Janna Ireland in Conversation: Saturday, October 24, 2020

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You are invited to join us for a conversation with Los Angeles based photographer Janna Ireland this Saturday, October 24, at 5:00 PM PST / 8:00 PM EST.

Please click here to RSVP for this Zoom event

Janna Ireland was born in Philadelphia, but has chosen Los Angeles as her home. She holds an MFA from the UCLA Department of Art and a BFA from the Department of Photography and Imaging at NYU. Her work has been shown in solo exhibitions in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New Orleans, and Chicago, and in group exhibitions across the United States and internationally. She has been published in ApertureThe New YorkerHarper’sArt PapersVice, and The Los Angeles Times. Her first monograph, Regarding Paul R. Williams, was published by Angel City Press in 2020.

The Ojai Institute will present a solo exhibition project with Janna Ireland opening January 8, 2021, and on view through April 3, 2021. 

Janna Ireland’s first monograph, Regarding Paul R. Williams, is now available for purchase from The Ojai Institute Bookstore. Click here to learn more

Year One By Cole Sternberg: October 16 – December 31, 2020

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The Ojai Institute will present Year One starting October 16, 2020, an exhibition project by artist Cole Sternberg that will feature an installation on the exterior of our building and within the front window gallery, the launch of our new digital Family Art Experience Kits with a digital event program, and a site specific outdoor installation throughout the Ojai Valley using yard signs and poster interventions.

The Ojai Institute is the official education partner for The Free Republic of California, and the platform will offer first hand actionable engagement with the ideas and history presented by The Free Republic of California. Learn more by visiting www.TheFreeRepublicofCalifornia.com

We invite you to support Year One by making a purchase or by making a donation in any amount.

The Free Republic of California website launch: Tuesday, September 8, 2020

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Tuesday, September 8, 12:00 pm PST

Join a conversation with artist Cole Sternberg and Executive Director, Frederick Janka and celebrate the launch of The Free Republic of California website.

www.thefreerepublicofcalifornia.com

The site is complete with the plan for the nation, including a new structure of government, a historical review, a modern constitution, an entire national budget strategy, event information, visual presentations, and the Free Republic clothing line, featuring limited edition pieces hand-screened by the artist. The site also contains a digital library of newly drafted policy papers, agreements and treaties, as well as a historical archive. One can download Sternberg’s new California Constitution or read about the massacre of Indigenous people by Junipero Serra’s band of marauders. The website will function ahistorically to simultaneously take into account the gravity of California’s past, the absurdities of today, and the possibilities of tomorrow. It will exist as its own digital-being so that the Free Republic may live online as a blueprint for a movement.

Muna Malik in Conversation: Friday, August 7, 2020

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You are invited to join us for a live recording for the Ojai Institute Podcast. This virtual event will feature Los Angeles based artist Muna Malik in conversation with Frederick Janka, Executive Director, this Friday, August 7, at 5:00 pm PST / 8:00 pm EST.

Click to register!
Please note this will be a ZOOM meeting, not a typical webinar, and will be closed captioned.

Muna Malik is a multidisciplinary artist based in Los Angeles, California. Malik’s art practice is grounded in a pursuit to create cultural awareness and understanding. Her current work focuses on capturing poetic imagery and narratives of women of color and refugees. Malik lived in Minneapolis and started her art career at MCAD and the Northern Spark art festival. Her work has also been exhibited at Artworks Chicago and The University of Minnesota—Humphrey School of Public Affairs. She was the billboard artist for North Carolina for the “For Freedoms 50 State Initiative.” She recently completed exhibitions at the Band of Vices Gallery LA, Annenberg Space for Photography LA with Photoville, the International Center for Photography with “For Freedoms”, Soomaal House of Art in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and MOCA Geffen in Los Angeles, California. Her latest collage series was featured on vogue.com and i-D Magazine. Her ongoing series Blessing of the Boats, large scale and site responsive sculptures of origami shaped boats, will be unveiled this month in Battery Park, New York City, as part of LMCC River to River Festival, River To River 2020: Four Voices, and will then make its way to Governor’s Island after that. A forthcoming installation of Blessing of the Boats will take place with the Atkinson Gallery at Santa Barbara City College this fall. 

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.

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. 

Cole M James in Residence: 3 Movements: November 16, 2019 – February 29, 2020

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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.

Event Calendar:

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.

Quantity:Ticket Type:Amount:Description:
Dinner Ticket: Saturday, December 14100.00 USDTime: 6:00 pm. Join us for an artist led culinary experience exploring recipes from Ghana and Soul Food. Location: Private residence, Ojai
Your confirmation will be emailed after payment is complete

 

Lead Underwriter2500.00 USDLead Underwriters will be listed on all digital and print materials and receive invitations for two guests to each ticketed dinner, a limited edition print, and a limited edition scent designed for the exhibition.
Underwriter1000.00 USDUnderwriters will be listed on all digital and print materials and receive invitations for two guests to each ticketed dinner, and a limited edition print.
Patron500.00 USDPatrons will be listed on all digital and print materials and receive invitations for two guests to each ticketed dinner.
Your confirmation will be emailed after payment is complete

 

Or give any amount in support of Cole M James in Residence: 3 Movements

 

Visit:
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 fjanka@cgbfounation.org or by phone, 646.334.1006.