Upstart: CCA commencement events

Upstart: CCA commencement events

California College of the Arts (CCA)

The 2012 MFA Show at California College of the Arts.
April 22, 2013
Upstart: CCA commencement events

Spring 2013

California College of the Arts
1111 Eighth Street
San Francisco CA 94107-2247

California College of the Arts invites the public to the following spring events to see the remarkable work produced by our graduate and undergraduate students. Help us cheer on our soon-to-be alumni as they bring their CCA careers to a close and get ready to embark upon their exciting future endeavors.

Events include everything from exhibitions to symposia, lectures, and our Annual Fashion Show. All but the Fashion Show are free, and all are open to the public. The list of events is constantly being updated at Unless otherwise noted, all events take place at CCA’s San Francisco campus, 1111 Eighth Street (at 16th and Wisconsin).

Spring Graphic Novel Workshop Exhibition
April 15–27, 8 am–close
CCA Oakland campus, 5212 Broadway, A2 Cafe

From rough layouts to carefully penciled and inked pages, the work reveals the process of creating compelling stories in the visually dynamic comic-book medium.

Words and Places: Etel Adnan Exhibition
April 17–June 29, Tuesday–Friday 12–7pm, Saturday 12–5pm
CCA Wattis Institute, 360 Kansas Street (between 16th and 17th Streets), San Francisco

The graduating students in the Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice present the first-ever large-scale institutional exhibition devoted to the Lebanese writer, poet, and painter Etel Adnan.

26th Annual Barclay Simpson Award Exhibition
April 18–June 30, Monday–Friday 8:30am–6pm, Saturday–Sunday 10am–6pm
CCA Oakland campus, 5212 Broadway, Oliver Art Center

A juried exhibition of award-winning artworks by students in the Graduate Program in Fine Arts

Word. World. 2013: Thesis Readings
April 26 and May 3, 7pm
Reading 1
Reading 2

Poetry, prose, and writings in between by graduate students in the MFA Program in Writing

Visual and Critical Studies Thesis Symposium
April 27, 10am–3pm

Spring Fair
April 27, 11am–3pm
CCA Oakland campus, 5212 Broadway

CCA’s idyllic Oakland campus becomes a bustling arts bazaar for a day.

Interior Design and Architecture Final Reviews
May 1-5, 9am–7pm
Award ceremony and reception: Saturday, May 4, 6–8pm

Interior Design reviews take place May 1, and Architecture on May 3–5. Please note that there are no events May 2.

Project Kino: Senior Film Screening
May 2, 7–9pm
Reception: 5:30–6:30pm

Narrative film, experimental film, music videos, and a sound piece by senior Film students

Illustration Spring Thesis Exhibition
May 6–10, 10am–7:30pm
Reception: Thursday, May 9, 7–8:30pm

Humble Pie Volume 8 Launch Party
May 7, 7:30pm
CCA Oakland campus, 5212 Broadway, Nahl Hall

A release party for the literary journal Humble Pie, featuring writers and artists from Volume 8 plus delicious refreshments

Spring Flicker Fest
May 8, 7–9pm
Reception: 5–6:30pm

Film work from the CCA Film community

Graphic Design Senior Thesis and Junior Review Exhibition
May 10, 10am–6pm
Reception: 6–9pm

Cinesthesia: An Encounter in Painting and Film
May 10, 6–9pm

An installation in which students present explorations that tinker with boundaries—it showcases work from the Encounters in Painting course taught by Lynn Marie Kirby and Kim Anno.

Interface Exhibition
May 11, 7–10pm
CCA Oakland campus, 5212 Broadway, Oliver Art Center

Art using technology using art: Interactive, kinetic, robotic, generative, and computer-based artworks

Baccalaureate Exhibition
May 16-21, 10am–7pm
Reception: Thursday, May 16, 6–10pm

The best work of CCA’s senior undergraduates, featuring works in all media, from painting to sculpture, photography, architecture, design, and more

MFA Show / Graduate Thesis Exhibitions
May 16–25, 10am–7pm
Reception: Thursday, May 16, 6–10pm

The best work by CCA’s graduate students about to receive their degrees, featuring work in all media

Industrial Design Senior Thesis Show
May 16, 7–10pm
The NWBLK, 1999 Bryant Street (at 18th Street), San Francisco

Annual Fashion Show
May 17, 8pm
About California College of the Arts
Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) offers 22 undergraduate and 11 graduate programs in the areas of fine arts, architecture, design, and writing. The college offers BFA, BA, MFA, MA, MBA, BArch, MArch, MAAD, and MAUDL 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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