As the new school year begins, California College of the Arts is presenting a variety of exhibitions showcasing new art by undergraduate students at the college.
The exhibitions feature artwork by students in a variety of media, from first-time freshmen to artists receiving recognition for outstanding work in their majors. The work of recent CCA alumni has appeared in exhibitions from Bay Area Now at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts to the Whitney Biennial in New York. For the savvy gallery goer, the college's undergraduate exhibitions program offers a special opportunity to view the work of artists who might be making waves in the art world in just a few years' time.
Kicking off the season is the Tenth Annual Yozo Hamaguchi Printmaking Scholarship Awards Exhibition, on view from August 31 to September 15 in the Isabelle Percy West Gallery on the Oakland campus. The Hamaguchi scholarship—named for the late Yozo Hamaguchi, a renowned master of color mezzotint printmaking—is awarded to exceptional students in printmaking.
September brings the New Student Exhibition, on view September 6–9 in the North/South Galleries at 5241 College Avenue (across the street from the Oakland campus).
October 6–22, the All-College Honors and Scholarship Awards Exhibition is on view in the Oliver Art Center on the Oakland campus.
Rounding out the awards season is the Seventh Annual Ronald and Anita Wornick Awards Exhibition, honoring talented students working in the wood arts. The Wornick exhibition is on view October 26–November 4 on the San Francisco campus.
In addition to these special exhibitions, the CCA undergraduate exhibitions program presents shows featuring the work of individual students almost every week of the academic year. Exhibitions are on view on the San Francisco campus in the Thomas and Tecoah Bruce Galleries and in Oakland at the Irwin Student Center Gallery and Isabelle Percy West Gallery on campus and the North/South Galleries at 5241 College Avenue (across the street from campus).
For more information about student exhibitions, visit the Calendar.Read the rest