Generation Art 2017: Featuring Ojai Valley High School Students

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Headline: Generation Art, 2017 – A Group Exhibition Featuring Local
Ojai Students

Show Dates: November 17, 2017 – December 17, 2017

Photo: Finn Keilty, Untitled, 2017

Ojai, CA, November 8, 2017

Porch Gallery – Ojai and the Carolyn GlasoeBailey Foundation present
Generation Art 2017, the fourth annual group exhibition featuring local
Ojai student artists: Caymin Ellspermann (Besant Hill School), Zela
Henderson (Ojai Valley School), Finn Keilty (The Thacher School),
Sarame Sahgal (Oak Grove School), and Arley Sakai (Nordhoff High
School). The exhibition will be Co-curated by Fliss Francese (Oak
Grove School)

Four years ago, Porch Gallery Directors Heather Stobo and Lisa Casoni
conceived of the show as a way to teach beginning artists the
complete process of editing, presenting and marketing their work. The
students are exhibiting and selling their artwork for the first time at a
commercial gallery. To educate the students in the process, each
student is required to work with the gallery directors to edit their work
into a cohesive body that is consistent in both theme and style. After
the editing process is complete, the students must write an artist’s
statement, promote the show, attend the opening and be prepared to
discuss their work. In short, the students are required to perform all
the duties of a professional artist.

According to Lisa Casoni, “Our first show was such an enormous
success, that we decided to make it a yearly event. It was a treat to see
how impressed the community was with the quality of work. We
wanted to show the students the importance of taking the final steps in
completing their artwork – that the process doesn’t stop with the last
stroke of ink, drop of paint or when the final photo is printed. We were
delighted that, with just a little guidance, the students were performing
like seasoned professionals…but without the attitude.”

“Generation Art, 2017” will be at the Carolyn GlasoeBaileyFoundation
November 17, 2017 – December 17, 2017
The Carolyn GlasoeBailey Foundation is located at 248 S. Montgomery,
Unit A, in Ojai. For more information please go to or


Lisa Casoni
Porch Gallery – Ojai

Wallpaper Magazine: Art angel: Porch Gallery opens an inaugural group show in honor of Carolyn GlasoeBailey

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Though it doesn’t translate exactly into English, the Finnish word sisu might be the best way to describe the late Minnesota-born gallerist, curator and art advisor Carolyn GlasoeBailey. ‘Sisu means stoic, determination, grit, bravery, guts, resilience and heartiness, expressing the historic self-identified Finnish national character,’ says Lila Glasoe Francese, Carolyn’s sister, reading from a Wikipedia listing on her iPhone. She’s sitting in the parlor room of Ojai’s Thacher House bed and breakfast, at the VIP dinner inaugurating the Carolyn GlasoeBailey Foundation, of which Glasoe Francese is president. ‘They say that Finnish women have sisu and she did.’ – Read more at Wallpaper Magazine

Flaunt Magazine: Fierce Generosity, The Carolyn GlasoeBailey Memorial Exhibition

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The Carloyn GlasoeBailey Foundation’s Fierce Generosity memorial exhibit is presented in collaboration with Porch Gallery Ojai. To honor Carolyn Glasoe’s contributions to the art world, this exhibition will feature the works of over 35 artists that were influenced and impacted by GlasoeBailey’s career, including Sanford Biggers, Enoc Perez, Ry Rocklen, Sterling Ruby, Melanie Schiff, and Xaviera Simmons. – Continue reading on

Huffington Post: New Art Foundation in Ojai Bears Fruit through LA’s Art Expansion

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As Los Angeles’ art scene becomes more internationalized with mega galleries from London to Berlin to Manhattan setting up tentpoles throughout, not to mention the new trust fund galleries of limitless wealth saturating the city with weekly calendars choked of world class exhibitions, it’s no surprise that the city’s influence will spread. Like rolling wild fires to Orange County to Palm Desert to Lancaster, it’s only appropriate a small nestled town of Ojai reaps the new zeitgeist. Just south of Santa Barbara and near the coast of Ventura, Ojai is known as a Shangra La, an oasis of relaxing and healing. Its spas are legendary. What Ojai has in abundance (healthy living, great food, gentle lifestyle) they lack in commercialization. There’s no Starbucks, no fast food, no Gap, no Tiffany’s, and no contemporary art scene like Palm Springs, Laguna beach, La Jolla, and perhaps, Costa Mesa. -Continue Reading on Huffington Post.

Santa Barbara Independent: Carolyn GlasoeBailey Memorial Exhibit at Porch ‘Fierce Generosity’ Celebrates Life of Art Dealer GlasoeBailey

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AN HOMAGE: Alec Soth’s photo “Brittany, France, 2007” (above) is just one of the pieces by various artists in the show Fierce Generosity, a memorial to Carolyn GlasoeBailey, who was known for forwarding the careers of emerging and mid-career visual artists.

While you may not immediately recognize her name, if you follow contemporary art in Santa Barbara, you’ve felt the influence of the late Carolyn GlasoeBailey, the art dealer and former Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) board chair who died in November 2015 after battling glioblastoma brain cancer. GlasoeBailey was only 46 when she died, and she leaves behind not only her husband, Chris Bailey, but also her 9-year-old son, Matson West Bailey, and many friends, artists, and clients who will miss her vitality, self-assurance, and aesthetic judgment very much. As part of the process of grieving for a woman who was by all accounts an extraordinarily positive force in the contemporary art world, and as a way of moving forward with her legacy, her family has established a foundation in her honor. This exhibit, Fierce Generosity at Porch Gallery in Ojai, continues GlasoeBailey’s work in forwarding the careers of emerging and mid-career artists, and fulfills her wish that this work be carried on after her passing. -Continue Reading on Santa Barbara Independent