2016 Community-Engaged Practice Awards

[Image: Impromptu No Tutu, BAMPFA. Credit: Liz Wiener]


CCA’s Center for Art + Public Life and Office of the Provost present

Meditations on the Artist as Citizen: 

California College of the Arts 2016 Community-Engaged Practice Awards

Curated by Christian L. Frock

CCA’s Center for Art + Public Life invites you to the opening of Meditations on the Artist as Citizen, an exhibition presenting the work of the 2016 CCA Community-Engaged Practice Award recipients, 7 peer-nominated members of the CCA community.



Ashley Saks & Radka Pulliam | CCA Alumnae (MFA, 2010 & MFA, 2011)

Co-founders, producers, and mentors of Bay Area Youth On-Air, an inclusive TV Show that highlights talented Bay Area youth.

Claudia Bernardi | CCA Faculty (Community Arts, Critical Studies, Diversity Studies, Visual and Critical Studies)

Founder/ Director of the School of Art of Perquin, El Salvador/Walls of Hope. For the last three years she has been Artistic Director of community-based and collaborative art projects reaching undocumented, unaccompanied Central American minors currently detained in the US.

Eduardo Pineda | CCA Faculty (Diversity Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies)

Muralist working to empower people and foster unity in communities.

Greacian Goeke | CCA Alum (MFA Performance, 1990)

Founder and Artistic Director of the elder dance ensemble Impromptu No Tutu, and a site-specific performance artist working with elders since 1989 to nurture resilient joy and community through dance, creative movement, poetry and oral history.

Tyler Pew | CCA Alum (MArch Architecture, 2012)

Co-Founder and Co-Director of KIDmob, and KIDmob Evangelist seeking like-minded folks who see the value of empowering kids to come up with creative solutions.

Vernon Keeve III | CCA Alum (MFA Writing, 2012)

Founder & Director of the Association of Black and Brown Writers, which promotes writers of color in the Bay Area, and an educator for Oakland Unified School District.

About the Awards:

The 2016 CCA Community-Engaged Practice Awards, co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost and CCA's Center for Art + Public Life (the Center), were established to publicly recognize CCA faculty, students, staff, and alumni across all disciplines and departments whose work embodies the organizational principles of the Center and the college’s motto, “Make Art That Matters.”

The Center for Art + Public Life is thrilled to collaborate with 2015 – 2017 Scholar-in-ResidenceChristian L. Frock, as curator of this exhibition.


Exhibition dates: October 3 – 15, 2016

Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 5, 5:30-7:30pm

Public Program | Art Practical Readings: Thursday, October 13, 7-8:30pm

Location: Tecoah Bruce Gallery at the Oliver Art Center, CCA Oakland Campus, 5212 Broadway