• 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. 

  • Looking at the recent works of Sebastian Stumpf one finds an interplay between performance and the recording of performance, between the execution of a physical act and the documentation of it by means of a camera. [He] operates in two distinct realms: in the empty spaces of contemporary art institutions and in urban settings with their preexisting orders. […] An inconspicuous architectural detail suddenly becomes the catalyst for a physical exploit…. The art gallery becomes a space for action.

  • Passionate Voices Expressed in Sound Bearing Plastic: An Evening with Collector Richard Shelton

  • Zackary Drucker is an independent artist, cultural producer, and trans woman who breaks down the way we think about gender, sexuality, and seeing. She has performed and exhibited her work internationally in museums, galleries, and film festivals including the Whitney Biennial 2014, MoMA PS1, Hammer Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, MCA San Diego, and SF MoMA, among others. Drucker is an Emmy-nominated Producer for the docu-series This Is Me, as well as a Producer on Golden Globe and Emmy-winning Transparent.


Past Scholarship Benefit Honorees

2015 Carlos Alberini, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Lucky Brand
2015 Gary Schoenfeld, President and CEO of PacSun 
2015 Trina Turk, Founder/Fashion Designer of Trina Turk
2014 Michael Egeck, President and CEO of Eddie Bauer
2014 Leon Max, Designer and founder of Max Studio
2014 Isabel and Ruben Toledo, Fashion Designers
2013 Kirk Nix – KNA

2013 Sally Perrin, Perrin Paris
2013 Otis Sustainability Alliance: Eddie Bauer, Disney, Nike, Patagonia, Quiksilver, and Todd Oldham
2012 Christopher Wicks -- English Laundry
2012 Rosemary Brantley and Elaine Goldsmith
2011 Bob Mackie
2011 Santa Monica Place
2010 Bijan Pakzad – The House of Bijan
2010 Tyrus Wong (’32) Alumnus, Artist, Illustrator
2009 Bob Hurley – Hurley International
2009 Sally Frame Kasaks – Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc.
2008 DreamWorks Animation – Ann Globe
2008 Warner Bros. – Brad Globe
2007 Macy’s – Paul Fitzpatrick and Jacque Hall
2006 Joseph Abboud
2006 Cirque du Soleil
2006 Roxy
2005 NIKE – Mindy Grossman and Peter Kolsky
2004 Lunada Bay Corp. – Susan Crank
2004 Warnaco Swimwear Group – Roger Williams
2003 The Walt Disney Company – Tim Kilpin
2002 Mattel – Matt Bousquette
2002 Ocean Pacific Corporation – Richard Baker
2002 Primedia – Linda Platzner
2001 Anne Cole
2001 Robert Graham
2001 Dennis Hopper
2000 4Kids Entertainment – Al Kahn
2000 BCBGMAXAZRIA – Max Azria
1999 Petco – Brian K. Devine
1999 Quiksilver – Bob McKnight
1998 Warner Bros. – Dan Romanelli
1998 Todd Oldham
1997 Bloomingdale’s – Michael Gould
1997 Nolan Miller
1996 Mattel/Barbie – Diana Troup
1996 Richard Tyler and Lisa Trafficante
1995 Nordstrom
1994 Rampage – Larry Hansel
1994 Cross Colors – Carl Jones and T.J. Walker
1994 Mossimo – Mossimo Giannuli
1993 Anne Cole
1992 Fred Hayman
1991 NIKE
1990 GUESS? – Georges Marciano
1989 Elois Jenssen
1988 Bob Mackie
1987 James Galanos
1986 Jean Louis
1985 Helen Rose

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