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Press release / March 27, 2023

CCA appoints Michael Muscardini to Board of Trustees

CCA announces the appointment of Michael Muscardini to its Board of Trustees for an initial three-year term.

Portrait of Michael Muscardini.

Press release / March 22, 2023

This April YBCA & CCA present Future Resonance

A collaborative exhibition at YBCA consisting of six projects created by multidisciplinary teams of graduate interaction, industrial, and graphic design students from Studio Forward at CCA, sponsored by Google.

Viola Sun, Cymatic Seeds, 2022.

Press release / March 21, 2023

CCA Curatorial Practice and CCA Wattis Institute Present uncontained: categories always leak

Featuring work by five acclaimed female artists—Candice Lin, Cathy Lu, LaRissa Rogers, Cammie Staros, and Stephanie Syjuco.

LaRissa Rogers, Licked Until Your Tongue Rubbed Raw, 2022 (detail).


Student spotlight: Jade Howe lets out her inner child

In this Q+A, Jade Howe looks back on her college career, from making purposeful art for kids to how much she loves San Francisco.

An illustration of a gigantic yet cuddly orange cat surrounded by people giving it pets.

Media coverage / March 11, 2023

M. Arthur Gensler Jr. Center for Design Excellence will support CCA’s Architecture division

CCA will establish the M. Arthur Gensler Jr. Center for Design Excellence to support design excellence in architectural education, research, and practice with gifts from the architecture firm Gensler and the Gensler family.

Students gathered around a small, wooden architecture project in a classroom.

Media coverage / March 9, 2023

A closer look at the construction of CCA's expanded campus

Construction is underway for CCA's expansion in San Francisco. The facilities aim to be carbon neutral with net-zero energy once running, including a microgrid for the campus to harvest and store clean energy.

CCA Campus cast-in-place concrete sign visible while construction of building takes place in the background.

Press release / March 8, 2023

CCA Campus Gallery Presents Women to Watch 2024: New Suns, a collaboration with the National Museum of Women in the Arts

Featuring work by five Bay Area women artists—Sofía Córdova, Nicki Green, Cathy Lu, Adia Millett, and Genevieve Quick.

Adia Millett, Strata, 2023. Acrylic on wood panel, 60 x 108 inches.

Media coverage / March 8, 2023

SECA artists at SFMOMA show the promising future of Bay Area art

The Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art has recognized CCA alumni Maria A. Guzmán Capron (MFA Fine Arts 2015) and Gregory Rick (BFA Painting & Drawing 2019) for their new and innovative work.

This photo is of five artists, four sitting around a museum's common area and one on a laptop Zoom call. They are discussing their projects.

Media coverage / March 6, 2023

A look back at CCA’s curatorial practice program

CCA is temporarily pausing it’s curatorial practice master’s program to explore opportunities related to campus expansion and it’s connection with the internationally-recognized Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts.

Photo is of the exterior of a building at California College of the Arts' San Francisco Campus.

Press release / March 6, 2023

CCA Presents the 2023 MFA Graduating Class Exhibition at The Wattis Institute

The two-part exhibition debuts work from 32 emerging artists in CCA’s graduating program in fine arts.

Pink, yellow and black graphic with text CCA MFA 2023.CA

Media coverage / March 3, 2023

Drum Listens to Heart intuits the unheard rhythms of our lives

A three-part exhibition at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts draws on the ensemble form and musical score to deliver a vision of a cacophonous community.

Aa large deteriorating, abandoned church where Gone are the Days of Shelter and Martyr was filmed.


The Daring Writer: How Jasmin Darznik Lives Her Characters

Chair of MFA Writing Jasmin Darznik charts a bold literary career, from her family’s immigrant story to the American Jazz age.

Portrait of Jasmin Darznik, Chair of MFA Writing.

Media coverage / Feb. 27, 2023

Meet the Boulder cartoonist Will Betke-Brunswick

Will Betke-Brunswick (MFA Comics 2020) uses their illustrations to unpack topics like their mother's terminal cancer and coming out as genderqueer in their debut memoir, A Pros and Cons List for Strong Feelings.

Portrait of cartoonist Will Betke-Brunswick.

Media coverage / Feb. 24, 2023

Jackson Park designs to be considered by San Francisco Recreation and Parks Commission

CCA's graphic design students, Meredith Bond and Afreed Azad developed a new logo and collateral materials for Friends of Jackson Park’s capital campaign in support of their park redesign.

Rendering of Jackson Park includes a baseball field, playground, tennis court, clubhouse and view of the surrounding streets and buildings.

Media coverage / Feb. 24, 2023

In the Shadow of Mt Tam exhibit at the Anthony Meier gallery in Mill Valley

The exhibit showcases a group of artists who lived in Marin County between the 1940s and 1970s. Mariah Nielson (BArch Architecture 2005), daughter of the late artist JB Blunk, was born and raised in Marin.

An out of focus photo of gallery owner Anthony Meier.


Preview the work of this year’s recipients of the Bay Area Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

CCA is proud to recognize creative high school students whose work shows their authentic voice, originality, and technical skill in these prestigious awards.


Press release / Feb. 23, 2023

CCA Announces 2023 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Regional Winners

Young artists and writers recognized for their original works by nationally renowned award.

American Vision Awards Nominee Arihant Jain from Mountain View, Condolences, Mixed Media on Paper.

Media coverage / Feb. 22, 2023

How should fashion schools address sustainability?

CCA fashion design faculty Lynda Grose believes that a "bottom-up" or student-first perspective is at the foundation of effective teaching, and that might be a solution to engage with a challenging subject.

Fashion design student presenting their dress design to a colleague during a class.

Media coverage / Feb. 22, 2023

The documentary examining the history of LGBTQ+ comics

The new documentary No Straight Lines, co-produced by MFA Comics Chair Justin Hall, discusses the artists and the art of queer creators in the 1970s and '80s.

Cover art for No Straight Lines by Maurice Vellekoop (Fantagraphics, 2012).

Media coverage / Feb. 22, 2023

Art in the Twenty-First Century returns to PBS 

Hank Willis Thomas (MFA Photography, MA Visual Criticism 2003), Amy Sherald, and more star in the new season of Art21’s flagship video series.

An artist painting on a large canvas.

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