BAILA Zines 1 and 2 Printed and Distributed

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BAILA Zine 2 Launch Party organized by artist Kathie Foley-Meyer (1st from left) at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Hollywood, CA, March 20, 2016

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Artists Mark Steven-Greenfield (left) and Adrienne DeVine (right) at BAILA Zine 2 Launch Party, organized by artist Kathie Foley-Meyer at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Hollywood, CA, March 20, 2016

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BAILA Zine 2 Launch Party. Left to Right: Zeal Harris, Duane Paul, Cole Jupiter James, J Michael Walker, Tendai Nyachoto. March 20, 2016, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Hollywood, CA. Exhibition in background is Micol Hebron’s Gallery Tally Poster Project on Gender Inequity in the Art World.

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Artist Kathie Foley-Meyer, editor of BAILA Zine 2, at Los Angeles Art Book Fair 2016 in which BAILA Zine 2 was available for purchase at the LACE table. February 13, 2015, Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) Los Angeles

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Artist Lili Bernard (BAILA founder) was a panelist in the Black Lives Matter Panel Discussion on the Art of Movement Building at Los Angeles Book Fair 2016 at Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA Los Angele) in which the BAILA Zine was available for purchase, Feb 13, 2015. Left to right: Mervyn Marcano, Patrisse Khan Cullors (Black Lives Matter co-founder), Damon Davis, Erin Christovale, Le Keisha Leek, Lili Bernard, Tanya Lucia Bernard (Black Lives Matter Director of Arts & Culture) 

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Front Cover of BAILA Zine 2 The Code Issue edited by artist Kathie Foley-Meyer. Click here for a PDF of the entire magazine.

Kathie Foley Meyer Meeting

BAILA planning meeting for launching of BAILA Zine 2, edited by artist Kathie Foley-Meyer. Left to Right: Adrienne DeVine, Lili Bernard, Steven J. Brooks, Kathie Foley-Meyer, Lisa Diane Wedgeworth, Brenda Williams, June Edmonds, Vincent Johnson. May 6, 2015, Kathie Foley-Meyer residence, Los Angeles, CA.

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BAILA planning meeting for Launch of BAILA Zine 2, edited by Kathie Foley Meyer. Left to Right: Brenda Williams, June Edmonds, Vincent Johnson, Lisa Diane Wedgeworth. May 6, 2015, Kathie Foley-Meyer residence, Los Angeles, CA.

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BAILA planning meeting for launching of BAILA Zine 2, edited by artist Kathie Foley-Meyer (right). Artists Steven J. Brooks is left. May 6, 2015, Kathie Foley-Meyer residence, Los Angeles, CA.

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BAILA planning meeting for launching of BAILA Zine 2, edited by Kathie Foley-Meyer. Left to Right: Brenda Williams, June Edmonds, Vincent Johnson.

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BAILA planning meeting for launching of BAILA Zine 2, edited by Kathie Foley-Meyer. Adrienne Devine (left) and Lili Bernard (right). May 6, 2015, Kathie Foley-Meyer residence, Los Angeles, CA

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Steven J. Brooks (right), artist/editor of BAILA Zine 1 mans BAILA Table with artists Jane Castillo (seated) and Vincent Johnson (standing) at Blk Grrrl Book Fair, March 7, 2015, L.A.

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BAILA table (against the white wall) at Blk Grrrl Book Fair 2015, selling BAILA Zine 1 edited by artist Steven J. Brooks (seated purple shirt). March 7, 2015, Cielo Galleries, Los Angeles, CA.

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BAILA Zine 1, edited by artist Steven J. Brooks for sale at the Blk Grrrl Book Fair 2015. Click here for a PDF of the whole BAILA Zine 1.

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Blk Grrrl Book Fair 2015 panel discussion, Cielo Galleries, Los Angeles, March 7, 20015. Standing far left is BAILA member Teka Lark who co-organized the book fair. The book fair featured a solo show of artwork by BAILA founder Lili Bernard.

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Blk Grrrl Book Fair 2015 organizer/BAILA member Teka Lark (standing). Panelist left to right are Lisa Teasley, Lili Bernard (BAILA founder) and Natashia Deón. March 7, 2015, Cielo Galleries, Los Angeles, CA.  Click here for an LA Weekly article on the fair.

BAILA Meeting Nov 14 2014

BAILA planning meeting for launching of BAILA Zine 1, edited by artist Steven J. Brooks. Left to right BAILA members Glen Wilson, Brenda Williams, Chelle Barbour. Derrick Maddox and Teka Lark. November 14, 2014, Lili Bernard Art Studio, Los Angeles, CA

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BAILA planning meeting for launching of BAILA Zine 1, edited by artist Steven J. Brooks. Left to right Teka Lark, Steven J. Brooks, Dr. Carole Jordan Harris, Vincent Johnson. Nov 14, 2014, Lili Bernard Art Studio, Los Angeles, CA

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BAILA planning meeting for launching of BAILA Zine 1, edited by artist Steven J. Brooks. Left to Right Lisa Diane Wedgeworth, J Michael Walker, Jim Starks Jr. Nov 14, 2014, Lili Bernard Art Studio, Los Angeles, CA

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BAILA planning meeting for launching of BAILA Zine 1, edited by artist Steven J. Brooks. Left to Right: Lili Bernard and Daughter Zion, Adrienne DeVine, Kathie Foley-Meyer. Nov. 14, 2014. Lili Bernard Art Studio, Los ANgeles, CA

BAILA-Getty Museum & Research Inst. Roundtable Convened 11/4/2014

Video by Michael Blaze

All Photos by Marlene Pickard

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Left to right artists Artis Lane, Samella Lewis and Lili Bernard (BAILA Founder and roundtable organizer) entering the BAILA-Getty Roundtable discussion, November 4, 2014, Getty Museum and Research Institute.

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BAILA: Black Artists in Los Angeles at the Getty for the BAILA-Getty Roundtable, November 4, 2014

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Left to Right: artists Nzuji de Magalhaes, Lili Bernard, Duane Paul and Zeal Harris. BAILA-Getty Roundtable, November 14, 2014, Getty Museum & Research Institute

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Introduction of the Directors and Curators (seated against the wall) of the Getty Research Museum & Institute. Standing is BAILA founder and roundtable organizer, artist Lili Bernard.

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Getty Museum & Research Institute Directors and Curators at the BAILA-Getty Roundtable, November 4, 2014

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Getty Museum & Research Directors and Curators at the BAILA-Getty Roundtable, November 4, 2014

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BAILA at CAAM’s Board of Directors Meeting, Sep. 19, 2014

BAILA at California African American Museum's (CAAM's) September 19, 2014 Board of Director's meeting.

BAILA at California African American Museum’s (CAAM’s) September 19, 2014 Board of Directors meeting, thanks to he invitation of CAAM board member, Joseph C. Phillips . Artist Toni Scott is at the mic.  Twenty-one (21) BAILA members were present. It was a great turnout for such a short notice. In attendance were Vincent Johnson, Toni Scott, Derrick Maddox, Lavialle Campbell, J Michael Walker, Noni Olabisi, Michael Massenburg, Rosalyn Myles, Glen Wilson, Yrneh Gabon, Eve Kemp, Steven J. Brooks, Lisa Diane Wedgeworth, Lena Cole Dennis and Friend, Karien Zachery, Keith Mikell, Nicola Goode, Lili Bernard, Donna M. Angers, Liz Gordon. It appears that we comprised the majority of the public present.

Some of the BAILA members present at CAAM's September 19, 2014 Board of Directors meeting.

Some of the BAILA members present at CAAM’s September 19, 2014 Board of Directors meeting. Our hope is to act as agents of positive change as CAAM transitions to new leadership. Left to right foreground: Toni Scott, Lili Bernard, Steven J. Brooks, Lavielle Campbell, Michael Massenburg and Rosalyn Miles.

Slideshow of BAILA AT CAAM’S September 19, 2014 Board of Directos Meeting (included are photos of artists Yrneh Gabon Brown and Eve Kemp giving us a talking tour of their solo exhibitions currently on display at CAAM)

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Lili Bernard (BAILA Founder) Meets with the Getty Museum for the Planning of the Upcoming BAILA-Getty Roundtable

Getty Museum Restaurant, September 17, 2014. Discussing the upcoming BAILA rountdable with the Getty Museum and Getty Research Institute: (L-R) Thomas Kren (Associate Director for Collections, Getty Museum), Lili Bernard (BAILA Organizer), John A. Giurini (Assistant Director for Public Affairs, Getty Museum), Virginia Heckert (Curator, Dept. of Photographs, Getty Museum).

Getty Museum Restaurant, September 17, 2014. Discussing the upcoming BAILA roundtable with the Getty Museum and Getty Research Institute: (L-R) Thomas Kren (Associate Director for Collections, Getty Museum), Lili Bernard (BAILA Organizer), John A. Giurini (Assistant Director for Public Affairs, Getty Museum), Virginia Heckert (Curator, Dept. of Photographs, Getty Museum).

Micro-Aggressions of Racism in Academia Roundtable Convened 4/27/2014

This roundtable, entitled Micro-Aggressions of Racism in Academia, addressed the climate of racism in academia across the board, including in art school, curatorial practices graduate school, medical school and law school.  The roundtable occurred on Sunday, April 27, 2014 as part of the MFA Thesis Exhibition in Public Practice, of Otis graduate student, Lili Bernard, BAILA founder.  The event occurred at the Leimert Park Vision Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.

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Panelists Holly Tempo (visual artist-professor, Otis), Derrick Maddox (visual artist, MFA CalArts), Chelle Barbour (Curator, MA USC), Lili Bernard (visual artist-organizer), Dr. Carole Jordan-Harris (Ob-Gyn-Surgeon-Board of Directors Drew University Medical School), Dr. Roberto Vargas (Physician-Professor, UCLA Medical School), Ronald Robertson (law student UCLA) and Brittany Gibson, Esq (UCLA Law School Grad). Moderated by Zeal Harris (visual artist, MFA Otis). Guests included Dorit Cypis, Renee Petropoulos, John Tai, Karen Moss, Teka-Lark Flemming, Maria Gil, J Michael Walker, Alitash Kebede, Lena Cole Dennis, Katie Loughmiller, Alle, Jose Rodriguez, Lester Grant, Maria Gil, Raksha Parekh, Ruben Hornillo, Fernando Perez, and Carol Zou among dozens of others.

PANELIST in BAILA Roundtable on MICRO-AGGRESSIONS OF RACISM IN ACADEMIA

HOLLY TEMPO is a visual artist and an Associate Professor of Fine Arts at Otis College of Art & Design. She received her MFA from Claremont Graduate University and her BA from Pitzer College.

Holly has exhibited in San Bernardino County Museum of Art, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Frumkin/Duval Gallery, Miller/Durazo, Andrew Shire, POST, Kohn Turner, Self-Help Graphics & Art, Huntington Beach Art Center, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Irvine Fine Arts Center, LACMA’s Leo S. Bing Center, and LACE; and internationally in France, Great Britain, The Netherlands, Spain, Central America, Israel and India.

She is a recipient of grants from the Pollock Krasner Foundation, Artist’s Fellowship Inc. and Change Inc. Holly has been reviewed and interviewed in the in LA Times, Coagula Art Journal, Artscene, Artweek, LA Weekly, Sculpture Magazine, Huffington Post, Art Slant, and Flavor Pill.

“I engage with dysfunctional spaces in society and use the language of abstraction to process my experience. This has been fueled in the last couple of years by my status as a resident of Inglewood, who traverses a variety of communities in my daily travels.”

DERRICK MADDOX “Do words have meaning or do people bring meaning to words? “ This is the very question Los Angeles based conceptual artist, Derrick Maddox asks the viewer in his varied creative expressions exploring the symbolic nature of language. Since his childhood, Mr. Maddox has always asked himself, “Why does miscommunication occur”. It seemed that miscommunication happened everywhere; between cultures; between sexes; between races; and even between individuals. It was only after his undergraduate studies at UCSD, that Mr. Maddox realized there was a “glitch in the matrix”, a space that existed between thought and language, a space which Mr. Maddox has termed “the void”.  Derrick Maddox’s diverse art practices are the physical representations of the unspeakable (I.e. the “void”). The “void” is the space where language as a construct is limited or partially breaks down in the communication of thoughts or ideas between sender and receiver.

Derrick Maddox received his B.A. in communication from UCSD, and his M.F.A. from Cal Arts. A poet, a musician, plus performing and visual artist, the emerging Derrick Maddox has left the art world in a virtual tailspin. Through his diverse, provocative, cutting edge, and critically acclaimed artworks, Mr. Maddox seeks to redefine the notion of art. Derrick envisions his work as a social tool, rather than a commodity; a tool to open up discussion, revolving around a plethora of social issues.  Mr. Maddox believes there are no “right or wrong” answers, but feels that ongoing conversations around these issues are the keys to recovery.

CHELLE BARBOUR holds a Bachelor of Arts in digital media and fine arts, and a Master of Arts in Art History and Curatorial Practices from University of Southern California.  The focus of Chelle’s graduate work was Cuban contemporary art, history and critical theory. The completion of her field research in Havana, Cuba, resulted in a published thesis The Performance of Memory and Ritual: Selected Works by Ana Mendieta and Tania Bruguera. Chelle is currently working on curatorial projects, which include Madame B, (Mieke Bal, cultural theorist) and The Stuart Hall Project (John Akomfrah).

CAROLE JORDAN-HARRIS, M.D., M.S., is an attending physician of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in private practice at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Jordan-Harris is also the former Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science.  Her academic achievements include a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree from Howard University.  She earned her medical degree from the University of California at Irvine where she was both Class President for two of the four years as well as the devoted single parent of three young daughters.

Dr. Jordan-Harris’ main clinical and research interests include adolescent gynecology, urogynecology, breast and cervical cancer education, menopause, domestic violence and international health. Her grant from the National Committee of Quality Assurance/CMA Foundation/The California Endowment studied Sexually Transmitted Diseases- Testing, Education, and Prevention in Diverse Populations of Women in Southern California. She also presented at the CA HPV Vaccine Summit in Sacramento. As a local and international guest lecturer, she lectures at rural and major hospitals in South and West Africa. She has lead numerous medical missions providing education as well as free medications and surgeries to very grateful patients. Dr. Jordan-Harris was instrumental in establishing a state-of-the-art teaching hospital in Nigeria.

Advisor to several African governments and numerous international, national, and local organizations. In Nigeria, her direct involvement with the Governor caused the establishment of a “state of the arts” Teaching Hospital at which she performs surgery.  The Igbo people of Imo State in Nigeria bestowed on Dr. Jordan-Harris a chieftaincy title, an honor never bestowed on an American woman.  She was made a tribal chief for her efforts to bring Western medical practices to Africa and her dedication to studying how traditional African medical practices can benefit Western medicine. She has lectured for several healthcare programs for rural and major hospitals in South Africa and West Africa. She maintains active leadership and membership in several boards and professional organizations and continues her service on the Cedars-Sinai Bioethics Committee since 2006. Dr Jordan-Harris has been honored for her work with battered women and is the recipient of Congressional recognition for her community services, numerous African humanitarian awards, and Distinguished Physician awards from organizations and universities.

Dr. Jordan-Harris feels her greatest personal achievement is raising her three daughters all of whom are successful professional women, married to successful, professional men, and each raising three amazing children.

ROBERTO VARGAS, M.D., M.P.H. is an Associate Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research (GIM-HSR) at the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Associate Professor Medical Sciences Institute, Charles Drew University, and an Associate Natural Scientist at the RAND Corporation. Roberto is currently conducting community partnered research efforts to develop interventions to reduce disparities in kidney disease, cancer and social determinants of health this includes employing a novel approach to CBPR developed by South Los Angeles community members and researchers from Charles Drew University and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.  This approach creates a four step framework for community-academic partnered research: 1) identifying a shared public health problem 2) convening stakeholder groups 3) exchange of knowledge through conferences and then 4) development of work groups from the conferences that expand the pool of community level participants who will contribute to developing action plans and interventions. Roberto has described the use of these methods for his recent work on chronic kidney disease in the manuscript in Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease. He also applies these methods to his recent work with UCLA colleague Dr. Arleen Brown and the Los Angeles Urban League on a California Endowment funded project examining the health conditions in a 70-block area of South Los Angeles. Roberto has led the part of this effort that applies the above mentioned CBPR four-step process to their work with residents of this area. He also conducts similar efforts for cancer disparities, serving as the academic co-leader of the NCI funded UCLA and Charles Drew University U54 Partnership for Cancer Research, Prevention and Control’s community core.

Roberto received his B.B in History & Sociology of Science from University of Pennsylvania, his M.D. from Jefferson Medical College, and did his residency at Yale Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program. He received his MPH from Harvard School of Public Health.

RONALD ROBERTSON  is a current UCLA Law Student with a background in finance and legal studies in business, pursuing a specialization in critical race studies. Growing up in southern Louisiana, Ronald has had significant experience with race and enjoys exploring the intersectional complexities inherent in any race/class/gender discussion. Ronald hopes that the awareness raised through the “33″ video will initiate a valuable dialogue that can shape attitudes and policies within the broader academic community.”

BRITANNY GIBSON is a California attorney and graduate of UCLA School of Law’s Class of 2012. Prior to law school, Brittany graduated magna cum laude from UCLA with a Bachelors degree in Communication Studies. Believing that equal access to education is of paramount significance, Brittany has been a mentor and tutor for dozens of students at Morningside High School, Inglewood High School and Dorsey High School. She has also served as a mentor through the UCLA Law Fellows Program and the UCLA Academic Advancement Program. Brittany believes wholeheartedly in devoting effort to addressing the needs and experiences of students of color at every level, including the post-graduate realm.

ZEAL HARRIS (moderator of BAILA roundtable) is a visual artist and received her MFA from Otis College of Art and Design.

“While enrolled at UCLA’s Graduate Film School, I took a painting class for non-majors and was delighted to find that after many years of searching and trying to become a writer, I had finally developed a voice that put depth behind my nominal artistic abilities. I found that my voice came to me as narrative art. I developed a preference for telling stories and revealing daily life moments through painting.

“I left film school before graduating, and for two years after, worked as an Art Consultant/Salesperson in two boutique galleries in Los Angeles. During that time, I worked on developing an art portfolio that gained my admission into the Graduate School at Otis College of Art & Design. Going to art school was extremely challenging socially and spiritually. Despite the difficulties, I received an MFA in Studio Art in 2007. As a further example of my art education, Row Dowell, Chair of the Grad Program at Otis, awarded me a scholarship to attend a Narrative Painting class taught by Melissa Miller at Anderson Ranch in the summer of 2007. While in was in the program, Roy also assisted me in taking my first art research trip – a trip to explore and investigate the state of New Orleans Post Katrina, a trip which was like a life rite for me. A trip that I am still processing and trying to figure out how I will make a series of art!”

BAILA-Mat Gleason Roundtable Convened 9/9/2013

A roundtable between BAILA and famed L.A. art critic/curator/gallery owner, Mat Gleason, occurred on Monday, September 9, 2013, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Los Angeles, C.A. The topic of discussion was Navigating the Art World Outside of the Bubble of Academia.

Mat Gleason is the founder and editor of Coagula Art Journal (www.coagula.com). He is also the owner of Coagula Curatorial art gallery in Chinatown Los Angeles, CA, and blogs for the Huffington Post.

In attendance at the meeting, were 36 people: Adah Glenn, Adrienne DeVine, Artis Lane. Brenda Williams, Carol Zou, Carole Jordan-Harris, MD, Chelle Barbour, Derrick Maddox, Dianne Pitts, Donna Angers, Duane Paul, George Evans, Gregory Pitts, Ingrid Elburg, J. Michael Walker, Karien Zackery, Keith Mikell, Kenneth Beavers, Kenturah Davis, Khamira Pitts, Greg Pitts, Lavialle Campbell, Lili Bernard, Mat Gleason, Michael Massenburg, Milton Loupe, MonaLisa Whitaker, Ngene Mwaura, Raksha Parekh, Shelly Bruce, Stan Bruce, Steven J. Brooks, Suzi Moon, Toni Scott, Veronica Lucas, Yrneh Gabon Brown, and Zeal Harris (by private video chat)

Click here to view a SLIDESHOW of the event:

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BAILA–Otis Roundtable Convened 7/29/13

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Click here to view the slide show.

A roundtable between BAILA (Black Artists in Los Angeles) and Otis College of Art and Design convened Monday, July 29, 2013, 10:00 a.m. -12:45 p.m. on Otis’ main campus. The topic of discussion was the role of academia in the main stream art world as it pertains to Black artists.

Fifty (50) people were in attendance: Ale McGrew, Allison Agsten, Andre Ajibade, Annetta Kapon, Artis Lane, Brooke Randolph, Carole Jordan-Harris MD, Carol Branch PhD, Clint Johnson, Consuelo Velasco Montoya, David Clark, Diane Pitts & Daughter, Dondei Dean, Donna Angers, Duane Paul, Ed Schoenberg, George Evans, Glen Wilson, Gregory Pitts, Hillary Jaynes, Holly Tempo, Ingrid Elburg, Jean De Bassecour, Jeseca Dawson, Jill Moniz, Jim Starks Jr, June Edmonds, Karien Zachery, Kenneth Beavers, Kevin Tidmore, Laura Daroca, Lili Bernard, Lisa C. Soto, Meg Linton, Michael Massenburg, MonaLisa Whitaker, Nathalie Sanchez, Nicola Goode and Son, Renee Potropoulos, Rhonda Purdom, Shefali Mistry, Stanley Bruce, Steven J. Brooks, Suzanne Lacy, Teresa Flores, Toni Scott, Ulysses Jenkins, Zeal Harris.

PANELISTS

OTIS FACULTY

Consuelo Velasco Montoya, Program Coordinator and Professor of Graduate Public Practice

Holly Tempo, Visual Artist, Professor of Painting

Renee Petropoulus, Visual Artist, Professor of Graduate Fine Arts

Suzanne Lacy, Visual Artist, Department Head and Professor of Graduate Public Practice

OTIS BAILA ALUMNI

Ulysses Jenkins (Otis MFA 1979 Studio Art), Visual Artist, Professor of Studio Art, University of California, Irvine

Zeal Harris (Otis MFA 2007 Studio Art), Visual Artist

Donna Angers (Otis BFA 2007 Studio Art), Visual Artist

Rhonda Purdom (Otis BFA 2013 Studio Art), Visual Artist, Maltz Gallery Getty Intern

CURRENT OTIS STUDENT

Lili Bernard (Otis MFA 2014 Public Practice), Artist – BAILA Founder/Organizer

OTIS OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

Ed Schoenberg, Special Assistant to the President for Student Success

OTIS STUDENT AFFAIRS

Dr. Carol Branch, Director of Student Research Center and Lecturer in Cultural, Studies/Folklore

OTIS ALUMNI RELATIONS & ADVANCEMENT

Laura Daroca (Otis MFA 2003), Director of Alumni Relations

Shefali Mistry, Alumni Relations and Advancement Coordinator

OTIS’ BEN MALTZ GALLERY

Meg Linton, Director of Galleries and Exhibitions

Jeseca Dawson (Otis MFA 2012 Public Practice), Visual Artist, Ben Maltz Gallery 2012/14 Curatorial Fellow

Rhonda Purdom (Otis BFA 2013 Fine Arts), Visual Artist, Maltz Gallery Getty Intern

OTIS ADMISSIONS

Brooke Randolph, Assistant Dean of Admissions

This marked the eighth BAILA roundtable. The first BAILA roundtable was in December of 2011. Art Organizations participating in BAILA roundtables have included Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Hammer Museum UCLA, California African American Museum, Watts Towers Arts Center Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Watts House Projects, Golden State Mutual Legacy Foundation, and GYST.

To view slide shows and videos of BAILA roundtables, click here.