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  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring John Houck, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Jesse Benson (b. 1978) is an artist based in Los Angeles. Benson's complex practice is driven by the perversion of roles and representation that characterize his generational moment. In obsessively "skillful" objects like the Bureau Paintings, Catalog Page Paintings, Future Sculptures, and Repaintings, Benson constantly questions the authenticity of the document, the function of style, and the value of both art and artist. Benson is equally committed to a curatorial/organizational practice that openly overlaps and inspires his object production.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by Nick SeierupPrincipal | Design Director of Perkins+Will, Los Angeles, on Thursday, December 3, 2015.


  • Marisa Silver is the author most recently of the New York Times bestselling novel Mary Coin. Her other books include the novels No Direction Home and The God of War (a finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize), as well as two story collections, Babe in Paradise and Alone with You. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker and been included in many anthologies, including The Best American Short Stories and The O. Henry Prize Stories. Silver lives in Los Angeles.

  • Jesse Lerner is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles.  His short films Natives (1991, with Scott Sterling), T.S.H. (2004) and Magnavoz (2006) and the feature-length experimental documentaries Frontierland/Fronterilandia (1995, with Rubén Ortiz-Torres), Ruins (1999) The American Egypt (2001), Atomic Sublime (2010) and The Absent Stone (2013, with Sandra Rozental) have won numerous prizes at film festivals in the United States, Latin America and Japan.

  • Otis faculty member Dana Berman Duff will present a program of short 16mm and digital films in her "Catalogue" series.

  • Performing the Grid is an exhibition that brings together an intergenerational group of artists and cultural producers that utilize the grid as a performative strategy to examine, challenge and position philosophical, political, social, domestic, corporeal, and mythical perspectives. Rosalind Kraus famously wrote that the grid “functions to declare the modernity of modern art” in her 1979 essay, Grids.


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Rentals and Roommates


Category: Looking For Housing
Brief Description: Hi! I am currently a Junior in ARLI. I am looking for a place near school, walking distance is great. Price range is till $900 Please feel free to message me anytime!

Category: For Rent
Type: Apartment
Brief Description: Looking for 1 or 2 male tenants to share a 2BR/2 bath apartment at Park West Apts with 2 other Otis students. Rent is for unfurnished Master BR at $527.50 per person or $1055 for 1 person. Utility cost and parking is not included in the rent. Rent may differ after Sept 2015. Unit has a spacious living room, small balcony. Bldg. amenities include laundry mat, and trash chute, gym pool, BBQ area.
Contact through text or call Chaz @ 808 721-1198

Category: For Rent
Type: Room
Brief Description: We are renting out a spare room in our cute 3 bedroom house located in highly desirable HollyGlen area of South Bay. HollyGlen is one of the quietest, highly desirable parts of South bay and is often considered a hidden gem! There is TONS of street parking. This house is perfectly situated West of the 405, 10-15 minutes to the beach (straight down Rosecrans) and only 15 minutes to LAX, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, OTIS, LMU and much more.

The bedroom available has an attached, private bathroom w/ shower. The room is 9' x 11' with wood floors and tile.

About Us and the House:
We are a couple (male & female) , two working professionals with Art graduate degrees in our late 20's & early 30's. We keep a very clean and quiet home (no parties) and we haven't owned a TV in years. Absolutely No drugs and only occasional drinking. We are both very busy and spend a majority of our time with activities away from home, working on projects, and consider our home a sanctuary away from the grind of L.A.

House includes: shared Kitchen, Large living room/dining room, Washer/Dryer in house, new stainless steel refrigerator, recessed lighting, backyard, paid gardener, paid security system, and storage space.

This room is perfect for a graduate student or young professional who prefers a quiet, clean, and respectful living space. Unfortunately no pets of any kind.

Female, non-smoker preferred. Single tenant occupancy. Lease is Month-to-month. $1075/per month. Flat rate includes room and tenant's portion of all utilities (gas, water, electricity, trash, & cable internet).

Additional $1075 security deposit will be due at time of lease signing. $30 Credit check and employment/income verification required.

First months rent & security deposit is due at time of move-in. Room is available Now. (First month will be prorated for month of August).
Furninshed: No
Location: Hawthorne/HollyGlen
Date Available: 08/01/2015
Cost: 1075.00

Category: For Rent
Type: Room
Brief Description: Private Room Available at Parkwest *Across from Otis
Private bath, closet, on site laundry, pools, hot tubs, and gym.
Kitchen has cooking items already, and living room is furnished (but has room for your items).
Great place to live with no commute to school! Near the beach, grocery store, restaurants, banks, and Otis.
Pets ok, smoking ok, people over is ok, but cleanliness is needed. Make or female wanted, friendly and responsible.
Rent: $1,195/month

Please text: (415) 420-7397
Furninshed: No
Location: Westchester
Date Available: Immediately
Cost: $1,195.00

Category: For Rent
Type: House
Brief Description: Great 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with huge family room. One bedroom is the master with its own bathroom. The house is very spacious with large rooms and lots of closet space throughout. Kitchen has all built-ins and there is a laundry area with a washer and dryer inside the house. Enclosed patio/sunroom. Nice yard.
Furninshed: No
Location: Westchester
Date Available: 09/01/2015
Cost: $3975

Email : susanneuberg@yahoo.com

For Rent (Room)
Brief Description: Shared room for rent in 3 bedroom/ 2 bath house near LMU.
Furninshed: Yes
Location: Westchester
Date Available: NOW
Cost: 900

Email : michael.t.morehart@gmail.com

Roommate Needed: Looking for 1 or 2 male tenants to share a 2BR/2 bath apartment at Park West Apts with 2 other Otis students.  Rent is for unfurnished Master BR at $527.50 per person or $1055 for 1 person.  Utility cost and parking is not included in the rent.  Rent may differ after Sept. 2015.  Unit has a spacious living room, small balcony.  Bldg. amenities include laundry mat, and trash chute, gym pool, BBQ area.  Contact through text or call Chaz @ (808) 721-1198 (posted 8-13-15)

House for Rent - walking distance from Otis, 3 bedroom/2 bath, large enough for 3 roommates, furnished, all appliances (refrigerator, stove, washer & dryer), central heat, parking (2 spaces in driveway - no garage access), lovely backyard, $4,100 total per mo. - 1 year lease - email: theresalehr@yahoo.com (posted 8-13-15)

Apartment For Rent - Hi, I am a female looking for a female roommate to share my apartment in ParkWest for $900. The apartment is a 1 bedroom 1 bath, and I live in the living room and have a curtain up, so you cannot see into my room. You will be moving into the bedroom with a door and your own walk-in closet. The bathroom will be shared. ParkWest is literally right next to Otis (a 3 minute walk) It provides a gated 24-hour security and a wi-fi lobby, gym, pools and jacuzzis. They have a laundry room on every floor. Electricity, water and Internet is not included so we pay for that, it does not cost a lot when the bill is split I am friendly, clean, responsible, a little shy, and very respectful on privacy and each others space and belongings. I also want the same from my roommate as well :)I also have extra furniture (mattress, desk, chair, lamp) that my old roommate left if you may need it! Please email me at jane.wang88@yahoo.com if you have any questions or interest or would like to see pictures! :) Available: August 8 2015

For Rent (Room): Room for rent in a private home in Westchester, 2 miles from Otis. Close to bus line. Bathroom is shared with house guests. Quiet, beautiful backyard, use of kitchen, BBQ grill and laundry. No overnight guests, no drinking, no party, no loud noise or music.  Absolutely NO smoking of ANY kind. Furninshed: Yes - Location: Near 83rd Street and Sepulveda Date Available: August 1, 2015 Cost: 750.00/mo. Contact: Heather at hmartillo@renovagroup.com

For Rent (Room): shared room in a 2bedrooms 2bathrooms apt. Rent is $525 + Security Deposit $525. Location is Victor Ave x Hill St. 10 mins driving from otis. There is one bed for you as well. Furninshed: Yes; Location: 855 victor ave, 90302 Inglewood, Ca Date Available: asap Text or call Jay (310) 940-2257

Room For Rent: Brief Description: $800 Roommate needed in private home Available Aug 5 (Westchester near LAX) private room no private bath laundry on site - 1 roommate wanted for 1 furnished room in a private home in a quiet Westchester neighborhood near LAX. Non-smoker. Must like dogs and cats. Free washer/dryer use. Central A/C and heat. Long-term lease preferred. $800/month. Contact Sheree 310-216-7210

For Rent (Room) Brief Description: Listed under Westside Rentals # 1194041 photos and full description

Modern Artist studio/loft in N Manhattan Beach . 25 ft ceiling 630 sqft. Open floor plan cement / hardwood floors, kitchenette . Stainless appliances ,1 bathroom- plenty of street parking,private street and entrance  BBQ in sunny patio lush plants .. 5 balks to beach, park, shops N end - easy freeway and coast access ! Very close to OTIS  for one person only! Can be furnished  - $2000 -2200 a month all utilities; date available: 08.04.2015 Uploaded File: image.jpg Contact: Taryn at Taryn.brochard11@gmail.com

Room For Rent: Brief Description: Bedroom, 150 SqFt, in quiet Westchester home. Private use bathroom with occasional share with guests. Use of kitchen and laundry. Utilities and WiFi included. Bicycle distance to Otis collegeFurninshed: NoLocation: Westchester;Date Available: 8/22/2015; Cost: 950.00 Contact: Undine Mullins at undine_na@yahoo.com  Uploaded File: IMG_3321.JPG

Looking for a male to replace my spot in a 2bed/2bath in Park West Apartments right across from Otis. Rent will be $590 split 4 ways. Spacious living room, small balcony and next to a solo jacuzzi area, laundry mat, and trash chute. Contact through text or call at 818-631-4917. Furninshed: Yes; Location: Park West Apartments;Date Available: 31 July 2015 Contact: Samuel at (818) 6314917

For Rent: Guest Suite available for female professional or student ina private home with separate entrance, private full bath and walk-in closet.  Quiet, beautiful garden, beautiful views, BBQ grill, and security guard.  No overnight guest, no drinking, no party, no loud noise or music.  Absolutely NO smoking of ANY kind. Furnished: yes; Location: Lincoln & Bluff Trail; date available: Aug. 1st; cost: $1,000/month

Im a junior architecture student here at OTIS and looking for a Room to rent around mid-end august for couple months or longer. Im also looking to have my own room. Please contact if you have a spot. Thanks. Email: Erim Ayhan at erimayhan@gmail.com

I am looking for a female roommate to share a room with me at Park West Apartments for the upcoming school year. Rent will be approximately $500 plus utilities and the room will be available starting Aug. 24. You can email me if you're interested or have any further questions. Contact: Carolina at carolina1232@live.com

Apartment for Rent: I need someone to replace me for just the summer and it would be great if you could stay there for the year too. If you are in the summer term then this is a great place for you. Otis is our front yard, so you can wake up 10 mins before class starts and still get there in time.I haven't been at my apartment since May, and I need someone to sublease from June 26th and on. We are located on the less noisier side of Park West. We're on the first floor. We're very close to the elevator and the laundry room. Everything is furnished( only for the summer though). We have a two bedroom , two bath, walk in closet, huge living room and balcony. You'll barley see the 3 other girls, they're always working. Rent is 500 dollars: that's rent+ the bed/other furniture. The utilities + internet will be split 4 ways( during the summer, and 5 ways during the year) . It's 34 dollars for internet. The place will be available from right now till Sep 1st( or even longer if you want to stay the year). Please choose us. We'll love to have you as part of the family for the summer or even longer if you choose to room here passed the summer. Text me for further information or if you are interested. Phone calls will be ignored,(sorry) but if you have no other way to contact me, go ahead and just call. I'm just shy is all. Phone number is : (562) 556-3688 and Email: laylinerenberg@yahoo.com Thank you. Furnshed: Yes Location: Park west Date Available: june 25th Cost: 500

Looking for female roommate (s) to share apartment in the beautiful complex of Playa de Oro Apartments, walking distance to Otis. For school year 2015-2016. Interested, please reach me, asap at my email: marchellaprgmail.com Hi everyone! I'm a past graduate of Otis and all my other roommates are current students. I'm looking for another girl to share my room with. We live at Park West, across the street from Otis. The rent is still being figured out for next year, but it should be about right around $480/mo. Internet's about $9/mo, and DWP is every other month, and should be less than $20. Email me for photos, but know that our apartment is being updated when we sign our new lease in August, so the counters, cabinets and floors are all going to be new. :) Furnished: Yes Contact Lizzie at lizanngustafson@aol.com

Private Bedroom and Bathroom available, $750/month -one private bedroom with bathroom in a single family house located in the quiet neighborhood of Westchester, 5 minutes drive from Otis. -shared kitchen -laundry room -plenty parking space and large backyard -split utilities -no smoking Looking for an organized female to move in with us. Contact Fan Fei for more information: (424) 236-1085 or email feifan0624@hotmail.com


Personal Item for Sale:

Vintage Mayline Solid Oak Drafting Table: 6 foot top with 2 drawers. Extra large 72" x 38" table top / sturdy oak table in good condition. This is a really large, solid table, perfect for an artist or illustrator. Table comes with the good karma of 40 years of drawing, sculpting and painting. Sanding will clean up the top for you to make your own history. Hinge and tilt assembly needs to be attached and the front drawer sticks a bit. The table includes the stabilizing bars, but I have also used it without the bars giving me a more open floor space under the table. Disassembly of the table for transport is simple. Cost: $200 - contact Trudy: talkingcatt@yahoo.com (posted 12/1/14)

Juki Sewing Machine: I am selling a gently used Juki industrial sewing machine. Model DDL 8300. I bought it from Craigslist 3 months ago, and haven't used it. I bought it for $500 at the time, as it was almost new. I am selling it for $350. Let me know if you are interested. I live in a second story with no elevator though, so moving it out will need at least two strong guys - just heads up. I also have an industrial steam iron if you are interested, which I am selling for $70. Please contact: jennifer-leon@sbcglobal.net