• 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.

  • 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. 


Toast Titanium

Question:  How do I burn a data CD/DVD on the Mac using Toast?


  1. Open Toast then click the Data tab.
  2. Under Disc options Check Mac & PC.
  3. With the Data tab selected, select and drag files or folder from any location on your hard disk to the Data content area.
  4. When you are finished organizing your files and folder in the Data content area you are ready to record it to a recordable CD or DVD by pressing the Red Button.
Question: How do I copy a CD/DVD using Toast?

Open Toast then Click the Copy tab . 2, Click the red Record button. 3, When prompted, insert a blank disc into the recorder.

Question: How do I make a DVD-Video from a VIDEO_TS folder using Toast 6? orCan you make a DVD-Video that plays on a set-top DVD player or in a Macintosh or Windows computer from an already-authored Video_TS folder content?
  1. Open Toast then Click the Data tab then Click the Disc Settings button (or the disc title). The Disc settings drawer opens.
  2. Click Advanced, then select the DVD-Rom (UDF) option.
  3. Click the New Disc button (If you skip this step your disc won't play).
  4. Drag a VIDEO_TS folder to the Data content area.
  5. Click the red Record button.
  6. When prmpted, insert a disc into the currently selected recorder.
Question: How do I make a DVD-Video from a VIDEO_TS folder using Toast 7?
  1. Click the Video tab.
  2. Click the Formats tab in the left drawer and choose DVD-Video from VIDEO_TS.
  3. Now drag and drop a VIDEO_TS folder into the Content Area. Toast will automatically add AUDIO_TS folder to the disc at burn time for improved compatibility.
  4. IF your VIDEO_TS folder is over 4.37 GB then choose Fit-to-DVD video compression.
  5. Click the red Record button and that will open up a window and click Eject.
  6. Insert a blank DVD, specify how many copies you need, and press burn.
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