Fierce Generosity 2.0: September 14 – October 19, 2019, Burnet Fine Art & Advisory

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We are thrilled to announce the exhibition Fierce Generosity 2.0, and the launch of the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Minnesota Art Prize.

Fierce Generosity 2.0
September 14, 2019 – October 19, 2019
Opening Reception Saturday September 14, 6-8pm
Artist talk at 6:30pm
Burnet Fine Art & Advisory, Wayzata, Minnesota

Burnet Fine Art & Advisory’s newest exhibition entitled Fierce Generosity 2.0 was curated and organized by the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation, a non-profit foundation located in Ojai, California. The exhibition showcases a selection of work by Rob Fischer, Cole M James, Yassi Mazandi, Ruth Pastine, David Rathman and Aaron Spangler. A percentage of sales from the exhibition will support the newly created Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Minnesota Art Prize. The Minnesota Art Prize consists of a cash grant and residency at the Ojai Institute in Ojai, California. David Rathman is the recipient of the inaugural prize. Fierce Generosity 2.0 follows the 2016 exhibition Fierce Generosity that helped launch the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation.

Fierce Generosity 2.0 was conceived as a meeting point of artists that are part of the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation’s efforts, with three artists from Minnesota and three from California. The intention is to present a spectrum of artistic exploration between representation and pure abstraction, while illustrating the breadth and depth of the foundation’s support of living artists. Read More –>

Artworks, clockwise from left: Rob Fischer, Cole M James, Yassi Mazandi, Aaron Spangler, David Rathman, Ruth Pastine.

Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Minnesota Art Prize Gala Brunch Celebrating David Rathman, Saturday, September 14, 11 AM

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Quantity:Ticket Type:Amount:Description:
Patron Ticket (s) per guest150.00 USDincludes preview reception, chef’s brunch at Bellecour, and award program
VIP Sponsor Ticket (s) for two guests 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 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
Underwriter Table for eight guests2500.00 USDincludes the benefits of the VIP Sponsor Ticket plus a “Founders Level” Ojai Institute membership for one year
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

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

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.
Your confirmation will be emailed after payment is complete

XANADU at The Gallery at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara: August 1, 2019 – February 1, 2020

Posted Posted in Events, Exhibitions, Foundation News, The Gallery at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara

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. 

Cruz Ortiz Pop Up to Benefit Ojai Institute: July 20 – September 1, 2019

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Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation is thrilled to announce a pop up presentation of paintings by San Antonio based artist Cruz Ortiz to benefit our newest initiative the Ojai Institute. Ortiz and Burnt Nopal conceived of the Ojai Institute’s member merchandise.

Talla Design, 307 Ojai Avenue, Ojai

Opening: Saturday, July 20, 5-7pm

On view: July 20 – September 1, 2019

In partnership with Talla design, and JC Connelly, Inc.

Summer Art Classes for Adults & Youth

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We are thrilled to offer two summer art making programs this year for the first time: a festive evening Drink and Draw for Adults and two, three-day Drawing Intensives for Youth. All programs are limited to 10 participants.

Drink & Draw for Adults
Thursdays in July and August, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
$100 per person ($80 for Ojai Institute Members)
Enjoy a summer evening drawing course for beginners and artists alike, with small bites and drinks included. Includes individual instruction in addition to group exercises, and all materials.

Dates: July 11, July 18, July 25, August 8, August 15, August 22, August 29

Drawing Intensives for Youth
July 15-17, Drawing from Nature
August 12-14, Drawing from Fantasy
$200 per student, per session, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm each day
Students will explore the fundamental concepts of drawing, such as line, shape, value, texture, form, volume, spacial relationships, and perspective while working with a variety of drawing materials. They will develop works over multiple days. Includes individual instruction in addition to group exercises, all materials, and lunch. Scholarships available.

About our instructor:
Roy Grillo is a highly skilled artist in pencil and oil and has taught local elementary school students and adults for many years in the Ojai Valley. He was the Art Teacher for grades first through sixth at Mira Monte Elementary, and was also the Fine Arts Teacher for Ojai Valley School’s summer program. Roy teaches the necessary skills to create a finished work of art from the use of pencils to the study of other artists. His lessons will include a discussion, demonstration and then practice. However his focus is on mindset, encouraging the student to be mindful of their thoughts during the creative process and to remove negative beliefs and self judgement so they can be free to learn, focus and create unencumbered by self doubt.

And in his own words:
My desire is to foster an atmosphere of joy so that the student creates art simply because they love it.

Drink & Draw: July 11100.00 USDEnjoy a summer evening drawing course for beginners and artists alike, with small bites and drinks included. Includes individual instruction in addition to group exercises, and all materials.
Drink & Draw: July 18100.00 USDEnjoy a summer evening drawing course for beginners and artists alike, with small bites and drinks included. Includes individual instruction in addition to group exercises, and all materials.
Drink & Draw: July 25100.00 USDEnjoy a summer evening drawing course for beginners and artists alike, with small bites and drinks included. Includes individual instruction in addition to group exercises, and all materials.
Drink & Draw: August 8100.00 USDEnjoy a summer evening drawing course for beginners and artists alike, with small bites and drinks included. Includes individual instruction in addition to group exercises, and all materials.
Drink & Draw: August 15100.00 USDEnjoy a summer evening drawing course for beginners and artists alike, with small bites and drinks included. Includes individual instruction in addition to group exercises, and all materials.
Drink & Draw: August 22100.00 USDEnjoy a summer evening drawing course for beginners and artists alike, with small bites and drinks included. Includes individual instruction in addition to group exercises, and all materials.
Drink & Draw: August 29100.00 USDEnjoy a summer evening drawing course for beginners and artists alike, with small bites and drinks included. Includes individual instruction in addition to group exercises, and all materials.
Summer Series Discount500.00 USDSave $200! Enjoy a summer evening drawing course for beginners and artists alike, with small bites and drinks included. Includes individual instruction in addition to group exercises, and all materials.
Drawing Intensive: from Nature: July 15-17,200.00 USDStudents will explore the fundamental concepts of drawing, such as line, shape, value, texture, form, volume, spacial relationships, and perspective while working with a variety of drawing materials. They will develop works over multiple days. Includes individual instruction in addition to group exercises, all materials, and lunch.
Drawing Intensive: from Fantasy: August 12-14200.00 USDStudents will explore the fundamental concepts of drawing, such as line, shape, value, texture, form, volume, spacial relationships, and perspective while working with a variety of drawing materials. They will develop works over multiple days. Includes individual instruction in addition to group exercises, all materials, and lunch.
Two Session Discount300.00 USDSave $100! Students will explore the fundamental concepts of drawing, such as line, shape, value, texture, form, volume, spacial relationships, and perspective while working with a variety of drawing materials. They will develop works over multiple days. Includes individual instruction in addition to group exercises, all materials, and lunch.
Your confirmation will be emailed after payment is complete

Creative Community Thomas Fire Recovery Exhibition Closing Reception & Community Potluck: Friday, June 21, 5-8 PM

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The Creative Community Thomas Fire Recovery Exhibition Closing Reception & Community Potluck on Friday, June 21, 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.

Grant Applications for impacted artists will be available at the event, and online afterwards. Grants will range from $250 to $2,500. 

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.

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

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

Sold Out! 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 – Ongoing. 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, John Connelly, Veronica M. Fernandez, Jennie Prebor & Fred Fisher, Pam & Rob Frame, Lila Glasoe Francese & Dines Francese, François Ghebaly, Leslie Golden, Brooke Gregson, Corinne Bordeau & Andy Koski, Bruce Mason, Suzanne & Gilbert Mathews, Lisa Casoni & Heather Stobo, Danielle Rago, Laurie & Marc Recordon, Honora Shea, Wendy Wheeler Smith, Christine Steiner, Seyburn Zorthian.  As of May 15.

Sponsors:

Ameriprise Financial, Beato Chocolates, Buttonwood Winery, Found 203, Lorraine Lim Catering, OHI Home, Porch Gallery Ojai, Law Office of Christine Steiner, THIS X THAT