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Brooklyn-based nonprofit SaveArtSpace has partnered with Otis College of Art and Design to present "100% LA" a celebration of art and design inspired by the city of Los Angeles.

Los Angeles is a city dedicated to sparking the imagination and it has inspired countless artists, designers, and creatives. We seek work that celebrates and reflects back the energy and vibrancy of Southern California.

Curated by Bruce W. Ferguson, president of Otis College of Art and Design, on the occasion of the Otis College Centennial.

We invite artists of all ages and talents to submit between July 17th and August 27, 2018. There is a $10 donation per image to participate, each donation is a tax deduction and goes to producing public art. The $10 donation is for administrative expenses and goes directly to SaveArtSpace. Each artist is encouraged to submit up to ten images. The selected artists will be exhibited on billboards starting the week of October 1 in Los Angeles. An opening reception will be held at the Otis College campus on Sunday, September 30.

All submissions will be featured on SaveArtSpace and Otis College social media pages with the permission of the artist. 

This public art exhibition is made possible by Otis College of Art and Design.

Curator Bio, Bruce W. Ferguson:

An accomplished author and curator of numerous nationally and internationally noted exhibitions, Bruce W. Ferguson became president of Otis College of Art and Design in May 2015. He was the founding director and first curator of the nationally acclaimed SITE Santa Fe in New Mexico. He has curated for such eminent institutions as the Barbican Art Gallery in London, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, and the Winnipeg and Vancouver art galleries in Canada. He has organized exhibitions within the international biennales of Sao Paulo, Sydney, Venice, and Istanbul. Mr. Ferguson’s extensive academic leadership experience includes roles as Dean of Columbia University’s School of the Arts, Founding Director of Arizona State University’s F.A.R. (Future Arts Research), and Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. In 2006, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Kansas City Art Institute. He continues to actively publish, maintain relations with colleagues worldwide and be involved on institutional boards i.e. the Bergen Assembly in Norway and SAHA, in Istanbul, Turkey.