San Francisco, CA—Thursday, October 28, 2021—California College of the Arts’ annual Holiday Art & Craft Fair and Homecoming festivities take place on the college’s Oakland campus (5212 Broadway) on Saturday, November 20, from 11 am to 4 pm. The event is free and open to the public, and those interested in attending can register in advance.
Attendees can shop unique, handmade goods made by over 100 local artisans, craftspersons, and designers from the CCA community. The event will also feature live music by the Delta Wires featuring CCA alum Ernie Pinata (between 12 to 2 pm), food trucks, open studios, demonstrations, a printmaking workshop, and a showcase of student work from CCA’s Jewelry and Metal Arts and Ceramics programs.
CCA’s Homecoming celebration also serves as the launch for the Oakland Campus Legacy Committee’s Legacy Print Project. Attendees can view and purchase the first of three limited edition prints commemorating the history of the Oakland campus, exhibited alongside ephemera from CCA’s archives, at a special opening. Read more about this project below.
Please note: All event attendees who are eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19 will be required to present proof of vaccination upon arrival. All attendees, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to wear masks at all times unless actively eating or drinking.
More on the Legacy Print Project
In collaboration with CCA alum and Professor Emeritus Thomas Wojak and ten faculty artists, the Legacy Print Project highlights CCA’s history in Oakland over the past 100 years through ten limited edition prints, each representing a decade on the Oakland campus. (CCA purchased the site of its Oakland campus in 1922.)
Each print focuses on notable or important aspects of the college over its 100 years on the Oakland Campus, with a throughline that highlights the garden nature of the grounds, the significance of craft practices, and the enduring values of the college’s motto, “Theory and Practice.”
Ten current and former faculty artists will design the limited edition prints, including: Kim Anno (Painting and Drawing), Curtis Arima (Jewelry and Metal Arts), Bob Aufuldish (Graphic Design), Irene Cheng and Janette Kim (Architecture), Angela Hennessy (Textiles), Kari Marboe (Ceramics), Eduardo Pineda (Critical Ethnic Studies), Victoria Wagner (First Year Core Studio program), Michael Wertz (Illustration), and Thomas Wojak (Printmedia).
The prints—which will cost $130 each, including sales tax—will be released between November 2021 and May 2022 as part of the Oakland Campus Legacy Committee’s celebratory programming. The first three prints—representing the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s—will be available for purchase at the Holiday Art & Craft Fair. Proceeds will augment funding toward future Oakland Campus Legacy programming and projects.
Holiday Art & Craft Fair and Homecoming schedule of events
Saturday, November 20, 11 am–4 pm
CCA’s Oakland Campus (5212 Broadway, Oakland)
All listed events are free to attend and open to the public.
All-day events (11 am–4 pm)
- CCA Holiday Art & Craft Fair, featuring unique gifts made by local artisans, craftspersons, and designers from the CCA community
- Food trucks on site
- A showcase of student work from CCA’s Ceramics and Jewelry and Metal Arts programs
11 am–3 pm: A monoprint workshop in the Printmedia studio presented by alum and CCA Professor Emeritus Thomas Wojack. Participants of all ages will be able to make a print with materials provided.
12–2 pm: Live music by the Delta Wires featuring CCA alum Ernie Pinata
Time TBD: A casting demonstration in the Jewelry and Metal Arts studio
3–5pm: The Homecoming After-Party and Legacy Print Project exhibition launch. This exhibition features the first three prints of the Legacy Print Project, alongside ephemera from the CCA archives.
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