Creative Community Thomas Fire Recovery Exhibition: May 17 – June 22, 2019

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Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation is pleased to announce our support of the Creative Community Thomas Fire Recovery Grant, and the efforts of The Ventura County Arts Council and CreativityWorks to provide financial assistance to Ventura County working artists who sustained economic losses due to the Thomas Fire and the January 9th Debris Flow. The purpose of this grant program is to help artists invest in their working lives and creative practices in order to sustain their ability to stay in Ventura County.

Our intent with this exhibition is to match the initial funds of $41,290 provided to The Ventura County Arts Council by the National Endowment for the Arts and the California Arts Council, in order to increase the size and impact of the grants. This will be achieved in part by exhibiting art works with the support of Porch Gallery Ojai, at the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation and make them available via a silent auction. The grant will be administered through the Ventura County Arts Council, with funds raised in Ojai earmarked for Ojai based artists who apply.

The Creative Community Thomas Fire Recovery Exhibition will take place at the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation from May 17 – June 22, with an Opening Reception & Community Potluck on Friday, May 17, from 5:00 – 8:00 pm as part of the Ojai Village Merchant Group’s Third Friday Program. This event is free and open to the public.

In addition to the exhibition of artworks for the silent auction, two High School Seniors from Besant Hill School have elected to help produce the exhibition as part of their two week capstone final projects. Jamie Chen will be painting a series of 16 paintings of the Ojai landscape based on photographs given to her by members of the community, these paintings will then be given back to the person who provided the photograph. In her own words:

“I am wanting to embrace the idea of sharing spiritual connections between us and our lovely land, Ojai. My intention is to give back to this beautiful environment from exchanging some of your personal stories and connections with Ojai. As a student and artist, I always find our environment very inspirational, I hope by painting your stories I can present to the community a more complete and connected love to our land. Please submit your photos and stories of Ojai to pchen@besanthill.org, I will be painting the first 24 submissions.”

Shay Beckson will be designing and self-publishing an artist’s zine about her experiences after the fire and debris flow, which will also include works from the exhibition, along with a centerfold dedicated to her classmate Jamie’s painting project.

Public programming during the run of the show will feature art therapy activities lead by artist Edith Moses, a trained art therapist, a community round table discussion about the role of the artist in our community, as well as an additional Third Friday Community Potluck on Friday, June 21st, which will also serve as the closing reception. Additional details to be announced shortly. 

The Creative Community Thomas Fire Recovery Grant is made possible by the California Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. To learn about how state and federal arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.ca.gov and www.arts.gov.

About Ventura County Arts Council & CreativityWorks:
We advocate for the arts and for increased arts instruction in schools. We foster community development through the arts, serving county artists, arts organizations, and the public through partnerships with arts supporters, businesses, foundations, and community leaders. We embrace diversity and strive to reach low income and minority communities with programs designed to offer equal access to the arts.

CreativityWorks works to strengthen Ventura County’s creative community and channel its potential as a catalyzer of economic and community success. Led by Tracy Hudak, CreativityWorks builds networks, conducts advocacy and provides strategic support to artists, cultural organizations and creative businesses.

Image: (detail) Anthony Jakobs, Untitled, 2017, Courtesy the artist

Tickets on Sale! Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Art Prize Gala Saturday June 29, 2018

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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 – September 23, 2019. 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.

Host Committee:

Nora & Bob Ackerley, Chris Bailey, Megan & Christine Bense, Corinne Bordeau & Andy Koski, John Connelly, Veronica M. Fernandez, Pam & Rob Frame, Lila Glasoe Francese & Dines Francese, François Ghebaly, Leslie Golden, Brooke Gregson, Bruce Mason, Suzanne & Gilbert Mathews, Lisa Casoni & Heather Stobo, Jennie Prebor & Fred Fisher, Laurie & Mark Recordon, Christine Steiner, Wendy Wheeler Smith, Seyburn Zorthian. As of May 15.

Sponsors:

Ameriprise Financial, Beato Chocolates, Buttonwood Winery, Found 203, Lorraine Lim Catering OHI Home, Porch Gallery Ojai

Ticket Levels Below. $50 per person per ticket is not tax deductible.

To purchase tickets by email or phone please contact:
Frederick Janka, Executive Director
fjanka@cgbfoundation.org or 805.633.9188

Quantity:Ticket Type:Amount:Description:
Underwriter Table for ten guests2500.00 USDincludes the benefits of the VIP Sponsor Ticket plus a “Founders Level” Ojai Institute membership for one year
Underwriter Ticket (s) for two guests1000.00 USDincludes the benefits of the VIP Sponsor Ticket plus a “Founders Level” Ojai Institute membership for one year
VIP Sponsor Ticket (s) for two guests500.00 USDincludes the benefits of the Patron Ticket plus invitations to VIP Reception on June 28 and Artists’ Brunch on June 30
VIP Sponsor Ticket (s) per guest250.00 USDincludes the benefits of the Patron Ticket plus invitations to VIP Reception on June 28 and Artists’ Brunch on June 30
Patron Ticket (s) per guest150.00 USDincludes cocktail reception, chef’s dinner & award program
Underwrite an Artist Ticket150.00 USDI would like to underwrite ticket (s) for special artist guests
Your confirmation will be emailed after payment is complete

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Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Art Prize 2019: Kelly Akashi

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Announcing the 2019 Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Art Prize

Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2019 Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Art Prize is Los Angeles based artist Kelly Akashi. 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. Previous prize recipients include Ry Rocklen (2018) and Rob Fischer (2017). 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.

Akashi will be honored at the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Art Prize Gala on Saturday June 29, 2019 in Ojai, and the exhibition Kelly Akashi in Residence will be on view from June 29 – September 23, 2019. Click for more information about the Art Prize Gala and tables and tickets.

Akashi has exhibited nationally and internationally and was recently featured in the 2016 exhibition Made in LA Biennial at the Hammer Museum. Her most recent solo institutional exhibition Long Exposure at SculptureCenter in New York in 2017 was curated by Ruba Katrib. An excerpt from Katrib’s essay Kelly Akashi – In the middle: “Her works revel in micro interactions, spinning out through the various details and associations she can actualize within a tangible form. Akashi slows down and speeds up the processes of turning a material or an effect into a thing, creating a growing lexicon of inherent and internal material qualities.”

Frederick Janka, Executive Director, Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation, and curator of Kelly Akashi in Residence is currently working with the artist to develop her exhibition through multiple site visits to Ojai to meet creatives and makers that will inform the exhibition. Janka says: “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.”

Listen to the our Podcast here: Episode: Kelly Akashi in Conversation with Frederick Janka, Executive Director

About Kelly Akashi:
Kelly Akashi (born in 1983, Los Angeles) lives and works in Los Angeles. Upcoming and recent solo exhibitions include Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles (2019); Long Exposure, SculptureCenter, New York (2017); Being as a Thing, Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles (2016); &, Tomorrow Gallery, New York (2015); and SSOftllY, Michael Jon Gallery, Miami (2015). Selected group exhibitions include Tissue of Memory, Simon Lee Gallery, New York (2018), Pine Barrens, Tanya Bonakdar, New York (2018); Dreamers Awake, White Cube, London (2017); Lyric on a Battlefield, Gladstone Gallery, New York (2017); LA: A Fiction, Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon, Lyon (2017); Take Me (I’m Yours), Jewish Museum, New York (2016); Streams of Warm Impermanence, David Roberts Art Foundation, London (2016); and Made in LA: a, the, though, only, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2016). Her works reside in the collections of the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; CC Foundation, Shanghai; M Woods, Beijing; and Sifang Museum, Nanjing.

Recent Press About Kelly Akashi:

ArtNEWS

Kelly Akashi Wins Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Art Prize
Kelly Akashi at François Ghebaly, Los Angeles

Art Daily

Kelly Akashi is now represented by Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

Art in America

Reviews: Kelly Akashi at Francois Ghebaly

V Magazine

The New Vision: Kelly Akashi

Marc Swanson & Joe Mama-Nitzberg in Residence: February 23 – April 27, 2019

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Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation is pleased to present the Ojai Institute’s inaugural Artist Residency with Marc Swanson and Joe Mama-Nitzberg, a two person exhibition project. The exhibition opens to the public on Saturday, February 23, with a conversation with the artists at 5:00 pm immediately followed by a reception. This event is free and open to the public. The exhibition will be on view through April 27, 2019.

Marc Swanson received his MFA from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, in 2004. He has been on the board of Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture since 2011. He attended Skowhegan in 2000, and was faculty at Skowhegan in 2014. He is a contemporary American artist whose hand-made work brings together formal preoccupations and references to personal history and identity conflict. He works in a variety of media, including sculpture, drawing, video, photography, and complex installations. His work has been exhibited widely including The Whitney Museum of American Art, MOMA PS1, New Museum, CAMH Houston, Walker Art Center, ICA Boston, Tensta Konsthall and others. He is the recipient of a Pollock Krasner grant and will have a solo exhibition at MASS MOCA in 2021.

Joe Mama-Nitzberg lives and works in Catskill, New York. He received his MFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. He works in various forms and media including photography, video and collage. His work has been featured in exhibitions at Grant Wahlquist Gallery, Gallerie Catherine Bastide, Regina Rex, David Zwirner, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, the Seattle Museum of Art, the Salzburger Kunstverein, the Renaissance Society, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (Denmark), and White Columns, among others. Mr. Mama-Nitzberg is a frequent contributor to Frog Magazine. His work is in the collection of the Walker Art Center and he is a recent recipient of an Art Matters Grant.

The Ojai Institute is an initiative of the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation, and a new platform for engagement and learning that celebrates the unique vision of artists. At the heart of the Ojai Institute is an Artist in Residence program based in Ojai. The Ojai Institute also includes a student education program, an exhibition program, and an artist conversation series podcast. The Ojai Institute is committed to artists, and to free thought and dialog. All programs will be free and open to the public.

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 a residency program in Ojai, consisting of a series of exhibition projects, public programs, and a podcast conversation series available on iTunes.

Surreal By Nature at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara December 6, 2018 – May 5, 2019

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Artists included:
Kelly Akashi, Matthew Barney, Petra Cortright, Rob Fischer, Penelope Gottlieb, Cole M James, Miranda Lichtenstein, Yassi Mazandi, David Rathman, Monica Reede, Ry Rocklen, Peter Rostovsky, Melanie Schiff, Lisa Schulte, Alec Soth, Kevin Sudeith, Marc Swanson, Charlotta Westergren.

Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation is pleased to announce an exciting new exhibition partnership with the Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara. Surreal By Nature opens to the public Thursday, December 6, 2018, and features artworks from the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Study Collection augmented with a special selection of additional works. The exhibition is curated by Frederick Janka, Executive Director, and John Connelly, principal of JC Connelly, Inc and will be on view through May 5, 2019.

The exhibition is a hybrid model of public-private partnership between the Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation, with the support of JC Connelly, Inc, and features artworks that focus on elements of nature (or nature-like elements) that appear abstracted, unearthly or transformed by the artists’ interaction and/or encounter with them. Of the Surreal By Nature exhibition, Daniel Alvarado, Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara’s General Manager, says, “Our hotel is excited to be partnering with the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation to share unexpected art encounters with both locals and guests in the unique space of our hotel and to create a connection to our community that extends beyond our front door.”

About Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Study Collection:
The core of the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation is a collection of sculpture, painting, photography, works on paper and editions inherited from the private collection of Carolyn Glasoe Bailey. Works included represent many of the artists she championed throughout her career as well as gifts by artists and supporters of the foundation in order to augment the collection in representative ways. The Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Study Collection is intended to be available for public exhibition with works loaned to art, education, and health focused institutions throughout the Tri-County region.

About Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara:
Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara blends historic splendor with sophisticated design to offer artful lodging in the Funk Zone. As Santa Barbara’s closest hotel to the Amtrak station, with complimentary bike rentals and nearby bike and foot paths to downtown, the beach, and Stearns Wharf, this hotel is the perfect car-free lodging choice. Contemporary art graces this 41-room boutique hotel which features pet-friendly, micro guestrooms with room service available from the award-winning Santo Mezcal restaurant, free WIFI, modern appointments, and some rooms with private, outdoor gardens. Facilities include an art library, open-air lounges, business center, fitness room, and boardroom.

Leela Cyd: Conversation, Dinner – To Be Rescheduled!

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Dear Friends,

In light of active wildfires and the numerous road and highway closures, we have decided to cancel our events this weekend with Leela Cyd. We will announce new dates shortly.

We are so incredibly grateful to the heroic first responders and tireless firefighters at the front lines. Our hearts are with those who have been impacted with loss, displacement, and trauma due to these recent events.

We strongly believe in the healing power of art and invite you to spend some quiet reflective time with us today. We will be here until 5:00 pm.

Hoping you and yours are safe and sound.

Frederick Janka, Executive Director

 

Learning the Wrong Way: Leela Cyd

Artist Conversation: Saturday, November 10, 5:00 pm
Free and open to the public, and reception

Dinner with the Artist: Saturday, November 10, 7:00 pm
$100 per person

Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation is pleased to present a series of conversations and workshops exploring the theme of experimentation and challenging conventional approaches to learning. Each of these artists are actively pushing the boundaries of how an artist “should” use material, experimenting with self-defined modes of working, and creating innovative new art forms. Artists featured: Kelly Akashi, Yassi Mazandi, and Leela Cyd.

Join us for a conversation with critically acclaimed artist Leela Cyd and Frederick Janka, Executive Director, on Saturday, November 10, for the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation fall podcast series Learning the Wrong Way. The conversation is free and open to the public. Leela Cyd is a critically acclaimed food, lifestyle, and travel photographer based in Santa Barbara. She’s authored and photographed her own bestselling books, Food With Friends: The Art of Small Gatherings, Tasting Hygge, Cooking Up Trouble and Styling for Instagram. An early adopter of social media she has become a leading tastemaker and storyteller whose work is rooted in a love of natural, imperfect, and everyday beauty.

Immediately following the conversation, ticketed guests will join the artist for an intimate chef’s dinner.

 

Quantity:Name:Price:Description:
Dinner Ticket100.00 USDImmediately following the conversation, ticketed guests will join the artist for an intimate chef’s dinner.
Your eTicket will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.

 

To RSVP or register please download the registration form, or contact:
Frederick Janka, Executive Director
fjanka@cgbfoundation.org, 805.633.9188

Yassi Mazandi: Conversation, Dinner, Workshop

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Learning The Wrong Way: Yassi Mazandi

Artist Conversation: Saturday, November 3, 5:00 pm
Free and open to the public, and reception Click to listen to the conversation!

Dinner with the Artist: Saturday, November 3, 7:00 pm
$100 per person

Ceramics Workshop: Sunday, November 4, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
$250 per person, includes a light lunch

Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation is pleased to present a series of conversations and workshops exploring the theme of experimentation and challenging conventional approaches to learning. Each of these artists are actively pushing the boundaries of how an artist “should” use material, experimenting with self-defined modes of working, and creating innovative new art forms. Artists featured: Kelly Akashi, Yassi Mazandi, and Leela Cyd.

Join us for a conversation with critically acclaimed artist Yassi Mazandi and Frederick Janka, Executive Director, on Saturday, November 3, for the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation fall podcast series Learning the Wrong Way. The conversation is free and open to the public.

The innovative strategies in Los Angeles based Yassi Mazandi’s studio practice have also inspired our programatic theme this fall of Learning the Wrong Way. Experimenting with self-defined modes of working with ceramics have led the artist to use paper porcelain to make amorphous and bulbous wheel-thrown pods. She has also developed an intuitive technique of hand carving clay over many weeks to produce intricate and otherworldly forms.

Immediately following the conversation, ticketed guests will join the artist for an intimate chef’s dinner.

On Sunday, November 4, Yassi Mazandi will lead participants in a hands on ceramics workshop at Firestick Pottery. Participants will learn how to make their own paper porcelain vessels on the wheel for those with experience and by hand for beginners.

Reduced participation fees and scholarships are available to youth, current students, as well as professional artists based in Ojai.

Special thanks to our partners at Firestick Pottery.

SOLD OUT

Contact:
Frederick Janka, Executive Director
fjanka@cgbfoundation.org, 805.633.9188

Kelly Akashi: Conversation, Dinner, Workshop

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Learning The Wrong Way: Kelly Akashi

Artist Conversation: Saturday, September 22, 5:00 pm
Free and open to the public, and reception

Dinner with the Artist: Saturday, September 22, 7:00 pm
$100 per person

Candle Workshop: Sunday, September 23, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
$250 per person, includes a light lunch

Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation is pleased to present a series of conversations and workshops exploring the theme of experimentation and challenging conventional approaches to learning. Each of these artists are actively pushing the boundaries of how an artist “should” use material, experimenting with self-defined modes of working, and creating innovative new art forms. Artists featured: Kelly Akashi, Yassi Mazandi, and Leela Cyd.

Join us for a conversation with critically acclaimed artist Kelly Akashi and Frederick Janka, Executive Director, on Saturday, September 22, for the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation fall podcast series Learning the Wrong Way. The conversation is free and open to the public. Los Angeles based Kelly Akashi has become known for critically acclaimed installations in the 2016 Made in L.A. Biennial at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, and her widely celebrated 2017 solo exhibition Long Exposure at SculptureCenter in New York. Akashi frequently incorporates handmade candles, often formed while wrapped on her own arms, in her dynamic installations. Seamlessly moving between, and overlapping, wax, bronze, glass, photography and film, Akashi celebrates energetic and alchemical transformations of material. Join us for a unique opportunity to meet the artist and learn first hand how to make your own inspired candle art.

Immediately following the conversation, ticketed guests will join the artist for an intimate chef’s dinner.

On Sunday, September 23, Kelly Akashi will lead an introductory candle making workshops at Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation. Participants will leave with handmade candles of their own design.

Reduced participation fees and scholarships are available to youth, current students, as well as professional artists based in Ojai. 

To RSVP or register please download the registration form, or contact:
Frederick Janka, Executive Director
fjanka@cgbfoundation.org, 805.633.9188

Annual Ojai Student Art Exhibition: October, 6 – 28, 2018

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Annual Ojai Student Art Exhibition
Exhibition Dates: Saturday, October 6 – Sunday, October 28, 2018

The goal of this free program is to educate student artists in the process of exhibiting their artwork as a professional artist. This program is open to all students living in the Ojai Valley in grades 9 – 12 or similar age group.

Each student artist receives coaching lead by Frederick Janka, Executive Director, on how to present artworks as a cohesive presentation of their own artwork. They will learn write an artist’s statement, help promote their exhibition, attend the opening reception, and be prepared to discuss their work.

In addition, each exhibiting student artist will receive a $100 grant for art supplies, and participate in an optional day trip to Los Angeles with a family member to receive a special tour of the Marciano Art Foundation.

This program is supported by part by the Haskell Fund, and Keri Starbuck.

2018 Guest Juror:
Jamie Manné, Deputy Director, Marciano Art Foundation

IMPORTANT DATES:
Exhibition Dates: Saturday, October 6 – Sunday, October 28, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 6, 3 pm – 5 pm
Closing Reception: Sunday, October 28, 3 pm – 5 pm

For more information please contact:

Frederick Janka, Executive Director
805.633.9188, or fjanka@cgbfoundation.org