Exciting Summer Challenge Grant: Help us raise $50,000 before October 1st

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Exciting Summer Challenge Grant: Help us raise $50,000 before October 1st

We strongly believe in the important role of artists as cultural producers and integral elements of our society.  We are creating a platform for contemporary art and culture in the Ojai Valley that values artists as catalysts for lifelong learning, while highlighting the importance of the arts and sciences. Help us continue to provide support and opportunities for artists, as well as a place for engaging with the community, sharing ideas, and learning first hand from living artists of our time.

We are thrilled to announce that due to the generosity of our dear supporter Carl Stibolt and an Anonymous donor we have been offered the exciting challenge of matching their $25,000 through gifts of any amount from our community. We are also grateful to Corinne Bordeau & Andy Koski for their lead gift of $2,000.

Give today and double your impact!

Funds raised will support our fall and winter programs. Highlights include our podcast conversation and workshop series on Learning the Wrong Way with Kelly Akashi, Leela Cyd, and Yassi Mazandi and the Ojai Valley Student Artist Exhibition Program and Workshop. Funds will also support our fall Artist in Residence Yassi Mazandi and a tour de force exhibition and site-specific installation, all of which will take us into the New Year.

Thank you so much in advance for your support! 

Contact:
Frederick Janka, Executive Director
fjanka@cgbfoundation.org or 805.633.9188

 

Sometimes they reflect our world back at us, and the best of them do it with uncanny precision. Others imagine what we thought impossible and wait while everyone catches up. In my dream world, artists would be part of every aspect of our lives. 

Hrag Vartanian
Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder, Hyperallergic
this quote is excerpted from the foreword to
The Artist as Cultural Producer, edited by Sharon Louden

Yassi Mazandi in Residence: November 3, 2018 – February 19, 2019

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Yassi Mazandi in Residence
November 3, 2018 – February 19, 2019 – Extended!

Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation is pleased to announce a new exhibition project with Yassi Mazandi, our next Artist in Residence. One of the highlights of our fall program, Yassi Mazandi in Residence is curated by Frederick Janka, Executive Director, and will feature a selection of recent ceramic sculptures by the Iranian born and Los Angeles based artist. A new collection of works on paper will also be created on site as part of her residency and in partnership with the Turtle Conservancy. This will be the artist’s first institutional solo exhibition on the West Coast and promises to be a tour de force.

Important dates are listed below:

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 3, 2018, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Conversation with the Artist and Frederick Janka, Executive Director. Free and Open to the Public. Followed by a hosted reception

Artist Dinner: Saturday, November 3, 2018, 8:00 pm
Ticketed dinner celebrating the artist, $100 per person.

Workshop: Sunday, November 4, 2018, 11:00 am
Ceramics Workshop with Yassi Mazandi at Firestick Pottery, $250 per person, includes a light lunch.

The innovative strategies in Yassi’s studio practice have also inspired our programatic theme this fall of Learning the Wrong Way. As an artist that is constantly experimenting and challenging conventional approaches to learning, Yassi actively pushes the boundaries of how an artist should use material. For example, experimenting with self-defined modes of working with ceramics have led the artist to use paper porcelain to make amorphous and bulbous wheel-thrown pods. She has also developed an intuitive technique of hand carving clay over many weeks to produce intricate and otherworldly forms. Both examples of her technique will be featured in her exhibition.

We are grateful to the following for their support of Yassi Mazandi in Residence:

Lila & Dines Francese, Laurie & Marc Recordon, Yasmine & Sam Zodeh, Terry Zucker, and Absolute Framers

and our Residency partner: Turtle Conservancy

SOLD OUT

Contact:

Frederick Janka, Executive Director
fjanka@cgbfoundation.org, 805.633.9188

Image: (detail) Yassi Mazandi in her Studio Los Angeles by Tim Hailand

Happy 49th Birthday Carolyn!

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Today, June 26, 2018, we celebrate what would have been Carolyn’s 49th Birthday. Her art foundation lives on helping artists and education programs in her name. Please consider donating $49 today in honor of her memory and ongoing spirit.

Brian Calvin in Residence: May 26 – June 24, 2018

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Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation presents Brian Calvin in Residence

May 26 – June 24, 2018

Artwork Checklist

Easement
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 35 inches

Continuance
Acrylic on linen
24 x 18 inches

Three
Acrylic and pastel on panel
8 x 10 inches

Brian Calvin is a painter who lives and works in Ojai, California. He received his MFA from the School of The Art Institute of Chicago, and has been included in numerous exhibitions at galleries and institutions worldwide. Recent solo institutional exhibitions include Così fan tutte for the Gallery Met at the Met Opera in New York (2018); End of Messages at Le Consortium, Dijon, France, and Mu.ZEE, Osten, Belgium (2015). He was featured in the seminal 2002 painting exhibition Dear Painter, paint me, curated by Alison Gingeras, at Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France, and Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. His work has also been included in exhibitions at MOCA The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle; MCA San Diego, San Diego; Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway; PLATEAU, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea; CAPC Museé d’art Contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France, and Tate St Ives, St Ives, among many others.

For more information please contact:
Frederick Janka, fjanka@cgbfoundation.org or 805.633.9188.

Image: Installation view at Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation. Brian Calvin, Easement, 2018. Acrylic on canvas. Courtesy the Artist and Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation.

Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Art Prize 2018: Ry Rocklen

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Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation is pleased to announce the 2018 Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Art Prize winner, Ry Rocklen. The prize consists of a $10,000 unrestricted grant, a residency and an exhibition project, both in Ojai, California. The artist’s exhibition project, titled Pixievision, will be on view July 1 – September 4, 2018.

Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Art Prize Gala will take place on Saturday, June 30 at a private residence in Ojai. Tickets are available starting at $150 and will include a cocktail reception, chef’s dinner, and award ceremony. Tickets may be purchased online here or by contacting Frederick Janka, Executive Director at fjanka@cgbfoundation.org, or 805.633.9188. Proceeds benefit Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation’s residency & education programs.

Ry Rocklen lives and works in Los Angeles, where he was born in 1978. He has been the subject of solo exhibitions at galleries and institutions both stateside and abroad. His work is included in the collections of the Hammer Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He was featured in the 2012 iteration of Made in L.A., the Biennial exhibition at the Hammer Museum, the 2008 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and most recently featured in The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin at the Jewish Museum in New York, and L’Institut d’esthétique Dans le cadre de La Manutention at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.

Ry Rocklen in Residence: Pixievision, July 1 – September 4, 2018

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Ry Rocklen in Residence: Pixievision

The Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation is pleased to announce the exhibition project Ry Rocklen in Residence: Pixievision, curated by Frederick Janka, Executive Director. Ry Rocklen is the recipient of the 2018 Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Art Prize. Ry Rocklen in Residence: Pixievision will be on view July 1 – September 4, 2018, with a free and public reception to celebrate the exhibition on Saturday, June 30. Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation is currently open Monday – Wednesday, 11:00am to 5:00pm, and by appointment. Admission is free.

Ry Rocklen lives and works in Los Angeles, where he was born in 1978. He has been the subject of solo exhibitions at galleries and institutions both stateside and abroad. His work is included in the collections of the Hammer Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He was featured in the 2012 iteration of Made in L.A., the Biennial exhibition at the Hammer Museum, the 2008 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and most recently featured in The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin at the Jewish Museum in New York, and L’Institut d’esthétique Dans le cadre de La Manutention at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.

Sold Out! Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Art Prize Gala Saturday June 30, 2018

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Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Art Prize Gala 2018 Celebrating Ry Rocklen

Saturday, June 30, 2018
Cocktails: 6:00 pm
Chef’s Dinner & Award Ceremony: 7:00 pm
Silent Auction & Limited Edition Launch
Private Residence, Ojai

Proceeds benefit Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation’s residency & education programs.

Silent auction will feature artworks and unique art experiences.

Launch of a new limited edition ceramic artwork by Ry Rocklen.

For an additional donation guests are encouraged to participate in the full weekend of activities, which include:

Friday, June 29: VIP Preview Reception for Ry Rocklen in Residence: Pixievision at Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation, and Gut Friends at Porch Gallery Ojai, followed by a private dinner.

Sunday, July 1: Pixievision tour of Ojai, a unique artist guided bus tour of Ojai, expect the unexpected.

Ticket Levels:

Patron Ticket ($150, per guest)
Cocktail Reception, Chef’s Dinner, and Award Ceremony

VIP Sponsor Ticket ($500, for two guests)
Includes the above plus VIP Preview Reception and Dinner on Friday, June 29, Pixievision tour of Ojai on Sunday, July 1, and listed as Sponsor on all materials

Underwriter Ticket (s) ($1,000, for two guests)
Includes the above plus listed as Underwriter on all materials, and one Ry Rocklen limited edition ceramic artwork

$50 per person per ticket is not tax deductible.

This event is now sold out.

I am unable to attend and would like to make a donation:

To purchase tickets by email or phone please contact:

Frederick Janka, Executive Director
fjanka@cgbfoundation.org
805.633.9188

Brian Calvin in Conversation: Saturday May 26, 2018

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Brian Calvin in Conversation

 

Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation presents a public podcast with the artist Brian Calvin, in conversation with Frederick Janka, Executive Director. This event is free and open to the public.

Brian Calvin is a painter who lives and works in Ojai, California. He received his MFA from the School of The Art Institute of Chicago, and has been included in numerous exhibitions at galleries and institutions worldwide. Recent solo institutional exhibitions include Così fan tutte for the Gallery Met at the Met Opera in New York (2018); End of Messages at Le Consortium, Dijon, France, and Mu.ZEE, Osten, Belgium (2015). He was featured in the seminal 2002 painting exhibition Dear Painter, paint me, curated by Alison Gingeras, at Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France, and Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. His work has also been included in exhibitions at MOCA The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle; MCA San Diego, San Diego; Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway; PLATEAU, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea; CAPC Museé d’art Contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France, and Tate St Ives, St Ives, among many others.

For more information please contact:

Frederick Janka, fjanka@carolynglasoebaileyfoundation.org or 805.633.9188.

Image: Brian Calvin, Duet (with Chorus), 2018, acrylic on canvas, 56″ x 84″ Courtesy the Artist.