Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Minnesota Art Prize Weekend: September 13-15, 2019

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You are invited to join us for a very special weekend in Minneapolis, September 13-15, 2019 as we inaugurate the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Minnesota Art Prize.

Over the course of three days, our Minnesota Art Prize Weekend will feature a benefit exhibition hosted by Burnet Fine Art in Wayzata, Fierce Generosity 2.0, with 25% of art sales directly benefiting the launch of the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Minnesota Art Prize. The recipient of the inaugural prize is David Rathman, a Minneapolis based artist who’s talent and need are deserving of a $5,000 unrestricted cash grant, and a residency in Ojai at the Ojai Institute, a new initiative of the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation. The weekend will also feature a kickoff dinner at the Morrison Family Residence on Wayzata Bay, a benefit Gala Brunch at the critically acclaimed Bellecour restaurant, an artist panel discussion, artist studio visits, and a visit to the private art collection of Peggy & Ralph Burnet.

Learn more about David Rathman by listening to this podcast conversation with the artist and Frederick Janka, Executive Director.

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 kickoff party on September 13 and September 15 event program
VIP Sponsor Ticket (s) per guest250.00 USDincludes the benefits of the Patron Ticket plus invitations to kickoff party on September 13 and September 15 event program
Patron Ticket (s) per guest150.00 USDincludes preview reception, chef’s brunch at Bellecour, and award program
Underwrite an Artist Ticket150.00 USDI would like to underwrite ticket (s) for special artist guests
Kickoff Party Ticket50.00 USDincludes kickoff party at the Morrison Family Residence and buffet dinner, Wayzata Bay, 6:30 - 9:00 pm
September 15 Event Program50.00 USDincludes private collection visit and an artists' brunch
All inclusive Art Journey Single Occupancy1500.00 USDIncludes all Minnesota Art Prize Weekend events, as well as underwriter level tickets and benefits, and hotel accommodations.
All inclusive Art Journey Double Occupancy2000.00 USDIncludes all Minnesota Art Prize Weekend events, as well as underwriter level tickets and benefits, and hotel accommodations.
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XANADU at The Gallery at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara: August 1, 2019 – February 1, 2020

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XANADU

Presented by Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation at the gallery at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara with the support of JC Connelly, Inc.

Artists:

Cassandria Blackmore, Matthew Brannon, Paul Demuro, Cameron Gainer, Gary Lang, Ruth Pastine, Enoc Perez, Aaron Spangler, Wolfgang Tillmans, Russell Young, Beatrice Wood.

On View: August 1, 2019 – February 1, 2020

Opening Reception: Thursday, August 1, 2019, 5:00 – 7:00 pm 

Additional events to be announced

Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation is pleased to announce our second exhibition partnership with the Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara. XANADU opens to the public Thursday, August 1, 2019, and features artworks from the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Study Collection, artworks on loan from local collections, augmented with works available for sale through a partnership with JC Connelly, Inc. to benefit the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation. The exhibition is curated by Frederick Janka, Executive Director, and John Connelly, principal of JC Connelly, Inc. and will be on view through February 1, 2020. 

The exhibition is a hybrid model of public-private partnership between the Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara and the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation, with the support of JC Connelly, Inc. The exhibition is inspired, in part, by the name of the summer palace of Kubla Khan, the Mongol ruler and Emperor of China from 1260 – 1294.  Xanadu, an alternative to Shangdu, gained popularity after the publication of the poem Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1816. Earlier literary visions of Shangdu were inspired by Marco Polo’s visit to the area in 1275 where he described encountering a wondrous park and palace, walled for miles around, with fountains, rivers, brooks, beautiful meadows and wild animals. 

Describing his own vision of the summer capital, written in 1797 and published in 1816, Coleridge wrote:

In Xanadu did Kubla Khan

A stately pleasure-dome decree :

Where Alph, the sacred river, ran

Through caverns measureless to man

Down to a sunless sea.

 

So twice five miles of fertile ground

With walls and towers were girdled round:

And there were gardens bright with sinuous rills,

Where blossomed many an incense-bearing tree;

And here were forests ancient as the hills,

Enfolding sunny spots of greenery.

Since Coleridge’s poem was published the name Xanadu gained recognition and has been appropriated and used in popular culture, film, literature and music to symbolize or suggest an idyllic Eden-like setting. However, beneath the often colorful references to paradise and the riches and pleasures it offers,  Xanadu also suggests the dark and dangerous side of the natural world, and the possible vagaries of man’s intrusion into it. 

Among other cultural references and points of inspiration, Xanadu is the name (or part of the name) for: a mansion in the fictional biographical film Citizen Kane (1941); a 1980 film starring Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly (and a 2007 Broadway musical based on it); a bright feature on the surface of Saturn’s moon Titan; a series of experimental homes built in the early 1980’s to showcase computers and automation; the nickname (with “2.0”) for Bill Gates’ private estate and the alternative name for American Dreams Meadowlands, a proposed mall in New Jersey. 

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.”

Special Thanks:

The Artists, Beatrice Wood Center For The arts, Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, OHI Home, JC Connelly, Inc., Santo Mezcal, Laurie & Marc Recordon, Lila Glasoe Francese & Dines Francese, Chris Bailey, and Bruce Mason

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.