Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Art Prize Gala Celebrating Kelly Akashi
Saturday, June, 29, 2019
Cocktail Reception: 6:00 pm
Chef’s Dinner & Award Program: 7:00 pm
Private Residence, Ojai
Silent Auction of artworks and experiences
On Saturday, June 29 the 2019 Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Art Prize Gala will take place at a private residence in Ojai and will be an evening celebrating Kelly Akashi. The Art Prize Gala provides a critical financial support for efforts at the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation including the Ojai Institute.
Kelly Akashi’s works have a gravitational pull that focuses on her innovative use of material and interest in both exploring and exposing the artistic process. She is constantly challenging assumptions of use, while creating incredibly smart and awe inspiring artworks. Living and working in Los Angeles, Akashi is represented by Ghebaly Gallery, where her most recent and critically acclaimed solo exhibition took place. Akashi’s first museum solo exhibition took place in 2017 at SculptureCenter, New York, and she was featured in the 2016 Made in LA Biennial: a, the, though, only at the Hammer Museum. Other institutions that have exhibited her works in major exhibitions include Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon, and Jewish Museum, New York. Her works reside in the collections of the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, and Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, among others.
The prize consists of a $10,000 unrestricted cash grant, an artist residency in Ojai, and a solo exhibition at the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation. Kelly Akashi in Residence will be on view June 29 – Ongoing. The prize is awarded on an annual basis and the current focus is on supporting artists of merit living in Southern California with an interest in creating deeper engagement with the Ojai Valley community.
Nora & Bob Ackerley, Chris Bailey, Megan & Christine Bense, John Connelly, Veronica M. Fernandez, Jennie Prebor & Fred Fisher, Pam & Rob Frame, Lila Glasoe Francese & Dines Francese, François Ghebaly, Leslie Golden, Brooke Gregson, Corinne Bordeau & Andy Koski, Bruce Mason, Suzanne & Gilbert Mathews, Lisa Casoni & Heather Stobo, Danielle Rago, Laurie & Marc Recordon, Honora Shea, Wendy Wheeler Smith, Christine Steiner, Seyburn Zorthian. As of May 15.
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