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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.


Minority Students

Name: Accredited Schools Online

Website: More Details at http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/college-scholarships-for-minority-students/


Name: The Gates Millennium Scholarship

Amounts:  Awards can range in amounts but could include full cost of attendance if no other aid is received.

Website: More Details at www.gmsp.org

Deadline: Dec & Jan


Name: Hispanic Scholarship Fund CollegeScholarship Program

Amount (estimated): Various scholarships

Website: www.hsf.net


Name: La Unidad Latina Foundation, inc.
Amount (estimated):

Website: www.foundation.launidadlatina.org

Deadline: Oct 15 & Feb 15


Name: League of United Latin American Citizens Scholarship Fund
Amount (estimated):

Website: www.lulac.org/programs/scholar.html


Name: Hispanic College Fund
Amount (estimated):

Website: http://www.hispanicfund.org/scholarships.php


Name: Salvadoran-American Leadership and Educational Fund - Fulfilling Our Dreams Scholarship Fund
Amount (estimated):

Website: www.salef.org


Name: Scholarships for Hispanics
Amount (estimated):

Website: www.scholarshipsforhispanics.org


Name: Straightforward Media Minority Scholarship
Amount (estimated):

Website: www.straightforwardmedia.com/minority/


Name: United Negro College Fund
Amount (estimated):

Website: www.uncf.org/scholarship


Name: Korean American Scholarship Foundation
Amount (estimated): $

Website: www.kasf.org


Name: Jewish Free Loan Association
Amount (estimated): $2000 undergrad & $2500 graduate (This is an interest free loan)

Website: www.jfla.org