• 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. 


Otis Art Tour: Brazil 2014

Spotlight Category: College

Kathleen Melez, a pediatrician and lawyer, and Javi Diaz, a graphic design student from San Francisco, visited Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 18th through 25th, 2014 as part of Continuing Education Division’s Otis Art and Design Tours: Brazil 2014. Javi enrolled for Continuing Education Certificate credit, and produced a travel brochure as a graphic design project. Kathleen participated in the tour for non-credit.

After the tour, Javi posted this on Facebook: Brazil, you were very good to me. I will forever cherish all the adventures and experiences in this beautiful country!

Tour sites in Brasilia included: Paranoa Lake, Itamaraty Palace, Estudio MRGB architecture office, Mane Garrincha Stadium (a site of the 2014 World Cup), several Super Quadras, Three Powers Plaza, the National Congress and Brasilia’s Cathedral.

Tour sites in Rio included: Jorge Mario Jauregui contemporary architecture office, AECOM Rio (which is completing the 2016 Olympic Park in Barra de Tijuca), Sugar Loaf Mountain, Niteroi Contemporary Art Museum, Capanema Palace (Rio’s Ministry of Education and Health), Cinelandia Plaza, Museu de Arte Moderna, Aterro do Flamengo, Copacabana’s and Ipanema’s boardwalks, the Museum of Image and Sound in Copacabana (which was under construction), the Cantagalo Favela, Christ the Redeemer, the Rio Scenarium nightclub and the Maracanã stadium (site of the 2014 World Cup final), where the group watched a soccer game between São Paulo and Flamengo.

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