Events
  • Tim Walsh, is the inventor of the board game Blurt!, which sold more than a milion copies. Tim has lincesned toy and game concepts to Hasbro, Mattel, Brio, Educational Insights, Imagine Entertaiment, and others. Be inspired and entertained by the stories behind the creation of blockbuster toys and games.

     

  • James Hannaham

    Jan 25| Lectures
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    James Hannaham is the author of the novels Delicious Foods, which won the 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award, and God Says No, a Stonewall Honor Book and a Lambda Literary Award finalist.

  • Opening Reception and Acoustic Event: “Tuning the Room” lead by Gregory Lenczycki and Ken Goerres. Gastronomic tuning tastings and elixirs provided by Eden Batki.
     

  • The measure and alterations of Craycroft’s “room tuning” are framed in relation to its setting within the art gallery of an art school. In the wake of the U.S. presidential election, and in anticipation of the exhibition runtime falling during the first months of the new administration, Tuning the Room is a proposal to pay attention to the role that art and art education play in how voices are heard.

  • Robin Coste Lewis won the National Book Award for Voyage of the Sable Venus. Her writing has appeared in The Massachusetts Review, Callaloo, The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review, Transition: Women in Literary Arts, VIDA, Phantom Limb, and Lambda Literary Review. She has taught at Wheaton, Hunter, Hampshire, and the NYU Low-Residency MFA in Paris. Lewis is a fellow of Cave Canem and of the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities, as well as a Provost’s Fellow in Poetry and Visual Studies at USC.

  • Artist Anna Craycroft, of the current exhibition Tuning the Room in Ben Maltz Gallery, in discussion with artist and curator Micah Silver.

  • 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.

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Past Scholarship Benefit Mentors

2015

Bob Mackie
Trina Turk
Zaid Affas
Lane Bryant
Morgane Le Faye
Mary Jo Bruno
Urban Outfitters
Isobella & Chloe
Quiksilver * DC * Roxy
Anne Cole
PacSun

2014

Amé Austin ('95) for Max Studio
Christina Kim for Dosa;
Rod Beattie ('86) for Bleu
Mattel Barbie
David Meister
Isabel and Ruben Toledo
NIKE
Under Armour
Robert Tuggle ('87) for Eddie Bauer
Johnny Was
Todd Oldham
Western Costume

2013

Billabong
Mary Jo Bruno
Disney
EleVen by Venus Williams
Marie Mazelis for Halston with Humane Society
Bob Mackie
Claire Pettibone (‘89)
Heather Brown (‘04) for Urban Outfitters
Cynthia Vincent (‘88)
Betsy Heimann for Western Costume
Christopher Wicks

2012

Anthropologie
Michael Maccari of Armani Exchange
Bleu/Rod Beattie (’86)
Dominique Lemieux for Cirque du Soleil
David Meister
MaxStudio/Amé Austin Max (’95)
Liliana Casabal of Morgane Le Fay
Scott Williams (’90) for NIKE
Red Carter (’92)
Karen Stewart of Stewart + Brown
Todd Oldham

2011

Bleu/Rod Beattie (‘86)
Bob Mackie
Cynthia Rowley
Diesel
Forever21
Hurley and NIKE
Juicy Couture
Kaufman Franco
MAX AZRIA
Max Studio
Old Navy
Sean Jean

2010

Anthropologie
Michael Maccari for Armani Exchange
Patricia Marquis for Cosabella
John Cherpas for Hurley
Todd Oldham
Isabel and Ruben Toledo with Patagonia
Robin Piccone with JonMikel
Rodriguez for O’Neill
Lilly Pulitzer
Robert Rodriguez
Koi Suwannagate
Tadashi Shoji for Tadashi
Trina Turk with Lycra

2009

Natalie Chanin for Alabama Chanin
Scott Sternberg of Band of Outsiders
Mark Badgley and James Mischka of Badgley Mischka
Monique Lhuillier
Liliana Casabal for Morgane Le Fay
Max Azria for BCBGMAXAZRIA
Fawn Arthur for Ed Hardy Swimwear
Patricia Marquis for Cosabella
Todd Oldham
Rod Beattie for La Blanca
David Meister
Robert Comstock
Robin Piccone Swimwear
Todd Oldham
Rod Beattie for La Blanca
Anthropologie
Hurley

2008

Johnson Hartig of Libertine
John Varvatos for Converse
Monique Lhuillier
Trina Turk
Leon Max
Ivy Ross for Disney Store
Abercrombie & Fitch
Rod Beattie for La Blanca
L. Koplin/J. Rodolfo for Tommy Bahama
Marcus Brown for Nordstrom
Roger Wyett/Todd Van Horne/Devon Burt for Nike
Melanie Owen for Roxy

2007

Armani Exchange
Max Azria for BCBGMAXAZRIA
Project Alabama
Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein
Behnaz Sarafpour
Bob Mackie
Billabong
Red Carter
Rod Beattie for La Blanca
Julie Ann Silverman for Betsy Johnson
Christopher Enuke
Wanda Weller for Patagonia
Juicy Couture

2006

Abercrombie & Fitch
Dominique Lemieux for Cirque Du Soleil
Isabel Toledo
Andrew Dibben for James Perse
John Varvatos
Rod Beattie for La Blanca
Lloyd Klein
Liliana Casabal for Morgane Le Fay
Nicole Miller
Barbara Sumner/Scott Williams for NIKE
Gareth Morris/Kathy Kalligas for PacSun
Doreen Brennan for Speedo-Axcelerate
Trina Turk
Summer Rapp for Volcom
Yeohlee Teng for Yeohlee

2005

Banana Republic
Rebecca Virture for Becca Swimwear
Bob Mackie
Cosabella
David Cardona
David Meister
Eduardo Lucero
Jade Howe for Howe
John Varvatos
Rod Beattie for La Blanca
Michelle Mason
Patagonia
Sheri Bodell
North Face
Vera Wang

2004

Cassidy Park for Mattel Barbie
Patricia Marquis for Cosabella
David Meister
Disney Consumer Prod (John Fiscella)
Tanya Sarne for Ghost
Henry Duarte
Isabel Toledo w/Victoria Vesna of UCLA
Rod Beattie for La Blanca
Michelle Mason
Rebecca Kaufman for Nike Goddess
Nat Norfleet for Ocean Pacific (OP)
Rozae Nichols
Sean John (Scott Langton)
Target (Michael Alexin)
Summer Rapp/Derrik Sabori, Volcom

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