• 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 Mentors


Bob Mackie
Trina Turk
Zaid Affas
Lane Bryant
Morgane Le Faye
Mary Jo Bruno
Urban Outfitters
Isobella & Chloe
Quiksilver * DC * Roxy
Anne Cole


Amé Austin ('95) for Max Studio
Christina Kim for Dosa;
Rod Beattie ('86) for Bleu
Mattel Barbie
David Meister
Isabel and Ruben Toledo
Under Armour
Robert Tuggle ('87) for Eddie Bauer
Johnny Was
Todd Oldham
Western Costume


Mary Jo Bruno
EleVen by Venus Williams
Marie Mazelis for Halston with Humane Society
Bob Mackie
Claire Pettibone (‘89)
Heather Brown (‘04) for Urban Outfitters
Cynthia Vincent (‘88)
Betsy Heimann for Western Costume
Christopher Wicks


Michael Maccari of Armani Exchange
Bleu/Rod Beattie (’86)
Dominique Lemieux for Cirque du Soleil
David Meister
MaxStudio/Amé Austin Max (’95)
Liliana Casabal of Morgane Le Fay
Scott Williams (’90) for NIKE
Red Carter (’92)
Karen Stewart of Stewart + Brown
Todd Oldham


Bleu/Rod Beattie (‘86)
Bob Mackie
Cynthia Rowley
Hurley and NIKE
Juicy Couture
Kaufman Franco
Max Studio
Old Navy
Sean Jean


Michael Maccari for Armani Exchange
Patricia Marquis for Cosabella
John Cherpas for Hurley
Todd Oldham
Isabel and Ruben Toledo with Patagonia
Robin Piccone with JonMikel
Rodriguez for O’Neill
Lilly Pulitzer
Robert Rodriguez
Koi Suwannagate
Tadashi Shoji for Tadashi
Trina Turk with Lycra


Natalie Chanin for Alabama Chanin
Scott Sternberg of Band of Outsiders
Mark Badgley and James Mischka of Badgley Mischka
Monique Lhuillier
Liliana Casabal for Morgane Le Fay
Fawn Arthur for Ed Hardy Swimwear
Patricia Marquis for Cosabella
Todd Oldham
Rod Beattie for La Blanca
David Meister
Robert Comstock
Robin Piccone Swimwear
Todd Oldham
Rod Beattie for La Blanca


Johnson Hartig of Libertine
John Varvatos for Converse
Monique Lhuillier
Trina Turk
Leon Max
Ivy Ross for Disney Store
Abercrombie & Fitch
Rod Beattie for La Blanca
L. Koplin/J. Rodolfo for Tommy Bahama
Marcus Brown for Nordstrom
Roger Wyett/Todd Van Horne/Devon Burt for Nike
Melanie Owen for Roxy


Armani Exchange
Project Alabama
Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein
Behnaz Sarafpour
Bob Mackie
Red Carter
Rod Beattie for La Blanca
Julie Ann Silverman for Betsy Johnson
Christopher Enuke
Wanda Weller for Patagonia
Juicy Couture


Abercrombie & Fitch
Dominique Lemieux for Cirque Du Soleil
Isabel Toledo
Andrew Dibben for James Perse
John Varvatos
Rod Beattie for La Blanca
Lloyd Klein
Liliana Casabal for Morgane Le Fay
Nicole Miller
Barbara Sumner/Scott Williams for NIKE
Gareth Morris/Kathy Kalligas for PacSun
Doreen Brennan for Speedo-Axcelerate
Trina Turk
Summer Rapp for Volcom
Yeohlee Teng for Yeohlee


Banana Republic
Rebecca Virture for Becca Swimwear
Bob Mackie
David Cardona
David Meister
Eduardo Lucero
Jade Howe for Howe
John Varvatos
Rod Beattie for La Blanca
Michelle Mason
Sheri Bodell
North Face
Vera Wang


Cassidy Park for Mattel Barbie
Patricia Marquis for Cosabella
David Meister
Disney Consumer Prod (John Fiscella)
Tanya Sarne for Ghost
Henry Duarte
Isabel Toledo w/Victoria Vesna of UCLA
Rod Beattie for La Blanca
Michelle Mason
Rebecca Kaufman for Nike Goddess
Nat Norfleet for Ocean Pacific (OP)
Rozae Nichols
Sean John (Scott Langton)
Target (Michael Alexin)
Summer Rapp/Derrik Sabori, Volcom

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