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. 

  • 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.

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General Information

Program And Fees 

Applications are now closed; notifications, including fellowship recipients, were sent on March 10, 2017.

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. This summer, Otis College will welcome 60 professional artists and designers from the world as part of the L.A. Summer Residency.

The L.A. Summer Residency includes:

  • A private, simply furnished room in shared housing
  • Semi-private studios and access to lab spaces
  • 3 meals per day on weekdays, with brunch and dinner on weekends

FEES

To secure your spot in the residency, submit the non-refundable deposit at commerce.cashnet.com/otiscollegeresThe deposit is due April 7, 2017.

The total cost for residency:

  • $2,400 (includes room and board)
  • $1,650 commuting

Otis College alumni will receive $100 off the fee for the residency (please indicate this in your application).

The L.A. Summer Residency offers limited numbers of fellowships, $500 off applications submitted by the priority deadline each year. Fellowship recipients will be announced via email on March 10, 2017 (with acceptance notices).

 

STUDIOS, HOUSING, AND MEALS

 

STUDIOS AND LABS

Participants will have dedicated workspace studios. Our facilities have different labs, including Painting Studios, Photography Lab, Lighting Studio & Green Screen, Video Lab, Laboratory Press, Wood, Model and Metal Shops, Printmaking Lab, Sculpture Studio, Ceramics Studio, and more. To learn more about our facilities, please check out Labs and Shops. To reserve a spot in the labs, please complete the Registration Form and pay your fees. 

HOUSING

Each resident will be assigned a single, private, simply furnished room with a common space and shared bathroom. Residents have access to laundry on every floor. There are also unique lounges on each floor, including a kitchen, study lounge, studio space and media lounge. There is a limited number of private rooms (with no shared common space) for an additional fee of $300. Private rooms are assigned on a first come, first serve basis. 

MEALS

Our Dining Commons will serve 3 communal meals on weekdays, and brunch and dinner on weekends. Fresh fruit, snacks, smoothies, and beverages are available at our Grab-N-Go spot, 7:00am – 7:00pm. Bon Appétit serves meals cooked from scratch using fresh, authentic ingredients. Using local and seasonal products, Bon Appétit serves healthy and flavorful meals to residents. The café also accommodates various dietary restrictions. Bon Appétit caters to group events scheduled at Otis College. Otis College is surrounded by local restaurants and cafés where you can grab a meal.

GUESTS

Although visitors can eat at the Dining Commons for an additional charge, we cannot accommodate visitors overnight in our housing. If you need accommodations for your guests, Otis College has a variety of lodgings available nearby.  

 

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