BAILA–Otis Roundtable Convened 7/29/13

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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.

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BAILA-Karen Atkinson Getting Your Sh*t Together Workshop Convened 3/18/13

BAILA – Karen Atkinson GYST Rountable 18 March 2013, Los Angeles, CA

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Karen Atkinson, artist/educator/curator/CalArts professor, led a Getting Your Sh*t Together (GYST) workshop for BAILA on Monday, March 18, 2013 at the St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Los Angeles, CA. Thirty-one people were in attendance to learn, from Karen, useful tools and alternative methods to propel their visual arts careers forward.

Karen spoke on the differences between “vertical” and “horizontal” artists, and on the possibility of being a hybrid of the two. The moral of the three hour-long lesson was to “find your audience” and to “do the work.” Karen sold-out copies of her book, Getting Your Sh*t Together: A Professional Practices Manual for Artists, which is a 373 page volume full of invaluable information and resources for visual artists.

This marked the seventh 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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KAREN ATKINSON LINKS:

Getting You Sh*t Together Website (books & software available for purchase): http://www.gyst-ink.com/index.php

Karen’s Key Note Talk on TED: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IehUM7XxJNU

Karen’s Artist Website: http://karenatkinsonstudio.org/?page_id=14

Karen’s CalArts Faculty Page: http://directory.calarts.edu/node/939

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