Weekly Announcements February 2 - 8

Student Advising    

Annual AdvisementAppointments will continue taking place through winter quarter for all BFA students. Appointments with Major Advisor, Sara Frantz, can be made viaBookings.    

Additionally, our Dept. Chair’s office hours are Wednesdays: 11-12 and Thursdays: 12-1pm. To schedule an appointment email or reach out to Sara Frantz directly ( Drop-In appointments are also welcome.      

The CLA also offers virtual, drop-in advising appointments daily:CLA Advising.

Upcoming Events


Join us in the gallery on Thursday for Alicia Piller : Reconstructing Ruins ! 

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Department News


Recent student awards from ART 437 SP2023

We are excited to announce that our ART 437 Graphic Design III students have recently been awarded the World Packaging Organization 2024 WorldStar Student Awards for their sustainable packaging system, Sun Ease, which was developed in collaboration with ITP 408 in the Spring of 2023. This year, 253 entries were submitted by students from 25 countries. Professor Linh Dao of Art & Design, along with Professors Javier de la Fuente and Irene Carbonell from the Industrial Technology, Packaging, and Entrepreneurship program, received three awards for Sun Ease and Gold Medals for Health and Personal Care Packaging! 

Congratulations to: Joel Flores, Eva Lee, Katie Cannon, Coby Chuang, Emma Wanon for your contributions to the industry and sustainability! 


Laura Krifka featured in New Surrealism: The Uncanny in Contemporary Painting and published by Phaidon. 

“New Surrealism: The Uncanny in Contemporary Painting by Robert Zeller offers a sweeping exposition of both historical Surrealism and its legacy in the world of contemporary art. It demonstrates the many ways in which the most significant art movement of the last century continues to be relevant today, featuring an international selection of contemporary artists whose compositions and studio practice reveal its influence.” 


Art and Design Students featured in The Peak

The Peak is San Luis Obispo's Art and Culture Magazine. Grab your copy of the very first edition of Mustang Media Group’s magazine in newsstands near you. 

Editor: Claire Lorimor / Contributors: Alejandro Rearte, Ariel Sherman, Brooke De La Torre, and Liz Ridley.

Claire Larimor

Alejandro Rearte

Ariel Sherman

Brooke De La Torre


Eighth Annual Social Justice Teach In - February 15th 

On Thursday, Feb. 15, join the campus and local community for the eighth annual Social Justice Teach In. The Teach In is a daylong series of workshops and talks centered around equity and social justice. All sessions are free and open to the public. 

Want to get more involved? Consider leading a discussion group or utilizing our reflection questions to make the most of the day. Learn more about our resources and see the full schedule of both in person and virtual events at


     12:10 - 2pm 


Join Elizabeth Folk, Linh Dao, Allison Myers, and Lisa Kawamura in Activist Art Lab. This session provides Learn by Doing stations focused on social justice artmaking. Stations include screen printing on fabric and paper led by Elizabeth Folk, button making led by Linh Dao, tsuru (origami crane) folding for the Tsuru for Solidarity Campaign for Social Justice led by Lisa Kawamura, and stenciling on (almost) any surface led by Allison Myers. Supplies are provided, including a limited number of t-shirts for screen-printing- participants may also bring their own tightly woven clothing/tote bags, etc. to print or stencil on.


Club 34 invites you to our 2nd meeting of the quarter: Paper Crafts.

This Friday, we will explore art forms made using paper: origami, cutouts, paper flowers, boxes, and so much more.

Craft supplies will be provided, but you are encouraged to bring your own scissors, glue, cutting blades, and paper.

As always, there will be music, pastries, and good vibes.

When: Friday, 4pm

Location: Dexter, Building 34, room 149

See you all there!!!

Club 34 

We are Club 34, Cal Poly's social art club. We want to create a community space where students from all majors and disciplinary fields can come and create art. We want to allow students to explore different artistic media, learn about artists and events, and build a community with like-minded, creative people across the university. Club 34 welcomes everyone, and provides a safe space for learning, socializing, and creative expression. 




Marta Lukomska, Club President: 

Other Announcements

We want your feedback! Cal Poly is participating in an important institutional assessment with the goal of evaluating and improving academic advising.

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Campus Events


Black History Month Kickoff

February 2nd

1 - 4pm

UU Plaza

Let's celebrate Black culture in unity. Enjoy food, music and performances, Black students and locally owned businesses, clubs and campus partner resources.

Demystifying the Disability Resource Center

February 5th

4:30 - 5:30pm

Zoom ID: 694 386 0923

Want to know how to access the awesome services offered by the Disability Resource Center (DRC)? We've got you covered! Join us for an info session about requesting services, eligibility, and the documentation process. Don't miss out on this chance to learn how you can get the support you need on campus!


Want your event or activity included in our Weekly Announcements?       

Announcements are sent to members of the Art and Design Department each week while classes are in session. To submit an event or news item, please email information to Paula Rygg (, by Friday at 4:00 pm prior. Include title, date and time, participation information (Zoom link, registration, ticketing, fee, etc.), and a brief description. Small – email sized images may be included. Weekly announcements are approved by the chair before they are distributed.

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