CCAC. Steve Holler [Designer]: MASTER OF FINE ARTS 1972 – 1973. Oakland: California College of Arts and Crafts, Volume LXVII, no. 2, Graduate Issue April 1973.

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MASTER OF FINE ARTS 1972 – 1973

Steve Holler [Designer]

Steve Holler [Designer]: MASTER OF FINE ARTS 1972 – 1973. Oakland: California College of Arts and Crafts, Volume LXVII, no. 2, Graduate Issue April 1973. Original edition. Slim quarto. Printed portfolio housing 25 loose sheets as issued. A nearly fine copy.

8.5 x 11 printed sleeve housing 25 loose sheets: “The Graduate Division of the California College of Arts and Crafts takes pleasure in presenting the 25 students who have been awarded the Master of Fine Arts degree.”

Individual sheets profiling these CCAC MFAs: John Doane [Printmaking], Steven Soltar [Photography], Marshall Borris [Glass], Jack Amendt [?], Gloria Miyahiro [Printmaking], Stanley Chan [Illustration & Book Design], Joseph Geran [Sculpture], Aino Ternstedt [Textiles], Kathleen Larish [Textiles], Robert N. Simons [Printmaking], Donald James Washburn [Painting], Steve Holler [Graphic Design], Gary Dutton [Glass], Donald N. Hughes [Printmaking], Theodore D. Phillips, Jr. [Illustration & Book Design], Yutaka Wada [Graphic Design], Gregory Abbott [Painting], Steven Charles Andresen [Painting], Oliver Gagliani [Photography], Chris Larson [Printmaking], Michael William Anderson [Sculpture], Eugene Esquierdo [Printmaking], Robert Barrett [Painting], Mary Plaunt Wilson [Environmental Design], and Joseph F. Rees [Sculpture].

California College of the Arts (CCA) is an art, design, architecture, and writing school founded in 1907. It has campuses in San Francisco and Oakland, and it enrolls approximately 1,500 undergraduates and 500 graduate students.

CCA was founded in 1907 by Frederick Meyer in Berkeley as the School of the California Guild of Arts and Crafts during the height of the Arts and Crafts movement. The Arts and Crafts movement originated in Europe during the late 19th century as a response to the industrial aesthetics of the machine age. Followers of the movement advocated an integrated approach to art, design, and craft. Today, Frederick Meyer’s "practical art school" is an internationally known and respected institution, drawing students from around the world.

In 1908 the school was renamed California School of Arts and Crafts, and in 1936 it became the California College of Arts and Crafts (CCAC).

The college’s Oakland campus location was acquired in 1922, when Meyer bought the four-acre James Treadwell estate at Broadway and College Avenue. Two of its buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places. The Oakland campus still houses the more traditional, craft based studios like the art glass, jewelry metal arts, printmaking, painting, sculpture and ceramic programs.

In 1940 a Master of Fine Arts program was established. In 2003 the college changed its name to California College of the Arts.

CCA offers 22 undergraduate and 13 graduate majors. CCA confers the bachelor of fine arts (BFA), bachelor of arts (BA), bachelor of architecture (BArch), master of fine arts (MFA), master of arts (MA), master of architecture (MArch), master of advanced architectural design (MAAD), masters of design (MDes) and master of business administration (MBA) degrees.

Alumni Robert Arneson and Peter Voulkos and faculty member Viola Frey helped establish the medium of ceramics as a fine art and were closely linked to the emergence of the 1960s ceramics movement. The photorealist movement of the 1970s is represented by current faculty member Jack Mendenhall and alumni Robert Bechtle and Richard McLean. Alumni Nathan Oliveira and Manuel Neri were leaders in the Bay Area Figurative Movement. Marvin Lipofsky founded CCA's Glass Program in 1967 and was important in the Studio Glass movement.

BusinessWeek magazine in 2009 called CCA one of the world’s best design schools. U.S. News & World Report ranks CCA as one of the top graduate master of fine arts programs for Ceramics, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Painting/Drawing, Photography, and Sculpture. [Wikiedia]

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