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.
Ojai Institute Presents Cruz Ortiz & Burnt Nopal En Vivo Holiday Happy Hour, Pop up & Art Crawl!
25% of proceeds benefit the Ojai Institute
Friday, December 13, 2019
3:00 – 6:00 pm Two locations in Ojai!
Found 203 Studio, 203 North Ventura Street Tala Design, 307 East Ojai Avenue
Drinks, bites, shopping
The Ojai Institute is an initiative of the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation and is a platform for engagement and learning that celebrates the unique vision of artists. At the heart of the Ojai Institute is an Artist in Residence program based in Ojai, in addition to a student education program, an exhibition program, an artist conversation series podcast, and the annual Artist & Ideas Festival. The Ojai Institute is committed to artists, and to free thought and dialog.
All are welcome to join us for a special event with artists Cassandria Blackmore and Ruth Pastine, in conversation with Frederick Janka, Executive Director. Both artists are currently featured in the exhibition XANADU at The Gallery at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, a satellite initiative.
Celebrate Downtown Santa Barbara First Thursday evening of art & culture with us!
This Thursday, December 7, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
The Gallery at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara
121 State St, Santa Barbara Conversation will begin promptly at 5:00 followed by exhibition tours and reception.
Cole M James in Residence: 3 Movements November 16, 2019 – February 29, 2020
The Ojai Institute, the artist centric initiative of the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation, is pleased to announce Cole M James in Residence: 3 Movements will open to all on Saturday, November 16, 2019 and continue through the end of February 2020. This dynamic artist residency, exhibition, and community engagement project will exist in three parts and over multiple sites throughout the Ojai Valley.
This project will inaugurate a new Artist in Residence Program at Oak Grove School. The school will host the artist on campus with both living and studio spaces, offering the unique opportunity for first hand student engagement. Additional partnerships with the Ojai Unified School District and Santa Barbara City College will offer deeper engagement opportunities with a broad spectrum of students in our region.
All are welcome to join us on Saturday, November 16 for a conversation with the artist for our Ojai Institute Podcast starting at 5:00 pm followed by an artist’s reception, and a ticketed artist’s dinner.
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 summer in Ghana, and an ongoing exploration of cross cultural ethnomedicinal knowledge especially as to how it relates to the female body.
In the artist’s own words:
There are truths to being African American, I will never know the language my ancestors or the traditions of their ancestors. This began my investigation into the unknown or rather an embrace of the unknowable and the ability to transcend the unknown into the imagined and the experiential. My intention is to embark on an imagined story of creation with a system of reactions centered on the sharing of hopefulness in experience as it coincides with memory.
Conceived in three parts, the first of which will be an installation of what the artist is calling Impossible Vessels featuring objects made in ceramic, glass, and paper. These works will be on view for the opening reception. Beginning in December, the exhibition will become augmented with both sound and scent sculptures as well as works from hands on art making student workshops, and a special artist led interactive culinary experience exploring connections between traditional African and American Soul Food recipes. In February, the third and final part of the project will feature a public conversation with the artist, joined by Sade Musa, herbalist (Roots of Resistance) and a special guest. The conversation will explore the roles of ethnomedicinal systems and its manifestations within the creative process.
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.
Image: Cole M James, Within A Universe, 2019, Digital Print. Courtesy the Artist.
Events take place at 248 South Montgomery Street in Ojai, unless otherwise noted.
Friday, November 15, 10:00am:
Cole M James Artist Lecture, all are welcome Off Site Location:
Humanities Building, Room 111, Santa Barbara City College, 721 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara
Saturday, November 16, 1:00 – 4:00pm:
Oak Grove All-School Showcase and Open House and Cole M James artist reception in the Main House of Oak Grove, all are welcome Off Site Location:
220 West Lomita Ave, Ojai
Saturday, November 16, 5:00pm:
Cole M James in Conversation for Ojai Institute Podcast, all are welcome
Saturday, November 16, 6:30pm: Cole M James in Residence: 3 Movements, Artist Reception, all are welcome
Saturday, November 16, 8:00pm:
Cole M James Artist Dinner, tickets available below, free for Ojai Institute Founder’s Circle level members and above.
Friday, December 6, 7:00 – 9:00pm:
Oak Grove High School Visual and Performing Arts Showcase featuring Cole M James Off Site Location:
220 West Lomita Ave, Ojai
Saturday, December 14, 6:00pm:
Cole M James Artist led culinary experience exploring recipes from Ghana and Soul Food, at a private residence in Ojai. Tickets available below.
Saturday, February 22, 2020, 5:00 – 7:00pm:
Panel Discussion: Cole M James, Sade Musa, and special guest, all are welcome.
Additional events to be announced.
Or give any amount in support of Cole M James in Residence: 3 Movements
Ojai Institute and the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation
248 South Montgomery Street
Ojai, CA 93023
Thursday – Saturday, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm daily, and by appointment
For more information please contact Frederick Janka, Executive Director, by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone, 646.334.1006.
Please join us as we celebrate our student artists!
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 12, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Gallery will remain open until 5:00 pm.
Gallery Hours during the exhibition:
Saturday, October 12: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday, October 24: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday, October 25: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, October 26: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday, October 31: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm – Costumes encouraged! Candy for kids!
Friday, November 1: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, November 2: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
And by appointment. Please contact Frederick Janka, Executive Director, email@example.com, 646.334.1006
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.
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.