Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Art Prize Gala 2022

(left) Sarah Rosalena (right) Aaron Spangler

Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Art Prize Gala
Celebrating Sarah Rosalena & Aaron Spangler

Saturday, May 21, 2022
Ojai, California
Reception: 2:00 pm | Al Fresco Luncheon & Award Program: 3:00 pm

Proceeds benefit Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation artist and free art programs

Art Prize Gala Weekend Starts Friday, May 20, 2022 with the opening reception for Fragile/Fiber a fundraising exhibition, and the Artists’ Dinner

All ticket and table levels include reception, luncheon & award program

Quantity:Ticket Type:Amount:Description:
Lead Underwriter table for 10 guests5000.00 USDFour tickets to the Artists’ Dinner on Friday May 20 (value of goods: $700, not tax-deductible)
Underwriter Table for 8 guests2500.00 USDTwo tickets to the Artists’ Dinner on Friday May 20 (value of goods: $500, not tax-deductible)
Underwriter Ticket (s) for 2 guests1000.00 USD(value of goods: $100, not tax deductible)
VIP Sponsor Ticket(s) for 2 guests500.00 USD(value of goods: $100, not tax deductible)
VIP Sponsor Ticket(s) per guest250.00 USD(value of goods: $100, not tax deductible)
Patron Ticket (s) per guest175.00 USD(value of goods: $50, not tax-deductible)
Underwrite an Artist Ticket175.00 USDI would like to underwrite ticket (s) for special artist guests
Artists' Dinner175.00 USDFriday May 20 Artists' Dinner Ticket (s) - (value of goods: $50, not tax-deductible)
Your confirmation will be emailed after payment is complete

Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Art Prizes 2022

(left) Sarah Rosalena (right) Aaron Spangler

The Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 awards. The Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Art Prize will be awarded to Sarah Rosalena. The Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Minnesota Art Prize will be awarded to Aaron Spangler. Both prizes include exhibition projects at the Ojai Institute in Ojai, the artist centric initiative of the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation. Spangler is a critical partner, and source of inspiration, as the foundation embarks on a new residency exchange partnership with the Nemeth Art Center based in Park Rapids, Minnesota. 

The Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Art Prize consists of an unrestricted gift of $10,000. Previous prize recipients include Porfirio Gutiérrez (2021), Tanya Aguiñiga (2020), Kelly Akashi (2019), Ry Rocklen (2018), and Rob Fischer (2017). The prize is awarded on an annual basis and the current focus is on supporting artists living in Southern California.

The Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Minnesota Art Prize consists of an unrestricted gift of $5,000. Previous prize recipients include Jovan C. Speller (2021), and Dyani White Hawk (2020). The prize is awarded on an annual basis and the current focus is on supporting artists living in Minnesota.

Tables and tickets are now available! Purchase your table or ticket online here or by contacting Frederick Janka, Executive Director, fjanka@cgbfoundation.org or 646.334.1006.

Artist Biographies:

Sarah Rosalena (Wixárika, b. 1982, Los Angeles) is Assistant Professor of Art at UC Santa Barbara in Computational Craft and Haptic Media. Her work deconstructs technology with material interventions, creating new narratives for hybrid objects that function between human/nonhuman, ancient/future, handmade/autonomous to override power structures rooted in colonialism. She was recently given Creative Capital, the LACMA Art + Tech Lab Grant, the Steve Wilson Award from Leonardo, the International Society for Art, Sciences, and Technology, and the Craft Futures Grant from Center for Craft. Her research focuses on Indigenous scholarship and mentorship in STEAM. She has presented her work and research at places such as LACMA, Blum & Poe Gallery, Frieze LA, New Wight Gallery, and Ars Electronica. Upcoming solo exhibitions include LACMA/Mount Wilson Observatory and Clockshop. Her work is in the permanent collection at LACMA.

Aaron Spangler (b. 1971, Minneapolis) is a sculptor and printmaker best known for his monumental, monochromatic carved wooden sculptures and for resuscitating and contemporizing the traditional art of bas relief. His themes emerge from his roots in a heavily forested area of northern Minnesota, and began in darkly calamitous, intricately carved wood bas relief. Painted black with gesso and rubbed with graphite, the surfaces appear to be machined, the surrealistic scenes–of twisted tree roots, limbs, and extinct hand tools–illustrating, or presaging, various breakdowns of rural society. Since moving back home to his house and studio in the Two Inlets Forest in Minnesota in 2009, his work has grown in a more smoothly abstracted, heavily patterned, and intimate direction. In bas relief, freestanding sculpture, and woodblock and hand-rubbed prints, he continues to explore and provoke the ineffable truths and mythologies of the rural ethos. 

Since 1998 Spangler’s work has been the subject of many national and international exhibitions, including solo shows in galleries in New York and Berlin. In recent years he’s been included in group shows such as “Working Thought,” The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; Takashi Murakami’s “Superflat Collection,” Yokohama, Japan; the two-person “American Gothic” at Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (with Alison Elizabeth Taylor), Winston-Salem, N.C.; “Spectacular of Vernacular” (2011–12), Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; “Heartland” (2008–10), Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, the Netherlands; and the Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago. His work belongs to many public and private collections, including The Whitney Museum of American Art, the Hammer Museum, and the Rubell Family Collection, among others.  He has received grants from the Joan Mitchell Foundation (2014), McKnight Foundation (2009), Minnesota State Arts Board (1998), and Jerome Foundation (1997). In 2017, Spangler’s first large-scale bronze, Bog Walker, was commissioned by Walker Art Center for the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.

Spangler lives with his wife, writer Amy Thielen, and their son, just outside their hometown of Park Rapids, Minnesota. In a volunteer capacity, Spangler advises and curates exhibitions for the Nemeth Art Center, a contemporary art center housed in the historic Hubbard County courthouse.

In Conversation: Jovan C. Speller and Dyani White Hawk, Friday, February 25, 2022

In Conversation: Jovan C. Speller and Dyani White Hawk
Friday, February 25, 2022, 5:00pm PST

On the occasion of our current exhibition Jovan C. Speller: Sounds for Survival for the Ojai Institute, this virtual event, In Conversation, will feature Jovan C. Speller and Dyani White Hawk. Jovan is the 2021 Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Minnesota Art Prize recipient, and Dyani received the prize in 2020.

Click here to register

This event will take place on zoom, will have live closed captions, and will be recorded.

 

Photography Expanded: Jovan C. Speller, Kelly Akashi, Janna Ireland, and Cole M. James, Friday, February 11, 2022

Photography Expanded
Friday, February 11, 2022, 5:00pm PST

On the occasion of our current exhibition Jovan C. Speller: Sounds for Survival for the Ojai Institute, this virtual event, Photography Expanded, will feature a conversation with Jovan C. Speller, Kelly Akashi, Janna Ireland, and Cole M. James. Each of these artists have a significant foundation in photography and push and pull at it through their various practices. Each having also previously or currently exhibiting for the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation’s Ojai Institute initiative.

Click here to register

This event will take place on zoom, will have live closed captions, and will be recorded.

Jovan C Speller: Sounds For Survival, November 20, 2021 – February 26, 2022

Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation is pleased to present Sounds For Survival, a solo exhibition project by Jovan C. Speller for the Ojai Institute. The exhibition will be on view November 20, 2021 – February 26, 2022. Speller is the recipient of the 2021 Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Minnesota Art Prize.

There will be a public reception to celebrate the opening on Saturday, November 20, 2021, from 5-7 pm.

248 South Montgomery Street, Ojai

Jovan C. Speller is a multidisciplinary artist based in Northern Minnesota. Her work – visual, textual and performative – interprets historic narratives through contemporary discourse. Her research based practice is centered around elevating, complicating and inventing stories that explore ancestry, identity, and spatial memory – making the intangible tangible and the invisible visible.

Immersive Cultural Experience: Porfirio Gutiérrez Studio

Immersive Cultural Experience: Porfirio Gutiérrez Studio 

December 11

– 2 hour experience Cost: $250 per person, space is limited to 10 participants.

Satisfy your wanderlust and immerse yourself in a unique cultural experience at the studio of Porfirio Gutiérrez, recipient of the 2021 Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Art Prize. A dynamic workshop and learning laboratory offers the only opportunity outside of visiting Oaxaca, to experience the multigenerational traditional knowledge of the Zapotec people as it pertains to natural pigment dyes and weaving practices. During this two hour experience at the studio, you will experience a natural dye demonstration, and a deep dive into the spiritual dimension in Porfirio’s artistic practice. This event features a mezcal tasting and light refreshments.

December 18

– 4 hour experience Cost: $500 per person, space is limited to 10 participants.

Satisfy your wanderlust and immerse yourself in a unique cultural experience at the studio of Porfirio Gutiérrez, recipient of the 2021 Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Art Prize. A dynamic workshop and learning laboratory offers the only opportunity outside of visiting Oaxaca, to experience the multigenerational traditional knowledge of the Zapotec people as it pertains to natural pigment dyes and weaving practices. During these half-day experiences at the studio where you will have the opportunity to dip your hands in the dyeing vat and dye your own cochineal wool scarf. You will enjoy a traditional lunch at the studio where you will have the opportunity to try Porfirio’s mother’s recipes, recipes that have not changed much from thousands of years. The highlight of the experience is a natural dye and weaving demonstration and a deep dive into the spiritual dimension in his artistic practice.

Register below:

Quantity:Date:Amount:Description:
December 11250.00 USD2 hour experience
December 18500.00 USD4 hour experience, scarf, lunch
Your confirmation will be emailed after payment is complete

Porfirio Gutiérrez: Continuous Line, Linea Continua – June 5 – September 4, 2021

Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation is pleased to announce the Ojai Institute exhibition Porfirio Gutiérrez: Continuous Line, Linea Continua, on view June 5 – September 4, 2021. There will be a public opening reception on Saturday June 5, from 5-7pm, the artist will be present.

Recipient of the 2021 Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Art Prize, Porfirio Gutiérrez’s solo exhibition, Continuous Line, Linea Continua, is the first for the artist in the region. He is an artist advisor for the upcoming exhibition Cosmovisión Indígena: The Intersection of Indigenous Knowledge and Contemporary Art at Santa Barbara City College’s Atkinson Gallery, organized with the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation and the Santa Barbara Office of Arts and Culture, part of The Getty Foundation’s 2024 Pacific Standard Time initiative.

Continuous Line, Linea Continua features five new unique textile pieces that will be shown for the first time. Each piece is stretched and framed and intended exclusively to hang on the wall. Some of the pieces feature embroidered embellishments that accentuate the bold lines of his highly minimal and graphic design vocabulary. This will be a very unique opportunity to experience the dynamic intersection of generations of Indigenous knowledge and a contemporary artistic practice. With the surge in popularity of artisan crafts, textiles that were intended traditionally as blankets became understood and used as carpets. Now, Porfirio challenges the traditional use value by again redefining purpose, and expanding upon the fluid tradition of Zapotec textile knowledge.

Gutiérrez is a California-based Zapotec textile artist and natural dyer, born and raised in the richly historic Zapotec textile community of Teotitlán del Valle in Oaxaca, Mexico. He grew up immersed in color and surrounded by the wildness of Oaxaca’s mountains, and by the knowledge of plants for healing and for color. His life’s work has been revitalizing and preserving traditional Zapotec natural dye techniques with a focus on reinterpreting traditional textiles and materials to reflect his distinct creative vision.

Working in both Ventura, California, and Oaxaca, Mexico, Gutiérrez’s art practice maintains his ancestor’s spiritual belief in nature as a living being, sacred and divine. His grounding in Zapotec traditional knowledge manifests in his textiles, reinterpreting the traditional weaving language, subverting and re-imagining the symbols and forms, morphing his textile designs toward the fractal forms and spaces of architecture and the movement he sees in cities and urban environments.

Gutiérrez is a truly American artist, moving freely across the imposed borders between his two countries, as his ancestors and many other Indigenous peoples have done for thousands of years. His designs draw deeply on his experiences of two cultures, moving between the traditional and the modern, but always reliant on the deep knowledge and spiritual dimensions of his work. Gutiérrez’s practice is an offering to the land and celebrates the people who now call this land home.

The story of his art has been told in The New York Times, PBS, and the BBC World Service, London. Gutiérrez has been featured in Vogue Magazine and the Smithsonian’s American Indian Magazine. In 2015, he received the Smithsonian Institution’s Artist in Leadership fellowship award. His work is in the collection of the Museo Nacional de Culturas Populares, Fomento Cultural Banamex, and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American Indian. A selection of Gutiérrez’s dye materials was also documented and added to Harvard Art Museums’ Forbes Pigment Collection, the world-renowned archive of artist materials.

Related events:

Opening Reception: Porfirio Gutiérrez: Continuous Line, Linea Continua – Saturday, June 5, 2021
Free and open to the public. Artist present. Ojai Institute Member Dinner to follow for members at the Founder’s Circle level and above. To learn more about membership please visit: www.cgbfoundation.org/membership.

Art Prize Gala in Two Parts, Part 1 – Saturday, June 26, 2021
Ticketed fundraiser to benefit the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation, Margaret Bates & Scott Johnson Residence, Ojai, California. Individual tickets start at $150 per person, and tables start at $2,500. Event will feature a Porfirio Gutiérrez Studio Pop-up and a Curated Oaxacan Marketplace.

Artist & Ideas Festival: Cosmovisión Indígena Symposium – July, 2021
Free hybrid virtual and in person three day symposium. Produced in support of the research for the exhibition Cosmovisión Indígena: The Intersection of Indigenous Knowledge and Contemporary Art at Atkinson Gallery at Santa Barbara City College, organized with the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation and the Santa Barbara Office of Arts and Culture, part of The Getty Foundation’s 2024 Pacific Standard Time initiative.

Immersive Cultural Experience: Porfirio Gutiérrez Studio – August 7, August 14
Satisfy your wanderlust and immerse yourself in a unique cultural experience at the studio of Porfirio Gutiérrez in Ventura, California. A dynamic workshop and learning laboratory offers the only opportunity outside of visiting Oaxaca, to experience the multigenerational traditional knowledge of the Zapotec people as it pertains to natural pigment dyes and weaving practices. During these half-day experiences at the studio where you will have the opportunity to dip your hands in the dyeing vat and dye your own cochineal wool scarf. You will enjoy a traditional lunch at the studio where you will have the opportunity to try Porfirio’s mother’s recipes, recipes that have not changed much from thousands of years. The highlight of the experience is a natural dye and weaving demonstration and a deep dive into the spiritual dimension in his artistic practice. Cost: $500 per person, space is limited.

Quantity:Date:Amount:Description:
December 11250.00 USD2 hour experience
December 18500.00 USD4 hour experience, scarf, lunch
Your confirmation will be emailed after payment is complete

Art Prize Gala in Two Parts, Part 2: October 2, 2021
Ticketed fundraiser to benefit the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation, Jennie Prebor & Fred Fisher Residence, Ojai, California. Individual tickets start at $150 per person, and tables start at $2,500. Event will feature a Porfirio Gutiérrez Studio Pop-up and a Curated Oaxacan Marketplace.

Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Art Prize Gala in Two Parts 2021

Part 1: Saturday, June 26, 2021 – SOLD OUT

 

Part 2: Saturday, October 2, 2021

Jennie Prebor & Fred Fisher Residence

 

Reception: 2:00 pm | Mexican Luncheon & Award Program: 3:00 pm 

Porfirio Gutiérrez Studio Pop-up & Curated Oaxacan Marketplace

Proceeds benefit Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation artist and education programs.

 

All levels include reception, luncheon & award program, and limited edition Oaxacan marketplace guide

For added comfort of all guests, we kindly ask that you provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination

Contact: Frederick Janka, Executive Director, fjanka@cgbfoundation.org or 646.334.1006.

 

Quantity:Ticket Type:Amount:Description:
Lead Underwriter table for 10 guests5000.00 USDDeluxe Oaxacan Host Basket Your guests will each receive a hand woven basket from Oaxaca designed exclusively for this event (value of goods: $550, not tax-deductible)
Underwriter Table for 8 guests2500.00 USDOaxacan Host Basket Your guests will each receive a hand woven basket from Oaxaca designed exclusively for this event (value of goods: $450, not tax-deductible)
Underwriter Ticket (s) for 2 guests1000.00 USDOaxacan Gift Basket, and 2 tokens for 2 “marketplace add-ons” (value of goods: $160, not tax deductible)
VIP Sponsor Ticket(s) for 2 guests500.00 USDOaxacan Gift Basket, and 1 token for 1 “marketplace add-on” (value of goods: $140, not tax deductible)
VIP Sponsor Ticket(s) per guest250.00 USDOaxacan Gift Basket, and 1 token for 1 “marketplace add-on” (value of goods: $140, not tax deductible)
Patron Ticket (s) per guest150.00 USDA hand woven basket from Oaxaca designed exclusively for this event (value of goods: $50, not tax-deductible)
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

 

All levels include reception, luncheon & award program, and limited edition Oaxacan marketplace guide

For added comfort of all guests, we kindly ask that you provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination

Contact: Frederick Janka, Executive Director, fjanka@cgbfoundation.org or 646.334.1006.

Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Art Prizes 2021

(Left) Porfirio Gutiérrez, by Joe Coca (Right) Jovan C. Speller

Ojai, California – The Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 awards. The Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Art Prize will be awarded to Porfirio Gutiérrez, Mexican American, Zapotec textile artist, based in Ventura, California. The Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Minnesota Art Prize will be awarded to Jovan C. Speller, Minneapolis based artist. Both prizes include exhibition projects at the Ojai Institute in Ojai, the artist centric initiative of the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation. “Porfirio and Jovan have both taken deep dives into their ancestral land and cosmologies in their respective practices and it is an honor to celebrate them and the dynamic legacies they have inherited.” Frederick Janka, Executive Director, Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation.

The Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Art Prize consists of an unrestricted gift of $10,000. Previous prize recipients include Tanya Aguiñiga (2020), Kelly Akashi (2019), Ry Rocklen (2018), and Rob Fischer (2017). The prize is awarded on an annual basis and the current focus is on supporting artists living in Southern California.

The Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Minnesota Art Prize consists of an unrestricted gift of $5,000. Previous prize recipients include Dyani White Hawk (2020), David Rathman (2019). The prize is awarded on an annual basis and the current focus is on supporting artists living in Minnesota.

Artist Biographies:

Mexican American, Zapotec textile artist Porfirio Gutiérrez was born and raised in the richly historic Zapotec textile community of Teotitlán del Valle in Oaxaca, Mexico. His life’s work has been reviving and preserving traditional Zapotec natural dyeing techniques, with a focus on reinterpreting traditional textiles and materials. 

Living and working in both Southern California, United States, and Oaxaca, Mexico, Gutiérrez’s practice brings awareness to a profound spiritual belief that nature is a living being, sacred, and divine. His expression in the arts resolves the apparent conflict between ancient and modern – between a hands-on life where one creates everything from the food one eats to the clothes one wears, versus an urban life where needs are met through complex systems of interacting mechanisms. He resolves the apparent dichotomy by integrating, reinterpreting, and incorporating the symbols and natural materials that have held meaning for thousands of years.  

The story of his art has been told in The New York Times and on PBS. He has been featured in Vogue Australia and American Indian Magazine of Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. In 2015, Porfirio received the Smithsonian Institute Artist in Leadership fellowship award, his work is in the collection of the Museo Nacional de Culturas Populares, Fomento Cultural Banamex, and the National Museum of American Indian Smithsonian Institution. A selection of the Gutiérrez dye materials was documented and added to Harvard Art Museums’ Forbes Pigment Collection, the world-renowned archive of artist materials.

Artist website: www.porfiriogutierrez.com

Jovan C. Speller is a multidisciplinary artist based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Her work – visual, textual and performative – interprets historic narratives through contemporary discourse. Her research based practice is centered around elevating, complicating and inventing stories that explore ancestry, identity, and spatial memory – making the intangible tangible and the invisible visible.

Jovan holds a BFA in photography from Columbia College Chicago, and studied art at Maryland Institute College of Art. She is a recipient of a 2018 McKnight Visual Artist Fellowship, a 2018 Next Step Fund Grant, and a 2016 Jerome Emerging Artist Fellowship. She recently completed an artist residency at Second Shift Studio Space in St. Paul. Jovan is represented by Aspect/Ratio Projects in Chicago, IL. Her work has been published and is privately collected. Her artwork, I Just Came Across the River, 2017, (2020.57) was acquired by the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) in 2020.

Artist website: www.jovanspeller.com

Contact: Frederick Janka, Executive Director, fjanka@cgbfoundation.org or 646.334.1006

#TravelWithArtists Camping in Baja California, Mexico with Tanya Aguiñiga: Friday, May 22, 2020

As part of our #GiveToArtists campaign, we are pleased to kick off our #TravelwithArtists series of virtual trips. We hope you’ll join us live or view it afterwards. We love to travel as we’re sure you do too. Since most of us are staying in place, we’ve invited artists to lead us on virtual travel adventures and satisfy our wanderlust. Registration is free, let’s go!

Camping in Baja California, Mexico with Tanya Aguiñiga
Friday, May 22, 5:00pm
Zoom (register here)

Kick off this Memorial Day weekend with a cold beer and some fish tacos (in your own home) as we explore Baja California through the eyes of Los Angeles based artist/designer/craftsperson Tanya Aguiñiga. Tanya is the recipient of the 2020 Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Art Prize.

Tanya Aguiñiga and her family have been camping in Baja California, Mexico, for the last 41 consecutive years, and it is Tanya’s absolute pleasure, passion, and honor to show people the beauty and history of Baja Norte and Sur. She will take us on a journey from Los Angeles all the way to Bahía Concepción (Baja Sur), stopping at her favorite places on both the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez. This virtual trip will include cave paintings and Alexander Gustave Eiffel’s stainless steel church in the desert called Iglesia de Santa Bárbara, as well as yurts in the middle of a Baja oasis. Also included is her emergency packing list must haves and preferred routes for scenic, cultural, or quick escapes. We’ll also virtually visit the Valle de Guadalupe wine region, for a peek at amazing up-cycled architecture.

Zoom (register here) After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Dear Friends,

I would like to make this appeal to you for your support during this great time of uncertainty. Our organization, like many others, was planning for a major fundraiser at the end of May.

Today, instead of gala tickets and tables and sponsorships, we’re inviting you, if you can, to make a donation in any amount to support the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Art Prize Gala Month. Join us in giving to artists! All of our fundraising efforts this month will go to our Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Art Prizes.

Follow along as we share our #GiveToArtists campaign during our Art Prize Month of May.