Events
  • 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
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    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
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    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
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    Jesse Fleming, A Theory of Everything, 2015, Installation view.
     
  • Opening Reception

    Jul 15| Special Event
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    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

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Library Staff Directory

Sue Maberry Sue Maberry, Director of Library and Learning Centers
(310) 665-6925
Education:
BA Art, Pitzer College
MLS, Cal State San Jose
Work Experience:
Librarian, Los Angeles Daily News
Program Director, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena
Program Director, Woman's Building, L.A.
  Coordinator of the Student Learning Center
 
Cathy Chambers Cathy Chambers, Catalog Librarian, Artists' Books Collection
1994 - present
(310) 665-6927
Education:
BS Special Education, Illinois State Univ.
MLIS, UCLA
Work Experience:
Teacher, Learning Disabilities Resource Room
Manager, B. Dalton, Manhattan Beach
Assistant Book Buyer, CSULB Bookstore
Reference Librarian, Downey Public Library
Heather Cleary Heather Cleary, Digital Databases and Metadata Librarian
2002 - present
(310) 665-6926
Education:
BA English Literature, Reed College
MLIS, UCLA
Work Experience:
Library Intern, L.A. County Museum of Art
Intern, USC Moving Image Archive
Intern, Universal Studio Archives
Slide Circulation Assistant., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Jean-Marie Venturini

Jean-Marie Venturini, Instructional Designer
2012 - present
(310) 846-2628
Education:
BA Classics & Classical Civilizations, Loyola Marymount Univ.
MFA Creative Writing, Otis College of Art and Design
M.A. Instructional Design, Fullerton State College
Work Experience:
Lecturer, English, Otis
Coordinator, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Otis
Freelance Online Content Writer

Sheldon Forbes Sheldon Forbes, Circulation Manager
1999 - present
(310) 665-6930
Education:
BFA Sculpture, Otis College of Art and Design
MFA Writing, Otis College of Art and Design
Work Experience:
Graphic Artist
Kathleen Forrest Kathleen Forrest, TLC Coordinator
2006 - present
(310) 846-2576 Education:
BA Asian Art History, UC Berkeley
MFA Film, UCLA
Work Experience:
Operations Manager, Post Group
Data Manager, Hydraulx
Derek McMullen Derek McMullen, Photographic Technician
2004 - present
(310) 665-6930
Education:
BFA Painting, Otis College of Art and Design
Ian Henderson Ian Henderson, Periodicals Manager
2006 - present
(310) 665-6939
Education:
BM Music and Composition, Cal State LA
Vickie Thomas Vickie Thomas, Night Shift Manager
2013 - present
(310) 665-6939
Education:
BFA Painting, Otis College of Art and Design

 

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