• Otis College’s Fine Art Department presents:

    “How to Live?”

    Otis College of Art and Design
    Undergraduate Fine Arts Critic-in-Residence, 2016 – 2017


    7:30pm, Thursday, October 20, 2016
    In Otis College's Goldsmith Campus Forum
    Free and open to the public

  • Otis Family Night

    Oct 21| Special Event

    Be a student for an evening.
    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2016
    4:00 – 8:00 PM

    • Hands-on studio workshops taught by Otis faculty

    • A guided exhibition tour of the Ben Maltz Gallery

    President Bruce W. Ferguson and Trustee Kirk Hyde (Otis Parent '00 & '14) invite you to join them for dinner.

    Register by October 14th at

    Cost (includes all activities and dinner)

  • Alumni Open House at The Brewery Art Walk
    October 22, 2016 
    2-6 pm
    Join Otis College of Art And Design for a Brewery Art Walk Open House at the studio of Albert Valdez ('10). Catch up with faculty and fellow alumni, artists, and designers. The Brewery Art Walk is a twice annual open studio weekend with over 100 participating resident artists. Stop by while touring the studios, open 11am-6pm, and enjoy light refreshments. 

  • Todd Gray

    Oct 25| Lectures

    Todd Gray was born in 1954 in Los Angeles. Gray received an MFA and a BFA from California Institute of the Arts and is currently a professor at California State University, Long Beach. He has shown performance work at REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater), Los Angeles (2010); California African American Museum, Los Angeles (2009); the Commons, New York University (2008); 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica (2008); New Renaissance Theater, Syracuse, NY (2007); and Academy of Media Arts, Cologne (2004).

  • 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.


Continuing Education Course

Exploring Italy - Venice, Florence, and Rome (includes special visits to the Venice Biennale)

• Travel Dates: September 26 – October 5
• Orientation: Saturday, September 7
• Follow-up: Saturday, October 26

Join Meg Linton, Director of Galleries and Exhibitions, Otis College of Art and Design, and John O’Brien, esteemed Los Angeles visual artist, for an exploration of contemporary art and historical sites in three key Italian cities: Venice, Florence, and Rome. The tour begins in the beautiful and historic city of Venice, Italy, where students spend three days at the Venice Biennale, the renowned biannual exhibition of art from around the world, with pavilions from 29 countries, providing the opportunity to encounter an enormous range of contemporary art. Day 5, the tour moves on to the Tuscany Region and Florence, the jewel of the Renaissance, where artists Michelangelo, Leonardo, and Botticelli left their marks. This fabled city offers unbelievable historical sites and luminary arts establishments such as La Galleria degli Uffizi and the Museo del Bargello. Day 8, the program travels to the ancient city of Rome, known for its incredible archeological sites and antiquities, as well as it flourishing contemporary art community. Coursework includes developing a photographic, drawing, and/or written journal of participant’s trip. Cost includes course tuition, ground transportation in Italy, entrance fees, breakfast daily, and dinner on first and last evening of travel. (Airfare not included.) Comfortable walking shoes are a must, due to the nature of this program; includes substantial walking and endurance. Early Bird Registration

Deadline: August 1, 2013.

Prerequisite: None

Class materials: Sketchbook/journal, camera, drawing/writing materials

There are no sections for this course for this semester.
Course Details
Course Code: XOAT3001
Meetings: 12
Credit Hours: NC
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