Deciphering the Print

Deciphering the Print

California College of the Arts (CCA)

Imin Yeh, 50 Cent Prints!, 2014. Refurbished tattoo/sticker machine (13 x 15 x 46 inches) filled with original fine art prints (3 x 4 1/2 inches). Courtesy the artist.
March 12, 2014
Deciphering the Print

Opening receptions: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 5:30–7:30pm

Closing receptions and events: Friday, March 28, 2014, 11am–5pm

California College of the Arts
5212 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94618

California College of the Arts is pleased to announce that it is a featured partner for the 2014 Southern Graphics Council International (SGCI) conference titled “Bridges: Spanning Tradition, Innovation & Activism.” The conference takes place in the San Francisco Bay Area March 26–29, and will investigate the intersections between traditional and emerging technologies and how these tools are vehicles for creating meaningful and critical discourse around contemporary issues in printmaking.

CCA’s Printmaking program will present three special exhibitions on the occasion of the conference, in galleries on the college’s Oakland campus (find gallery locations and hours at The exhibitions, collectively titled Deciphering the Print, are curated by Printmaking faculty Nance O’Banion, Alisa Golden, Gregory Piatt, and Aaron Terry.

The Osaka Exchange
March 17–29
Isabelle Percy West Gallery
The sixth biennial print exhibition showcasing works by students at Osaka University of Arts and CCA.

Synthesis: Student Innovations in Printmaking at CCA
March 17–28
Tecoah Bruce Gallery at the Oliver Art Center
A juried exhibition of works by current students featuring a variety of processes, materials, and approaches, from the traditional to the interdisciplinary, contemporary, and exploratory.

PrintWorks from CCA Faculty and Alumni
March 19–28
College Avenue Galleries
An invitational exhibition showcasing the breadth and depth of CCA’s Printmaking program, including several innovative installation pieces.

Then, on Friday, March 28, from 11am to 5pm, CCA will welcome conference attendees to its Oakland campus as part of a spotlight on innovative East Bay printmaking institutions. All three galleries will be open and hosting receptions during those hours. Additional activities on this day will include cutting-edge printmaking demonstrations and afternoon panel discussions on current trends. CCA’s Enrollment Services staff and a CCA hospitality team composed of faculty, staff, and graduate students will be on hand to welcome visitors and promote CCA programs. Food trucks serving up Bay Area cuisine and live music by CCA alumni musicians will round out the day’s offerings.

About SGCI
SGC International is an educational nonprofit organization committed to informing its membership about issues and processes concerning original prints, drawings, book arts, and handmade paper. Through an annual conference that draws participants nationally and internationally, significant dialogue and exchange of technical and critical information occurs. Awards, publications, and exhibitions promote greater understanding, scholarship, and enjoyment of these art forms. For more information, visit and

About California College of the Arts
Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) offers 22 undergraduate and 12 graduate programs in the areas of fine arts, architecture, design, and writing. The college offers BFA, BA, MFA, MA, MBA, BArch, MArch, and MAAD degrees. It has campuses in San Francisco and Oakland, and currently enrolls 1,950 full-time students. CCA students are encouraged to work in an interdisciplinary manner, undertaking projects and collaborations with students in other majors and engaging with outside communities.

Noted alumni include the artists Nathan Oliveira, Jules de Balincourt, Robert Arneson, Robert Bechtle, Viola Frey, and Peter Voulkos; the Oscar-winning filmmaker Audrey Marrs; the illustrator Tomie de Paola; the conceptual artists Harrell Fletcher, David Ireland, and Dennis Oppenheim; and the designers Lucille Tenazas, Michael Vanderbyl, and Gary Hutton. For more information about CCA, visit

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