• 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. 



The following links concern financial aid and finance outside of Otis.


( – FAFSA Guide. Scholarship Search. Student Loan Repayment Resouces.

FAFSA on-line

( – The initial step to getting federal aid is by filling out the form online.


( )– You and your parents will need a FSA ID in order to log into any of the goverment websites.

National Student Data Services (NSLDS)

( – government site about your individual federal loans.  Indicates exactly how much you have borrowed so far and with which lender.  You will need your pin to access your information.

Stafford Entrance

( – This is mandatory for your Stafford loan to be disbursed to the school.

Free Annual Credit Check

(  Get your free credit report yearly from this site from all three credit bureaus Experian, Equifax and Transunion.

Selective Service

( All males above the age of 18 must be registered with the selective service before aid is released to the student account.  Keep a copy of your registration since this is your only proof.

Federal Trade Commission

( Once you have your credit report and you want to know what to do, this site provides consumer information for everything from credit to scholarship scams.

California Student Aid Commission

( Students can look up not only the current information about the California State Grants but also income limits and aid eligibility.

Income Based Repayment Website

( A site with up-to-date information regarding repayment of Federal Student Loans and the Income Based Repayment program.  Information about Loan Forgiveness is also on the site.

Internal Revenue Services

( Students wishing to know more about tax benefits for going to school can look at the publication on Educational Benefits on the IRS site.  Students can also find the instructions and forms for the 1040EZ.

National Do Not Call Registry

( Keep your information private and do not be bothered by unsolicited calls.




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