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  • You can easily spot The Little Friends of Printmaking in a crowd—their inky hands and clothes are a dead giveaway. Their work is just as distinctive. JW & Melissa Buchanan first made a name for themselves through their silkscreened concert posters, but soon branched out into further fields, designing fancy junk for whoever would pay them money. In addition to their work as illustrators and designers, they've continued their fine art pursuits through exhibitions, lectures, and artists’ residencies, spreading the gospel of silkscreen to anyone inclined to listen.

  • "In publishers’ terms, Shock and Awe – a hefty, intellectual book about glam rock – is timely." - Jude Rogers, The Guardian

  • Solmaz Sharif

    Mar 01| Lectures
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    Solmaz Sharif’s first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press and is a 2016 National Book Award finalist. Her poetry has appeared in the New Republic, Granta, Poetry, and other journals. Her first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press. A former Stegner Fellow, she is currently a lecturer at Stanford University and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Join us on Thursday, March 2nd for an evening of conversation and exploration! Connect with fellow alumni, see friends, tour our new buildings, and meet President Ferguson at this Alumni Night reception. It will be a casual and fun evening and we hope you can join us. 

    The evening includes:

    A beer and wine reception 

    Introduction of the new Director of Alumni Relations Phil Scanlon

    Campus tour

    Visits to the Anna Craycroft exhibit at the Ben Maltz Gallery and Millard Sheets Library

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  • Brendan Folwer was born 1978, Berkeley, California and lives and works in Los Angeles. His solo exhibitions include New Portraits (2017), Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, Portraits (2016), Mathew, New York and New Pictures, Six Sampler Works, and Benches (2015), Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles.

  • One of two "Show and Tell" hands-on book events held inside the exhibition Tuning the Room in the Ben Maltz Gallery, featuring selections from the highly regarded Millard Sheets Library Artists’ Books Collection.

     

  • Paul Lisicky

    Mar 08| Lectures
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    Paul Lisicky’s memoirs include The Narrow Door, a New York Times Editors' Choice, and Famous Builder. He is the author of a collection of short prose entitled Unbuilt Projects, and the novels The Burning House, and Lawnboy.

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LA Portfolio Day

National Portfolio Day 2017

 

Otis College of Art and Design will be hosting the Los Angeles Portfolio Day event on January 15, 2017 from 12-4pm!

Portfolio Day events are held across the country starting in the fall. To view the schedule of events for 2016-17, visit the National Portfolio Day Association website. Bring your portfolio (original artwork, sketchbooks, digital work on laptops/tablets) for an informal review by representatives from art and design schools, and learn about their programs of study. High school students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors and college transfer students are encouraged to attend. This event is free and open to the public.

 

SCHEDULE:

Otis College will also be offering optional programming in the morning prior to the Portfolio Day event for visitors arriving early to campus. Please check-in when you arrive on campus.

9:30-10:00am  Financial Aid Info Session

10:00-11:00am  Careers in the Arts Panel Discussion

10:00-11:30am  Campus Life Tours

12:00-4:00pm  Portfolio Day Event

 

DINING ON CAMPUS:

The Otis Cafe and our dining hall, Elaine's, will be open to visitors throughout the day. Please stop by for some food or refreshments during your break from portfolio reviews. View more details here.

 

PARKING/DIRECTIONS:

Limited on campus and street parking will be available. Carpooling to the campus for the event is highly encouraged. The entrance to our parking garage is on La Tijera between Lincoln and Loyola.

Directions to our campus at 9045 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045 can be found on our website here.

 

PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS:

View a list of majors offered by the schools attending LA Portfolio Day here: www.portfolioday.net/losangeles

ALBERTA COLLEGE OF ART + DESIGN

ART CENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN

CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS

CLEVELAND INSTITUTE OF ART

COLLEGE FOR CREATIVE STUDIES

COLUMBUS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

THE COOPER UNION SCHOOL OF ART

CORNISH COLLEGE OF THE ARTS

EMILY CARR UNIVERSITY OF ART + DESIGN

FASHION INSTITUTE OF DESIGN AND MERCHANDISING

FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

KANSAS CITY ART INSTITUTE

LAGUNA COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

LESLEY UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

LYME ACADEMY COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS

MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

MARYLAND INSTITUTE COLLEGE OF ART

MINNEAPOLIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

NEW YORK SCHOOL OF INTERIOR DESIGN

OREGON COLLEGE OF ART AND CRAFT

OTIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

PACIFIC NORTHWEST COLLEGE OF ART

PARIS COLLEGE OF ART

PARSONS THE NEW SCHOOL FOR DESIGN

PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS

PRATT MWP COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN

RINGLING COLLEGE OF ART + DESIGN

ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLLEGE OF THE ARTS

SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE

SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

SCHOOL OF THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON

SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS

STAMPS SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY

THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS

WOODBURY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDIA

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