Archive: Events

Remembering Kazu Sano — Artist, Instructor, Academy’s 1st MFA Grad

Kazuhiko Sano, an award-winning artist and instructor at the Academy of Art University’s School of Illustration, passed away May 31 after a long illness. Sano was also a graduate of the Academy, having been awarded the university’s very first MFA degree in 1978. He leaves his wife, Chisako, and children Utaro and Yukio… Full Story »

Academy’s Employer Poll: Good News for 2011 Arts Graduates

A new national survey of businesses’ hiring plans for 2011, commissioned by the Academy of Art University and released May 25th, offers a promising outlook for this year’s college graduates: three in four companies plan to hire new grads, and 23% will hire more than last year. Only 12% will hire fewer recent graduates. The [&hellip… Full Story »

2011 Academy of Art University Alumni Award Winners Are Announced

The Academy of Art University Alumni Awards recognize the accomplishments of outstanding graduates. Annually, four grads are recognized in the categories of Distinguished Alumni, Emerging Artist, Distinguished Service and the President’s Award — the latter selected by Academy President Elisa Stephens. The 2011 recipients are Jason Sperling, Jan Philip Cramer, Alice Bybee and Melissa Marshall… Full Story »

Charity Event, Scholarships to Benefit Students at Marin School of the Arts

Over $20,000 was raised May 21 in a charity event in Mill Valley, Calif., sponsored by the Academy of Art University on behalf of the Harbor Point Charitable Foundation, which benefits students from Marin School of the Arts (MSA) at Novato High School. The Academy also announced a new program of scholarships for MSA students… Full Story »

Academy of Art U. Students Promote Safety at Zazzle Bay to Breakers Race on May 15

It’s one of the world’s oldest and largest footraces, now in its 100th running. San Francisco’s Zazzle Bay to Breakers 12-kilometer race features world-class competitors, fun runners and fans in a colorful display of athleticism and community celebration … and this year Academy students are helping ensure both spectators and athletes enjoy the spectacle safely… Full Story »