Events
  • Sitting in Sound

    Jul 15| Special Event
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    Image: Electronic Sound Bath
     

  • L: Nora Jane 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: I Wish I Was a Telephone: Nora Jane Slade and Marisa Takal

    Celebrate the opening of the two-person exhibition of work by Los Angeles-based artists Nora Jane Slade and Marisa Takal.

    Light snacks and refreshments.

    Exhibition on view July 15 - August 19, 2017.

  • 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

  • Talking to Action

    Sep 17| Exhibition
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    Image: Eduardo Molinari, Confluencia 2: Los Angeles River, 2016.

    Talking to Action: Art, Pedagogy, and Activism in the Americas is an exhibition and bilingual publication that investigates contemporary, community-based social art practices in the Americas. Talking to Action is part of the Getty’s initiative Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles.
     

  • 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.

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L.A. Summer Residency

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

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.

Through access to Otis College’s advanced production studios and deep engagement with the Los Angeles contemporary arts community, the residency provides artists and designers an opportunity to produce unique work and investigate new ideas. Areas of specialization include: ceramics; digital media (video and animation); furniture design; jewelry; letterpress and book arts; new genre; painting; photography; sculpture; silkscreen; 3D printing; and wood and metal work.  Artists and designers will be hosted in Otis College’s new housing and dining complex on the Lincoln campus.

DATES

Priority deadline: Feburary 15, 2017

Application deadline: March 1, 2017

Residency dates: June 4-25, 2017

PROGRAMMING

Participants will have multiple opportunities to engage with the professional art and design community of Los Angeles through portfolio reviews, critiques and discussion with leading museum curators, gallery owners, and with prominent art writers; a one-day professional development seminar; exposure to world class artists, curators, and thought leaders during evening panel discussions and lectures; and guided visits to leading contemporary arts venues in Los Angeles.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Dan Cameron

Bruce W. Ferguson 

Jeffrey Stewart

Oliver Wasow 

CURATORS AND ARTISTS 
  • Connie Butler, Chief Curator, Hammer Museum in Los Angeles;

  • Meg Cranston, artist and Chair of Fine Arts, Otis College;

  • Sam Durant, multimedia artist;
  • Rita Gonzalez, Curator and Acting Department Head, Contemporary Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA);

  • Suzanne Isken, Executive Director, Los Angeles Craft and Folk Art Museum;
  • Jo Lauria, author and curator, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA);
  • Shamim M. Momin, Director, Curator, and Co-Founder, Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND);
  • Aram Moshayedi, curator, Hammer Museum in Los Angeles;
  • Eve Schillo, curatorial assistant, Wallis Annenberg Photography Department, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA);
  • and Jennifer Steinkamp, installation artist who works with video and new media.

 

FEES

$2,400 includes room and board

$1,650 commuting

Otis College alumni will receive $100 off the fee of the residency.

Applications are now closed; notifications, including fellowship recipients, were sent on March 10, 2017. If you have been accepted and need to secure your spot in the residency, submit the non-refundable deposit at commerce.cashnet.com/otiscollegeres. The deposit is due April 7, 2017.

Fill out a quick form to receive periodic updates on the L.A. Summer Residency at Otis College of Art and Design.

Application instructions for the next cycle will be available later in the summer. To receive a notification, please sign up to our mailing list. 

 

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