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  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • Exquisite Beauty is the first retrospective and publication to document the eye-dazzling ceramics created by Ralph Bacerra (1938–2008), a Los Angeles–based artist known for his innovative approach to surface embellishment. Curated by Jo Lauria, the exhibition features more than ninety of the artist’s finest pieces—dramatic, highly decorated vessels and sculptures that have never before been the focus of a major exhibition or publication.

  • Opening Reception for Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

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Resources

Student Resources

Studio visits and advisement on courses, internships, graduate schools and careers are available for all current and prospective ACT students. Call 310-846-2634 or email the ACT Program Assistant to schedule a meeting with the ACT Director.

ACT Internship Resources (ePortfolio)

Center for Creative Professions

CA VAPA Standards

CA VAPA Curriculum Frameworks

CA Common Core Standards

National Coalition for Core Arts Standards

LAUSD TB Test Form and Local TB Test Clinic Sites

CA LiveScan Finger Printing Locations and Hours

Live Scan Form

Sample Teaching Portfolios by National Art Education Association Members

The Getty Multicultural Undergraduate Internship Program

LA County Arts Commission Arts Internship Program

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Approved Professional Preparation Programs - where to go after Otis to complete the 5th year of study

CA Subject Matter in Art requirements (MS Word Doc)

American Art Therapy Association Approved Graduate Programs in Art Therapy

andDesign - online magazine for people interested in Design Education in K-12 schools

Community Arts Network - promoting information exchange, research and critical dialogue within the field of community-based art

Teaching Artists Journal - print and online quarterly devoted to the work and thought of teaching artists and all those working at the intersection of the arts and learning     

Faculty and Alumni Resources

ACT Program Resources for Faculty (ePortfolio - requires log-in)


Local School Districts

Beverly Hills Unified School District

Culver City Unified School District

El Segundo Unified School District

Inglewood Unified School District

Los Angeles Unified School District

Manhattan Beach Unified School District

Pasadena Unified School District

Redondo Beach Unified School District

Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District

Wiseburn School District


Other Resources 

American Association of Museums (AAM)

Arts for All: Resources for Schools and Teachers

Armory Center for the Arts Professional

Development Programs

Art:21 - PBS series on art in the 21st Century with archived episodes and resources for teachers

CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing - Info for prospective California Educators

CA Student Aid Commission's Assumption Program of Loans for Education (APLE)

CA Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET: ART test guides)

Creative Capital Professional Development Workshops

Chronicle of Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education Jobs

College Art Association

Design-Based Learning Programs for K-12 Teachers - at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

Ed Join - CA Public Education Job Search

HigherEdJobs - Admin, Faculty, Community Colleges, PT/Adjunct

Los Angeles Art Association

LA County Arts Commission

Los Angeles Culture Net Yahoo! Group

LA Unified School District: Why Teach in LA?

Museum Employment Resource Center (MERC)

Museum Educators of Southern California (MESC)

National Art Education Association

Professional Practices Workshops For Visual Artists at Side Street Projects - in Pasadena, CA