• 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. 


Continuing Education Course

Street Photography

The 2011 exhibition Art in The Streets at The Geffen Contemporary in downtown Los Angeles drew record crowds and confirmed the influence of the urban environment on the way we look and see. Photography has played a vital role in the development of this influence. The tradition of street photography emerged early in the twentieth century with modernist masters Henri Cartier-Bresson and Alfred Stieglitz, and expanded with contributions by Weegee, Robert Frank, and Lee Friedlander, among others. Join Otis Chair Emeritis, Ave Pildas on an exploration of the streets and sites of Southern California. Capture the moment. Discover what, when, where and how to shoot photographs on the street. Learn the etiquette of street photography, the do’s and don’ts of shooting, and your rights as a photographer. Acquaint yourself with equipment and techniques. Course focuses on subject matter, composition, and developing your own personal style. We shoot as a group in historic locations like downtown Los Angeles, Venice Beach and Hollywood Boulevard. In the classroom, we will look at examples of successful street photography and critique the photographs that result from our shoots.

Course Details
Course Code: XPHO2700
Meetings: 10
Credit Hours: 1
Section 1 Photography
Instructor: Ave Pildas
Meeting Day(s): Saturday
Meeting Time(s): 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Meeting Date(s):
No Meeting/Special Note:
Class Size: 14
Meeting Room:
Location: Goldsmith Campus
9045 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045-3505
Credit: Reg #: Fee:
Non-Credit 35439 $435  
Certificate 35440 $475  
Credit 35441 $1370  
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