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  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring John Houck, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Jesse Benson (b. 1978) is an artist based in Los Angeles. Benson's complex practice is driven by the perversion of roles and representation that characterize his generational moment. In obsessively "skillful" objects like the Bureau Paintings, Catalog Page Paintings, Future Sculptures, and Repaintings, Benson constantly questions the authenticity of the document, the function of style, and the value of both art and artist. Benson is equally committed to a curatorial/organizational practice that openly overlaps and inspires his object production.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by Nick SeierupPrincipal | Design Director of Perkins+Will, Los Angeles, on Thursday, December 3, 2015.


  • Marisa Silver is the author most recently of the New York Times bestselling novel Mary Coin. Her other books include the novels No Direction Home and The God of War (a finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize), as well as two story collections, Babe in Paradise and Alone with You. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker and been included in many anthologies, including The Best American Short Stories and The O. Henry Prize Stories. Silver lives in Los Angeles.

  • Jesse Lerner is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles.  His short films Natives (1991, with Scott Sterling), T.S.H. (2004) and Magnavoz (2006) and the feature-length experimental documentaries Frontierland/Fronterilandia (1995, with Rubén Ortiz-Torres), Ruins (1999) The American Egypt (2001), Atomic Sublime (2010) and The Absent Stone (2013, with Sandra Rozental) have won numerous prizes at film festivals in the United States, Latin America and Japan.

  • Otis faculty member Dana Berman Duff will present a program of short 16mm and digital films in her "Catalogue" series.

  • Performing the Grid is an exhibition that brings together an intergenerational group of artists and cultural producers that utilize the grid as a performative strategy to examine, challenge and position philosophical, political, social, domestic, corporeal, and mythical perspectives. Rosalind Kraus famously wrote that the grid “functions to declare the modernity of modern art” in her 1979 essay, Grids.


Question:  Where are the scanners located?

Answer - Inside Room 401 near the tech station

Question: What types of scanners are available?

Answer - Epson Expression 10000XL, 1640XL (11'' X 17'' Flatbed) scanners and two Minolta Dimage Scanners ( Film Scanners).

Question:  How do I use the Epson Flatbed scanners (1640XL or 10000XL)?

Answer - Using 1640XL or 10000XL Flatbed Scanners

- Open Adobe Photoshop from the student application folder

- Go to: File / Import / Epson Expression 1640XL (or 10000XL)

- Set Resolution [ 150 dpi and up recommended for print projects ]

- Select Preview

- Select the area you need to scan

- Select SCAN

- Save scanned images to the _Student_Folder

- Backup your files


Question:  How do I use the Dimage Scanner?

Answer - Using the Dimage Scanner (Slide / Film Scanner)

- Open Adobe Photoshop from the student application folder

- Go to: File / Import / DiMAGE Scan Plug-in

- Select INDEX - - - - -  

- Select the slides you need to scan

- Set resolution [ 2400 dpi as input when output is 300 dpi to compensate size, or change from pixels to inches to enable percentage etc.]

- Select SCAN - - - - - - 

- Save scanned images to the _Student_Folder

- Backup your files

Question:  How do I transfer my scanned images?

Answer - Use the Transfer Volume

Question:  When I scan through Photoshop, I get "no Scanner can be detected" message?

Answer -

1. Quit and open Photoshop and try to scan
2. If that does not work, make sure the scanner is turned on and connected to the computer via USB or Fire Wire cable and try to scan making sure that you are selecting the correct scanner.
3. If you are still having a problem, turn off both the scanner and the computer. Then, turn on the scanner first, then the computer. Now try to scan again.
4. If it is still not working, see a tech.