Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in 2015 by artists, family, and friends to celebrate the legacy of esteemed art patron and private art dealer Carolyn Glasoe Bailey. Currently based in Ojai, California, the organization is committed to supporting the arts and sciences, and educating the public about the importance of continuing support for the arts and sciences. Current initiatives include unrestricted cash grants for artists, funding for education initiatives, as well as The Ojai Institute, a residency program in Ojai, consisting of a series of exhibition projects, education and public programs, and a podcast conversation series available on iTunes and our website.

Executive Director:

Frederick Janka is Executive Director of the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation, and has over 15 years of experience as an administrator and curator in contemporary art museums and galleries in the United States and Mexico. Frederick received his Bachelor of Arts in Visual and Critical Studies from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago in 2004. He is currently a member of the Arts Advisory Committee for the City of Santa Barbara, and the Santa Barbara Advisory Board for KCRW. Prior to his current role at the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation, he was the Director of Development at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara and the Associate Director at SculptureCenter in New York. He has also worked for the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) and the NADA Art Fair in New York and Miami, and for contemporary art galleries John Connelly Presents in New York, and Nina Menocal in Mexico City, and as an independent curator.

Board of Directors:

  • Lila Glasoe Francese, President
  • Alan Polsky, Treasurer
  • Jon Smith, Secretary
  • Chris Bailey
  • Bruce Mason
  • Laura McCray

Artist Advisory Council:

  • Sharon Louden
  • Xaviera Simmons