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.

 

Leela Cyd - Learning the Wrong Way
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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

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

 

Exciting Summer Challenge Grant: Help us raise $50,000 before October 1st

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Exciting Summer Challenge Grant: Help us raise $50,000 before October 1st

We strongly believe in the important role of artists as cultural producers and integral elements of our society.  We are creating a platform for contemporary art and culture in the Ojai Valley that values artists as catalysts for lifelong learning, while highlighting the importance of the arts and sciences. Help us continue to provide support and opportunities for artists, as well as a place for engaging with the community, sharing ideas, and learning first hand from living artists of our time.

We are thrilled to announce that due to the generosity of our dear supporter Carl Stibolt and an Anonymous donor we have been offered the exciting challenge of matching their $25,000 through gifts of any amount from our community. We are also grateful to Corinne Bordeau & Andy Koski for their lead gift of $2,000.

Give today and double your impact!

Funds raised will support our fall and winter programs. Highlights include our podcast conversation and workshop series on Learning the Wrong Way with Kelly Akashi, Leela Cyd, and Yassi Mazandi and the Ojai Valley Student Artist Exhibition Program and Workshop. Funds will also support our fall Artist in Residence Yassi Mazandi and a tour de force exhibition and site-specific installation, all of which will take us into the New Year.

Thank you so much in advance for your support! 

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

 

Sometimes they reflect our world back at us, and the best of them do it with uncanny precision. Others imagine what we thought impossible and wait while everyone catches up. In my dream world, artists would be part of every aspect of our lives. 

Hrag Vartanian
Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder, Hyperallergic
this quote is excerpted from the foreword to
The Artist as Cultural Producer, edited by Sharon Louden

Yassi Mazandi in Residence: November 3, 2018 – February 3, 2019

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Yassi Mazandi in Residence
November 3, 2018 – February 3, 2019

Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation is pleased to announce a new exhibition project with Yassi Mazandi, our next Artist in Residence. One of the highlights of our fall program, Yassi Mazandi in Residence is curated by Frederick Janka, Executive Director, and will feature a selection of recent ceramic sculptures by the Iranian born and Los Angeles based artist. A new collection of works on paper will also be created on site as part of her residency and in partnership with the Turtle Conservancy. This will be the artist’s first institutional solo exhibition on the West Coast and promises to be a tour de force.

Important dates are listed below:

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 3, 2018, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Conversation with the Artist and Frederick Janka, Executive Director. Free and Open to the Public. Followed by a hosted reception

Artist Dinner: Saturday, November 3, 2018, 8:00 pm
Ticketed dinner celebrating the artist, $100 per person.

Workshop: Sunday, November 4, 2018, 11:00 am
Ceramics Workshop with Yassi Mazandi at Firestick Pottery, $250 per person, includes a light lunch.

The innovative strategies in Yassi’s studio practice have also inspired our programatic theme this fall of Learning the Wrong Way. As an artist that is constantly experimenting and challenging conventional approaches to learning, Yassi actively pushes the boundaries of how an artist should use material. For example, 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. Both examples of her technique will be featured in her exhibition.

We are grateful to the following for their support of Yassi Mazandi in Residence:

Lila & Dines Francese, Laurie & Marc Recordon, Yasmine & Sam Zodeh, Terry Zucker, and Absolute Framers

and our Residency partner: Turtle Conservancy

SOLD OUT

Contact:

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

Image: (detail) Yassi Mazandi in her Studio Los Angeles by Tim Hailand

Happy 49th Birthday Carolyn!

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Today, June 26, 2018, we celebrate what would have been Carolyn’s 49th Birthday. Her art foundation lives on helping artists and education programs in her name. Please consider donating $49 today in honor of her memory and ongoing spirit.

Brian Calvin in Residence: May 26 – June 24, 2018

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Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation presents Brian Calvin in Residence

May 26 – June 24, 2018

Artwork Checklist

Easement
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 35 inches

Continuance
Acrylic on linen
24 x 18 inches

Three
Acrylic and pastel on panel
8 x 10 inches

Brian Calvin is a painter who lives and works in Ojai, California. He received his MFA from the School of The Art Institute of Chicago, and has been included in numerous exhibitions at galleries and institutions worldwide. Recent solo institutional exhibitions include Così fan tutte for the Gallery Met at the Met Opera in New York (2018); End of Messages at Le Consortium, Dijon, France, and Mu.ZEE, Osten, Belgium (2015). He was featured in the seminal 2002 painting exhibition Dear Painter, paint me, curated by Alison Gingeras, at Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France, and Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. His work has also been included in exhibitions at MOCA The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle; MCA San Diego, San Diego; Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway; PLATEAU, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea; CAPC Museé d’art Contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France, and Tate St Ives, St Ives, among many others.

For more information please contact:
Frederick Janka, fjanka@cgbfoundation.org or 805.633.9188.

Image: Installation view at Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation. Brian Calvin, Easement, 2018. Acrylic on canvas. Courtesy the Artist and Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation.

Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Art Prize 2018: Ry Rocklen

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Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation is pleased to announce the 2018 Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Art Prize winner, Ry Rocklen. The prize consists of a $10,000 unrestricted grant, a residency and an exhibition project, both in Ojai, California. The artist’s exhibition project, titled Pixievision, will be on view July 1 – September 4, 2018.

Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Art Prize Gala will take place on Saturday, June 30 at a private residence in Ojai. Tickets are available starting at $150 and will include a cocktail reception, chef’s dinner, and award ceremony. Tickets may be purchased online here or by contacting Frederick Janka, Executive Director at fjanka@cgbfoundation.org, or 805.633.9188. Proceeds benefit Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation’s residency & education programs.

Ry Rocklen lives and works in Los Angeles, where he was born in 1978. He has been the subject of solo exhibitions at galleries and institutions both stateside and abroad. His work is included in the collections of the Hammer Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He was featured in the 2012 iteration of Made in L.A., the Biennial exhibition at the Hammer Museum, the 2008 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and most recently featured in The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin at the Jewish Museum in New York, and L’Institut d’esthétique Dans le cadre de La Manutention at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.