Brian Calvin in Conversation: Saturday May 26, 2018

Brian Calvin in Conversation


Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation presents a public podcast with the artist Brian Calvin, in conversation with Frederick Janka, Executive Director. This event is free and open to the public.

Brian Calvin is a painter who lives and works in Ojai, California. He received his MFA from the School of The Art Institute of Chicago, and has been included in numerous exhibitions at galleries and institutions worldwide. Recent solo institutional exhibitions include Così fan tutte for the Gallery Met at the Met Opera in New York (2018); End of Messages at Le Consortium, Dijon, France, and Mu.ZEE, Osten, Belgium (2015). He was featured in the seminal 2002 painting exhibition Dear Painter, paint me, curated by Alison Gingeras, at Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France, and Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. His work has also been included in exhibitions at MOCA The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle; MCA San Diego, San Diego; Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway; PLATEAU, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea; CAPC Museé d’art Contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France, and Tate St Ives, St Ives, among many others.

For more information please contact:

Frederick Janka, [email protected] or 805.633.9188.

Image: Brian Calvin, Duet (with Chorus), 2018, acrylic on canvas, 56″ x 84″ Courtesy the Artist.

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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Thomas Fire Artist Recovery Fund

The Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation and Porch Gallery Ojai are pleased to announce the Thomas Fire Artist Recovery Fund, a grassroots initiative to raise, match, and distribute unrestricted cash grants to members of the Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties’ creative communities seriously affected by the Thomas Fire.

The Thomas fire, which started on the evening of December 4th is now the fourth largest in California History and still active in Santa Barbara County. The first phase of the Thomas Fire Artist Recovery Fund is to gather more information about the impact the fire has had on our creative communities, as well as the scope of need. As members of the Ojai and Ventura communities are now being allowed back to assess the damage, we thought this would be a good time to begin reaching out to determine the scope of impact. At the end of 2017, we will determine a fundraising goal based on the information we gather. As we actively reach out with our existing networks, we ask that anyone who may be affected or know those affected to complete a very short questionnaire.

The second phase of the Thomas Fire Artist Recovery Fund will be two-fold: a matched fundraising campaign led by the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation, including a public program of free and ticketed events, and a fundraising art exhibition hosted by Porch Gallery Ojai featuring art works donated to benefit the Fund.
Please save the following dates for the Thomas Fire Artist Recovery Benefit Exhibition: February 1 – March 11, 2018. A public opening reception will be held on Saturday, February 3 from 5-7pm. Complete list of participating artists to be released in January 2018.
Frederick Janka, Executive Director, Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation

Link to questionnaire

Generation Art 2017: Featuring Ojai Valley High School Students


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
[email protected]

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