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  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • Exquisite Beauty is the first retrospective and publication to document the eye-dazzling ceramics created by Ralph Bacerra (1938–2008), a Los Angeles–based artist known for his innovative approach to surface embellishment. Curated by Jo Lauria, the exhibition features more than ninety of the artist’s finest pieces—dramatic, highly decorated vessels and sculptures that have never before been the focus of a major exhibition or publication.

  • Opening Reception for Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

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Tickets & Sponsorship

2014 Scholarship Benefit Sponsorship

This annual black-tie gala is one of the L.A.'s premier events, celebrating creativity and raising over $1 million for much-needed scholarship funds for Otis students.

The high-visibility event honors creative leaders who make a difference in art and design, and is attended by leaders in fashion, business, entertainment, philanthropy, and art.

The runway show features more than 70 professional models in 175+ designs created by students who are mentored by top names in the fashion and apparel industry.

The event receives global media coverage in leading print and online outlets.


Sponsorships

To get started, please select your preferred method of sponsorship:

$100,000
Diamond
Sponsor
($98,000 is tax deductible)
Two tables of 10. Front row center seating; Diamond double-page sponsor spread in tribute journal (11.5 w x 7 h inch trim size; ¾ inch gutter); name recognition in event related printed materials; verbal recognition from stage; photo opportunity with honorees and special VIPs; prominent listing in OMAG.
 
$50,000
Platinum
Sponsor

($49,000 is tax deductible)

Table of 10. Premium seating; Platinum full-page sponsor ad in tribute journal (4.5 w x 7 h inch trim size); name recognition in event related printed materials; verbal recognition from stage; photo opportunity with honorees and VIPs; prominent listing in OMAG.

 
$25,000
Gold
Sponsor
($24,000 is tax deductible)
Table of 10. Premier seating; Gold full-page sponsor ad in tribute journal (4.5 w x 7 h inch trim size); name recognition in event related printed materials; verbal recognition from stage; photo opportunity with VIPs; listing in OMAG.
 
15,000
Silver
Sponsor
($14,000 is tax deductible)
Table of 10. Preferred seating; Silver full-page sponsor ad in tribute journal (4.5 w x 7 h inch trim size); name recognition in event related printed materials; listing in OMAG.
 
10,000
Bronze
Sponsor
($9,000 is tax deductible)
Table of 10. Select seating; Bronze full-page sponsor ad in tribute journal (4.5 w x 7 h inch trim size); listing in OMAG.
 
7,500
Emerald
Sponsor
($6,500 is tax deductible)
Table of 10. Emerald full-page sponsor ad in tribute journal (4.5 w x 7 h inch trim size); listing in OMAG.

Individual Tickets

To purchase ticket/s, select the quantity below:


    

    

Tribute Journal

To purchase an ad in the tribute journal, click on your preferred ad size below.

$5,000 Ruby: Full Page (4.5 w x 7 h inch trim size)
$2,500 Sapphire: Half Page (4.5 w x 3.325 h inch trim size)
$1,500 Pearl: Quarter Page (2.125 w x 3.325 h inch trim size)
$500 Friends Listing

 


Tax Deductible Gift

I cannot attend but would like to make a tax-deductible gift to the Otis Scholarship Fund to help deserving students.


Offline Form

If you prefer to send in your gift via mail, please send the offline Pledge and Gift Form (PDF) and payment to the following address.

Otis College of Art and Design
Attn: Claudia Beinkinstadt Krumlauf
Institutional Advancement
1700 East Walnut Avenue, Ste. 650
El Segundo, CA 90245


For information about sponsorships and ads, contact

Claudia Beinkinstadt Krumlauf, Development and Special Events Manager at (310) 665-6858 or ckrumlauf@otis.edu or

Arleen Chikami, Foundation and Corporate Relations Manager, achikami@otis.edu, 310-665-6995