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

Book Club: Thought Forms by Annie Besant & C. W. Leadbeater Saturday, May 7, 2022

Book Club: Thought Forms by Annie Besant & C. W. Leadbeater
Saturday, May 7, 3:00 pm, reception to follow at 5:00 pm

Join us for a short symposium exploring the book Thought Forms and related ideas around consciousness and the history of Ojai with Rosha Yaghmai and invited special guests. You are encouraged to read along with us these next few weeks and arrive ready to discuss the book on May 7th. Books may be purchased locally at Barts Books, or at your local bookstore.

The symposium will conclude with a closing reception for the exhibition.

Please note time change to 3:00 pm.

Thought Forms: A Record of Clairvoyant Investigation is a seminal occult book compiled by the leaders of the Theosophical Society, Annie Besant and C. W. Leadbeater. It was originally published in 1905 in London. According to the teachings of Theosophy, thoughts and emotions create distinctive patterns of color and form in the human aura—visible only to those who are gifted with a sufficient degree of clairvoyance and can see beyond our normal perceptions. Besant and Leadbeater dictated their clairvoyant “thought-forms” to a group of friends who then created the 58 magnificent illustrations contained in the book. This book was a major influence on the artists Hilma Af Klint and Wassily Kandinsky among many others but has long been overlooked as a foundational pillar in art history.
Image: Artwork plate from Thought Forms: A Record of Clairvoyant Investigation, Annie Besant and Charles W. Leadbeater

On Heidi Bucher, Saturday, April 23, 2022

On Heidi Bucher
Saturday, April 23, 5:00 pm

Join us for a conversation with Rosha Yaghmai as we discuss her interest in the work of Heidi Bucher. The Swiss avant-garde artist Heidi Bucher (1926-1993, born Adelheid Hildegard Müller) distinguished herself particularly through her legendary “mouldings”, focussing and exploring the architectural space and the body through sculpture. It is a transformative and poetic work, that deals primarily with private spaces and belongings, architectural fragments from mostly the 19th century, feminism, domestication and the individual or collective experiences and memory.

We will be referencing the Heidi Bucher symposium produced by Haus der Kunst on the occasion of the retrospective Heidi Bucher. Metamorphoses with The Estate of Heidi Bucher. Watch the previously recorded symposium online.

Image: Heidi Bucher, Untitled, 1991, December, Postcard collage, 16,7 x 14,8cm, Copyright 2021 The Estate of Heidi Bucher.

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.

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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.

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

Tanya Aguiñiga Studio, Pop up & BIPOC Craft Fair, Los Angeles – November 6 & 7, 2021

You are invited to join us for a pop up exhibition and trunk sale with both functional and unique fine artworks by Porfirio Gutiérrez, and a BIPOC Craft Fair, Saturday, November 6, and Sunday, November 7, from 10am – 4pm each day.

These events are hosted by Tanya Aguiñiga at her studio in the Frogtown neighborhood, Los Angeles.

Please see below for location details.

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.

Lynell George & Janna Ireland In Conversation Friday, April 9, 2021

Lynell George & Janna Ireland in conversation
Friday, April 9, 2021, 5:00 pm PST
Zoom Webinar
Click to Register

Special thanks to Angel City Press.

Join us for a conversation between Lynell George and Janna Ireland, both of whom had book projects published by Angel City Press in the fall of 2020. George’s A Handful of Earth, a Handful of Sky, the World of Octavia E. Butler, explores Butler’s world, creating a sense of unmatched intimacy with the deeply private writer. Regarding Paul R. Williams: A Photographer’s View is a photographic exploration of the work of the first licensed Black architect west of the Mississippi River. Known as “Hollywood’s Architect”, Paul Revere Williams was a Los Angeles native who built a wildly successful career as an architect decades before the Civil Rights Movement.

On the occasion of the conversation between Janna Ireland and Lynell George on Friday, April 9, 2021, we are offering a special 20% discount if you purchase their combined three books. Free local delivery!

Follow the links below to purchase books individually:

Janna Ireland: Regarding Paul R. Williams, A Photographer’s View (2020)
Regular price: $50.00

Lynell George: A Handful of Earth, A Handful of Sky, The World of Octavia Butler (2020)
Regular price: $30.00

Lynell George: After/Image Los Angeles Outside the Frame
Regular price: $30.00