• Otis Family Night

    Oct 21| Special Event

    Be a student for an evening.
    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2016
    4:00 – 8:00 PM

    • Hands-on studio workshops taught by Otis faculty

    • A guided exhibition tour of the Ben Maltz Gallery

    President Bruce W. Ferguson and Trustee Kirk Hyde (Otis Parent '00 & '14) invite you to join them for dinner.

    Register by October 14th at

    Cost (includes all activities and dinner)

  • Alumni Open House at The Brewery Art Walk
    October 22, 2016 
    2-6 pm
    Join Otis College of Art And Design for a Brewery Art Walk Open House at the studio of Albert Valdez ('10). Catch up with faculty and fellow alumni, artists, and designers. The Brewery Art Walk is a twice annual open studio weekend with over 100 participating resident artists. Stop by while touring the studios, open 11am-6pm, and enjoy light refreshments. 

  • Todd Gray

    Oct 25| Lectures

    Todd Gray was born in 1954 in Los Angeles. Gray received an MFA and a BFA from California Institute of the Arts and is currently a professor at California State University, Long Beach. He has shown performance work at REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater), Los Angeles (2010); California African American Museum, Los Angeles (2009); the Commons, New York University (2008); 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica (2008); New Renaissance Theater, Syracuse, NY (2007); and Academy of Media Arts, Cologne (2004).

  • Ruby Neri is a sculptor, painter, and former street artist from San Francisco and Los Angeles, California, known for her evocative portrayal of horses.

  • Otis in NYC
    October 27, 2016 
    6 - 8 pm 
    Franklin Parrasch Gallery
    53 East 64 Street
    New York, NY 10065

    Otis College President Bruce W. Ferguson is coming to NYC! 
    Please come say hello and visit with your fellow alumni and friends of Otis College of Art and Design.
    Drinks and hors d'oeuvres.


  • Lecture takes place at 356 S. Mission Rd., co-presented with Ben Maltz Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition Polly Apfelbaum: Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

    New York-based critic and independent curator Bob Nickas presents his musings on one hundred paintings, choosing one from each year from 1915-2015.

  • Bob Nickas

    Oct 31| Lectures

    Bob Nickas is a critic and independent curator based in New York, having organized more than ninety exhibitions since 1984.
    He was Curatorial Advisor at P.S.1/MoMA in New York between 2004-07, where his exhibitions include: 
    Lee Lozano: Drawn From Life; 
    William Gedney—Christopher Wool: Into the Night; 
    Stephen Shore: American Surfaces; 
    Wolfgang Tillmans: Freedom From The Known. 


Ways to Give

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Institutional Advancement implements advancement goals and objectives in the context of the College-wide strategic plan. This includes fundraising (major donors, foundations, and corporations), alumni, communications, and special events.

Online Donation

Specify your gift using our online giving form.


You may also mail a check to:

Otis College of Art and Design / Institutional Advancement

1700 East Walnut Avenue, Suite 650, El Segundo, CA 90245


Amazon Smile Program

Otis College participates in the AmazonSmile program.  - a program that allows a percentage of your qualified Amazon purchases to be donated directly to the O-Fund! You can get started by following these easy steps:

  • Go to AmazonSmile
  • Select "Otis College of Art and Design" to support Otis while you shop
  • Bookmark AmazonSmile to make future shopping a piece of cake

Your support of the O-Fund directly assists students in the form of campus improvements, program support, and scholarships.  (Eligible purchases as marked)


Other Ways to Give

Cash Gifts

Cash Gifts — Cash gifts are the simplest and easiest gift you can make. Gifts can be made through our online giving form, outright cash, personal checks, cashier's checks or money orders or over the phone (310-665-6869).

Ofund— Gifts made to the O-Fund by alumni, parents, and friends are unrestricted and are the foundation of all giving to Otis. Unrestricted money is used where it is needed the most. Currently, the needs are greatest in student scholarships, campus improvements, and upgraded technology in labs and classrooms.

Matching Gift Program — An easy way to double or triple your donation to Otis is to check with your employer. Many corporations match their employees charitable gifts. Matching gift programs provide Otis with "free money" from your employer. Contact us at to find out if your company is a matching gift entity.

Securities, Stocks, Bonds

Securities, Stocks, and Bonds — These can provide considerable tax advantages when transferred to Otis before they are sold.

Gifts of Stock — Gifts of stock are a great way for an individual to avoid financial implications from capital gains tax. You can make a gift of stock  Details (PDF)

New Charitable IRA Legislation —  Make a tax-free gift from your IRA! Individuals aged 70 1/2 or older with individual retirement accounts can make outright gifts  without tax complications. Details (PDF)

Planned Gifts

Legacy Society — The Otis Legacy Society honors the generosity of individuals who have included Otis in their estate plans. Making a planned gift creates a lasting legacy.

Real Estate — Personal residences, second homes, income property and vacant land. There are considerable tax advantages to these gifts.