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  • Communication Arts presents a lecture by type designer Raul Plancarte

  • Allison Peck 


    Tied Tides and Small Shifts 


    Opening: Thursday, April 17 from 7-10p
    Onview: April 14-19 from 10-6p
    Location: Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, 9045 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

  • Join us for the ultimate genre mash up as we drop the best hip hop and underground hiphop from all over as well as some of the freshest hard hitting electronic music out today. Presented by DJ Chewby (Pamela Torzan), DJ Snowden (Ryan Snowden) Daybid 1X (David Namkoong), and 90’s Kid (Danial Siddiqui) of the Otis Radio class.


  • Come enjoy the awesomeness of Soundtracks from Games, Movies and TV Shows with DJ Tea Time (Joshua Timmons), DJ SurgeMiester (Sergio Betancourt ) and DJ ForGrapeJelly (Steven Escarcega).


  • Fine Arts presents a lecture by painter Mary Weatherford. She received her BA from Princeton and MFA from Bard. Weatherford has shown at David Kordansky Gallery in L.A., LAxART in L.A., Brennan & Griffin in New York, and Debs & Co in New York.  In addition, her work is included in collections of MoMA, LACMA, Hammer Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, and OCMA.
    All are welcome
    Series organized by Photography Director Soo Kim
  • “Foregrounds” is a show exploring how we listen to sounds. It utilizes field recordings by blending songs and spoken word pieces with the soundscapes in which we listen to them – whether it be played along with Los Angeles traffic, the sound of a meal being prepared, or waves at the beach. Presented by DJ Derek (Corn), DJ Nasera (Alayon), DJ Max (Miles) of the Otis Radio class.


  • HOT & HE∆VY

    Apr 28| Special Event



Teaching Excellence Awards Recipients

Distinguished Educator Award

Eddy Award: Outstanding Teacher of the Year

Otis College and the LAX Coastal Area Chamber of Commerce annually honor one outstanding Otis faculty member each year. The Chamber presents the Eddy Award for Excellence in Education at its annual Teacher Recognition Dinner.

The Eddy Award/Distinguished Educator Award recipient receives $2,500, is featured in an article in OMAG, introduced at Commencement, and honored at the annual all faculty Convocation. 


2014 Distinguished Educator Award:

Dana Duff, Professor, Fine Arts and Graduate Public Practice

Dana Duff


2013 Distinguished Educator Award:

Harry Mott, Chair, Digital Media

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2012 Distinguished Educator Award:

Gary Geraths, Associate Professor, Foundation and Digital Media

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2011 Distinguished Educator Award:

Jill Higashi-Zeleznik, Assistant Chair, Fashion Design.

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2010 Distinguished Educator Award:

Scott Grieger, Professor, Fine Arts

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Faculty members listed below have also received the Eddy Award:
2009: Michael Schrier
2008: Christian Mounger
2007: Heather Joseph-Witham
2006: James Starrett
2005: Randall Lavender
2004: Joan Takayama-Ogawa
2003: Parme Giuntini
2002: Debra Ballard
2001: Ave Pildas
2000: Rosemary Brantley
1999: Robert L. Glover
1998: Katie Philips
1997: Scott Grieger and Kathryn Hagen


Excellence in Teaching Awards

Each year one Part-Time and one Full-Time facutly member each receive the Excellence in Teaching Award.  Both recipients receive $1,250, are featured in an article in OMAG, introduced at Commencement, and honored at the annual all faculty Convocation.


2014 Teaching Excellence Awards:

Jason Burton, Assistant Professor, Product Design and Foundation (Full-Time)

Jason Burton

William "Bill" Sneed, Lecturer, Digital Media (Part-Time)

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2013 Teaching Excellence Awards:

Bill Kelley, Lecturer, Graduate Public Practice (Part-Time)

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Renee Petropoulous, Associate Professor, Graduate Fine Arts (Full-Time)

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2012 Teaching Excellence Awards:

Mark Wyse, Senior Lecturer, Fine Arts (Part-Time)

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Meg Cranston, Chair, Fine Arts (Full-Time)

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2011 Teaching Excellence Awards:

Carol Branch, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Liberal Studies (Part Time).

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Erin Hauber, Assistant Professor, Communication Arts (Full Time).

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2010 Teaching Excellence Awards:

Anthony Young, Professor, Fashion Design (Full-Time)

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Robert Summers, Lecturer, Liberal Studies (Part-Time)

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