice 2007) planting a flag in the ground in Marfa, Texas, like some kind of Arctic explorer. It's not the greatest metaphor—Marfa has been an art destination for decades, after all. But Bianco's decision to head there, of all the possible places, to establish a gallery and residency program makes him a great example of CCA's curator alumni, who are relentlessly staking out new territories.

Posted on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 by Jim Norrena

Lower Potrero plaza is the latest Pavement to Parks project created by the San Francisco Planning Department.

With the fall term up and running, CCA’s San Francisco campus has gone from mild to wild with new and continuing students populating every corner. Yet if you haven’t already noticed, a new public corner exists where previously only hapless drivers cruised back and forth for that one opportune spot in which to park—and it’s called the Lower Potrero plaza.

Posted on Monday, September 7, 2009 by Jim Norrena

The Steve Reoutt Memorial Exhibition runs September 1–10 in the Nave.View slideshow 

I paint portraits. Whether of people, trees, shoes, condiments, landscapes. Whatever.

~ Professor Emeritus Steve Reoutt

The Steve Reoutt Memorial Exhibition is on display in the rear of the Nave until September 10. A longtime California College of the Arts Graphic Design faculty member (41 years to be exact) and professor emeritus, Reoutt also was a book illustrator, curator, painter, and genuinely appreciated and loved member of the CCA community.

Posted on Thursday, September 3, 2009 by Lindsey Westbrook

Sara SchneiderView slideshow 

"Controlled chaos" doesn't describe it at all; the situation in the Chronicle Books design department is more like beautiful, seductive, art-directed cacophony. There are shelves of books from floor to ceiling, immersing and enveloping the staff designers in a three-dimensional portfolio-gallery of their own work. But there is also spaciousness—room to move, room to think—and clearly everyone is thinking creatively. The few available walls are covered with sketches, drawings, ideas.

Posted on Friday, August 28, 2009 by Clay Walsh

California College of the Arts has always been about expression. Today we have more ways to express ourselves than ever before—it’s called social networking, which allows us to keep everyone abreast of exciting news here at CCA. We have so many amazing events and happenings this fall, it’s a wonder we get any sleep! Yet we know you want to know about all of them.

Posted on Thursday, August 27, 2009 by Jim Norrena

Playwright and CCA alum Evan Schnair (MFA Writing 2009)View slideshow 

To complete his thesis project last spring, poet and playwright Evan Schnair (MFA Writing 2009) approached the directors of the American Conservatory Theater Master of Fine Arts Program to solicit a collaboration: his play, their actors, one performance.

Posted on Monday, August 24, 2009 by Sarah Owens

Students meet Adelaide, Pie Ranch's cow.

An interdisciplinary group of CCA students gathered this summer to connect with a rural community and get their hands dirty. Pie Ranch, a local nonprofit organization and farm that teaches about sustainable farming practices, served as their classroom. It is located near Pescadero, a coastal town about 70 miles south of San Francisco.

Posted on Monday, August 24, 2009 by Lindsey Westbrook

Accomplished painter Squeak Carnwath (MFA 1977) just had her first major museum show in 20 years at the Oakland Museum of California. Painting Is No Ordinary Object was curated by Karen Tsujimoto and accompanied by a large catalog.