After more than a month of painting and months of planning, artist and Otis professor, David Russell, completed his five-story “Welcome to Westchester” mural in early December. On December 18, the mural was officially dedicated at a ceremony in Westchester. Continue reading
The Westchester Rotary is hosting the Jim Bunch Memorial Arts Scholarships open to 8th graders who reside or attend school in the Westchester, Playa del Rey, Playa Vista, Del Rey or Marina del Rey areas.
The Rotary Club is looking for candidates talented in the fine or performing arts. Applications will be broken up into three different categories:
• Entries must be original work, created by the individual contestant.
• Art entries must fall into one of the following categories: painting, drawing, photography, ceramic, sculpture or cultural.
• Art entries may not exceed 50 inches in any one direction.
• Limited to one soloist.
• Style is limited to classic ballet, contemporary, jazz, hip-hop, tap or cultural.
• Performance should be 1.5 to 2 minutes in length.
• Contestant may bring pre-recorded accompaniment.
• Contestant may be a vocalist, instrumentalist or both.
• Musical performance should be 1.5 to 3 minutes in length.
• Contestants may be accompanied by piano or guitar or may bring pre-recorded accompaniment.
The deadline for applications is Friday, February 24. Candidates must be available to perform or display their artistic entry on the afternoon of March 26 at LA Arts Collective in Westchester. Scholarships in amounts up to $1,000 will be announced at the end of the event.
For more information on the competition or to obtain an application, please contact Cozette Vergari at email@example.com.
January 2017. Updated February 2, 2017.
In September, the Westchester 75th Anniversary Committee put out a call for student artists in the area to create drawings using the theme “Our Little Piece of Paradise: Celebrating 75 Years of Westchester.” The committee received more than 100 entries from students ranging from 5-16, which displayed their artistic talent while highlighting Westchester. Judges from the committee and Councilmember Mike Bonin loved all of the submissions and selected a grand prize and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winning drawings in the age groups of 5-9; 10-13; and 14-18. The winning drawings will be displayed in Councilmember Bonin’s Westchester office. Continue reading
4/08/16 Update: IN CASE OF RAIN
If the weather does not cooperate on Saturday, shuttles will take participants back to Otis’ Main campus on Lincoln Blvd. where kite workshops will still take place. Stay tuned on Otis’ Facebook and Twitter for day-of updates.
Thousands of art enthusiasts, families and students will flock to Santa Monica Beach on Saturday, April 9 for Otis College of Art and Design’s Fifth Annual Kite Festival, created by the college’s Creative Action Program. Continue reading
Westchester’s Otis College of Art and Design hopes that a proposed campus improvement plan will be a “game-changing opportunity” to help make the campus more competitive and appealing to prospective national and international students.
A new mural entitled, “You are Beautiful” was just completed in Westchester and is meant to celebrate and commemorate the people of the area. Continue reading
By Meg Linton
The artists and designers of the Class of 2014 at Otis College of Art and Design are presenting a two-day, public exhibition of their work on Saturday and Sunday, May 10 and 11.
Otis’ annual exhibition has a long and rich history and this year the program has changed from a weekday event to a weekend-long celebration of innovation and creativity.
For two days, the entire campus is being transformed into an art fair featuring the final projects of the year by the seniors receiving Bachelor of Arts degrees in a wide-range of majors including Continue reading