• Ruby Neri is a sculptor, painter, and former street artist from San Francisco and Los Angeles, California, known for her evocative portrayal of horses.

  • Otis in NYC
    October 27, 2016 
    6 - 8 pm 
    Franklin Parrasch Gallery
    53 East 64 Street
    New York, NY 10065

    Otis College President Bruce W. Ferguson is coming to NYC! 
    Please come say hello and visit with your fellow alumni and friends of Otis College of Art and Design.
    Drinks and hors d'oeuvres.


  • Lecture takes place at 356 S. Mission Rd., co-presented with Ben Maltz Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition Polly Apfelbaum: Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

    New York-based critic and independent curator Bob Nickas presents his musings on one hundred paintings, choosing one from each year from 1915-2015.

  • Bob Nickas

    Oct 31| Lectures

    Bob Nickas is a critic and independent curator based in New York, having organized more than ninety exhibitions since 1984.
    He was Curatorial Advisor at P.S.1/MoMA in New York between 2004-07, where his exhibitions include: 
    Lee Lozano: Drawn From Life; 
    William Gedney—Christopher Wool: Into the Night; 
    Stephen Shore: American Surfaces; 
    Wolfgang Tillmans: Freedom From The Known. 

  • Looking at the recent works of Sebastian Stumpf one finds an interplay between performance and the recording of performance, between the execution of a physical act and the documentation of it by means of a camera. [He] operates in two distinct realms: in the empty spaces of contemporary art institutions and in urban settings with their preexisting orders. […] An inconspicuous architectural detail suddenly becomes the catalyst for a physical exploit…. The art gallery becomes a space for action.

  • Passionate Voices Expressed in Sound Bearing Plastic: An Evening with Collector Richard Shelton

  • Zackary Drucker is an independent artist, cultural producer, and trans woman who breaks down the way we think about gender, sexuality, and seeing. She has performed and exhibited her work internationally in museums, galleries, and film festivals including the Whitney Biennial 2014, MoMA PS1, Hammer Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, MCA San Diego, and SF MoMA, among others. Drucker is an Emmy-nominated Producer for the docu-series This Is Me, as well as a Producer on Golden Globe and Emmy-winning Transparent.



Student Resources

Studio visits and advisement on courses, internships, graduate schools and careers are available for all current and prospective ACT students. Call 310-846-2634 or email the ACT Program Assistant to schedule a meeting with the ACT Director.

ACT Internship Resources (ePortfolio)

Center for Creative Professions

CA VAPA Standards

CA VAPA Curriculum Frameworks

CA Common Core Standards

National Coalition for Core Arts Standards

LAUSD TB Test Form and Local TB Test Clinic Sites

CA LiveScan Finger Printing Locations and Hours

Live Scan Form

Sample Teaching Portfolios by National Art Education Association Members

The Getty Multicultural Undergraduate Internship Program

LA County Arts Commission Arts Internship Program

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Approved Educator Preparation Programs - where to go after Otis to complete the 5th year of study

CA Subject Matter in Art requirements (MS Word Doc)

American Art Therapy Association Approved Graduate Programs in Art Therapy

andDesign - online magazine for people interested in Design Education in K-12 schools

Community Arts Network - promoting information exchange, research and critical dialogue within the field of community-based art

Teaching Artists Journal - print and online quarterly devoted to the work and thought of teaching artists and all those working at the intersection of the arts and learning     

Faculty and Alumni Resources

ACT Program Resources for Faculty (ePortfolio - requires log-in)

Local School Districts

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Los Angeles Unified School District

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Redondo Beach Unified School District

Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District

Wiseburn School District

Other Resources 

American Association of Museums (AAM)

Arts for All: Resources for Schools and Teachers

Armory Center for the Arts Professional

Development Programs

Art:21 - PBS series on art in the 21st Century with archived episodes and resources for teachers

CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing - Info for prospective California Educators

CA Student Aid Commission's Assumption Program of Loans for Education (APLE)

CA Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET: ART test guides)

Creative Capital Professional Development Workshops

Chronicle of Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education Jobs

College Art Association

Design-Based Learning Programs for K-12 Teachers - at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

Ed Join - CA Public Education Job Search

HigherEdJobs - Admin, Faculty, Community Colleges, PT/Adjunct

Los Angeles Art Association

LA County Arts Commission

Los Angeles Culture Net Yahoo! Group

LA Unified School District: Why Teach in LA?

Museum Employment Resource Center (MERC)

Museum Educators of Southern California (MESC)

National Art Education Association

Professional Practices Workshops For Visual Artists at Side Street Projects - in Pasadena, CA


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