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Press release / April 13, 2022

CCA reaches collective bargaining agreements with unionized staff, faculty

CCA employees represented by SEIU Local 1021 have voted to ratify tentative collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) with the college.

CCA official logo.

Press release / March 30, 2022

CCA Presents Dennis Leon and the Art of Instruction

The exhibition features the work of long-time CCA instructor Dennis Leon, alongside work from his students.

Urbanstones #3 (1988), collage and pastel, 60” x 89” Dennis Leon

Press release / March 17, 2022

CCA Curatorial Practice and CCA Wattis Institute Present Resonance of Place, April 28–May 14, 2022

Resonance of Place, a multi-site exhibition reflecting on the body’s precarious relationship to its surroundings, curated by the Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice Class of 2022.

"Natani Notah, #TsiiyéełPowered, 2017-present. Documentation of ongoing walking performance.

Press release / March 10, 2022

CCA presents the 2022 MFA Graduating Class Exhibition

The exhibition debuts work from 27 emerging artists in CCA’s graduate program in fine arts.

A black square with white text across three lines reading “CCA MFA 2022’.

Press release / Feb. 14, 2022

CCA appoints Nicolas Elsishans as chief financial officer

California College of the Arts (CCA) President Stephen Beal announced Nicolas Elsishans as chief financial officer, effective February 28.

CCA official logo.

Press release / Dec. 21, 2021

CCA appoints Tricia Brand as inaugural vice president of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging

California College of the Arts (CCA) President Stephen Beal announced Tricia Brand as the college’s inaugural vice president of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB), effective April 1, 2022.

Drone view looking down at the San Francisco campus of CCA

Press release / Oct. 28, 2021

CCA’s annual Holiday Art & Craft Fair and Homecoming festivities take place November 20 on CCA’s Oakland campus

Visit CCA’s Oakland campus at 5212 Broadway for food trucks, live music by the Delta Wires, open studios, and handmade goods for sale from CCA students, alumni, faculty, and staff.

The holiday fair on CCA's Oakland campus in 2019.

Press release / Oct. 25, 2021

The Wattis Institute presents Josh Faught: Look Across the Water Into the Darkness, Look for the Fog

CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts announces a new solo exhibition by San Francisco-based artist Josh Faught: Look Across the Water Into the Darkness, Look for the Fog, January 13–March 5, 2022.
A detail close-up of Josh Faught's "Garland," 2019.

Press release / Oct. 21, 2021

California College of the Arts appoints Julie Lythcott-Haims and Abby Sadin Schnair to Board of Trustees

California College of the Arts announces the appointments of Julie Lythcott-Haims and Abby Sadin Schnair to the Board of Trustees for an initial three-year term.
The exterior of CCA's main building from the backlot.

Press release / Sept. 21, 2021

Wattis Institute’s 2021–2022 research season is inspired by the work of Lorraine O’Grady

The Wattis Institute's yearlong research season, Lorraine O’Grady is on our mind, uses the work of artist Lorraine O'Grady as a lens to think about our contemporary moment through a series of public lectures, screenings, performances, and other events.
Lorraine O’Grady, Art Is...(Troupe Front), 1983/2009. C-print in 40 parts, 16 x 20 in (40.64 x 50.8 cm). Edition of 8 + 1 AP. Courtesy the artist and Alexander Gray Associates, New York.

Press release / Sept. 8, 2021

CCA launches new Bachelor in Fine Arts in Comics in fall 2022

After completing CCA’s BFA in Comics program, graduates will have attained both broad and specialized technical and conceptual competencies to employ in their postgraduate careers.
An illustration by alum Meggie Ramm (MFA Comics 2017) for the new BFA in Comics program

Press release / Aug. 26, 2021

CCA’s new BFA in Game Arts program launches in fall 2021

The new four-year, fine arts-focused degree program is designed for students who want to become game industry professionals and artistic leaders who shape the future of games and play.
A close-up view of a board game with colorful pieces.

Press release / Aug. 19, 2021

CCA presents Shooter Box at Hubbell Street Galleries

Curated by CCA Graphic Design Chair Rachel Berger, Shooter Box is an exhibition protesting the United States military’s use of Microsoft Xbox controllers as battle equipment, which transforms a child’s toy into a weapon of war
Rachel Berger, Bullet I, 2021. Cast lead and copper, 6 x 4 x 2.5 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Press release / Aug. 19, 2021

CCA presents DRAWING CODES: Experimental Protocols of Architectural Representation, Volume II

CCA's Architecture Digital Craft Lab presents DRAWING CODES: Experimental Protocols of Architectural Representation, the second volume in a series organized by curators Adam Marcus and Andrew Kudless.
Stephanie Lin, Accumulated Error No. 41. Courtesy of the artist.

Press release / Aug. 19, 2021

CCA launches search for new Chief Financial Officer

CCA is launching a search for a new Chief Financial Officer following the announcement that current CFO Ed Prohaska intends to step down in early 2022.
Exterior view of San Francisco campus

Press release / Aug. 4, 2021

CCA appoints Jessica Farron, Lucille Tenazas, and Marv Tseu to Board of Trustees

California College of the Arts announces the appointments of Jessica Farron, Lucille Tenazas, and Marv Tseu to the Board of Trustees for an initial three-year term.
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Press release / July 14, 2021

CCA Wattis Institute presents new work by Maia Cruz Palileo

Maia Cruz Palileo presents a new exhibition of paintings and sculptures inspired by historic Philippiniana materials and the artist’s own memories.
Maia Cruz Palileo

Press release / July 13, 2021

CCA appoints Leigh Sata as vice president for Operations and Capital Projects

California College of the Arts President Stephen Beal announced Leigh Sata as vice president of Operations and Capital Projects, effective June 4, 2021.
Portrait of Leigh Sata.

Press release / June 10, 2021

CCA announces Lorna Meyer Calas as the new chair of the Board of Trustees

California College of the Arts has elected Lorna Meyer Calas as chair of the CCA Board of Trustees, effective July 1, 2021, for an initial three-year term. Calas—managing director with Merrill Lynch's Private Wealth Management Group—has been a CCA trustee
Lorna Meyer Calas

Press release / June 10, 2021

The Wattis Institute receives $20,000 NEA Grant for the exhibition "Drum Listens to Heart"

The Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts has been approved by the National Endowment for the Arts for a $20,000 award from the Grants for Arts Projects program to support its 2022 exhibition, Drum Listens to Heart, which explores “the percussive” as an
Entrance to CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts
Portrait of David Owens-Hill.

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