• Lecture presented by Kata McNamara. From contemporary art museums to independent project spaces to college art galleries, Otis College Director of Galleries and Exhibitions, Kate McNamara, will discuss her dedicated engagement with alternative and not-for-profit art spaces and the vital role these kinds of institutions play in today’s contemporary art world.

  • Open Studios

    Jun 23| Special Event

    Open Studios: L.A. Summer Residency

    The artists and designers of the first-ever L.A. Summer Residency invite you to their open studio event! The public can join family and friends as they tour the studios and view all of the incredible work produced during the past three weeks. A closing reception will follow from 4-5:30pm.

    The L.A. Summer Residency at Otis College of Art and Design offers an opportunity for artists and designers to work side-by-side in an immersive three-week residency within the vibrant art and design community of Los Angeles.

  • Closing Reception

    Jun 23| Special Event

    Closing Reception: L.A. Summer Residency


    The L.A. Summer Residency at Otis College of Art and Design offers an opportunity for artists and designers to work side-by-side in an immersive three-week residency within the vibrant art and design community of Los Angeles.

    More information about the L.A. Summer Residency Program.


    Join us for the closing reception of Otis College’s first residency. 

    Friday, June 23, 2017  

    The Forum | 4:00 PM

  • Sitting in Sound

    Jul 15| Special Event
    Jesse Fleming, A Theory of Everything, 2015, Installation view.
  • Opening Reception

    Jul 15| Special Event

    L: Nora Slade, Kate Mouse Mickey Moss, 2014, Photo transfer and fabric paint on sweatshirt, cardboard and found objects. R: Marisa Takal, I Love My Sister, 2016, Oil on canvas, 65 x 50 inches.

    Opening Reception for the two-person exhibition of work by the Los Angeles-based artists Nora Slade and Marisa Takal

    Light snacks and refreshments.

    Exhibition on view July 15 - August 19, 2017.

    Bolsky Gallery located across from Ben Maltz Gallery, ground floor, Galef Center for Fine Arts.

  • Amelia Gray is the author of the short story collections AM/PM, Museum of the Weird, and Gutshot, as well as the novels Threats and, most recently, Isadora, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She is winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, of FC2's Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. 

  • Image: BijaRi, On the rooftops of Santa Domingo-Savio neighborhood as part of the project Contando con Nosotros, 2011


Outstanding Workplace Leaders Award

Outstanding Workplaces Leaders Award
A survey was emailed after the last Town Meeting in August 2015 asking the entire Otis College Community what components of an employee recognition program are most valued. The results were overwhelmingly in favor for:
  • Team awards (rather than individual recognition)
  • Nominations that included the entire Otis College Community (not just full-time staff)
  • An award that could be used by everyone (not just benefits-eligible employees)
Based on the survey results, a revamp to the College's employee recognition program (formerly known as the CASA Award) was done by the Events Committee to better align YOUR FEEDBACK with the College's value of recognizing outstanding workplace leaders.
The Events Committee is proud to present Otis College's new and improved employee recognition program - the OWL (Outstanding Workplace Leaders) Award!
What is the OWL Award?
The OWL Award recognizes teams of 2 to 5 faculty and/or staff members (excluding Senior Team officers) that exemplify a Workplace Value (Mission-centric, Communication, Sustainability, Collaboration, or Performance.) A different Workplace Value will be highlighted each Town Meeting.
Who is eligible to received an OWL Award?
All Otis College-paid employees are eligible to receive an OWL Award except for Senior Team officers. Eligible employees include staff, faculty, part-timers, full-timers, Chairs, Directores, etc. as long as the individual does not serve on Senior Team.
Who can submit a nomination?
Otis College-paid employees at ALL LEVELS of the College (including Senior Team officers) can nominate teams of 2 to 5 individuals. However supervisors cannot nominate their direct reports. Preference will be given to nominations that cross multiple departments.
Who decides on the winning team?
The Events Committee. (Note: If an Events Committee member is nominated for an award, they are automatically recused from voting.)
How will the Otis community be informed of the winners of the OWL Award?
Winners are announced at Town Meetings.
What do awardees receive?
Each member of the winning team will receive a bonus check for a gross payment of $100 less applicable tax withholdings. Individuals may receive the award once per year.
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