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.
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
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.
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