Artist & Ideas Festival

The 2020 Ojai Institute Artist & Ideas Festival has been canceled due to COVID-19. Dates for the 2021 Festival will be announced shortly. 

The 2019 Ojai Institute Artist & Ideas Festival took place Friday June 28 – Sunday June 30. Over the course of three days, The Ojai Institute Artist & Ideas Festival featured a daily panel discussion of respected artists, architects, and art professionals exploring the intersection of art and architecture in Southern California. These conversations explored three themes: Architecture for Artists, Architecture and Race, and Artists Looking at Architecture, all through the lens of our region.

These events are free and open to all.

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Panelist Biographies


Architecture for Artists
Friday, June 28 / 5:30 pm / Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts
Jamie G. Manné, Director, Kayne Griffin Corcoran
Fred Fisher, Founding Partner of FF&P
Troy Schaum, Partner, Schaum/Shieh
Kevin Wallace, Director, Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts

Architecture and Race
Saturday, June 29 / 10:30 am / Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation
Dr. Thomas Carrasco, Chair and Professor of American Ethnic Studies, Santa Barbara City College
Janna Ireland, Artist
Pilar Tompkins Rivas, Director, Vincent Price Museum of Art

Artists Looking at Architecture
Sunday, June 30 / 10:30 am / Porch Gallery Ojai
Julian Hoeber, Artist
Cole M James, Artist, Ojai Institute Artist in Residence
Mona Kuhn, Artist

Additional Ticketed Events to support the Ojai Institute Artist & Ideas Festival:

Welcome Dinner
Friday, June 28 / 7:30 pm / Tickets Available

Art Prize Gala
Saturday, June 29 / 6:00 pm / Sold Out

Artists’ Brunch & Studio Visit with Scott Johnson
Sunday, June 30 / 12:30 pm / Tickets Available