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

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
[email protected]

Ruth Pastine in Residence: March 15 – May 20, 2018

Ruth Pastine in Residence

The Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation is pleased to announce the organization’s inaugural exhibition project Ruth Pastine in Residence, curated by Frederick Janka, Executive Director. Currently located in a 1,000 square foot storefront in downtown Ojai, the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation will present an intimate experience for visitors to view a single minimalist color field painting by Ruth Pastine titled Blue Orange 1-S4848 (Blue Deep), Interplay Series, 2013. Also on view will be a selection of the artist’s most recent works on paper created during her residency. Ruth Pastine in Residence will be on view March 15 – May 14, 2018, with a free and public conversation with the artist on April 7 at 4:00pm, immediately followed by a free and public reception to celebrate the exhibition until 7:00pm. Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation is currently open Monday – Wednesday, 11:00am to 5:00pm, and by appointment. Admission is free.

Ruth Pastine received her B.F.A. from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York City, and upon graduating was awarded an independent residency grant to the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She received her M.F.A. from Hunter College of the City University of New York. In 2014, Ruth Pastine had her first museum survey exhibition entitled: Attraction: 1993-2013 at MOAH Museum of Art and History Lancaster with exhibition catalog essays by Donald Kuspit and Peter Frank. In 2015, she opened Present Tense: Paintings and Pastel Works on Paper 2010-2015 at the CAM Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard. Pastine’s works are included in the permanent collections of SFMOMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (on view in Between Two Worlds, Art of California through March 4, 2018); MCASD Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; MOAH Museum of Art and History Lancaster, Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, among others. Ruth Pastine lives and works in Southern California.

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

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

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

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

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