• 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. 



PALS 2013 Summit — Sessions open to students & faculty

October 2  & 3

Co-hosted by Otis College of Art and Design and Art Center College of Design

PALS Fellows from AICAD institutions across the US and Canada will convene for the fourth annual Summit. PALS leverages and shares resources among AICAD schools to collectively integrate sustainability into undergraduate and graduate art and design education.

Watch via Google Hangout – RSVP to


Wednesday, October 2nd — OTIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

1:30pm Ahmanson 102 (The Forum)


1:45 pm Welcome to Otis!

Kerry Walk, Provost & Michele Jaquis, Director of Interdisciplinary Studies


2:00 pm Keynote presentation Ezio Manzini via Google plus

Ezio Manzini is perhaps the world's leading expert on sustainable design, with a focus on scenario-building toward solutions encompassing both environmental and social quality.

He is professor of Industrial Design at Milan Polytechnic, as Director of CIRIS (the Interdepartmental Centre for Research on Innovation for Sustainability), where he focuses on innovative processes in the system of production and consumption and, in particular, on the relationship between product strategies and environmental policies in the perspective of sustainable development.

Manzini is the author of several design books, including The Material of Invention, Artifacts: Towards a New Ecology of the Artificial Environment, and Solid Side: The Search for Consistency in a Changing World (with Marco Susani). His recent book, Sustainable Everyday envisions what life might be like in a sustainable society, putting forth possible scenarios and workable alternatives.


2:30pm Otis Panel

Individual presentations and discussion following
Rich Shelton, Director of Creative Action/Integrated Learning
Lara Hoad, Creative Action & Sustainability Minor Faculty member
Rose Brantley, Fashion Design Chair


Thursday, October 3rd — ART CENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN

1:15 pm Art Center Panel

Individual presentations and discussion following
Mariana Amatullo, Vice President, designmatters
Marshall Hamachi, Director, Colors Materials Trends Exploration Lab
Daisuke Yamaguchi, Faculty & Advisor, EcoCouncil


2:15 pm Break


More info

Michele Jaquis, Otis Director of Interdisciplinary Studies and PALS Fellow

310-826-2632 /



October 02, 2013
October 05, 2013
Special Event
Partnership for Academic Leadership on Sustainability (PALS) Summit
October 02, 2013 -
October 05, 2013
2013-10-02 00:00 2013-10-05 00:00
Special Event
Partnership for Academic Leadership on Sustainability (PALS) Summit
Otis College of Art and Design, 9045 Lincoln Blvd, L.A. 90045