Ojai Institute Members (Virtual) Breakfast in Rome: Saturday, May 30, 2020

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FOR OJAI INSTITUTE MEMBERS!
Members (and friends) are invited to join us for a special Breakfast in Rome, Italy
Saturday, May 30, 10:00 am
ZOOM Webinar (Click to register)

Join Frederick Janka, Executive Director, and Carl Stibolt, Board Member for a special dispatch from Rome. We’ll check in about current stage two status as the cosmopolitan city starts to reopen, as well as some of Carl’s favorite picks for cappuccino, markets, food, and art in the Eternal City.

#TravelWithArtists Explore Oaxaca with Porfirio: Friday, May 29, 2020

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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!

Explore Oaxaca with Porfirio Gutiérrez
Friday, May 29, 5:00pm
ZOOM Webinar (Click to register)

Porfirio Gutíerrez is known internationally for his exceptional devotion to the textile traditions of his home pueblo of Teotitlán del Valle, Oaxaca, a richly historic Zapotec textile community. His mission has been reinvigorating and preserving natural dyeing techniques, for future generations. Gutiérrez’s work brings awareness to a profound spiritual belief that nature is a living being, sacred and honored.

#TravelWithArtists Travel through Ghana with Cole M James: Thursday, May 28, 2020

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This event has past, but you may watch the live recording below. Please note closed captions are available. 

 

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!

Travel through Ghana with Cole M James
Thursday, May 28, 5:00 pm
ZOOM Webinar (Click to register)

Cole will take us on an incredibly personal journey through many important sites in Ghana, including beaches, markets, verdant forests, and historical buildings. This will offer an incredibly important insight into her exhibition and residency with the Ojai Institute.

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

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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.

Introducing Ojai Institute Online! Join us!

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We have taken some steps to enhance our online experience in the hopes of creating more visibility for the artists we champion while still raising resources to keep our artists and our organization viable and thriving during this incredibly forceful reset. We hope you’ll join us in this experiment, and that you’ll please share your thoughts on how we can enhance your experience.

With this we give you Ojai Institute Online – an opportunity to extend our current exhibition project Cole M James: 3 Movements. We encourage you to click through and see images of the exhibition, details of individual works, and watch short videos of Cole speaking about her work. We will also be uploading soon our recent conversation for the Ojai Institute Podcast. Individual works are available for purchase (with free shipping!) and there are also plenty of links to take you to Cole’s artist website, instagram, and our main site for additional ways to support artists and the work we do. Make a donation! Become a member of the Ojai Institute! 

Over the next few weeks, with some frequency, we will begin to introduce additional artists under Spotlight. Artists we have worked with and ones that we’re interested in and excited about supporting. Details and announcements will also flow through our social platforms, please follow us on Instagram and Facebook if not already doing so.

Announcing the 2020 Art Prizes!

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(Left) Tanya Aguiñiga by Katie Levine (Right) Dyani White Hawk by D.E. Studio

The Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 Art Prizes. The ​Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Art Prize​ will be awarded to Los Angeles based artist/designer/craftsperson ​Tanya ​Aguiñiga​. The ​Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Minnesota Art Prize will be awarded to Minneapolis based artist ​Dyani White Hawk​. Both prizes include projects at the Ojai Institute in Ojai, California, the artist centric initiative of the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation.

Both artists will be honored at the Art Prize Gala on Saturday, May 30, 2020 during the Ojai Institute Artist & Ideas Festival (May 29-31, 2020) in Ojai. Please save the date. 

The Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Art Prize consists of an unrestricted grant of $10,000. Previous prize recipients include 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 grant of $5,000. Previous prize recipients include David Rathman (2019). The prize is awarded on an annual basis and the current focus is on supporting artists living in Minnesota.

Artist Biographies:

Tanya Aguiñiga is a Los Angeles based artist/designer/craftsperson who was raised in Tijuana, Mexico. She holds an MFA in furniture design from Rhode Island School of Design and a BA from San Diego State University. In her formative years she created various collaborative installations with the Border Arts Workshop, an artists’ group that engages the languages of activism and community-based public art. Her current work uses craft as a performative medium to generate dialogues about identity, culture and gender while creating community. This approach has helped Museums and non-profits in the United States and Mexico diversify their audiences by connecting marginalized communities through collaboration.

Recent museum exhibitions include Disrupting Craft: Renwick Invitational 2018 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C. and Craft and Care at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York. Aguiñiga is a United States Artists Target Fellow in the field of Crafts and Traditional Arts, a NALAC and Creative Capital Grant Awardee. She is the inaugural fellow for Americans for the Arts Johnson Fellowship for Artists Transforming Communities. The award supported her creative work in communities throughout 2018 with AMBOS (Art Made Between Opposite Sides), an ongoing series of artist interventions and commuter collaborations that address bi-national transition and identity in the US/Mexico border regions, founded by Aguiniga in 2016. AMBOS seeks to create a greater sense of interconnectedness while simultaneously documenting the United States / Mexico border.

Current and upcoming solo projects include: Metabolizing the Border performance, Otay and Tijuana Border, US and Mexico; Borderlands Within, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, California, and Transfronterizas, Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, California. 

Aguiñiga has been the subject of numerous articles for American Craft Magazine. She has been featured in PBS’s Craft in America Series, as well as in episodes of the Emmy® award-winning arts and cultures series, Artbound, from KCET. Her work is included in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Decorative Arts collection and Contemporary Arts collection, as well as in the collection of the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston and The Mint Museum in Charlotte. 

Visit the artist’s website here: www.tanyaaguiniga.com

Dyani White Hawk (Sičáŋǧu Lakota) is a visual artist based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. White Hawk earned an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2011) and a BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico (2008). She served as Gallery Director and Curator for the All My Relations Gallery in Minneapolis from 2011-2015.

Recent support for White Hawk’s work has included 2019 United States Artists Fellowship in Visual Art, 2019 Eiteljorg Fellowship for Contemporary Art, 2019 Jerome Hill Artists Fellowship, 2019 Forecast for Public Art Mid-Career Development Grant, 2018 Nancy Graves Grant for Visual Artists, 2017 and 2015 Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Fellowships, 2014 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant, and 2013/14 McKnight Visual Artist Fellowship.

Upcoming projects include: a two person presentation with Sky Hopinka by Bockley Gallery at The Armory Show in the 2020 Focus section; solo exhibitions at Plains Art Museum, Fargo, North Dakota, later this year and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary, Kansas City, Missouri in 2021, and a residency at Surf Point Foundation also this year. 

She has participated in residencies in New Orleans, Santa Fe, Australia, Russia and Germany. Her work is in the collections of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Denver Art Museum, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Tweed Museum of Art, IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, and Akta Lakota Museum among many other public and private collections.

Visit the artist’s website here: www.dyaniwhitehawk.com

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

Cole M James: 3 Movements, Student Workshop: February 29, 2020

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Ojai Institute Presents Books That Breathe: Non Linear Storytelling

Free Student Workshop with Cole M James, Artist in Residence

Location: Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation, 248 South Montgomery Street, Ojai

  • Saturday, February 29, 2020, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

 

Students of all ages are invited to attend a free workshop with Cole M James, Ojai Institute Artist in Residence. Students will have the opportunity to tour the art exhibition Cole M James: 3 Movements, meet the artist, and participate in a book making workshop. Lunch and all materials will be provided.

Our memory has the amazing ability to collapse and expand time. Books That Breathe is a design based workshop. We write or draw memories or information on sheets of paper that are folded and combined into collapsible and expandable books.

The work of Cole M James is that of a negotiator, navigating the African Diaspora, circling the expanse of queerness and fumbling through womanhood. James’ interdisciplinary work explores the intersections between digital production and the analog collections of lived experiences. James was born in Chicago and raised in Moreno Valley, California. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Cal State San Bernardino and Masters in Fine Arts from Claremont Graduate University. James currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

With 3 Movements, the artist is inviting the viewer on a personal diaspora journey, with moments of reflection, and a closing event that offers the viewer resources to pursue their own journey. The inherent generosity of this project explores being comfortable or mindfully uncomfortable in the unknowing of one’s cultural heritage. 3 Movements has been informed by the artist’s recent time spent this past summer in Ghana, and an ongoing exploration of cross cultural ethnomedicinal knowledge especially as to how it relates to the female body.

To register please contact:

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

Cole M James: 3 Movements, Special Guest: Sade Musa: Saturday, February 22, 2020

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Ojai Institute
Cole M James: 3 Movements
Special Guest: Sade Musa

Saturday, February 22, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation
248 South Montgomery Street, Ojai

Sade Musa is an herbalist, wellness educator, and activist. She founded Roots of Resistance (@rootsofresistance) — a project which aims to reconnect people with their ancestral healing practices and address health disparities and other forms of injustice impacting marginalized communities. 

XANADU Conversation with Gary Lang and Russell Young: Thursday, February 6, 2020

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XANADU
Lobby Chat:
Gary Lang & Russell Young

Thursday, February 6, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
The Gallery at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara
121 State Street, Santa Barbara

You are invited to join Frederick Janka, Executive Director for a conversation and reception with artists featured in the current exhibition XANADU. All are welcome!

Conversation will begin promptly at 5:00 followed by exhibition tours and reception.

Jonathan Herrera Soto in Conversation: Saturday, February 1, 2020

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Ojai Institute
Podcast Event:
Jonathan Herrera Soto

Saturday, February 1, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation
248 South Montgomery Street, Ojai
Conversation and reception are free, all are welcome.

Jonathan Herrera Soto is a printmaker currently based in Minneapolis, Minnesota — traditionally Wahpekute and Mdewakanton lands. He graduated with a BFA from the Minneapolis College in Art and Design in 2017. Recent solo exhibitions of Herrera Soto’s work include In Between / Underneath at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Querida Presencia at the Duluth Art Institute, and Entre Rios y Montañas at Annex Gallery, Chicago. He has participated in numerous artist residencies and fellowships, some of which include Kala Institute, CA; Yaddo, NY; Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, NE; Hambidge Center for the Arts, GA; Epicenter, UT; The Studios at MASS MoCA, MA; 33 Officia Creativia, Italy; Spudnik Press Cooperative, Chicago; and High Point Center for Printmaking, MN. Herrera Soto is a 2018 recipient of the Santo Foundation Individual Artist Award, the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant, a 2019 recipient of the Metro Regional Arts Council Next Step Grant, and is a current 2019-2021 Jerome Hill Artist Grant fellow. www.jonathanherrerastudio.com

Artist Dinner with
Jonathan Herrera Soto

Saturday, February 1, 7:00 pm
$100 per person. Free for Founders Circle Members and above.

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