Weekly Announcements May 17 - 23

Student Advising    

Annual Advisement Appointments will continue taking place through spring quarter for all BFA students. Appointments with Major Advisor, Sara Frantz, can be made via Bookings.    

Additionally, our Dept. Chair’s office hours are Wednesdays: 11am -12pm 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

Senior Studio Tours

Dexter(034) - room 127 (Senior Studios)


Hello Art and Design! On May 17th Studio Art Club is inviting members to a Studio Visit with the Studio Art Seniors who are preparing for their upcoming BFA Exhibition in Dexter-room 127. You will get to look at some great art, enjoy pastries and coffee, and have a chance to talk with other Studio art majors, and several of the artists themselves about their work. We hope to see you there!

***If you are planning to attend, please join our Cal Poly Now page!

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James Edmondson of OH no Type Co. guest lecture on Friday May 17

The Department of Art and Design is thrilled to welcome James Edmondson to Cal Poly. James created the independent foundry, OH no Type Co, out of a deep appreciation for under-appreciated genres and vernacular typography. With his fabulous comrades at OH no, he creates custom and retail typefaces. All students, faculty, and staff interested in design, typography, and beautiful letterforms are encourage to attend the lecture:

Behind the Scenes of an Independent Type Foundry

Guest lecture and Q&A with James Edmondson of OH no Type Co.

Friday, May 17, 2024


Location: Baker Science 180-102

Mochitsuki 20-minute sneak preview with Q&A

Get ready for a taste of the upcoming Mochitsuki film at Palm Theatre! Join us for a special 20-minute sneak peek that will leave you wanting more. This in-person event will give you a glimpse into the traditional Japanese mochi-making process. Witness the pounding of rice to create delicious mochi treats right before your eyes. The film weaves together tales that highlight the Japanese American journey as told through this timeless tradition. Join in as intergenerational communities revel in the ceremonial pounding of the cooked rice, the forming of the warm Mochi cakes, and of course eating the yummy results! Older adults and kids alike reflect on what Mochi means to them, leaving not a cheek untouched by rice flour.
Mark your calendars and come join us for a unique and memorable preview with a Q&A with filmmaker, Sky Bergman and film star, Paul Mori.

Sunday, May 19th at 11 AM. At the Palm Theatre. The event will last one hour.
If you are a student, please use the code: student at check out and the ticket will be free, but you must register and get a ticket for admission to the screening. 

Spring 2024 Semester Exhibition Featured Artist: Ian Pines

Gavilan College Art Gallery

Ian Pines' solo exhibition is at Gavilan College in Gilroy, CA through August!

Artist Talk and Book Signing 

Lana Z Caplan will be at @restrictedgoods (506 E. Haley St. Santa Barbara, CA), May 24th from 6p to 7:30p, with her new book ‘Oceano (for seven generations)’ published by @kehrerverlag.

“The Rancho Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes present a highly textured environment of cultural, aesthetic, and political possibility. Often called simply the Oceano Dunes, and covering eighteen miles of California’s Central Coast, they are governed by a complex of federal, state, local, private, and tribal land ownership and usage agreements. In her body of work, Lana Z Caplan explores the Dunes and finds layers of communities that have been alternately celebrated and erased; her project’s multiple narratives traverse space and time. Ruins (remains, remnants, relics, vestiges)—from broken headlights, to old movie props, to discarded clam shells—their concealment and their enshrinement, permeate the topographies and temporalities of the dunes.” - From the text 'Vanishing and Morality in the Dunes' by Hanna Rose Shell @hannaroseshell
Please join us to learn more and purchase the new book. See you all there!

Photo/Video BFA Show

May 31st: Opening Reception from 5 - 7pm

May 31st - June 14th: On View

“After All, I Exist” is an opportunity to share our work with each other and the world— to celebrate our accomplishments, hurdles overcome, times ending, and doors opening. Our work serves as a testament to persistence in the face of struggle, both internal and external. Across our artistic practices, there are themes of introspection, experimentation, and radical visibility. We invite you to witness our collective experiences and to watch us unfold into the world.

Studio Art BFA Show

May 31st: Opening Reception from 5 - 7pm in the University Art Gallery

May 31st - June 14th: On View

A mixture of figurative, surreal, confrontational, theatrical, and captivating art come together to form this year’s BFA exhibition: “Safety in the Hot Shop.” The long-awaited culmination of a thousand late nights, fiery dialogue, and the simmering heat of our collective vision, “Safety in the Hot Shop” reflects on our journey throughout this program. These bodies of work are the results of exploring boundaries, breaking rules, and creating new ones. Visitors are advised to suit up, follow all safety protocols, and see what we have been forging in the Art and Design Hot Shop. 

Department News

Advertising Photography Students featured in KCPR Article

Beneath the whimsical themed rooms of the iconic Madonna Inn, a team of four Cal Poly students armed with racks of quirky attire, top-tier cameras and expansive lighting gear embarked on a transformative journey. They aimed to capture the hotel’s essence, turning it into a youthful, fantastical realm through their camera lenses.

These students were photography seniors Jordan Marozik, Alicia Zimmerman, Miranda Kowalski and Jacob Botelho. For their advertising photography class, they were tasked with creating a photo campaign for a local business. The group chose the Madonna Inn. 

Continue reading here...

ADRC Hours - Spring Quarter

Monday:            9:00am-12pm; 1:00-4:00pm

Tuesday:           9:00am-3:00pm

Wednesday:      9:00am-2:00pm

Thursday:         9:00am-3:00pm

Friday:             9:00am-3:00pm

Job Opportunities

ASI is hiring Photographers/Videographers for Summer and Fall

Looking for a flexible and creative on campus job? ASI is currently hiring for photographer/videographer positions. We are seeking applicants to work 10–15 hours per week. Hours fluctuate with this position as projects are needed. Applications are being accepted now, at Work For ASI. Open until filled.

Apply Now! 

Videographer for Mozaic Festival

Duration: July 15 – 31, 2024 (exact start/end dates subject to negotiation)

The Videographer is a key member of the Festival Mozaic team. The Videographer’s primary responsibilities are coordinating the Festival’s video capture efforts during the summer. This position will work very closely with Music Director Scott Yoo, and will also require interaction with the rest of the Festival Mozaic team including the Executive Director, General Manager, Technical Director and stagehands, House Manager, Recording Engineer, Festival photographers, volunteers, musicians, venue staff and other seasonal staff. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of DSLR photography and/or capture, editing, and multi-camera shoots. An interest in photography, video production, classical music and/or arts administration is also requested.

More information on Handshake

Other Opportunities

Student Submissions Requested for The Roundup Daily E-Newsletter

The Roundup is Mustang News’ daily e-newsletter used to promote the latest Mustang News and KCPR headlines. Starting last quarter, we introduced a student spotlight section in our Friday newsletters, allowing students to showcase any creative works, including digital art, comics, photographs, poems, etc. to the student body. 

There will be a new addition of student submissions, we would greatly appreciate it if you follow the link below to submit your work.

Submission Link

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 8:00 am. 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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