• 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

  • Luis J. Rodriguez was Los Angeles Poet Laureate from 2014-2016. The twenty-fifth edition of his first book, Poems Across the Pavement, won a 2015 Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement. He has written fourteen other books of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and nonfiction, including the best-selling memoir Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. Rodriguez is also founding editor of Tia Chucha Press and co-founder of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore in the San Fernando Valley. In 2016 Tia Chucha Press produced the largest anthology of L.A.-area poets, Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles. Rodriguez’s last memoir It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. His latest poetry collection Borrowed Bones appeared in 2016 from Curbstone Books/Northwestern University Press.

  • Raised in Philadelphia, with roots in South Africa and Trinidad, Zinzi Clemmons’ writing has appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, Transition, The Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships and support from the MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction. She is co-founder and former Publisher of Apogee Journal, and a Contributing Editor to LitHub. She teaches literature and creative writing at the Colburn Conservatory and Occidental College. Her debut novel, What We Lose, as well as a second title, are forthcoming from Viking.

  • Louise Sandhaus is a graphic designer and graphic design educator. She was previously Director of the Graphic Design Program at CalArts where she currently is faculty. Her recent book on California graphic design, Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires and Riots: California and Graphic Design 1936-1986, co-published by Metropolis Books and Thames & Hudson, has received laudatory reviews from The New York Times, The Guardian, Eye, and Creative Review. The book received the Palm d’Argent for best art book at FILAF (International Festival of Art Books and Films on Art).


OneCard Basics

To be eligible for an Otis College OneCard, you must be one of the following:

  • A currently enrolled BFA or MFA student
  • Full-time faculty member
  • Full-time staff member

How Do I Get A OneCard?

New registered students obtain their OneCard in the Student Activities Office located in the Student Life Center between the hours of 8:30 - 5:00 Monday - Friday.

Faculty and Staff obtain their OneCard in the Office of Campus Safety and Security between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

You must provide a government issued, photo ID and must sign the OneCard agreement.

OneCard Use

The Otis College OneCard is your multi-purpose ID card. Your OneCard must be presented in order to enter numerous campus buildings, obtain services, and utilize your meal plan. If you are an hourly paid employee, your OneCard is your swipe card at Kronos Timeclocks.

Safeguard your OneCard at all times and take action immediately if your card is lost or stolen (see Lost, Stolen or Damaged Cards section below).

Your OneCard may be deactivated and/or retained if inappropriate or illegal use is reported. If you are approved to have your OneCard reactivated, the $25.00 replacement card fee will apply. Your card and related accounts are non-transferable.

Student Owl Dollars (Declining Balance Account)

Owl Dollars apply to students only and can be used to make on-campus purchases wherever the OneCard is accepted.

Funds added to your account do not earn interest. The OneCard is not a credit or debit card. and is not transferrable.

Add Owl Dollars onto your OneCard by going to GET and paying with a credit card or go to an Add Value Station (AVS) located in both the Student Life Center and the 2nd floor of Ahmanson Hall and pay with cash. No change is given from an AVS. Deposits made online or at an AVS will be available immediately on your account.

You may retrieve your OneCard transaction history and view account balances by logging onto your account at GET

Currently, only students can use Owl Dollars for purchases at Elaine’s and the Otis Café. In the next few months, the College will be implementing Owl Dollar purchases at Graphaids Store, Residence Hall laundry machines, campus vending machines, and print center/labs.  Faculty and Staff cannot use their OneCard to make purchases at this time.

Student OneCard Agreement

Request a copy of your signed OneCard agreement from the Office of Student Activities located in the Student Life Center in the Academic Building.  Faculty and staff are not required to fill out a OneCard agreement.

Account Closure

Your account will be closed when you cease to be a BFA and/or MFA student or employee of Otis College of Art and Design.


We will disclose information about your account to third parties for any of the following reasons:

  1. In order to complete a transaction requested by you
  2. In order to comply with a court order
  3. To fulfill a lawful College department or program request
  4. With your written permission

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