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NEWS DREAM BIG CCA is a place for people who want to make a difference in the world. People who believe creative work can positively and powerfully affect our society. People who aren’t afraid to dream big. In late November the Board of Trustees approved Dream Big as the college’s strategic plan for 2010–15. The plan outlines a distinctive vision for CCA as a place of extraordinary promise and transformation for those who believe in the power of art and design. From beginning to end, the plan reflects the values of the CCA community: artistic and academic excellence, innovation, risk taking, diversity, collaboration, community engagement, social justice, and sustainability. It clearly defines our aspirations and challenges us to put them into operation. The strategic planning process began in October 2008 and involved more than 650 members of the CCA community, including students, faculty, alumni, trustees, parents, and staff. The noted design firm IDEO helped us craft a process that would be as inclusive as possible, consisting of research projects, brainstorming sessions, and visioning events. I was inspired and energized by the high level of participation in the development of the plan. And I thank all of you who contributed your time, energy, and talent to designing a future path for this amazing institution. I look forward to continuing to work with you all to fulfill our mission and achieve our goals. Sincerely,

STEPHEN BEAL President

CCA TAKES THIRD OVERALL AND FIRST IN ARCHITECTURE IN THE SOLAR DECATHLON CCA and Santa Clara University (SCU), competing as Team California, were ecstatic to win third place overall in the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2009 Solar Decathlon. They beat out many top schools, including Tus University, Rice University, and Cornell University, with their energy-efficient, beautiful, and comfortable solar-powered home. In the individual contests they took first place in architecture and communications, second place in engineering, and third place in market viability. Team California, the judges said, “broke out of the box and masterfully executed a melding of interior and exterior spaces while offering a consistently high-quality learning experience to visitors. This team really embodied what this competition is all about.”

P.S. You can read the entire strategic plan at www.cca.edu/strategic or call 510.594.3779 to obtain a printed copy.

Editor Lindsey Westbrook Contributors Susan Avila, Chris Bliss, Barbara Jones, Lindsey Lyons, Jim Norrena, Sarah Owens, Lindsey Westbrook Design CCA Sputnik, a student design team Faculty Advisor Bob Aufuldish Design Manager Michelle Frey Designer Justin Holbrook CCA Communications Department 1111 Eighth Street, San Francisco CA 94107-2247; 415.703.9542; glance@cca.edu Change of address? Please notify CCA's Advancement Office, 5212 Broadway, Oakland CA 94618-1426; 510.594.3779; bjones@cca.edu Printed by Oscar Printing Company, San Francisco. Photo credits All images of student work appear courtesy the students, copyright California College of the Arts, unless otherwise noted. All other artworks are reproduced with the kind permission of the artists and/or their representatives, copyright the artists, unless otherwise noted. p. 1 (le): Stefano Paltera / U.S. DOE Solar Decathlon; p. 1 (right): SCUMATT; p. 2 (top le): Russell Baldon; p. 2 (top right): Teresa Aguilera, REBAR; p. 2 (boom): Aimee Phan; p. 4 (top le and right): courtesy Lifetime Television; p. 4 (boom): Sarah Owens; p. 7 (top three images): Nikki Ritcher Photography; p. 7 (boom): Jim Norrena; p. 8: Navid Baraty; p. 9 (top): John Hobart Culleton.

above Secretary of Energy Steven Chu poses with Team California right CCA project manager Kyle Belcher hands out info sheets to visitors


NEWS DREAM BIG CCA is a place for people who want to make a difference in the world. People who believe creative work can positively and powerfully affect our society. People who aren’t afraid to dream big. In late November the Board of Trustees approved Dream Big as the college’s strategic plan for 2010–15. The plan outlines a distinctive vision for CCA as a place of extraordinary promise and transformation for those who believe in the power of art and design. From beginning to end, the plan reflects the values of the CCA community: artistic and academic excellence, innovation, risk taking, diversity, collaboration, community engagement, social justice, and sustainability. It clearly defines our aspirations and challenges us to put them into operation. The strategic planning process began in October 2008 and involved more than 650 members of the CCA community, including students, faculty, alumni, trustees, parents, and staff. The noted design firm IDEO helped us craft a process that would be as inclusive as possible, consisting of research projects, brainstorming sessions, and visioning events. I was inspired and energized by the high level of participation in the development of the plan. And I thank all of you who contributed your time, energy, and talent to designing a future path for this amazing institution. I look forward to continuing to work with you all to fulfill our mission and achieve our goals. Sincerely,

STEPHEN BEAL President

CCA TAKES THIRD OVERALL AND FIRST IN ARCHITECTURE IN THE SOLAR DECATHLON CCA and Santa Clara University (SCU), competing as Team California, were ecstatic to win third place overall in the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2009 Solar Decathlon. They beat out many top schools, including Tus University, Rice University, and Cornell University, with their energy-efficient, beautiful, and comfortable solar-powered home. In the individual contests they took first place in architecture and communications, second place in engineering, and third place in market viability. Team California, the judges said, “broke out of the box and masterfully executed a melding of interior and exterior spaces while offering a consistently high-quality learning experience to visitors. This team really embodied what this competition is all about.”

P.S. You can read the entire strategic plan at www.cca.edu/strategic or call 510.594.3779 to obtain a printed copy.

Editor Lindsey Westbrook Contributors Susan Avila, Chris Bliss, Barbara Jones, Lindsey Lyons, Jim Norrena, Sarah Owens, Lindsey Westbrook Design CCA Sputnik, a student design team Faculty Advisor Bob Aufuldish Design Manager Michelle Frey Designer Justin Holbrook CCA Communications Department 1111 Eighth Street, San Francisco CA 94107-2247; 415.703.9542; glance@cca.edu Change of address? Please notify CCA's Advancement Office, 5212 Broadway, Oakland CA 94618-1426; 510.594.3779; bjones@cca.edu Printed by Oscar Printing Company, San Francisco. Photo credits All images of student work appear courtesy the students, copyright California College of the Arts, unless otherwise noted. All other artworks are reproduced with the kind permission of the artists and/or their representatives, copyright the artists, unless otherwise noted. p. 1 (le): Stefano Paltera / U.S. DOE Solar Decathlon; p. 1 (right): SCUMATT; p. 2 (top le): Russell Baldon; p. 2 (top right): Teresa Aguilera, REBAR; p. 2 (boom): Aimee Phan; p. 4 (top le and right): courtesy Lifetime Television; p. 4 (boom): Sarah Owens; p. 7 (top three images): Nikki Ritcher Photography; p. 7 (boom): Jim Norrena; p. 8: Navid Baraty; p. 9 (top): John Hobart Culleton.

above Secretary of Energy Steven Chu poses with Team California right CCA project manager Kyle Belcher hands out info sheets to visitors


SWEN ENGAGE AT CCA

NEW LEADING BY DESIGN FELLOWS PROGRAM

This semester, CCA students are designing furniture for Lighthouse Community Charter School, Oakland; helping improve communications and systems for seniors at Bethany Center, San Francisco; creating protective nesting modules for seabirds on Año Nuevo Island; and helping high school students publish their work at 826 Valencia Book Project, San Francisco. It’s all part of ENGAGE at CCA, an innovative new initiative that connects faculty and students to community partners and relevant outside experts.

CCA’s new Leading by Design Fellows Program, the first executive program of its kind in the United States, launches in May 2010. It will blend the traditionally separate domains of business, design, and sustainability into a single, integrated approach by which professionals can proactively shape the future of their companies. To offer maximum flexibility to working professionals, it is structured as a series of six oncampus “residency” weekends, once per month, of instruction and interaction. Between these weekends, participants will stay engaged via online study, discussions, and webinars. CCA has a 100-year tradition of pioneering programs that bridge the arts and society. “Unprecedented changes in the world demand a critical shi in business thinking,” says CCA Provost Mark Breitenberg. “Success and growth are now measured by increases in values, meaning, and sustainability, not simply profitability.”

BUSINESSWEEK NAMES CCA ONE OF THE WORLD’S BEST DESIGN PROGRAMS

Heading up the initiative is Sanjit Sethi, chair of the Community Arts Program and codirector of CCA’s Center for Art and Public Life. “We’re combining the Community Arts Program’s successful model of community engagement with the project-based learning approach of the architecture and design disciplines,” he says. “Rather than stand-alone community service projects, these are courses embedded throughout the college’s curriculum.”

BusinessWeek magazine recently honored the MBA in Design Strategy with a spot on its list of the top 30 design programs in the world. The list represents the final results of extensive research and the polling of prominent academics, designers, consultants, and business managers on the best MBA or master’s programs that integrate design thinking and business. BusinessWeek also named Graduate Program in Design alum Caroline Lu one of its “21 People Who Will Change Business.” Lu, who received her degree from CCA in 2008, works at the Center for Innovation, a department within the Mayo Clinic that looks to improve the patient experience by developing beer services for health-care delivery. Her job calls upon her background as a graphic designer and design thinker as well as her own experience surviving cancer.

above left Lincoln Wood (right) of Paul Discoe’s Joinery Structures explains the milling process to students making furniture for Lighthouse Community Charter School above right Students cast plaster molds of their designs for ceramic seabird nesting modules to be installed at Año Nuevo Island right Seth Singleton (MFA Program in Writing) and a student from John O’Connell High School work on their project for 826 Valencia

Caroline Lu (MFA Design 2008)


SWEN ENGAGE AT CCA

NEW LEADING BY DESIGN FELLOWS PROGRAM

This semester, CCA students are designing furniture for Lighthouse Community Charter School, Oakland; helping improve communications and systems for seniors at Bethany Center, San Francisco; creating protective nesting modules for seabirds on Año Nuevo Island; and helping high school students publish their work at 826 Valencia Book Project, San Francisco. It’s all part of ENGAGE at CCA, an innovative new initiative that connects faculty and students to community partners and relevant outside experts.

CCA’s new Leading by Design Fellows Program, the first executive program of its kind in the United States, launches in May 2010. It will blend the traditionally separate domains of business, design, and sustainability into a single, integrated approach by which professionals can proactively shape the future of their companies. To offer maximum flexibility to working professionals, it is structured as a series of six oncampus “residency” weekends, once per month, of instruction and interaction. Between these weekends, participants will stay engaged via online study, discussions, and webinars. CCA has a 100-year tradition of pioneering programs that bridge the arts and society. “Unprecedented changes in the world demand a critical shi in business thinking,” says CCA Provost Mark Breitenberg. “Success and growth are now measured by increases in values, meaning, and sustainability, not simply profitability.”

BUSINESSWEEK NAMES CCA ONE OF THE WORLD’S BEST DESIGN PROGRAMS

Heading up the initiative is Sanjit Sethi, chair of the Community Arts Program and codirector of CCA’s Center for Art and Public Life. “We’re combining the Community Arts Program’s successful model of community engagement with the project-based learning approach of the architecture and design disciplines,” he says. “Rather than stand-alone community service projects, these are courses embedded throughout the college’s curriculum.”

BusinessWeek magazine recently honored the MBA in Design Strategy with a spot on its list of the top 30 design programs in the world. The list represents the final results of extensive research and the polling of prominent academics, designers, consultants, and business managers on the best MBA or master’s programs that integrate design thinking and business. BusinessWeek also named Graduate Program in Design alum Caroline Lu one of its “21 People Who Will Change Business.” Lu, who received her degree from CCA in 2008, works at the Center for Innovation, a department within the Mayo Clinic that looks to improve the patient experience by developing beer services for health-care delivery. Her job calls upon her background as a graphic designer and design thinker as well as her own experience surviving cancer.

above left Lincoln Wood (right) of Paul Discoe’s Joinery Structures explains the milling process to students making furniture for Lighthouse Community Charter School above right Students cast plaster molds of their designs for ceramic seabird nesting modules to be installed at Año Nuevo Island right Seth Singleton (MFA Program in Writing) and a student from John O’Connell High School work on their project for 826 Valencia

Caroline Lu (MFA Design 2008)


AMY SARABI (FASHION DESIGN 2007 ) In December 2009 Amy Sarabi received the exciting news that she had been selected to compete in season 7 of the hit TV series Project Runway, in which 16 designers bale for the chance to launch their fashion careers with a runway show during New York Fashion Week. As of this writing, Sarabi is continuing to make an awesome overall showing, including a week-four design challenge win. The assignment was to create a signature dress for the Campbell’s “adDRESS Your Heart” campaign. Each designer was matched with a client who suffers from heart disease. Many of them found it particularly difficult to design for a “real” woman rather than a runway model, but not Amy. Her client, an American Heart Association ambassador and mother of four from East Orange, New Jersey, was resplendent in a full-length silk chiffon and charmeuse gown. Fashion Design chair Amy Williams says, “Amy Sarabi is an inventor and a magician as well as a fashion designer. Her design process has many sides, which are tangled beautifully and intentionally: a deep conceptual investigation, a great mind for streetwear, and incredible skills related to the technical aspects of making.”

DIANA FAYT (CERAMICS 1992) www.dianafayt.com Diana Fayt was born into a Hungarian family of craspeople and circus performers. Growing up she never thought she’d become an artist, but she is now one of the most respected ceramicists in the field. At age 19 she spent a year in Budapest, geing closer to her family and her Hungarian roots. Her cousin, aer seeing some of her drawings, encouraged her to take up art. She eventually enrolled at CCA at age 24, several years older than most of her fellow first-year students. She focused on the poer’s wheel at a time when the Ceramics Program was largely sculptural due to the influence of the legendary Viola Frey, then chair of the program. Diana’s first instructor was Arthur Gonzalez, and she was one of his first students.

Roughly a year aer graduating she started to play with what is now her signature technique of painting, drawing, and carving clay designs. Her career took off in the late 1990s when Synergy Design approached her to create a line of tableware. In 2005 she started one of the first-ever ceramics-focused blogs, One Black Bird. Today she works full-time on her art, in a sunny studio in San Francisco’s Bayview/Hunters Point district. Her business keeps her more than busy, but she feels fortunate for her success: “Clay can be like a bad boyfriend. But it always stays interesting, and I keep coming back to it.”

MARCI WASHINGTON (PAINTING/DRAWING 2002, MFA 2008) www.marciwashington.com Decapitated heads, disembodied hands, and ghostly skin hover over dark backgrounds in almost all of Marci Washington’s recent work. “It’s best to just hop aboard as Washington unveils the wonderfully grim characters that hide out in her head and trouble the rest of us,” said Shotgun Review of her April 2009 solo show at Rena Bransten Gallery in San Francisco. “The effect is supremely creepy, and very intoxicating.” Juxtapoz agrees that her art is dark indeed, and featured her work on the cover of its new Dark Arts compendium, a book about contemporary “art that aims to be unsettling.” Art-savvy horror flick lovers spoed two of Washington’s pieces in the 2009 movie Jennifer’s Body: Her painting Stricken is on the slanted wall above the bed in the scene where Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried almost make out, and her cut-paper chandelier of severed heads is reflected in a mirror in another scene. Washington received both her BFA and MFA degrees from the college. “The thing that I liked most about CCA,” she says, “was its emphasis on finding your own voice. I felt super supported to do my own thing. I originally thought I’d go to grad school in Los Angeles, but I ended up coming back to CCA because I thought the work was beer and more diverse. Plus there has always been something really down-to-earth about CCA that I love—an unpretentious, roll-up-your-sleeves-and-work kind of vibe. Maybe it’s le over from the missing C. But people here expect you to really work, not just talk about it.”


AMY SARABI (FASHION DESIGN 2007 ) In December 2009 Amy Sarabi received the exciting news that she had been selected to compete in season 7 of the hit TV series Project Runway, in which 16 designers bale for the chance to launch their fashion careers with a runway show during New York Fashion Week. As of this writing, Sarabi is continuing to make an awesome overall showing, including a week-four design challenge win. The assignment was to create a signature dress for the Campbell’s “adDRESS Your Heart” campaign. Each designer was matched with a client who suffers from heart disease. Many of them found it particularly difficult to design for a “real” woman rather than a runway model, but not Amy. Her client, an American Heart Association ambassador and mother of four from East Orange, New Jersey, was resplendent in a full-length silk chiffon and charmeuse gown. Fashion Design chair Amy Williams says, “Amy Sarabi is an inventor and a magician as well as a fashion designer. Her design process has many sides, which are tangled beautifully and intentionally: a deep conceptual investigation, a great mind for streetwear, and incredible skills related to the technical aspects of making.”

DIANA FAYT (CERAMICS 1992) www.dianafayt.com Diana Fayt was born into a Hungarian family of craspeople and circus performers. Growing up she never thought she’d become an artist, but she is now one of the most respected ceramicists in the field. At age 19 she spent a year in Budapest, geing closer to her family and her Hungarian roots. Her cousin, aer seeing some of her drawings, encouraged her to take up art. She eventually enrolled at CCA at age 24, several years older than most of her fellow first-year students. She focused on the poer’s wheel at a time when the Ceramics Program was largely sculptural due to the influence of the legendary Viola Frey, then chair of the program. Diana’s first instructor was Arthur Gonzalez, and she was one of his first students.

Roughly a year aer graduating she started to play with what is now her signature technique of painting, drawing, and carving clay designs. Her career took off in the late 1990s when Synergy Design approached her to create a line of tableware. In 2005 she started one of the first-ever ceramics-focused blogs, One Black Bird. Today she works full-time on her art, in a sunny studio in San Francisco’s Bayview/Hunters Point district. Her business keeps her more than busy, but she feels fortunate for her success: “Clay can be like a bad boyfriend. But it always stays interesting, and I keep coming back to it.”

MARCI WASHINGTON (PAINTING/DRAWING 2002, MFA 2008) www.marciwashington.com Decapitated heads, disembodied hands, and ghostly skin hover over dark backgrounds in almost all of Marci Washington’s recent work. “It’s best to just hop aboard as Washington unveils the wonderfully grim characters that hide out in her head and trouble the rest of us,” said Shotgun Review of her April 2009 solo show at Rena Bransten Gallery in San Francisco. “The effect is supremely creepy, and very intoxicating.” Juxtapoz agrees that her art is dark indeed, and featured her work on the cover of its new Dark Arts compendium, a book about contemporary “art that aims to be unsettling.” Art-savvy horror flick lovers spoed two of Washington’s pieces in the 2009 movie Jennifer’s Body: Her painting Stricken is on the slanted wall above the bed in the scene where Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried almost make out, and her cut-paper chandelier of severed heads is reflected in a mirror in another scene. Washington received both her BFA and MFA degrees from the college. “The thing that I liked most about CCA,” she says, “was its emphasis on finding your own voice. I felt super supported to do my own thing. I originally thought I’d go to grad school in Los Angeles, but I ended up coming back to CCA because I thought the work was beer and more diverse. Plus there has always been something really down-to-earth about CCA that I love—an unpretentious, roll-up-your-sleeves-and-work kind of vibe. Maybe it’s le over from the missing C. But people here expect you to really work, not just talk about it.”


An Evening with David Sedaris, CCA’s benefit for student scholarships, aracted more than 2,000 aendees to the Marin Center Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium on Thursday, October 29, 2009. Net proceeds from the event totaled more than $154,000 for student aid. The evening featured the best-selling author David Sedaris reading from new and unpublished material as well as a special donor cocktail reception with the author. CCA extends warm thanks to trustee Kay Kimpton Walker for her exceptional leadership as event chair, to all the donors and ticket buyers who gave so generously to scholarships, and of course to Mr. Sedaris, who donated his time for this special evening.

SEDARIS GALA LEADERSHIP CIRCLE Carmen M. Christensen C. Diane Christensen and Jean M. Pierret Ann Hatch and Paul Discoe Helyn Maclean and Asher Waldfogel Lorna Meyer and Dennis Calas F. Noel Perry

SEDARIS GALA PATRON’S CIRCLE Johanna and Tom Baruch Stephen Beal and Elizabeth Hoover Tecoah Bruce (1974) and Thomas Bruce Nancy and Pat Forster Brenda Jewe and George Jewe (1996) John and Tina Keker Kay Kimpton Walker and Sandy Walker Deborah Lee Minor Tim Mo and Ann Jones Nancy and Steven Oliver Rotasa Foundation Chara Schreyer and Gordon Freund Barclay and Sharon Simpson Ruth and Alan Stein Judy and Bill Timken Carlie Wilmans

SEDARIS GALA SUPPORTERS Susan Avila and Stephen Gong Mr. Mark Breitenberg Mrs. Leslie Burlock Kathleen Butler Ann Moller Caen and L. Ebersole Gaines Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Caldwell Heidi and Caley Castelein

City National Bank Karen and John Diefenbach Mr. and Mrs. Andre Dilan Ms. Becky Draper Ms. Patricia Dunn Jahnke and Mr. William Jahnke Carla Emil and Rich Silverstein Mr. L. Ebersole Gaines and Ms. Ann Moller Caen James and Linnea Gerber Ms. Katherine Harbin and Mr. Adam Clammer Hood & Strong LLP Ms. Adriane Iann and Mr. Christian Stolz Dr. Donald M. Kay and Ms. Bonnie Levinson Ms. Sue Fisher King David and Deborah Kirshman Sandra Lloyd and Douglass Smith Anthony and Celeste Meier Jennifer Morla Mr. Eddie Orton and Mrs. Amy Silver Orton Mr. and Mrs. George H. Pfau, Jr. Cathy and Mike Podell Shepard Pollack and Paulee Long Helen Hilton Raiser Megan and Paul Segre Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Silberman Sotheby’s Roselyne Chroman Swig Danielle and Brooks Walker Mary and Harold Zlot

clockwise from top Trustee Kay Kimpton Walker, David Sedaris, President Stephen Beal // Nancy Livingston, Fred Levin, Robin and Edward Blum // Brenda Jewe, Leslie Podell // Bret Forster, Jessica Knies, Jim Sinai


An Evening with David Sedaris, CCA’s benefit for student scholarships, aracted more than 2,000 aendees to the Marin Center Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium on Thursday, October 29, 2009. Net proceeds from the event totaled more than $154,000 for student aid. The evening featured the best-selling author David Sedaris reading from new and unpublished material as well as a special donor cocktail reception with the author. CCA extends warm thanks to trustee Kay Kimpton Walker for her exceptional leadership as event chair, to all the donors and ticket buyers who gave so generously to scholarships, and of course to Mr. Sedaris, who donated his time for this special evening.

SEDARIS GALA LEADERSHIP CIRCLE Carmen M. Christensen C. Diane Christensen and Jean M. Pierret Ann Hatch and Paul Discoe Helyn Maclean and Asher Waldfogel Lorna Meyer and Dennis Calas F. Noel Perry

SEDARIS GALA PATRON’S CIRCLE Johanna and Tom Baruch Stephen Beal and Elizabeth Hoover Tecoah Bruce (1974) and Thomas Bruce Nancy and Pat Forster Brenda Jewe and George Jewe (1996) John and Tina Keker Kay Kimpton Walker and Sandy Walker Deborah Lee Minor Tim Mo and Ann Jones Nancy and Steven Oliver Rotasa Foundation Chara Schreyer and Gordon Freund Barclay and Sharon Simpson Ruth and Alan Stein Judy and Bill Timken Carlie Wilmans

SEDARIS GALA SUPPORTERS Susan Avila and Stephen Gong Mr. Mark Breitenberg Mrs. Leslie Burlock Kathleen Butler Ann Moller Caen and L. Ebersole Gaines Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Caldwell Heidi and Caley Castelein

City National Bank Karen and John Diefenbach Mr. and Mrs. Andre Dilan Ms. Becky Draper Ms. Patricia Dunn Jahnke and Mr. William Jahnke Carla Emil and Rich Silverstein Mr. L. Ebersole Gaines and Ms. Ann Moller Caen James and Linnea Gerber Ms. Katherine Harbin and Mr. Adam Clammer Hood & Strong LLP Ms. Adriane Iann and Mr. Christian Stolz Dr. Donald M. Kay and Ms. Bonnie Levinson Ms. Sue Fisher King David and Deborah Kirshman Sandra Lloyd and Douglass Smith Anthony and Celeste Meier Jennifer Morla Mr. Eddie Orton and Mrs. Amy Silver Orton Mr. and Mrs. George H. Pfau, Jr. Cathy and Mike Podell Shepard Pollack and Paulee Long Helen Hilton Raiser Megan and Paul Segre Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Silberman Sotheby’s Roselyne Chroman Swig Danielle and Brooks Walker Mary and Harold Zlot

clockwise from top Trustee Kay Kimpton Walker, David Sedaris, President Stephen Beal // Nancy Livingston, Fred Levin, Robin and Edward Blum // Brenda Jewe, Leslie Podell // Bret Forster, Jessica Knies, Jim Sinai


CCA extends warm thanks to all of our donors for their investment in the education of designers, artists, architects, and writers. This investment will yield significant returns, nurturing the next generation of creative problem solvers who will shape our culture. On the following pages you will find the 2009 Honor Roll, thanking donors who made new gis of $50 and above in the last calendar year. On the preceding pages is a special report on An Evening with David Sedaris, which inspired $154,000 in new gis for student scholarships. We offer special thanks to lead donors who made gis to CCA from October 2009 through February 2010. Following are highlights of the gis and grants received during that period.

ANNUAL FUND The Annual Fund provides unrestricted gis for the core operations of the college. CCA thanks the following members of the Board of Trustees, who gave a total of $212,000 to the Annual Fund between October and February: Johanna Baruch; Simon Blaner; Tecoah Bruce; Diane Christensen; Susan Cummins; Nancy Forster; Ann Hatch; Betty Hine; George Jewett; Lorna Meyer; Tim Mo; Steven Oliver; Noel Perry; Gene Savin; Barclay Simpson; Alan Stein; Judy Timken; Kay Kimpton Walker; Dr. Calvin Wheeler; Carlie Wilmans; Ron Wornick; and Mary Zlot. In addition, CCA thanks donors Miranda Leonard and Marion Stroud-Swingle, who gave $10,000 and $5,000 respectively to the Annual Fund.

Fong & Chan Architects gave $15,000 to the Fong & Chan Architects (David G. Fong / Chiu Lin Tse-Chan) Undergraduate Scholarship Endowment Fund. Art and Drue Gensler gave $10,000 to the Gensler Family Foundation Scholarship. Ann Morhauser gave $5,000 to the Annieglass Scholarship, and Byron Meyer made a gi of $5,000 to the Byron Meyer Scholarship in Graduate Fine Arts.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS Artnow International Foundation gave $25,000 to establish the 101 Fellowship at CCA. This special program enables a recent graduate from the Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice to spend one year as a fellow with the CCA Wais Institute for Contemporary Arts working on a range of projects, including the creation of an exhibition of artworks from Artnow’s 101 Collection. CCA thanks Vincent Worms for making possible this exciting new collaboration. The Wais Institute is grateful to the following members of the Curator’s Forum who made gis totaling $35,000 from October 2009 through February 2010: Luis Augusto; Collection of Frances and John Bowes; Rena Bransten; Jack Kirkland; Lisa Schiff; Galeria Luisa Strina; and Laura and Joe Sweeney. The Curator’s Forum provides vital support to the Wais Institute exhibition program. CCA received a $50,000 grant from the Walter & Elise Haas Fund to support the Center for Art and Public Life’s Community Student Fellows Program in 2010. The Clorox Company Foundation renewed its annual support for the Center with a grant of $5,000.

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS Securing gis to scholarships continues to be one of CCA’s top priorities. The college appreciates the many hundreds of donations received from alumni, parents, and friends who supported student aid this academic year. From October through February, CCA received several lead gis for this purpose. The Richard and Jean Coyne Family Foundation gave $20,000 to renew its annual gi to the Richard and Jean Coyne Family Foundation Illustration Scholarship. Illustration chair Dugald Stermer with Richard and Jean Coyne Family Foundation Illustration Scholarship recipients Laura Ramie, Dean Stuart, Marian Dilan, and Will Ratliff

Ian Cooley’s Text Treat, created in the Nokiasponsored “Faraway, So Close” studio

The Graduate Program in Design received $15,000 from Nokia to support a project in its “Faraway, So Close” studio, which examined how people think and feel about material possessions. Synopsys made a grant of $5,000 in support of CCA’s partnership with Santa Clara University in the 2009 Solar Decathlon international competition.

Vincent Worms with the first 101 Curatorial Fellow, Xiaoyu Weng (MA Curatorial Practice 2009)


CCA extends warm thanks to all of our donors for their investment in the education of designers, artists, architects, and writers. This investment will yield significant returns, nurturing the next generation of creative problem solvers who will shape our culture. On the following pages you will find the 2009 Honor Roll, thanking donors who made new gis of $50 and above in the last calendar year. On the preceding pages is a special report on An Evening with David Sedaris, which inspired $154,000 in new gis for student scholarships. We offer special thanks to lead donors who made gis to CCA from October 2009 through February 2010. Following are highlights of the gis and grants received during that period.

ANNUAL FUND The Annual Fund provides unrestricted gis for the core operations of the college. CCA thanks the following members of the Board of Trustees, who gave a total of $212,000 to the Annual Fund between October and February: Johanna Baruch; Simon Blaner; Tecoah Bruce; Diane Christensen; Susan Cummins; Nancy Forster; Ann Hatch; Betty Hine; George Jewett; Lorna Meyer; Tim Mo; Steven Oliver; Noel Perry; Gene Savin; Barclay Simpson; Alan Stein; Judy Timken; Kay Kimpton Walker; Dr. Calvin Wheeler; Carlie Wilmans; Ron Wornick; and Mary Zlot. In addition, CCA thanks donors Miranda Leonard and Marion Stroud-Swingle, who gave $10,000 and $5,000 respectively to the Annual Fund.

Fong & Chan Architects gave $15,000 to the Fong & Chan Architects (David G. Fong / Chiu Lin Tse-Chan) Undergraduate Scholarship Endowment Fund. Art and Drue Gensler gave $10,000 to the Gensler Family Foundation Scholarship. Ann Morhauser gave $5,000 to the Annieglass Scholarship, and Byron Meyer made a gi of $5,000 to the Byron Meyer Scholarship in Graduate Fine Arts.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS Artnow International Foundation gave $25,000 to establish the 101 Fellowship at CCA. This special program enables a recent graduate from the Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice to spend one year as a fellow with the CCA Wais Institute for Contemporary Arts working on a range of projects, including the creation of an exhibition of artworks from Artnow’s 101 Collection. CCA thanks Vincent Worms for making possible this exciting new collaboration. The Wais Institute is grateful to the following members of the Curator’s Forum who made gis totaling $35,000 from October 2009 through February 2010: Luis Augusto; Collection of Frances and John Bowes; Rena Bransten; Jack Kirkland; Lisa Schiff; Galeria Luisa Strina; and Laura and Joe Sweeney. The Curator’s Forum provides vital support to the Wais Institute exhibition program. CCA received a $50,000 grant from the Walter & Elise Haas Fund to support the Center for Art and Public Life’s Community Student Fellows Program in 2010. The Clorox Company Foundation renewed its annual support for the Center with a grant of $5,000.

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS Securing gis to scholarships continues to be one of CCA’s top priorities. The college appreciates the many hundreds of donations received from alumni, parents, and friends who supported student aid this academic year. From October through February, CCA received several lead gis for this purpose. The Richard and Jean Coyne Family Foundation gave $20,000 to renew its annual gi to the Richard and Jean Coyne Family Foundation Illustration Scholarship. Illustration chair Dugald Stermer with Richard and Jean Coyne Family Foundation Illustration Scholarship recipients Laura Ramie, Dean Stuart, Marian Dilan, and Will Ratliff

Ian Cooley’s Text Treat, created in the Nokiasponsored “Faraway, So Close” studio

The Graduate Program in Design received $15,000 from Nokia to support a project in its “Faraway, So Close” studio, which examined how people think and feel about material possessions. Synopsys made a grant of $5,000 in support of CCA’s partnership with Santa Clara University in the 2009 Solar Decathlon international competition.

Vincent Worms with the first 101 Curatorial Fellow, Xiaoyu Weng (MA Curatorial Practice 2009)


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